Donald J. Banfield

Donald J. “Red” Banfield, 88, of Dubuque, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at his home with his wife by his side.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until 10:15 am on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at Cathedral of St. Raphael.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Donald will be at 10:30 am on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at Cathedral of St. Raphael with Father Dennis Quint as the Celebrant. Burial will be at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Full military honors will be rendered by the American Legion Post #104.

Red was born May 27, 1935, in Cuba City, WI, the son of Andrew and Margaret (Swift) Banfield. He was united in marriage to Jayne M. Kaiser at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sinsinawa, WI.

Red was an entrepreneur where he owned and operated Banfield Brothers Trucking, Mac Tools, and ServiceMaster by Banfield. Red was a member of the Dubuque Golf and Country Club. He spent many hours meticulously manicuring his LAWN. He also enjoyed spending time playing poker with friends, old and new. Red also enjoyed traveling to Switzerland, many European countries, and throughout the United States with his family and close friends.

Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Jayne of Dubuque; three children, Klint (Theresa) Banfield of Dubuque; Jason Banfield of Seymour, MO; Nadine (Mike) DeBoer of Tampa, FL; two grandchildren, Jesse Banfield and Taylor Banfield; one brother, Mike Banfield of Dubuque; two sisters, Sandra Miller of Rapid City, SD; Mary Jo (Keith) Droessler of Cuba City, WI; his three godchildren, Liz Murphy, Lisa Banfield Bubel, and Melissa Banfield; special longtime family/employees, Kelly and Kay Kass and the entire ServiceMaster crew; his faithful companion, Shadow; and many close friends that he loved like his own children and grandchildren.

Besides his parents and parents-in-law, Red was preceded in death by his brother, Tom; sisters-in-law, Joyce Banfield, Genevieve (Merlin) Roling, and Dorothy Kaiser; two nephews, Shane Droessler and Tyler Runde; and a good friend that he loved like a son, Warren Henschel.

Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Crematory is in care of the arrangements.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences sent to the family by visiting Red’s obituary at

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