Gene was born March 14, 1950, in Hot Springs, South Dakota, to Harvey E. Donnafield and Viola (Rasmussen) Donnafield. After growing up in Hot Springs, he enlisted in the Army, serving from March 3, 1968 until July, 1988, including two tours in Vietnam.
Gene married Lucille Chole in l971. Born of this marriage were Tonia Marie in 1973, and Bryan August in 1979. They later divorced. Gene married Bertha Rodriguez in 1984, and they later divorced before he married Therese Redmond in 1996. They would later divorce as well.
Gene Philip Donnafield, 69, passed away at Ft. Meade VA Medical Center on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
Survivors include his children, Tonia and Bryon; a grandchild, Sean Robert Sloan; his brother, John (Bobbie Jo) Donnafield; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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He is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Viola Donnafield; and his sister, Shirley
Graveside services was held on Monday, April 1, 2019, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.