December 4th, 1932 - November 23rd, 2023
A visitation will be held at 9:30 am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 am, Monday, December 4, 2023 at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 718 West Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI. Interment will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be given to Shriners Hospitals for Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana and Old English Sheepdog Club of America.
Donn graduated at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in 1954, also attending Indiana University and Purdue University majoring in English. Donn was an English and Drama Teacher as well as a director of many theatrical productions. Donn’s passion for the performing arts continued even after his retirement as he helped to design the New Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center and spent his time volunteering there. Donn also had a love of sailing and enjoyed being on his boat with his dogs. When he wasn’t sailing, Donn bred and showed championship Old English Sheepdogs and had at least 3 at his home. His love for his dogs was unconditional as they were his family! Don was very generous with many charities, multiple animal rescues and supported multiple children in 3rd world countries.
Donn is survived by his nieces, Kathleen Flynn and Jennifer Garcia and their children and grandchildren as well as his beloved dogs, CeCe, Rikki, and Wilbur.
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December 4th, 2023 10:30am
St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church - New Buffalo
718 West Buffalo Ave.
New Buffalo , MI 49117