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Donald J. May

February 14, 1937 ~ July 30, 2020 (age 83)


Donald J. "Don" May, age 83, walked on from this life Thursday, July 30, 2020. Don was born Valentines Day, February 14, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, son of the late Frank and Carolyn (Miller) May.

Don and his wife, Patsy (Halverson) May graduated together from Chetek Wisconsin High School in 1955. After serving the United States Air Force, Don and Patsy were married in 1960, the same year Don joined Wisconsin MVD. In 1966 Don went to work in the insurance industry as a Field Claim Rep, later transferring to the field of Safety. Don and Patsy lived in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan since 1967. Don was fond of outdoor activity, having a long standing love affair with trout, and the environs they inhabited. Don related to the quadruped (domestic and wild) and was proud of the time spent with working sled dogs and draft horses

He is survived by his wife, two daughters Lynn (Dave) L'Huillier, of Shingleton MI, Donna Jo (Tim) LaBonte of Trout Creek, MI, also numerous nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Cheryl Harasha, brother Frank May, Jr., and a nephew Craig Harasha.

There will be no service at this time. Don and his family would wish that you hug your loved ones, both two legged and four legged, and if possible, to do random acts of kindness.

Those who wish may donate in Donald's name to Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011 or Parkinson's Foundation 200 SE 1st St. Suite 800, Miami FL 33131.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Gogebic Medical Care Facility.

Cane Funeral Home-Bruce Crossing Chapel is assisting the family.



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Alzheimer's Association
P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011
Tel: 1-800-272-3900

Parkinson's Foundation
200 SE 1st St. Suite 800, Miami FL 33131
Tel: 1-800-473-4636

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