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Donovan J. Laessig


WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Donovan J. Laessig, 79, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his home.

Don was born on Oct. 1, 1934, in Stratford, Wis., a son of Reuben and Florence (Kurtzweil) Laessig. He graduated from Wakefield High School in 1952.

On Oct. 20, 1956, Don married Lorraine J. "Dolly" Eilo in Wakefield.

He was employed by Connor Forest Industries from April 20, 1953, to Oct. 24, 1997.

Throughout his life, Don spent many enjoyable hours tending his garden, fishing on local lakes and in rivers and hunting in the area woods. He made numerous woodworking items that...

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