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Donald Brian Morzenti


October 3, 2018

IRON BELT, Wis. — Donald Brian Morzenti, 74, of Sullivan and Island Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 26, 2018. He was a greatly loved father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Donald was the son of the late Charles and Anna Morzenti.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jean; sister, Kathleen; and brother, Ken.

Survivors include his daughter, Melanie (Tom) and his three cherished grandchildren, Anna, Madeline, and Abraham; sisters; Virginia (Syracuse, N.Y.) and Patricia (Toronto, Canada); brothers, Charles (Sharon), of Island Lake, David, of King, Gary (Yvonne), of Montreal, and Jon, of Hurley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Don graduated from Hurley High School. He attended MATC (Milwaukee Area Technical College) and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was a much loved professor of biological sciences at MATC for 30 years until his retirement. Don’s greatest love in life was his beautiful family. He also had a great love of, appreciation for, and joy in nature. Among his gifts were great strength, great caring and great love. He leaves a legacy which says: Be strong, be caring, be loving; appreciate the beauty of nature and live life fully.

Anyone who knew Don loved him. As a friend, he was someone who reached for your hand, but truly touched your heart.

As per his wishes, no formal services will be held.

Arrangements are under the care of the McKevitt Patrick Funeral Home in Ironwood, Mich. For more

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For anyone who wishes to honor Don’s memory and his love of nature and the outdoors, his family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a local, state or national environmental or nature organization, center or cause (e.g. National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund, National Park Foundation, local versions of such entities etc.) or to any charity of your choice.


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