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Donald E. Fleming


March 19, 2019

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Donald E. Fleming, 86, of Ironwood, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at Westgate Living Center in Ironwood.

Donald E. Fleming was born Jan. 14, 1932, to Everet and Mildred (Marquardt) Fleming in Chippewa Falls, Wis. He served in the Korean War, receiving a Purple Heart, and was honorably discharged.

On Nov. 17, 1957, Donald was united in marriage to Barbara D. Gustafson in Hurley, Wis. They were blessed with three children, two daughters and one son, and made their home in Ironwood.

Donald retired from the White Pine mine after 32 years.

Surviving Donald are two daughters, one being Lora Westeen; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; and Patricia Kuduk, his close friend of 22 years.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, in 1994; son, Guy, in 2016; and his brother, Howard.

There will be no memorial service and cremation has taken place upon his request.

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