Donald Donovan, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Windmill Manor following a brief illness. Funeral Services were held Jan. 28 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, with Father Thomas Doyle officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Don was born April 28, 1924, in Graham Township near Solon, the son of Raymond and Mary Lena Dewey Donovan. Don farmed with his father and brother on the family farm west of Iowa City. Following the death of his mother, Don lived at Chatham Oaks for 17 years, later moving to Windmill Manor. Don liked to fish, play bingo and do craftwork.
He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his sister, Catherine Wright of Marion; sister-in-law, Mary Jean Donovan; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Robert, Allen, Michael and Larry; his infant sister, Dorothy Mae; and in-laws, Arlo “Lefty” Wright, Arlie Donovan and Patricia Donovan.
A memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com .