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George Edwin Donovan Jr.

Published On: Nov 29 2012 05:59:44 AM CST

LODI-George Edwin Donovan, Jr., age 78, passed away unexpectedly at home on November 27, 2012. He was born on September 11, 1934 in Elcho, Wisconsin to George Donovan Sr. and Bertha (Brede) Donovan. He was united in marriage to Marian Sopa on June 29, 1955 and together they celebrated 57 years of marriage.

George is survived by his wife, Marian; their children, Debbie (Perry) Smith, Calvin, Jackie (Randy) Smith, Rick, Pam, Sue (Doug) Ninneman and son-in-law Tom Long (Nancy) ; grandchildren, Becky (Derek) Konkol, Amanda (Josh) Nadler, Jon Smith, Wendy (Jeremy) Tobias, Tracy (Josh) Desso, Matt (Emily) Smith, Mike (Kim) Smith, Elizabeth and Brian Nolden and Cale Ninneman; and great-grandchildren Tucker Konkol, Noah and Allison Nadler, Lexie and Blake Tobias, Dominic Desso and Hunter Smith.

George is further survived by his sisters, Geraldine (Herb) Miller, Arlene (Bud) Radeen, Pauline Bremer, Donna (Chuck) Stops, Beverly (Chuck) Handyside, Judy Bohne and brother, Robert (Jeanne) Donovan, many nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
George was preceded in death by his parents and his first born, daughter Connie Long.
George worked for Findorff Construction for 35+ years as a crane operator, was a member of Operating Engineers Local 139, and retired in 1994.

George enjoyed a good game of cribbage, playing cards, casino trips, watching Brewer/Packer/Badger games, traveling around the country in their motor home after retiring, and spending time with family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 206 Pleasant Street, Lodi at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 with Reverend Michael Lee presiding.
Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.
The family would like to thank Lodi EMS and Lodi Police Dept. for their quick response and kind and helpful assistance.

Dad – Grandpa, we will miss you. Your love and laughter will be in our hearts always and forever.

As you hold me close in memory
Even though we are apart,
My spirit will live on
in the haven of your heart.
I am with you always

Hamre Gunderson Funeral & Cremation Care
157 S. Main Street, Lodi
608-592-3201
www.gundersonfh.com

Visitation:
10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at First Lutheran Church 206 Pleasant Street Lodi WI 53555 (map/driving directions)
Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.

Service:
Funeral services will be held at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 206 Pleasant Street, Lodi at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 with Reverend Michael Lee presiding.

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