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Donald Reid

Donald D. Reid

Tuesday, December 17th, 1929 - Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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Obituary

Donald D. Reid, 90, of Ironwood, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born on December 17, 1929, in Hayward, Wisconsin to Thomas and Effie Reid. He went to grade school in a one-room country school near Hayward, Wisconsin. He then moved to Loretta, Wisconsin where he attended Draper High School and graduated in 1947. After high school, his family moved to Ironwood.

Donald joined the army in 1953 and served for two years. He worked for OK Auto Parts for several years, then worked in the iron mines in Minnesota for several years and came back to Ironwood and worked for White Pine Copper Company until his retirement.

He married Anita Lanctoe on May 29, 1947, in Marenisco, and she preceded him in death in 1991. He then married Joyce Siirila Bachand on June 18, 1994, in Appleton, Wisconsin. He was her beloved husband and best friend.

Donald attended Wesley United Methodist Church in Ironwood, the Norrie Club in Ironwood and Ironwood American Legion Post 5. He enjoyed playing cards with friends, spending time with his family, the weekly happy hour, and his dog, Brandi. He and Joyce loved to travel and wintered in Texas for 16 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Effie Reid; his first wife, Anita; sister, Helen; and three brothers, Tom, Richard, and Lloyd Reid.

Donald is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, Mike (Debbie) Reid of Madison, Alabama; daughters, Patti (Jack) Bertagnoli of Hurley, Wisconsin, and Nancy (Kelly) Thurow of Saxon, Wisconsin; stepchildren, Linda (Tom) Panich of Appleton, Wisconsin, John (Lordes) Silvestri of Mission, Texas, Karen (Glen) Lownsbery of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, Chrisann (Allen) Johnson of Spokane, Washington, Mike (Christine) Bachand of Iron Mountain and Jeffrey Bachand of Hurley, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Justin (Sara) Reid, Jessica (E. J.) Chicoski, Jared (fiancée, Sonny) Reid, Pam (Tanner) Hermes, Jaclyn (Ricky) Brice and Tracy (Tony) Trolla; step-grandchildren, John, Arthur and Julie Silvestri, Brandon, and Justin Panich, Brent (Ashley) Lownsbery and Joe Bachand; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Ironwood at 11 am with Pastor Keith Mullikin officiating, preceded by a visitation from 10 am until the time of the service.

Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Ironwood in the spring.

The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home, Ironwood, to honor Donald’s legacy of life. You can leave a condolence or a tribute at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Wesley United Methodist Church
    Address
    500 E. McLeod Avenue
    Ironwood, MI 49938
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  • Service

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Wesley United Methodist Church
    Address
    500 E. McLeod Avenue
    Ironwood, MI 49938
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Keth Mullikin
  • Interment

    Location
    Riverside Cemetery
    Address
    Hemlock Sy.
    IRONWOOD, MI 49938
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William R Reid

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Sorry for your loss, I remember uncle Don a lot when we were all kids growing up, miss all of you prayed for you William R Reid
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