DONALD F. KIMMEL age 86, beloved husband for 59 years of Joan (nee Broglio); loving father of Elizabeth and the late John; cherished son of the late Joseph and Lucille (nee Cavanaugh); dearest brother of Gerald (wife Sue deceased), Mary Kaye Kimmel-Alexander (husband John) and the late Merrill (wife Caroline deceased); treasured brother-in-law of Anthony and Marilyn Broglio, Lawrence and Yoli Broglio, John Broglio and Judi Lak and Archbishop Timothy Broglio; dear uncle and great-uncle of many. U.S. Army Veteran.
Don was born November 1, 1935, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc and obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1957 where he was a proud member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He loved the Green Bay Packers and was even a shareholder. Don attended their games as often as he could. He was also a member of the Bascom Hall Society and proudly attended the Wisconsin Badger games.
Don was a member of Our Lady of Peace Church and had a long history of dedication to church activities including being on the Finance Committee, the Parish Council and being a Eucharistic Minister.
He kept quite busy with many clubs and organizations including the Cleveland Skating Club, Lakewood Rod and Gun of NY, Shaker Heights C.C., Maple Springs Improvement Committee of NY, Recovery Resources of Cleveland and more.
Don was an avid traveler who ventured all over the world. He cherished his time spent at Fish Creek and Chautauqua Lake. His greatest enjoyment in life came from his wife, his family, his dogs, his work, the Wisconsin Badgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Don will be remembered for being kind, generous, conscientious, curious and having a great sense of humor. He loved to read, especially books about espionage or World War II.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Don to Our Lady of Peace, 12601 Shaker Blvd Cleveland, OH 44120 or University Hospital Seidman Cancer Center, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106. https://www.uhgiving.org/ways-to-give
Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church at 1:30PM. Burial following at Lakeview Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Don at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) FRIDAY from 4-6 PM and SATURDAY from 12:30-1:30 AT THE CHURCH. Online obituary and guestbook at www.DeJohnCares.com.
Charity Name: OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH
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