Donald J. “Don” May

Donald J. “Don” May, 83, walked on from this life on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Don was born Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Frank and Carolyn (Miller) May.

Don and his wife, Patsy (Halverson) May, graduated together from Chetek Wisconsin High School in 1955. After serving the United States Air Force, Don and Patsy were married in 1960, the same year Don joined Wisconsin MVD. In 1966, Don went to work in the insurance industry as a field claim rep, later transferring to the field of safety. Don and Patsy lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan since 1967. Don was fond of outdoor activity, having a long-standing love affair with trout, and the environments they inhabited. Don related to the quadruped (domestic and wild) and was proud of the time spent with working sled dogs and draft horses.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Lynn (Dave) L’Huillier, of Shingleton, Mich., and Donna Jo (Tim) LaBonte, of Trout Creek, Mich.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Cheryl Harasha; brother Frank May Jr.; and a nephew, Craig Harasha.

There will be no service at this time. Don and his family would wish that you hug your loved ones, both two-legged and four-legged, and if possible, to do random acts of kindness.

Those who wish may donate in Donald’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, or Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE First St., Ste. 800, Miami, FL 33131.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at Gogebic Medical Care Facility.

Cane Funeral Home-Bruce Crossing Chapel is assisting the family.

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