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AGE: 66


ADDRESS: N3890 Grahl Drive Medford, Township of Browning resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:12 A.M. Monday June 9, at his residence in the Town of Browning under the loving care of his family.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: No Services will be held


VISITATION: Memorial Visitation will be 1P.M. to 3P.M. Saturday June 14, at the Medford VFW Club with military honors performed by Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post# 5729 at 3P.M.


INTERMENT: Private graveside service at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 17, 1948 in Medford


EDUCATION: Clearview Elementary School, Rib Lake and attended Rib Lake High School, attended Auto Body School


MARRIAGE: July 3. 1971 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford to Dorothy “Jo” Jauernig and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: During his senior year Donovan was drafted into the army and served from 1968 to 1969 during the Vietnam War. Donovan worked at K & W Body Shop in Medford for a period of time. He then worked at KB Body Shop in Merrill for a number of years. Donovan then worked at Feddick Ford in Abbotsford until his retirement. He enjoyed NASCAR races, golf, bowling, tinkering with cars and spending time with his family and grandchildren.


MEMBER OF: Landua-Jensen American Legion Post # 147, Medford and Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, Medford


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Dorothy “Jo” M. Synol of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dana (Buck) Smith of Medford and Dani (Tyler) Bergeson of Wausau


CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Derek Synol in 1986


LIVING GRANDDAUGHTERS: Kendra, Brooke and Myah Smith, Madisyn Bergeson


SURVIVING BROTHERS: Richard “Dick” Synol of Shawano and Raymond “Ray” (Kathleen) Synol of Medford




DECEASED FATHER: Walter John Synol


DECEASED MOTHER: Bernice Bertagnoli


OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by Nieces, Nephews and other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Donovan’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake are assisting the family with arrangements.
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