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Donald Wayne Miksch

Obituary for Donald Wayne Miksch

June 27, 1936 - October 3, 2017
Crystal Lake, Illinois | Age 81

Loving Father and Grandfather


Donald Wayne Miksch, age 81, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 03, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 27, 1936, to the late Herbert and Helen (nee Hedrick) Miksch. On September 5, 1959, he married the love of his life, Carol.
Donald worked for Bell and Gossett for 44 years. He was a Journeyman pattern maker since 1961. He volunteered at Centegra Health System: McHenry Hospital and was honored as a Centegra "Shining Star." He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving children: Bill (Sally), Cathy (Al) Varoni, Barb (John) Wasilk, Karen (Joe) Klawitter, Chuck (Jacki), and Jen (Paul) Kolbusz; and 22 cherished grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol, and brother, Victor Miksch.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017, from 4pm to 8pm and will continue on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 8:30am until 9am at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Dr, McHenry. Funeral service will begin at 10am at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 210 McHenry Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Interment will follow at Windridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Donald's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Road Ste. 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, or Centegra Health System Rehab Department/Neuro-Rehab Center, 500 Coventry Ln, Suite 170, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
For more information, visit or call 815-385-0063.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Donate to the American Cancer Society
  • Centegra Health System Rehab Department/Neuro-Rehab Center
    500 Coventry Ln, Suite 170
    Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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