Donald M. Michaelson

Sept. 2, 1937 - Nov. 14, 2009

Donald M. Michaelson, 72, passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Watertown Regional Medical Center.

Don was born on Sept. 2, 1937, in Milwaukee, the son of Arthur and Violet (Amhrein) Michaelson. He served in the U.S. Army. On Sept. 6, 1958, he married Judith Mierendorf in Milwaukee. She preceded him in death Nov. 4, 2009.

Don designed sailboats and iceboats for Vanguard in Pewaukee and had also been employed by Excalibur of Milwaukee. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf.

Survivors include his children, Victoria Ann Schott of Menomonee Falls, Debra Ann (Jeff) Szypulski of Watertown, Kim Marie (Perry) Wheeler of Dresser and Donald M. (Charity) Michaelson Jr. of Pewaukee; grandchildren, Jason, Will, Crystal, Michael, Jenny, Sam, Hannah and Sarah; a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Michaelson; and two sisters, Virginia Stahobiak and Germaine Hohner.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 4 p.m. memorial service Friday, Nov. 20, at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 500 Welsh Road, Watertown, with the Rev. Terry Larson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service, (920) 261-3439, is serving the family.