Donald J. Michalski, 90

Donald J. Michalski died on Monday, March 3, 2014, at The Lighthouse of West Bend, at the age of 90. He was born on April 24, 1923, in La Crosse to the late John and Rosina (nee Anderegg) Michalski. On Aug. 24, 1946, he was united in marriage to Mildred Kates in Wauwatosa.

He served with the United States Navy, retiring as a lieutenant commander after more than 27 years of service. He also owned and operated Commerce Industrial Chemical up to the time of his death.

At the family’s request, private services were held. Those who wish may give memorials to New Hope United Church of Christ, the Washington County Humane Society or the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

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