Donald Joseph Doyle, Jr.

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  • Name: Donald Joseph Doyle Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: April 14, 1927
  • Date of Death: August 10, 2001 (74 years old)
  • Parents: Donald Doyle and Opal (Dawson) Doyle
  • High School and Class: attended school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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  • Highest Rank: S2 (Seaman 2nd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    After Donald's navy service, he moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota where he was united in marriage to Shirley Cartwright in 1950.

    Donald worked as a lineman with Dairyland Electric for several years and then worked for the City of Grand Rapids as a heavy machinery operator, retiring in 1983.

    Donald was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Grand Rapids, and served as post commander and also served as the All State VFW post commander. He was a member of the Military Order of Cooties, Pup Tent 44 of Grand Rapids, serving as seam squirrel and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He served for 20 years as a campground host at the East Seelye Campground on Big Cutfoot Sioux Lake.

    Preceding him in death were his parents; an infant son, Richard in 1953; and a sister, Mary Dimich.

    Donald is survived by his wife, Shirley, a daughter, Susan (Treon) Yost; three sons, Donald, Dennis (Roxie), and Ronald (Sheri); a sister, Margaret Timgan; a brother, Irvin "Jim" Doyle; and seven grandchildren.

    Donald died at his home and is buried in Hazelwood Cemetery at Blackberry Township, Itasca County.

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