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Obituary for Donald L. Ayd
Donald Leonard Ayd, resident of Webster, WI died Saturday, April 24, 2010. He was 77 years old. Don was born in Shakopee, MN to Leonard and Saloma Ayd on June 22, 1932.
Known as “Papa” by his children and grandchildren, Don was greatly loved by each and every one. A man of deep faith and strong spirit, upbeat, optimistic and able to overcome many physical challenges with perseverance and humor. Don was the consummate handyman and skilled woodworker with a project always at hand. You knew you had touched Don’s heart when a patented nickname was bestowed. Don loved his work for over 40 years with Youngblood Lumber Company and also thoroughly enjoyed his retirement at Austin Lake, WI and Bonita Springs, FL. He was an active member of the Lion’s club and enjoyed the friendships he formed there.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Marcy and son Ben. He is survived by Geri (Bauler), the love of his life and wife of 56 years; sons Steve (LaRayne) and Don (Amy); daughters Michelle (Larry) Bortenschlager, Karen (Mike) Maney, Tina (Dale) West; 15 grandchildren; sisters Aileen Muer, Joan Ohnsorg, Carmen Dircks, Bev Anderson; brother Bob Ayd; sister-in-law Critter.
A celebration of Don’s life will be held at The Church of St. Patrick in Edina, MN on the corner of Gleason Rd and Valley View Rd on Thursday April 29th. 9:30am visitation will precede 10:30 service. Private interment to follow. Memorials preferred to Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.leukemia.org).
As information is updated it can be found on the following websites: http://www.wicremationcenter.com/ and http://www.rowefh.com/ or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475.
Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic and the Northwest WI Cremation Center of Milltown were entrusted with arrangements.