Donald E. Kind

Donald E. Kind, age 98, of Fond du Lac, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 30, 2021, in the loving care of both Adelaide Place and St. Croix Hospice.

Donald was born August 26, 1923 in New Holstein to the late Edwin Sr. & Ella (Hass) Kind.

He graduated from New Holstein High School in 1941; he served in the South Pacific in the Army/Airforce until 1945. Donald then moved back home and began working at the former Hart-Carter Co. for several years.  Don then went to work at Mercury Marine where he worked in various positions, Manufacturing, Engineering and Quality Control.  He worked there for 40 years until his retirement.

Donald is survived by his wife Mary Calhoun Kind; daughter, Patricia (Kind) Wade; brothers, Elroy, and Roger; sister-in-law, Bonnie.  nephews; nieces; stepdaughters; grandchildren; other relatives; and friends.

In addition, Don was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Sr. & Ella Kind; first wife, Charollote; his brothers, Edwin and Wilfred; sisters-in-law, Veronica and Beatrice, his sisters, Dorothy Doerfler and Eloise Ortega, brothers-in-law, Everett Doefler, and Alex Ortega.

Donald will be laid to rest later this spring at Calvary Cemetery in Fond du Lac.  Family and friends will be notified later this spring when services are planned.  Memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish or the charity of your choice.

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