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Donald Joseph Okuley

December 6, 1921 — April 24, 2016

Donald Joseph Okuley age 94, of Holgate, died Sunday evening, April 24, 2016 at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Holgate.

His Legacy… Don was born December 6, 1921 in New Bavaria to Albert and Agnes Westrick Okuley.  On September 29, 1945, he married Marcella Wagner.  Don was a farmer all of his life and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holgate.

His Family… He is survived his sons Roger (Kay) Okuley, Van Wert and Dennis (Deborah) Okuley, New Bavaria; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Okuley, Waterville; 6 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.  Don was preceded in death by his wife Marcella, a son Norman Okuley and brothers Paul and Bernard Okuley.

His Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Zachrich Funeral Home, Holgate on Wednesday from 2-8 pm.  The Rosary will be said at 7:30 pm that evening.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday at 10:30 am in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holgate with Father Nick Cunningham officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Contributions made in Don’s memory can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Vancrest of Holgate or a charity of your choice.

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