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Donald "Duck" M. Mayer

Donald "Duck" M. Mayer

August 19, 2019

Donald “Duck” M. Mayer, 77, of Chippewa Falls, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, with family by his side.

Donald was born on November 16, 1941 in Tilden, WI the son of Raymond & Magdalene Mayer. He attended school in Tilden. He served in the Army. He married Donna Mae Potter on June 25, 1964, in Eau Claire. He worked at the Chippewa Shoe Factory until it closed and then worked at Jerry’s Heating and Cooling for a short time. He retired from TTM in Chippewa at age 65. Donald met his life partner Donna Diermyer on March 28, 1997.

Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Donald is survived by his life partner, Donna Diermyer; children, Karen (Warren) Johnson, DeeAnn (Dennis) Fox, Daniel (Sis) Mayer; grandchildren, Chad Yeager, Brooke Nowak, Breanna Nowak, Ryan Fox, Katelyn Fox, Dalton Mayer, Derrick Seibel and Jamie Seibel; four great grandchildren; brothers, Ronald and James (Mary Lou); sisters, Bernadine (Benedict), Lorraine, Anita; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by Donna’s Children, Roxanne (Randy) Lee, Cindy Gandenberger, Gregory (Stella) Diermyer, Cheryl Diermyer; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Donald is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Donna Mayer; son, Donald Mayer Jr.; grandchildren, Trent Seibel; brother, Robert (Jane), Gerald (Evelyn); sister, Jeanne (Richard); special friend, Earl Reiter.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019, from 3-5 p.m. at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services--Celebration of Life Center (1717 Devney Drive, Altoona; behind Charter Spectrum).

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services—Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family.


Monday, August 26, 2019, 3-5 p.m. at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services--Celebration of Life Center (1717 Devney Drive, Altoona)

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  • Brenda Yohnk Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mayer family, “Duck” was a great guy and family friend, Meet the Mayer family in 1981 and many great memories were made. “Duck” I hope you and my dad are enjoying a cold one like in the past. God Bless, Scott and Brenda Yohnk

    August 22 at 6:41pm

  • Kathy Reiter I will surly miss this guy, he was a lifetime friend of my family and helped me so much after my husband passed away, from plowing snow to cleaning the woodstove. Me and my family will miss him always!! Love you Duck!!

    August 20 at 7:24pm

  • Laurie Ewing’s I am so sorry for your family’s loss of a wonderful man! I didn’t know him well but when I did bump into him I always loved his smile, laugh and sense of humor. He loved talking about his family!

    Your friend, old neighbor friend,
    Laurie “Gonyer “ Ewings

    August 20 at 9:41am

  • Bob and Kim Zwiefelhofer Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

    August 19 at 9:47PM

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