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Donald Lee Dandurand, 88, of Warrensburg, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Good Shepherd Care Community in Concordia, Missouri. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warrensburg, Missouri starting at 5:30 p.m., with a Celebration of Life immediately following at 6:30p.m.
Don was born on August 2, 1930 in Mankato, Minnesota to Roland and Agnes Dandurand. His family then moved to the Chicago area.
Don graduated from Bloom Township High School, Chicago Heights, Illinois in 1948. He served our country for three years in the 129th Infantry as a Gunnery Squadron Leader in the Army National Guard of Illinois. He enjoyed deep sea fishing in Mexico, fishing for walleye and Northern Pike in Canada and traveling throughout Central and North America. Don flew his own plane, raised Polled Herefords as a hobby and enjoyed creating woodworking projects for his great grandchildren during his retirement years. Several of his children and grandchildren enjoyed the fishing trips to Canada and Mexico with him. He retired from the communications business in 1996 and moved to Forbes Lake of the Ozarks development, near Warsaw, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Agnes Dandurand, and his wife, Marcia Ann Dandurand. He is survived by two sisters, Lavon Keup (Florein) and Sheryl Ammirati (Jim), four sons, Joe, John, Jim and Jerry, three daughters, Donette Vick, Deni Oas and Diane Dandurand, three step-sons, Todd, Craig and Mark Smith, one step-daughter, Sondi Smith, 23 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Crossroads Hospice in Warrensburg, MO.
Francs& Teresa Schwartze says
We are so sorry to hear this, but we know we are all destined for a much better place. We’re happy for Don but he will be missed. Sorry we can’t be there but know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Craig and Kim Hickerson says
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. So sorry for your loss. May God bless you all.
Craig,Kim and Angela Hickerson
Stefani Brancato says
Joe & Family: I am so sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. All of his children & grandchildren are a beautiful legacy that he leaves behind. Wishing you strength in the days to come.
Sal Velasquez says
Joe, Mary, and entire Dandurand family, May the Lord continue to bless you during this time.
Don’s impact on the lives of others reverberates more than you will ever know. In his business relationships, friends, and family, many hold him in high esteem.
As a classmate of Joe’s, I admired him for making it to all those basketball games at St.John’s. I know from Joe, he’d make that extra effort to be there.
What more could anyone expect from a Father? What an example of love and sacrifice. Parents bestow that trait so we can admire and emulate. Our Lord has blessed us all with parents like Don . May we all do our best to give of ourselves as Christ Jesus shows us. May God bless you all during this Easter Season.