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Donald A. Dziesinski

December 10, 1938 — January 12, 2021

            Donald "Don" A. Dziesinski, age 82, of Alpena, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

            On December 10, 1938, Donald was born to the late Alexander and Anna (Chalupniczak) Dziesinski in Alpena, MI. Don grew up drilling wells with his father; obtaining his Michigan Drilling License and started his own business, retiring after 61 years, in 2017. Don married Connie Pawelek on October 24, 1994. He owned 8 different airplanes and put in two Airfields; one on Haken Road and the other on US 23 North by his home. He had a passion for aviation; enjoying a lifetime of flying; especially with his brother Larry.    Don is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Connie, 7 children: Sandra (Craig) McCallum, Denise (Ken) Kowalsky, Kurt (Julie) Dziesinski, Kevin Dziesinski, Melanie (Bob) Marshall, Jesse Kowalski, Aaron Kowalski; 12 grandchildren:  Joseph (Katie) Krawczak,  Marrah (Xavier) Witt; Madilyn Spigelmyre, Alissa Spigelmyre, Tommick Kowalski, Jackson Kowalski, Krista Dziesinski, Jeremey Dziesinski, Josh Dubie, Travis Kowalsky, Jared Kowalsky; 6 brothers: Lawrence (Janet) Dziesinski, Stanley (Carol) Dziesinski, Theodore (Karen) Dziesinski Kenneth (Tricia) Dziesinski, Randy Dziesinski; one brother-in-law Don Schilstra; three sisters: Diane (Richard) Spicer, Eileen Frantz, Barbara Dziesinski; in-laws: Kenny (Janice) Pawelek, Chris (Jessica) Pawelek, and Annette Koss, along with many nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by one brother: Steven Dziesinski; one sister: Marianne Schilstra; one brother-in-law Rick Frantz, and mother-in-law: Mary Pawelek.

            Family and friends will gather for Visistation at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home on Sunday, January 17, 2021, from 1 pm until the 3 pm Funeral Service begins at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home with Fr. James Fitzpatrick officiating.

            Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery

            In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Gift of Life in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

            Online Condolences may be forwarded to the family at [email protected]

Funeral Service

    Alpena, Michigan 49707
  • Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home: Visitation 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; Funeral Service 3:00 PM

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