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Donald Lee Pasch

February 2, 1944 — February 2, 2024

Madison

Donald “Don” Lee Pasch, age 80 of Madison, died peacefully on Friday, February 2, 2024 at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran’s Hospice Center in Madison, WI.  Don was born February 2, 1944 in Wilton, Wisconsin, the fourth son of Melvin and Irene (née Rickhoff) Pasch.  He served in the United States Navy from 1962 to 1966.  Don married the love of his life, Donna (née Thomas), on June 17, 1967 in Loyal, Wisconsin.  He began working as an electrician for Gisholt/Giddings & Lewis in Madison, Wisconsin and worked his way into a maintenance supervisor position.  He was transferred to the plant in Menominee, Michigan in 1985 and he worked there until his retirement in July 2001.  

Don was fond of spending time with his family, listening to his ‘tunes’ which included all genres of music, going to Deer Camp with his friends and playing cards though his greatest joys were his grandchildren Tanner Conard, Noah Conard and Ciera Christopherson.  He enjoyed attending his grandsons’ sporting events throughout the years.  He was their biggest fan. He especially enjoyed his precious granddaughter, Ciera.  They had a special bond and he loved watching her grow to be “Grandpa’s little girl”.  

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Donna, his parents, his father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Ethel Thomas, his brothers Earl Pasch of Wisconsin Rapids, Ron Pasch of Reedsburg, Gary (Teresa) Pasch of LaCrosse, Robert Pasch of Madison, his sisters, Shirley (Fritz) Linenberg of Tomah, Rosemary (Jim) Reinart of Tomah, Vicky (Renny) Miller of Tomah, Roxann Gibeaut of Tomah and Becky Pasch of Tomah.  

Don is survived by his two daughters Angie (Dan) Conard of Green Bay and Cheri (Chad) Pasch of Madison, his grandchildren Tanner Conard, Noah Conard and Ciera Christopherson, his brothers Marvin (Mary) Pasch of Kenosha and Wayne (Linda) Pasch of New Lisbon, his sisters-in-law Pat Pasch of Reedsburg, Janice (Roger) Cleeton of Grand Blanc, Michigan, Linda (LeRoy) Fravert of Loyal, and Ima Pasch of Wisconsin Rapids and one brother-in-law Curt Gibeaut of Tomah along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Don will be held at Cress Funeral Home East in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, February 16, 2024.  Visitation will be from 12:00-3:30 pm with a brief service at 3:30 pm.  He will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Donna, in the Fort Howard Memorial Park in Green Bay, WI on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 1:00 pm.

Funeral services will be livestreamed on Friday, please use this link (and complete the 2 factor login): https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=02581101-62e3-4278-99e8-a4664d6252c3

Don’s family would like to give a special thank you to the VA Hospital, Rehab and Hospice care teams in Madison for the wonderful care and support that Dad and our family received over the past several months.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org) or to support multiple myeloma research at UW Madison (https://secure.supportuw.org/give/ and choose: Trillium Fund in Multiple Myeloma Research – 112903576)

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3325 E. Washington Avenue, Madison

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Visitation

Friday, February 16, 2024

12:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service - Madison - East

3325 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 16, 2024

3:30 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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3325 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704

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Graveside Service

Saturday, February 17, 2024

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

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