Donat O. Lafond

Born: Wed., Dec. 26, 1934
Died: Mon., Mar. 18, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 20, 2013
Location: Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., Mar. 21, 2013
Location: Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Church

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Donat Oliver Lafond, 78 of Dubuque, passed away on Monday March 18th, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center.

Services will be at 10:00a.m. Thursday March 21st at Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Dwayne Thoman officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery with Military Detail accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. Friends may call from 4p.m. to 7p.m. on Wednesday March 20th, 2013 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd where there will be a wake service at 6:30p.m.

He was born on December 26, 1934 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the son of Donat & Bernadette (Comtois) Lafond. He attended Precious Blood High School, in Holyoke, and is a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran.

Donat met & married Susan Defendi at the U. S. Naval Base and married in the chapel, in Jacksonville, Florida on October 10, 1959.

The Lafond family returned to the Dubuque area in 1970. Donat was a chef
& baker. He worked at Bishops Buffet, Hotel Julien, The Bakers Oven &
Stiliman Manor in Galena, Holy Family Hall & after retirement at Grand
View Pre-school.

He is survived by his wife Susan, children; Ann (Joe) Kirk, Lia Lafond,  Meg (Steve)
Greenwood, Frank Lafond, all of Dubuque & Eva, (R.J. Jansa) Egr, of Weston,
Nebraska. Grandchildren: Sara (Robb) Johnson, Joseph (Deeana Blackwood) Kirk, Kyle (Alice Klinkhammer), Hope & Tessa Greenwood & Maggie Elkin. Great-grandchildren; Izzac Kirk, Andrew Johnson, Patience, Deztiney & Lylah Kirk. Many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents Donat & Bernadette, father & mother-in-law, Frank & Susan Defendi, sisters Germaine Smith Auger & Constance Boutot. Brothers-in-law William Smith, Charles Auger & Edgar Boutot. Brother and sister-in-law Frank & Beth DeFendi.

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Rev. Doug and Carolyn Smith
   Posted Tue March 19, 2013
We extend our sympathy to you and the family. It is never easy to lose a parent, but you must remember all the wonderful fond memories. God was so good to allow your Dad years on earth so he could be a husband, Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandma. Yes, God is so good. Heaven received an amazing angel. Prayers and hugs.
Doug and Carolyn

Gary & Ruby Berg
   Posted Tue March 19, 2013
Please know that you all have been in our prayers these past few days.
May God give you the strength and support that you deserve to survive this loss.
Go with God!

Judy Kenniker
   Posted Wed March 20, 2013
Sue and family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the passing of Donat. Keep each other close.
God Bless you all,

Sue (Curler) Schueller
   Posted Thu March 21, 2013
I was so sorry to learn of your Father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Karen Dement Bettcher
   Posted Thu March 21, 2013
Ann and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember him with a smile on his face and his friendliness. Hugs and prayers to you all.

Allison Tharp Lott
   Posted Thu March 21, 2013
Eva,Franck and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Peace be with you all

Allison (Tharp) Lott
Dubuque, Ia

Karen Dement Bettcher
   Posted Fri March 22, 2013
Ann and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember him as being so friendly with a smile for everyone.

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