Donald E. “Donnie” Mai

Donald E. “Donnie” Mai

Donald E. “Donnie” Mai, age 72, of Dubuque, passed away at 1:45 a.m., on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Sunnycrest Manor. To celebrate Don’s life, private family services were held. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at a later date following cremation. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Donnie was born on September 11, 1947, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Frank C. and Marie A. (Fritsch) Mai.

Donnie graduated from Dubuque Senior High School. He was employed in the kitchen at Mercy Hospital for several years. In his free time, Donnie enjoyed fishing, playing cards and going bowling. He was a long time resident of Sunnycrest Manor, where he became a beloved part of the family. We will miss seeing Donnie’s smile, but take some comfort in knowing that he is now resting in peace, free of the health challenges he has faced these past years.

Those left to cherish Donnie’s memory include

his 2 brothers,
Tom Mai, Monticello, IA
and Dave (Sherri) Mai, Dubuque, IA;

and several nieces and nephews.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, 1 in infancy and Eleanor “Toby” (Bill) Petsch; and a sister-in-law, Janet Mai.

Donnie’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Sunnycrest who have taken excellent care of Donnie for several years, truly becoming his 2nd family. Also thanks to Hospice of Dubuque for keeping Donnie comfortable these past weeks.

Memorials will be accepted by the family and may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Donald Mai Family.

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2 condolences for Donald E. “Donnie” Mai
  1. Robert F.Scott Jr. says:

    I knew Donnie since I was 18 I am now 45 Donnie was a great guy and great friend I will miss him and the way he always smiled at me ! My deepest condolences to his loved ones

  2. Michael Klein says:

    I used to entertain at Sunnycrest so had a very nice rapport with Donnie. He was usually the first one there and would always give me lots of encouragement. I will miss him very much. Mike Klein (Music By Mike)

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