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Michigan Christian Youth Camp
820 N. Lake George Rd.
Attica, MI 48412
Life Story / Obituary
Stephen "Bob" "Mongo" Donawick, age 67, passed away suddenly October 15, 2018. Beloved husband of Ann for 44 years. Cherished father of Krista (John Stiltner) Wagemann and Andrea (Mike) Nahas. Proud grandfather of Ethan, Evan, and Madison. Dear brother of Mike (Peggy). He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and several grandpets. A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 20, from 4 pm until time of service at 5 pm at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 45100 Warren Road, Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to Michigan Christian Youth Camp, 820 N. Lake George Road, Attica MI, 48412.
Bob worked as an electrician at Ford Motor Co. for over 40 years. He earned Journeyman and Master Electrician licenses at the youngest ages possible. Although not necessary for his job he also chose to obtain a Contractor license and formed an L.L.C. for personal satisfaction. The business’ only income was pies and other goodies…..exactly the currency he liked.
Bob enjoyed sports throughout his life; pole-vaulting in high school and college, softball and tennis as an adult, and then, in later years, he discovered and fell in love with golf. He played on a league for many years and enjoyed the fun and friendships that came with it.
Bob was very interested in military history; real and imagined. From his brief stint as a union soldier doing live re-enactments of civil war battles, and a couple decades playing world war battle simulation board games with a group of friends, to Dungeon Master for Dungeons and Dragons sessions since its inception and involvement in many other fantasy role-playing games, Bob enjoyed the strategies and tactics involved.
Bob had a great sense of humor, and his laugh was infectious. His laugh alone could bring tears to the eyes of those around him. He also had a great admiration for opera, something he discovered in college; to the displeasure of his wife and daughters who did not share the same enthusiasm but endured it because it made him so happy. Bob loved life and knew how to have fun, and provided it often for his family and friends. He will be deeply and sorely missed.