R. Donald Sharp, 90, Lac du Flambeau, passed away at the Avanti Health and Rehabilitation Center in Minocqua July 27, 2013.
He was born in Higbee, Mo., Nov. 17, 1922 to E Carl and Bertha (Ware) Sharp.
Don attended Moberly Junior College after high school and shortly after joined the Navy in 1942. Don served in the Pacific Theater as a Chief Pharmacy Mate until 1946. Don was employed with Merck Pharmaceutical as a sales representative for 35 years in the Sheboygan area until retiring to the Northwoods in 1981.
Don was a lifetime member of the Elks Club. He was also involved in other organizations including the American Legion, Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, and the Men’s Club of St Anthony’s in Lac du Flambeau. In addition, Don was a volunteer at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale Ariz.
Don is survived by his wife, Jean; three children, Sherry (David) Hitztaler of highlands Ranch, Colo., Michael S. Sharp of Mableton, Ga., and David (Julie) Sharp of Madison; four grandchildren, Stephanie (Jani) Hitztaler-Onninen, Elizabeth (Josh) Stone, and Alex and Will Sharp; and three great-grandchildren, Reese, Carter and Oliver.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday July 31, 11:30 a.m., at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lac du Flambeau.
Interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Grafton.
Memorials are suggested to St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lac du Flambeau or Avanti Health and Rehabilitation Center
Bolger Cremation and Funeral Services of Minocqua and Woodruff is serving the family.
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