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Donald L. Eliot

Born 11-9-33 passed away 7-15-2017 at the age of 83. Survived by his brother Dick and family. Beloved husband of the late Frances (nee Ney) and family. Dear friend of Betty Monk.

Donald was a tool design engineer for Kearny and Trecker and a life long resident of Milwaukee and a graduate of South Division. He was a world traveler, avid reader and a man of many interests.

Donald was the Musical Contractor of the Leilani Supper Club. He was also a professional musician playing with Billy Ecstein, Mel Torme and John Gary among others. His last band he played with was The Generation Gap and his brother Dick known as The Elderly Brothers.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home Sunday July 30, 2017 at 2:30 PM, with visitation from 1 PM until the time of service. Private interment Highland Memorial Park

In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorials to the YMCA Camp Anokijig, W5639 Anokijig Ln., Plymouth, WI  53073 are suggested.

Family and friends will remember Don’s smile, sense of humor and great conversations. God Bless you in your new life.



  • Keith Eliot says:

    Don was a great uncle and an overall great guy. He had a heart of gold and was always available for a good laugh. He will be missed. Keith
    Jn 14:2 “In my Father’s house there are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”

  • Julie Linehan says:

    As we get older and find ourselves awake at 3 a.m. we sometimes wonder, “Have I had a positive impact with my life? Did I leave this earth a better place?” Well, I guess we never really know…….but I just want to share that I did not know Don Eliot……..and probably haven’t seen him in almost 65 yrs, and rather accidentally came upon his obituary the other day……shortly after reminiscing as my granddaughter was going to camp about the wonderful campfires we had every evening when I was a girl at Camp Anokijig, about the magical sense of fun, nature, companionship, and guitar music the Eliot brothers created every evening. As a result I have loved guitar music ever since and treasured those memories. Those of you who loved and cherished him should know that he had very positive ripple effects on lots of campers …….whenever old friends discuss memories of camp, the Eliot brothers are always the best ones…….Hope he took his guitar to heaven………

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