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Donald P. Motquin

Passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 at the age of 86.  Beloved husband of the late Barbara.  Loving father of Kathy (Aaron) Evans.  Loving grandfather of Daniel, Robert (Alyssa), Ryan and Jacqueline.  Great-grandfather of Violet Rose and Alexander James.  Visitation will be held Sunday, January 19 at 3 PM at the funeral home, followed by the funeral service at 5 PM.  Private interment Good Hope Cemetery.  


  • Cheri Warken says:

    Kathy: I am terribly sorry for your loss. I will definitely be attending Sunday evening. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. God bless you all!

  • Sandi Dias says:

    Dearest Kathy,
    My heart is breaking for you. Please know that we loved Uncle Donald, and will continue to love him always.

  • Victor Tolentino says:

    Hi Kathy and Arron,
    I am so sad to hear this news and feel so bad . 414-778-0589. I will see you at the service Sunday. My prayers are with you all.

  • Dale Bunker says:

    Kathy. Sorry to hear of your loss.Don was a good man. May he rest in peace.I will not be able to make the funeral,but God bless.

  • Lynn Tielens says:

    Dear Kathy, please know that you and your family are in our prayers.it is so hard to lose your dad but knowing how sick he was our faith assures us that he is in a much better place! We know that he had a lot of people to greet him when he arrived. Hang tight and we will see you tomorrow. Lynnie

  • Kathy Evans says:

    Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers.
    I hope to see you tomorrow.

    • Kathy Motquin says:

      Dad I will miss you so much, you were my rock. We did everything together – trips, fishing, holidays filled with tons of fun, country western music with tons of dancing, you 4th of July party ( I remember one time you had one too many on your birthday and tripped over the tent rope and then was swearing at the rope) . You always helped me out when I ran out of gas ( which was a lot!) or just there for me when I needed you. I am so glad you stayed with as long as you could. I will miss you more than you can ever know, but I am happy that you have no more pain and you are in a better place now.
      Love you forever!!!!!
      Your daughter

  • Beth Gajeski says:

    Dear Kathy,
    So sorry about Your dad. Uncle Don was so special in my life. So many memories of him when we were growing up. He will be missed. Mike and I will see you tomorrow. Blessings to you and your family

  • Christine Henzig says:

    Kathy & family – I wanted to share here what I shared also on Facebook: I met your dad in November of 1994 at Pa’s Place, on 66th & National – the classic country music lover’s paradise. That little joint was our hangout, and a hangout of many who loved to jam with the non-stop parade of musicians and even more amusing cast of characters. Don and his wife, Barbara, who passed a few years ago, were the “ma & pa” of our misfit classic country crowd. They loved the music, and always gave a hard time – and a lot of love – to the performers. They had us to their home at all hours to sit and talk and jam and enjoy adult beverages. I’ll never forget the time Don came to my house with his roto-tiller to dig up my tomato patch for me behind the garage. His shoes were untied and the machine kept flying out of his grasp in every direction! I was fearing it would mow him down in front of me! (It didn’t). Don loved to garden at his own house, and it was that same tiller that went into 6th gear and shot out across the street with him chasing it to the amusement of neighbors. Don loved Don Williams music and John Wayne movies (westerns in general). He loved to fish, but only from shore. He would tell you off in a second if you needed it. But he’d also pick you up if you needed a ride, or give you a pillow to sack out on his sofa. And you never, never went thirsty at his kitchen table during a late-night laugh-a-thon. He was devoted to Barbara (your mom) and cared for her for many years when she was ill with heart failure. I still have the many Christmas gifts they gave me, including a Santa holding a fishing pole that I love so much he has to stay out all year. Their photo is up on my fridge, and when I pass by, I often give them both a big * smooch * because it still feels like they are always here. Barb and Don together are part of many of my fondest memories, including the time they drove up to my annual summer party in their gigantic motor home, which eclipsed half the block. I couldn’t possible type enough to capture all I remember about Don and his mischief-making bride. They are much of my heart, which will smile forever because of them. Hugs to all of you, your dad was a wonderful, special man who will be missed dearly.

  • Bev Seidner says:


    I’m so sorry for your loss. Hang in there girl, I know you will. This will be a trying time in your life, if you ever need anything, call me.
    Love ya

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