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Donald J. Suchy

July 19, 1935 — December 27, 2023



Donald Joseph Suchy, a beloved father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2023, at the age of 88. Born on July 19, 1935, in Oak Park, IL, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Evelyn Suchy.

Donald had many passions that brought him happiness. Throughout his life, he found solace in the intricate world of model railroads and trains, always captivated by their magnificent engineering. Fishing was another pastime that allowed him to relax and connect with nature. However, there was no greater joy for Donald than spending time with his beloved cat, Smudgey, who provided him with unconditional love and companionship.

Donald had a deep appreciation for movies, with "A Christmas Carol" being one of his favorites. He eagerly awaited the holiday season to gather with loved ones and indulge in classic films that brought warmth and cheer to his heart.

Family was of utmost importance to Donald, and he cherished the moments spent with his son, John (Tamara), his daughter Suzanne, and his cherished (6) grandchildren, and (2) great-grandchildren. His genuine love and devotion brought immeasurable happiness to their lives, creating memories that will forever be cherished. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Holly and his son Tim. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Donald, a proud 3rd Generation Army Combat Engineer Veteran, served his country with honor and courage. His dedication to the Armed Forces exemplified his unwavering commitment to protecting the values he held dear.

After serving in the US Army, Donald worked for several companies throughout his adult years such as General Motors (EMD) as a foreman, Precision Labratory, and sold insurance for Combined.  Don then worked for Puroletor Courier for a number of years which he enjoyed driving up north where he would find a quiet lake and have lunch.  He then owned and operated a delivery service which was quite busy that led him into retirement.  He still wanted to stay active so for a few hours a week he would help Krueger Floral deliver flowers and then he worked with a couple good friends at Floral Magic in Wausau which was by far his favorite job.

Donald dedicated his life to bringing joy to others through his career in flower delivery, demonstrating his commitment to ensuring that each bouquet arrived on time and with care. His attention to detail and warm personality endeared him to his colleagues and the countless recipients of his floral arrangements.

Funeral services for Donald Joseph Suchy will be held on January 12, 2024 at 11:00 am, at Helke Funeral Home  (302 Spruce Street in Wausau, WI 54401), Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the hour of service at Helke Funeral Home, where family, friends, and colleagues will come together to honor his life with joy, laughter, and love. In accordance with his wishes, Donald will be lovingly cremated.

Although his physical presence will be deeply missed, Donald's spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. May his legacy of kindness, devotion, and love serve as a reminder for us all to cherish every moment and embrace the joy that life brings.


Rest in peace, dear Donald.

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Friday, January 12, 2024

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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Friday, January 12, 2024

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Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401


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