Visitation6-7:30PM - Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Oâ€™Connell Funeral Home in Hudson
Funeral Services7:30PM - Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Oâ€™Connell Funeral Home in Hudson
Donald A. Dobis, age 59, of Hudson, WI, died unexpectedly on October 20, 2015 at his home in Hudson, as a result of complications from lung cancer.
Donald was born on February 24, 1956 to Andrew and Mary (Mullen) Dobis in St. Paul, MN. He graduated from Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights, MN, the class of 1974. Following a brief time as a welder, he dedicated over thirty years to Metro Transit as a Bus Mechanic.
Everyone who knew Donald knew him to be a quiet man – enjoying the simple things in life. His biggest passion was hunting and spending time in the outdoors, whether that be maintaining his yard and forest surrounding his home, preparing and training his dogs for hunting season, or building forts in the yard with his nephew, Caleb. He was a proud supporter of the “Pheasants Forever” organization, and enjoyed fixing and riding his motorcycles, taking trips to Itasca State Park, Sturgis, the Four Corners, and other places out West. He frequently could be found watching the deer roam in his backyard, listening to country music, and he cherished quiet mornings sitting by his wood-burning stove, with a cup of coffee in hand and his dogs at his feet.
Donald is survived by his brothers, Roger Frank and Keith (Shawna) Frank; sister, Marie (Dave Aliterto) Starr; and nieces and nephews: Angela Starr; Ryan and Dustin Frank, and Caleb, Kaitlyn and Trinity Frank. He is preceded in death by his father, Andrew Dobis; his mother, Mary Frank; and step-father, Harold Frank.
A Memorial Gathering for Donald will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI, followed by a service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Pheasants Forever.