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26090 Pine Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-4600
Fax: (906) 337-4699
Donald Zappa

Donald Francis Zappa

Thursday, July 12, 1928 - Sunday, December 15, 2019
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Mohawk, December 16, 2019

Donald F. Zappa, 91, a resident of Mohawk for his entire lifetime, except for a little more than a year when he resided in Jerome, Arizona, passed away at UP Health System-Marquette on Sunday December 15, 2019.

He was born on July 12, 1928 in Mohawk, a son fo the late Wilbur “Bill” Zappa and Lillie Zappa.

He attended Calumet High School, graduating with the Class of 1945. He also graduated from LaSalle University, School of Accounting.

He served with the U.S. Army from 1950-1952, during the Korean Conflict, being honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.

After his discharge, Donald was employed by the Armstrong-Thielman Lumber Co. from 1953-1963. He then was employed by the Keweenaw County Road Commission as an accountant from 1963 until the time of his retirement in 1990.

Donald was very active in sports, participating in high school track and basketball. He was also active in baseball with various Mohawk and Keweenaw teams as a long time third baseman. He participated in junior, intermediate and senior hockey with Keweenaw and Calumet teams. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan since childhood.

On June 5, 1954 he married the former Enid Kytta and they made their home in Mohawk for the past 65 years. He was a former member of the Mohawk Methodist Church and a current member of the Laurium Shining Light Church. He was active as a lay speaker in various churches for a number of years.

Don served as a member of both the Allouez Township School Board as well as the C-L-K School Board for a period of 21 years, fifteen as Treasurer and the final six as President. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved dog, Belle. He is survived by his wife, Enid of Mohawk, a son, Roger (Natalie) Zappa of Marquette, a daughter, Nancy (James) Moore of Hancock, three grandchildren Luke and Matthew Zappa and Emily Moore, and 2 great grandchildren, Bearen and Hayden.

A visitation will be held on Thursday December 19, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Zappa will be held at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home on Friday December 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Jay Weidner to officiate.

Burial with military honors conducted by the Copper Country Veterans Association will take place in the Lake View Cemetery in the spring.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 19, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home
    Address
    26090 Pine Street
    Calumet, MI 49913
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  • Service

    Friday, December 20, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 20, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home
    Address
    26090 Pine Street
    Calumet, MI 49913
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Jay Weidner

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Laura Collins

Posted at 03:35am
Roger and Family; We were saddened to hear of the passing of your father, I know how close you were to your parents. We are thinking of the Zappa family and have you in our prayers. May the love and support of family and friends be of comfort to you in the difficult days ahead. May the good memories be of some consolation to you and yours. Laura and Hartley Collins. (We are now residents of Calumet since 2015).
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Dorothy Koski

Posted at 08:37pm
Dear Enid & family,
Carl & I are so sorry to hear about Don's passing. Know that you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers
Dorothy (Murvich) & Carl Koski
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Bill & Mickey

Posted at 05:52pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love you guys
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Joan Sever

Posted at 04:52pm
Dear Enid, Roger, Nancy and families,
We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing! He was such a wonderful man and family friend. You all have our deepest sympathy. George and Joan
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