ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Bill Donager, of Braham, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at his home. He was 69 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Braham Event Center.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 4:00-6:00 pm, prior to the service at the Braham Event Center.
Willis “Bill” Lyle Donager, of Braham, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at his home. He was 69 years old.
Bill was born on December 28, 1948 in Blackduck, Minnesota to parents Raymond and Edna (TenEyck) Donager. When he was 5, the family moved to Littlefork where Bill attended school and graduated from Littlefork High School in 1966. Bill took 1 year of college courses before enlisting in the United States Army in September of 1967. He served during Vietnam and was honorably discharged in June of 1970. He returned to college at Bemidji State, earning a bachelor’s degree in Art and Business.
On December 18, 1971, Bill was united in marriage to Carol Jean Bjerk. In 1974, they moved to Braham where Bill started his career as an Art teacher at the Braham Middle School and later at the High School. After 32 years of teaching countless students, Bill retired in 2006.
Bill loved all types of art and enjoyed trips to art museums, making and teaching pottery, and painting. Bill was an avid NASCAR fan, and experienced a number of races in person. He loved the yearly summer trip to the lake for fishing and relaxing with his wife and sons and later his grandkids. Bill was an active member of the Braham VFW as well as the Vietnam Veterans of America. He enjoyed playing cards, especially Smear, with his family and friends and trips to the Renaissance festival in the fall. Bill will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents and brother David.
He is survived by his wife Carol; sons, Andrew (Heather) and Brian (Teri); grandchildren, Tyler, Dylan, Kelten, Evelyn, Donѐ, Liam, and Zach; many other relatives and friends.