Donald Albert Michaelis, 84, of Galax, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at his home.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., on May 23, 1928, to Albert and Doris Michaelis.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Lucille Rondeau Michaelis.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Michael Parsons of Galax, Karen and Randal Aldred of Woodlawn andCheri and Mark VanHoy of Galax; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Joyce Michaelis of Thomasville, N.C., Randy Michaelis of High Point, N.C., Dennis and Sue Michaelis of Fries; half-brother, Mark Michaelis of Hickory, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel with Harry Shelton officiating. Burial followed in the Monta Vista Cemetery.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com.