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Donald Joe "Donni" Vail (1963 - 2014)

Obituary
  • "Donni, I have so many fond memories of you... baseball,..."
  • "Joni, Shelby, I am so sorry for you loss just know that he..."
    - Nancy Harwager
  • "I am proud to have got to play ball with Donnie. He was a..."
    - Getald Miller
  • "My sympathy to the family. May the wonderful memories of..."
  • "Donni, I will miss you everyday for the rest of my life. I..."
    - Lisa Duke

Donald Joe Vail, 51, passed away on May 24, 2014 from diabetes complications.
Donni was born on May 15, 1963, in Soldotna, to Tommy and Joan Vail.
Donni Graduated from Soldotna High School in 1981, where he excelled at football, baseball, basketball, and also played the trombone for several years. A lifelong Alaskan, he enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, camping, and mountain biking. He especially cherished his time on the boat with his brother, Danny. Family was very important to Donni, especially his kids. We can only hope that he is now at peace, probably watching Dallas Cowboy Football and NASCAR on Sundays with his mother, daddy, and Danny. His infectious smile and kind heart will be greatly missed.
Donni was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Joan, and his brother, Danny.
Donni is survived by his daughters, Ashleigh Little, and her husband Travis, Ariel Vail, and their mother, Cathi Morris; sons, Kyle and Zack Vail; Sisters, Joni Dykstra, Lisa Duke, and her Husband Dan; Nephew, Jamie Duke; Nieces, Shelby Dykstra and Jessie Duke.
The family will hold a private celebration of life and condolences can be sent to:
Lisa Duke at 1960 E Industrial Dr, Wasilla AK, 99654 or Ashleigh Little at PO Box 603, Kenai AK, 99611.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on June 3, 2014
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