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Michael Franklin Donathan


1949 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Michael Franklin Donathan Obituary
Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at the age of 62.
He was born on August 3, 1949, to Frank and Sadie in Los Alamos, NM. Michael loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He spent his free time at the lake fishing. He was an established musician, being the lead singer in the Whiskey River Band for over 40 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of five years, Gayle Donathan; mother, Sadie Donathan; daughters, Tania J. Donathan-Shetter and husband, Bryan, Valerie Ann Donathan, Jennifer Tissue and husband, Gary and Melodie Cessac and husband, Kirk; sons, Mike Donathan and wife, Jessica, Patrick Blankenship and wife, Tracy and  Benjamin Donathan; nine grandchildren, Preston, Nevaeh, Caiden, Mia, Keith, Lucas, Noah, Grant, and Andrew; sisters, Barbara Williams and  Joy Rasch; his 4 legged friend, Missy and numerous other family and friends. Michael will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Funeral Service took place at Garcia Mortuary, Sunday, November 13, 2011. To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Michael's care has been entrusted to Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM, 87102, 505-243-5222.
Published in the Quay County Sun on Nov. 16, 2011
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