Donald "Don/Donnie" Fortier
1946 - 2021
BORN
1946
DIED
2021
Donald "Don/Donnie" Fortier

Franklin - Born June 1946, was a retired Milwaukee Police Officer decorated for service in the Crime Analysis Unit. He passed on Tuesday, April 27th at the age of 74 after a 2-week fight with COVID. He was a loving, kind man with a knack for raising peoples' spirits and pulling them together through a combination of charm and wit. He is preceded by his wife Lonanne "Lonnie" Fortier (Née Goodhue), who has likely asked him to rub her feet followed by "What took you so long?" Father of Annette, Brad (husband Dan), Todd, and dog companion Gus. Grandfather of Riley. Survived by 7 sisters and 2 brothers, along with numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation and service will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (3722 S 58th St, 53220) on Saturday, May 8th. 12pm visitation with 1pm service. Masks will be required. For gifting flowers https://www.welkes.com/heritage-funeral-home/





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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from May 1 to May 2, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
8
Visitation
12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
3722 S 58th St
May
8
Service
1:00p.m.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
3722 S 58th St
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Heritage Funeral Home
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And all the OEI Team
May 10, 2021
JESUS I TRUST IN YOU ! " We are sorry for your loss " `SHARING IN YOUR SADNESS AS YOU REMEMBER DON ` " I offer my heartfelt condolences to you and your family . May DON´S soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your loved ones at this difficult time and offer my condolences to you all . HIS GENTLE SOUL WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS " BRIJ AND KATHY THE WALIA FAMILY 713-703-7807
BRIJ / KATHY / WALIA FAMILY
May 8, 2021
I'm so happy that we got to reconnect after 60 years at Orv's reunion in 2019. You were always a kind, thoughtful and considerate boy and man. You loved to visit at my house and chat with my mother. St. Matthew's was a wonderful school where we met and I still have friends today from there. My sincere condolences to your family and they were lucky to have you as a father. Rest in peace, Donny!
Ginger (Bartolotta) Szymaszek
May 6, 2021
Rest In Peace dear friend. Lots of wonderful memories from our days at St. Matthew´s.
Jean (Lehr) Zeller
May 5, 2021
To the Family of Donny Fortier:

Please accept my Deepest Sympathy on your Loss, of Father/Grand Father, and Brother to his Siblings. Sending Thoughts and Prayers.
I remember the Fortier Family as we grew up across the street from one another on 29th Street.......
We were the Waier Family. Also former members of Saint Matthew's Parish.

God Bless and May Donny Rest in Peace.

Hugs,
Judy (Waier), Renteria, Woods
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Judith Woods
Acquaintance
May 4, 2021
Heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the entire Fortier family during this very sad and difficult time. I remember Donnie being a leader and someone whom was looked up to in our community. Memories............ The Puffer Family from St. Matthew´s
Kathy (Puffer) Mejac
May 2, 2021
Julie and all the Fortiers: I am so sorry for the loss of Donnie. I hope you'll remember the laughs, as I do, with much love.
Mary Simon
May 2, 2021
You will be missed Uncle Don.
MICHAEL STAMAS
Family
May 2, 2021
So glad we got to see Donnie and family at the Orv's Reunion. Always a big hug and smile. Finally at peace with Lonnie. God bless the entire Fortier family !
Tom and Mary Jane Murray
May 1, 2021
My condolences to Donnie's family. Donnie and I graduated from St. Matthew's grade school in 1960. We new each other very well. Tom
Thomas and Sharon Kadow
May 1, 2021