Reverend Donovan A. Bakalyar, 98
Memorial services scheduled for Donovan A. Bakalyar, 98, former Reverend at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine.
Memorial services for Reverend Donovan A. Bakalyar, 98 will be held at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Thunder Bay, Ontario on Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. and at Concordia Cemetery in Hammond, Indiana on Saturday, Sept. 22, at noon.
The former Reverend at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine, Bakalyar spent 53 years serving Lutheran congregations in Fort William, Ontario; Circle Pines, Minnesota; Palatine, Illinois; and Iron River, Michigan.
Donovan A. Bakalyar, beloved husband of Arla Mae, died on August 31, 2012 at the Care Center in Grand Marais, MN.
He was also blessed with nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Margaret in 1984, his son Timothy in 1993, his daughter, Cheryl Cook, in 2009, his son-in-law Fred Cook in 2010, and his brother Stephen, and sisters Leona Parkovich and Viola Matias.
He is survived by his wife, son Donovan (Anne), daughter Kathleen (Robert) Bradish, daughter-in-law Linda Bakalyar, and stepchildren Susan (Paul) Kajmowicz, David (Mary) McKinstry, and Connie (Ric) McKinstry-Symak, grandchildren Elizabeth (Matt) Friedman, Benjamin (Kourtney) Bakalyar, Joshua (Juliann) Bradish, Sarah (Nick) Trivisanno, Ashley (Matt) Morgan, Seth and Jacob Cook, Marina (Chris) Brindel, his step grandchildren, Greg Kajmowicz, Stacey (James) Wilson, Julia (Adrian) Varao and Patrick McKinstry.