Donald Walter Chaffee age 80, of Crosby, ND passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Crosby.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 23, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Crosby with Father Daniel Berg as Celebrant. Inurnment will follow at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may sign the guest book from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby. A Vigil/rosary service will be held at 7:30 PM on Sunday at the Funeral Home.
Donald was born on May 14, 1934 in Outlook, Montana, the son of Ralph and Mary (Griffin) Chaffee. He attended school in Outlook and later in Crosby graduating from Crosby High School in 1954.
On January 20, 1954, Donald married Lorraine Gardner in Crosby. Donald spent 40 years working for Farmers Union Oil. He was a supporter of the Athletics in Divide County for 50 years. He was inducted into the Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.
Donald enjoyed watching the Twins and the Maroons. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and do it with a smile.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents and son, Steven.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine of Crosby; daughters, Vicki (Barry) Haggin of Crosby and Marla (Keith) Sem of Minot; sons, Terry Chaffee of Fountain, CO, Chuck Chaffee of Rugby and Tom Chaffee of Crosby; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Hageboeck of Plentywood, MT and brother, Dick Chaffee of Crosby.
Memorial may be made to the donor’s choice in Donald’s name.
Stakston-Martin Funeral Home of Crosby is in charge of arrangements.