Michael Edward Donaldson
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Michael Edward Donaldson , Age: 73
May 03, 1944 -- April 18, 2018

Michael Edward Donaldson, 73, of Prairie Village, KS, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018, after a four-year battle with metastatic myxofibrosarcoma. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 24th, from 9:30-11:00 AM, with a Funeral Mass following at 11:00 AM, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 7231 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Catholic Community Hospice.

Mike was born on May 3, 1944, in Kansas City, MO. He was a graduate of Rockhurst High School and Rockhurst College. After college, he he served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves, receiving an Honorable Discharge in May, 1971. He met Elizabeth M. Karnes (Liz) and they married on June 27, 1969. Mike had a long and successful career in merchandising, and was an avid sportsman his entire life. He loved coaching his children's sports teams, playing golf, and especially spending time with his family. On weekends, he would regularly visit his siblings and their children, just stopping-by to chat over a cold beer or two. Later in life, Mike also enjoyed traveling. He visited Europe twice, and after receiving his terminal prognosis in February, he, along with his two children and brother, Timothy, traveled to Ireland to fulfill his life-long dream of visiting the land of his ancestors. Mike never met a stranger and always remembered your name. He was loved so much and will be greatly missed by many. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Harry T. and Florence M. Donaldson. He is survived by his wife, Liz, of nearly 49 years; two children Chris (Amie) Donaldson of Leawood, KS, Lisa (Mark) O'Hara, of Lenexa, KS; six grandchildren Owen, Ian, and Finn Donaldson, and Faith, Nolan, and Gus O'Hara; seven siblings Mary Sue (James) Karl, Richard (Kathleen) Donaldson, Patrick (Jan) Donaldson, Judith (Dennis) Mereghetti, James (Christine) Donaldson, Timothy (Jean) Donaldson, and Father Thomas Donaldson, C.Ss.R.; and many dear nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Additional Service: Funeral Mass
Location: St. Ann Catholic Church
Address: 7231 Mission Road
City: Prairie Village
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66208
Date: April 24, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
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Casey and Eva Casebolt April 20, 2018

Friend Shawnee , Kansas

Oh what a shock and a loss!!! But the best now is to REMEMBER all the good times, they help to heal the sorrows. Great times were had in those days at 3710 Warwick when and where we all first met. Nurses on one side of the hall, us "boyz" on the other side. Some lifetime friendships still ongoing. Oh, and Sunday nights all gathered at 9 p.m. for "Mission Impossible"!!! And Liz, I know you will never forget my "going to bed" at the Lake!! I loved that guy Mike and same for you Liz and the kids. Now someday Mike and Slattery and I shall meet at the "real" Blarney Stone and share another cold one!! God Bless and keep my buddy Mike Donaldson. Eva, Casey and Scott

Ed Phelps April 20, 2018

Golf, tennis, softball, beer drinking, wing eating buddy Leawood , Kansas

To Liz, Chris, Lisa, and the entire Donaldson family, we are so sorry for your loss. Mike was one of my best friends and I will miss him terribly. His quick wit, incredible memory and the fact that he never met a person he didn't like (and recall ) was his most endearing trait. My only regret is that I didn't meet him till I was 50. He left a legacy we should all strive toward.

Jeff Frost April 21, 2018

Friend Key West , Florida

My heart goes out to Mike’s family. He was a wonderful man who always had a smile and a kind word. We will all miss him.

Pat Tierney April 23, 2018

Friend of Family Surprise , Arizona

So sorry to hear of Mike's passing, but I know he is reunited with Harry and Florence. My condolences to the entire Donaldson family. May he rest in God's peace!

Amanda Comeau April 23, 2018

Friend, Former Co-worker Lenexa , Kansas

I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was such a great guy! Like the obituary said he never forgot your name. I would always see him around at the Gear sales and at Happy Hour's that he was continually invited to and he always greeted me with a big smile. He will be missed. I am praying for your family. God Bless! Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Donda McLaughlin April 23, 2018

acquaintance Overland Park , Kansas

Our condolences go out to Mike and his family. He sounds like such a lover of life! We will pray for all his loved ones! Sincerely, Donda McLaughlin, L.C.S.W. Parish Liaison Catholic Community Hospice

Matt and Rhonda Brewer April 23, 2018

We are friends of the Karl Family St. Louis , Missouri

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mary Sue and the entire family.

Terence Glynn April 24, 2018

Friend Kansas City , Missouri

I met Mike at Rockhurst College in the late 1960's. He was a nice pleasant fellow then and remained that way. Mike would always greet me with a smile, even after not seeing me for a couple of years. I think I know that his Catholic Faith was important to him so will keep hima nd his family in my prayers!