Donald A. “Don” Stepniak, 86, of Appleton, Wis., formerly of Marinette, Wis., passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020. He was born in the Township of Lake on Feb. 19, 1934, to the late Walter and Martha (Okoniewska) Stepniak.  
   Survivors are his wife, Dolores; daughter, Karen Schmelzer, Combined Locks, Wis.; son, Gary Stepniak, Minneapolis, Minn.; and grandsons: Jacob and Matthew Schmelzer, Combined Locks. He is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Eugene Schmelzer; father and mother-in-law, Ernest and Inez Hoida; brothers:  Victor (Doris), Bernard (Muriel), Henry (Jean), and Walter (Henrietta) Stepniak; and sisters: Irene (Bernard) Michalski, Helen (Levi) Phillips, Margaret (Floyd) Madson, and Veronica (Leonard) Dorscheid.  
    Due to the COVID-19 virus, a private funeral mass will be held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church followed by burial at St. Joseph Cemetery.  The funeral will be live streamed.  For details, please call the funeral home.  
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