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Donald C. Holmi, 65, of Gwinn died Sunday afternoon, February 26, 2017 at UP Health System Marquette. He was born October 2, 1951 in Ishpeming, a son of the late Emil and Irene (Pelkie) Holmi. On October 4, 1969 he married Sharlene St. Aubin at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Gwinn. The couple had made their home in Illinois for 30 years prior to returning to Gwinn a few years ago. Donald had been employed as a generator specialist. He had worked on the road for 45 years with the last 25 in the employment of MD&A. His interests included hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Sharlene Holmi of Gwinn; children, Kendra Holmi of Sycamore, IL and Brian Holmi of Rockford, IL; a granddaughter, Ashley VanAcker of Sycamore, IL; siblings, Alice (Tommy) Anderson of Negaunee, Sharon Tincknell of Negaunee, Fred (Faye) Holmi and Mickey Holmi, both of Gwinn; and a sister-in-law, Rosalee Holmi of Germantown, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, John Holmi and a brother-in-law, Jerry Tincknell. A memorial service for Donald will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Gwinn VFW Post 5670 in Gwinn from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com