Paul Donley Memorial - College Fund

$4,245 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 44 people in 31 months
Matthew Weise
on behalf of Christiina Donley
Paul Verle Donley passed away on Tuesday, January 10th after a valiant battle with cancer. He was forty years old.

Paul was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma to Rod Donley and Kathryn Wallace on November 2, 1976. A graduate of Chippewa Valley High School, Paul was an outstanding high school athlete who played football at Ferris State University before injuries ended his playing career. He also attended Lansing Community College.  

Paul married Christiina Tymoszewicz on June 28, 2008. They were blessed with a too brief, yet wonderful life together that included their two daughters: 7-year-old Morgan and 4-year-old Nora.

Paul was a partner with his father in their family business, Key Wholesale Flooring.

Paul exuded life. His unique sense of humor made him quick to laugh, or to crack a joke. His kind and generous heart was well known to his friends and family. Paul’s faith in Christ was evidenced by the way he accepted others, refusing to label or judge those who were different than him.

Paul coached women's club lacrosse at Michigan State University and women’s lacrosse for Haslett and Williamston High Schools.  He was a deacon at South Lansing Christian Church. He loved to spend time with his family and friends, and especially enjoyed smoking meat for their gatherings. Paul was also an avid fisherman. He passed the love for fishing and the outdoors onto his daughters.

Paul is survived by his wife of eight years, Christiina, and their daughters, Morgan and Nora; his father, Rod Donley and stepmother, Judi Donley, his mother, Kathryn Wallace and her late husband, Donald Barr; his stepbrother Matt and stepsister Megan; his stepbrother David Barr and his wife Maria; stepsister Dawn Marie and her husband Steve Gower, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and countless friends who will all miss him terribly.

A Celebration of Paul's life will be held at 11:00am on February 4th at South Lansing Christian Church located at 6300 Aurelius Road in Lansing, Michigan.  

A MI-529 Investment Account has been opened for Nora and Morgan.  You can make an electronic donation on this site or mail a check made payable to MI 529 Advisor Plan to   South Lansing Christian Church 6300 Aurelius Road, Lansing, MI 48911.

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A GoFundMe account has been created for Christiina's girls. You are still welcome to send a check but this will allow for electronic donations. I hope that you can help!
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$4,245 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 44 people in 31 months
Created January 27, 2017
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Fat Fish
27 months ago
Dave Betts
27 months ago

May your family find peace in the wake of this tragedy. Terribly sorry for your loss.

Amanda Rowland (Ruhno)
28 months ago
Norma Manrique
28 months ago

I hope God enlighten your path and that of your family, peace, love and prosperity are my sincere wishes. Norma

Margaret Manning Shull
29 months ago

Hi Christiina, just wanted you to know that you are often on my mind and in my heart. I know these days must be very challenging on so many levels, but I am thankful to see that you have so many loving and wonderful people in your life to help you carry the loss of Paul. Investing in your daughter's education is a wonderful gift. Lots of love to you! Margaret

Ariel Kessler
29 months ago

Our deepest condolences to the Donely, Family. May God bless you and keep you, may His face shine upon you, may He bless you and keep you safe. Paul was a role model and coach for so many. His passion for life and his joy radiated to all he knew. As a coach, he taught the skill to play lacrosse well, but more than that he was a person of high moral character, and that was something he taught, encouraged, and fostered in his players. His legacy will forever live on and he will never be forgotten. He is deeply missed. Sincerely, Ariel Kessler

30 months ago
Colleen Davlin
30 months ago

May the peace of God be in your hearts

Rich and Kay Schoenherr
30 months ago

In Honor of Bill Wessels

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