CORFU — Donald K. Schmigel, Sr., age 74 of Corfu, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

He was born Aug. 17, 1946, in Boonville, Mo., a son of the late Donald R. Schmigel and Nora Steele.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Don enjoyed watching dirt track racing and NASCAR.

Donald is the husband of Susan T. Domoj Schmigel. They were married on Sept. 9, 1967. He is also survived by his daughter, Karie Schmigel of Stafford; his son, Donald K. (Jennifer Zynda) Schmigel, Jr. of Corfu; two grandchildren, Sheniqua Samol of Batavia and Matthew Scroger of Pennsylvania; his great-granddaughter, Lilly Avino; his brothers, Terrence Schmigel of Texas and William (Eileen) Schmigel of Missouri; his sister, Starre Szelag of Alaska; sister-in-law, Ginger Schmigel of Alabama, N.Y. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by his granddaughter, Sgt. Shaina B. Schmigel, who passed away on May 30, 2014; and his brother, Lon Schmigel.

There are no prior visiting hours. Family and friends are invited to his graveside service which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11:30 a.m. at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 726 Exchange St. Suite 815, Buffalo, NY 14210. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

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