Donald "Donnie" Louis Happel, Jr.

November 28, 1971May 15, 2019

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Donald "Donnie" Louis Happel, Jr. of Baltimore Highlands, MD, beloved husband of Karina J. Happel. Loving Father of Donald "Trey" L. Happel, III and his wife Mariah, Darienne R. Happel and Brenton M. Happel. Cherished son of Barbara J. Happel ( birth mother) and Donald L. Happel, Sr. and his wife Karen L. Happel. Dear brother of Donna L. Moellmann and Denise M. Fisher. Donnie is also survived by many nieces, nephews and loving friends. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc., 7250 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD 21075 (exit 6 south off Rt. 100) on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 3 to 5pm and 7 to 9 pm where a Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 10:00 am. Inurnment will be held at a later date privately. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403 or at


  • Karina J. Happel, Wife
  • Donald "Trey" L. Happel, III & his wife Mariah, Darienne R. Happel & Brenton M. Happel, Children
  • Barbara J. Happel, Birth Mother
  • Donald L. Happel, Sr. & his wife Karen, Father
  • Donna L. Moellmann & Denise M. Fisher, Sisters
  • many nieces, nephews & loving friends, others



  • Visitation Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service Sunday, May 19, 2019


  • Inurnment Private


Donald "Donnie" Louis Happel, Jr.

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Will and Sharon Swoboda

May 19, 2019

Words cannot express our sympathy for the family. It was so wonderful to share in family gatherings. Our thoughts and prayers will be for your comfort and peace now and into the future. Love The Swoboda's

Dawn Lauer

May 18, 2019

Rest In Peace Donnie

Brianna Moellmann

May 17, 2019

Uncle Donnie, we miss you so much. You were the life of the party, and so is karina❤️ I love you both so much!!!

Sandy Kraft

May 17, 2019

Karina we were so sorry to here about Donnie he was such a nice guy our prayers are with you hang in there

Cindy Baublitz

May 17, 2019

Always outside with the boys! I didn’t know him well, but I know Trey was very close to his dad. I am so very sorry. He was taken much too young.

Susan Hayes

May 17, 2019


We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

Susan & Bill Hayes