Donald J. O'Leary

January 5, 1930September 21, 2020
Obituary of Donald J. O'Leary
Donald J. O’Leary was born to Olga (Schlaepfer) and John T. O’Leary Sr. on January 5, 1930 in Butte Montana. He was one of 13 children. He was raised in Leadville and it was there he met the love of his life, JoAnn McFall. They were married August 22, 1958 in Canon City. Don started his law enforcement career of 40 plus years as an officer with the Leadville Police Department, the Greeley Police Department and ended his career with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office. Don joined the US Army in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1953. Don was an avid hunter, fisherman, loved boating, camping and spending time in the great outdoors with his family. He holds to this date the Colorado state record for Golden Trout. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, JoAnn O’Leary; brothers, Ed and Mark; sisters, Adeline and Doris; an infant sibling and a great-grandson. He is survived by brothers, John, Emmitt, Albert, Alfred, Rick, Charlie; sister, Mary; son, Daniel (Dolly); daughter, Joni (Michael); son, Michael; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2020 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Funeral Service 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Weld County Humane Society in care of Stoddard Funeral Home 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, CO 80634.

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