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Donald Patrick Chollak


February 27, 2019

Donald Patrick Chollak, 71, of Rock Springs, passed away Feb. 22, 2019, at his home.

A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Chollak died following a sudden illness.

He was born March 22, 1947, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, the son of Joseph Chollak and Apolonia Frizovicova.

He went to school in Rock Springs and was a 1965 graduate of the Rock Springs High School.

He was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, having served from August 1967 to August 1969.

He was employed in the maintenance department for the city of Rock Springs from early 1990 until his retirement in August 2015. He also had worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. His interests included playing the accordion and he enjoyed his mother's cooking. 

Survivors include many nieces and great-nieces; Dana Zeller and husband Russ of Meadow Vista, Calif., Laurel Lewis of Sacramento, Calif., Alexandra Murray and husband Matthew and their son Michael Russell Murray, all of Pleasant Hill, Calif., Carla Hill of Meridian, Idaho, Brenda Dobson and husband Ron of Canada, Karen Forsyth and husband Brian of Canada; many nephews and great-nephews including, Mark Chollak of Rock Springs, Grant Chollak and wife Debbie of Canada and Scott Chollak and wife Sherry of Canada.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Matt Chollak and Joseph Chollak; one sister; Mary Lewis; and one nephew, Matt Chollak Jr. Cremation will take place and services will be announced at a later date.


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