Michael J. McDonnell, 31, of Fort Dodge passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at his home.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at Corpus Christi Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating. Burial will follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery. A visitation will be Wednesday 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m.

Michael is survived by his mother, Mary Echevarria; father, Mike McDonnell; siblings, Jimmy McDonnell; Alana McDonnell; Sada Marquez all of Fort Dodge; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charlie and Elvira Echevarria; paternal grandparents, Leo McDonnell and Mary McDonnell.

Michael James McDonnell was born June 20, 1983 in Fort Dodge. He attended Fort Dodge Public Schools. Following his education Michael was employed withJetco of Humboldt and later Thomas Brothers Tree Service. He was a loving brother, uncle, and friend to many. He had a heart of gold. Michael will be deeply missed.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.