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Donald Wright

January 26, 1931 — May 15, 2018

Donald Floyd Wright Mr. Donald Floyd Wright, 87 of Hillman, Michigan died peacefully at his home on May 15, 2018 surrounded by loving family. He was born to Ida and Floyd Wright in Hillman, Michigan on January 26, 1931. He graduated from Hillman High School in 1948 and married his high school sweetheart, Betty Powell, in 1950 at the Hillman Methodist Church. Don took an apprenticeship for tool and die at General Motors in Flint, Michigan. He continued his education at G.M.I. and became a mechanical engineer. He retired after 37 years and moved back to Hillman. Don served in the National Guard for three years. He served on many community boards and as a secretary for St. John's Lutheran Church in Hillman and Holy Cross in Flushing, Michigan where he lived for 25 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Wright of Hillman; two sons, Gregory (Shannon) Wright of Hubbard Lake; Curtis (Mel) Wright of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Amanda Thomson, John Wright, and Nicole Wright; four great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Ann Wright. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ida and Floyd Wright; and his brother, Phillip Wright. Funeral services for Mr. Wright will take place at 11:00AM on Friday, May 18, 2018 at St. John's Lutheran Church; Royston; Pastor Jason Mandley officiating. Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Friday from 10:00 AM until time of service. Interment will take place at Hillman Rust Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given to Hospice of Michigan; St John's Lutheran Church; or the Montmorency Commission on Aging.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Wright of Hillman; two sons, Gregory (Shannon) Wright of Hubbard Lake; Curtis (Mel) Wright of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Amanda Thomson, John Wright, and Nicole Wright; four great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Ann Wright. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ida and Floyd Wright; and his brother, Phillip Wright.
Funeral services for Mr. Wright will take place at 11:00AM on Friday, May 18, 2018 at St. John's Lutheran Church; Royston; Pastor Jason Mandley officiating. Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Friday from 10:00 AM until time of service. Interment will take place at Hillman Rust Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given to Hospice of Michigan; St John's Lutheran Church; or the Montmorency Commission on Aging.
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