Donald E. Pountain

Donald E. Pountain
Donald E. “Don” Pountain of Allegan, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Pountain was born December 18, 1927, in Kalamazoo, to Gerald and Charlotte (Valentine) Pountain. After WWII Don served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan. For 41 years he was employed with MasterCraft Corp. in Kalamazoo. He enjoyed cameras, radios and all kinds of gizmos. His favorite activities included fishing, bowling on a league with his son, Darryl, and above everything else, taking care of family. Don always did everything necessary in order to provide for them. They spent a lot of time at the cottage on BartonLake in Vicksburg, fishing and being with family. He was a hero to his sons. On May 5, 1950 in Kalamazoo he married Rita (Brown), who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Donald B. (Gaile) Pountain of Allegan and Darryl (Louise) Pountain of Mattawan; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and another one on the way; two brothers, Ken Pountain of Grand Rapids, MI and Bob Pountain of Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wayne. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Contributions in memory of Don may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
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