Donald L. Rhodes

Donald L. Rhodes
Donald L. Rhodes, Otsego, Michigan, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010 in Kalamazoo. Donald was born May 27, 1934 in Jefferson Township, Mercer Co., OH, the son of Edgar and Sylvia (Stelts) Rhodes. He had been employed over 25 years with Otsego Television, retiring in 1980. He enjoyed Tinkering with clocks, carpentry, photography, painting and being with his grandchildren. Surviving are his companion of nine years, LaDonna Simons; a son Donald Lee Rhodes of Texas; 3 stepchildren, Stephen Trimm of Gainesville, FL; Debra (Bill) Harrison of Pine Lake; Robin (Jeff) Gipson of Gobles; 4 grandchildren, C.J., Cyle, Mike and Ben; 4 great grandchildren, Alisha, Kendra, Cadence and Cillian; a brother, James (Ruth) Rhodes and a sister, Frances Kay (Dean) Shaffer, all of Celina, OH. He was preceded in death by his wife Donna in 1998, an infant daughter, Debra Lynn in 1955 and a sister, Dorothy Coats. In accordance with his wishes, Donald has been cremated. A memorial service will be on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at the V.F.W. Hall, 124 N. Farmer St., Otsego, Michigan. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Borgess Visiting Nurse and Hospice.
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