Donald W. Clawson

Donald W. Clawson

Donald W. Clawson of Plainwell passed away surrounded by his family, Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Kalamazoo.

He was born March 24, 1935 in Allegan, the son of Ernest and Laura (Dunklee) Clawson. Donald served his country in the US Army. For over 20 years he worked as a machinist for Eaton. On March 21, 1959, in Allegan, he married Dolores Hinkle who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Dorrian “Rian” (Lydia) Clawson of Arizona, Rebecca “Becky” (Russell) Deaton and  Dorrinda “Rindi” Lee Clawson both of Plainwell; 5 grandchildren, Kelly (Dan) Kursinsky, Russ (Erin) Deaton, Anthony and Amanda Santiago and Rianna Lee Clawson; 3 great-grandchildren, Andrew and Jordan Kursinsky and Avery Cross; a sister Norma (Robert) Thompson of Muskegon; several special nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews and his special golf cart buddy, Brenden Stanley.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffery L. Clawson; 2 brothers, Harold and Bobby Clawson and a granddaughter, Amy Jo Deaton.

Cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Friends may visit with Donald’s family from 3:00 P.M. until the time of the service at 4:00.

Contributions in memory of Donald may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society for colon cancer research.

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  1. Georgia Meade says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. God Bless!

    Tim and Georgia Meade & Family

  2. Nancy Warner says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family. My love goes out to you. Nancy

  3. Helen Palleschi says:

    Dear Rindi,
    I have enjoyed hearing stories about your family as our paths cross at Rickman House. Prayers are with you at this time. May wonderful memories of your Dad surround you.
    God bless you and your family,

  4. Norman Arndt says:

    I’m sorry to hear about Don’s passing.

  5. john & Judy Clear says:

    Our thoughts and prayers with all the family.

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