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Donald J. Solomon

Don passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

He was born September 4, 1935 in Hastings, the son of Russell and Lydia (Marsh) Solomon. Don owned and operated Solomon Livestock Trucking. In his free time Don enjoyed running his dairy farm, volunteering as a 4-H leader and working with draft horses.

Don was a member of Farm Bureau and the Martin Methodist Church for 30 years. On June 29, 1956 at Wayland Methodist Church he married Margie Miller who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Debra (Jeff) Smith of Bradley, Donald Solomon of Dorr, Jeanne (Doug) DeMann and Nancy (Jeff) Ekkel both of Martin; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way; 1 great-great-granddaughter; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Solomon; siblings, Sandra Ehmry, Marcia  Schondelmeyer and Janet Geukes along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Solomon; great-grandson, Caleb Smith and uncle and aunt, Curt (Nellie) Solomon.

Friends may visit with Don’s family from 5-8 P.M., Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Martin Methodist Church where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 27, 2019 with Pastor Sean Kidd officiating.

Private family burial will take place at Hicks Cemetery in Martin at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Donald may be made to Martin Methodist Church or the

American Cancer Society


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Barbara and Ernie Strong

November 24, 2019 at 6:52 pm

Our sincerest sympathies are with Margie and the family. May he now rest pain free and in peace


Louise Thompson

November 24, 2019 at 7:20 pm

Marge I am sorry to here about Don he will be missed by all. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayer. Sending big hug. ❤️ Louise


Sue Lindsey

November 24, 2019 at 7:39 pm

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing……Heaven has gained another special angel….my thoughts and prayers are with the family…..Keep all your wonderful memories close…..Hugs to you all…..


Brenda Holland

November 24, 2019 at 8:29 pm

Aunt Marge, I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Don’s passing. Sending hugs & prayers to you and the family as you go through this difficult time.


Marie Whittemore

November 25, 2019 at 11:03 am

My treasured friend and classmate Marge, my heart is aching for you and your family. I never had a chance to get to know him but I know he was a special person and you are all in my thoughts. Sending love. Marie


Diane DeForest Woodring

November 25, 2019 at 1:35 pm

So many wonderful memories spent with the Solomon family over the years. Sending prayers, hugs and peace to your family.


Jerry and Marilyn Fenner

November 25, 2019 at 4:18 pm

Marge and Family:

We cherish the times we have spent with you and your family. The meals we have had together and watching baseball, basketball and football games with you two. Don will be missed but has left all of us with special memories. He touched a lot of people, especially when he had the horses.


Ted and Laurie

November 26, 2019 at 6:31 am

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Ted and Laurie Rinvelt


Keaven & Cheryl Noteboom

November 26, 2019 at 4:31 pm

Marge and family,

We want you to know we are thinking of all of you at this difficult time. We cherish all the memories that were made at your place in Martin and at the farm in Allegan, Mom and Dad I am sure we’re at the gates to welcome Don home. Our prayers are with you.


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