In memory of
Donald Lesley Irwin
In memory of
Donald Lesley Irwin
Irwin, Donald Lesley 12/1/1934 - 1/5/2021 Niles, Michigan Donald Lesley Irwin, 86, of Niles, MI, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Donald was born in Pontiac, MI to the late Frank Vernon and Ethel Mary (VanTassel) Irwin on December 1, 1934, in Pontiac. Donald proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. Donald was a born-again Christian and met his future wife and love of his life, Patricia Heckathorn, at The Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music. One of his passions was being a truck driver. He loved driving big rigs all over the US & Canada. He also proudly worked at Ford Motor Company. Donald was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia; honorary parents, Ira and Viola VanTassel; sisters, Betty Rapcka and Loretta Duffy. He is survived by his daughters Wanda Irwin of Fairbanks, AK and Charlotte (Steven) Schroeder of Arlington, TX, and his brothers, Charles Irwin, Gary Irwin, and Ronald Irwin. Donald will be entombed at Washtenong Memorial Mausoleum in Ann Arbor. Arrangements entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles. www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com Brown Funeral Home
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Niles, MI 49120
In memory of
Donald Lesley Irwin
Irwin, Donald Lesley 12/1/1934 - 1/5/2021 Niles, Michigan Donald Lesley Irwin, 86, of Niles, MI, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Donald was born in Pontiac, MI to the late Frank Vernon and Ethel Mary (VanTassel) Irwin on December 1, 1934, in Pontiac. Donald proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. Donald was a born-again Christian and met his future wife and love of his life, Patricia Heckathorn, at The Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music. One of his passions was being a truck driver. He loved driving big rigs all over the US & Canada. He also proudly worked at Ford Motor Company. Donald was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia; honorary parents, Ira and Viola VanTassel; sisters, Betty Rapcka and Loretta Duffy. He is survived by his daughters Wanda Irwin of Fairbanks, AK and Charlotte (Steven) Schroeder of Arlington, TX, and his brothers, Charles Irwin, Gary Irwin, and Ronald Irwin. Donald will be entombed at Washtenong Memorial Mausoleum in Ann Arbor. Arrangements entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles. www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com Brown Funeral Home
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Niles, MI 49120
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