Donald Deniston

  • Died: October 31, 2016
  • Location: Adrian, Michigan

Anderson Funeral Home

3050 W Beecher Rd
Adrian, MI 49221
Tel. (517) 265-3312

Tribute & Message From The Family

Donald L. Deniston, age 79, of Adrian, passed away October 31, 2016, at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of Lenawee. Donald was born on May 11, 1937 in Adrian to Thomas and Dorothy (Wonder) Deniston. He attended various grade schools throughout the Toledo area before moving to Adrian. On December 4, 1964 he married Kathleen Krueger and she survives. Donald was a huge sports fan. He loved U of M, Tigers and Lions. He enjoyed astronomy, computers, photography, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, loved animals and his John Deere Tractor. He had a love for classic cars and was a member of the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, which helped him to own and restore a variety of classic cars himself throughout the years. He enjoyed the "U.P." especially St. Ignace and was a good customer of Donald served his country in the United States Army during the Berlin Crisis and was proud to be part of the "Big Red One". In addition to his wife, Kathleen, Donald is survived by three sons, Donald (Linda) Deniston of Howell, Daniel (Kathy) Deniston of Garland, TX and Patrick (Michelle) Deniston of Adrian; his beloved dog, Barney and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and half-brother- Neal Stannard. A Memorial Service for Donald will be held at a later date. You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or to the Lenawee Humane Society. Envelopes are available at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Kathy and family sorry to hear of Don's passing...I consider myself the lucky one to have known him and worked all those years at Brazeway...He was every bit a gentleman, and loved his family with every thing in him.I did not know that he was sick...Much love to you Dear Kathy

Posted by theresa griewahn - Adrian, MI - Friend   November 09, 2016

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated Don, not only as we worked together but also through the years. Having grown up in St. Ignace, I knew I had an advantage right from the beginning. We talked of many of our favorite spots in the UP, and the freighters to be seen passing through the Great Lakes. We would discuss the articles in the St. Ignace Republican after Don so generously would swing by Brazeway and share it with me. We laughed over keeping the "Old" Jeep since Barney had chewed the upholstery, and keeping the "New" Jeep for good! Thank you so much for sharing Don with me for many years. I was so sorry to hear of Don's passing. May his memory stay close, and my Sympathy to you all.

Posted by Nancy Williams - Hudson, MI - Friend   November 07, 2016

Kathy and family, my most sincerest condolences for the loss of your loved one, Donald. John Johnson, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Posted by John Johnson - Playa Del Carmen - Classmate   November 05, 2016

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