Akers, Donald L, Saginaw Township, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Monday, February 1, 2010 at HealthSource Saginaw. Age 89 years. Son of the late Pleasant and Florence (Henderson) Akers, Donald was born November 29, 1920 in Kennett, Missouri. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a member of American Legion Post #439. Donald married Mary C. Dexter on September 2, 1950. She survives him. Donald had been a carpenter and built many homes and then joined Carpenters Local #706. He was a charter member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and member of Knights of Columbus Council #4232. Donald enjoyed bowling, playing cards, fishing and hunting with his family. Donald was loved and will forever be  in our hearts.  Surviving besides his wife Mary are six sons and four daughters, Jean and James Tenney, Eastpoint; James Akers, Saginaw; John and Norma Akers, Vacaville, California; Jerry and Janis Akers, Quinnesec; Joseph Akers, Dallas, Texas; Janice Foster, East Grand Rapids; Julie and Robert Grunawalt, Ann Arbor; Jeff Akers, Saginaw; Jill Akers, Bloomfield Hills; Jay Akers, Dallas, Texas; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.  Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 5, 2010 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Randy Kelly will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery with Military Services conducted by American Legion Post #439. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. The Knights of Columbus Council #4232 will pray the Rosary at 3:00 p.m. Thursday and a Vigil service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.