DeGroat, Donald A., Saginaw Township, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, November 12, 2010. Age 90 years. The son of the late Arthur and Bessie (Harris) DeGroat, Donald was born on November 26, 1919 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was married to Gertrude L. McCallum. She predeceased him on January 31, 1999. Donald had been employed by General Motors as a millwright, retiring in 1977. He was a member of the former Grace Presbyterian Church and a current member of Second Presbyterian Church, Mason Saginaw Lodge #77, U.A.W. Local #668 Retirees, V.F.W. Post #1566, American Legion Post #22, D.A.V. Chapter #117. Donald had also been very active in Boy Scouts for many years. Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Judy Hoerner, Saginaw; Joan Mosher, Maryland; John and Karen DeGroat, Bay City; James DeGroat, Saginaw; six grandsons and one granddaughter, John and Rosi Hoerner, Jeffrey and Lynn Hoerner, Jason Hoerner, Michael Mosher, Michell Mosher, Donald and Jennifer DeGroat, Andrew and Sarah DeGroat; ten great-grandchildren, Jacquelina, Louis, Jacob, Joshua, Zackary, Seth, Sydney, Sierra, Klauz and Galexia; one sister, Eleanor Frank, several nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary DeKett and Marcia Katzenberger. Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 18, 2010 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. James Neumann will officiate. Entombment will take place in Oakwood Mausoleum with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post #439. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Masonic Lodge #77 Service will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Masonic Pathways Senior Living, c/o 1200 Wright Ave, Alma, MI 48801.