Donald J. Phillips Obituary

Donald J. Phillips
Donald J. Phillips

January 1, 1935 - November 4, 2019
Born in Freeland, Michigan
Resided in Saginaw, Michigan
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Donald J. Phillips
Saginaw, Michigan
Went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the age of 84 years.
The son of the late Harold and Clistie (Brewster) Phillips was born on January 1, 1935 in Freeland, MI. He married Bonnie Soldan on August 20, 1955; she survives him. Don retired from GM Modular Plant in 1990. He then worked at Grede Foundry in Vassar for another 13 years. Don was an avid outdoorsman, loved to hunt deer and fish. Once the Mackinaw Bridge opened, Don cherished going up to his cabin in Ralph, MI in da U.P. to hunt and fish.
Surviving besides his wife of 64 years, Bonnie, are their children: Heidi (Mark) Fitch, Vicki (Scott) Prenzler, Corey (Rose) Phillips, grandchildren: Joshua, Rachel (Nick), Zachary (Megan), Emily, Amy, Hannah, great-grandchildren: Emma and Alex, Don’s siblings: Harold (Rosemary) Phillips, Robert (Becky) Phillips, Janet McKimmey, Larry (Peggy) Phillips, William (Sonya) Phillips, Sharon (Leonard) Jenkins, Lonny (Peggy) Phillips, his dear friends at Saginaw Valley United Pentecostal Church: Domingo Jaquez, David Patterson, Hope Jaquez, Ida Hartner, his hunting and fishing friends in da U.P.: Russ Davis, Ron Olson and many other relatives and friends. Besides his parents, Don was predeceased by his sister Karon Kalahar, brother-in-law Jake McKimmey and a hunting friend, Murphy Fur.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Covenant HealthCare VNA, especially Linda Brown, St. Francis Home, EMT’s and neighbors for their care of Don.
In accordance with Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Saginaw Valley United Pentecostal Church, 7877 Bell Road, Birch Run, MI. Pastor Kevin Leaman will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Saginaw Valley United Pentecostal Church or Covenant VNA.




Celebration of Life
Saginaw Valley United Pentecostal Church
7877 Bell Road
Birch Run, MI US 48415
Saturday, December 7, 2019
1:00 PM