In loving memory of

Donald Joseph Verstraete
July 30, 1930 - April 3, 2022

Donald J. Verstraete, age 91, died on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Macomb, Michigan. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 30, 1930, to the late Theodore and the late Mary (nee: Van De Mortel) Verstraete.

He was a proud Veteran of the US Army. Donald was a General Foreman for General Dynamics. He was a past President of the UAW Local 1200. In his spare time, Donald enjoyed bowling and golfing. He had a keen interest in cars, especially Thunderbirds.

Donald was the loving father of Mary (Randy Boughner) Verstraete, Mike Verstraete, Joe (Maria) Verstraete, Beth Verstraete, Ted (Lovie) Verstraete, John (Kim) Verstraete, Kathy Griswold, the late Don Verstraete, and the late Gerry Shiemke. Cherished grandfather of 18 and many great-grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Geraldine Gesaman. Beloved partner of Karen Kers.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 10 am until the time of his Funeral Service at 12 noon at Chas. Verheyden, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Park. Military Honors will follow his funeral service at the funeral home. Interment to take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township


Bob Griswold wrote on Apr 13, 2022:

"I was so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I always enjoyed his company, and was lucky enough to golf with him! He and your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Bob Griswold"

Barb Land wrote on Apr 12, 2022:

"We'll always remember Uncle Don...his quick wit, great stories, warm hugs, and cheerful disposition will be missed. Love, Barb and Kent and Family"

Betsy Grossnickle wrote on Apr 12, 2022:

"So many wonderful family memories - and that smile! We will definitely miss our dear Uncle Don! Love, Betsy, Rick and family"