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Donald R. Bartholomew

October 27, 1928 July 2, 2017
Donald R. Bartholomew
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Donald Richard Bartholomew, 88, of Lansing, MI. went to heaven July 2nd, 2017 following his beloved wife Marguerite Jean Bartholomew ( DeLau ) who passed May 17, 2017. Don was born October 27, 1928 to Ralph and Edna Bartholomew of Holt, MI. Don attended Mason High School and graduated 1947. Don and Jean were married August 8, 1948 and spent 68 wonderful years together. They moved to Lansing MI in 1953. During the decade from mid 1950’s through mid 1960’s, Don was a premier Super Modified race car driver throughout the Midwest. Don and Jean were avid Arctic Cat snowmobile riders. Don was an avid fisherman. Don was employed 43 yrs at Oldsmobile Jet Plant, located at West Saginaw Lansing MI., as a skilled trade Supervisor and Engineer. Upon retirement, Don worked another 10 years with best friend Wendell Feier remodeling homes throughout greater Lansing area. Don and Jean having had no daughters of their own, loved their granddaughters like their own and treated their grandsons just the same. Don lived life with an unconditional attitude toward helping others, never denying a request for help.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Edna Bartholomew, Jean’s beloved Aunt and Uncle, Fred and Clara Tommerell; his brothers Ward (Virginia) and Gordon (Ruth); and his son (Steven Bartholomew, Nancy Childs Bartholomew); and his grandson (Jacob Bartholomew).
Surviving to honor his memory are his sons Robin (Linda) Bartholomew, and Kim Bartholomew; grandchildren: Stephanie Bartholomew, Allison Bartholomew, Joshua (Christine) Bartholomew, Julia Bartholomew, Jason Bartholomew, Corey (Kristen) Lewis, Joy (Kevin) Bartnick, Jonathan (Bridget) Bartholomew, Mary (Rob) Oliver, Liza (Dale) Wethy; Pati Starr and 19 great grandchildren.
A visitation will take place on Friday July 7, 2017 from 5-7 pm at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, 301 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge MI 48837. Graveside burial will take place on Sat. July 8 2017 at 1 pm Delta Center Cemetery, 7301 W. Saint Joe Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917. A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held for family and friends following graveside service at 2:30-6 pm at 1228 N. Cedar St. Mason 48854.
Don and Jean would upon passing, with sincere gratitude extend Honor and Love to their best friends, neighbor and considered family Bruce and Karla Mantz.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Lansing-Stoneleigh and American Cancer Society.

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Visitation

Friday

7

Jul

5:00 PM 7/7/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/7/2017 7:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

Graveside

Saturday

8

Jul

1:00 PM 7/8/2017 1:00:00 PM
Delta Center Cemetery

7301 W. St. Joseph Hwy.
Lansing, MI 48917

Delta Center Cemetery
7301 W. St. Joseph Hwy. Lansing 48917 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

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Delta Center Cemetery Final Resting Place

7301 W. St. Joseph Hwy.
Lansing, MI 48917

7301 W. St. Joseph Hwy. Lansing 48917 MI
United States
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