Donald W. Beard 91, of Addison, Michigan passed away Wednesday evening, October 16, 2019, at Tecumseh Place under the care of Hospice of Lenawee surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 1, 1928, in Waldron, Michigan the son of the late Ora and Rose (Flowers) Beard. He married Norma Lyon on January 6, 1951, in Hillsdale, MI and she preceded him in death on April 9, 1992.
Don retired from Aeroquip Corporation in Jackson, MI in 1989, with 30 years of service. He enjoyed gardening and his favorite past time was tinkering in the old barn; if it was broke he could fix it. He had a kind gentle heart and dearly loved his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving Don are three children, Lois (Robert) Miller of Tecumseh, MI, Joyce (Robert) Coury of Tecumseh, MI and Donald R. “Russ” (Vivian) Beard of Addison, MI; a sister Addie French of North Adams, MI; seven grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Frances Beard.
A funeral service for Don will be held Monday, October 21, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Pastor Matthew SeGraves officiating. Burial will follow in Waldron Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Monday, from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.
The family would like to thank the staff at Tecumseh Place for their caring and compassionate care for their father, Don.
Memorial contributions to honor Don may be made to Hospice of Lenawee County or Tecumseh Place.