Donald L Berryhill

September 21, 1934November 14, 2021

Don was born to Archie and Edna Berryhill on September 21, 1934 and died on November 14, 2021. He had a sister Mary and six Brothers- Ollie, Joe, Mike, Jerry, Richard and Bennie.

He married the love of his life Gisela in 1989 and accepted her daughters Evelyn (Terry) Townsend, Nancy Matelske, Sandy Matelske and Jo Ann (Bill) Hodges as part of his new family. Grandchildren Ashley, Shawn, Courtney and Justin Matelske, Jessica (JT) Whitman, Erika Hodges, Amber & Jeremy Townsend. And Great Grandsons Joshua Whitman and Theodore Townsend.

Don served in the United States Army. He worked at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens for 30 plus years.

Don was a kind man with a sense of humor. He cared for his family well, made strangers feel like friends and spoiled his dogs. His hobbies included golf and bowling with friends. He had a strategy for scratch offs and enjoyed many gambling trips with wife, Gisela.

The family would appreciate donations to Hospice of Lansing or Capital Area Humane Society in lieu of flowers.

Private family services will be held. Interment will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home DeWitt Chapel. To leave a cherished memory or words of sympathy for Don's family please visit


  • Hospice of Lansing
  • Capital Area Humane Society


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Laura Gadaleto

November 21, 2021

Many years ago my Mom (Janis) was married to Richard when he passed in 1989. I remember you and Don, their sister Mary and Ollie from my childhood. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May his memory always be a blessing and comfort you as Richard' s has been to me. The Berryhill's were a kind family.

Jo A Hodges

November 20, 2021