Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

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Donald Paul Wheatley

May 1, 1937May 23, 2020

Donald Paul Wheatley, age 83, of Holt, Michigan passed away on Saturday May 23, 2020.

Donald was born May 1, 1937 in Pontiac, Michigan to Howard and Beulah (Gullett). He is preceded in death by his parents.

Donald loved to spend time with his family. He was able to travel to Scotland and England with Judi where the two of them had a wonderful and memorable time. He loved to travel and visit various B&B's especially The Victoria Resort in South Haven, Michigan with Judi.

Donald's hobbies included fishing on Lake Michigan, and golfing with his friend Lee and collecting watches.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Judi (Stowe) Wheatley; daughter, Deborah (Danny) Case; son David (Carrie) Wheatley; grandchildren, Emily (Steven) Kukla, Clarissa (Austin) Fox, Madeline (Ben) Nelson, Noah and Evangeline; great-granddaughter, Nora Fox; and sister, Ruth (John) Hollenbeck.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grlansing.com for the Wheatley family.


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Donald Paul Wheatley

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June 1, 2020

Dear friend, thank you for the memories and fun times we spent discussing trains, including our many lunch and coffee dates
May you rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.

Mitzie Ward

May 27, 2020

Judi, I am so sorry for your loss. I think of you often. My thoughts are with you. Email me back if you will.

Love, Mitzie

Rhonda Fort

May 27, 2020

Judi, I am sorry to hear of Don’s death. I have fond memories of our times at Delta and of running into the two of you at Log Jam on Friday nights . Keeping you and your family in prayer. If there is anything I can do please call me. Tom passed away in October, so I know how you feel. Rhonda Fort

Al & Julie Stauffer

May 25, 2020

Dear Judi,
I enjoyed working with Don at the Gorsline Runciman (DeWitt Chapel) for many years. Loved his interesting stories and especially about the two of you and your adventures in South Haven. So glad you even shared about your favorite restaurant at South Haven (Clementines), as Al and I enjoyed visiting there too.

We also enjoyed coming to your place for dinner and meeting you a few times at Findley's. Those were the good old days.

We were sorry to hear Don just passed away and are sending our condolences as you go through this rough time.

In Sympathy,
Al and Julie Stauffer