Donald C. Lienhart

September 9, 1928July 4, 2020

Donald Clare Lienhart, 91, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2020 in Mason. He was born September 9, 1928 to Bernard and Goldie (Langham) and is predeceased by his parents and two brothers, James (Phyllis) and Thomas.

Don was a graduate of Dansville High School class of 1946 where he met his wife of 71 years, Hazel (Feher). They raised their four daughters in East Lansing and later moved to Leslie. Don was a professional driver with Associated Truck Lines in Lansing for nearly 4 decades. He had a local route and knew his customers by name. He also knew the best places to stop for pie. Don loved the outdoors. He spent his free time hunting, fishing, trapping, snowmobiling and just sitting quietly in the woods. He enjoyed camping with his family and visiting national parks. He had a remarkable ability to fix things. Don had a gentle way of mentoring younger neighbors and relatives and was always happy to share a hunting story.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel and eldest daughter, Kathleen. He is remembered as a devoted husband and loving father by daughters, Kristine, Barbara and Brenda and lovingly remembered by grandson, Colton as well as many nephews, nieces and their families.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and in lieu of a memorial service, you can leave online condolences on the guest book of Gorsline-Runciman at:


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Cathy Jo Dunivon

July 16, 2020

Don, such a kind and fun guy! My Dad and Don worked at the same trucking company and it was such a joy to see these friends get together many years later, laughing and telling their stories.
His hugs were the best, like I had another Dad, always looking out for me. Don will be missed by many. Love and Peace to all of his family and friends.
Cathy Jo

Bob Day

July 12, 2020

I enjoyed getting to know Mr. Lienhart while he was at Green Acres. He was a kind man and I especially appreciated his thoughtfulness to my mother Shirley. I liked sharing photos from deer camp with him and he seemed to enjoy the venison jerky way more than my mother. We are sorry for your loss.

Bob and Shirley Day


July 9, 2020

I find it difficult to say Don. They were Don and Hazel all of my life. Don and Hazel were great friends of my parents and later years they became our great friends too. More like aunt and uncle to us. The Love and sound advise Don gave us was invaluable.
We will have a Mass said for the repose of Don's soul and another Mass honoring the memory of Don and Hazel.
Rest in Peace dear friend.