Donald Lawrence Betka

September 8, 1931May 28, 2018

Donald Lawrence Betka (SFC, USA Ret.) age 86 of Muskegon, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2018 at home.

Don was preceded in death by his wife Elsa, and a son Patrick.

He is survived by his daughter Dorothy; grandson David (Penny); Granddaughter Amanda Betka of Sault Ste Marie; great grandsons Dakota and MiKoya Betka; great granddaughter Kerrigan Puckett; sisters Charlotte Betka of Ludington, Barbara Jean (Leroy) Cobb, of Kalamazoo; brother Harold (Ann) Betka of Cheboygan; and a multitude of beloved nieces and nephews in Canada, Germany, and Kalamzaoo.

A private family memorial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Don.

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Virginia (Lints) Hoffman

June 1, 2018

Don was the first person my family met when we moved to Ludington. He walked us home from the bus stop, showing us our house and his home across the street. Told me that Barbara was in my class at St. Simon and Harold in my sister's class. He was friendly and helpful. After he and Elsa moved back to Ludington Barb and I visited them and spent time playing with Dorothy. Have many happy memories. Rest in peace Don. Caring thoughts for you Dorothy.