Donald Lee Erwin

March 16, 1944January 2, 2021

Donald Lee Erwin, age 76, of Whitehall, Michigan passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at his home. He was born in Muskegon on March 16, 1944 to Walter and Eileen (Eckhoff) Erwin.

Don retired after 42 years from CWC Textron, only missing very few days of work. He married Shawn Berghuis on December 8, 1962. They were married 58 years. He loved his family, always had their back and would do anything for them. In return they loved him dearly and he knew he could count on them. There are many things he liked to do especially travelling to Arizona for the winter to see brother-in-law Pete. He is survived by his wife Shawn, sons; Donald wife Darlene, Peter and friend Julie, grandsons; Jacob and Ryan, great-granddaughter Ashley, great-grandson Dustin and sister Fay Mylenek. He was preceded in death by son Scott, brother Lyle Hall and brothers-in-law James Mylenek and James Berghuis.

As per his wishes cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time.

Please consider a donation in memory of Don to Lebanon Lutheran (General Fund) 1101 S. Mears Ave. Whitehall, MI 49461 or Noah Project, 5205 Airline Rd., Muskegon, MI 49444.

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Frank Hollister

January 10, 2021

I'm sorry to hear of Don's passing. I wish that I could have had more times to sit in his back yard and watch the deer with him.
I asked him to help me with a damaged mailbox a few years back. Within about 3 days, the box was restored to its position , much more secure than it had ever been before.
I'll try to be more of a servant to others in Don's memory.

Regina Hall

January 7, 2021

I remember the first time I met my uncle he reminded me of a leprechaun. So I called him Uncle leprechaun and he would laugh. I even name my steer after him. Such a great man with a wonderful soul. Wish I had lived closer to spend more time with him.

Brenda Spier Neuman

January 6, 2021

Hi I am the daughter of the late Fred & Ollie, Shawn, my siblings and I are sad for the pain you are going through.
-Brenda Spier Neuman