Donald E. Przepiora

Bay City, Michigan


Don, a man of strong conviction, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at his home, age 88.  Our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and dear friend to all who knew him was born November 5, 1928 in Bay City to the late Walter and Agnes (Gleinecki) Przepiora.  He married Marylis A. Coupie in St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church on June 18, 1949 and she predeceased him on September 26, 2013.  Don retired from Newcor after 25 years of service and was a devoted member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  He was a lecturer and Eucharistic at church as well.  He was a 3rd Degree Brother Knight with St. Stanislaus Kostka Knights of Columbus Council #12423 and often went on retreats to the Queen of Angels in Saginaw.  Don was an avid hunter and loved bowling. While bowling some years back he broke the senior record with an 800 Series and received a ring to remind everyone about that amazing achievement. Don also remained a diehard Detroit Tigers and Lions fan, “when they were winning.”

Surviving are his six children: David (Gail) Przepiora, Diane Awad, Timothy Przepiora, Michael (Julie) Przepiora, Jeffrey (Mary) Przepiora and Jason (Heidi) Przepiora, eleven grandchildren:  Maressa (Christopher) Yaklin, Ryan (Jess) Wegener, Stacy (Kim) Stock, Scott (Liz) Meyer, Danelle Archangeli, Robert (girlfriend, Janae Kramer) Awad, Mallory Awad, Heather Gomez, Shannon (Andy) Hildinger, Matthew and Jonah Przepiora, nine great grandchildren: Barrett and Sloane Yaklin, Emberlyn and Eliana Stock, Desiree, Emilio and Isiah  Gomez, Emma Meyer and Alyssa Hildinger, a sister in-law Elaine Przepiora, several nieces and nephews.  Don was predeceased by a daughter and a son in-law, Barbara and Joseph Wegener, grandson, Neil Wegener, one brother Robert Przepiora and a sister Lorraine Miceli.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1503 Kosciuszko Ave., Bay City, MI 48708.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and entombment will follow in St. Patrick Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Saturday after 9:00 am.  Members of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish will pray the Rosary for Don Friday at 2:00 pm, followed later by a Parish Vigil Service and Knight of Columbus Bible Presentation at 7:00 pm, Vigil led by Fr. William J. Rutkowski.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

The Przepiora family would like to extend a special thank you to Don’s granddaughter Mallory Awad for her kind and compassionate care she gave grandpa and having Mallory’s dog Zula there for companionship.

Categories: Ambrose Obituaries

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  • Ginny baker

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Ginny Baker

  • Wayne & Esperanza Van Den Boom

    Hope and I pray for the family and give our condolences, for the loss of Uncle Don. He was always such a positive man, with a smile no matter what. He will be dearly missed.

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