Donald Elliott passed away peacefully Sunday morning March 2, 2014 at the Caretel Inns of Tri – Cities age 84 years. He was born January 15, 1930 in Saginaw to the late Roger and Floris (Colbuth) Elliott. Don married the former Evelyn Frachey June 25, 1949 in Sacred Heart Church of Oscoda. She predeceased him April 13, 2010. Don worked at G.M. for many years before retiring. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church. Don enjoyed a wide variety of activities which included fishing, traveling, fixing cars, working on jig saw puzzles, making his own wine, cooking and was a self- taught artist. Don was not afraid to tackle anything.
Surviving are six children; David (Cecelia) Elliott, Stephen (Jill) Elliott, Jane (Jim) Dietlein, Katherine Piippo, Paul (Kristi) Elliott, Margaret (Ray) Zink, his grandchildren; Kyle (Megan) Elliott, Joshua Elliott, Michelle Thompson, Ashley Traxler, Jeff (Amy) Thompson, Corey (Solomon) Musonda, Ryan Elliott, Amanda (Shane) Reed, Allyson & Jonathan Elliott, Andrea & Elizabeth Piippo, Angelica (Gabriel) Hawk, Shelby, Christa & Rylee Zink, sixteen great-grandchildren; Logan Traxler, Olivia & Beatrice Elliott, Brooke & Jack Thompson, Elizabeth, LeeAnn & Mattelyn Elliott, Nolan & Jaina Mosonda, Owen, Henry & Ellanore Reed, Hannah Rogers, Katelyn Zink and Ellie Hawk. Also surviving are two brothers and a sister; James (Emma) Elliott, John (Mary) Elliott, Mary (Everette) Whitey, a sister in-law, Mae Elliott, two step-sisters; Donna Golden, Carol (Allen) Veenkant and a brother in-law, Peter (Janice) Frachey. He was predeceased by two grandsons; Antonio & Matthew Elliott and two brothers; Charles and Robert Elliott.
Funeral Service will take place Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. from the Squires Funeral Home. Pastoral Minister Jane Grzegorczyk from St. Vincent DePaul Church will conduct the service with private burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Oscoda. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Saturday from 12 noon until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer Association.