Bay City, Michigan
Don passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Covenant-Cooper, age 67.He was born December 29, 1944 in Bay City to the late Joseph T. and Mary L. (Carrier) Couture.Don married Mary Ann Neitzel on February 12, 1966 at St. James Church; she survives him.He was a Vietnam veteran and served his country with the US Air Force.Don retired from Saginaw Steering Gear in 1997 after 30 years of dedicated service.He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, UAW Local #699 and South End Citizens District Council.Don enjoyed ushering at church, fixing things, traveling to Florida, camping with his family and loved fishing.
Surviving besides his wife, Mary Ann is three children: Denise (John) Davidson, Kathy (Budd) Kamins and Karen Gall, seven grandchildren: Sara, Victoria, Elizabeth, Nicole, Daniel, Paul and Jessica, two great grandchildren, Willim and Savannah, five sisters and one brother: Mary (Bill) Skowronski, Therese (Doug) Wagner, Raoul (Nita) Couture, Donna (Gary) Rickle, Bea (Dick) Turvey and Janet McKenzie.Don was predeceased by a daughter, Christine Couture in 2006, one brother, Michael Couture and a brother in-law, John McKenzie.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11:00am at St. James Catholic Church.Fr. William Gruden will celebrate Mass and graveside inurnment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Tuesday after 10:00am.A Parish Vigil Service for Don will be held Monday at 7:00pm at the funeral home.Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. James Heritage Campaign.
Don’s family would like to thank Dr. LaTonya Thomas for her professionalism and Jim, a very compassionate and caring nurse with Home and Hospice Advantage for everything he has done for Don and his family.Lastly, to the wonderful staff at Covenant-Cooper, especially Mylanda, Jessica, Ben, Muriel, Sara, Loretta, Jake, Jason and many more.Your care for Don far exceeded our expectations.