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Donald L. Simpson

April 27, 1930 ~ April 28, 2020 (age 90)


Donald L. Simpson, age 90, of Hart and formerly of Greenville, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

He was born April 27, 1930 in Grand Rapids to Loyd R. Simpson and Janna (Mol) Simpson.  He had lived in Walker, Greenville and in Hart for the past two and a half years.

Donald was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Occupation Army in Japan from 1948 to 1951.  He married Helen Iarvella on April 5, 1952.  She passed away and he married Helen Burden on October 6, 1978.  She also preceded him in death.

Mr. Simpson was a printer at Oliver Machinery in Grand Rapids for many years before his retirement.  He enjoyed old trains and tractors.  He also enjoyed repairing old clocks.  He attended First Baptist Church in Hart. 

He is survived by his children, Dorothy (Mark) Looman, Kenneth (Linda) Simpson, Ronald (Sandra) Simpson, Barb McCormick and Bill (Linda) Burden; his grandchildren, Rhonda Leonard, Amy (Mark) Douglass, Kenneth Simpson, Hollie (Shawn) Hunt, Ron Simpson, Harry Simpson, Sandra Simpson, Amanda (Edward) Burden-Nazareno, John (Jillian) Burden, Jeff VanDer Berg, Jason (Michele) VanDer Berg and Erik Simpson; thirteen great-grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Kathy Simpson.  Besides his parents and his wives, Donald was preceded in death by his siblings, Robert, Eugene and Charles Simpson, Karen Holmes and Janice Shea and granddaughter, Elizabeth Simpson.

It is anticipated that a memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Hart after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.  Please consider the Hart V.F.W. Post as a memorial.  

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3258 N. 72nd Avenue
Hart, MI 49420

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