Donald D. Anthony, 84, of Midland, died Friday afternoon, June 23, 2017, at the Mid-Michigan Medical Center.
He was born April 4, 1933, in Grayling, son of the late Charles and Ida (Klein) Anthony and was a 1951 graduate of Grayling High School.
Don served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed for thirty-four years by the Dow Chemical Company as an Owner’s Representative and later for ten years at Dow Corning in the same position.
He married the former Lorene Letts. She predeceased him April 29, 1997.
Don enjoyed spending his summers in Au Gres. He loved fishing and “hibernating in the winter months”. His other enjoyment, in addition to fishing, was hunting.
Surviving is his son, David Anthony, of Coleman; his daughter, Diane Anthony, of Midland; and three grandchildren, Egan Donald Anthony, Michael Allen Anthony and James Anthony Rutledge. Donald is also survived by his sister-in-law, Sandy Anthony; many nieces and nephews and special friends and neighbors, the Thornton family, whom the family would like to thank for the special care given to Donald.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Lorene, he was predeceased by his sister, Eileen Anthony; and an infant sister; brothers, Thomas Anthony, Clyde Anthony, and Robert Anthony. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clayton Anthony and Allen Anthony, who were both killed in action in WWII.
Funeral services for Mr. Anthony will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler St., Midland. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29, at 11 a.m. Military Graveside Honors will be presented by the U. S. Army Honor Guard.
Don’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the funeral Service.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Larkin Township Fire Department.