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Donald W. Morell

August 21, 1933 ~ January 10, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Obituary

Donald Wilfred Morell, 89, of  Roscommon passed away on Tuesday January 10, 2023 at his home.

Donald was born on August 21, 1933 in Argyle, Michigan to Stanley and Helen (Miller) Morell. Upon leaving High School, Donald served as a Specialist in the Army Special Forces during the Korean War. After returning from Korea, Donald obtained his GED and worked as a Skilled Tradesman for GM for the next 35 years. Donald was married on January 28, 1961 in Flint, MI to Sandra Watkins. They lived happily together until her passing in 2011. Donald was a member of The Houghton Lake Eagles and Moose Lodges, the Houghton Lake VFW Post. He loved his classic cars. Donald attended many car shows every year, participated in the annual Pumpkin and Rusty Nuts runs, and the Houghton Lake Memorial Day Parades until 2022. He was also a very avid hunter, and made annual trips with his friends and family to his cabin in Onaway. He made these trips his whole life until he was no longer able in the fall of 2022. He was well known for his homemade wine and sauerkraut, and being a fabulous dancer, owning more than 300 pairs of dancing shoes.

Surviving Donald are his Son, Mark Morell; Sister, Yvonne Scott; and Long Time Significant Other, Lilia Simpson. Donald was preceded in death by his Wife, Sandra (Watkins) Morell; Parents, Stanley and Helen Morell; and 8 siblings.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Christler Funeral Home - Houghton Lake Chapel from 12:00pm-6:00pm. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Fr. Nathan Harburg officiating, 4960 N. Ubly Rd. Argyle, MI 48410, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 12:00pm with visitation beginning at 10:00am. 


Services

Visitation
Monday
January 16, 2023

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Christler Funeral Home- Houghton Lake Chapel
6651 W. Houghton Lake Drive
Houghton Lake, Michigan 48629

Visitation
Tuesday
January 17, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
4960 N. Ubly Rd.
Argyle, MI 48410

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
January 17, 2023

12:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
4960 N. Ubly Rd.
Argyle, MI 48410

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