Donald Ellis Obituary
Portions of this memorial are not available at this time. Please check back later for additional details.
 
In Memory of

Donald James Ellis

August 8, 1936 - July 21, 2013
Obituary

ELLIS, Donald J. – Age 76, of Grand Blanc, died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at his home. Mr. Ellis was born August 8, 1936 in Flint the son of Paul and Anna Ellis. He served his country in the U.S. Army with the Alaska C&A Team. Donald was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where he served as an usher. He was a graduate of University of Michigan in Flint and did his post graduate work at Central Michigan University. Mr. Ellis was a member of U. of M. Alumni Association, life member BPOE Elks 222, and a life member, past president and board member of the Old Newsboys of Flint. Donald was also a member of K. of C. Council...
ELLIS, Donald J. – Age 76, of Grand Blanc, died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at his home. Mr. Ellis was born August 8, 1936 in Flint the son of Paul and Anna Ellis. He served his country in the U.S. Army with the Alaska C&A Team. Donald was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where he served as an usher. He was a graduate of University of Michigan in Flint and did his post graduate work at Central Michigan University. Mr. Ellis was a member of U. of M. Alumni Association, life member BPOE Elks 222, and a life member, past president and board member of the Old Newsboys of Flint. Donald was also a member of K. of C. Council #11532 3rd degree and K. of C. Council #0510 4th degree. For many years Don was a tailgater at U. of M. football games and he enjoyed golf, gardening, big band and jazz music. He had worked as an administrator for Bath and Body Elements and World Bead Company. He was the owner of Maxfield Cook Inc., in Glenn Arbor, MI., and retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. On June 13, 1959 Donald married JoAnn Milliman and she survives him. Also surviving are children, Matthew (Cathy) Ellis, Dianna (Dean) Bruce; grandchildren, Spencer, Cameron, Sydney and Lyndsey; sister, Elizabeth (Russ) Kipp of California. Mr. Ellis was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Anna Ellis and his brother, Paul Ellis. Friends may visit the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hill Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6336 Roberta, Burton, MI. Father Carl A. Simon will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Old Newsboys or EZRA building fund for Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Guest Book

The Guest Book for Donald James Ellis is no longer available online.

If you would like to reopen this Guest Book allowing further messages from loved ones, click here.


More Obituaries

Flint Journal on Mlive.com
ELLIS, DONALD J. Grand Blanc Donald J. Ellis, age 76, of Grand Blanc, died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at his home. Mr. Ellis was born August 8,...

Read obituary at Flint Journal on Mlive.com.

Personalize Your Tribute

Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

 
Start Planning Today

Make Your Plan Today

Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don't wait. Make your plan online today.
Plan Online Now