Donald E. Blust


Birth: September 28th, 1938
Death: December 10th, 2016
Age: 78 years
Residence:Tawas City, Michigan
Survived By: He is survived by his 2 loving children, Shelley (Nelson) Simpson of Tennessee, and Steven (Kim) Blust of National City; grandchildren, Amanda Erving, Josh Simpson, and Justin Blust; 1 great granddaughter, Jasmine Simpson; 1 brother, Bernard (Donna) Blust of Tawas City; 1 sister, Veronica Gracik of Tawas City; sister in law, Edith Blust and sister in law, Carol Werth; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

Donald E. Blust, of Tawas City, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Iosco County Medical Care Facility, age 78 years.  Don was born on September 28, 1938 in Tawas Township to Andrew and Elizabeth (Ebert) Blust.  He married Donna K. Simmons on February 17, 1962, and together they raised their two children, Shelley and Steven. He retired from the Detroit and Mackinaw Railroad after working there for many years.  Don then went to work for U.S. Gypsum and worked there for a number of years before he decided to step away from the work force and enjoy his retirement.  Don was an avid hunter, golfer, and softball athlete.  He played for many years on local softball leagues.  Don was also a member of the Knights of Columbus #2709 and a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church in East Tawas.  He is survived by his 2 loving children, Shelley (Nelson) Simpson of Tennessee, and Steven (Kim) Blust of National City; grandchildren, Amanda Erving, Josh Simpson, and Justin Blust; 1 great granddaughter, Jasmine Simpson; 1 brother, Bernard (Donna) Blust of Tawas City; 1 sister, Veronica Gracik of Tawas City; sister in law, Edith Blust and sister in law, Carol Werth; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.  Don is preceded in death by his wife, Donna K. Blust, in 2015; a grandson, Gary Erving; 3 brothers, James, Harold, and Kenneth Blust; and 3 sisters, Grace Misner, Bernice Gersey, and Dorothy Haglund.  Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City.  His family will welcome friends for visitation on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Friends and family may also gather on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral.  Interment will take place in the Wilber Township Cemetery at a later date.  Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to do so to the family.  Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.



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