Donald Konoski

Birth: March 24th, 1924
Death: August 10th, 2017
Age: 93 years
Residence:Birch Run

Konoski, Donald T.

Birch Run, MI


Passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at his home; age 93 years.  Don was born on March 24, 1924 in Omer, MI to the late Clayton and Blanche Konoski.  He was married to Elizabeth Duncan on July 26, 1947; she predeceased him.  He retired as General Supervisor of Buick Motor Division Plant #25 on October 1, 1980 with 38 years seniority.  Don graduated from Flint Northwestern High School in 1942.  He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in Europe.  He was a member of Birch Run Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7542, Frankenmuth American Legion Post #150, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge World War II, Birch Run Masonic Lodge #514, and the Elf Khurafeh Shrine Temple.  He was a resident of Birch Run since 1942.


Surviving are daughter Bette Kaye and Richard Holbrook of Birch Run; son Clayton and Michele Konoski of Birch Run; step-daughter Peggy Collins and her family of Bear River, Wyoming; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers Benny of Clio and Dallas of Mt. Morris, brother-in-law William B. Schmidt of Tawas and several nieces and nephews.


Don was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; brother, Clayton Konoski; sister, Mary Schmidt; sister, Gertrude Horton; brother-in-law, D.O. Horton; stepson-in-law, Joel Collins; sisters-in-law, Mary Konoski and Bette Konoski.


Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St.  Reverend Jeff Luplow will officiate with burial in Birch Run Township Cemetery.  Don’s family will receive visitors on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to a local food pantry for veterans at or mail their contribution to “I Support the One Percent”, P.O. Box 201, St. Charles, MI 48655.

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