Don Stamate


Birth: August 6th, 1931
Death: October 30th, 2017
Age: 86 years
Residence:Caro
High School:Yale High School -
Survived By: Don is survived by his children, Donna & Randy Barrigar of Unionville and David Stamate of Essexville; three grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer & Daven Wardynski of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Valerie & Tala Sakala of Caladonia, Tina & Mark Becker of Suttons Bay; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Doug Stamate of Wyoming, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Tiffany Lynn Petiprin.
 
Served In: Army Air Corp
 

Don Stamate of Caro, age 86, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Unionville, while under the care of A&D Hospice. Don was born on August 6, 1931 in Detroit, the son of the late Waldo and Lucille Stamate.  Following his graduation from Yale High School, he served in the Army Air Corp.  Don was united in marriage with the former Lorraine Wisniewski, and she preceded him in death.  He was employed for twenty years as a lineman for Michigan Bell Telephone, and then worked for Michigan Sugar Company and the Second Chance Store in Caro.  Don also built crafts that he sold at shows, and enjoyed his bell and musical record collection.  

Don is survived by his children, Donna & Randy Barrigar of Unionville and David Stamate of Essexville; three grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer & Daven Wardynski of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Valerie & Tala Sakala of Caladonia, Tina & Mark Becker of Suttons Bay; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Doug Stamate of Wyoming, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Tiffany Lynn Petiprin.

           Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Fairgrove United Methodist Church with Pastor Penny Parkin officiating. Burial will follow at the Almer Township Cemetery in Caro.  The family will receive friends at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro.  Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.



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