Donald Bierlein

Birth: March 9th, 1933
Death: June 14th, 2018
Age: 85 years

Donald R. Bierlein

Frankenmuth, MI


Went to be with his heavenly Father June 14, 2018, at Wellspring Lutheran Home; age 85 years.  Donald was born on March 9, 1933, in Frankenmuth, MI to the late Edwin and Lydia Bierlein. On October 18, 1958 Donald married Mildred A. Nuechterlein; she survives him.

Don was a lifetime member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church serving on various boards and committees. He was the President and served on the Board of Directors for Lutheran Children’s Friend Society. Donald served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955 and was a member of the American Legion Post 150 for 62 years. He was employed by Frankenmuth Insurance Company for 40 years retiring in 1995.


Surviving besides his wife Mildred are; 1 son Dr. Steven (Connie) Bierlein, 2 grandsons; Zachary and Joshua Bierlein, Sisters-in-law Dorothy K. Bierlein and Marie Bierlein and many nieces, nephews and friends.


Donald was preceded in death by his brother Norbert in 1994, brother Wilmar in 2014, and his brother-in-law Marlin in 2015.


Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St., Frankenmuth, Michigan and 11:00 a.m. at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.  Rev. Joel Kaiser will officiate with burial between services in St. Lorenz Cemetery.  Donald’s family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Tuesday June 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Lutheran Church Media Ministry.

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