Steven R. Donley

Steven Rae Donley, 78, of Potterville, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at his home with his family by his side. He was born June 26, 1940 in Charlotte, the son of Otis and Nelda (Hawley) Donley. Steve graduated from Potterville High School in 1959. He went on to honorably serve his country in the United States Army. On December 14, 1966, he married Linda L. Mosier at the Methodist Parsonage in Potterville. Steve retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. He was a devoted family man who took great interest in his children and grandchildren. Steve’s favorite hobby was bowling and he loved every moment of it. He participated in many different leagues throughout the years at Char-Lanes in Charlotte and Royal Scot in Lansing.  

Steve is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda; children, Jennifer (David) Phillips of Dimondale, Jeffrey (Cheryl) Donley of Potterville, Jason Donley of Potterville; grandchildren, Josh (Shaina) Phillips, Lexie (Dan) Schafer, Nick Phillips, Tori Phillips, Lizzy Phillips, Tommy Phillips, Kristina Donley, Stasi Donley, Matt Donley; great-grandchildren, Damon Wonch, Mathis Phillips, Wyatt Phillips; and sister, Ann (Bruce) Robertson.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held on July 14, 2019, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the American Legions Post 42 in Charlotte. 

Those desiring may make contributions in Steve’s honor to Gift of Life Michigan, 3861 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. 

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