Donald H. Faulkner

Donald Hugh Faulkner of Eaton Rapids, MI passed away on November 21, 2021, from congestive heart failure. Don was born February 21, 1945, in Charlotte, MI. The son of Lynn and Anna Mae (Thornton) Faulkner. He was raised in Eaton Rapids where he graduated from Eaton Rapids High School class of 1963.
In his early years he loved his “hot cars” owning a 1964 442 convertible and then a 1967 Chevelle that he said was purple but was really maroon. He tried to impress a young, quiet, and shy girl named Jeannine Cady. winning her over they were married in 1967. Together they raised their children Aaron and Michelle.
Don worked at Foote and Custers and Wohlerts before going to Fisher Body where he worked for 32 years. After retiring in 1999 Don was able to do more of what he enjoyed. He loved to bake bread and do things outdoors, farming for a family friend, taking great pride in his yard, growing a giant garden, and cutting wood to keep the house toasty and warm in the winter – Summer clothes recommended.
Don leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years Jeannine, his kids Aaron and Michelle (Thomas) Hector and his grandkids Ashlea and Brendon who affectionately called him “Grumpa.”
Per Don’s wishes there will not be a service. A gathering of friends and family will be held at a later date. To share memories or leave condolences please visit: