Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 22, 2013

Donald J. Chilson

LADY LAKE, Fla. — Donald J. Chilson died Feb. 14, 2013, in Lady Lake, Fla., where he was spending the winter.

He was born in Flint, Mich., on Sept. 26, 1935, and was the son of John W. and Shirley M. (Stewart) Chilson. He attended school in Flint and graduated from Kearsley High School in 1954.

Don was united in marriage to Opal Martindale on July 11, 1959, in Alden, Mich. They resided in Flint until 1971 when they moved to Williamsburg.

Don will be dearly missed by family and friends; he was a wonderful husband and father. Don enjoyed playing golf, hunting and fishing in his spare time. He was a member of Faith Reformed Church, Traverse City, and a life member of the Elks Club.

Don is survived by his wife, Opal; daughter, Tamara Canterbury; son, Brian; granddaughter, Stephanie Hulett; brother, John D.; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Daniel.

A memorial service will be held in Traverse City at a later date.

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