Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 29, 2013

Donald Leroy McQueer Died Nov. 25, 2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — GRAWN — Donald L. McQueer, 73, of Grawn, passed away Nov. 25, 2013.

Don was born on May 16, 1940, in Cedar, to the late Floyd and Florence (Goddard) McQueer.

Don married Beverly Ann Manville on Jan. 8, 1972. Together they celebrated 41 years of marriage.

Don was the plant manager for Big Jon Inc. for 30 years. It was here that his love for fishing developed. He also enjoyed deer hunting and watching old Westerns. Anything with John Wayne was a favorite of Don’s. You could often find Don watching Fox News or playing with his Shih Tzu Guntlet, who was a wonderful friend and companion.

Above all else, Don loved spending time with his family, especially during the holidays.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Shirley; brothers, Ike, Bud and Dave; and one grandson, Jeffrey.

Don is survived by his wife, Beverly, and their eight children, Mike, Howard (Debbie), Rich, Jeff (Laurie), Christy, Scott (Sarah), Lisa (Don), and Michele; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gary; and sisters, Gin (Bill) Alpers and Fran Schaub.

The memorial service celebrating Don’s life will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior. Graveside services will take place in the spring at Barnum Cemetery in Mayfield.

Memorial contributions in memory of Don may be directed to a charity of your choice or your local hunting or boating safety program. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

Please visit to share your thoughts and memories with the family.

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.