Donald R. DeFreez

Donald R. DeFreez, 66, of Buchanan passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Lakeland Hospital, Niles surrounded by his family.

On October 25, 1953 Don was born to the late Donald and Charlotte (Wruck) DeFreez in Niles, Michigan.

After graduating from Galien High School Don started his career as a CNC operator and married Nancy Strefling.  Don enjoyed classic cars, listening to classic rock and watching and feeding his birds.

He is preceded in passing by his parents, Donald and Charlotte DeFreez and his two grandsons, Lane and Jase DeFreez.

Don is survived by his children, Elicia(Greg) Hannah of Brooklin, Ontario, Dawn (Sweet C) Robinson of Buchanan, Donnie (Caryn) DeFreez II of  Buchanan, his siblings, Ronnie (Veda) DeFreez of Galien; Diana (Phil) Masten of Niles; Pam (Brian) Marshall of Galien and Sharon DeFreez of Buchanan.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Desiree (Wyatt) Pfeifer, Michaela (Joey) Nate, Tye Robinson; Emma Hannah, Jackson Hannah, and Elsie Hannah; Grace DeFreez, Tinley DeFreez, and Allison DeFreez; and one great-granddaughter, Mila Jo Nate;  and also a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Berrien County Cancer Service 3900 Hollywood Rd, St Joseph, Michigan 49085.