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Donna Jean Pretzel, 90


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Donna Jean Pretzel, age 90, of Belding, passed away at Metron of Belding Nursing Home, surrounded by her dear family on September 23, 2014.  She was born on May 9, 1924 in Lakeview, Michigan, the daughter of Arthur and Bernice (Martin) Conklin.  Donna began her education at Lakeview Schools and continued it at Belding Area Schools after her family moved here while she was in elementary school.  She married Franck C. Pretzel and he preceded her in death in 1978.  Donna loved to garden all summer long and pick apples in the fall.  She cooked and baked and kept her home with pride.  She also enjoyed embroidery as a pass time.  Donna loved country music and sang it as well as church songs.  She attended several Belding area churches including, for several years, the Church of God on High Street.  She liked to play BINGO and formed many friendships during her thirty five year residency at Belhaven and was a member of the “kitchen band” with several of those friends. 


The memory of Donna will be cherished by her dear siblings Charlene (Robert) Clements of Greenville, Carol Ann Hansen of Wyoming, Janice (Marco) Loper of Gowen and Paul (Kay) Conklin of Orleans; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband Frank, she was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Beverly Adams, and a brother-in-law Frank.


The family will host a Life Celebration gathering on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 12 Noon at Verdun Family Funeral Home, 303 S. Bridge Street, Belding, with Pastor Ken Harger officiating.  The family will greet visitors for an hour prior to the service beginning at 11:00 AM.  Private interment rites are being accorded next to her husband at East Plains Cemetery near Matherton.  Those wishing to express their sympathy through a memorial donation in Donna’s memory, are welcomed to consider The Alvah N. Belding Library or the Belding Museum. Envelopes will be available at the service or by contacting Verdun Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, who is caring for the arrangements, (616) 794-1300 or

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Mike Verdun, Manager  s   303 S. Bridge St  s   Belding, MI 48809  s  616-794-1300