Obituary: Donald Yeck, 78, of Ludington.

August 10, 2021

Donald Yeck

Obituary: Donald Yeck, 78, of Ludington.

Donald M. Yeck, 78, of Ludington, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021. He was born April 1, 1943 in Ludington to Edward and Martha (Gorzynski) Yeck. Don graduated from St. Simon Catholic School in 1961. As a young man, Don spent some time working for a few local businesses including Nelson Construction. He then went on to a 36 year career with Dow Chemical. He worked there until his retirement. Don married the love of his life, Carol Lee Hackett, on January 11, 1964 in Ludington. Together they raised three sons. 

Don was an avid outdoorsman enjoying his time being in the woods hunting and fishing. He loved spending time casting down on Pere Marquette Lake, talking with old friends and getting the fishing scoop from new friends he found along the way. Don will be remembered by many for his sense of humor, his generosity, and his observations of life.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 57 years, Carol; his three sons, Don Yeck of Canton, Rod Yeck of Chandler, Ariz., and Ryan (Jessica) Yeck of Phoenix, Ariz; his grandchildren, Justin, Tanner, and Bella; and his sister, Joyce (Gerald) Sladick.  He will also be greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Besides his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward Jr. and Roland.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and Don will be laid to rest next to his parents at Pere Marquette Catholic Cemetery in Ludington.

Memorial contributions in Don’s memory may be directed to the charity of donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com.

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