Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Donald Vallender

   Donald J. Vallender, 87, of Beaverton passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005. He was born Feb. 21, 1918 in Bay City to Stanley and Glenn (Mason) Vallender.

   He graduated from Bay City Central and Bay City Junior College. He worked at Dow Chemical and transferred to Dow Corning, where he worked 32 years as a research technician in the Silicon Division until his retirement in 1980. During his 65-year residency in Beaverton, he was a member of the Jaycees, Lions Club, M.S. Society, Beaverton Branch Library, Volunteer Fire Department, Beaverton School Board, Civil Defense and an elder in the Presbyterian Church.

   Don met Ella Seltz in Midland in 1939. They married May 18, 1940 in Bay City. They raised 12 children. He was most proud of his family and his large garden. Surviving are his wife, Ella; children, James (Karen) of Freeland, Judith Ann (Jim) Hall of Alma, Jerald (Patti) of Beaverton, Janice (Duane) Brege of Traverse City, John (Irma) of El Paso, Texas, Joseph of Chicago, Jeanne (Bob) Lang of Beaverton, Joyce (Tom) Broka of Bay City, Julie (Paul) Hay of Beatrice, Nebraska, Jeffrey (Nancy) of Farmington, June (Chuck) of Old Town, Maine, and Joan Morris of Dominican Republic; 20 grandchildren and 12 Great grandchildren; and one brother, Stanley Vallender of California. Two brothers, Edward and John, and baby brother Joseph predecease him.

   Services will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Beaverton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Karen Blatt officiating. Burial will be in the Beaverton City Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. Arrangements are by Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin.

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Beaverton Cemetery, Beaverton, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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