Oscoda County Herald

Donald W. Emig

Died January 20, 2022

Donald W. Emig, age 71, of Fairview, Michigan passed away at his home on Thursday, January 20, 2022.

Donald was born in Comins, Michigan on December 7, 1950, to Wilbert and Velma (Harder) Emig.

He graduated from Fairview High School with the class of 1969. Donald lived in the Michiana Area for many years, were he worked for Hoskins and Syndicate Systems in Middlebury, Indiana. Donald moved back to Fairview ten years ago from Vandalia, Michigan. He was a member of the Comins Eagles and attended the Comins Community Church. He was also active with Love, INC. Donald loved working with black walnuts: husking them, eating them, and donating the husks.

Donald is survived by his wife Margaret; his children: Shelia (Jim) Weaver, Carrie Emig, Patrick (Ty) Emig, and their mother Carol “Emig” Best; stepchildren: April (Reece) Evans, Chris (Brian) La Rosa, and James (Pam) Gerber; his sister, Mona (Cary) Lee; his brothers: Stu Emig, Ted Emig, and Marshall Emig; his grandchildren: Dustin Miller, Debra Spry, Amanda Barham, James Weaver, Earl Wayne Weaver, Selena (Markus) McElvain, Erica Emig, Rebecca Emig, Britney (Chad) Wright, Kessler Evans, Dustin La Rosa, Nicholas La Rosa, Amber La Rosa, Patrick Gerber, and Erin Gerber; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Velma & Wilbert Emig, and his sister, Gaye Marker.

Funeral services have taken place with Military Honors by Luzerne American Legion Post 162. In accordance with his wishes, cremation followed the services. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date at the Clinton Township Cemetery, Comins, Michigan.

Memorial donations may be directed to Love, INC. of Oscoda County, 2051 E. Miller Rd., Fairview, MI 48621.

Arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, MI.