Donald LeVerne LeCureux

Oscoda, Michigan
March 14, 1929 - September 29, 2018

Visitations

Visitation for Donald will be held from 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018 at Buresh Funeral Home, 212 West River Road, Oscoda, Michigan 48750.

Service Location

Hope St. John’s Parish, 223 East Mill Street, Oscoda, Michigan 48750

Services

Funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. (in state 10:00 a.m.) Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Hope St. John’s Parish, 223 East Mill Street, Oscoda, Michigan 48750.

Obituary Notice

Donald “Don” LeVerne LeCureux, 89, of Oscoda, Michigan passed away Saturday afternoon, September 29, 2018 at Oscoda Fields Assisted Living with family by his side.


Don was born March 14, 1929 in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late Herbert R. and Lillian (nee Bugbee) LeCureux. He married the former Carel Nadine Ashton on October 21, 1950 in Oscoda, Michigan and together they raised four children, David, Gary, Michele, and Lori. Don proudly served in the United States ARMY from 1951-1953 in the 82nd Airborne Infantry. After his honorable discharge he was the owner and operator of the dry cleaners in Oscoda for many years, worked for Service Master, and most recently he was a mechanic and driver for the Iosco County Road Commission. Don was a member of Hope St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, and was a charter member of the former Oscoda Yacht Club.


Don is survived by his loving wife of almost 68 years, Carel; children, David LeCureux, Gary LeCureux, Michele (Ron) Parkinson and Lori (Mark) Waldschmidt; grandchildren, Jaime, Kirk, Jessica, Joshua, Erik, Adam, Lindsey, Robyn and Alicia; great grandchildren, Kayla and Lily; siblings, Hubert “Buddy” LeCureux, Dorthea Andrews, Ruth Wiley, Carole Newlon and Gerald (Beth) LeCureux. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by a grandson, David LeCureux and brother Harold “Stub” LeCureux.



Visitation for Don will take 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018 at Buresh Funeral Home, 212 West River Road, Oscoda, Michigan 48750. Funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. (in state 10:00 a.m.) Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Hope St. John’s Parish, 223 East Mill Street, Oscoda, Michigan 48750. Pastor Thomas A. Barbret will officiate. Entombment will follow with full military honors at Springport Cemetery in Harrisville, Michigan. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Cemetery

Springport Cemetery, Harrisville, Michigan

Condolences

What a beautiful smile, Mr. LeCureux had. Please allow me to offer my condolences to his family, by sharing a Scriptural hope. "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” - Rev. 21:3-5. This is the hope of the resurrection. I am very sorry for your loss. May God's Word comfort the, LeCureux family and all those who loved, Mr. Donald. Sincerely, Meryl, jw.org - healingwordsforu@gmail.com
— Meryl
Don walked by our house everyday when he was still able to walk. He would stop and talk and we had a thousand laughs telling stories about some of the old Oscoda characters we both knew. He was tremendously talented - like all of the LeCureux boys - and his ability to engineer and built things was exceptional. I was always fascinated with the things he built. He was a good man and citizen of our community’s - he’ll be missed. Rest In Peace my friend.
— Bill & Alice Parsons
I was so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have my very deepest sympathy.
— Cindy Knight (Milliron) & Ken
Sorry for your loss. Prayers or the family during this difficult time.
— Sheila Brady
It’s so true , Mr. LeCureux always had a story to share. Or asked a guestion that would lead to a conversation. I could talk with him for hours. He always had time for me. Rest In Peace Mr. LeCureux.
— Ken Ford
A few months back my grandpa persuaded me to take a little detour through Tuttle Marsh on our way home. Being sleep deprived I put up a little battle but those of you who knew my grandpa Donny understand just how persuasive he could be. The minute we arrived I was taken aback by the scene. Grandpa had been too ill to leave the car so I told him I would go back to photograph this breathtaking beauty. Two days ago I finally made it back with my brother Josh Hartman and Dad Mark Waldschmidt. The 3 of us walked down the road with one eye covered by our cameras the entire time. I made a mental note to edit these photos and show them to my Grandpa ASAP. I knew he would love to see them and be happy to give me directions to more of these hidden gems. Little did I know that 2 hrs later we would receive the call that grandpa was about to take his last breath. Today as I upload these photos I am filled with the memories of our adventure, his amazing stories and the heaping pile of chocolate and suckers we would devour when we were together.
I will miss you Donny LeCureux.
— Jessica Hartman
Loved him bunches and will miss him greatly! My favorite story that my mother tells of Uncle Don is when they were just teenagers. Donnie saw a spot out on the lake and decided to swim out to see what it was. It turned out to be a beach ball, but he swam and swam to get out there and then turned around and swam all the way back. My mom says it took him hours and she was beside herself waiting for him to get back. Loved his quick wit and humor. Good bye Uncle Don ... rest in peace.
— Phil and Sandy McClellan
My heartfelt condolences to family and friends. Wish I would have known him, but alas that is the twists and turns in a family's genealogical history. Thank you to others for your wonderful comments...I'll cherish the thoughts of him. With prayer, Ken & Jan LeCureux, Saginaw, MI (my father: Donald L. (LeRoy) LeCureux, d. 2012)
— Ken LeCureux
Sorry for the loss of your Dad..with heart felt sympathy..John & Brenda Verlac
— Brenda Bullock Verlac
my prayers and thoughts for family and friends very good man.
— Dennis and Cathy Beckner

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