Donald Claude Springsteen

Hale, Michigan
September 20, 1955 - June 6, 2021


The family will receive guests at the funeral home from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at the Buresh Funeral Home (121 S. Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739).


12 PM Thursday, June 10, 2021 at the Hale United Methodist Church with Pastor Mel Leach officiating. The family will receive guests at the church on Thursday from 11:00 AM until the time of service.

Obituary Notice

Donald C. Springsteen was born on September 20th, 1955 to Lloyd and Eunice Springsteen in Tawas City, MI. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 6th, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Don was a devoted and loving husband for 36 years, as well as an amazing father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Christine; daughters, Heather (Kenny) Davis and Lauryn Springsteen (Derek Gillings); son, Aaron (Nicole) Springsteen; grandchildren, Morganne, Danny and Gracelyn; great-grandchildren, Colt and Addyson; Sister, Karen (Mark) Lasley; Sister in Law, Julie (Phil) Galloway; Brother in Law, Gunnar Isaac; Nieces, Kelsey, Lindsay, Krista and Shelby; Nephews, Jason, Aaron and Hunter; Mother in Law, Bonnie; Golf Wife, Dennis; all his brothers at the Hale F.O.E. and many more extended family members and friends that loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Eunice Springsteen; sisters, Lauri Lee and Jeri; Father in Law, Gordon Isaac, and Sister in Law, Kimberly Isaac.

Don was a very active member in the Hale Fraternal Order of Eagles #4217, serving as the Past Worthy President, Trustee and Master Fish Fryer. He enjoyed all of the many events put on at the club and was always proud of the positive changes that he and others made to improve the organization. However, the greatest part about the Eagles’ Club was the many wonderful friendships that he gained with his brothers and sisters.

Don was also a long time member of the Wicker Hills Golf Course where he spent every day possible on the links. His goal was always to be the first one out in the Spring and the last one off in the Fall. He loved all of his golf buddies that he made through the many leagues, outings and his time working on the course. He was a proud UAW retiree from General Motors where he worked for 30 years. He recommitted his life to Jesus Christ in January 2021 while attending the Hale United Methodist Church. He found great peace and comfort through the prayers of the congregation and the love and spiritual guidance of his Pastor and friend, Mel.

Don had many hobbies including golf, watching golf and golfing some more. He also loved hunting and fishing, as long as it didn’t interfere with his golfing. He was a diehard University of Michigan fan, attending many football and basketball games, but his favorite being when he watched them beat Ohio State in 2011 at the Big House. He loved watching many other sports too, including the Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, Lions and Nascar. Though he loved all of these things, family was the most important to him and he will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday June 9th, 2021 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home (121 S. Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739).

On Thursday June 10th, 2021 the family will receive visitors at the Hale United Methodist Church (201 W. Main Street, Hale, Michigan 48739) from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., when the service will begin.

Following the service, per his wishes, Don will be cremated with burial at a later date.

Please join the family for a luncheon in celebration of Don’s life immediately following the service at the Hale Fraternal Order of Eagles #4217 5971 M-65 Hale, MI 48739.


Donations can be made in Don’s honor to the Hale F.O.E. #4217 scholarship fund, as he was always a big supporter of continuing education.


We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was one of the good guys & we loved how “he loved” playing golf. Robert & I still laugh at some of our outings together. He was a great friend & we will miss him. BUT - we are happy he is at peace & able to golf in heaven. We love U all - God’s blessings always. ❤️❤️🙏🙏
— Robert& Sandy Tallian
Our condolences to Don and his family. May you rest in peace
— Ken and Bev Schartner
Don will be immensely missed. He was loved very much. Praying God's comfort over all of us who are hurting because he's gone. We will see him again!
— Buddy & Kendra Lau
My Thoughts and Prayers Chris for you and family during this difficult time..🙏🙏
— Jackie Kennedy
So sorry to learn of Don’s passing. I met Don through Chris Dingledine when he went on several of our spring golf trips. He was always a lot of fun, and took in stride our good natured ribbing about being a Michigan fan. He will be missed. May God be with you and comfort you in the days to come.
— Ken Frame
I am so sorry and sad to hear of Don's passing. He was such a great guy and never hesitated to help me when needed. Wicker Hills will not be the same without him around. He will be missed. My thoughts are with you all. I pray that God wraps his arms around you all with comfort and peace. 💕
— Cathy Baker
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Springsteen family. Don is in heaven looking down on his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
— Tom and Marie Brown
Eternal Rest Don now you are at peace. Will be missed seeing you at the Eagles club
— Joe and Fran Bostek
God bring comfort an strength at this time to you Christine an the children an rest of Don's family. My heart goes out to you at this time.
— Eileen M Castonguay-Kindell
Our condolences to Don's whole family. Going to miss him a lot. Eagles won't be the same without him.
— Dan & Hazel Young
My deepest sympathy to Chris and the Springsteen family. Don was a treasure for all who knew him. His dedication to his family, golf, and the Eagles was amazing. He definitely will be missed.
— Fran Siems
Our deepest sympathy to Chris and the Springsteen family.
— Warren Rhoads& Caroline
To Christine and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing and I am grateful to have known him. He was a very kind man and friend. May he enjoy playing golf in Heaven and maybe he can play a round with my dad! Rest in Peace and know you were a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.
— Susan Piercefield
It saddens me to hear of the passing of a friend and a stand up guy. Don was always good to tell a joke to get us laughing at work, Don was a proud member of Local 598 and a friend to all.RIP..
— David Sanders
Sorry to hear of Cousin Don's passing. I'm glad I was able to chat with him at Uncle Lloyd's burial luncheon at the Eagle's Club. You could tell he was proud of the place and he made sure the bartender took care of me with a couple of drinks. You chose a very good picture of him to put on this site. Thinking of you all during this sad time. God bless.
— Brenda (St.George) Turunen, Baraga MI
Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris and family.
— Skip and Cheryl Talmage
Having worked with Don for several years he was always a great guy to be around he will be missed by all. Our condolences and prayer to the entire Springsteen family during this difficult time !
— Paul Jones
We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a great Freind and golf companion to all who had the opportunity to play with him at Wicker. Our prayers are with you Chris and all your family during this difficult time.
— Mike and Judy Stuckey
So sorry for the loss, prayers to all
— Jill-ann Wilson
Sorry to hear about Don’s passing. Met him on our golf trips with Chris Dingledine. My father ,sons, and I always enjoyed playing golf with him. I remember him going on one of our trips even after a softball injury from one of his daughters. May God bless your family and comfort you.
— David Acheson

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