February 21, 1936 - November 15, 2021
Donald J. Winarski, 85, of Warren was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. His humor, caring, and kindness were beloved traits that we will cherish forever. He brought much laughter and love to our lives. Don passed away on November 15, 2021. He was the son of John and Pauline Winarski, and is survived by his wife Janet, brother Ralph(Joanne), Sister-in-law Irene, children Donna (Bill) O'Keefe, Kathleen (Dave) Jablonski, Lori (John) Goudie, Rick (Lisa) Winarski, and Randy (Beth) Winarski, as well as thirteen grandchildren (Billy, Shawn, Patrick, Ashley, Brooke, Katelyn, Michael, Delanie, Jonathan, Madalyn, RJ, Jordynn and Jillian) and four great-grandchildren (Nora, Emma, Lennon and Theo). Don and Janet were married 63 years. They loved entertaining at their "farm" in Carsonville entertaining family and friends. One of Don's most favorite times at the farm was opening day deer hunting season. Oh how he loved all the planning, food and fun that came with this day. Don waited this year for the guys to get their first hunt in before he passed on opening day evening. Don was born February 21, 1936 in Detroit, where he was raised. He loved being at the farm, hunting, and animals. Don was a draftsman at General Motors for over 25 years. He took great pride in the drafting designs he created for the upcoming new vehicles during that time. Don's family was his top priority. He was very dedicated to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. Funeral Visitation will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021 at Sullivan Funeral Home (8459 Hall Rd., Utica, MI). The family will receive family and friends from 2 pm - 8 pm. There will be a prayer service and memory sharing at 7 pm. Mass will be held at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church (28353 Herbert St., Madison Heights, MI) on Saturday, November 20, 2021. In-state beginning at 10:30 am, mass follows at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Don's name to the Alzheimer's Association () or Capuchin Soup Kitchen (www.cskdetroit.org ).
Donald J. Winarski, 85, of Warren was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. His humor, caring, and kindness were beloved traits that we will cherish forever. He brought much laughter and love... View Obituary & Service Information
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