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Donald Meyer

August 7, 1972 - May 12, 2021


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Donald lost his battle with Covid on May 12, 2021. He was born August 7, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan. He is survived by his parents, Ted and Carolyn, siblings William, Matthew, and Sarah, nephews Robbie and Jacob, niece McKenzie, and beloved dog Mya. Donald was born in Michigan and attended parochial school at G.A. Zurstadt. As a child, he spent time each summer at Indian Lake. Summers were also spent with his uncle, who taught him how to work with heavy machinery, skills which Donald used throughout his life. He made multiple life-long friends at Redford Union High School. Donald graduated from Schoolcraft College and began working at Detroit Diesel as a foreman, implementing process improvements. Kita, his first rescue Siberian Husky, was his companion for many years until her passing. He moved to Virginia where he started up Dock Doctors, a business focused on dock building, erosion protection, dredging, and tree removal services. The close relationship he built with the Pryor family continued and grew after he moved back to Michigan. When the time was right, Donald adopted Mya, his second rescue Husky, who provided love and companionship for the remainder of Donald’s life. He returned to Michigan to be with his family, to supervise assembly plants, and continuing the outdoor work he enjoyed. It was back in Michigan where he met his best friend, Amy Federspill and her four children (John, Tabitha, Destiny, and Paul). Some of his memories and hobbies over the years: driving up to St Ignace yearly for smoked fish, playing Dungeons and Dragons, enjoying Colonization and Heroes of Might and Magic, BBQing ribs, playing the lottery, lighting off fireworks with a blowtorch for holidays, watching his dad renege in Pinochle, collecting swords, watching Highlander, visiting gun ranges, reading, and caring for others. He will be missed by everyone whose life he has touched. The family will not be having a memorial, funeral, or viewing and instead will be celebrating his life privately. Please share a memory of Donald at www.turowskifuneralhome.com