Nov 4th 2013
Donald C. Blake, age 90, of Paw Paw, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013 at home. Donald was born December 4, 1922 in Chicago, IL, the son of Earl F. and Louise A. (Zehme) Blake. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a charter and life-member of VFW Celery City Post #6248 of Decatur and was a former member of the Masonic Temple of Paw Paw. He was employed by Checker Motors Corp. in Kalamazoo for over 25 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne in 2001, his parents and a brother, Earl William Blake. Survivors include five sons, Steven (Diane) Blake of St. Peters, MO, Paul (Katherine) Blake of Paw Paw, David Blake of Paw Paw, James (Joyce) Blake of Holland, MI, Thomas (Carolyn) Blake of Gobles; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister, Marilyn (Donald) VanderGeest of Marshall, MI. Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 11 AM in Cuddeback Cemetery, Paw Paw Twp. with military rites conducted by VFW Celery City Post #6248 and American Legion Post #309, both of Decatur. Arrangements by Newell Funeral Home, Decatur. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.