Donald Courtade

December 7, 2014
Traverse City, MI

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Visitations


Thursday, December 11, 2014
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM EST
St. Francis Catholic Church
1025 S. Union
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 947-4620

A Rosary will be recited starting at 10:40am.

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Services


Thursday, December 11, 2014
11:00 AM EST
St. Francis Catholic Church
1025 S. Union
Traverse City, MI 49684

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

St. Francis Catholic Church
1025 S. Union
Traverse City, MI 49684

Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Teboes
1223 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 946-8635
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Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Donald Joseph Courtade, age 86 of Traverse City died December 7th, 2014. He was born on October 2nd, 1928 in Traverse City, Michigan. He was born and has lived on the 5th Generation family farm his entire life.

Donald married Harriet Courtade on August 19, 1948 in Traverse City at the Saint Francis Catholic Church.

Donald worked as a machinist at Cone Drive Gears for 30 years; while maintaining the family farm. He was the first president and founding member of the East Bay Volunteer Fire Department. Donald was a 4H leader for many years, a member of St. Francis Church Member, Traverse City Eagle's and the Western Michigan Farm Bureau.

Donald enjoyed showing cattle at a very young age, camping with his family, snowmobiling, being outdoors, driving, and being a devoted grandfather.

Donald is survived by his wife, Harriet Courtade; children, Jane (Lon) Kologe, Jeff Courtade, JoAnn (Bill) Steinebach, Don (Lana) Courtade, Jr., Matt (Sue) Courtade, John (JoAnne) Courtade; 13 grandchildren, and 26 great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Mamie Courtade; sisters, Evelyn Johnson and Louise Witkop; brother, Amiel Courtade and his grandson Mike Pendock.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Donald's name St. Francis Catholic Church, Traverse City. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to sign the guest book and share a memory with his family. A Memorial Mass will be held 11am, Thursday, December 11, 2014 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Traverse City. The family will greet friends starting at 9:30am. A Rosary will be recited at10:40 am. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.