Donna Scanlon

April 24, 1924 - August 7, 2016
Traverse City, MI



Tuesday, September 13, 2016
11:00 AM EDT
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1050 Peninsula Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 947-9880
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1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
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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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341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
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Life Story / Obituary


Scanlon, Donna Colleen, Traverse City

Passed away Sunday August 7, 2016, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions. Age 92 years. She was born April 24, 1924 in Saginaw, the daughter of the late Rosalinda (Block) and late Harold Floyd Lathberry.

She graduated from Saginaw High School and worked most of her life as a bookkeeper for Wolpert Refrigeration until her retirement. She married the late Harold Bernard Scanlon on July 2, 1942 in Saginaw.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Harold and Mary Ann Scanlon of Los Gatos, California and Michael Scanlon of Traverse City; three daughters and two sons-in-laws, Colleen and Rick Brown of Saginaw, Barbara and Jerry Kleinfeld, and Debbie Scanlon of Scottsdale, Arizona. Also two brother-in-laws and one sister-in-law, James and Ellen Scanlon of Saginaw and Jerry Scanlon of Hemlock. Eleven grandchildren: Sarah, Spencer, and Taylor Scanlon, Mary Bennett, Shelly Smith, and Rick Brown, Todd Kleinfeld and Carissa Lorett, Brittany and Bryce Newcomb, and Dante Almy. Two step-grandchildren: Rachel Schrader and Nicole Werk, fourteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded by an infant sister, Carol and a daughter-in-law Melissa Scanlon.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Grand Traverse Pavilions for the kind and loving care they gave our mother over the years.

Services will take place at 11 am on September 13th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Traverse City. Followed by burial on the church grounds. Please visit to sign the guest book and share a message with the family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.