Donald Burd

July 19, 1929 - June 26, 2018
Plainwell, MI



Friday, June 29, 2018
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
McCowen & Secord Life Story Funeral Homes
Marshall-Gren Chapel
120 South Woodhams Street
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-5881
Driving Directions

Graveside Service

Saturday, June 30, 2018
11:00 AM EDT
Mountain Home Cemetery - Otsego


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.

Focus on the Family Broadcast
Web Site

Otsego Church of God
112 Kalamazoo Street
Otsego, MI 49078
(269) 694-9481
Web Site


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

Plainwell Flowers
117 S. Main
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-8055
Driving Directions
Web Site

River Rose
(269) 692-3951

Life Story / Obituary


Don Burd, age 88, of Plainwell passed away on June 26, 2018 at Bronson Hospital. Don was born on July 19, 1929 to Merrill & Louise (Cowels) Burd. Visit with his family and friends on Friday, June 29 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Home Marshall & Gren Chapel; 120 S. Woodhams St. Plainwell, MI. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 30 at 11:00 a.m. at mountain home cemetery in Otsego. Don’s family includes his wife of 68 years, Esther; his children: Kathy, Alan (Carol) and Melvin (Lori) ; his sisters Elizabeth and Carol (Richard), brother-in-law Herb and sisters-in-law Reva and Marilyn his grandchildren: Paula, Tonia, Tracy and Tammy; eight great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Don worked at Peter Eckrich and Sons for 40 years. In his younger years, he loved to hunt and fish. He traveled to Canada with friends on fishing trips and in later years he took up golf which he loved. He was a “jack of all trades” and could fix anything. He was always willing to help others and will be deeply missed. Please visit Don’s memory page at where you can archive a memory or photo and sign his memory book online. Memorial contributions can be made to the Otsego Church of God or Focus on the Family.