Donald R. Arwood Delta Twp. Age 55, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2010. Donald was born June 24, 1955 in Lansing, MI the son of Robert and Doris (Moffett) Arwood. Don was a Lansing resident all of his life and a graduate of Waverly High School. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. He was a huge MSU fan who loved to garden. A loving father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be dearly missed by all. Don loved his grandchildren. They were required to call him "Grandpooba", which gave him great pleasure. Don was preceded in death by his father, Robert Arwood; Grandma Pluma; father-in-law, George Brownell and brother-in-law, Darwin Brownlee. He is survived by his loving daughters, Sara Wilson and Amy (John) Henry; mother, Doris Arwood; brother, Bobby Arwood; sisters, Teri and Debbie; grandchildren, Alex Wilson, Emma and Liliana Henry; mother of his children, Rhonda (Ed) Sosnowski; mother-in-law, Marilyn O'Neill, sister-in-laws, Denise Brownlee, Angela (Bruce) Witwer and Michele (Chuck) Hill; chosen family, Dan Phinney and Natalie Alane; special friend, Dawn Backes. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at the Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Home, Delta Chapel. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, from 12-2 PM and 6-8 PM at the funeral home and once again one hour prior to the funeral. Memorial contributions can be sent to Michigan State University Spartan Scholarship Challenge in memory of Don. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.palmerbush.com.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on July 18, 2010