Photo courtesy of O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel

Donald Nugent

Age 76

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Dear Gail and family,

I recently learned about Don's passing from Tom Jones at an Ocean Spray reunion. I was so sorry to hear this news. Working with Don was always fun and productive - I have many fond memories with Don at Graceland, Lakeville, IFT shows, Food Ex.... Thinking of you and sending my deepest sympathy.

Becky Dubowik

Trip to China

Dear Gail,

Sharon and I heard about Don's passing and wish to send our deepest condolences and sympathy. We enjoyed interacting with you and Don! Our international trips and interactions at Spartan events were memorable.

Sharon's Father passed last week and I found several images of you and Don as I was searching for images of Dad. I would be delighted to email some of them to you.

Please know that we are thinking of you and sending our thoughts and...

Dear Gail and Family,

Please know that Ben and I have kept you all close in our prayers with the loss of Don.

It was a true honor to have Graceland Fruits Sponsorship in my journey towards becoming National Cherrry Queen in 2001 and helping to spread the enthusiasm and great news about cherries!

Brief times spent with Don out in an orchard, to the processing plant and meeting employees in the marketing office gave me a glimpse of his generosity to help...

Always considered you a pioneer and champion of the Cherry Industry .
When I was sinking you were there with a helping hand.
Thank you Don and may God Bless your soul.
Bob Weaver

Don and Gail were our Kellogg Farmer friends. Don, ever the gentleman, had an easy smile and a gentle spirit. He loved Michigan State and served it well!! My husband and I were fortunate to know Don and Gail. I pray for Gail and her family as they go through the sadness of Don's passing. A rare man of character and quality!

Dear Gail and family,
I just learned the sad news that Don and your mother passed away March 5th and 6th.
How very difficult this must be for you....I am so sorry.
Praying for peace and strength in the days to come.
Penny Worch VanDellen

Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences at this most difficult of times and please pass these feelings onto your family.

I am so sorry to hear this Gail. I really miss seeing you at Cordia. Love and sincere prayers.

Wonderful memories of playing golf in the summer time with friends Don and Gail Nugent. Great person and businessman. Don will be missed and we extend our loving sympathy to the Nugent Family.


Donald's Obituaries

Donald Nugent age 76, of Frankfort, MI, died peacefully surrounded by his family on March 5, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 54years, Gail, children, Steve (Kerry) Nugent, Amy (Robert) Smale, six grandchildren, Daniel, Joseph (Amber), Matthew, Maisie Nugent, Poom Hang and Matthew (Jenn)...

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