Peter O'Donnell
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O'Donnell, Peter Peter G. O'Donnell, 56, of Ada, MI, passed away unexpectedly on August 3rd, 2020. Peter was born in Fort Rucker, AL, son of Robert and Mary Ellen O'Donnell. He graduated from Wright State University and worked his entire career in the Pipe Valve and Fitting /Water Works Industry. In May of 1988 he married his love Diana O'Donnell and raised two incredible sons, Brendan and Colin whom he loved with all his heart and soul. Peter enjoyed spending time fly fishing and taught his sons to fish, hunt and enjoy time at Torch Lake. He was a devoted father and husband who had a great love for travel and being on the water with family and friends. Peter cherished the relationships he built personally and professionally. His infectious smile and wit brought joy and a light to every room he walked into. Everyone who was able to share time with him will miss Peter. He is preceded in death by his father Robert O'Donnell. Peter is survived by his wife Diana O'Donnell and his two sons Brendan and Colin O'Donnell. He is also survived by his mother Mary Ellen O'Donnell; brother Drew O'Donnell (Michele); and many cousins, nephews, and nieces. A private funeral service will be held due to COVID-19 and Church precautions. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Torch Lake Conservation Center ( or Grass River Natural Area (

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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 31, 2020
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August 20, 2020
Peter was someone that I got to know over the last five years while working with him as a representative. I am so very sorry for your loss, and I know how much Pete loved his family. I had many conversations with him about life, family, and the lake. I can almost envision the view he would tell me about from the deck. He will be missed and he is now in Gods hands. May the peace of God be within your hearts.
Jeff Howland
August 17, 2020
Wayne and I were very sad to hear about the death of Peter. We bought our house from the O’Donnells so they could move across the street. We watched Peter and Drew grow up. Our sympathies go out to Kitty.
Mary and Wayne Maxton
August 12, 2020
Please know that we all miss Peter.
It was my pleasure to work with him!
Jim DiCola
August 12, 2020
Sorry for your loss! I pray God gives the O'Donnell family the strength during this difficult time. I will miss my phone conversations with Peter and his great sense of humor. May he rest in peace!
Juan Ruiz
August 10, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the O'Donnell family.
I will always appreciate how he went out of his way to help others succeed. I am thankful to be able to call him my co-worker, mentor, and friend.
Jason Nelson and Family
August 9, 2020
Colin, Sorry for your loss. Your Regal family is here if you need us. God Bless you and your family.
John Kailunas II
August 8, 2020
Our deepest condolences. Peter was a wonderful, kind and caring person. Please reach out if we can help in any way.
John and Glenna Tegner
August 7, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
We love you Jay and Barb
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