Our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend to so many, Donald L. Conat, joined our Savior and his beloved wife on January 7, 2022, at the age of 86. He was born to Charles M. Conat and Thelma E. Conat on November 8, 1935.
Donald was a great, loving, amazing and hardworking man,a hero to many. His favorite life quote, which he lived daily was, “Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a gift.” Donald retired from Detroit Edison in 1997. He loved his job and made sure everyone knew that he was “just paid to exercise.” Donald’s passions included his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, NASCAR, and his latest discovery of the World on “YouTube”. His home is filled with cats, smiley faces and love. Daily, he would request Jackie’s ‘insecredious’ hamburgers.
Left to cherish his memory are his beautiful daughters, Julia (Daniel) Martinez, Rebecca (Bill) Gruber, Anna (Albert) Garza, Barbara (Matt) Baldwin, Merry (Mike) Gebauer, Shannon Conat, Connie (Gordon) Mapley, Cheryl (Jerry) Hooks and his son Mike Conat. Donald is also survived by 30 grand, 67 great and 9 great great grandchildren and so many others who love and will miss him forever. Donald was also blessed with many faithful friends, especially Becky, Gayle and his furry friends.
Preceding Donald in death are his loving wife Jackie, his parents, and many other relatives, including his son Charles and great grandson Cayden.
A small gathering will be held to celebrate Donald’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Humane Society or the American Cancer Society. To sign online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com Arrangements made with Cremation Society of Mid Michigan.