Donald Aldrich, 81

Donald R. Aldrich, 81, of Three Rivers, Mich., and formerly of White Pigeon, died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at his home, following a short illness.

He was born July 3, 1927, in LaGrange, Ind., a son of Frank and Dee (Wilson) Aldrich. He had resided in the Three Rivers area for the last five years, coming from White Pigeon.

He married Irene E. Sheets, and they were later divorced. He later married Gloria Brown, who preceded him in death. He was most recently married to Joyce J. (Nottoli) Aldrich.

He was owner and operator of Aggregate processors Inc. of White Pigeon until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Centreville. He was a graduate of LaGrange High School and a past member of the Sauganash Country Club in Three Rivers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce J. Aldrich of Three Rivers; two daughters, Linda (Kenneth) Linn of Edwardsburg and Barbara Jacobs of Euless, Texas; two sons, Ron (Sandy) Aldrich of Schoolcraft and Larry Aldrich of Mansfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters, Kathy Nottoli, Jody (Steve) Robinson and Barbara Reber; two stepsons, Michael (Donna) Nottoli and Thomas (Kitty) Nottoli; and several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; and a brother.

There will be no visitation. Cremation has been conducted. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Centreville, with the Rev. David Grimm officiating. Burial will follow in Constantine Township Cemetery in Constantine.

Memorial donations may be made to Creator’s Praise Ministry (EN Gedi Campground) or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Envelopes are available at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon, which is in charge of arrangements.

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