Donald Prior

Donald Frederick Prior

Friday, August 18th, 1939 - Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Donald F. Prior, 79, of Battle Creek Michigan passed away on December 13, 2018. He was born August 18, 1939 to Fred and Edith Prior.
Don proudly and honorably served in the United States Navy and was a member of the Shriners, past Commander of Post 298 and Post Cereal 25 year club.
Don was loved by his wife Shirley of 57 years, daughter Kim (Mike), son Brek (Kendell), two beautiful granddaughters Katie and Gwen, brother-in-law Bob and many nieces and nephews. Those who were blessed to know Don loved, learned, and laughed with him. His generous spirit will not be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children,
the Parkinson’s Foundation at
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    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 3:00pm
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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Skip & Nikki Irwin

Posted at 06:10pm
Don - A firm hook in a safe harbor.
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Lauri rossetti

Posted at 03:55pm
We send our love and support to Brek and Kendall and the Prior Family. Knew Brek’s Dad through Brek’s stories which always made me smile. Our sincere condolences. Ralph, Lauri and Alexis.

Jamie, Dawn, Michelle and Jerry

Posted at 09:09am
With love, hugs and our prayers.
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Deborah Hayes

Posted at 11:49am
I am so saddened to hear of Don's passing. I always enjoyed talking with him, hearing him and his wife's stories. I remember the day he came in for the first time, it was the cowboy boots! My condolences to Dons wife and family.-Deborah H. Urbandale Physical Therapy

Regina Hiatt

Posted at 09:38pm
Thanks for the memories, Don. As your high school sweetheart, holding your hand was my pleasure. Having my classmates look at me when the teacher asked “where is that Don Prior? He’s never in class!” felt like an honor. You were always the gentleman and my dear friend.

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