Donald E. Kring

90, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at his Venice home.

He was born in Muskegon, Michigan, on December 31, 1925 to the late Egbert and Ivy (Swanson) Kring. His only brother, Gerald, died in 1994. He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Imelda (Weir), children Donald, Jr. (Cynthia), Mary Lynn England (David), and William (Jeri); grandchildren:  William England (Shannon), Katelyn England-Blubaugh (Jason), Donald Kring, III (Erin), Molly Kring, Emily Obrist (Christopher), Tyler Kring (Fiancé, Ashley LeVasseur), Sara Kring, Laura Kring; and great-grandchildren:  Neva England, Nora England, Stella Blubaugh, Fiona Blubaugh, and Evelyn Kring.


He was graduated from Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan. He was a principal and teacher for 33 years in Memphis, Michigan, and Center Line, Michigan.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 26, from 2-4 PM at Farley Funeral Home in Venice, FL.  The funeral mass will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, March 30, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic church in Lakeview, Michigan with Rev. James Wyse officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 29, from 5-8 PM at the Brigham Funeral home in Lakeview, Michigan.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lakeview, 48850.

As an avid history buff, he loved to travel to faraway places. He also loved fishing and cooking. But most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends.

Friends may visit to send a condolence or to share a memory.



Discussion closed
  • Dick&Marilyn Biller (Saturday, March 26 16 07:24 pm EDT)

    As we called him "Pa" from the very first day we met in 1994.He was a compassionate,giving,wise and fun loving man.He'll always be in our hearts forever.He will be missed.We'll surely miss seeing him
    on his golf cart "banging" on our deck with his cane to get our attention. Love you Pa.

  • christine canning (Wednesday, March 30 16 12:49 pm EDT)

    Don was a man who was full of life. He was loving, fun, funny and caring. Don so loved his family and friends. My parents, Vicki and Ray Pine and the Blaga sisters had the best times together for
    over 65 years! Of course food was always the highlight of their day! During their annual trip to Fort De Soto Park, Mel & dad held tongs, while Don wore an apron with balloons on it holding a
    libation! What I remember most is how Don always had a smile on his face! He was truly loved by many people and vise versa !

  • Lisa Post (Friday, April 01 16 04:07 pm EDT)

    we will miss taking out his newspaper at The Next Door Store .

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