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Donald Dale Murden

January 7, 1952 ~ October 28, 2021 (age 69)

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Donald D. Murden, 69 of Bellaire, died October 28, 2021 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility.  He was born January 7, 1952 in Lansing the son of Harold and Ester (Lilly) Murden.

   Don graduated from Bellaire High School in 1970 and was a star basketball player for the Bellaire Eagles.  He was a firefighter and humanitarian too.  He worked for Halliburton in his younger days then went to work for Syntec building the Michigan lottery machines.  Don finally retired from the Lear Corporation.    

   He loved nature, golfing, canoeing, trail riding, fishing and camping.  He especially loved camping trips with his brothers.  Don loved being out in the pucker bushes and being one with nature.  He loved riding motorcycles in his younger days too.  He loved playing tricks and scaring people; he got such a kick out of that.  Most of all, he loved every moment with his children and grandchildren.

   Surviving Don are his children Stephanie (Andrew Mccallum) Murden, James Murden, Carrie (Mark Cross) Murden, Teresa (Chad) Hockridge, Dale Keaton, Danny (Elise) Keaton, brothers Michael Murden, Ronald (Debra) Murden, 16 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Murden in 2012 and his parents Harold and Ester Murden.   

   Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 1p.m. at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes with interment following in Southern Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday, November 5th from 5 to 7 p.m. also at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions can be made to Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility.

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November 5, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Lake Chapel
2333 S MAIN ST
Central Lake, MI 49622

Funeral Service
November 6, 2021

1:00 PM
Central Lake Chapel
2333 S MAIN ST
Central Lake, MI 49622

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