Donald John Nolan, Sr., 68, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday May 15, 2021 (4 days before his birthday). Don was born May 19, 1952 at Marlette Hospital, to parents Jack and Dorothy (Jasper) Nolan. He married Mary Wells on June 1, 1974 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Imlay City. They were married 41 years, until Mary’s death in 2015.
Don was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, worker, son and brother. He loved all things cars, truck and anything with an engine. Don’s family would like everyone to know what an incredible man he was. His catholic faith was very important to him and he set a great example for his children. Don was one of the hardest workers anyone had ever seen. He truly worked nonstop; whether at a job or helping his family. In his early life, he started his own septic service. For many years he worked at Almont Welding, John Carlo, Diponio Contracting, Van Horn Trucking Company and just recently Family Farm & Home, Almont.
Don and Mary raised their 9 children whom he is survived by: Donald (Nicole) Nolan Jr. of Barryton, Mary Nolan of Clio, Theresa (Todd) Lajewski of Lapeer, Tina (Daryl) Ide of Fostoria, Stephen Nolan Lapeer, Robert (Angela) Nolan of Lapeer, Gregory (Chelsey) Nolan of Davison, Daniel (Meredith) Nolan of Davison, Matthew (Sydney) Nolan of Fenton, his mother: Dorothy Nolan, also left to cherish Don’s memory are grandchildren: Monica, Grace, Donald,III Nolan, Elizabeth & William Riselay, Anthony, Lydia, Thomas, Nicholas, Noah, Clare & John Lajewski, Emma, Ava, Jasmine, Ethan, Andrew, Isabella & Mary Kate Ide, Ella Nolan, Mya & Capri Nolan, siblings: Theresa (Paul) Spencer of Lapeer, Michael Nolan of Lapeer and Joseph Nolan of Port Austin and over 60 nieces and nephews. The family would certainly say: “our dad could work circles around most and help anyone in need. We will miss him so much.”
Mr. Nolan was preceded in death by his wife: Mary, father: Jack, grandchildren: Anna Lajewski and Lucas Riselay, nephew: Kevin Wells, nieces: Ashley Nolan and Mary Wells.
Don’s visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm Wednesday at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. COVID 19 limitations allow only 25 people at a time in the funeral home, masks are respectful in this setting (folks will be asked to rotate). His funeral mass will be 12:00noon Thursday May 20, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison. The family will receive family & friends from 11:00-11:55am at the church, prior to service. Burial will follow in Mt. Loretto Cemetery, Lapeer.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the form of Catholic Mass Cards. Condolences and memories may be left at MuirBrothersLapeer.com