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“As part of the St Andrew Catholic Church (Rochester) volunteer program, I have visited Donald for the last several years at Sunrise Assisted living....Read More »
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“I've known Don since the 9th grade. I guess I could say that we grew up together. When we were deciding where to go to high school he chose to go to...Read More »
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“My sincere condolences to Jenny and her family. I worked a number of years with Don at Chrysler. We became friends and would get together to share...Read More »
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Donald Andrew Spravsow, age 83 of Leonard, Michigan, died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the Sunrise of Rochester Assisted Living Center in Rochester, Michigan. He was born February 18, 1934 in Detroit, son of the late Peter and the late Ann (nee: Markovich) Spravsow.

With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Donald for his service to our country as a soldier in our great United States Army. Stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri, his training and expertise as a marksman was both recognized and awarded. For the sacrifices made and his willingness to stand in harm's way on our behalf, we honor his service and extend our posthumous gratitude for his answering the call to duty with pride and patriotism.

Donald's career path was a wonderful story of hard work ethics, immense longevity, and a dedication to service that was matched by none. With over 40 years of devoting his talents as a draftsman at the Chrysler Corporation, Donald was an integral part in the automotive giant's success and notoriety.

When Donald was away from the job, he enjoyed a host of varied pastimes. One of his favorite was maintaining and operating his model train collection, a display that was housed in his basement at home and encompassed a large portion of the space available. Like most collectors of the same, he was most proud of each and every piece obtained and garnered great delight in watching his collection come to life. Another of Donald's pastimes was enjoyed in all the tinkering and designing that took place at his work bench, specifically through the genre of wood. Known for possessing both natural and taught skills in woodworking, Donald loved exercising his talents through this artistic genre and created some wonderful works of art in the process.

Through the years, Donald was one who liked to travel the roads visiting new and interesting sights, as well as returning to many which had become favorites. Travel held a special meaning to him because it meant climbing aboard his prized motor home and taking the comforts of home with him. It was like being the captain of his own vessel, a joy and pleasure which made working so hard worth every minute. And, of course, for most of us, one of our greatest comforts come from the pleasures of food and Donald bore no exception. The old adage states; "when you're eating, you're happy,"…and Donald was his happiest when that involved a plate of BBQ. Chicken, ribs, whatever,…if it came off the grill and was slathered with a delectable sauce, it had Donald's name all over it.

His final residence was the Sunrise Assisted Living facility in Rochester, his home away from home that had become a welcoming and comfortable abode filled with a friendly mix of staff and residents. Donald truly enjoyed his stay at the center and made a host of wonderful friends in the process.

Donald was the beloved husband of the late Lois. Dear father of Jenny (Jeff) Sigelko. Loving grandfather of Dale Jefferson Sigelko. Brother of MaryJane (the late Alva) Reckling. Uncle of Barbara (Mike) Sheehy, the late Douglas Reckling, and Great Uncle to Kristy (Jay) Bennett and Scott Pomaville.

Visitation for Donald will be held Wednesday, December 27th from 2-8 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren. His Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, 11:00 am at the funeral home. Officiating the service will be Pastor Walter Keller.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Tigerlily Cat Rescue, P.O. Box 815, Sterling Heights, MI 48311, or to their website at

As well, for your next pet, the family encourages all to consider adopting from a shelter,...and to also consider contributing to science-based research into treatments for dementia.

Please share memories of Donald at his memory book above.