Age 93, of Lansing, MI, passed away October 3, 2013. He was born July 19, 1920, in Miami, OK, son of the late Alonzo and Elizabeth Force.

Don proudly served in the U.S. Army overseas during WWII. He retired in 1980 as a Lieutenant Colonel with the Corps of Engineers. He also retired in 1980 after working as a project manager and draftsman for Prudential Insurance Company. The family would like to thank the staff of Sparrow Hospice for their compassionate care.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, June Force; and by his children whom he greatly loved, Donald (Mary) Force, Dennis (Shirley) Force, Suzanne (Bill) Adcock, John (Nelda) Force; grandchildren, Brett and Amber Force; and great-grandchildren, Cameron and Tyler Force. He will be deeply missed by all.

Per his wish, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Hospice Services. Condolences may be left at

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4 Messages to “Donald T. Force”

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    Bill and Nancy Harrison Says:

    There is an old adage – “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – which is so true. Don will forever live in our hearts with the memories of our always colorful chats over the backyard fence and in his neighborhood mayor’s chair in the Force garage. Barley also has a memory of his subtle “arf” to Don when Barley spied him in his backyard and Don so graciously responded with pats on Barley’s head and scratches behind the ears. We will dearly miss you, Don, wonderful neighbor and forever friend. Thank you for the lasting memories. Bill, Nancy and Barley

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    robert and Marjorie Thrun Says:

    While we did not know him until late in life we admired and respected him and truly enjoyed his wit and congeniality. We were honored to be guests at the Adcocks when he and June were present. God bless and fair winds to june ,Suzie and the rest of his family. Bob & Marge Thrun

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    Bill Adcock Says:

    Dear June, Donnie, Randy, Suzi and John.
    Don was my rock. He was my number one fan and the best father-in-law anyone could ever dream of. It is a privilege to be in the family.

    Love, Bill

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    Wendy Banker Says:

    June and Susie. So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband/father. I know you have lovely memories to help keep him near to you.

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