Age 82, of Holt, MI, passed away January 27, 2019. Donald was born July 13, 1936, in Lansing, MI, to the late David and June Clingersmith.
Donald proudly served as a corpsman in the Navy. He graduated from MSU and was one of the first in their computer school. He worked in data processing for Oldsmobile, and also worked in Brazil and enjoyed traveling back there. He loved to play golf with his friends and he attended the inaugural “Newberry Open” over 30 years ago and almost every year since.
Clinger loved pie; he would drive anywhere for a slice! He proudly made his world famous grilled cheese for his grandchildren. He also loved spontaneous travel – always on the back roads. Donald was well liked by everyone and was known for his humor. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Linda Clingersmith; 7 children, Terry, Donna (Dan Stockwell), Tom, Jim Clingersmith; Wendy (Jeff) Mohrenweiser, Ryan (Nathan Hiebeck) Feier, and Derek (Lori) Feier; 15 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Patricia Kirkham, and uncle Truman Smith.
The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church of Holt, 2021 N. Aurelius Rd. His family will receive friends beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the MSU Alumni Association, Alzheimer’s Association, or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.