Ralph Donald Youdes, of Holt, MI, passed away September 15, 2019, at Island City Assisted Living, Eaton Rapids, MI, where he had been a patient since August 21, 2018. Don was born April 17, 1929, in Jackson, MI, to the late Ralph and Frances Youdes.
Don graduated from Jackson Business School, then enlisting in the army being stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. Upon returning he entered Michigan State College, receiving his B.A. degree. Don was employed with Farm Bureau Insurance, Michigan Millers Insurance, and then he went to work for General Motors in 1963, retiring in October 1993.
In 1957, Don married Helen (Dillon). Together they had three sons, Christopher, Seth and Steven.
Don was a Boy Scout leader for several years and held several offices with the Holt United Methodist Church.
Don leaves his wife, Helen; children, Seth (Sara), Steven (Karen); 5 grandchildren; as well as 3 great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher, and sister Joyce Shafor.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019, at the Holt United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Memorials may be given to the Holt United Methodist Church in remembrance of Don.