Donald James LeMieux was born January 31, 1932, in Muskegon, Michigan, to Albert Edward LeMieux and Lucia Effie LeMieux. He died Thursday, March 2, 2023, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 91 years. Don completed his secondary education in Muskegon and was a graduate of Muskegon High School. He later attended the University of Minnesota. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Don was a veteran of the armed forces having served his country honorably with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was married March 28, 1951, in Muskegon to Bertha Julia Feuerborn. They had made their home in Owasso since 1981. Don spent most of his professional career as an engineer and had worked with numerous companies including Brunswick, American Hoist, Bantam, WABCo, Crane Carrier, and Greyhound. He was a longtime faithful member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Owasso where he served as an ordained deacon. Don was also active with the Knight’s of Columbus, the Disabled American Veterans, the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, JayCee’s, and the Society of Industrial Engineers. He enjoyed a variety of pastimes including bowling, and he was an avid Detroit Lions fan.
Those he leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include:
His loving wife of over 71 years; Bertha, of the home
Children; Jeanne LeMieux, of Alliance, Ohio
Nancy Bolick and husband Mike, of Waterloo, Iowa
Richard LeMieux and wife Shanto, of Germany and Greece
Sharone LeMieux and husband Michael Kaszuba, of Ponce Inlet, Florida
Mark LeMieux and Stella Austin, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Ronald LeMieux, of Grove, Oklahoma
Susan Blanchard and husband Jon, of McQueeney, Texas
Mary LeMieux-Ruibal and Bruno LeMieux-Ruibal, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
James LeMieux, of Lafayette, Colorado
Grandchildren; Aaron Herzog, Zac Herzog, Alec Herzog, Jennifer Todd, Joe Bolick, Martin
LeMieux, Nicholas LeMieux, Lianna Colestock, Sam Kaszuba, Colin LeMieux,
Mattison LeMieux, Grace Kaszuba, Michael Ann Kaszuba, Alexis Marder,
Kyle LeMieux, Bailey Franklin, Madeline Franklin, Sean Blanchard, Leanna
Blanchard, Elliot LeMieux, Soren LeMieux, Booker Lightman,
And Shepherd Lightman
Great grandchildren; Dylan Todd, Carter Bolick, Bennett Bolick, Charlotte Colestock, Audrey
Colestock, Arlo LeMieux, Kian LeMieux, Arielle Marder,
Hugh Mack Blanchard, Liam Blanchard
Great great granddaughter; Kennedy Todd
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Maxine Huber.
Rosary Prayer service will be held 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Owasso. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2023, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church with The Most Reverend David Konderla and Father Matt LaChance officiating. Final resting place will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Muskegon, Michigan. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Don’s memory to Catholic Charities Development Office, P.O Box 580460, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74158-0460, or at www.cceok.org , or to Meals on Wheels, 5151 East 51st Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74135. Please designate in memory of Don LeMieux. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.