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Donald R. Zellinger

August 10, 1940 February 28, 2020
Donald  R.  Zellinger
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Obituary for Donald R. Zellinger

Donald Richard Zellinger, peacefully passed away on Friday, February 28th 2020, in Highland, MI at his home, surrounded by his loved ones. He was 79 years old.

Born and raised in Detroit, resided in Highland, Michigan, for nearly 50 years.

Don owned his own business, Colorite Decorating, for over 25 years, originally buying the business from his father in Detroit. He eventually moved the company to Milford.

Don really enjoyed life to the fullest and always has a smile on his face. He liked to golf and spend his time boating on White Lake, where he designed and built his 2 homes. Don loved to draw and was a very talented artist.

Don was a very proud grandfather. He loved spending time with his three granddaughters. Don once said, “who needs a grandson, when I have all these beautiful girls in my life”.

Don was an extremely hard worker, even when he was sick in the hospital, he talked about starting a new business, or starting a new adventure.

He leaves his loving wife of 25 years, Vicky Zellinger; his daughters, Marie (Mike) Lujan, and Michelle (Tom) Caza; three granddaughters, Madison Lujan, Sophia Lujan, and Chole Caza; as well as many close friends.

Proceeded in death by his parents, Adam and Martha (nee. Klotzhuber) Zellinger and his 2 brothers, Robert A., and Eddie Zellinger, also his beloved dog, Mister.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1:30PM to 6PM, with a Rosary at 5:00PM.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Rd., Highland, on Monday, March 2, 2020, at 11AM with The Rev. Fr. Wayne Ureel officiating. Friends may gather beginning at 10:00AM.

Memorials may be made to Elara Caring Hospice.

For further information please phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645.

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1:30 PM 3/1/2020 1:30:00 PM - 6:00 PM 3/1/2020 6:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Rosary at 5 PM.

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States





11:00 AM 3/2/2020 11:00:00 AM
Church of the Holy Spirit

3700 Harvey Lake Road
Highland, MI 48357

Gathering to begin at 10 AM.

Church of the Holy Spirit
3700 Harvey Lake Road Highland 48357 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Great Lakes Caring Hospice Foundation c/o Elara Caring

900 Cooper Street Jackson, MI 49202
Jackson, MI 49202

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