Cover photo for Donald 'Don' J. Furze's Obituary
Donald 'Don' J. Furze Profile Photo
1939 Donald 2021

Donald 'Don' J. Furze

August 7, 1939 — May 21, 2021

            Donald "Don" J.  Furze, age 81, of Alpena passed away peacefully on Friday, May 21, 2021, at home surrounded by his family.

            On August 7, 1939, Donald was born in Highland Park, Michigan to the late James and Nell (Lyytikainen) Furze. He married Verna Heikkila on April 6, 1963, in Detroit, Michigan. Don served in the National Guard for 12 years. He joined the Ferndale, Michigan Fire Department retiring as a Lieutenant. Don was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. He enjoyed spending his retirement traveling and fishing.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Verna; their two children: Kevin (Debbie) Furze of Ferndale, MI and Tamar Furze of Alpena, MI; two grandchildren: Erin (Kevin) Stokes and Carly (Chas Shintoski) Furze.

            Don was preceded in death by one sister: Helen Luoto.

            Family and friends will gather for Memorial Visitation at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, from 2:30 p.m. until the Memorial Service begins at 3:30 p.m. at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Orth officiating followed by Full Military Honors accorded by the V.F.W. Post 2496.

            Inurnment: White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Michigan

            Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or Hospice of Michigan.

Memorial Service

    Alpena, Michigan 49707
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home: Visitation 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM; Memorial Service 3:30 PM followed by Full Military Honors

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donald 'Don' J. Furze, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 5

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree