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Donald Alden Stamm

August 13, 1939 ~ May 7, 2022 (age 82)

Obituary

Donald Alden Stamm, 82, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on May 8, 2022. Don was born August 13, 1939 to Henry and Geraldine Stamm in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He attended Kalamazoo Central High School, class of 1957, where he excelled in a multitude of sports; his favorite being football and baseball. It was at Kalamazoo Central that he met the love of his life, Joan Scarlett. Don and Joan were married on September 18, 1959, and were blessed with 3 beautiful children, Wendy, Charles (Chuck), and Stacey.

Don worked at Fullers (Eaton) for 25 years. After Fullers closing, he continued his career working for Kalamazoo Public Schools in the grounds and maintenance department. Don was an avid U of M fan, sports enthusiast, and talented golfer.

Don's love for his family was undeniable, and he would do just about anything for his kids and grandkids. Don and Joan loved taking trips to Disney, camping, and traveling out west with them.

Most people will remember Don as a caring, and loving man, but one of his most memorable attributes was his sense of humor and his ability to make anyone smile.

Don is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Geraldine Stamm, his mother and father-in-law, Chauncey and Flossie Scarlett, siblings Joyce Frederickson, Patricia Anderson, Linda Koning, brother and sister-in-law Len and Marie Cramer, and nephew Larry Cramer.

Don is survived by his loving wife, Joan Stamm, and children Wendy (Ron) VandenBos, Stacey (Brent) Weessies, Chuck (Tami) Stamm. He is survived by his siblings Butch Stamm and Geri Caron. He is also survived by his grandchildren Laura (Jake) Simonds, Brianna (Stephen) Ferris, Steven VandenBos, Kyle Stamm, Megan (Jimmy) Fata, and Morgan Weessies, as well as his great-grandchildren Sawyer and Callie Simonds, and Coen Ferris. Along with many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Southridge Reformed Church 6726 Texas Drive on Wednesday May 11 from 5-8pm. His celebration of life will be held at the church on Thursday at 11am. Memorial contributions in Don's memory may be made to Southridge Reformed Church or Centrica Care Navigators of Southwest Michigan http://centricacare.org. To leave an online condolence, please visit https://langelands.com



Services

Memorial Visitation
Wednesday
May 11, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southridge Reformed Church
6726 Texas Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Celebration of Life
Thursday
May 12, 2022

11:00 AM
Southridge Reformed Church
6726 Texas Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Donations

Centrica Care Navigators (formerly Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan)
7100 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo MI 49009
Tel: 2693450273
Web: http://www.hospiceswmi.org

Southridge Reformed Church
6726 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo MI 49009
Tel: 2693532700
Web: http://www.southridgechurch.com

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