Donald Estes passed away September 28, 2021 at the age of 70. He was born to the late Francis Estes, Sr. and Matilda Labounty Estes.
Don served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1974; and he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He served faithfully with the Au Sable Forks Fire Department for over 30 years, but most of his enjoyment in life came from spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Don married Carol Dubay on October 25, 1975 and to this union they had three children: Todd, Erica, and Meegan.
Preceding him in death are his parents; brothers Carl, Francis, Jr., Charles Estes, Sr.; his sister Ella Mae; and his nephew Charles Estes, Jr.
Survivors are his wife, Carol; son, Todd Estes and companion Micere Burnell; daughters Erica Estes, and Meegan Estes and her companion Eric Langlois; and two former daughters-in-law April Estes and Erin Brassard; five grandchildren: Brenden, Tanner, Logan, Samuel, and Alexa; and one great-granddaughter Briella Dargen; siblings: Zeb Estes, Bobby (Joanne) Estes, John (Dale) Estes, Richard Estes, Laurie Johnpeer, Debbie and husband Mike Bola, Zana Estes, and brother-in-law Wayne and Sherry Dubay; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Name Church, with interment to follow at Holy Name Cemetery, Au Sable Forks.
Donations may be made in Don's name to Au Sable Forks EMS.
Services were entrusted to Zaumetzer Funeral Home.