Donald Wesley Ames II, aged 66, of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Don proudly served in the U.S. Army 101st. Airborne during the Vietnam Era. He retired from General Motors as a Journeyman Electrician after many years. He loved dogs and animals, taking pictures of nature, and spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by his children: Mishel and Mike Fryman, Donald III and April Ames; grandchildren: Brooke and Dylan Fryman; sisters and brothers: Patricia Burns, Diana and Gerrit Verheij, Pamela and Dick Clark, Cathleen and Bill VanOss, Daryl Ames; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents: Donald and Maxine Ames; sister, Cassie Ames. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A combination celebration of life will be held June 5, 2021 at the Marne American Legion Hall (Time to be determined). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics MI Area 12. Condolences may be sent online at www.stegengafuneralchapel.com.
To Don’s family, I was saddened to hear that Don passed away. He was one of the very few that I considered a real friend..Just happened to run into him only a couple of times after retirement but considered him my friend from way back. God’s loving arms wrap around and comfort¬† you now and in the days, weeks,months and years to come.Rest¬† In Paradise my friend..
- LaRita Lee