Donald D. McCarty Sr., 76, of Hudson, Mich., died Friday, May 29, 2009, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.
He was born April 10, 1933, in Dover Township, Mich., the son of Homer Leroy and Aura Edith (Paulsen) McCarty. He married Lore Dollmann on July 15, 1967, in Neckarsulm, Germany, and she survives.
Donald retired from the U. S. Military in 1971, with 21 years of service, and then retired from U.S. Postal Service in Morenci, Mich., in 1999, with more than 10 years of service. He owned and operated McCarty’s Old World Bakery in Hudson and served as an Evangelist for the New Apostolic Church in Morenci for more 20 years.
Don served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He dearly loved his family and the ministry and enjoyed fishing and bird-watching.
Surviving Don, besides his wife, are four children, Donald D. (and Susan) McCarty, Jr., and Karl McCarty, all of Hudson, Michael McCarty of Germany and Peggy McCarty of Hawaii; three grandchildren, Gavin, Elizabeth and Victor McCarty, all of Hudson; five sisters, Betty (and Glen) Crisler of Adrian, Mich., Mary (and Marlin) Cummins of Alvordton, Ohio, Barbara (and John) Lower of Pioneer, Ohio, Diana (and Marty) Wagner of Morenci, and Dixie (and Gerry) Baldwin of Wauseon, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marjorie Smith; five brothers, Dale, Dwight, Dock, Richard and Dan McCarty.
Memorial services for Don are planned at 1 a.m. Thursday, June 4, at the New Apostolic Church in Morenci, with District Elder Craig Schwartz officiating. Visitation is scheduled from noon Thursday until the time of service.
Arrangements were made by Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.