Donald G. Bigelow, 68, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021. He was born on August 13, 1952 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to the late Lawrence Franklin and Alberta (Duncan) Bigelow. Donald is survived by one adopted daughter, Sandy (Derek Hawley) Smith of Clawson, Michigan; three sons, Donald (Michelle) Bigelow II of South Bend, Indiana, John (Summer) Courtney of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Chad (Angelique) Bigelow of Three Rivers, Michigan; the mother of his children, Amelia Bigelow; seventeen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Rene Sue Ripley of Nashville, Michigan; nieces and nephews, Chuck, Ken, Tony, Corby, Kathy, and many other nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph Eric and Lawrence Franklin Bigelow; one sister, Pat Leonard; and three brothers, Charles Bigelow, Dwayne Frisbee, and R.C. Osbourne. A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Dr., South Bend, Indiana from 1:00 until 5:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at 5:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Wounded Warrior Project in Donald’s honor. Online condolences may be left at www.kaniewski.com.
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