Donald “Don” Lotter

Donald “Don” Lotter, age 79, passed away peacefully Monday, August 7, 2018 at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods in Byron Center, MI.
He was born June 16, 1939 in Elkton, MI to the late Clifton & Dorothy (Dumaw) Lotter. Don graduated from the Mayville High School in 1957. He married Rita Novak on February 4, 1961 in Flint. Don served in the military from 1963-1991 and received the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. He had a passion for helping veterans and has helped with numerous military funerals. Previously Don served as Post Commander of the American Legion #7 in Caro. He loved football and was an avid University of Michigan and Detroit Lion’s fan. Don enjoyed learning and doing new things, working and playing on his computer, recently received his 3rd degree Black Belt in Martial Arts plus just completed building a 17’ wooden sailboat days before his passing.
Don was survived by his wife, Rita; two children, Eric (Karen) Lotter and Julie (Keith) Bolyard; four grandchildren, Mia and Jackson Lotter and Kyle and Adam Bolyard; five siblings, Orlin (Linda) Lotter, Sharon (Aaron) Stanfield, Janice (Harry) Steele, Marilyn Lotter and Russell (Donna) Lotter.
The family will receive visitors from 3:00 – 7:00 PM on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln Street, Mayville, MI and from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the church.
A Funeral Service will be held, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Mayville United Methodist Church, 601 E. Ohmer Road, Mayville, MI with Pastor Carole Brown officiating.
Burial will follow at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. Military Honors will be preformed at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warriors in lieu of flowers.
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