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Donald McMillen  former principal of Pontiac Central High School died on November 18 surrounded by family. He was 92 years old. Don was born April 20, 1926 in Woodland MI, the ninth of ten children born to Harley and Martha McMillen. After serving in World War II, Don attended Michigan State University where he obtained his BA, MA and doctorial coursework. While at MSU Don met and married the love of his life, Irma Feichtinger. They were married for 64 years until her death in 2012. After graduation Don began teaching history at Pontiac Central, becoming the debate coach, a counselor, and ultimately principal. He was a long-time member of the Pontiac Lions and Elks Clubs, and the St Andrew’s Society. He was an avid outdoorsman, world traveler and was actively involved in the lives of his children and grandchildren. Don chose a life of service to the community. He saw the inherent good in all people and was able to cultivate that good. He was a man of compassion and believed strongly in equal rights. He was generous to all. His family is grateful for the honor he brought to them and for the way he nourished their bodies and souls. Don is survived by his children Joseph, Phyllis (Robert Badgley), Matthew, and Denise (Casimir) Harmatys; grandchildren Graham Tabor, Lauren (Steve Schornak) McMillen, Katherine Tabor (Eric) Negron, Dustin, Brett, Madeline and Gordon McMillen, Ted, Madeline and Nick Badgley; great grandchildren Greyson and Nora Schornak, Erwin Negron and Scarlett Badgley. A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 3882 Highland Rd., Waterford, MI. Pastor Jack Mannschreck officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford. Interment with honors Monday, December 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Pontiac Lions Club, 704 Kirkton Ct, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Visitation:

Saturday, December 1, 2018 1-5 p.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford.

Funeral Service:

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 3882 Highland Rd., Waterford, MI.

Monday, December 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. interment with honors at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.

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