July 16, 1934 - October 31, 2015
Age 81, passed away on October 31, 2015 at his home in Frisco Texas. He was born July 16, 1934 in Glenview Illinois, and grew up the Barrington, Illinois area. He graduated from Grant Community High School and attended the University of Illinois. In 1957, Don was drafted into the Army, and soon after married his high school sweetheart, Sandy Sworthout. He had a career at Baxter Healthcare as a Production Machine Mechanic, and was a team player and engaged with his co-workers helping in any way he could. He lived in Illinois for 78 years before moving to Texas.
Don was an outstanding human being, brining joy and love to everyone around him. He lived life to the fullest and was a great friend to everyone he knew, and a mentor to his children and grandchildren. He was a kind, gentle soul who will be sorely missed. Don was one of a kind, willing to help anyone in need.
He is preceded in death by his parents David and Mary Findlay, survived by his wife of 58 years, Sandra Findlay, son Michael Findlay, daughter in law Donna Findlay, Daughter Susan Dormann, son in law Michael Dormann, son Robert Findlay, daughter in law Christy Findlay, and many grandchildren; Jackie Findlay, Jaymee Findlay, Kyle Sauerwein, Brett Sauerwein, Rachel Wilson and husband Josh Wilson, Nathan Dormann and wife Adrianna Dormann, Steven Dormann, Tyler Davis and wife Kelci Davis , Kyle Gieseke, Alexandra Findlay, and Lauren Findlay, along with great grandchildren James Wilson, Patrick Wilson, Alexander Wilson, Benjamin Wilson, Henry Dormann, Rylan Davis, and Marlie Davis.
Memorial services will be held on November 5th, 2015 at First United Methodist Church of Frisco at 7:30 pm. Graveside services will be scheduled at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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