Donald Richard Bachand, Jr.

Donald Richard Bachand, Jr., age 75, of Tecumseh, passed away January 22, 2019 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, with his pastor and family by his side. He was born April 4, 1943, in Detroit, to Donald and Maxine (Dorrier) Bachand.

Don was a member of the Tecumseh United Methodist Church. He worked 36 years at Ford Motor Company, Monroe Plant, and retired in 2000. Don was an owner of several small businesses and he loved using his metal detector. 

He was an avid fan of the Detroit Red Wings and loved all Michigan sports. On December 31, 1985, he married Peggy J. (Whitaker) Patton and she survives. He is also survived by his two sons, Donald (Becky) Bachand and Steven (Glynis) Bachand; three step-children, Shawn (Frank) Rzucidlo, Shelly (Chris) Corum, and Larry (Amy) Patton; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and sister, Judy Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Debby Gerak; and his beloved miniature pinscher, Sydney. Don suffered many medical ailments for many years, fighting until the end. We will all miss him until we see him again in heaven.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. Rev. Mark Miller officiated. Interment followed at Brookside Cemetery.


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