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Aldon Leroy Durham, age 84, of Greenville, passed away early Tuesday morning, November 6, 2018 at his home.  The son of Francis & Lillian (Wonch) Durham, he was born on June 11, 1934 in Midland County.  On April 30, 1953 he wed  Joanne L. Pollock and together they raised five children and this year celebrated 65 years of marriage. 

Aldon, or "Aldie" as he was known by family and friends, retired from Jones & Simpson Construction Company as a heavy equipment operator and in retirement enjoyed small engine repair, mowing lawns, and crossword puzzles. 

He was preceded in death by his parents;  a son, Dennis Durham;  and two grandsons, Aaron Leroy Durham and Aldon Duane Durham;  two sisters, Alice and Leona;  and four brothers, Claude, Hiram, Donald, and Francis.  Surviving are his wife, Joanne Durham of Greenville;  their children, Starr Mason & Bryan Ashley, Allen & Shirley Durham, Rocky Durham, and Bobbie Jo Durham, all of Greenville;  four grandchildren, Sonja & Joseph Hunt, Raquel & Robert Barker, Rhiana Gunderson, and Treighton Keen;  seven great-grandchildren, Heather, Christopher, Jennifer, Wayne, Casey, Trey, and Corbin;  two great-great grandsons, Blayton and Emerson;  two brothers-in-law, Raymond & Lynn Pollock of Lakeview, and Gregory & Donna Gunderson of Arizona;  and many nieces and nephews.   

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.  The Rev. Ken Harger, retired pastor of Shiloh Community Church, will officiate and burial will follow at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Aldon's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Jim and Kathy (Pollock) Bellmer on November 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Oh Uncle Aldie where do I start?-á As a child I spent lots and lots of time w/ you and Aunt Jo and Bobbie Jo.-á As I got older the visits were less unfortunately as life took over (on my part especially).-á I remember every Halloween bringing Jeremy over and you had to make sure he got his 50 cents from you.-á I know I will still look out my living room window and look to see if you are driving by.-á You were a quiet simple man and I always admired that about you.-á Rest in peace dear Uncle….until we meet again.

  2. Gerald Tovatt on November 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Joanne, Star, and all the Durham’s; so sorry to hear of Aldon’s passing. I enjoyed seeing him over the years. Always a patient and respectful gentleman as well as a devoted family man. I still remember how much he adored Aldie. My deepest condolences to you all.

  3. Donna Gunderson on November 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

    a wonderful man you will be sadly’ll be in our hearts forever! Greg and Donna Gunderson

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