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Scott D. Donahue, age 49, of Grand Rapids, and formerly of Ada, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 after a lifetime struggle with a progressive neurological disease. Scott is finally at peace in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. His loving parents and sister thank God for the blessing of having such a special son and brother. 

Scott is preceded in death by his grandparents: Earl and Cora Donahue, and Harold and Luella Kransi, and his uncles US Marine Ronald T. Kransi (Vietnam Veteran) and Dale Semon. 

He is survived by his parents Dan and Karen Donahue, his sister Debbie Donahue and her husband Scott Przekop and her step-son Austin Przekop-Abel. He is also survived by his uncles and aunts: Harold (Sandy) Kransi (FL), Roger (Debby) Kransi (TN), Owen and Kaye Wright (MI) and Mary Semon (MI) and many cousins. 

Scott was proud to be a graduate of the Ottawa High School POHI Center. A private service was held by his immediate family. Donations may be sent to God’s Kitchen, 303 Division Ave., S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, or online to, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 



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  1. Sally (VanSlooten)Robertson on January 15, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Dan and Karen my heart breaks for your loss. My husband passed away a few months ago so I know the pain you are feeling. Keeping you all in my prayers during this time of sorrow.

  2. Christal Lacosta on January 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Dear Karen, Dan, Debbie and Scott,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
    Christal (Curtis) LaCosta

  3. Mary Catherine Clapp Vierheilig on January 16, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Donahue,

    I want you to be comforted by knowing what a gentleman Scott was. I know he had ups and downs, but I always felt we communicated well, and he was always respectful of me. He may not have liked a rule or decision, but, in testimony to you as parents he was compliant.

    I would run in to him at Meijers when he was stocking shelves, and his same polite but business like personality was extended.

    I have thought of him and you as his loving parents often. Keep his pictures and mementos close and he will always be with you.

    I saw Scott grow up from a young boy about 7 ( or so )to out of high school. A lot of laughs together, and a lot of discussions. The bus ride was all too long at times. And interacting with a subject he was interested in helped, I am sure.

    I retired from bus driving for Forest Hills in 2003, my husband died in 2005 and I remarried in 2013, Life does go on.

    The best of everything to you both. I’m sure you both will get your reward in heaven. You are marvelous parents.


    Mary Catherine (Clapp) Vierheilig

  4. Carol Tiemeyer on January 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Our deepest sympathies! Sending hugs and prayers!

  5. Steve VanDeusen on January 16, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Scott will be deeply missed especially from your friend s at OHHS

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