Donald Yircott, 84, passed away November 4, 2019

Donald Yircott, 84, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 Friday, November 8, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Friends may visit from 12:00 P.M. until 1:00 P.M., Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Life Gate Baptist in Eau Claire. Those wishing to share a memory of Donald online may do so at

Donald was born August 11, 1935 in Benton Harbor, MI to Gustave & Hilda (Eckert) Yircott. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1953 he then attended Western Michigan University where he received his bachelor’s degree. Donald served his country in the Nation Guard. On June 6, 1959 he Married Sandra Farris in Benton Harbor. Donald worked for Quality Packaging in Benton Harbor for 25 years and retired in 1998. He was a member Napier Baptist Church for 55 years and most recently attended Life Gate Baptist Church in Eau Claire. In his young days he enjoyed playing softball and was an avid Detroit Lions Fan.

Donald survived by his wife Sandra Yircott; son David (Sandra) Yircott; and daughter Denise Newell. Donald was preceded in death by his parents. 

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