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Donald Hetfield

August 23, 1933 — January 24, 2021

Donald Hetfield

Donald Lyle Hetfield, 87, of  Baroda passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at his home in the care of his family.

The family will be remembering him privately. A gathering of friends and family will be announced at a later date.  Online condolences accepted at

Donald was born August 23, 1933 in Benton Harbor, the son of the late Lyle and Grace (Otte) Hetfield. He married Caroline Marie Lick on June 25, 1955 and she preceded him in death on March 4, 2015. Donald was a custodian at Benton Harbor Public Schools. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and playing cards.

Survivors include his children: Debra Nitz and David Hetfield; four grandchildren: Jason Greco, Ashley Nitz, Joseph Griffith and Matthew Griffith; six great grandchildren; sisters: Pam Hall and Sandy Archie and his faithful K9 companion, Popeye.

Donald was preceded by his son-in-law: Dennis Nitz; brother Duane Hetfield.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Boyd Chapel of Pike Funeral and Cremations Service, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy. Bridgman.

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