Online Obituaries for the Troy, Royal Oak, Clawson & Shelby Township MI Area

Donald Taurianen

April 16, 1949 - July 11, 2017

Online Obituaries for the Troy, Royal Oak, Clawson & Shelby Township MI Area

Don is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of almost 43 years; brother, Bob (Margie).

Also 4 nieces; Tammy Beckley, Penny Humphrey, B.J. Taurianen and April Foley.

3 great nephews; Jeffrey Taurianen, Michael Sparks and Liam Foley and one great great nephew, Exavier Taurianen  and his beloved dog, Teemu.

Don loved life and was the consummate salesman.  He worked for many years in  sales of industrial tools. Don worked in market research as well as professional fundraising.  Most recently he worked at Weathergard Windows.

Don loved sports; Wings, Lions, and Pistons and Tigers.  Don and Marilyn went on their first date at the old Tiger Stadium and sat in the bleachers.

Travelling was a passion of Don's and highlights were Hawaii and East coast.

Oh, those lobster rolls. 

Don had what the Finns call SISU which means guts and strength. Doctors were amazed how Don fought back after multiple health setbacks over the past 8 months. Don never lost faith that he would be healed.  Don, you are a hero!!!!

Funeral Information

A 2 pm Memorial Service on Saturday July 15, 2017 with a gathering time from 12 pm until 2 pm at

Gramer Funeral Home 705 N. Main St. Clawson, MI. 48017 248 435 9010

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Donations Information

American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 15829
Arlington, VA 22215

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Service:  Gramer Funeral Home

Donald Taurianen


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Our family cannot Thank the Entire team of personel at Gramer Funeral Home for their care, support, thoughtfulness, compassion, assistance, fore-thought & hugs! A difficult time to get through was made exceptionally smooth to get through.