Donald Eller, age 82, of Attica, MI died Friday, June 4, 2021 after a short illness at his home. Donald Gordon Eller was born August 17, 1938 in Ferndale, MI. He was the son of the late Harry Walter and the late Isabelle Malcomb (Hamilton) Eller. Don grew up in Troy, MI. He married Sue Ann Phillips on August 25, 1984 in Fair Haven, MI. Don and Sue moved to the Attica / Lum area several years ago.
Don was the self-employed owner of the Eller Corporation in Sterling Heights for 50 years. At the Eller Corporation, prototypes of gauges and fixtures were designed and built for the robotics that were used in production in the automobile industry. Don has always been involved with cars. Don enjoyed collecting classic cars; he has been a member of nearly 35 different car collection clubs. He and his wife have traveled all over the country touring the different car shows and Concours d’Elegance around America.
Don is survived by his wife, Sue Ann Eller of Attica; his daughter, Deborah (Bruce) Young of Novi, MI; his son, Donald (Shari) Eller of Shelby Twp., MI; and his grandchildren, Iain Young, Andrew Young, Jacob Eller and Jenna Eller. Don is also survived by a brother, William Eller; sisters, Selma (Raymond) Fabbilli, Margaret Boothe and Linda (William) Collins; a sister-in-law, Martha Eller; and 26 nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Isabelle Eller; brothers, Harry Eller and Gerald Eller; sisters, Arlene (Bill) Turhune and Gloria (George) Gingiloski; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, James Boothe and Donna Eller.
The private Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street (corner of N. Main St. and 4th St.), Imlay City, MI. Visitors are respectfully asked to wear a facial covering and practice social distancing while at the funeral home.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions may direct them to The Classic Car Club Museum, 6865 Hickory Rd., Hickory Corners, MI, 49060 or to McLaren Hospice, 1515 Cal Drive, Davison, MI 48423.
Please be sure to sign the online register book at www.muirbrothersfh.com to share your memories and condolences with the Eller family.