Meet Don O’Reilly

Meet Don O’Reilly

Don O’Reilly – Resident Highlight

Don O’Reilly  was born in February of 1929. He grew up iDon O'Reilly n the Kalamazoo area and has lived here in Michigan for all of his life. As a kid, he says that he remembers living in both the country and the city. His family lived on a lake at one point and did a lot of fishing then, something that he still enjoys doing. As he grew up, Don got involved in a lot of things. He’s been a Fireman, an Electrician, and he worked for the Paper Mill. Working for the Paper Mill, he got to travel all over the United States and Canada to buy equipment and look at other mills while working on a 55 million dollar expansion. Don was married to the love of his life, June “Junie” Button for 54 years before she passed away. Don and his wife had 3 sons who went in to the fields of teaching, microbiology, and Detective work. Don says that the most important thing he has learned in his life is, “You wanna try to treat people good. I try to.”

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