Tribute to Donald Lobsinger

Donald J. Lobsinger, age 84, was a lifelong resident of Detroit, passed away at Orchard Grove Health Campus in Romeo on November 18, 2018. Donald was born on September 23, 1934, in Detroit to David and Eleanor (Wagner) Lobsinger.

Donald graduated from De La Salle Collegiate in 1952 and earned a sociology degree from the University of Detroit. He served in the U.S. Army for several years and was stationed in West Germany.

Upon his return to the United States, Donald became a leader, spokesman, and founder of the group Breakthrough in Detroit. This was an anti-Communist, Victory in Vietnam War organization of over 700 members. He also founded the Catholic Laymen's League which opposed Communism and defended the Catholic faith. Donald went to work for the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department. After 30 years of employment, he retired. Donald enjoyed playing hockey in his spare time.

Donald is survived by his sisters Mary Ann DeGentenaar of Armada and Janet (Bill) Snow of Arizona; Nephews Larry and Gary (Pat) DeGentenaar; and Great Nephew Robert DeGentenaar.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church (57575 Romeo Plank Rd, Ray Township). Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 20 from 2-8 p.m. at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo.

 

 

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