Donald Lee Himes

  • Born: May 29, 1929
  • Died: August 30, 2019
  • Location: Washington Township, Michigan

Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons

54880 Vandyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Tel. (586) 677-4000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Himes, Donald. August 30, 2019. Age 90. Beloved husband of Ramona. Loving father of Kimberly and Daniel (Gail). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Don was a proud Mason and was the Past Master (1979) of Composite Lodge No. 499, F. & A. M, where he also served as Secretary from 1981 to 1994. He was the Past Most Illustrious Grand Master (1997) of the Grand Council of Royal & Select Masons of Michigan, Grand Recorder Emeritus (1998- 2009) of the Grand Council of Royal & Select Masons of Michigan, an Associate Regent and Distinguished Brother of the Purple Cross (1987) York Rite Sovereign College of North America, Past Deputy Grand Governor (1992-1998) of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, Past Prior (1997) Michigan Priory No. 22, KYCH, Past Thrice Potent Master (1995), Carson's Council Princes of Jerusalem, Valley of Detroit, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and he was Coroneted an Illustrious Brother 33 Degree. Among additional positions and memberships that he held were Past High Priest (1974) of Composite Chapter NO. NO. 178 R.A.M., currently a member of Shores Chapter No. 69, R.A.M., Past Thrice Illustrious Master (1981) of Mount Clemens Council No 8, R.& S.M., Member (1985) of Essex Council No. 12, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Past Commander (1980) of Romeo Commandery No. 55, K.T. and currently a member of Mount Clemens Commandery No. 51, Past Governor (1987) of Prince Edwin York Rite College No. 8, Charter Member and Past Grand Tall Cedar (1996) of White Pine Forest Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Past Puissant Sovereign (2007) St. Clement Conclave Red Cross of Constantine and Past Treasurer of George C. Sellars Council No. 450, Allied Masonic Degrees. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 5th at Wujek- Calcaterra & Sons, 54880 Van Dyke Ave (at 25 Mile) from 2:00pm – 9:00pm with a funeral service at 6:00pm and Masonic service to follow. Don worked for Greyhound Bus Service for 40 years and truly enjoyed his last 18 years working at Stoney Creek Metro Park. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation. Share memories with the family at their "Online Guestbook" at


Condolence & Memory Journal


Aunt Ramona, Kim, and Dan. I just finished watching the Tribute Video, it truly captures the man, Uncle Donald! He was more than a uncle to us, he was a good friend. He and Aunt Ramona were always more like a 3rd set of grandparents to our kids. Another words we all loved him with all our hearts and we will always remember him with great love and fondness! ❤ We all know that the Himes men aren't known for showing their emotions. A memory I'll always remember is the last time we visited him in the hospital, Brian and I were leaving and I said to Uncle Donald we'll see you in a few days, I love you! And he said back to me, I love you too! ❤

Posted by Cindy Himes - Eastpointe, MI - Family   September 04, 2019

Aunt Ramona, Daniel and Kimberly,
My Thoughts and Love are with all of you at this time. Donald was a wonderful "uncle" and will be
really missed by "all of the people" that knew him.

Posted by Brad Norwood - Monroe, MI - Family   September 03, 2019

Dan and Kim,
Our thoughts and prayers to you and all your family. I did not know your dad. It does appear that he was quite a fellow with all his accomplishments. He must have been a hard worker and a good provider.
Ken and Barb Himes

Posted by Ken Himes - Brookville, PA - Family   September 02, 2019

Kim and Family, So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Georgia Spencer - Pittston, ME   September 01, 2019

Kim, you are in my thoughts. I wish you and your family peace and faith during this time of your loss. May God shine his light upon you at this time. Take care.

Posted by Carol Taylor - Southfield, MI - Family Friend   August 31, 2019


Aunt Ramona, Dan and Kim, My heart is breaking for all of you. We loved Uncle Don and I always thought of him as the Gentle Uncle. I cannot remember him ever raising his voice in anger. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Love you all.

Posted by Carol, Mandi, Mike Randall - Whiteford Twp. MI, MI - Family   August 31, 2019

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