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“Mr. D,Thank you for sharing your love of music and for having faith in me to experiment with different instruments and forms of music. I am still...Read More »
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2017 John Ball Zoo Performance Allendale Jazz Band
2 of 27 | Posted by: Monica Paauwe

Performance at John Ball Zoo 2017 Allendale Jazz Band
3 of 27 | Posted by: Monica Paauwe

3-31-18 Don Druart...forever in our hearts.
4 of 27 | Posted by: Monica Paauwe

“As the band's longtime drummer, Don was a valued member of the Lakeshore Big Band and we are grateful for the many contributions he made to the group...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Karen Obits - Spring Lake, MI

“Mr D Haven't seen you since I graduated in 1972. Thanks for being a great Band teacher and director of our EKHS Falcons marching band. You made a...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Randy Robinson - Long Beach Wa

“Don, I am glad to have known you for my entire young adult life/adult life. You introduced me to music and kept it a part of me, bringing humor and...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Jess Paauwe - Allendale, MI

“Our hearts are grieving now, but hold so many memories of Don so dear. He was like family and so giving to so many. His love of music and his amazing...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Janice - MI

“Our sincerest sympathy to your family. Don was a wonderful man, musician and friend We will miss him in the music world! With love, Gail and Frank...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Gail Brechting

“Mr. Druart was a caring music teacher. He will be deeply missed. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Laura Raines

“Don, you are greatly missed! You were part of the family...you never missed a chance to attend any of the things going on in our family!!! You were...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Patti Bailey - Newaygi, MI

“Mr D was a fun band teacher and got me playing the flute when I thought I couldn't do it! Have ran into him over the years and always had a laugh....Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Tracey Highland & Family - MI

“Rest in peace Don. We know your up there drumming to your hearts delight with the choir of angels. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Janice - MI

“Our hearts are grieving now, but hold so many memories of Don so dear. He was like family and so giving to so many. His love of music and his amazing...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Janice - MI

“I was sorry to hear of Don's passing... I was a music major with him at Western - and continued to bump into him throughout our careers. I always...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Bill Tennant - St. Johns, MI

“I have fond memories of Don when we played at Point West many years ago. May he rest in peace. Eric Wendlandt ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Don was a good man, and became a member of our family over the years. Rest in Peace, Don. ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Tom Pattison - Middleville, MI

“Don was a kind man and good friend to my extended family. He will be dearly missed. Sending condolences to his family and friends. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Amanda Pattison - Tampa, FL

“I remember Don beating on the bass drum in the Winds. Make beautiful music in Heaven Don! ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Michele Wheeler - Whitehall, MI

“Attending Valleywood Middle School and East Kentwood High School from the late 60's to mid 70's seem so long ago. Yet Mr. Druart's encouragement and...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Cindy Poe(Neve) - Ada, MI

“Mr. Druart you were a very nice guy and a very patient teacher. I was sad to hear you had passed away... I hope you're leading the choir of angels...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Chris Kaminsky - Walker, MI

“Don will surely be missed. He was always there for so many. His love for music and for sharing it with others was truly evident with all of the group...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Jan Shanahan - Sparta, MI

Fond memories of my mentor and our last Band trip together.  I will miss you greatly.
23 of 27 | Posted by: Karen-Jane Henry

“Rest in peace to the best band teacher of Allendale Public Schools. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Eric Kraker - Allendale, MI

“I am so sorry to hear about Don's passing. Praying for peace for the family tomorrow as you celebrate his life. ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Sue Borst - Allendale, MI

“Rest now in peace my dear friend. ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Monica Paauwe - Allendale, MI

“My sincere condolences to the family. Don was a very dear friend. He will always be fondly remembered as a sincere, kind and compassionate man. ...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Monica Paauwe - Allendale, MI

Donald passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Donald was a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan at the time of passing.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 2 - 5 pm at Stroo Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holland American Legion Band - H.A.L.B. STROO FUNERAL HOME 1095 68TH ST SE GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 # Janet & Terry 2019-05-16 22:16 When dad goes to Heaven, hearts are heavy & saddened that day.