Donald Eugene Tuinstra, 86, of Prairie City, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at his home. A funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at the Prairie City United Methodist Church with burial following at Waveland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The son of Herman Eugene and Elizabeth Alice (Beyer)Tuinstra, Don was born May 26, 1931, in Otley. He graduated from Pella High School. Don farmed and worked as a car mechanic and car dealer for many years. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
Those left to honor his memory include his children, JerryTuinstra, Joan Birru, Diane Hagerman, Sandra Thielen, Benjamin Tuinstra, Jessica Nolin, Jennifer Miller and Jamie Elam; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sharon Chase. Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Arlene DeJong; a son, Daniel Tuinstra; a granddaughter, Jordyn Arndt; and a great-grandson, Christian Clark.