Donald Eugene Rairden

December 14, 1934 - November 15, 2021

Donald Eugene Rairden, 86, a resident of North Fort Myers, FL, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021, in North Fort Myers. He was born December 14, 1934, in Huntington, WV to Adam and Hazel (Saunders) Rairden, now deceased.

Donald worked at Pontiac Motors in Michigan for many years. He was a free spirit and loved to sing and play guitar. In his later years he loved karaoke. He enjoyed making people laugh. He had endless jokes and never forgot any of them. He also loved scratch off lottery tickets and arcades. He will be missed by many and also loved and remembered.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Sandra (Chris) Grombala, and Donna (Dean) Lang; as well as eleven grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by daughters, Shirley Ann, and Yvonne Marie; as well as grandson, Charles Eugene.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. patti rairden Nov 21, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Dear Uncle Don, You have always been loved greatly . I remember being little when we visited you and aunt Pat in Royal Oak. Your big heart ,big smile and silliness was a great asset . You loved each one of your nieces nephews and especially your children. Those are things a child remembers. I always understood your not feeling like you fit in. Sometimes we yearn for acceptance , Our perceptions are different than those who love us. I have always felt like your daughters were my sisters. LOVE is a gift you give yourself. I wish you would have felt that love more deeply. I will be here for the girls always and remember you with Love. May God rest you ,keep you and reunite you with my dad and your siblings .,and the whole family

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