Donald John Habel, Sr.
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Like so many, many others Don had a Big part in my sobriety. One of the true friends I made at St. Ephrem meeting. I join the other friends of Bill W. Don will be missed. He gave me a card, early on, with the third step prayer on one side, seventh on the other side. I take that out of my wallet each Sunday in church. And, as a matter of fact, think of Don.


Posted by: Jerry Miller - Sterling Heights, MI - Friend Of Bill W.   Nov 15, 2012

Caring. always interested and positive are words I will always associate with Don. His strong faith came through in conversation. He will be missed by so many people whose lives he touched, I am privileged to be one of those many. I will always remember Don and Marie together. My thoughts are prayers are with Marie and the whole family. How blessed we are that Don shared his life with us


Posted by: Cheryl Shacklett - Venice, FL - friend   Nov 13, 2012

Our sympathies to the Habel families. We know what a great family man Uncle Don was. We are sad and sorry for your loss.


Posted by: Robert, Sheri, Lauren and Taylor Frank - Davisburg MI - Nephew and Family   Nov 11, 2012

My favorite memory of my Uncle Don was when our family would visit on Friday nights and watch movies together.One night we must of stayed to late because he fell asleep on the coach. He was a good man who loved his family, and I know my father loved him as a brother, not just as a brother-in-law. I'm sure they are glad to see eachother in heavan.


Posted by: Ronald Frank - Clarkston, MI - Nephew   Nov 11, 2012

Marie and Habel Family,

It goes w/o saying that Don's loss is felt by many,many people. He was a tremendous Man of faith whose deep love for his immediate family and his AA family, was seconded only by that of his passion for helping others and his leadership of our Manresa Men's retreat.

I, like so many, will miss him immensely. Yet,I know that his spirit,love,and legacy will endure for our lifetimes and those that follow.....it's been a true priviledge to be

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Posted by: Mike Reilly    Nov 10, 2012

I was so sorry to hear this news tonight at our meeting.Don was always a great friend in our program!He really walked the walk and talked the talk and always had time for the newcomer!Don paid my deposit for Manresa and greeted us with a big smile and hug!Some times Don would call me just to ask how I was doing in those early days of recovery!Thanks for making my life better Don-you will be missed!
Marie and family-I'm so sorry for your lose!
with gratitude and sincerely,Wayne Peterson


Posted by: Wayne Peterson - Sterling Heights, MI - recovery friend   Nov 10, 2012

Don I will always treasure your kindness and good advice. Your spirit will be with us at the Friday AM meeting and I will always smile when I think of you. Give our love to all you meet at the "big table in heaven".
Betty R.


Posted by: Betty Risher - Warren, MI - Friend   Nov 10, 2012

I am very sorry to hear this news. All of us at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House thought very highly of Don and I personally appreciated his good sense of humor and sound advice. It was an honor to know him.


Posted by: Hugh Buchanan - Bloomfield Hills, MI - friend   Nov 10, 2012