Marcel Joseph D’Hondt
Birth Date: August 11, 1926Death Date: April 10, 2018
Marcel Joseph D’Hondt, 91, a Lee County, FL resident since 1972, formerly of Grosse Pointe, Michigan passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Bonita Springs, FL. He was born August 11, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to Julius and Irma D’Hondt, now deceased.
Marcel was married to Joan Marie D’Hondt (Lemieux) on December 30th, 1950. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary before Joan’s passing in 2010.
Marcel was a Korean War Veteran with the United States Army. He enjoyed boating, being outdoors, talking to people, golf and mostly spending time with family around the pool.
Marcel is survived by his two loving children, Karen Hawksley (Robert) and Robert D’Hondt; sister, Bernice Grant (Robert); six grandchildren, Kristen Hawksley (Fiance Garrett Neltner), Patrick C. Hawksley (Brittany), Danielle E. Hawksley, Matthew N. Hawksley, Alec B. Hawksley and Jonathan Kephart (Christina); five great grandchildren, Dylan, Owen, Mackenzie, Harper and Lola; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his two sons, Craig and David D’Hondt.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Ft. Myers, FL 33907. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM, Monday, April 23, 2018 at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 28290 Beaumont Road, Bonita Springs, FL. Entombment will follow at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery where Military Honors will be presented by the United States Army.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. The family requests memorials to Foodforthepoor.org in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be offered at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com