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Donald “Skerch” Edward McKerchie, age 65, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, died at his home, on January 15, 2024. He was born on December 21, 1958, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to James Benjamin and Della Mae (Lewis) McKerchie.

Don grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and graduated from Sault High School in 1978. He began working at the Soo Corner Store, Soo Co-op grocery store. For the last twenty-five years he worked at Weir’s and UP Carpet Mart as a furniture and floor salesman. “Skerch” will be missed by many who knew of him. He was a good man, loving brother, and a helpful uncle.

Don had a love for sports, he enjoyed watching Red Wing Hockey, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and Michigan Wolverine Football. Go Lions!

Don is survived by his brother, Ronald McKerchie of Apple River, Illinois; sisters, Diane Vanhouten of Honor, Michigan, Linda (Larry) Duncan of Shawboro, North Carolina, Patricia Pelky of Shawboro, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

Don in preceded in death by his parents, James and Della McKerchie; brother, James “Skip” McKerchie; brothers-in-law, Harry Vanhouten and Jerry Pelkey.

There will be no services, per “Skerch” wishes.

Family Life Funeral Homes is serving the family. Condolences may be left to the family at