Donald S. Nisbett, 91, of Clarkston, Michigan, formerly of Topeka, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019.
He was born September 28, 1927 in Boulder, Colorado, the son of Stuart and Helen (Risley) Nisbett.
He graduated from Pontiac High School in Pontiac, Michigan in 1945 and earned his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University in 1951. Don retired as a Major in the United States Air Force, as a pilot for 25 years. He was active in many organizations including: Honorary Cedar Lodge #60 Clarkston, Knights Templar Pontiac Commandry #2, National Sojourners, Golden Rule Lodge #90, A.F. & A.M., Topeka, where he served as Past Master and Past Secretary, Elks Lodge #810 Waterford, Arab Shrine, Friends of the Library (Clarkston), Combat Air Museum (Topeka), Community Presbyterian Church (Waterford), American Legion, V.F.W. and Topeka Scottish Rite Bodies where he had been coroneted with the 33rd degree.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Nancy McDavid Nisbett of Clarkston, MI; two daughters, Denise Kemble and her husband, Stuart of Topeka and Sharon Pitts and her husband, Bill of Mustang, OK; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Betty Bush, son, Michael Donald Nisbett and former spouse, Betty McMahan Nisbett.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Parker-Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 245 NW Independence Ave, Topeka. Funeral services with Masonic and Rose Croix services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial with military honors will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 3616 SW 6th Ave, Topeka.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Combat Air Museum, by visiting www.combatairmuseum.org and click donate or 7016 SE Forbes Ave, Topeka, KS 66619-1444.
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