Priest Dies During Service

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 55-year-old Gladwin priest is dead after suffering a heart attack and collapsing during church services over the weekend.

The Reverend Jeffrey Donner had served at Sacred Heart Catholic Church since July.

The church director says Donner didn't seem like he was sick.

Donner was rushed to a Gladwin hospital. He later was airlifted to a Saginaw hospital, where he died of a second heart attack.

Parishioners say Donner was a popular priest known for peppering services with funny, off-the-cuff, yet insightful comments.

His funeral will be held Thursday at a Catholic church in Midland.

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