Funeral planned for 21-year-old drowning victim Donovan Hyter
A viewing and funeral will take place Monday and Tuesday for Donovan Gerard Hyter, the 21-year-old who downed in the Huron River Sunday.
Hyter lived in Pittsfield Township, had been involved in the Ann Arbor Neutral Zone and was a rapper and yo-yo enthusiast. His family and friends called him a Renaissance man because of his varied interests.
He is survived by his two siblings, Mike and Ashlei; his mother, Danah Greer; his niece, Donatella; his father, Mike Sr.; stepmother, Letitia; and step-siblings Ten and Ace.
The viewing will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 8, at the C & H Community Home for Funerals at 411 South Adams St. in Ypsilanti. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church of Ypsilanti at 301 S. Hamilton St.
The family has asked that in lieu of giving flowers, people make donations to the Ann Arbor Neutral Zone. Mary Moffet, community relations director for the Neutral Zone, said the non-profit will use the gifts to memorialize Hyter.