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Calvin D. Damon
PALM DESERT, Calif. — Calvin D. Damon, 77, of Palm Desert, Calif., formerly of Tecumseh, died June 8, 1999. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 1999, at the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. The service will be a joint service with Mr. Damon’s brother, John, who passed away April 20, 1999. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service at the funeral home. 
 
Edward Damon
ADRIAN — Edward Damon, age 59, of Adrian, died Wednesday, December 9, 1998, at Adrian Health Care Center. Graveside services were held on Friday, December 11, 1998, at 1:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Reverend Lawrence Cox officiating. Arrangements were directed by Anderson Funeral Home. 

Edward A. Deer
DEERFIELD — Edward A. Deer, 47, of Deerfield, passed away Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. 
He was born on Jan. 23, 1953, in Adrian, the son of Richard and Mary Lou (Barrick) Deer, and was married on Oct. 8, 1977, to Marilyn Louise Miller. Ed served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1977, and worked as a farmer. He was an avid bowler, bowling in several leagues in Blissfield and Bedford. He was also a member of the Blissfield American Legion Post #325. Surviving is his wife, Marilyn Deer of Deerfield; four children, Nicole Deer of Blissfield; Jeremy Miller of Deerfield; Tiffany (Joaquin) Pena of Adrian; and Christine Deer of Deerfield; two sisters, Darlene Cornelious of Adrian and Patricia (Merlin) Young of Tecumseh; one brother, Mark Deer of Blissfield; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, Richard and Mary Lou Deer, and a sister, April Anderson. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield, with military services conducted by the Blissfield American Legion and the Blissfield VFW. Burial will follow in Riga Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, and from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Edward Deer family. 
 
Isabella Rose Dusseau-Garno
 ADRIAN — Baby girl, Isabella Rose Dusseau-Garno, the infant daughter of Matthew and Deanna (Dusseau) Garno, passed away January 19, 2000 at Toledo Hospital. Besides her parents, Isabella is survived by grandparents, Daniel and Debra Dusseau, Dick and Dianne Garno, Louise Berry, great-grandparents, Theodore and LaVell Dusseau, Jean Blaker, Jack and Ethel Simpkins, John and Florence Mowery, aunts and uncles, Steve and Denise (Dusseau) Strayer, Devin Dusseau and Jimmy Hill, Dan Dusseau II, John Garno and his fiance, Jamie, and many great aunts, uncles and second cousins. She was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Donald Blaker and Robert Garno. A graveside service for Isabella will be Monday, January 24, 2000, at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian, with Rev. Larry Betz officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
Roger T. Durbin
 BLISSFIELD — Roger T. Durbin was born April 18, 1920, in Sylvania, Ohio, to Clyde and Anna (Carpenter) Durbin. He lived most of his life in Berkey, Ohio, and had most recently lived in the rural Blissfield area. He married Marian Sanderson, Oct. 11, 1940. She survives him. They have one son, Peter E. (Janice) Durbin of Berkey, Ohio. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Melissa A. (Andrew) Growden of Holland, Ohio, and Thomas M. (Dori) of Hudson. He served in the 10th Armored Division, U.S. Army, which served in Central Europe, the Rhineland, the Bastogne and the Battle of the Bulge. He has been an active member and officer of the Joseph W. Diehn Legion Post in Sylvania for 55 years. He retired from being a rural mail carrier in Berkey, Ohio, for 30 years. Roger was responsible for establishing the Little League teams in Berkey, Ohio. Later he was one of the five original board members of the Berkey Area Park Association, which was responsible for purchasing and developing the 15 acre Lathrop Park. He served 10 years as a Richfield Township Trustee and was an honorary member of the Berkey Volunteer Fire Department. In 1988 he asked Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur to help bring about a national WWII Memorial for all who served to defend and protect “The Greatest Nation in the World.” The last 12 years he has worked tirelessly for the memorial, including testifying before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. His efforts will become reality on Veteran’s Day 2000 when ground is broken for the WWII Memorial on the national mall. Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, Ohio, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Wolfinger Cemetery. The family requests that contributions be made to honor Roger and all WWII veterans to the National WWII Memorial, 1-800-639-4WW2 or by contacting the American Battle Monuments Commission in Arlington, Va. 

Edward A. Deer
 DEERFIELD — Edward A. Deer, 47, of Deerfield, passed away Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. 
 He was born on Jan. 23, 1953, in Adrian, the son of Richard and Mary Lou (Barrick) Deer, and was married on Oct. 8, 1977, to Marilyn Louise Miller. Ed served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1977, and worked as a farmer. He was an avid bowler, bowling in several leagues in Blissfield and Bedford. He was also a member of the Blissfield American Legion Post #325. Surviving is his wife, Marilyn Deer of Deerfield; four children, Nicole Deer of Blissfield; Jeremy Miller of Deerfield; Tiffany (Joaquin) Pena of Adrian; and Christine Deer of Deerfield; two sisters, Darlene Cornelious of Adrian and Patricia (Merlin) Young of Tecumseh; one brother, Mark Deer of Blissfield; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, Richard and Mary Lou Deer, and a sister, April Anderson. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield, with military services conducted by the Blissfield American Legion and the Blissfield VFW. Burial will follow in Riga Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, and from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Edward Deer family. 
 
Cleo G. Delaney
ATLANTA, Ga. — Cleo G. Delaney, age 99, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Dearborn, Mich., died this morning at the Ashton Woods Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta, Ga. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of The Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
Martha M. Dinius
MANITOU BEACH — Martha M. Dinius, 90, of Manitou Beach, passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born Aug. 16, 1909, in Riga, Mich., to Peter and Rosa (Fetzer) Fischer. On Jan. 17, 1931, she married Lewis L. Dinius, a marriage of 69 years. He survives. Martha was a farmer’s wife. She enjoyed spending a lot of time doing all kinds of different things with her husband. They wintered in St. Petersburg, Fla., for 30 years. Martha and her husband loved to go fishing, and would turn it into pleasure trips and would buy and remodel houses in Florida, and Martha would help as far as reshingling a roof when necessary. She truly enjoyed living life to its fullest. Martha will be greatly missed by her husband and family. Besides her husband, Lewis, survivors include her son, Leonard (Alyce) Dinius of Dundee; a sister, Louise Kuechenmeister; grandsons, Roy, Lewis, Larry and Robert Dinius; granddaughters, Ramona Perez and Robin Cook, both of North Carolina; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-grandchild. Funeral services for Martha will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions Martha’s name may be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Riga. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
Clara C. DuBry
Feb. 21, 1913-Jan. 18, 2000  ERIE - Clara C. DuBry, 86, of Erie, a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and Bedford Historical Society, Temperance, died Tuesday in her home. She had suffered from Signet ring cell carcinoma. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, where the rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at 10 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. The Rev. Alfred J. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery, Temperance. 

Walter J. Dickerson Jr.
 LOWELL — Walter J. Dickerson Jr., 62, of Lowell, Mich., passed away suddenly, June 15, 2000, at his home. He was born Sept. 2, 1937, to Walker and Anna (Vince) Dickerson. He was a graduate of Blissfield High School and worked as a realtor. Survivors include three sons, Duane, Brian (Kathy) and Kent, all of Grand Rapids; four grandchildren; five brothers, Robert (Charlene) of Ottawa Lake, Ronald (Bertha) of Tecumseh, Albert and Frank of Manitou Beach and John of Evart; six sisters, Christina (Delbert) Jacobs of Tecumseh, Betty (Gary) Wilder of Ludington, Margaret of Las Vegas, Nev., Gloria Jean (George) Morton of Reno, Nev., Susie (Mark) Adsit of Clare, Patricia of Harrison, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Joyce, and one grandson.  Services were held Monday, June 19, in Lowell. 
 
Margaret Helen Denig
WATERVILLE, Ohio — Margaret Helen Denig, 91, of Waterville, Ohio, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green, Ohio. She was born April 17, 1908, in Toledo, the daughter of Jacob and Mattie (Yunker) Schwarz. On July 1, 1926, she married Fred Denig. He preceded her in death Nov. 19, 1981. Mrs. Denig was a homemaker and a former resident of Idaho and Adrian, Mich. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Grand Rapids, Ohio. Survivors include one daughter, Margaret M. Mockensturm of Weston, Ohio; one son, Raymond (Jackie) Denig of Fayette, Idaho; a sister, Leona Fetters of Toledo; 16 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, 13 stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Denig; a son, Donald Denig; a great-grandson, Tony Gale; three sisters and four brothers. The Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, at St. Patrick’s Church, Grand Rapids, Ohio, with Fr. F. Anthony Gallagher as celebrant. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Wright Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, where a Scripture Service is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Interment will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. 
 
Rev. Walter Damberg
DUNDEE – The Rev. Walter Damberg, 78, of Dundee, once the pastor of Dundee United Methodist Church, died at 4:21 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Services are pending at Cover Funeral Home. 

Orville P. Disbrow
LYONS, Ohio: Orville P. Disbrow, 88, of Lyons, Ohio, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Lake Park in Sylvania, Ohio. 
He was born Feb. 26, 1912, in Chesterfield Township, Ohio, on the Disbrow centennial farm to Francis E. and Mary Anna (Coveney) Disbrow. He married Allis Moe on Sept. 8, 1932, in Angola, Ind., and she survives. Orville was a lifelong farmer and Lyons-area resident. He retired in 1979 as a tool and die maker from the Flashlight in Wauseon, Ohio. He graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1930 and was a member of the East Chesterfield Church of Christ. Surviving Orville, in addition to Allis, his wife of 67 years, are two daughters, Joyce (Marcel) Bonin of Morenci, Mich., and Marlene Disbrow of Lyons, Ohio; one son, Harvey Disbrow of Morenci, Mich.; one brother, Earl (Dorothy) Disbrow of Swanton, Ohio; four grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Marie Disbrow in infancy, and one grandson, Rodney Orville Disbrow. Funeral services for Orville Disbrow will be Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, Mich., with the Rev. Robert Bidwell officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci, Mich. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lyons Rescue Squad. 
 
Anthony N. DeFiore
Oct. 10, 1925-Oct. 11, 2000  Anthony N. DeFiore, 75, of Monroe died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. He had been seriously ill for a week. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rupp Funeral Home. The Rev. William Fisher, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, will officiate. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Anthony M. (Barbara) of Monroe and Nicandro A. (Margie) of Tempe, Ariz.; a daughter, Chris Marie (James) Paterson of Temecula, Calif.; a brother, Aniel of Prescott, Ariz., and six grandchildren. 
 
David Charles Duron
WAUKEGAN, Ill. - David Charles Duron, age 36, of Waukegan, Ill., died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, in Waukegan. He was born Nov. 11, 1963, in Ann Arbor, to Stephen Duron, Sr. and Velia Robles (Mendoza) Veliz. David was employed in Waukegan as a meat cutter and enjoyed spending time with his children. Surviving David is his mother, Velia Veliz of Adrian; his father, Stephen Duron, Sr. of San Antonio, Texas; four daughters, Nicole Elizabeth Duron, Alexandra Rae Duron, Holly Anne Duron and Mary Duron, all of Waukegan; four brothers and three sisters, Steve Duron and his wife, Elke, of Waukegan, Shirley Valdez and her husband, Pedro, of Tecumseh, Joel "Mike" Duron and his wife, Carmen, of San Antonio, Cynthia Hill and her husband, Joel, of Adrian, Dominga Cortez and her husband, Alfredo, of Adrian, James Duron and his wife, Marilyn, of Ann Arbor, and Paul Duron of Mackinaw City; and his grandfather, Marcos Mendoza of Houston, Texas. Preceding him in death was his twin brother, Daniel, in infancy, his grandmother, a niece, two nephews and a cousin. Funeral services for David will be held on Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Pedro Valdez and the Rev. Paul Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian. Visitation hours will be on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family of David Duron. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
TECUMSEH - Mary Ella Dusseau, 82, of Tecumseh, passed away Oct. 25, 2000, at the Provincial House in Adrian. She was born Feb. 24, 1918, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Leon L. and Ella E. (Alden) Gifford. She was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School in Toledo and lived in Tecumseh since 1946, coming from Toledo. She married Fredrick L. Dusseau on June 1, 1946, at Napoleon, Ohio. He preceded in death Jan. 6, 1974. Surviving are three daughters, Mary Ann (Dick) Glancy of Brooklyn, Bette (Jack) Covell of Onsted and Carol Goodson of Adrian, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted, with Pastor Philip A. Jones officiating. Interment will be made in the Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh. The visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. 
 
James "Jim" Duff, Jr.
MANITOU BEACH - James "Jim" Duff, Jr., age 52, of Manitou Beach, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at their cottage in Harrison, Mich. He was born Nov. 20, 1947, in Barboursville, Ky., to James and Effie Riley (Gregory) Duff. On Nov. 18, 1967, he married his best friend and loving wife, Peggy Ann Stuttz, in Clayton, and she survives. Jim had been employed by Rima Manufacturing for 33 years, and for the past five months he had been employed by TRW of Jackson. He was a member of the National Screw Machine Products Association, the Devils Lake Yacht Club, the Loyal Order of Moose, the Sons of the American Legion, the Devils and Round Lake Men's Club and the Lakes Preservation League. He loved boating and spending time with his grandsons. In addition to his wife, Peggy, he is survived by his mother, Effie; three adoring daughters, Rachel Ann Schaffner and her husband, Mark Charles, of Tecumseh, Dr. Renee Elizabeth Duff and Dr. Matthew Robert Waier of Ann Arbor, Robin Lynne Agno and her husband, John Robert, of Ann Arbor; three brothers, Ronald Duff of Stone Mountain, Ga., Thomas Duff of Adrian and Timothy Duff of Ann Arbor; one sister, Brenda Fish of Tupelo, Miss.; two loving grandchildren, Zachary Noah Schaffner and Luke James Schaffner. He was preceded in death by his father, James Duff. At Jim's request cremation has taken place. Memorial services for Jim will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Winstead officiating. After the memorial service, visitation will be held on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Michigan Craniofacial Anomalies Program. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
  
Evelyn Eva (Schmidtling) D’Amato
March 4, 1919-Nov. 20, 2000 CROSSVILLE, Tenn. – Evelyn Eva (Schmidtling) D’Amato, 81, of Crossville, formerly of Monroe, died Nov. 20. She had been seriously ill since Sept. 1. Cremation has taken place, under the direction of Burris Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Christ Lutheran Church, Monroe. The Rev. Dennis Wenzel will officiate. Surviving are a son, Dr. Ronald Carl (Reita Elaine) Schmidtling of Long Beach, Miss.; two daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Carol Evelyn Schmidtling) Pinchoff of Monroe and Mrs. Galen (Glorianne Schmidtling) Branstetter of Deer Lodge, Tenn.; three sisters, Betty Nace of California, Gloria Revitzer of Lexington and Anna Wedge of Sandusky; seven grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. 
 
Joan Carole DeCosta
April 15, 1940-Dec. 7, 2000 NEWPORT – Services have been set for Joan Carole DeCosta, 60, of Newport, who died at 5:50 p.m. Thursday in her home. She had been in poor health since January, 1998. Friends may call from 7 to 9 today and from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Earle Little Funeral Home, Bacarella Chapel, Monroe, where services will be held at noon Monday. The Rev. Terrence Kerner, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Monroe, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Born April 15, 1940, in Rockton, she was the daughter of Wesley F. and Helen M. (Woodward) Pratt. She married Joseph R. DeCosta Sr. Nov. 14, 1958, in Weymouth, Mass. He died July 8, 1987. For 13 years, she worked at Cross Country Inn, Monroe. She came to Monroe County in 1962 from Massachusetts and attended St. John Catholic Church, Monroe. She enjoyed playing bingo. Surviving are two sons, Joseph Jr. of Toledo and Wesley of Monroe; two daughters, Carol (Tony Manahan) Pace of Lubbock, Texas, and Isabell DeCosta of Newport; two sisters, Madelyn Looke and Barbara Klasson, both of Massachusetts, and eight grandchildren. 

Royal Miller Douglass
CLAYTON: Royal Miller Douglass, age 90, of Clayton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at his home. He was born June 22, 1910, in Ohio, to Arthur and Anna Belle (Miller) Douglass. On Sept. 20, 1953, Royal married Florence McRobert in Adrian and she survives. Royal was employed by Uarco, retiring in 1975. In addition to his wife Florence, of 47 years, Royal is survived by one daughter, Holly Jean Douglass at home; four sons, Thomas Douglass and his wife, Kay, of St. Louis, Mich., Timothy Douglass and his wife, Sunday, of Clayton, Daniel Douglass and his wife, Sue, of Jerome, Mich., and Scott Douglass and his wife, Anita, of Rollin; one sister, Ida Joughin of Morenci; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceding Royal in death were three sisters, Vera Hendricks, Mazie Clark and Genevieve Beauchamp. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at 3 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. David Gadbaw officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Dover Township Cemetery. Visitation hours will be on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family of Royal Douglass. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
Gladys M. Dusseau
BLISSFIELD: Gladys M. Dusseau, 81, of Blissfield, passed away Friday, December 8, 2000 at Lakeshore Community Hospital in Shelby, MI after a short illness. Gladys recently made her home with her son in New Era, MI. Mrs. Dusseau was born on February 15, 1919 in Toledo, OH, the daughter of Ernest and Victoria (Burgard) Rowe. She married Wayne Dusseau on February 8, 1937 in Deerfield, MI. He preceded her in death in 1990. Mrs. Dusseau was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blissfield. She was a former resident of Temperance and Petersburg, MI. She is survived by her son, Richard (Kathy) Dusseau of New Era, MI; one brother, Orville Rowe of Milan, MI; two sisters, Velma (Martin) Nagy of Toledo, OH and Frances Manore of Riga, MI; three grandchildren, Lon Dusseau of Allendale, MI, Michelle (Keith) Vliem of Ada, MI, and Lance (Melanee) Dusseau of Dorr, MI; and one great granddaughter, Courtney Dusseau. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Deerfield with Fr. Jack Loughran officiating. Burial will follow in St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery in Deerfield. Friends may call at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield on Sunday from 2-9 p.m. with a prayer service being held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeshore Community Hospital in Shelby, MI. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 
 
Francis DeBruyne
BRITTON: Francis DeBruyne, 80, and his wife, Lillian DeBruyne, 77, both of Britton, died Nov. 28, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on U.S. 23 in Washtenaw County. He was born Sept. 2, 1920, in Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Hector and Laura (DeCraemer) DeBruyne. She was born June 5, 1923, in Pontiac, Mich., the daughter of Robert and Birdice (Boyde) Pickett. They were married on Sept. 4, 1943 in Waukegan, Ill. They modeled their wholesome family life with good Christian values. Lillian enjoyed singing with the Church and Community Choirs and Francis, a Naval Veteran of World War II, was an avid reader and a Bingo caller for the American Legion. They were members of the Grace United Methodist Church in Britton and the Onsted American Legion. Francis and Lillian are survived by six children, Frances (Steve) Piorkowski of Portage, Richard (Carol) DeBruyne of Milan, Victor (Deborah) DeBruyne of Dundee, Margaret (William) Hayes of Milan, Christine (Glenn) Kangas of Clinton and Virginia DeBruyne-Null of Britton; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Francis is also survived by three brothers, Bill (Dorothy) DeBruyne of Tecumseh, Albert DeBruyne of Venice, Fla., Peter (Sharon) DeBruyne of Laredo, Mo., and two sisters, Lillie Settles of Onsted and Mary (Anthony) O'Neil of Venice, Fla. Lillian is also survived by one brother, William (Bert) Pickett of San Antonio, Texas, and one sister, Betty (Frenchy) Ley of Waukegan, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church in Britton, with the Rev. Nicholas Scroggins officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh, with Military Honors by the Onsted American Legion. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. 
 
Ernest W. Davenport 
TOLEDO, Ohio: Ernest W. Davenport, 82, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away suddenly, Dec. 17, 2000. He was born Dec. 4, 1918, in Pontiac, Ill., to Edward W. and Marie G. (Hart) Davenport. On April 17, 1953, he married Letha Bolyard in Lagrange, Ind. She survives. Ernest worked for Nixon-Marbro in Adrian and Lawson TV in Tecumseh as a technician and repairman. After retiring he enjoyed watching TV and working crossword puzzles. He attended Toledo Baptist Church. Besides his wife, Letha, survivors include his daughter, Penny (Mark) Thompson, Colorado Springs, Colo., son and daughter, Jeffrey and Jan Davenport, both of Toledo; two sisters, Joann Wheeler, Adrian, Veronica Sells, Ann Arbor; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Edward Davenport, and two sisters, Janet Kishpaugh and Barb Lewis. At Ernest's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
Dianne Dalzell  
JEROME, Mich.: Dianne L. Dalzell, 57, of Jerome, Mich., passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born May 27, 1943, in Hudson, Mich., to Lawrence Murphy and Lottie (Adams) Swartzendruber. Dianne had been a resident of the Hudson and Hillsdale areas prior to moving to Jerome. She was currently employed as a sales representative for Wolverine Gear in Osseo. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson and a member of the Altar Rosary Society. She was married to Leonard G. Dalzell on May 16, 1980, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1999. Surviving is a daughter, Penni (James) Finch of Addison, and two sons, Junior Ekins of Traverse City, Mich., and Tracy Dalzell of Sarasota, Fla. There are four grandchildren, Sara and Jason Ekins, Jamie and Andrew Finch, and one great-grandson, Kaleb Ekins. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson, officiated by Fr. H.Paul Ruddy. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 8 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Hospitality House of Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich. 
 
Leila (Ione) Diver
ADRIAN –8-21-1918 - 1-3-2002  Leila (Ione) Diver, 82, of Adrian, formerly of Ida and Deerfield, died  Wednesday at Lenawee Medical Care, where she had been since 1979. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Saturday until services at 11 at Capaul Funeral Home, Ida. The Rev. Don Ross, pastor of Morocco United Brethren in Christ Church, Temperance, will officiate. Burial will be in Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield. Surviving is a sister, Cecil Gattes of Temperance. 
 
Adelaide L. Donahue
GRAND RAPIDS – 5-29-1910 - 12-30-2000 Adelaide L. Donahue, 90, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Monroe, died Saturday at Hospice Home of Hope. Private services were held Sunday at Sacred Heart Church in Grand Rapids. Surviving are two sons, including Dan (Chris) of Monroe; six daughters, including Mrs. Lee and Rita (Richard) Hiltz, both of Monroe; two sisters; 38 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.


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