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Mr. Chad M. Dakin, 26, of Greenville, passed away early Sunday morning, June 4, 2006 following an automobile accident in Grattan Township, Kent County. The son of James E. & Bonnie L. (Holderman) Dakin, he was born on Dec. 21, 1979 in Greenville. After graduating from Greenville High School in 1998, Chad attended Michigan State University and Western Michigan University. He then began a career as a financial planner with the Hantz Financial Group, working at their offices in Lansing and Grand Rapids. Chad loved to play tennis and golf, as well as boating, wake boarding and snow boarding, and was a loyal Spartan fan.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Howard & Rosella Dakin, and Francis & Hazel Holderman; and three uncles, Gerald Holderman, Sheldon Dakin, and Allen Dakin. His maternal aunt, Darlene Sherd, joined him in Heaven on Wednesday, June 7, 2006.

Surviving are his parents, Jim & Bonnie Dakin of Greenville; his fiance, Jessica Stillman of Greenville; a brother and sister-in-law, Scott & Clara Dakin of Greenville; a sister and brother-in-law, Darci & Ron Face of Marshall; five nieces and nephews, Zach Dakin, Cameron Face, Brandon Face, Tara Dakin, and Kaitlyn Face; aunts and uncles, Howard Dakin of Cedar Springs, Sam Sherd of Greenville, Ann Harden of Brutus, Edward Holderman of Greenville, Maxine Dakin of Greenville, Carol Dakin of Greenville, Chris Dakin of Caledonia, Phyllis Holderman-VanDyke, and her husband Bruce, of Arizona; several cousins; and many special friends.

Funeral services are at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2006 at Greenville Community Church, 6596 Vining Road, Greenville, with burial following at Rest Haven Memory Gardens. The Rev. Ken Harger, pastor of Shiloh Community Church, will officiate.

Visitation is on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville. Memorial contributions may be directed to Chad’s family to be used according to their wishes in memory of their son, brother, family and friend. To send a message of sympathy to the family, or to sign Chads online guest book, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.

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