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Duane R. Heath, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods. The son of Richard & Mable (Trumbly) Heath, he was born February 7, 1930 in Grand Rapids.

A proud U.S. Army veteran, Duane served during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, he worked over 30 years at SteelCase as a millwright and supervisor. Duane had many and varied interests and enjoyments during his lifetime most which involved being outside hunting, fishing, camping, being on the farm, and most importantly the time he shard with his late wife, Bonnie traveling to Alaska, out west and to the Upper Peninsula. Duane was also a member at the VFW in Comstock park, and loved going to his favorite restaurant, Shots Bar & Grill in Standale.  

He was preceded in death by his parent; loving wife, Bonnie (Lantinga) Heath; daughter, Darlene; brother, Bill; and best friend, John Johnson.

Surviving are his children, Allen (Emily) Heath, Kevin Heath, Mike (Norma) Heath; son-in-law, Bo (Bob); grandchildren, Matt (Kathy), Mikey Jr.(Kimie), Danny, Jen, Jennifer (Jeremy), Kurtis (Tina) and Victoria; five great grandchildren with one more on the way; sister, Nola; brother, Clare; brother-in-law, Orvin (Judy); sister-in-law, Judy Mast; cousin, Marty; good neighbor, Dale Loman; his dog that was the love of his life, Baby Doll; along with many, nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends.

Memorial services will be at 12:00 Noon on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Marne Conservation Club, 1719 Johnson St., Marne.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Faith Hospice, The Salvation Army, or Paws for Cause. 

Honoring  Duane’s wishes, cremation will take place and arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.

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  1. Claudia (Miller) Caruso on January 17, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers. We sure had a lot of good times on his farm in Marne! Love to all.



  2. Karl V Peterson on January 17, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Sorry to hear about Duane. I worked with him at Steelcase for 25 plus years. He was my boss when he became assistant foreman. He was the best assistant foreman Steelcase had.



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