Dene R. Sturgis, 73, 8371 Deep Cut Road, Mendon, formerly of Cranberry Prairie, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at 2:05 p.m. at his residence.
He was born Nov. 12, 1931, in Westwood, Mass., to Herbert and Rachel (Montgomery) Sturgis. He was married to Dolores (Quinter) Sturgis, who preceded him in death on July 27, 2002.
Surviving are two sons, Tim Sturgis and John Sturgis, both of Wabash; three daughters, Tina (Robert) Swain, Celina; Tammy Homan, Wabash; and Tracy (Don) Sawmiller, St. Marys; three brothers, David Sturgis, Milford, Mass.; Bob (Shirley) Sturgis, Jacksonville, Oregon; and Herbert (Janice) Sturgis, Westwood, Mass; five sisters, Evelyn Ambrose, Landsdale, Pa.; Phyllis Dorr, Westboro, Mass.; Eleanor Daine, Littleton, NH; Julie Dodd, West Roxbury, Mass.; and Margaret Rickings, Arroye Grand, Calif.; four sisters-in-law, Alice Rish, Phoenix, Ariz.; Eda Quinter, LaVergna, Tenn.; Dolores Schwieterman, Maria Stein; and Janet Quinter, Richmond, Ind.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were two sons, Tom Sturgis and Tony Sturgis; ten brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.
He had worked for New Idea, Coldwater, and as a security guard for ACRUX at the Honda plant in Anna. He attended Ross Church of the Brethen, was a member of the Fort Recovery American Legion Post #345 and was a US Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War.
Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon. The Rev. Glenn Masser will officiate and burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Cranberry.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, 2-5 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to Celina Area Visiting Nurses & Hospice.