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Dennis J. Daining

October 12, 1939 ~ March 1, 2020 (age 80)


Dennis J. Daining, aged 80 passed away, March 1, 2020.

I lived 80 grateful years. I was born to Simon R. and Elizabeth E. Daining. I lived in the Grand Rapids area all my life.

I am survived by my lovely wife, Judi (Oosdyke), my daughter, Liz (Scott) Slotman, my sister, Ruth Kemp, and my second family; Jennifer and Ryan, Andy and Mollie, Louie and Katie, our 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

I want to give sincerest thanks to our oldest grandsons, Zach, Cody and Sam; Dr. K. Agerson, my friend, Greg Madura and Spectrum Hospice.

I loved being a high school history teacher and coach for GRPS and coaching at GRCC.

In my retirement I was a starter at CHCC which gave me the opportunity to golf regularly there.

Golf is my true passion, but along with that was traveling, playing with our dog Pepper, eating hot dogs and spending time with family and many great friends.

Did I mention I loved golf and my lovely wife Judi?

I had FTD, vascular dementia, Lewy Body for over 10 years. I could hide it from some people.

Life was short and wonderful and I now am at peace with God.

We regret to inform you that the Celebration of Life has been cancelled due to current events. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Thank you for your understanding.

There will be a Celebration of Life Friday, March 20, 2020 from 11:30 am to 3 pm at Maddy’s Laroues Shakers, 126 E. Division, Sparta, MI 49345.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to FTD, or the Humane Society.

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FTD Frontotemporal Degeneration
2700 Horizon Drive, Suite 120, King of Prussia PA 19406
Tel: 1-866-507-7222

Humane Society of West Michigan
3077 Wilson Drive, N.W., Grand Rapids MI 49534
Tel: 1-616-453-8900

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