Duane Chapman

Duane Edwin Chapman

Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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CHAPMAN, DUANE EDWIN, age 86, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at his home under the care of McLaren Hospice.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Clark Family Funeral Chapel with Benjamen Evers officiating. A luncheon will follow in the Reflections Reception Center. Interment will take place in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of Service on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.

Duane was born June 22, 1932, in Coldwater Township, the son of Edwin and Othea (Sperry) Chapman. He served in the United States Army. He attended Michigan State University and then Central Michigan University, receiving both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. Duane was employed by the State of Michigan as the assistant director at the Mt. Pleasant Regional Center, retiring in 1984. On April 26, 1952, Duane married Frances Kennedy in Rosebush, Michigan. Duane was a member of the Weidman Eagles Club and Weidman American Legion, and a former member of the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed traveling, bowling, fishing and golfing at Chappy’s Resort.

Duane is survived by his children Rhonda Horton, Dave (Janet) Chapman, and Kimberly (Al) Morado, all of Mt. Pleasant; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother Dean Earl Chapman of Farwell; sisters Ruth (Delton) Maxon of Edmore and Rolene Thomas of Farwell; and the mother of his children, Frances Chapman of Mt. Pleasant.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents and brother Donald Chapman.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    114 South Bradley Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 2:00pm
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    114 South Bradley Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Benjamen Evers
  • Reception

    Reflections Reception Center
    114 South Bradley Street
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Kris Kokx

Posted at 06:08pm
To the kids and grandkids of Duane...I know he was a very special person to you all. I always enjoyed Rhonda telling me stories about him. He sounded like a kind and caring man who will always be watching over you. So sorry for your loss. Kris Kokx

Alice Jean & Wayne Loomis

Posted at 07:21am
To the family of Duane, Wayne went to school with Duane and has always known him but in recent years we have met them at Chappy's resort or other camp grounds and enjoyed his companionship he was a great guy and always enjoyed being with him and he will be missed, please know that we cared and that he was a wonderful guy, take care in knowing that? Sincerely Alice Jean and Wayne Loomis Bath Mich.

Jean Polzin Jacks

Posted at 06:14pm
Love playing Dominoes with him that is how we met. At the Commission of Aging Irene Chapman got him coming to play with us or cards. He always was so kind and nice to me. Sure will miss seeing his smiley face. Prayers to the family hugs and love your way.

Matt & Kris Rondy

Posted at 01:31pm
Our deepest sympathy
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