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Darrell Dean Truax

Darrell “Dean” Truax of Cadillac passed away at his home on June 26, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. He spent his last days surrounded by his family and friends.
Dean loved to be with his family and could always be counted on for a great big meal and he loved to be the life of the party. He loved poking fun because “it was his job”. He was a jack of all trades, a wonderful cook and had a wicked sense of humor. Above all, he was a generous and loving husband, father, brother, and friend. If you ever needed anything, he was always there.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda (Van Haitsma); daughter, Tracie (Paul) Kurtzman; sons, Shawn and Daniel; Grandchildren, of whom he was so very proud, Katie and Paul Kurtzman; step-children, Phil (Brandaleen) Johnson and Brieann Burke and their children, Andrew, Avrie, Aislynn, Arabella and Donovan; sister, Lois Gant; brothers, Randy (Lisa) and Phillip (Jammie); and a brother in law, George Drake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Keith and Viola (Meeker) Truax, brothers, Ken and Allen; sister, Betty Drake.
A graveside service will be held at the Falmouth Cemetery on Sunday, July 1st at 10:30 A.M.  Pastor Bob Zeeryp will officiate.
Following the service, a luncheon will be held at the Clam Lake Township Hall in Cadillac at noon.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions toward funeral expenses. The can be sent to the Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain.


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Shawn, you're in my prayers and thoughts. I'm so sorry, please take care. Tony and Jennifer Fuzi

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