In memory of
Downer, Duane Duane F. Downer age 66 of Grand Rapids went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Monday August 5, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents Esther and Sylvester Downer, and his brother in law Russell Lance. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 43 years Loretta A. Downer (Benkert); his sons Nicholas (Kimberly) Downer Sr. and Neal (Sara) Downer; his grandchildren Nicholas Jr., Gracelyn and Emilia; his siblings Pat (Ron) Grzybowski, Judy Lance, Don (Rose) Downer, David (Cookie) Downer, Sari (Marv) Guenther, Rose (Dan) Beahan, Mitch Downer, Kathie Downer, and Margie Downer; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoor life, the "My Three Sons" weekends with his dad and brothers, most of all he loved and cherished his grandchildren. Duane retired from Custer Office in 2015. The Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday August 9 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church where the family will receive visitors for one hour prior to the Mass. The family will receive friends and family Thursday August 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Arsulowicz Brothers Remembrance Mortuary, 3525 Remembrance Rd NW. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
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