Dana Marie Detwiler, age 55 of Three Rivers, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo following a long illness. She was born in San Francisco, CA on Oct. 4, 1960 the daughter of Dwayne L. and Anna (Medeiros) Detwiler. The family moved to Michigan in 1974 and Dana graduated from Mendon High School with the class of 1980. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, and aunt and did not allow her disabilities to keep her from volunteering at the Pregnancy Hotline and working for Rainbow Carpet Cleaning. She also enjoyed cooking for her family, and collecting angels.
Dana is survived by her mother, Anna Detwiler of Three Rivers; three siblings, Dwayne Detwiler, Jr. of Constantine, Darlene (Donald) Annis of Centreville, and Darrel (Marie) Detwiler of Vicksburg; several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Dwayne L. Detwiler, Sr. in 2013.
In keeping with her wishes, cremation has been conducted. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at the Eickhoff Farrand Halverson Chapel in Three Rivers. Memorial services will begin at 7 pm Thursday at the funeral home with Dale Leensvaart officiating. A private interment will take place later in Peek Cemetery. It is suggested that memorials be directed to the Pregnancy Helpline, 172 E. Michigan, Three Rivers, MI 49093. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.efhchapel.com