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Fran DeKilder, 68

Frances “Fran” Reya DeKilder, age 68, of Marcellus, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 at Bronson Methodist Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Sept. 14, 1950 in Elkhart, the daughter of the late Kenneth Paul and Janice Mae Heffner.
On June 15, 1970 Frances married the love of her life, Steve Lyle DeKilder. Together they made their home in St. Joseph County and raised three beloved children, Freya Fountain, of Three Rivers; Stephen DeKilder Jr., of Three Rivers, and Scott (Sanae) DeKilder, of Arizona; one brother, Steven Heffner, of Sturgis, MI.; eight adored grandchildren, Travis, Kenny, and Lukas DeKilder, Darian and Noah, Tim, Paige, and Beth Fountain; one great-granddaughter, Paislee DeKilder.
She also leaves behind in-laws, Gail (Tom) Stockdale, Deke (Helen) DeKilder, Joan Gonzales, Gary (Carla) Dekilder, and David (Sandy) DiKilder
Her true love was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchild. She was a faithful and active member of Newberg Baptist Church and formerly Three Rivers Bible Church where she made many costumes and crafts for church and Bair Lake Bible Camp events. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at the Newberg Baptist Church, 13021 Born St., Jones, MI with Pastor Mike Owen officiating.
Interment will be held in Poe Cemetery following services. Memorials may be donated to the Bair Lake Bible Camp. Envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com.

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