DeSander, Oliver James, Frankenmuth, Michigan

Beloved father and grandfather passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 at home, age 83 years. The son of the late Albert A. and Clementine (Cortvriendt) DeSander was born on October 20, 1929. He married Ernestine A. Japcinski on July 2, 1960; she predeceased him on September 26, 2010. He retired from Universal in Frankenmuth. He was a member of the Catholic Faith. Oliver enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. Surviving are a daughter; Laurie Minard, of Charlotte, Michigan; two grandchildren, Kristi and Ken Wolverton, of Bridgeport, and Kyle Minard, of Charlotte; a great-granddaughter; Jasmine Wolverton; his sisters; Margaret Hart, Alice Reagan and Bertha (John) Nass, sisters-in-law; Florence DeSander, Deloris DeSander and brother-in-law Orville Ayen and many nieces, nephews, and their families. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Burt Minard, who passed away September 17, 2010 and his brothers; Albert DeSander, Rene DeSander, Less (Joanne) DeSander, Henry (Beverly) DeSander and a sister Anne Ayen. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at W. L. Case and Company, 5700 Dixie Highway. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 4:30p.m. until the time of the memorial service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Alzheimer’s Association.www.casefuneralhome.com