Dankert Jr., Demmond "Demmy" M., Texas City, Texas, Formerly of Freeland, Michigan

Passed away April 30, 2012 at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX after a brief illness. Age 58 years. He was born May 26, 1953 in Saginaw, MI to Dorothy (Render) and the late Demmond M Dankert, Sr. He graduated from Freeland High School in 1972 and enlisted in the United States Navy, serving for four years. On June 21, 1983, he married Denae Criss in Houston, TX. Surviving are his wife Denae, Texas City, TX; his mother Dorothy and step-father Walter McLean, Birch Run, MI; sister Ruth (William) Schlader, Freeland, MI; brother Robert (Michelle) Dankert, Hemlock, MI; niece Rachel (Kyle) Smith, nephews Andrew Schlader, David Schlader and Matthew Dankert and a great-nephew Ethan Smith. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 545 Seventh St, Freeland, MI. Rev. Robert G. Schmidt will officiate. Friends may call at the Church from 6:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to be used at the family’s discretion or to Zion Lutheran Church. www.cunninghamtaylorfh.com