DeShone, Arthur C., Merrill, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at the age of 76 years. He was born April 23, 1935, in Saginaw, the son of the late Joseph and Delilah (Gesche) DeShone. He married Danna L. Sly on October 16, 1965; she survives him. He owned and operated DeShone’s Auto Parts in Merrill. He was a volunteer fire fighter with the Jonesfield – Lakefield Fire Department. He enjoyed gardening, tinkering and watching NASCAR. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving besides his wife are two sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Carolyn DeShone, Merrill; Mike and Beth DeShone, Lansing; three grandchildren, Emily, Joseph and Emma; one brother, Harlan DeShone; one sister and brother-in-law, Lila and Tom Weaver; a brother-in-law, David Sly, Marshall; a sister-in-law and her husband, Donna and Dennis Jones, Freeland; many nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Dorothy DeShone. His family will receive friends on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 125 E. Saginaw St., Merrill. Private committal services will take place later in LaPorte Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Jonesfield – Lakefield Fire Department.