Heath, Duane G. (Bum), Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Age 95 years. The son of the late Charles E. and Myrtle Z. (Rhynard) Heath was born December 10, 1918, in Northstar, Michigan. He graduated from Ithaca High School, Class of 1938. He served with the U. S. Army Infantry, 13th Replacement depot in the Pacific during WWII. He married Shirley Baker VerVoort, October 20, 1951. She passed away September 13, 1964. He was connected with the Heath Meat Company for many years, employed by Dunn Tile and Block supply for three years, and later, by Morley Brothers Industrial Division as a sales rep. He was also employed as a greeter at W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel. He was a member of the Eagles Club #497; a life member of the B.P.O.E. #47 and was Elk of the year in 1968-69. He was also an active sponsor in association with the St. Vincentís Orphan bowling league and also acted as Santa Claus for the orphans. He was a member and past President of the S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., Inc. Chapter #6 (Barbershop Quartet), and a past member of the Saginaw Home Builders Association. He was a life member of American Legion Post #439 was a member of the D.A.V. #117. Bum was also an active sportsman and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, golf and bowling to name a few. Surviving are two sons, Michael C. Heath and his wife, Lorrie, Greensboro, GA; Gary W. Heath, Napoleon, Ohio; three grandchildren, Jason, Derek, and Erin; three great grandchildren; two nieces and four nephews one of whom is a special niece, Marilyn Dust. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Ashley Heath; sister, two brothers, Maxine Cheney, Howard and Cloyd (Dan) Heath; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Heath and Margaret Boyer. Military committal service will take place on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the auspices of American Legion Post #439. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the charity of their choice. www.casefuneralhome.com