Deloris Jane Furgason

Deloris Jane Furgason, age 90, longtime resident of Deerfield, Mich., passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Blissfield Place in the comforting atmosphere of her loving family, the staff and residents of Blissfield Place and Hospice of Lenawee. Deloris was born on July 15, 1925 in Tecumseh, Mich., to Otto and Louise (Maerzke) Manthey. On August 4, 1945 she was united in marriage to Glenn Furgason at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palmyra, Michigan.  He preceded her in death on June 5, 2003.

Deloris spent 28 years of her life working as a Nurse’s Aide for Herrick Hospital in Tecumseh, Mich., before retiring. During her retirement, she enjoyed crocheting and spending winters with her husband Glenn in Leesburg, Fla. Upon his death she continued to winter in Leesburg, Fla., up until last year. Deloris was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and of the Red Hat Society in Leesburg.

Surviving are four daughters, Dian (Raymond) Gallatin of Howell, Mich., Carol (Monty) Love of Deerfield, Mich., Marcia (Mike) Gilson of Deerfield and Elaine (Tom) Korican of Tecumseh, Mich; nine grandchildren, Chad Gallatin, Rochelle Wiseman, Conrad Cannon, Luke Cannon, Colbi Cousino, Glory Nighswander, Ben Gilson, Amanda Danysh and Cory Cote; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a special friend, Gert Weatland of Mentor, Ohio; many nieces and nephews and all of the residents and staff at Blissfield Place who felt the loss of our mom as much as we did. In addition to her husband, Glenn, she was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Janet Piotter and a special friend, Martha LaVoy.

Funeral services for Deloris were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palmyra with Reverend Gary Leking officiating. Interment followed in Deerfield Cemetery. Visitation took place prior to the funeral service from 11 a.m.–1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palmyra.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hospice of Lenawee or to Blissfield Place. Envelopes are available at Anderson Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.


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