Deanna Flower

Deanna Flower

Deanna Elizabeth Flower of Martin, Michigan, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, after a lengthy battle with C.O.P.D. Mrs. Flower was born April 25, 1938 in Gary, Indiana to Joseph and Violet (Hokanson) Denslaw.

On April 11, 1964, in Gary she married Donald M. Flower. She was a devoted homemaker and during the 1970’s she worked as the Martin Librarian. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading and painting.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 49 years are a son, Bradley Flower of Martin; two grandchildren, Nathan and Olivia; and a brother, Dennis Denslaw of Marble, NC.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 P.M. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Private burial of ashes will be at South Martin Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Deanna may be made to Barry Community Hospice, 450 Meadow Run Dr., Hastings, MI  49058.

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  1. Lavonne Coffey says:

    Dear Don and family members,
    My heart goes out to you at this sad time. Know that I will be keeping you in my thoughts and asking for God to surround you in his love and give you peace in my prayers. With our love, Rob and Lavonne

  2. Tim and Carla Eichler says:

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Don & Anita Rambadt says:

    Don & Brad-Loss of a loved one is never easy,but we find strength to bear the hurt, in family and friends support . Our prayers will continue for you at this time.

  4. Dona Battisfore-Krebs says:

    Don, Brad and family,
    What a very special lady Deanna was. It has been a joy an a privelege to know her. Remembering those beautiful blue eyes and wicked sense of humor makes me smile. I’ll be holding your family close in my thoughts.

  5. June DeForest says:

    Dear Don and Brad, You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. May your good memories of your loved one bring you peace and comfort and may your many friends and family give you the strength you need to get through this.

  6. Jodie Gilson says:

    very sorry for your loss , i will be thinking about you and your family.

  7. Amber and Kenneth Jager, Jr., and children says:

    Dear Don and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy and condolences.

    Ken, Amber, Nick, and Kayden Jager

  8. Darcy Doezema and Scott Kuykendall says:

    Don and Brad

    So sorry for your loss. May you find peace in your good memories and the comfort of friends and family.

    Darcy & Scott

  9. John and Carolyn says:

    Don & Brad

    So sorry to hear of Deanna’s passing. She was a fun lady and had
    a sense of humor that couldn’t be equaled.. Prayers are with you at this difficult time

  10. Guy and Nancy Hess Cory and Aimee Hess says:

    We are thinking of and praying for the family. Have blessed memories

  11. Jackie & John Markunes says:

    Dearest Don, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

  12. Don & Donna Anselmo says:

    Sorry to hear of Deanna’s death our prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Charles & Betsy Hill says:

    Don & Brad
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. My memories of Deanna are of her when she took painting classes and she was always a fun person, also a person with a smile.

  14. Harv & Carol VIsser says:

    My best memory of Deanna was when she dressed up as a clown for one of the long ago Martin Festivals. I still smile when I think about it. Don, Bradley and family you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May God guide you through this period of adjustment and loss.

  15. Dn zuidweg says:

    So sorry to hear of Deanna’s passing!
    Think of the good times !

    Best wishes to you and your family!

  16. Carol McPherson says:

    Don and Brad,
    May special memories of Deanna always remain in your heart.
    My best memory of Deanna was when she & I were at the Mayo Clinic. We really got to know each other.
    Her help and support will never be forgotten

    Love to your family

  17. Laura (Sunnerville) Martinez says:

    Mr. Flower and Brad,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I still remember the New Year’s Eve party your mom hosted for us in high school and all the time we spent working on homecoming floats in your garage. Hoping your many memories are a comfort to you in the days and weeks ahead.

  18. Steve & Brenda (Denslaw) Brooks says:

    Dear Uncle Don and Brad; I am sorry that Auntie D has passed but she is in a better place and now is reunited with Papa & Nanny. I will miss her dearly. Love you both!

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