Dennis Cleland

Dennis Cleland

Dennis L. Cleland of Mesick, MI passed away unexpectedly at his home October 10, 2014. He was born September 3, 1947 in Kalamazoo the son of Arthur Cleland and Eleanor (Olson) Snider. Dennis proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He loved hunting, fishing and all aspects of nature. He also enjoyed working on cars and tinkering with things. Dennis was a humble man who had a big heart and loved his family very much. He was a member of the Amvets Post 120 in Mesick.

Surviving are his children, Melissa (Chad) Ford, Angie (Jeff Bennett) Cleland both of Mesick and Denise Nartey-Jones of Texas; seven grandchildren, Victoria, Tanner, Cooper, Sierra, Matthew, Enoch and Faith; his mother, Eleanor Snider of Cooper; and his siblings, Ronald (Bonnie) Nuyen of Portage, Marilyn (Lance) Doubblestein of Bloomingdale, Ann Johnson, Mary Palmer, Rose Mejeur and Barbara Cleland He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Cleland; his dad, W. Hartford Snider and his sister, Jennie Crisp.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Friends may meet with his family at 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at 11:00. Burial will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.

Contributions in memory of Dennis may be made to the Amvets, Post 120.

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  1. Russ and Becky Deaton says:

    We were very sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. May God grant peace and comfort to all who loved him.

  2. Linda McCormick says:

    I am deeply sorry for your loss you have my sincere sympathy & condolences.I met Denny back in the early 70’s he was always so nice, funny & good spirited. I will keep his family in my prayers. RIP –

  3. Ron and Kay Parsons says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Denny. He was a good friend and a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Terry Harper says:

    I will miss Denny. He was a good friend and we enjoyed our nightly talks.

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