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Shannon M. Dever

Shannon passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at Borgess Medical Center. She was born July 19, 1973 in Plainwell to David and June (Main) Dunklee. Shannon attended Martin High school. She married Daniel Dever on December 5, 1998 in Hopkins, Michigan. She was a bundle of energy and determination, which served her well while raising their 4 children and earning her GED. They were stationed in Arizona and Colorado for most of Dan’s Military career. She served right alongside him through 4 deployments while raising their children and being a Mom and mentor to many of the younger Soldiers. She and Dan were active with the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association 35-4. She was also a terrific baker, a talented seamstress, enjoyed embroidery, and was an avid U of M football fan. Above all else Shannon loved her role as wife, mother and grandmother. She was great at bringing all her family together. Survivors include her husband Dan; children, Dylan Dunklee (Stephanie) of Hastings, Erik Dever of Hastings, Chelsie Dever of Gobles and Mickayla Dever of Gobles; grandchildren, Liam, Gracelynn and Jaxxon; her father David Dunklee (Peggy) of Allegan; and siblings, Kim Rathbun (Robert) of Hastings, Shaun Dunklee (Brandy) of Otsego, Missy Rodriguez (Elvis) of Otsego, Shandy Evink (Daniel) of Kalamazoo and Brandon Rantz (Adam) of Kalamazoo. Her mother preceded her in death. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a college fund for her daughter Mickayla. Messages of condolence may be posted at


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Kim Rathbun

April 1, 2019 at 2:47 pm

Shannon, you would be so proud and amazed by the strength and courage your family is exhibiting during this difficult loss of the wife you are and were to Dan and the mother you are and were to Dylan, Erik, Chelsie, and Mickayla … Rest in Peace baby sis, love you forever and always, your big sis


Jan Jameson

April 1, 2019 at 7:59 pm

I always thought the best of Shannon. She was a class act,and i am honored to have known her. My condolences to the family.


Greg and Dawn Buist

April 1, 2019 at 8:22 pm

We are sad to hear of your loss. We pray that the angels stay close and that God comforts you through these difficult days. Our love to you all.


Sherri Moore(Florida Family)

April 2, 2019 at 4:42 am

Shannon, I knew you as a childhood cousin. Sadly, your passing has taught me that as the beautiful grown up adult,wife,mom,grandma sister,cousin I didnt know you as all those things. From what I am reading you were amazing to know and lived a good life. For that, now my loss will be forever a heavy burden and sorry will never seem enough. I allowed lifes distance to keep me from knowing the beautiful and talented young woman you became. May you and God teach us all that time is way too short to allow the busyness of life keep us from learning and growing together. Family is so important yet we let things get in the way of staying family. I pray God will grant your family and friends who knew you best a peace which surpasses all understanding. This makes no sense to them now, but as time passes they will come to understand that purpose in just how wonderful it was to have you and to know you as only they could. Rest in peace sweet Shannon, I look forward to seeing you again one day. ❤


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