Saturday, June 12, 2021

 Wayne Eldon DeForest

January 24, 1939-May 22, 2021

Wayne Eldon DeForest, 82, passed away May 22, 2021. He was born on January 24, 1939 in Leroy Township, Michigan to Arthur DeForest and Eva (Merindorf) DeForest. Wayne married the love of his life, Arlene (Dunn) DeForest in 1965 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Wayne will be remembered as a loving, hardworking husband and father. He has been involved in farming all of his life. Wayne was involved in 4-H and won many awards. He was also involved with the National Guard for 20 years. Wayne loved plowing and working his fields. In his spare time, he enjoyed model railroading, square dancing, showing cattle, and the CB Club. He traveled to the Farm Bureau Conventions all around the country. He will be missed by all who know him.

Wayne will be missed by his wife, Arlene; his son, Howard DeForest; siblings, Edward (Barb) DeForest, Emerson (Pam) DeForest, Lynn DeForest; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Eva DeForest.

His community farewell was held Friday, June 4, 2021 at Old St. Patrick Church in Ann Arbor. Burial was at Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor.

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