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Dean Chapman

June 20, 1920 - October 3, 2017
Spring Lake, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Mr. Dean Morris Chapman, age 97, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He was born in Lansing, Michigan on June 20, 1920 to LeRoy & Rolla (Warren) Chapman and served his country in the US Army during World War II in the European Theater as an aid to General Morris. He married the former Shirley Poole on August 22, 1948. Mr. Chapman had been employed as a Purchasing Agent at Lakeshore Machinery for over 30 years until retiring in 1985. Dean was a very active member of Central United Methodist Church, Toastmaster and Masonic Temple. He enjoyed wood working and making furniture and built some display cases for the Muskegon Museum. He will be greatly missed.


Wife of 69 years, Shirley; sons, David (Jacki) Chapman of East Lansing & James (Leslie) Chapman of Flushing; grandchildren, Laurel Chapman, Sarah Chapman & Emily (Andrew) Steiger.


Services will be held at a later date.