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Thomas Dan Leaver

October 4, 1931 - January 1, 2018
Fruitport, MI

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Visitations


Saturday, March 10, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Fruitport Congregational UCC
9 South 8th Street
Fruitport, MI 49415

Sunday, March 11, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Fruitport Congregational UCC
9 South 8th Street
Fruitport, MI 49415

Services


Sunday, March 11, 2018
3:00 PM EDT
Fruitport Congregational UCC
9 South 8th Street
Fruitport, MI 49415
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Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Fruitport Congregational UCC
9 South 8th Street
Fruitport, MI 49415

Love Inc.
1106 Fulton
Grand Haven, MI 49417

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Dan Leaver, 86, passed away due to natural causes Monday morning, January 1, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Brighton, Michigan. Born to C.B. & Gladys (Phelps) Leaver on October 4, 1931 in Cedar Springs, MI. Dan married Juanita Gates on August 7, 1954. They had been married for 58 years at the time of Nita’s passing in 2012. Dan served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Always extremely active in his community, Dan may be best remembered as the principal at Fruitport High School for 18 years and spending an additional 10 years in the central office of Fruitport Schools before retiring in 1987. For over 50 years, Dan was a member of the Fruitport Congregational United Church of Christ and the Fruitport Lions. He served on the church board for many years and was a former Lions Club International District Governor. Dan’s other board memberships included Love INC and Fruitport Village Council. Dan was also a former member of the Casnovia Masonic Lodge & Saladin Temple and the Fruitport Business and Pro Association. Dan loved his family, his faith and his community. Above all else, service to others was a hallmark of Dan’s life.

SURVIVORS

He is survived by 2 daughters, Angelyn (Kevin Burgam) Leaver and Sally (Duane) Huyser; 4 grandchildren, Joey (Brendan Closz) Leaver Burgam, Calder A. Leaver Burgam, Hannah Florence Saheb, Laurel Leaver Burgam; and 1 great grandson, Porter Thomas Closz.

SERVICE

A service to celebrate Dan's life will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 3:00 PM at the Fruitport Congregational UCC, 9 S. Eighth St., Fruitport.

VISITATION

With the family will be held on Saturday, March 10th from 1:00-3:00 pm and Sunday, 2 hours prior to the service at Fruitport Congregational UCC. MEMORIAL: Contributions in memory of Dan may be made to the Fruitport Congregational UCC or Love INC.

Clock Funeral Home - Fruitport