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Duane L Ash
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Duane L. Ash

Age 81 of Owosso passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Oliver Woods Retirement Village.

Funeral services will be held 11am Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Nelson-House Funeral Home with Rev. John Walworth officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Tree Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Nelson-House Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm and Wednesday from 2pm to 8pm.

Duane was born January 25, 1936 in Osseo, Michigan, the son of Loren and Laura (Flickinger) Ash.

He attended Hillsdale High School, earned a Bachelor Degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University and both a Master of Arts and Education Specialist Degree from Michigan State University. Duane proudly served as a Captain in the United States Army and Army Reserves.

He enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing and he especially loved to golf. Duane looked forward to trips to the casino, playing cards and his daily visits with friends at the local coffee shops. Most of all Duane loved spending time with his family; he especially enjoyed holidays.

He married Patsy Jane Vaughan in Hillsdale on August 30, 1958.

Beginning in 1960, Duane had a long, successful and impactful career in the Corunna Public Schools. Prior to his retirement in 1995, he was a math teacher, a middle and high school principal and the superintendent. In addition, he served as the Treasurer of the Corunna Public Schools Education Foundation and was the Sergeant of Arms for the Corunna Rotary.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Patsy; children Mike (Lisa) Ash and Catherine Ash; sister Beverly (Bob) Fairbanks; nephews Brooks (Raena) Rice and Bronce Rice; and many other loving family and friends.

Duane was predeceased by his parents.

The family would like to especially thank the staff of Oliver Woods and Grace Hospice for their outstanding and compassionate care.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Corunna Public Schools Education Foundation.

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