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In Memoriam - Allan Ellsworth Domres

Friday, June 30, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Allan Ellsworth Domres of Onekama, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home. He was born July 13, 1947, in Manistee, the son of Ellsworth and Hildegarde (Schimke) Domres. He was 69 years old.

Allan was a veteran of the United States Army. During his time in the service, he found himself surrounded by the Vietcong with 115 of his fellow soldiers; 25 were killed and 50 were wounded. Allan, one of the wounded, remained a true and steadfast patriot his entire life.

Allan went on to own and operate Domres Construction with his wife. When he wasn't busy working, he lived for his children and grandchildren. He was a fixture at their sporting events, and he taught them how to shoot and how to drive.

As a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Allan had a steadfast and unwavering faith in his Lord.

On July 12, 1969, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Onekama, Allan married Catherine Gabel, who survives him. He is also survived by: his children, Karl (Charity) Domres of Arcadia, Heidi (Jeff) Johnson of Jenison, Gretchen (Kevin) Tabaczka of Manistee; his grandchildren, Wyatt Johnson, Elizabeth Domres, Maggie Domres , Ingrid Johnson, Eva Johnson, Alec Tabaczka, Adam Domres , Travis Johnson, and Jolie Tabaczka; and his sisters, Sandra (Roger) Ringel of Clermont, Florida, and Marsha (John) O'Herron of Wisconsin.

Allan was preceded in death by: his parents; his brother, Dennis Domres; his maternal and paternal grandparents; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm, Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Arcadia, with Pastor Jim Metcalf officiating.

Interment will follow in Onekama Village Cemetery II.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm, Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to establish a scholarship fund for skilled trades at Onekama Consolidated Schools.

The Terwilliger Funeral Home, in Kaleva, is in charge of arrangements. Their website is www.terwilligerfuneralhome.com.

MITA wishes to extend our deepest condolences to the entire Domres family during this difficult time.

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