Duane D. Dewey, 70, of Irons, MI passed away Nov. 12, 2020 at home under hospice care following a long battle with cancer.
Duane was born on June 19, 1950 in Flint, MI to Gerald Wesley Dewey and Udeen Mae Swain. He graduated from Imlay City High School in 1968 and was drafted into the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany as a radio/teletype operator until 1971.
Duane owned and operated Dewey’s Well Drilling in Wellston, MI 1975 – 1995, then he moved with his wife and son to Cottonwood, AZ where he owned and operated Dewey’s Plumbing, Inc. 2003 – 2015. In 2017 Duane purchased a lake property in Irons, MI that he first saw in the early 1980s and fell in love with. He spent the next couple of years building his dream home and on November 7, 2019 he and his wife and numerous pets left Arizona and headed home to Michigan. Duane worked every day of his life, neither retirement nor cancer could slow him down. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and yes, work.
Duane is survived by his wife of 36 years, Renee’ (Clapsaddle) Dewey of Irons, MI; his sister, Debra (Mark) Makedonsky of Imlay City, MI, his son, Michael (Crystal) Dewey of Irons, MI; two grandsons, Mason and Chase Dewey of Irons, MI; brothers- and sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews; and many, many friends from Michigan to Arizona as he never met a stranger.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald Dewey and Udeen Swain; a brother, Randy Dewey; a son, David Dewey; and a daughter, Marcia Dewey.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the family will plan a memorial/ celebration of life service at a later date (summer of 2021) and will provide notification at that time.
Please share a memory with the family at www.oakgrovefh.com.
Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.