Duane Schwerin, age 80, of Attica, MI died Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at his home. Duane Joseph Schwerin was born April 15, 1941 in North Branch, MI. He was the son of the late Vernon and the late Ella (Hunt) Schwerin. Duane grew up in North Branch and later moved to Attica, MI. He attended North Branch schools. He married Doris Madeline on March 2, 1959 in Lapeer, MI. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, on February 17, 2011.
He was employed as a welder, repairing racks in the “bone yard” by General Motors in Grand Blanc, MI for 30 years before retiring. For years Duane worked and helped on the Harsen family farm.
Duane was active in the Attica community: he helped start the Attica Township Park, mowed the lawn, and performed maintenance. Duane also volunteered for the Attica Township Fire Department and was the acting fire chief for a period of time.
He is survived by his daughters, Deborah Schwerin of Lapeer, MI and Diane (Marlin) Fisk of Midwest City, OK; son, Duane (Teresa) Schwerin of Attica, MI; his sister, Kathy Wildey of Lapeer, MI; and brothers, Larry (Robin) Schwerin of Lapeer, MI and Tom Schwerin of Lapeer, MI. Duane is also survived by his grandchildren, Rachael (Jeremy) Leissner and Amanda (David) Yanniello; great-grandchild, Piper Leigh Leissner; and his four grand-puppies, Dakota, Sadie, Bell and Abby.
Duane was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Schwerin; and his siblings, Richard, Bernard, Darlene and Geraldine.
A memorial is being planned for September.
Arrangements for Duane’s cremation were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.
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