Denise Colwell, age 61, of Capac, MI died Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Henry Ford Macomb in Clinton Twp., MI. Denise Sue Westphal was born August 14, 1960 in Mt. Clemens, MI. She was the daughter of the late Donald and the late Betty (Burgess) Westphal. Denise grew up in Roseville, MI. She was a graduate of Carl Brablec High School in Roseville, MI. Denise continued her education at Ross Medical School. She married Clayton Russell Colwell on March 4, 1989 in Roseville, Michigan. Denise and Clayton started moving north in the early 1990s and in 2000 moved to Capac, MI.

She was employed as a medical assistant by William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. Earlier in her career, Denise worked for Medical Weight Loss in Port Huron, MI.

Denise is survived by her husband, Clayton Colwell; daughter, Ashleigh (Joshua) Pyrc of Clio, MI; her son, Clayton (Natasha) Colwell of Davison, MI; sisters, Donna (Bill) Fairweather and Diane Westphal; and her brothers, Donald (Connie) Westphal and David (Bonnie) Westphal. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Carsyn Pyrc, Harper Pyrc, Christian Colwell, Caleigh Colwell, Caden Colwell, and Cami Colwell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Betty Westphal and her granddaughter, Madisyn Pyrc.

The funeral service was held Friday, April 15, 2022 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Pastor Tom Blount officiated.

Arrangement for Denise’s funeral were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.

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