Celebration of Life: Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Beardsley Residence starting at 2:00 PM
Duane A. Beardsley Age 74 of Colon passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
Duane was born on October 3rd, 1945 in Battle Creek Michigan, a son to the late Ray A. Beardsley and Alice G. Fox.
Duane graduated from Athens High School with the class of 1966. After graduation Duane enlisted in the United States Army serving his country from 1966-1968 in Vietnam.
On November 11, 1967 he married Katha Knight in Colon at the Colon Church of God.
Duane spent his summers as a kid working on area farms. In his adult life Duane worked at: American Woodcraft, Griswalds both in Union City, Research Molding in Mendon, Cook Brothers Farms driving truck, J&D Lawn Mower Repair, and then work at American Axel for 14 years until retirement in 2008.
Duane is survived by his wife Katha Beardsley of Colon, four children: Jennifer Beardsley of Colon, Christy Rounds of Colon, Amy (Jeff) Haughn of Sherwood, and Andrew (Amy) Beardsley of Fremont, MI, a brother: Scott Beardsley, Grandchildren: Kaitlynn, Daniel, and Zachary Rounds, Jeffrey, Takaycee, Ceaara Haughn, and Nora Deater.
Besides his parents Duane was preceded in death by his step father Eli Fox, sisters: Dawn Leatherby, and Beverly Beardsley, brothers: Darry and Donnie Beardsley, son: Jonathan Beardsley and a grandson JayLee Haughn.
Following in Duane’s wish’s cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at the Beardsley residence in Colon on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Condolences may be left for the family at Schipperfuneralhome.com