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Dennis P. Downey

April 29, 1947 - October 10, 2019



Dennis Patrick Downey of Manton passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Ohana AFC Home in Manton. He was 72.

Dennis was born April 29, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to Hubert Patrick and Florence Mae (Krampe) Downey and they preceded him in death.

Dennis served in the United States Navy Sea Bees during Vietnam. He worked as a lift truck mechanic and was known as, “Mr. Fix It.” Dennis had attended Cadillac Revival Center. He enjoyed CB and Ham radio, family gatherings, camping and bonfires. Dennis enjoyed listening to country and gospel music.

He is survived by his children: Johnny Downey of San Diego, CA, Michael (Jennifer) Downey of Cadillac, Tammie Matheney (David Langley) of Wilmington, NC, Sherrie (Paul “Charlie”) Ingraham, Jr., of Manton and Amanda Downey (Chris Sylvester) of Lake City; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings: Patricia (Gerald) Urness, Donald (Irma) Downey, Daniel (Sue) Downey, and Kathy (John) Prange.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Edward and Robert Downey.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Peterson Funeral and Cremation Services in Cadillac with Reverend Will Markham officiating. Friends may meet the family Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. An online guestbook is available at

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  • Chris Sylvester - Oct 14th, 2019 6:08 am

    "In the short amount of time that I got to know you, I enjoyed your company and talking to you. I will be sure to take care of your daughter Amanda and your grand children. Rest easy my friend and fair winds and following seas as you end your watch. We love you as you have loved us all!"

  • Jennifer Downey - Oct 14th, 2019 3:00 pm

    "One of the hardest things about getting older is losing the ones we love. My father-in-law was one of the kindest, and most loving people I've ever know. He accepted me and my children as we were his own. One thing I know is he loved me, he loved my girls, and his family. Thank you for the love, the laughs, and the memories. That smile and goofy sense of humor of yours will be missed! As he use to always tell me when we would say goodbye, "I love you just a little bit""

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