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Deanna Kay Danford

December 30, 1943 - July 11, 2020



Deanna Kay Danford of Manton passed away, Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was 76.

Deanna was born December 30, 1943 in Cadillac to Clark Milford and Leona Marie (Truax) Boger.

She worked at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac for over 25 years and then worked as in home health caregiver for several years before retiring. Deanna’s nurturing heart, quick wit and sense of humor were a joy those she cared for as well as the many friends and family member that knew her. She blessed many with special cards, remembering special dates and offering encouragement. Deanna had the ability to make every person feel special and as though they were her favorite. She regularly donated to various organizations and school supplies to local schools. Deanna loved her family, especially her grandchildren and took every opportunity to capture a photo to add to her family albums. She was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Cadillac and loved the Lord with her whole being.

On May 23, 1970 in Cadillac at the Salvation Army Citadel she married Roy S. Danford and was proud to have just celebrated their 50 year wedding anniversary. Roy survives her along with children: Robert Boger of Cadillac, Roy Clark “Chuck” Danford (Priscilla Gonzalez) of Grawn; Heidi “Honey” (John) Ostruszka of Manton; Lori Ann Danford of Manton; honorary son, Bruce Chaney of Wolverine; honorary daughter, Melisa “My Mel” Salinas of Livingston, Texas; five grandsons; nine granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; siblings: Patricia Levitte, Bonnie Edwards, Ronald (Carol) Boger all of Cadillac.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Robert Anthony Boger and siblings, Robert “Sonny” Boger and Barbara J. Stark.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery in Manton. Friends may meet the family Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Peterson Funeral and Cremation Services in Cadillac. In accordance with E.O. 2020-147 masks are asked to be worn.

Memorial contributions may be made to Strong Tower Radio or American Lung Association. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Jason Nelson - Jul 13th, 2020 8:25 pm

    "A sweet soul in the arms of Jesus. I pray that God‘s blessings surround you all."

  • Melisa Salinas - Jul 13th, 2020 8:37 pm

    "I will always keep you in my heart words can't not describe how much you meant to me; you were the mother that I wish I could have. Thank you for loving me like a daughter and thank you for loving my kids like your own grandkids. But I'm not gonna say goodbye because I know we will see each other again one day. Thank you for loving me I will always LOVE you."

  • Deb Odom - Jul 14th, 2020 2:31 am

    "Heidi, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God's love and peace carry you through. Love, Deb"

  • Jack & Nancy Johnson - Jul 14th, 2020 5:19 am

    "It was always a joy to see Deanna “no matter where it happened to be”. I can only imagine resurrection morning when we see awaken and she sees the face of her loved ones again. What beautiful day that will be. Our love and prayers are with each one of you as you walk through this grief of saying goodbye. Remember, joy comes in the morning. Our love prayers, Jack & Nancy"

  • Penny Sluiter - Jul 14th, 2020 6:30 am

    "Deanna was such a dear lady. I so enjoyed being her secret sister. Her joy at my small love offerings warmed my heart. Deanna knew Jesus as her personal Savior and wanted the same for all of us. The family reunion is coming. When the Graves open and the Dead in Christ rise to meet Him in the air , she will fly to meet Him. She would not want one of us to miss out. Today is the day, now is the moment to give your heart to Him! What a mighty God Deanna served!"

  • Shelia Parmelee - Jul 14th, 2020 8:49 am

    "My condolences to the family. My heart ❤ goes out out to all of you. May she Rest in Peace."

  • Mark Ostruszka - Jul 14th, 2020 10:25 am

    "May the Lord receive you with His Loving and open arms. "

  • Netty bell ( Che Che wawa) - Jul 14th, 2020 2:03 pm

    "Aunt Deni, I love you with all my heart I will miss you. You made my life as a child better then it was. I always called you aunt mom lol. "

  • Dodie Derck - Jul 15th, 2020 6:07 am

    "I have so many fond memories of “Aunt Den”. She was a wonderful person with a fun, silly, kind, gentle, Godly heart and I will miss her dearly. "

  • Darryl Danford - Jul 15th, 2020 9:16 am

    "Uncle Roy, Roy Clark, Heidi, and family, my condolences on your loss of such a wonderful woman. May her light continue to shine through you. Love, Darryl "

  • Sandy Cole - Jul 15th, 2020 9:25 am

    "My sympathy to all of the family of Deanna. I so enjoyed seeing and talking with her as we enjoyed talking about our dear Heavenly Father. Many words, thoughts and thank you go out to both Deanna & Roy for all the work that they did in the past for Jesus. Oh what a glorious day it will be when we all are reunited with loved ones."

  • Kathryn Mathieu (Danford) - Jul 16th, 2020 10:12 am

    "She was a wonderful Aunt, who would great you with a smile, a kind word, and a giant bear hug. "

  • Terri Milliron (Weland) - Jul 16th, 2020 7:35 pm

    "Uncle Roy and family, Her smile, her laugh, her wit, will be dearly missed. Hugs and prayers to you all. Love, Terri"

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