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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Paul Diffin

   Paul O. Diffin, 85, of Gladwin passed away at his home Dec. 3, 2007 following a long illness.

   He was born Aug. 3, 1922 in Gladwin to William and Nola (Reitz) Diffin. He was a maintenance/painter for 22 years at General Motors in Saginaw, retiring in 1982.

   He served his country with the United States Navy in World War II.

   He had lived in Gladwin County for 30 years, previously residing in Burt, Michigan. He was a member of the West Branch Yellow Rocker Square Dance and enjoyed opening Larry’s Bait and having coffee with the guys.

   Paul married Mary Jo Teachout on June 2, 1951 in Angola, Indiana.

   He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Diffin of Gladwin; daughters, Deborah Huber of Caro and Donna Deuster of Owosso; son, Daniel (Mary Kay) Diffin of Burt; grandchildren, Michael, James, Crystal Lacie, Daniel and Wayne; great-grandchildren, Victoria, Ashley, Haley and Allyssa; sisters, Wilma Lewis, Ruth Springay and Mildred Hiltz; and many nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; and one sister.

   Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 at Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor James Lowman officiating. He will be laid to rest in Roselawn Cemetery in Saginaw on Friday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 2-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

   Memorial contributions can be made to Hockaday Community Church.

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Roselawn Cemetery, Saginaw, MI
U.S. Navy WWII
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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