Cecil Paradine

Cecil O. Paradine

Thursday, May 6th, 1926 - Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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Cecil O. Paradine, 94, of Tekonsha, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by the Post #52 American Legion Drill Team. Visitation will be held Monday, September 28, 2020 from 4-7:00 PM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater.
Cecil was born May 6, 1926 in Ovid Township, MI to Almond & Hazel (Church) Paradine. He served in the US Army from 1945 – 1947, during the end of the WWII era. Cecil married K. Jean Thomas on December 14, 1945 in Napoleon, Ohio. She preceded him in death on June 8, 2020.
Mr. Paradine worked for many years at farm elevators, co-ops and Farm Bureau services. He worked for the Branch County Parks and Recreation Department as manager through the Branch County Road Commission. Cecil was a member of the Union City Rotary, the Lions Club of Tekonsha and the Girard United Methodist Church, where he actively served as Treasurer and Chairman of the Board. He also served as Girard Township Supervisor for several years. Cecil enjoyed gardening and was a skilled woodworker. His greatest joy was his family and he treasured the time they spent together at the lake.
Cecil is survived by his children Cindra (Jerry) Thompson of Tekonsha, Jeri (Ken) Osborn of Winston, GA, his grandchildren Sarah Davis, Michelle (Jeff) Klingler, Deanne (Jamison) Clark, Jessica Osborn, Betsy Osborn; his great grandchildren Lillie, Grace, Anthony, Mitchell, Austin and Miaya; his great, great grandson Logan and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters Richard & Rodney Paradine, Avis Langworthy, Beatrice Wolf, Freda Harnish, Edna Strong, Marjorie Wolf & Barbara Case.
Memorials may be directed to the Girard United Methodist Church.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 28th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, September 28th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Dutcher Funeral Home
    440 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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  • Service

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 11:00am
    Dutcher Funeral Home
    440 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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  • Interment

    Evergreen Cemetery
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Private Condolence

Terry & Dona Clark

Posted at 05:44pm
Thoughts and prayers to the family!

Tom Collard

Posted at 03:23pm
Dear Cindy and Jeri,

I'm Sorry that I could not attend your Dad's funeral. It seems like yesterday that your Dad and Mom were living at the lake and visiting with my parents. I can still see your Dad and Mom sitting on the porch and waving at them. There are a lot of memories at the lake. I remember the first year they opened good hunting and your dad and mine went across the lake and each of us shot a goose. That was probably 35 years ago. I know that the two of you girls miss your Mom and Dad terribly, but you can be thankful that they were with you as long as they were. I spoke with my sister last night and she wanted me to express to the both of your her sincere condolences. Our treasured memories will forever remain. Remember to celebrate their lives to help with the sorrow you now feel. Thoughts and prayers sent your way. Tom, Jan, Cindi and Tee

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