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Ivan W. Watkins


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Ivan W. Watkins Obituary
Ivan W. Watkins, age 93 years, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his residence under the loving care of his family and the staff at the Allegiance Hospice.

He was born August 16, 1920 in Hillsdale County, Michigan, the son of Orlyn C. and Ina May (White) Watkins. He lived his early life near Osseo and in Jackson since 1945. He was a graduate of Osseo High School in1939.

He married Muriel A. St John on December 24, 1945 near Pittsford. She survives.

Ivan was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the 87th Engineers. Ivan was a retired electrician with Cochran Electric in Jackson and was a union member of I.B.E.W. #252.

Surviving besides his wife Muriel are his children, Olivia (Steven) Petty of Inman, S.C., Duane (Diane) Watkins and Keith (Debra) Watkins, both of Jackson; 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Alice Hegedus and Vivian May of Gregory and a sister-in-law Geraldine Watkins of Hudson.

He was preceded in death by his siblings Neal and Ralph Watkins and Wendell White, Mary Heglund, Leona Gray and Aileen Lister.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2013 in the Vandercook Lake Baptist Church, 703 E. McDevitt Avenue, Jackson with Pastor Kyle Vegter officiating. Memorials are suggested to Allegiance Hospice of Jackson.

Arrangements entrusted to the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson.

Read this obituary and send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Dec. 11, 2013
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