ESCANABA - Duane Brabyn, 51, 510 1st Ave. S., Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, in Escanaba.
He was born on July 6, 1960, in Bay City, son of Arthur and Luella (Meddaugh) Brabyn. Duane was raised in Bay City and at the age of five moved to Croswell, Mich., and attended Croswell Lexington High School.
On Dec. 3, 1987, Duane married Carrie L. Benson in Escanaba. In 1993, Duane married Janet Brabyn in Lansing.
Duane was employed with Skerbeck Shows for many years in maintenance and managed apartments. He currently was the president of the Drop in Center of Escanaba.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, old cars, antiques, spending time with his family and was an avid Detroit Tigers and Lions fan.
Among survivors include his three sons, Michael, Kevin and Joseph Brabyn of Escanaba; adopted daughter, Kiri A. Hesse; four grandchildren, Elyse Amy-June Green-Brabyn, Elias Jacob Green-Brabyn, Mathieu A. Russell-Hesse, and Keyarra Marie Brabyn; his parents, Art and Luella Brabyn Jr. of Croswell, Mich.; brother, Dale (Nancy) Brabyn; and two nieces and a nephew.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba with the funeral service to follow at 5 p.m. with Pastor Bo Lange officiating.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Brabyn family with arrangements.