MANISTIQUE - Stephen A. "Mr. D" DeRousha Sr., 69, of 214N Lakeside Road, Manistique, Mich., passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 30, 2013, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, Mich.
Stephen was born Sept. 16, 1944, in Iron Mountain, Mich., the son of Raymond and Veronica (Greer) DeRousha. He graduated from Manistique High School with the class of 1964.
Following graduation, Stephen proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Stephen A. DeRousha Sr.
On Aug. 25, 1966, Stephen married the former Sandra Hulla in Manistique. He and Sandy made their home and raised their family in the Manistique area.
He worked for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier, retiring after 32 years of service.
Stephen was currently serving as District 14th Commander of the V.F.W., was a four time Past Commander of the V.F.W. Post 4420, member of the American Legion Post 83, and a member of the Schoolcraft County Veterans Council. He was also a Master Mason, member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners.
He loved working in his garden and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Stephen is survived by his wife Sandra DeRousha of Manistique; his children, Stephen Jr. (Debbie) Shaffer of Manistique, Sara Lynn (Robert) Gauthier of Fort Erie, Canada, Sue E. (Gilbert Smith) DeRousha of Manistique, Amy Jo (Bruce) Rossier of Manistique and Travis A.J. Kay of Manistique; eight grandchildren, Matthew, Veronica, Emma, Harry, Danielle, Nicholas, Kyle and Skylee; and his siblings, William DeRousha, Raymond (Marlene) DeRousha, Patricia (Joseph) Wise, Gloria (Alfred) Burns, Lawrence (Pam) DeRousha and Robert DeRousha.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the V.F.W. Post in Manistique, Mich. A luncheon will follow in the V.F.W. Hall.
The Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com