Dallas W. Van Deusen

East Tawas, Michigan
December 2, 1937 - May 29, 2019


Sunday, June 2, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Tawas Chapel


Monday, June 3, 2019
11:00 AM (instate @ 10:00 AM )

Obituary Notice

Dallas Wayne Van Deusen
Age 81, of East Tawas, Michigan died on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 with his family by his side at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan. He was born the son of Harold and Reva ( Huntley) Van Deusen on December 2, 1937 in Au Gres, Michigan. Dallas graduated from Au Gres High School Class of 1955. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served our country for two years. Upon his return from the Navy he married the love of his life and best friend, Jean Avalon Moore, on October 4, 1958 and together they shared nearly 50 years of marriage and raised two beautiful children! Dallas worked at US Gypsum, Bopp Bush and retired from Wurtsmith Air Force Base as a boiler operator. He volunteered with the Iosco County Sheriff’s auxiliary and was a longtime blood donor giving 19 gallons of blood! Dallas was an avid outdoorsman, truly had a passion for being on the lakes, rivers, and streams fishing during all the 4 seasons. He will always be remembered for his enthusiasm for attending as many yard sales as possible, and willingly available to help his children with whatever projects they had going. Dallas was a go-getter, a man who could hardly sit still. He would tinker and putz around his home and could fix about anything. Dallas had many opportunities to make new friendships over the years while fishing on the docks, and his friendships meant the world to him! He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Dallas is survived by his children, Karen (Jim) Dye and John (Kim) Van Deusen.; sisters – in – law, Violet Van Deusen and Linda “Sue” Moore; grandchildren, Scott DeLuze, John (Mariah) Van Deusen, Dallas Van Deusen, Bonnie Van Deusen, Craigg (Jessica) Dye and Brentt (Lauren) Dye and two great – grandchildren, Vanessa Van Deusen and Shaelynn Dye; niece, Kathy Tucker and nephew Dan Moore and their families. Dallas was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Jean on June 25, 2008; his brother Harold E. Van Deusen; and brother – in – law Ron Moore. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City, Michigan at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow with military honors at Greenwood Cemetery in East Tawas, Michigan. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com


Greenwood Cemetery


My best fishing buddy, Dallas. Rest your soul my friend. You're memory wisdom left, stays alive amd strong. Thoughts and sympathies to your family and friends.
— Jeff Buckler
Karen, John & your families, Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. For those who had the pleasure to know or even meet Dallas, he will remain in our hearts forever. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.
— Abe
Karen and Family....My heart goes out to you for the loss of your Father. Dallas was a kind man who was loved by many. I will never forget watching him make his way to the docks with his fishing gear in hopes of catching some fish. My thought's and prayer's to you and your entire Family.
— Kathi (Challenger) Trincilla-Brabow
Karen I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Sending prayers and comfort during this difficult time.
— Debbie O’Farrell
Karen, Jim, Scotty and family members, So sorry for your loss. Dallas will be missed but his memories and stories will live on. Keeping you all in our thoughts in your time of sorrow.
— Cora, Jim, Aaron, Starr & Mike De.
Karen, John, and family...We will miss your dad. It was always a pleasure to run into him down on the dock and at yard sales. He has such a passion for life. Rarely did anything get him down..unless of course ,,if they weren't biting today...lol....He was a great guy and will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Keeping you in our prayers.
— Shannon and Dave Busha
Will miss you buddy, you were one of my first friends when I started on whitefish at the dock. I appreciate all the advice and fun times with you. Rest in peace and condolences to family
— Darius Dz
A wonderful neighbor who loved to share his fish stories! We will miss his smiling face. Our most sincere sympathies to his family!
— John and CJ Brummeler
Sorry to hear of Dallas passing . We spent many hours fishing & talking . What a GENTALMAN what a loss . Rest in peace my Friend .
— Dave Spence
I really didn't know Dallas, but I worked with John at Delphi. Our deepest condolences to the family of Dallas.
— Dennis M. Browne

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