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Dale K. Marchant

July 18, 1940 ~ May 21, 2022 (age 81)

Obituary

Dale Kenneth Marchant, age 81, of Fenton, died Saturday, May 21, 2022. He was cremated and there will be a Memorial, “Celebration of Life” at 500 E Ellen St. in Fenton, Michigan from 2-4pm on Saturday, July 16, 2022. Dale was born in Northville, MI, the son of Joseph and Annabell (Bobier) Marchant. He graduated from Madison High School in Madison Heights, MI in 1959. He later married Henrietta (Syrowik) Marchant on February 25, 1965. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Jean Marchant and 5 children, 12+ grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Surviving children, Ann (Marchant) Grisdale, Kerry (Marchant) Beckemeyer, Jeff Marchant & wife, Christine, Geno Marchant and Angela Marchant. 12+ grandchildren, Justin Padgett & wife, Kelsey, Jordan Padgett [father- John Padgett], Tyler Marchant, Hunter Marchant, Riley Beckemeyer [father-Ray Beckemeyer], Rex, Dalton, Berkley, Brooklyn, Bella & Phoenix Marchant, Brenden Grisdale [father- Chris Grisdale & step-mother, Katie]. 2 Foster grandchildren, twins- Danny & Brett Reeves. The 5 great grandchildren are Emersyn, Lincoln, London & Boston Padgett and Braelyn Padgett [mother- Alycia Webb]. He also cared and loved for over 30 foster children. Dale was a loving, kind, generous man that loved to tell stories. He loved his family & friends, especially during family outings & holidays. He enjoyed the 15 Carnival Cruises with friends, Bill & Linda Cook. He appreciated their hospitality. He also enjoyed reading, traveling, walking, BBQs, parades, flying his plane, and going to Taco Bell for coffee & breakfast every day. Dale and Henrietta enjoyed their cottage in Florida too before selling it as more grandchildren started arriving. He was a licensed carpenter and retired from Oakland County after 25 years in 2003.  While working at his job, Dale and Henrietta, built five of their residential homes that are located in Commerce & Fenton, MI. Contributions can be made to the “Wounded Warrior Project” or the Marchant Family. He proudly served his country in the U.S.  Army from 1963-1968. Also a special “Thanks” to Hospice, especially to Cindy-RN and Keara. Dale will be deeply missed.

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