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Douglas M. Trachsel  of Imlay City; March 5, 2014; Age 65; born August 30, 1948 in Akron, OH. Son of the late Bishop Victor and Winifred Trachsel; father of Renee Henderson (Patrick), Jeffrey Trachsel (Jennifer), Heather Porter (Nathan) and the late Michelle Trachsel; grandfather of Emily, Trevor, Lauren, Alyssa, Sydney and Reese; brother of Victor Trachsel (Sharon), Patricia Strouss (Marvin), Stephen Trachsel (Ida), Jonathan Trachsel, Judith Newman (Mark) and Lori Stubbings (Kevin); also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends. Mr. Trachsel served his country in Vietnam and was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Ford Motor Company and was a member of Grace Apostolic Church. Douglas was an avid hunter, bird watcher and outdoors man who adored his family and his dogs. A Celebration of Douglas’ Life will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at Grace Apostolic Church, 700 E. Elmwood Ave., Clawson, MI. 48017. Bishop William D. Parent officiating. Interment with Honors to follow at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church Friday 3-7 p.m. Memorial Service Friday, 7:00 p.m. Arrangements by Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford.

Visitation: Friday, March 7, 2014, 3-7 p.m. at Grace Apostolic Church.

Funeral Service:

Memorial Service Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at Grace Apostolic Church.
Celebration of Life Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at Grace Apostolic Church.

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