erdun Family Funeral Home

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Dale Edward Clayton, 55


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Dale Edward Clayton, age 55, of Saranac, passed away on Saturday night, March 19, at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, following a 6-week battle with cancer.  He was born in Belding, on October 25, 1960, the son of Kenneth James and Mildred (Hale) Clayton.  Dale attended Saranac Schools and worked in several capacities during his lifetime, including most recently more than ten years with Stahlin Enclosures as a CNC Operator.  Dale was a straight-shooter, so you always know where you stood with him.  He took his work seriously and took his fun seriously as well.  While he never had children of his own, there are a number of kids he considered as good as his own.  He enjoyed to cook, watching Red Wings hockey and spending time at parties with his family and friends.   


Dale is survived by his dear mother, Mildred Yoder of Rockford; siblings Kevin (Tonya) Clayton of Ionia and Diana Wilson of Saranac; nieces and nephews Terisa Clayton, Kimberly (Ben) Carew, Kenneth Clayton, Kaylee Clayton, Jacob Clayton, Raven (Sarita) Perez, Josh Johnson, Hadlie Clayton, Kristin McQueen, RJ McQueen, Ashley Clayton, Michael (Vanity) Clayton, Justin (Jessica) Clayton, Emily Wilson & Amya Jesiek; and many, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Clayton and a nephew, Kevin Clayton.


Visitation hours will take place on Wednesday, March 23, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., which will conclude with a brief prayer by Pastor William Overton, at Verdun Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 303 S. Bridge Street, Belding.  A luncheon will follow at Family Life Center Church of God.  The family will also host a Life Celebration gathering on Saturday, March 26, at 2:00p.m., at 416 Haynor Road, Ionia, Michigan.  For additional information, please contact the funeral home at (616) 794-1300 or, who is caring for the arrangements.

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Mike Verdun, Manager  s   303 S. Bridge St  s   Belding, MI 48809  s  616-794-1300