John Cleland, 50


John Michael Cleland, age 50, of Jones, MI. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at his home surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born on Jan. 23, 1960 in Three Rivers, MI. the son of James O. and Marguerite (Davis) Cleland.

John was employed by Asplund for many years as an Arborist and later worked for Affinity Molding before taking ill.  He truly loved his family and was an avid Harley-Davidson fan.

John was preceded in death by his parents and one sister and brother-in-law, Steve (Kathy) Lockwood and their daughter Jodi.

He leaves to cherish his family, his loving sister Lynn (Thomas) Cornwell, of Marcellus; a best friend and caregiver, Tina Bainbridge, of Jones, MI.; five nieces, Chelse Lyon, Kelli Pound, Staci Bethuram, Emily Henry, and Katie Murphy; one nephew, Tommy Cornwell.  One half-brother, Patrick Cleland, Seattle, WA.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Graveside Services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 23, 2010 at Marcellus Cemetery, with Rev. Marilyn Schlimgen officiating.

Memorials may be donated to the Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.  Envelopes available at the funeral home.

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