Donna M. Dean passed peacefully on May 28, 2019. She was born in Millington January 12, 1933, to George (Roy) Shamel and Ida (Manwaring) Shamel. Donna was part of the 1949 Tuscola County Champion Cardinal Softball team and graduated Millington High School in 1951. She married Alden Dean in 1953, and they moved back to her family’s farm in Millington to raise their family. Donna was preceded in death by Alden; two of their daughters: Marlene Dean and Carol Clemons; siblings: Ronald (Tuffy), Wayne, Royce, Albert, Beatrice Shamel, and Betty Collins. She is survived by her brother George (Edith) Shamel of Flint; daughter, Linda Osterman of Millington; granddaughters: Amanda Clemons of Manistee; Kelly (Thomas) Stacey of Clio; Shianne (David) Gutzwiller of Bay City; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Donna will be remembered by her friends and family as a wonderful hostess, amazing cook, and as the official Sauerkraut Party kraut taster.

Services for Donna will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2019, at St. Francis Xavier Church, 212 Center Street, Otisville, with lunch to follow. Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington has been assisting the Dean family. You’re welcome to express condolences, share a memory, or light a candle at

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