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William A. Daman

January 12, 1952 ~ April 4, 2021 (age 69)

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     William A. Daman, age 69, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021, at McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital, Lansing, MI after a long battle with health issues.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI, on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 11:00 A.M.  Burial will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

     William was born in Battle Creek, MI on January 12, 1952, the son of Mark Daman and Joy (DeGroot) Mazurek. Bill graduated from St. Johns High School with the class of 1970. On May 21, 1983 he married Deborah Starry Case in St. Johns MI. Bill served his country in the US Army in Vietnam.

     Bill loved life and his family. His idea of a great day was spending it outside cutting wood. He and Debbie made many trips out west and for 8 years they made the trip on their motorcycle enjoying all the beauty of the country. He had a huge heart and loved doing things for others without them knowing. Bill enjoyed watching his grandchildren in all their sporting events. 

     He was a member of the Patriot Guard Riders and was a member of the St. Johns Fire Department for 13 years. Bill coached youth sports in St. Johns and worked for Federal Mogul for 35 years, retiring in 2007.

     He is survived by his wife Deborah Daman of St. Johns, MI; 4 children: Dustin and Rebecca Daman of St. Johns, MI; Michael and Stephanie Daman of Ovid, MI; Mona and Conrad Vincent of Grand Ledge, MI; Chelle Smith of St. Louis, MI.  He is also survived by his grandchildren:  Megan and Dave Johnson, Javin Frost, Andrea Smith, Tyler, Brandon and Sophia Vincent, Carson, Jack, Macey and Charlie Daman; great grandson Spencer Smith; sister Shirley and Bill Bailey; step mother Pat Daman; mother in law Betty Rice; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Breanna, and infant brother and sister.

     Memorials may be made to Hazel Findley Country Manor 1101 South Scott Road, St. Johns, MI, 48879.  Online condolences can be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

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April 7, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

Funeral Service
April 8, 2021

11:00 AM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

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