Of Gregory, Michigan, age 69, died Friday, August 27, 2021 at home with his family by his side. He was born September 5, 1951 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of William & Shirley (Gerstner) Dehn.
Tom graduated from Chelsea High School in 1969. He worked for R.E.T.S. painting, and for the Van Riper Farm where he milked cows and other farm chores. Tom then worked for U of M as a painter for 35 years. Tom was a member of the Chelsea Rod & Gun Club, the Sons of the American Legion, and the Moose Lodge. He attended Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chelsea. Tom enjoyed hunting and fishing with his kids and grand kids.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Edie; four children, Heather, Gretchen, William and Fred Dehn; his brother, Bill (Zayra) Dehn; his sister, Peggy Blackburn; his mother-in-law, Delores Houk; six grandchildren, Isiah (Ciara Fullerton) Dehn, Melinda Turner, Stephanie Carlson, Ethan Peterson, Daniel Dehn, and Emily Dehn; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his father-in-law, Norman Houk.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 1, 11:00 am at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Chelsea, with Rev. Daniel Pezzica officiating. Burial will follow at North Lake Cemetery, Chelsea.
The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel Tuesday 3-5 & 7-9 pm and at the church from 10-11:00 am before the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to Chelsea Rod and Gun Club or Our Savior Lutheran Church.
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