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Harold Roy Dillen

May 19, 1947 January 10, 2018
Harold Roy Dillen
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Obituary for Harold Roy Dillen

Harold Roy Dillen age 70 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Wednesday morning, January 10, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers, Michigan.
He was born May 19, 1947 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Gerald and Juanita (Prestidge) Dillen.
Harold was a long time Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1965.
He was very outgoing and always willing and ready to help out his friends and neighbors. He loved garage sales, mowing lawns and collecting antique cars. He as a member of Neuman-Wenzel Post #73 American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles #1314 and Loyal Order of Moose #574.
Harold was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War.
He married Thelma Saddison February 26, 1966 which ended in divorce. On July 10, 1993 he married Sharilyn (Cookie) Binkley. She died December 28, 2012.
Harold is survived by two sons: Lando (Tammy) Dillen of Edgerton, MO and Jerid Dillen of Sturgis; 2 step daughters: Elaine Morris and Jean (Charlie) Stahl of Sturgis; a sister: Joan (Dave) Gibson, Quincy, MI; a half-brother: Greg (Lynelle) Thrasher of Sturgis; brother-in-law: Jack Binkley; grandsons: Levi Dillen and Dustin Kincaid-Jeude; granddaughters: Brandi Murphy and Rachel Harris; great grandsons: Zac Opdycke, Austin Opdycke and Ricky Schaeffer, II and his Aunt Billie. He also leaves behind his two dogs: Little Bit and Nugget.
He was preceded in death by his wife Cookie, his parents Gerald and Ruth Dillen and Juanita and Phillip Thrasher; step sons; James Jackson and Jack Jackson and half-brother Doug Thrasher.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends to honor Harold Dillen’s life will be held on his birthday May 19, 2018 at his home on Prairie Lake. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Coast Guard Honor Guard.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091 is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Harold’s memory consider Heartland Hospice, 8075 Creekside Dr., Portage, MI 49024 or the St. Joseph County Animal Control, 652 E. Main Street, Centreville, MI 49032.
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