Duane Sheets, aged 81, of Coopersville, MI, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Esther Sheets, his sister, Lila (Arnie) Connelly and his great-grandchild, Gibson Sheets. He is survived by his children: Steven (Kathleen) Sheets of Bremerton, WA; Jo Ellen Ptak of Kirkland, WA; Bonnie (Larry) Singer of New York, NY; Tim (Kim) Sheets of Coopersville, MI; Tom (Jean) Sheets of Jenison, MI; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; his former wife, Dorothy Joanne Sheets of Bremerton, WA; his sisters, Irene Niece, Ginny Peterson, Judy Parson; other nieces, nephews and friends.
Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Duane was former owner of United Can Corp. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a Little League baseball coach in Coopersville for many years. He started Pony League Baseball in Coopersville and was one of the organizers to introduce Coopersville into the Rocket League Football Program. He graduated from Waupaca High School in Waupaca, WI. He played baseball in the U.S. Navy and at University of Oshkosh in Wisconsin from where he graduated. He was a loving and supportive father to his children – a constant and trusted presence in every activity be it sports or the arts.