906-293-8401 nbynews@jamadots.com

Darnel “Don” Lee Bowman Sr.

Darnel “Don” Lee Bowman Sr., 85, of McMillan, died Sunday morning June 27, 2021 at U.P. Health Systems-Marquette. Born August 15, 1935 in Wyandotte, son of the late Alvin and Irene (Ososki) Bowman, Don was a 1955 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte. In 1956, Don enlisted into the United States Navy serving on the USS Norfolk DL-1 until his honorable discharge in 1959, attaining the rank of Electricians Mate Second Clas. On August 1, 1970, Don married the former Barbara Timm in Detroit, Michigan Don was a Master Electrician working primarily in the Detroit area for 34 years until his retirement in 1996.  A resident of the McMillan area since 2005, Don was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local #58, the National Rifle Association, American Legion Post #225 in Lansing and the Destroyer Leader Association.  Don was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and trap shooting. In addition to his parents. Don is preceded in death by his step-parents Ruth and Marvin Ouelette; wife Barbara on November 4, 2010; daughter Karen McGill; grandson Tony Bowman; son-in-law Leo Bell; brother-in-law Douglas Davidge and sister-in-law Laurie Bowman. Survivors include his children; Craig Langlois (Melody) of Lobelville, Tennessee; Deborah Bell of Centennial, Colorado; Kim Bowman of Lake Station, Indiana; Darnel Bowman Jr. of Camden, Tennessee and Cindy (Walt) Batchelor of Lincoln Park, Michigan; siblings Douglas (Shirley) Bowman of Brownstown, Michigan, Beverly (Ray) Foster of Hessel, Michigan, Barbara Davidge of Gaylord, Michigan, Robert Bowman of Lincoln Park, Michigan and Brenda (John) Ball of Temperance, Michigan; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. Graveside services with military honors conducted by the United States Naval Honor Guard and the American Legion Post #74 of Newberry will be held Friday, July 9, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the West Lakefield Township Cemetery with Pastor Paul Williams officiating. Memorials may be directed to the National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 or at www.nra.org. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Timothy Wayne Darknell

Timothy Wayne Darknell, 57, of Rexton, Michigan had lost his battle to cancer on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Tim was born February 4, 1964 in Reed City, Michigan and attended school at White Cloud, Michigan. On July 28, 1982, Tim enlisted in the United States Navy serving on the USS Kidd until his honorable discharge April 16, 1986 attaining the rank of Gunner’s Mate Second Class. Tim had many odd jobs after the Navy but mainly went into logging with his Dad (William Darknell) until an accident which paralyzed his Dad in 2004 from a logging incident. Tim became the primary caretaker of his parents until their passing. Tim never had much, but gave all he had to family, friends and community, which reminded me of the scriptures from Mark 12: 41 -44 (NKJV) “Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor Widow came and threw In two mites, which make a quadrans. So he called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury, for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood”.  This is Tim Darknell and he will be truly missed. In addition to his parents, Tim is preceded in death by his sister Teresa McGuire. Survivors include his siblings Tracy Bartlett of Naubinway, Elaine Browning of Naubinway, Mitchell Darknell of St. James, Missouri and Danielle Jones of Priest River, Idaho; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Tim with be held Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 10:30 am at the Rexton Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Tim Miller officiating.  Interment with military rites conducted by the United States Naval Honor Guard and the American Legion Post #290 will follow at the Caffey Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.