Dennis Charles "Denny" Fatum


REED CITY — Dennis Charles “Denny” Fatum, 70, formerly of Reed City, lost his battle with cancer Monday, June 24, 2013 in Lillian, Ala.

The son of Fredwill (Fritz) and Ileene Fatum, he attended Reed City schools. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1960.

Denny is survived by Marlene Fatum, the mother of his three children, Russ (Gail) of Colleyville, Texas, Sandra (Phillip) Cazallis of Osceola, Ind., and Mark (Xandria) of Paris, as well as his wife Ilene, two step-daughters, Holly (Jeff) Campbell of Cadillac and Cheryl Siewinski of Grand Rapids, and nine grandchildren.

Also surviving are his mother, Ileene (Robert) Thiel of Reed City, his sister Diane (Lewis) Milejczak of Foley, Minn., and three nephews.

Arrangements were made by Cason’s Funeral Services in Foley, Ala., and cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Reed City at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, with Pastor Dawn Pooley officiating and a luncheon to follow.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Hospice.