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Manuel G. Arana Sr.

September 21, 1927 ~ December 23, 2017 (age 90)

Manuel G Arana Sr. age 90 of Tecumseh Mi, died Saturday, December 23, 2017 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.  He leaves his wife of 65 years, Dina I (Gonzales) Arana (83); Son, Manuel Jr., and family; wife Aura and children Francisco, Amaris, Javier and Marisol. Son, Jose and family; wife Lourdes and children Maribel, Karen, Marco and Alexander. Daughter Ana Rivera and family; husband Jorge, children Jorge Jr., Favio, Arelys and Omar. Daughter Isabel Pilar DeLisle and family; husband Daniel, children Angelica and David. 18 great grandchildren and many close friends.  Manuel was born in La Paz Bolivia, the son of Jose and Ana (Santiago) Arana citizens of Spain. He grew up in Spain and attended the Colegio Escolapios de Granada. He moved to Chile as a young adult where he met Dina Gonzales, his wife of 65 years. They owned successful retail businesses in Santiago, Chile.  In 1971 they moved to the US with four young children. For many years they owned the Chilean House a very successful restaurant in Tecumseh Michigan before retiring.  He will be remembered as the patriarch of a large multicultural American family. The strong Catholic faith he professed and practiced are an inspiration to all he touched. His wisdom and humor will be missed and cherished.   Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 9565 Musch Rd, Brighton, MI 48116.  10:00 am Open Casket Viewing.    In Lieu of Flowers Please donate in Manuel's name to: Holy Spirit Catholic Church http://wp.holyspiritrcs.org/donate-2/  9565 Musch Rd, Brighton, MI 48116


 Service Information

Lie In State
Saturday
December 30, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
9565 Musch Road
Brighton, MI 48116

Funeral Mass
Saturday
December 30, 2017

11:00 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
9565 Musch Road
Brighton, MI 48116


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