John Russell Doan, age 78, of Adrian, MI, passed away, July 27, 2020, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He was born June 3, 1942, in Adrian, MI, the son of Russell & Virginia (Berry) Doan. John graduated from Adrian High School in 1961. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served his country during the Vietnam War. Following his military service, he then graduated from Tampa College with a bachelors degree. John was retired from Wacker Sillicones. He is survived by his wife of 35 plus years, Ruth Doan; his children, Lisa & Scott; two grandchilden; one great grandson; his stepchildren, Suzanne and her daughter, Emily; Sheryl and Sara and her daughter, Alyssa; great grandaughter, Leah; his siblings, Christopher Doan, Greg (Karen) Doan, Barry (Gudi) Doan, Jay (Lisa) Doan and Missy (Greg) MeGale and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell & Virginia Doan, sister, Antoinette Bragg and grandson, Mason Schafer. Military Honors will be performed at 1:00 PM Friday, July 31, 2020, by the Adrian VFW Post 1584 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI. Visitation will also be on Friday from 12:00 PM until the time of Military Honors at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the Lenawee Humane Society. www.PurseFuneralHome.com
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