Serge "Tom Mix" Alphonse Darrigrande, age 95, of Onsted, passed away October 7, 2021 at Tecumseh Place surrounded by his loving family. Serge was born May 1, 1926 in La Serena , Chile the son of Louis and Zunilda (Contrelle) Darrigrande. On July 3, 1974 he married Brenda Salkeld at St. Marks Lutheran Church, Brooklyn. She survives. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan. His passion was horses and performing as Tom Mix participating in many parades. He rode in 10 different Rose Bowl parades. He was a member of St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church and active in their Knights of Columbus. In addition to his wife, Brenda, Serge is survived by his children, Michelle Hilton of Toledo, Elaine Darrigrande of Onsted, Darlene (Don Witt) Stutzman, Ronald Salkeld of Westland, Bryan (Michelle) Salkeld of Dundee and Duane Salkeld of Dundee; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and a sister. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be 11:00 A. M. Thursday, October 14, 2021 at St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church, Brooklyn with Fr. Bob Pienta as celebrant. Visitation will be 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh and one hour preceding the mass at the church on Thursday. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery, Brooklyn.
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