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Serge "Tom Mix" Alphonse Darrigrande

May 1, 1926 ~ October 7, 2021 (age 95)

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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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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
October 13, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home
210 W. Pottawatamie St
Tecumseh, MI 49286

Visitation
Thursday
October 14, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Joseph Shrine
8743 US-12
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
October 14, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Shrine
8743 US-12
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Burial to Follow
Thursday
October 14, 2021

St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery
8743 US - 12
Brooklyn, Michigan 49230

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