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John M. Deaton

August 14, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

HURONTOWN - John M. Deaton, 35, a resident of Hurontown, unexpectedly passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 11, 2012.

He was born Dec. 2, 1976, in Bay City, Mich., a son of Diane Schumacher and the late Fred Deaton. He resided in Bay City and Kalamazoo before moving with his mother to Hurontown. He graduated from Houghton High School with the Class of 1997.

John then resided in Alaska, Texas and North Carolina before 1999 when he returned to make his home in Hurontown.

John had been employed locally with Mancino's Restaurant and for the past several years had been working with the Monastery in Eagle River.

John enjoyed volunteering with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly for over 25 years, especially during the holidays. He also loved animals and volunteered with the Copper Country Humane Society and DOGS-N (K-9 search and rescue).

Preceding him in death were his father, Fred Deaton; his brothers, Joshua Deaton and Fred Deaton, Jr.; and his maternal grandfather, John Schumacher.

Surviving are his mother, Diane Schumacher of Hurontown; his stepfather, Jose Guindo of Hancock; his sisters, Yva (Don Joyal) Schumacher of Hancock and Kari (Ron) Coombs of South Range; his brothers, Kenneth (Angie) Schumacher of Alaska; his maternal grandmother, Marion Schumacher of Toivola; his stepmother, Pat Jacobs of Bay City; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock for a time to remember John and share stories.

To view John's obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit

The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock is assisting the family with arrangements.



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