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85, Portage, joined his heavenly family on August 6, 2017 at home. Born September 15, 1931 in Portage, the son of William G. and Mary (Hall) McCabe. Deceased family members include his parents; sons, John Edward and Danny Francis McCabe; sisters, Elizabeth and Esther; brothers, William, Joseph, James, Robert, and Thomas; daughter-in-law, Diane (Feathers) McCabe; and great granddaughters, Jordin Sisco and Jaidan Pawvluk. Survived by his loving and faithful wife of 42 years, Arlene G. (Arkwright) McCabe, Portage; son, Dale "Bacon" (Penny) McCabe, Portage; granddaughters, Melissa, Wendy (Kenneth Black), Trisha (Gerard Lowe), Heidi (Chris Kapustka), Erin, Lindsay; great grandchildren, Ava, McKenna, Shannan, Gerry, Ashlyn, Aaliyah, Alana; daughter-in-law, Darlene McCabe, and sister-in-law, Dorothy McCabe, Omaha, NE. He worked as brick layer and a laborer for General Motors in Pontiac, MI, later, he worked as a bookkeeper for Martindale Lumber Company until his retirement at the age of 75. His interests included genealogy, the Civil War, hunting and fishing. Most of all, he loved his family. Psalms 30:5- "Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning." Friends received from 2-7, p.m., Tuesday at the Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Friends also received from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday at the Martindale Alliance Church where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Pastor Tim Dietrich officiating. Committal in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Blue Knob.
Published on August 6, 2017
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