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Dean Robert Hoag

June 13, 1936 — September 12, 2020

84, of Cass City died unexpectedly Saturday September 12, 2020 in Hills and Dales General Hospital of Cass City. He was born June 13, 1936 in Cass City to Andrew and Eva (Travis) Hoag. He married Diane (Draschil) Hayes June 28, 2008 in Caro United Methodist Church.

Dean attended Cass City High School in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army, where he played on their baseball team for two years. Following his military service, Dean went to work for General Cable as a shipping and receiving manager, retiring after thirty-two years. A local sports enthusiast, he was an official and referee for area high school sporting events. Dean coached Little League baseball for fifteen years and Babe Ruth for five years. He played fast pitch softball for twenty-five years. Dean served on the Cass City Board of Education for eleven years. He attended Novesta Church of Christ, Cass City.

Dean is survived by his wife, Diane; children: Rick Hoag of Hudsonville; Terry (David) Graham of Pinehurst, NC; Rusty (Jessica) Hoag of Bradenton, FL; Alesia (Randy) Ferris of Fowlerville; Darryl (Adrienne) Hoag of Glendale, AZ; twelve grandchildren: Karen, Ellen, Tyler, Jillian, Leann, Amanda, Cody, Jeremy, Jordan, Anthony, Landon, Eli; four great grandchildren; Diane’s children: Linda (Geoff) Gibor of Caro; Susan Harms of Brooklyn, MI; six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents; brother, Merle Hoag.

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Novesta Church of Christ, Cass City with Brad Speirs officiating. Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery. Military honors conducted by Cass City V.F.W. Post # 3466. Memorials may be made to Revive Ministries, Samaritan’s Purse, Wounded Warriors or Positive Alternatives. Friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at

In accordance with the current state executive order, social distancing and limitations on numbers gathered in the funeral home will be observed. Attendees are also kindly reminded to wear a mask or other facial covering.

Visitation: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Novesta Church of Christ, Cass City
Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Cass City, MI 48726

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

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