David James Drury

October 11, 1947 ~ June 30, 2020 (age 72)

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David James Drury of Sunfield, MI, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2020.  David was born on October 11, 1947, in Lansing, MI, to Perry and Mary Drury.  David moved, with his wife Rhea and oldest son, to Sunfield in 1969, where he lived until moving to Lansing in 2013.  David worked at Demmer Corporation in Lansing for more than 40 years. 

David was a fan of many sports, including the Lakewood Vikings, especially when his children were involved, the MSU Spartans, and the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, and Lions. David was an avid golfer, learning to golf from his brother-in-law Jack Pestle as a teenager and golfing throughout his life, especially with his brother-in-law Dave Finnie, until his health failed.  When his children were young, he enjoyed playing softball as well as bowling.  David greatly enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren, and loved spending time in King’s Valley in Gaylord, MI, where his ashes will be placed.

He is survived by his former wife Rhea Rasdale, children Andy (Mindy), Amy (Jeff) Kotsko, Adam (Renae), and Aaron (Ahteeka), 14 grandchildren – Rachel, Emma, Micah, and Audrey Drury; Josh Nivison, Kiersten, Parker, and Mason Schorfhaar, and Jenna and Joey Kotsko; Courtney, Stephanie, and Bethany Drury; and Helix Drury – as well as brother Harry, brother in-law Jerry (Patti) Phillips, sisters Janice (Phil) Morey and Jane (Doc) Kimball, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Perry and Mary, brother Darrell, and sisters Mary Alice Nash, Joyce Phillips, and Doris Pestle.

Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 am Thursday July 9, 2020 at the Sunfield United Brethren Church.  A memorial service will be 11:00 am Thursday July 9, 2020, also at the church.  A family celebration will be held July 11 in King’s Valley.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sunfield Area SPY’s (Sponsors of Programs for Youth) PO Box 31, Sunfield, MI  48890 or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Please visit a special webpage made especially for David, to light a candle in his memory or leave a condolence for the family.

The family has entrusted the arrangements to the Independent Family Owned Funeral Home in Sunfield: Rosier Funeral Home.

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 Service Program


July 9, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sunfield United Brethren Church
8436 Grand Ledge Hwy.
Sunfield, MI 48890

Memorial Service
July 9, 2020

11:00 AM
Sunfield United Brethren Church
8436 Grand Ledge Hwy.
Sunfield, MI 48890


Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (SPY's)
2543 Eaton Hwy., Sunfield MI 48890

Alzheimer's Association National Chapter
8180 Greensboro Dr. Suite 400, McLean VA 22102

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