Michael D. Dyson, of Dearborn Mich., formerly of Porter, died
peacefully January 15, 2009 in Boston, Mass. with his loving family beside
him, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Michael was born September 10, 1960 the son of Daniel J.
Dyson, Sr., who survives in Porter, and Bobbie J. Dyson, who preceded him in
He is also survived by his step-mother, Marilyn; his
children, Rachel Ann (Scott) Miller of Fla., David Thomas Dyson (fiancée
Kristin) of Dearborn, Mich.; three grandchildren, Brianna Miller, Ethan
Miller and Michael T. Dyson; brothers, Daniel J. (Connie) Dyson, Bruce T. (Mairale)
Dyson; sisters, Jane Dyson and her partner Elizabeth Mauro and Diane Dyson;
four nieces and nephews, Melissa, Jonathan, Joseph and Brooke Dyson; his
Aunt Jackie and Uncle Ted, Aunt Marion and Uncle Doug; several cousins,
including his “other” brother, Jerry Clegg, and many, many friends.
Michael continued throughout his illness to be a beacon of
hope to others with medical and emotional crosses of their own. He never
lost his sense of humor and enjoyed everyday.
He attended Seymour High School in Seymour, Conn. and the
University of Indiana. He worked in the roll shop at Severstal Steel in
Dearborn, Mich. In his spare time he loved making furniture, wood carvings
and stained glass pictures. He also was an avid Detroit Tigers and Lions
Prayers services will be Saturday, Jan. 24 at JL Peters
Funeral Home, 3880 Fort St., Lincoln Park, Mich., followed by a Mass of
Christian Burial at St. Henry’s Church, 1358 Council Ave. in Lincoln Park at
10 a.m. Interment will be at a later date.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 23 from 4-8 p.m. at JL Peters
Memorial donations may be made to Spaulding Rehabilitation
Hospital, 125 Nashua St., Boston, MA 02114.