Deanna Henderson

IRON MOUNTAIN – Deanna M. Henderson, 50, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at her home.

She was born Sept. 26, 1962, in Iron River, daughter of the late Dean and Sally (Arnett) Samis. Deanna attended school locally and lived in the area for most of her life. She married Earl Henderson on July 6, 2005, in Iron Mountain.

Deanna was a member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing Bingo and cards, especially poker night with her family. Deanna loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to the beach and taking rides in the car. She was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and frequently watched games with her husband. Most of all, Deanna loved spending time with her family and having gatherings around the holidays.

She is survived by her husband, Earl; a daughter, Nicole (Andy) Kay of Iron Mountain; two sons, Dean McMahon of Kingsford and Levi LaBar of Mattawan, Mich.; two brothers, Darrell Samis of Iron Mountain and Jason Samis of Kalamazoo; two sisters, Becky Steinbrecher of Iron Mountain and Lila (Gene) LaBar of Mattawan; three granddaughters, Sally, Katie and Dawn; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

Funeral services will follow Wednesday at noon at the funeral home. Pastor Aaron Miller will officiate. A luncheon will be held at the Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Hall following the service.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.