OBITUARY

Dominic William Duhn

January 28, 2000September 3, 2020

Dominic William Duhn was born on January 28, 2000 and passed away on September 4, 2020 at the age of 20 years old. He is survived by his loving parents Drew and Gabriella Duhn, dear brother of Enzo Duhn, dearest nephew of Valerie (John) Fabirkiewicz, Pete (Denise) D'Alfonso and Frank D'Alfonso, beloved grandson of Maria (late Fernando) D' Alfonso and Bill (Linda) Duhn, cherished cousin of Milla, Claudia, Mateo, Santino, Marco, Vinny and longtime girlfriend Alexa. Dominic will be deeply missed by many family and friends.

Dominic was a proud student at Michigan State University studying to obtain a degree in Agriculture Business, he has always been very creative and has made many projects over the years. He had such a passion for life and traveling, he was never afraid to try something new. He loved being outdoors and spending time with friends skateboarding or snowboarding in the winter. Dominic received the title of Eagle Scout which is only one of his many accomplishments. He enjoyed all types of music but recently was more into Rock N' Roll, he was great at making people laugh with his fun and witty personality.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday September 8, 2020 from 2-8pm with a 7pm sharing of memories at Harry J Will Funeral Home in Livonia. Funeral mass Wednesday September 9, 2020 at 10:30am (in state 10am) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a scholarship fund in memory of Dominic by donating to the GoFundMe link below or making out any donations to "The Dominic Duhn Memorial Scholarship Fund ".

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Eulogies and Sharing of Memories

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Funeral In State

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Memories

Dominic William Duhn

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Shannon Lawrason (Farris)

September 20, 2020

Gabriella & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the summer of 2005 and teaching Dominic and Enzo how to swim. Dominic was five years old at the time, and learned so fast how to swim the whole length of the pool. They were both such sweet boys and Dominic was so eager to learn how to swim. I now have three boys of my own and my oldest is five, the same age when I met Dominic. I can’t bear the thought of loosing a child. My deepest condolences to your family.

Melissa McKendree

September 15, 2020

Dominic was a student in my Farm Management class (ABM130) this Fall. Unfortunately, I only had the pleasure of having him in class on the very first day. His fellow classmates shared warm memories with me. He will be greatly missed by the Spartan family. On behalf of the ABM130 students and my family, I wish to convey our condolences to Dominic's family and loved ones. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Melissa McKendree
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

Brent Ross

September 12, 2020

Our sincerest condolences to Dominic’s family and friends. He had such a bright future ahead and we grieve with you in your loss. We will miss him.

Brent Ross, Associate Chairperson
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

Dorcia Chaison

September 9, 2020

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources wishes to extend sympathy and condolences to the Duhn Family in your time of grief. Dominic will be missed as part of the ANR Spartan Family!

Sincerely,
Dorcia Chaison, Assistant Dean
Office of Academic and Student Affairs
College of Agriculture and Natural Recourses
Michigan State University

Sasha Johnson

September 8, 2020

Lloyd and I have such warm memories of watching Dominic and the other kids playing at Dustin’s yearly birthday party gatherings. Both Enzo and Dominic were always there with sweet smiles on their faces and friendliness in their voices. We loved watching all of our kids jump in the blow ups together, enjoy cake and piñatas and have fun with their contagious childhood laughter and cheerful smiles. Parents to parents Lloyd and I extend our most authentic and heartfelt compassion for your loss. There is no greater love than that of a parent for a child and no greater sorrow than that of having to be separated from your child. We are so very very sorry for your suffering.
Sasha and Lloyd Johnson

Connor O’Meara

September 8, 2020

I was fortunate enough to be in Scouts with Dominic and can remember countless memories with him. One of the memories that sticks out to me is when we went backpacking in Glacier National Park. Being in the backcountry, away from all civilization, really makes you think about life. I remember having multiple conversations with Dominic about life, what he thought, what he wanted to do and everything in between. Although I knew Dominic before this trip, I really felt like I got closer to him and got to know him at a deeper level. After getting my Eagle Scout and graduating high school, we kind of fell out of touch, unfortunately. Last week though, he slid up on my Snapchat story and we had another long conversation about life and what we were up to. I’m extremely grateful that happened so I could talk to him one last time. I’ll never forgot the memories I had with Dominic. Rest easy buddy.

Michelle Schneider

September 8, 2020

Dominic and my son Tyler attended Winchester together, were in the same 3rd grade class as well as Cub Scouts and rec baseball. Dominic was such a wonderful person with an infectious smile and will forever hold a place in our hearts.

Our deepest condolences to Drew, Gabriella and Enzo for your loss.


The Schneider’s
Mark, Michelle, Tyler & Justin

Joe Lekovish

September 8, 2020

My son and I were fortunate enough to share many Scout adventures with Dominic and Drew.

He was a very fine young man and he will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Duhn family at this time.

Sincerely, Joe and Bobby Lekovish

Adesoji Adelaja

September 8, 2020

Dominic was my student in Food Industry Management 220 (Food Products Marketing) this semester. I only had the pleasure of having him in class this past Wednesday, the day before he passed on. This is certainly a great loss to his classmates and I and to the entire community of Michigan State University. On behalf of my students and my family, I wish to convey our condolences to Dominic's family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace.

Soji Adelaja
John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy
Michigan State University

Nancy Snyder

September 8, 2020

Dominic was one of my co-workers at MASONPRO, Inc. He was truly an amazing, hard-working and very kind young man.
My heart goes out to his family. Please know he is in my thoughts and prayers as is his family.

With heartfelt sympathies,

Nancy Snyder

FROM THE FAMILY

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