James Parsons Dane

December 14, 1925September 11, 2021

James Parsons Dane, age 95, of Plymouth, Michigan, beloved husband of the late Marilyn Sucher Dane, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021. James was born on December 14, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Arthur Campbell and Marion Louise Dane, the first of two children. After graduating from Cooley High School in Detroit, Jim served in World War II in the Army’s 20th Armor Division. He was a proud veteran. After the war he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Michigan. He began working at Standard Federal Savings where he met Marilyn. They married on November 3, 1951 and together they raised three children. Jim held various positions in his business career. He enjoyed working at Huron Cement, was Vice President of Finance at Sanders, and later was the Director of Finance for the Oakland County Road Commission. Jim was a voracious reader and enjoyed playing chess. He thoroughly enjoyed spending his summers at his family home in Charlevoix.

Jim is preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Marilyn; his daughter Katherine Grooman, and his sister Marion (Robert) Brewer.

Jim is survived by his sons Bruce (Joanne) Dane and James A. (Lori) Dane; grandchildren Amy Grooman, David Grooman, Andrew (Carissa) Dane, Kara Dane, Luke Dane, James Alexander Dane, Nicholas Dane, Eric (Tracy) VandeVorde, Bethany VandeVorde, Brad (Ashley) VandeVorde; great-grandchildren, Madison Friedsam, Everett Grooman, Cameron and Finley VandeVorde, and Caden VandeVorde. He is also survived by his brother-in-law David (Karen) Sucher, son-in-law Daniel Grooman, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 14175 Farmington Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48154. Burial will be at Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia.

Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Dane family.


  • Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church


  • Funeral In State

    Friday, September 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 17, 2021


James Parsons Dane

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