Dennis James Tefft

January 30, 1952July 25, 2018

Dennis James Tefft, 66, of Fowlerville, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, after an almost six year battle with cancer. He was a graduate of Byron High School. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, fishing, watching and playing sports. More than anything else, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Dennis was kind, loving, and full of humor. His family will miss his friendship, and his laughter. He was well loved, and his company was appreciated by many. He is preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Clyde and Dorothy Mae (Haskins) Tefft, sister, Barbara Barnes, and brother, Forrest Clinton Tefft. He is survived by his ex-wife, Sherrie (Ray Sweet) Lucas; children, Mandy (Marc Shinn) Tefft, and former son-in-law Matthew Blauer, and Josh (Lesley) Tefft; grandchildren, Calvin, Lucas, and Blake Tefft, Claire and Jackson Blauer, and Noelle, Marco, Stella, and Karrena Shinn; sisters, Donna (Walter) Wooden, and Darlene (Ed) Adkins; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family to hold private Celebration of Life at their home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice and/or Future Farmers of America. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston Chapel. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Forrest Clyde and Dorothy Mae (Haskins) Tefft, Parents
  • Barbara Barnes, Sister
  • Forrest Clinton Tefft, Brother
  • Sherrie (Ray Sweet) Lucas, Ex-wife
  • Mandy (Marc Shinn) Tefft, Loving Daughter
  • Matthew Blauer, Former son-in-law
  • Josh (Lesley) Tefft, Son
  • Calvin, Lucas, and Blake Tefft, Claire and Jackson Blauer, and Noelle, Marco, Stella, and Karrena Shinn, Grandchildren
  • Donna (Walter) Wooden, Sister
  • Darlene (Ed) Adkins, Sister
  • Dennis also leave behind numerous nieces and nephews to cherish him in memory.

  • Great Lakes Caring Hospice
  • Michigan FFA Foundation


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 18, 2018

Dennis James Tefft

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Robin McNier

August 1, 2018

Sherrie, Mandy, Josh and family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Memories are a treasure keep them close to your hearts.Along with Faith, Family & Friends, that's what helps to get you through the rough days.
Denny was a character always had that twinkle in his eyes and that laughter.He will be missed.
Love, Hugs & Prayers,
Bruce, Robin & Lucas