|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1896|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 1989|
Central Lake, MI -- Vera M. Diton, 92, of Central Lake, died Thursday, February 16, 1989, at the Georgian East Nursing Home in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. She was a member of the Central Lake Congregational Church, The Congregational Women's Fellowship Group, the Central Lake Lioness Club, past member of the of the Central Lake Eastern Star, the Central Lake Library Board and had been the church organist for many years. She had taught school in the Central Lake area for over 40 years and had also been the school librarian. She was a graduate of Central Michigan University. She was born April 17, 1896, in Sterns Siding, MI, the daughter of John and Jennie (Lindstrom) Swanson. In 1918 she married Vera Carpenter who died in 1949. In 1956, she married Bryan Diton who died in 1959. She assisted in the operation of the Diton Funeral Home in Central Lake along with her second husband.
Surviving are one sister, Vernie Piper of Dearborn, many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death besides her husband, was a sister Lucille Tate in 1983.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 20, 1989, at the Central Lake Chapel of the Mortensen Funeral Homes, the Rev. Gerald Hedlund officiated. Interment in Southern Cemetery, Central Lake Township. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Foundation for Exceptional Children, 16 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.
Ref: The Liberian Director who sent the obituary from Central Lake had the following comments "Glad we could be of help. Vera was a vital part of this library" -- Christine Bachmann, Central Lake Township Library, P. O. Box 397, Central Lake, MI 49622
Her first husband was Verd Carpenter
William Bryan Diton (1908 - 1959)*
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Created by: Denise Ferguson Lake
Record added: Feb 26, 2009
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