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John Dice Cleveland

January 1, 1948 — November 25, 2023

Vicksburg, MI

John Dice Cleveland

John Dice Cleveland, a beloved resident of Vicksburg, MI, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at the age of 75. He was born on January 1, 1948, in Peru, IN, the cherished son of Marion and Evelyn (Dice) Cleveland.

John's life was marked by a deep commitment to community and service. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Ball State University and went on to become a pillar of the Vicksburg community. John served as the President of the Vicksburg Lions Club, where he dedicated his time to initiatives like the Beer and Brats Festival, raising funds to support the visually impaired.

Throughout his professional journey, John managed Dancers Men’s Clothes and played significant roles at First Federal Banking and a local credit union in Vicksburg, MI. His impact reached beyond the workplace, as he was actively involved in the Vicksburg First United Methodist Church, serving as a Lay Leader and Bible Study Instructor.

A lover of music, John's heart beat to the rhythm of marching bands. In his youth, he played the trombone for the circus band in Indiana, showcasing his passion for the art. An avid Chicago Bears Football fan, John found joy in cheering for his favorite team.

Family was at the center of John's world. Married for fifty beautiful years to his beloved wife, Linda Cleveland, he treasured every moment with her. His love extended to his children: Matthew (Colleen) Cleveland, Kathleen (Michael Mann) Cleveland, Holly (Joe) Boers, and his grandchildren, Xavier and Gabriel Cleveland. John's eyes sparkled with pride and joy as he watched them participate in sporting and robotic events. John is also survived by his brother, Donald Cleveland.

John was not just a dedicated family man; he was also known for his quick wit and humor. His sharp sense of humor brought laughter to countless moments, always armed with a dad joke to lighten the mood.

John Dice Cleveland is preceded in passing by his wife Linda, his parents, Marion and Evelyn, and his brother, David Cleveland. His memory will be forever cherished by those who knew and loved him.

In accordance with the family’s wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at The Vicksburg United Methodist Church, 217 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097, on Friday, December 15, 2023 with a time for visiting beginning at 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am with a light luncheon following the service.

Memorials made in John’s memory may be directed to The Vicksburg United Methodist Church, 217 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign John’s guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.

The Cleveland family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097, 269-649-1697.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 15, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Vicksburg United Methodist Church

217 S. Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097

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Memorial Service

Friday, December 15, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vicksburg United Methodist Church

217 S. Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097

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Luncheon

Friday, December 15, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vicksburg United Methodist Church

217 S. Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097

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