Obituary of Michael Dermer |

Obituary of Michael Dermer

Michael Duane Dermer left this earth on Friday, Oct 7, 2016 at his home in Grass Valley. He went peacefully with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.

Mike was born in Redding California on March 12, 1951 to Oneata and Vern Dermer. His family later moved to Red Bluff where he attended Red Bluff schools. He went on to graduate with a degree in Anthropology/Archaeology from UC Davis.

In 1986 he met his future wife, Jill, and they later moved to Grass Valley in 1989 where they were eventually able to build their family home with the help of family and friends. He came to Grass Valley to work at Yuba River Lumber and went on to Agate Sales/Pacific Crest Door until his retirement in 2013.

He is survived by his wife Jill; step-son Jared (Debi) Derrick, Paradise; step-grandchildren Layne, Emily Luke, Paradise; mother, Oneata Hafner, Red Bluff; his Brother Mark (Rebecca) Dermer Placerville; sister-in-law Jeri (George) Bloxham-Clements, Gerber: brother-in-law Jeff (Kim) Bloxham Red Bluff. He is survived by several aunts and uncles as well as nieces and a nephew. He is also survived by his best friend, his dog, Muddy.

He was preceded in death by his Father Vern and Brother Doug Dermer.

Per his request, a private gathering will be held at his home at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Hospice of the Foothills, 11270 Rough and Ready Highway, Grass Valley, California 95945.

Arrangements made by the Chapel of the Angels.

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