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Virgil J. Dubay, 93, of Sanford, passed away on April 7, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center. He was born on January 30, 1927 to the late Arthur and Arminoda (Drouin) Dubey. On June 16, 1947 he married Frieda Reinhardt and they shared 72 wonderful years together.


Virgil was a dairy farmer, truck driver and retired Supervisor from Dow Chemical. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sanford where he was on the finance committee and very active around the church gardening and lawn care. He loved working on his lawn, camping, fishing, clogging and bowling. He loved and enjoyed his large family.


Virgil is survived by his wife, Frieda, children, Roy of Pinconning, Jeanie Champine of Nampa, Idaho, Carol (Ray) Ahrens of Caldwell, Idaho, Sandy (Mike) Deneke of Medina, Ohio, Marianne (Cecil) Williams of Happy Valley Oregon and Dean (Sherri) of Midland. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 33 great-great grandchildren.


Virgil was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.


There will be a memorial service held at 11:00 am on July 11, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Samuel Reith officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 10 am until the time of service.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Dubay family; to share a special memory please visit ww.smithminer.com.


Condolence Messages

  1. Joe and Ceil Mattler

    13 April 2020 1 year ago

    Sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing. I first met Virgil when we worked together at Dow’s plant in Cape Girardeau, MO. He was a quiet man and had a great smile and seemed to get along with everyone. Frieda, both Ceil and I want to express our sympathy to you and your family.

  2. william kubczak

    09 April 2020 1 year ago

    Aunt Frieda and the Dubay family,
    So sorry to hear of Uncle Virgils passing.
    Our prayers are with you all.

    Bill & Connie Kubczak

  3. Walt Kline

    08 April 2020 1 year ago

    Hello Dean,
    Sort to read of your father’s passing.
    Walt Kline

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