Dr. David Alan Nara

CHASSELL – Dr. David Alan Nara, 53, of Chassell, died January 18, 2014, at the Omega House in Houghton due to a long illness. David was born on April 28, 1960, in Oxnard, Calif., to Dr. Robert and Ruth Nara of Bootjack.

David was a 1978 graduate of Houghton High School and a 1986 graduate of Michigan State University School of Medicine. David practiced medicine in the local area for many years prior to his illness.

Besides his parents, David is survived by three sons, Brent, Ross and Thomas Nara; and his sister, Susan Lutz (Michael) of Houghton; other extended family includes one uncle, Don Kersch (Nita) of Verona, Va.; and four nieces and nephews; and also had a special friend, Tammy Lexson of Chassell.

David was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. William Nara.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. in St. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Houghton with Pastor David Weber officiating.

Visitation will occur from 9 to 11 a.m. in the church prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests donations to the St. Peter and Paul Foundation in the name of David or to the Humane Society of Houghton.

Burial will occur in the spring at Lake View Cemetery.

Pearce funeral home of Lake Linden is assisting the family with arrangements.

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