From Petoskey News-Review, Monday Aug. 29, 1955, p. 4
John E. Duvernay Dies Suddenly
Services for John E. Duvernay, Sr., 69, of 439 Grove st., who died suddenly Saturday afternoon at Little Traverse Hospital following a heart attack, will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Assembly of God church.
Mr. Duvernay was born April 18, 1886 in Petoskey and lived here all of his life. He was married to Anna Cecelia Sherman, October 23, 1922, in Petoskey. Mr. Duvernay was a member of the Assembly of God church.
By trade he was a sign painter and an artist. Many of his paintings have been hung in churches and business places. He did painting for Michigan Bakeries for about 10 years.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Friedli of Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Ida Farmer of Phoenix, Arizona.; two sons John Jr., of Petoskey and Robert of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, a brother, James of Flint.
The body is at the Stone Funeral Home where friends may call.
Rev. Harold H. Evans will be in charge of services and burial will follow in Greenwood cemetery.