INEZ PACKARD-ROOD, the widow of longtime Durand VFW member Owen Rood, recently made a generous donation to the Durand VFW Post 2272 in Owen’s memory. Owen was the owner of the Durand Express from July of 1952 until he sold the business in 1992 to retire to Zephyrhills, FL. In 1992, Owen returned to ownership of the Durand Express/Shiawassee County Journal in Perry. Owen sold the publication in 1997, and he married Inez in 2003. A life member of the Durand VFW, Rood loved the city of Durand and was known countywide for his willingness to help other people.

     Inez can be seen presenting the check at the Durand VFW Hall, flanked by Quartermaster Mike Shepard on the left and Commander Bert Winer.

(Courtesy Photo)

Donation to the Durand VFW was last modified: May 8th, 2017 by Karen Elford