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Damien Tavares Searcy, 34, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Eagan, Minnesota.  He was born in Racine on March 27, 1983 and graduated from William Horlick High School. Damien enjoyed being with friends and family, sharing his cooking and barbecue skills.  He will be dearly missed. Surviving are his mother, Michelle A. Jones; father, Jeff Searcy & Ivy Tucker; children, Timothy, Anihya, Damiah, Jaden, and Demiah; siblings, Jeff Searcy, Cory Searcy, Xavier Searcy, Ivory (Mike Gosa) Tucker; special friend, Cherika Showers; former wife and friend Marina Novakovich; truly missed by aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at the Maresh – Meredith & Ackam Funeral Home  on Thursday at 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m.  followed by interment.  Memorials to the family for his children’s education have been suggested. MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME

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