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Thomas A. Dutch 1925 - 2012
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January 02, 2013
Dear Mrs. Dutch and ten sons and daughters:
Mr. Dutch was a treasure of a man. He never had a bad word to say and was always positive and encouraging to us Evans Scholars. It is quite amazing that a man with 10 children would find time to advise a group of ruffians like us.
Mr. Dutch helped me personally in many ways. When he noticed that I was short of cash, he got me into ushering MSU hockey matches and basketball games and I benefitted immensely.
During my first year as a scholar, Mr. Dutch got me involved in a student leadership workshop and that may have been connected to his position as Director of Housing at that time. I recall his generosity when he invited me and Charlie Brown home for Thanksgiving dinner when the family had a home
on Grand River.
As an MSU Evans Scholar 1958-1962, I have only wonderful memories of Tom Dutch as a most special and wonderful man. Thank you for sharing him with us.
I am sure he will rest in God's Grace.

Â¥ours sincerely,
Don Shuster, Professor, University of Guam
December 18, 2012
Dear Nathalie and family. My sincere condolences on the passing of Tom. I have such fond memories of Tom, you and the children dating back to the 1960's, St Thomas Aquinas, and Michigan State University. He was a warm and endearing individual with an ever radiant smile. He will be truly missed.
December 12, 2012
To The Dutch Family -
Thank you for sharing Mr. Dutch with all of us, his adopted Evans Scholar family. He was a positive force as the first female caddies moved into the Louis Street House. I will never forget his kind, contagious smile and words of encouragement.
December 11, 2012
"Hero, Family Man, Leader" Mr. Tom Dutch did what all great Americans aspire to do...leave a legacy. Mr. Dutch shaped many lives and reformed mine. As a Spartan and an Evans Scholar, my deepest condolences to the Dutch Family." Richard A. Klaft (MSU 95')
December 11, 2012
How fortunate for me that I knew Tom from when I was very young to adulthood - what a wonderful, happy friend!
December 11, 2012
To the entire Dutch family, i write my sincere and deepest sympathies & condolences on the passing of Mr Thomas A. Dutch, whom I have always respected as a colleague, but more importantly A TRUE FRIEND. Nancy and the entire Dutch Family will remain in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. I remain as always A TRUE FRIEND and A GREAT SPARTAN! "SPARTAN" BOB
December 11, 2012
My condolences, What a Great man Mr. Dutch was. Working Football games with him and his infectious smile.
December 11, 2012
To the Dutch Family, We are deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Dutchs' passing.
He is one of the greatest men I have ever met in my life. Thank you to Mrs. Dutch and children for the years that you allowed this "gem" to be with us at
the MSU chapter of the Evans Scholars. One man can change the world. I
know the Lord is very happy and will say to him- Good job my worthy servant.
Jack Faber MSU-1976
December 11, 2012
I am thinking of you, Nathalie, and praying for you and for Tom. Tom is up in heaven now having a big time with Vic! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Agnes Henley
December 11, 2012
I can still picture Mr. Dutch whistling and walking briskly down Burcham Drive on his way to work in the morning and then back home again in the evening. He really enjoyed the simple pleasures of life in East Lansing. I pray that we can all learn to follow his example. Rick Hillman
December 11, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Dutch family.

Mr. Dutch is ever present in the memories of my time at MSU. His impact with the Evans Scholars and the young men and women he has influenced will be felt across generations to come.

(MSU Evans Scholar 1990)
December 11, 2012
Tom Dutch was a true mentor to hundreds of MSU Evans Scholars. He also trained us to be mentors to others or "fishers of men". We were blessed to know him.
Tom was also a matchmaker by putting my future wife Sue Sherman with Kendy Faber in the same dorm room.
It has been a bit of a mystery to how Tom could do so much. A special thanks to the Dutch's for sharing Tom with us - especially the M-Twins.
December 11, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nathalie and the Dutch family. Tom was a great guy and great neighbor-always friendly. We loved it when dropped the goodies from his garden at our door. I hope he has found the big garden in the sky and is enjoying a miller lite and a cigar.
December 11, 2012
Hi D'Arcy, this is Mary Catherine Rompf Biernacki (St. Thomas). I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
December 10, 2012
While we were in school, I doubt if we ever appreciated the true depth of Mr. Dutch's character and his tremendous capacity for giving. I, like many who went through the Program, was affected by Mr. Dutch and the Scholarship in ways I only truly appreciate as I get older. He leaves a lasting legacy that would be the envy of anyone. We all have been changed for the better by knowing him. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the entire Dutch family.
December 10, 2012
My sincere condolences to the entire Dutch family. Uncle Tom was a great man, one of my favorite Uncles, and he will be missed. Blessings to him on his journey, and Blessings to the family. Love, Cousin and niece Francean
December 10, 2012
I share my condolences with the Dutch family. May we help you to remember him well. It is great to read the many wonderful things said about him. I join in this celebration. Tom Dutch's "love of life" stands out to me. That quality was perhaps central to his years of success as the advisor for the MSU Chapter of the Evans Scholars. It allowed him to cope with caddy craziness and to persevere with us in all situations. He gave us guidance and was also open to the uniqueness we brought. It was interesting and fun to engage life with him, because his love of life overflowed into these encounters. May we continue to share in that love of life. Tom is in God's loving care and that same love connects us all together.

Shalom,
John Wallace, Class of 77
December 10, 2012
My deepest condolences to the whole family. It has been many years since I have seen everyone. My heart and prayers are with you.
Tracey Perkins
(Marie Dutch's granddaughter & Debbie daughter)
December 10, 2012
It may not have been serendipity but decades of MSU Evans Scholars were lucky to have this good man as advisor. Mr. Dutch will forever be remembered for vocabulary, laugh, caring and generosity.

Thank you Mrs. Dutch and family for sharing him with us.

My condolences.

Tom Wieclaw
MSU Evans Scholar 1977
December 10, 2012
To the Dutch family, I am very sorry for your loss. Tom's kindness, understanding and jovial attitude changed lives, myself included!
God bless!
December 10, 2012
Dear Mrs. Dutch,

I am deeply sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Thomas A. Dutch. He will definitely be missed and I truly appreciate everything that he and his entire family did for me and the Evans Scholar program. He is an original and I feel honored and privileged to have met him and had the chance to learn from all of his selfless acts of kindness to every Evans Scholar and person that knew him in this world. Again, I am sad to hear about this sad news and I hope and pray that Mrs. Dutch and the entire Dutch family will always know that my husband Eric (he did not have the chance to meet this great man, but I always made sure that he knew about what Mr. Dutch did for me as I became the first Black American Female Evans Scholar at Michigan State University in the fall of 1994 and Mr. Dutch helped me greatly to deal with any difficult times that I ever had while attending Michigan State University, and always offered excellent and truthful advice at all times and he will always be appreciated for his helpful and kind words that helped me throughout the program as I accomplished my goal of becoming an engineer, and I always remembered his kind words and it continued to help me as I continued on with my education after getting my bachelors degree at Michigan State University and it was always remembered as I continued on with my education and graduated with my Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Ohio in the year 2003 and I will always be thankful that he offered his kind words and together with the kind words of my family, it helped me to always remain focused on my goals of achieving my college education) and please always know that my husband Mr. Eric Kelly (we got married on 10-10-10 (Sunday) in case you were wondering), my parents Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim and Christiana Dallah, my brothers Mr. Jideofor Dallah, and Mr. Olisaeloka Dallah (my brothers were also Evans Scholars and they attended the University of Michigan), will keep the entire Dutch family in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. Again, I am so sorry to hear about the death of such a wonderful and caring man in this world, and I thank you Mrs. Dutch for sharing him with all the Evans Scholars and everyone that knew him in this world.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Nwamaka (Dallah) Kelly
December 10, 2012
My wife and I wish to express our deepest condolences to the Dutch family. Mr. Dutch was one of the greatest men I have ever known. I made a point to visit him several times every term. Spending just 15-20 minutes with him was all it took to have a few laughs, a few insightful thoughts and a resetting of a young man's compass. He was a man that forever changed me and I, like so many Scholars are better people for knowing him. Our prayers are with you all.
-Steve Gwisdalla (Farmington Hills, MI)
December 10, 2012
Nathalie and all of your family--

I was so sad to hear that Tom had passed away. As one of the founding MSU scholars, I remember his guidance and leadership as fond memories. The kindness and caring that he demonstrated have served as a touchstone in my life. I send you all my prayers and best wishes.

Don Van Eynde, Ph.D.
MSU Evans Scholar, 1959
December 10, 2012
My thoughts and prayers to all the Dutch family. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Dutch in H&FS. He was truly an extraordinary man!

Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord and let the perpertual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen!
December 09, 2012
For a short time when I worked at MSU, Tom was my boss's boss. He was good, tough, and fair. He had a ready laugh, but when he disagreed with something he had a reasoned rebuttal.
Tom taught me a lot. I respected him immensely. He leaves huge footprints all over campus (and many off-campus places too). Thank you for sharing him with us.
Charlie and I wish you well in these sad days. May good thoughts, prayers, and reminders of his amazing legacy sustain you.
December 09, 2012
Dear Mrs Dutch and family,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.I think each of us continue to cherish the fond memories of Tom always smiling and always patient and always prepared for the countless various challenges that only caddies were capable of presenting to him thruout his long tenure. I will always be grateful for his guidance and assistance in helping shape my future endeavors.
In 1970 my admission to the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine was in a large part due to your husband and father's involvement.Were it not for his support my future would have had a much different outcome.
Many thanks for allowing him time to spend many hours with us. He was an extremely gifted individual whose mission in life seemed to be one of service to his family, his faith, and his fellow men and women.
He was uniquely equipped to be our advisor for he had the patience, understanding, and foresight to somehow look beyond our immature behavior. I never heard a discouraging word from his lips.I hope that we enriched his life as much as he enriched ours.Thanks for sharing him with his Evans Scholars family.
Sincerely
December 09, 2012
Dear Mrs. Dutch, family, and friends: My condolences to the extended Tom Dutch family. It is difficult to add anymore to what has already been written. I feel his passing leaves a significant void in the world for all who knew him.
What a great mentor to every Evans Scholar to have shared time at MSU with him! By example he easily offered all his great qualities with each of us as needed. God willing, Tom is on my list of great conversations in the future; in the meantime I will ask the Almighty for grace for his family and friends. I also will continue to thank God for sharing his creation with us…it was a real honor.
December 09, 2012
Dear Aunt Nat and family,
Our love and prayers are with you all. Mark has so many wonderful memories of time spent with Uncle Tom and we were recalling fondly the fun we all had on our wedding weekend . He will be missed by many and had a positive influence on so many people
throughout his life. We know how proud he was of all of you and what great love he had for his family.
December 09, 2012
The entire Dutch family is in our thoughts and prayers. His amazing legacy will live on forever.
December 09, 2012
Thank you, Mr. Dutch, for helping so many, myself included, during our time as Evans Scholars. Mr. Dutch was a man of principle, compassion and humor. He didn't lead, rather he guided us through discussions and by example. He also personally taught me the importance of taking a stand and demonstrated tremendous integrity during key times in the history of the Evans Scholars house.

I flew in from California to attend the surprise dinner held in Mr. Dutch's honor upon his retirement and one line from a speech has remained with me since that time. One of the speakers--I don't recall who but I agree completely with the words he spoke--said: "The next person I hear say something bad about Tom Dutch will be the first."

Mr. Dutch's legacy will live on in the hearts and souls of those who had the pleasure to know him, and whose lives he touched. He was a fine person. Knowing Mr. Dutch during my four years at MSU made me a better human being. Thank you, Mr. Dutch.

Barry Perlmutter
MSU Evans Scholars Class of 1973
December 09, 2012
To the Dutch Family....Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend......Tom made an impact on so many lives and gave so much to his community. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.
December 09, 2012
My love, my thoughts and my prayers are with all of you during this time. Hard to believe that I knew your dad and husband for as long as I've known D'Arcy (that would be 40+ years!). He always quizzed me on various aspects of my life, and we would have great discussions about the banking world. I remember him walking to MSU year-round, always with a smile on his face and setting a determined pace. The last time I saw him at Burcham Hills he remembered me and gave me a big smile. He was well-loved and helped to raise an amazing family. How wonderful that he got to see Clare on her wedding day. He was a gentle giant of a man, and I know he will be missed.
December 09, 2012
Hello Aunt Nat and Family,

My condolences to all of you. I loved Uncle Tom's laugh, and just remembering Aunt Isabel and the group sitting around at the family reunions makes me smile. Much love and peace to all of you. I find comfort in knowing that Uncle Tom was met by Dad and Uncle George. Must have been a lovely heavenly reunion!
December 09, 2012
I share my heartfelt sympathy with the Dutch family. Tom Dutch was a generous man who touched the lives of Evans Scholars in a special way with his patient and caring guidance. There are many like me who look back on their time as maturing young adults and realize what a great gift he was. Mr. Dutch fondly remains in my memories as a sincere and devout man, and his example will continue to inspire me in the years ahead. Vic Johnson, MSU ‘76
December 09, 2012
Mr. Dutch was a terrific gentleman. In 1973 he was very instrumental in helping me receive the Evan Scholarship at MSU. He will always have a special place in my heart. Class of '76
December 09, 2012
Thanks for the guidance, genuine support, and sense of humor you brought to all of us at the Evans Scholar house. You will be missed.
December 09, 2012
Tom Dutch is one of those rare guys that could change lives in a positive way. I know .... because I feel strongly he did that for me at a very formative stage of my life, as I was at college on the Evans Scholarship. His influence on me has been lasting. Thank you to a truly great man.
God go with you TD ... and peace to your family.
December 09, 2012
Dear Mrs. Dutch and family,
For several decades, Evans Scholars have benefited from Tom's patient attention and excellent advice, always offered gently and thoughtfully with good humor. I remember him warmly and appreciate deeply how much he helped me in so many ways.
His life has been a blessing. May his soul rest in peace, and may all of you be heartened by awareness of just how much he touched the lives of so many students.
Charles Butterworth,
December 09, 2012
Dear Mrs. Dutch & Family,

On behalf of my wife Linda and, daughter's Chelsea and Kimber, I would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Mr. Dutch was a caring man who made a positive difference in my life as well as many other Michigan State Evans Scholars.

When Linda and I heard the news last night we toasted his memory, shed a few tears and told Mr. Dutch stories. Linda and I started dating in 1975 which was our sophomore year so she has a great history with him also.

I would like to share a couple of stories with you.

I vividly remember nervously sitting in his office prior to my freshman year and receiving advice on how to succeed in college and have a life changing experience as an Evans Scholar. I was the first one from my family to attend college so this experience was very new to me and I knew immediately that I had a warm hearted mentor who would care for me.

Mr. Dutch and I always kept in touch after graduation. In the fall of 1989 Linda and I moved back to Michigan and bought a small business. We invested all of our savings and had some pretty significant bank loans. Mr. Dutch knew how hard we were working and the struggle that it was. I got a call from him at 9:00am the first working day of the New Year. He wanted to be the very first one to wish me well and he said that he knew my business was going to be great that year.

We had season football tickets since the mid-90's and our family tradition was always to stop by Will Call and later the Varsity Club entrance to drop off cookies that Linda and the girls made for him. We always had nice chats and he paid special attention to our daughters. I was always pleased that they could develop a relationship with a man who was so influential in my life.

When Chelsea and Kimber attended Michigan State he told me to let him know where they wanted to live. Needless to say they were placed in their dorm of choice in the desirable south complex.

Mr. Dutch was also a fixture at the State of Michigan Evans Scholars selection meetings. Each candidate would come nervous and scared. There would always be a couple of questions to settle the kids down and then the interview would start. He would lead off and ask them to say in a foreign language they studied “This is one of the most important days of my life.” Even after Mr. Dutch couldn't attend the selection meetings his question lives on and it is still asked of each candidate.

I hope these stories give you a little insight how he helped and mentored myself and others. Mr. Dutch was a special man to the Wilson family and he will always be close to our hearts.

With deepest sympathy,

Scott A. Wilson

MSU Evans Scholar 1978
December 09, 2012
I have the deepest admiration for Mr. Dutch - he gave so much of himself for others, a trait all Evans Scholars strive for. He especially helped me at MSU, being the first female so many years ago, provide a seemless transition to college life with the guys. He was always there for everyone and I will forever remember his welcoming smile.

Jane Kersjes
Michigan State 1978
December 09, 2012
I was blessed by Tom, just 61 years ago when he facilitated a part time job for me at MSU. Over the years, I learned it was he, not what he did for me that impacted my life. What a gracious man. I trust his legacy lives on with so many who were graced by knowing him.
December 09, 2012
I met you while I was a student at MSU (83-86). While I do not remember the circumstances of why we met, I do remember you gave me a warm caring greeting. Thanks!
December 09, 2012
Tom helped make MSU a special place for us as Resident Assistants in the Brody Group(1965-1967). He loved young people, and we always appreciated his great smile, warm personality and friendliness toward all, including us. For years we looked forward to seeing him and chatting with him at Jenison basketball games!
December 09, 2012
Mr. Dutch was an invaluable advisor for all Evans Scholars during his tenure at MSU. I missed his advice when he stepped away, his wisdom, and his ability to bring our spirits up when times were tough. Tom will never be forgotten!
December 09, 2012
I first met Tom in 1969 when he hired me to work at MSU.Because of our different backgrounds he probably viewed me as some type of alien life form. But we became associates, friends, confidants and sometimes, co-conspirators. Tom loved life, and his family ( of which he was very proud) I know that this is a sad time but he leaves such a wonderful legacy, memories and accomplishments that he will never be forgotten. Jan and I send our sincere condolences and hope that the ache you now feel is soon replaced by the wonderful memories that were made over the years.
Best wishes to all,
Chuck & Jan Gagliano
December 09, 2012
Dear Mrs. Dutch & Family,

On behalf of my wife Linda and, daughter's Chelsea and Kimber, I would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Mr. Dutch was a caring man who made a positive difference in my life as well as many other Michigan State Evans Scholars.

When Linda and I heard the news last night we toasted his memory, shed a few tears and told Mr. Dutch stories. Linda and I started dating in 1975 which was our sophomore year so she has a great history with him also.

I would like to share a couple of stories with you.

I vividly remember nervously sitting in his office prior to my freshman year and receiving advice on how to succeed in college and have a life changing experience as an Evans Scholar. I was the first one from my family to attend college so this experience was very new to me and I knew immediately that I had a warm hearted mentor who would care for me.

Mr. Dutch and I always kept in touch after graduation. In the fall of 1989 Linda and I moved back to Michigan and bought a small business. We invested all of our savings and had some pretty significant bank loans. Mr. Dutch knew how hard we were working and the struggle that it was. I got a call from him at 9:00am the first working day of the New Year. He wanted to be the very first one to wish me well and he said that he knew my business was going to be great that year.

We had season football tickets since the mid-90's and our family tradition was always to stop by Will Call and later the Varsity Club entrance to drop off cookies that Linda and the girls made for him. We always had nice chats and he paid special attention to our daughters. I was always pleased that they could develop a relationship with a man who was so influential in my life.

When Chelsea and Kimber attended Michigan State he told me to let him know where they wanted to live. Needless to say they were placed in their dorm of choice in the desirable south complex.

Mr. Dutch was also a fixture at the State of Michigan Evans Scholars selection meetings. Each candidate would come nervous and scared. There would always be a couple of questions to settle the kids down and then the interview would start. He would lead off and ask them to say in a foreign language they studied “This is one of the most important days of my life.” Even after Mr. Dutch couldn't attend the selection meetings his question lives on and it is still asked of each candidate.

I hope these stories give you a little insight how he helped and mentored myself and others. Mr. Dutch was a special man to the Wilson family and he will always be close to our hearts.

With deepest sympathy,

Scott A. Wilson
MSU Evans Scholar 1978
December 08, 2012
Thanks for making all of us happier and better. You continue to be a great model and guide to us all. We will try to make you proud as your influence continues to spread.
December 08, 2012
Our sincerest condolences to the entire Dutch Family. My mother and I were fortunate and blessed to visit Mr. Dutch in November. Mr. Dutch touched many lives. Kind, endearing and gentle soul. My father considered him like a brother during their years together at the University. Sincerely, Lily and Agnes Chatterjee
December 08, 2012
Tom was there when I needed someone to be there for me. I will remember him for the rest of my life as a true friend.

Richard Anderson
Michigan State 1962
December 08, 2012
My sympathies to the very great Dutch family. The charm and grace of Mr. Dutch was always immediately appearant. My appreciation of his wisdom grew every day.
December 08, 2012
One of the kindest, warmest, most generous spirits I've ever known. His life was love in action. What a blessing to have come in contact with him.
December 08, 2012
We are so saddened by your loss but are so grateful that we had the opportunity to know and learn from Tom during my years with the MSU Evans Scholars in the mid 1960's. He taught us discipline mixed with good humor and an ever caring support for each other. He will be missed but not forgotten.
December 08, 2012
My condolences to the Dutch family. Tom Dutch was a great mentor to all members of the MSU Evans Scholars program that had the privilege of meeting him. His "These are the good old days" speech that he gave at the annual pledge dinner at the Harmony House is among my favorite MSU ES memories. Rest in peace.

Larry Brown - Michigan State Evans Scholar 1981
December 08, 2012
My sympathy to his very great family. The charm and grace of Mr. Dutch was always immediately appearant. My appreciation of his wisdom grew every day. (MSU '81)
December 08, 2012
My condolences to your family.
December 08, 2012
Dear Mrs. Dutch & Family,

On behalf of my wife Linda and, daughter's Chelsea and Kimber, I would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Mr. Dutch was a caring man who made a positive difference in my life as well as many other Michigan State Evans Scholars.

When Linda and I heard the news last night we toasted his memory, shed a few tears and told Mr. Dutch stories. Linda and I started dating in 1975 which was our sophomore year so she has a great history with him also.

I would like to share a couple of stories with you.

I vividly remember nervously sitting in his office prior to my freshman year and receiving advice on how to succeed in college and have a life changing experience as an Evans Scholar. I was the first one from my family to attend college so this experience was very new to me and I knew immediately that I had a warm hearted mentor who would care for me.

Mr. Dutch and I always kept in touch after graduation. In the fall of 1989 Linda and I moved back to Michigan and bought a small business. We invested all of our savings and had some pretty significant bank loans. Mr. Dutch knew how hard we were working and the struggle that it was. I got a call from him at 9:00am the first working day of the New Year. He wanted to be the very first one to wish me well and he said that he knew my business was going to be great that year.

We had season football tickets since the mid-90's and our family tradition was always to stop by Will Call and later the Varsity Club entrance to drop off cookies that Linda and the girls made for him. We always had nice chats and he paid special attention to our daughters. I was always pleased that they could develop a relationship with a man who was so influential in my life.

When Chelsea and Kimber attended Michigan State he told me to let him know where they wanted to live. Needless to say they were placed in their dorm of choice in the desirable south complex.

Mr. Dutch was also a fixture at the State of Michigan Evans Scholars selection meetings. Each candidate would come nervous and scared. There would always be a couple of questions to settle the kids down and then the interview would start. He would lead off and ask them to say in a foreign language they studied “This is one of the most important days of my life.” Even after Mr. Dutch couldn't attend the selection meetings his question lives on and it is still asked of each candidate.

I hope these stories give you a little insight how he helped and mentored myself and others. Mr. Dutch was a special man to the Wilson family and he will always be close to our hearts.

With deepest sympathy,

Scott A. Wilson
MSU Evans Scholar 1978
December 08, 2012
My deepest sympathies to you Mrs Dutch and the rest of the family. Holmes Hall was never the same when he retired.
In loving memory of a wonderful man. I will miss you.
December 08, 2012
To the Dutch family: Thank you for sharing Mr Dutch with the Evan Scholars. He adopted each of us to some degree and we are all better for it. Shalom from the Zambetis family.
December 08, 2012
Tom Dutch was one of the finest gentlemen I ever had the honor of knowing. His commitment to the Evans Scholars of Michigan State was inspiring. We have lost a great man.

Bob Maibusch, Michigan State Evans Scholar 1979
December 08, 2012
My deepest condolences to Mrs. Dutch and the family. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
December 08, 2012
Mrs. Dutch and Family:

I've never met anyone that didn't have a kind word to say about Mr. Dutch, how proud you must all be of his legacy. A life has never been more worthy of celebration! May all his wonderful memories provide comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Steve Calverley
December 08, 2012
Mrs. Dutch: Chuck and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your whole family. Mr. D will be missed and I will miss our weekly visits. Jeanette Elbers
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