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David L. Tonkin


David L. Tonkin age 78 of Hastings, passed away June 20, 2013 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.

David was born in Big Rapids, on January 18, 1935, the son of Laurence and Valeria (Coon) Tonkin. He attended Nashville High School, graduating in 1953.

David married Arlene Whittemore on April 20, 1957. He retired from the State of Michigan Military Affairs Department and Barry County Planning and Zoning Department.

David was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Leeah Tonkin and sister, Sandra Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene Tonkin, son and daughter-in-law, Scott & Roberta Tonkin, grandson, Clayton Tonkin, granddaughter, Nicole Tonkin, sister, Shelley Buhl, nephew, Matthew Sylvester, nieces, Julie Morgan, Robbin Loher, Katie Brown and grandniece Laurel.

Respecting his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are being held.

Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home, please visit our website at www.girrbachfuneralhome.net to sign the online guestbook or to leave a memory or message for the family.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on June 26, 2013
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