George L. Purtee

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JACKSON CENTER - George L. Purtee, 81, of Jackson Center, passed away at 9:33 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Feb. 4, 1932, a son of the late Arthur and Marie ( Beair) Purtee. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Dane and Floyd Cecil "Bud" Purtee.

On July 23, 1951, he married the former Nancy M. Stephenson, and they just celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Also surviving are children, Daniel Purtee, of Jackson Center, Jeffery (Kathy) Purtee, of Quincy, and Sharon (Charles) Kemp, of DeGraff; six grandchildren, Brad (Kelley) Burch, Ryan (Shannon) Burch, Tamara Tester, Brandon Purtee, Cass (Meghan) Kemp, Melissa (Scott) Opperman; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Jane Franks, of Van Buren, Jeanette (Howard) Henry, of Bellefontaine, Shirley (Richard) Campbell, of Lancaster; sister- in-law, Sarah Purtee, of DeGraff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

George owned and operated his own machine business for many years. His hobbies included classic cars, car shows, going to auctions and enjoying people.

Pastor Sylvia Hull will officiate a funeral service on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center, where friends may call on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and also on Tuesday an hour prior to the funeral service.

Burial will be in Pearl Cemetery, Swanders.

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Published in Sidney Daily News on Aug. 2, 2013