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June 6, 1941-Feb. 16, 2013
Garry David Dutcher, age 71 of Remus, passed away at home on February 16, 2013 surrounded by his family.
Garry was born on June 6, 1941 to Clayton and Goldie (Secord) Dutcher, just one mile west of where he lived and farmed all of his life. He married Bonnie Loomis on March 26, 1959 and together they raised four children: David (Connie) Dutcher, Karen (Ken) Heckard, Becky (Dale) Schafer and Kaye (Dan) Wilson, all residing within five miles of their parents.
Garry started farming as a young boy alongside his father. As well as farming, he worked at Dow Chemical Company, retiring from there in 1993. He continued to farm the rest of his life. He was also very active in the community, serving as Sherman Township Trustee and a member of the Nottawa-Sherman Fire Board. His favorite pastimes included spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and traveling.
Survivors include his wife of over 53 years, his four children, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 5 brothers and 1 sister. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild. A Funeral Service will be held at Crittenden-Hansen Funeral Home in Remus on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m., and again on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to the time of service at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of West Michigan or Nottawa-Sherman Fire Department. Friends may share a memory with the family at the funeral home or online at
Published in The Morning Sun on Feb. 18, 2013
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"Bonnie,just saw this about Garry,you and your family will be in my prayers.He always loved giving me a..."
- Criss Selvia
"Bonnie so sorry to hear. Wish we could be there."
- Harry Dent
"I can't think of Uncle Garry without remembering the joke about the bear yelling "Hey! Come here!" You..."
- Steve Hissong
"So many good memories with you Uncle Gary, My heart and prayers are with your family, especially Aunt..."
- Danielle Hardenburgh
"Bonnie, Love you and the kids, will miss Garry so much and my heart goes out to you. Lindy Krueger"
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