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Gale Calwin NuttGale Calwin Nutt age 79, died peacefully Saturday, May 1, 2021 at home. Gale was born on November 27, 1941 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Calwin and Bernice (Graftema) Nutt. He married Ethel M. (Umlor) Nutt on October 14, 1961 in Conklin, MI. He was the Owner/Operator of Nutt Painting where he spent 30 years painting with his son by his side. He loved camping with family and renting a cabin on the Muskegon River for the annual family River Weekend. He served the Ravenna community in various ways serving as a volunteer firefighter on the Ravenna Fire Department for 26 years, the Village Council for many years and the meat manager at Hazekamps for 26 years. He was a very active member of St. Catherineâ€™s Catholic Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling with Ethel and just spending time with his family. Gale is survived by his wife of 59 years: Ethel M. Nutt of Ravenna, Son: Gary (Jill) Nutt of Ravenna, 3 Daughters: Teresa (Don) Ritz of Nunica, Janet Moore (Dave Swanson) of Conklin and Cindy Nutt of Ellsworth. 9 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. 2 Brothers: Tom Nutt of Muskegon, Lindsay Nutt of Flint. 1 Sister: Denise (Tom) Butts of Flint. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Gale was preceded in death by his parents, Son in-law: John Moore and 3 Brothers: Garold, Ronald and Dennis Nutt. Mass of Christian Funerals will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:00am at St. Catherineâ€™s Catholic Church in Ravenna with Father Andrew Ayers celebrant. Burial will be in St. Catherineâ€™s Catholic Cemetery. The family will be at the church on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00pm to greet friends. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30. Memorials may be directed to: St. Catherineâ€™s Menâ€™s Club or Ravenna Area Fire Department Go to: http://www.throopfhravenna.com or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511
A wonderful husband, dad, grandpa and good friend to so many in Ravenna! I first met him when he painted the inside of the parsonage of the Reformed Church where I was the pastor! Like so many of the folks "in the Land of the DOG . . . he was a man of faith .. family .... and fun! Love and Sympathy to all! Blessings to all the family and friends! Think of all of you often as you all remain joyfully and lovingly in the memories of all the Van Slyke's Blessings! Pastor Don
Donald Van Slyke May 5 2021 8:45 PM
Ethel and Family, So sorry for your loss. Bob remembers working with Gale at Hazekamps Always enjoyed seeing you at Turkey dinners
Bob & Karen Arends May 4 2021 4:11 PM
Ethel and family, Gale and I went to school together and he was always so friendly and had a smile on his face. He was a hard worker but he loved his family first and foremost. May GOD comfort you and give you peace and always may GOD hold you in the palm of HIS hands. Rest in Peace Gail
Helen Omlor May 3 2021 11:19 PM
We are so sorry to learn of Gale's passing. May your memories comfort you. Mike and Paula Port
Mike and Paula Port May 3 2021 4:59 PM
Dear Ethel and Family, I am saddened to learn of Gale's death. Please know that my thoughts and hugs are with you in these early days without Gale here with you in person. I treasure that I got to know you and Gale a little as my Roger and I visited with Cindy and her daughters, Emily and Sarah. My heart goes out to each of you who had the love and care of your husband, father, grandparent, brother and uncle. May your memories of him carry you through this time of mourning his loss and into the future with smiles and stories to share.
Joanne Grabinski May 3 2021 1:10 PM
Ethel and Family, Sending my sincerest sympathy in the passing of Gale. Hoping the memories you have will help you through the rough days ahead. Keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers. God's Blessings to all of you.
Patty Maleski-Wiggers May 3 2021 10:38 AM
To the entire family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. He was such a good man. I remember him way back when he worked at Hazekamps. He was always interesting to talk with. I know he will be deeply missed by a lot of people. Through this difficult time, remember the good times you all had with him. Steve and Tammy Moe
Steven J Moe May 2 2021 5:39 PM