David L. Towne

David L. Towne

David passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at his home in Allegan.

He was born May 11, 1951 in Allegan the son of Howard and Mary (Bradley) Town. David had owned and operated Towne’s Pit Stop until the mid-90’s. In his spare time he enjoyed walleye fishing in Leelanau and racing at the Kalamazoo Speedway.

Surviving are his children, Don (Angie) Towne of Plainwell and Roberta (Kevin) Hammer of Allegan; grandchildren, Eastin (Kiana) Hammer, Ally Hammer and Justin Towne; great-grandchildren, Emma and Addison and his siblings, Gary (Rose) Town, Robert (Cindy) Town, Butch Town, Howard (Ruth) Town, Alice Town, Janet Foreman and Sharon Crisman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dawn Towne in 2016; infant son, David Jr. in 1971; brother, Richard Town and sisters, Sally Caffrey and Linda Meyers.

Friends may visit with David’s family from 6-8 P.M., Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, November 10, 2017 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego Township.

Contributions in memory of David may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Messages of condolence may be posted at  www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Penny and Dave Blain says:

    Roberta we are sooo sorry to see this. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I know you were close to him. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  2. Tom Collick says:

    Sorry for your loss

  3. Pat & Angel Clark says:

    So sorry for your loss.
    The Clark family

  4. Jeffrey R Town-Campbell says:

    Your going to be dearly missed Uncle David We all had some awesome times when you owned the garage or down at the race trace But I know your out of pain now and prayer for you and the family Buck,Berta and Aunt Kitty love you all

  5. Dave & Jeanne Myers says:

    So sorry. David was always so will to help any time. May God be with you all.

  6. Patsy Strait says:

    So sorry for your loss. Dave was such a sweet guy, I will miss him. God’s blessings to you all.

  7. Barbara Thomas & Family says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  8. Ron + Karen Myers (town) says:

    Sorry for your loss ! He’s in a better place now !

  9. Seana Kiser Towne Alhilfi says:

    Thanks for showing up at 7 a.m. to change my flat tire and all the other things you did without hesitation. Your actions always showed you cared even though you appeared rough on the outside. You have always been kind to me. Always greeted me with a smile. I hope you and your family have found peace.

  10. Maria McEntyre Bush says:

    My heart & deepest sympathy goes out to his family & friends. Dave was such a loving friend he gave me hope in one of my darkest days. I hope you feel God’s arms wrap around you at this time We mourn, but your dad would hope we wouldn’t, as he is no longer suffering the way he once was. R.I.P. my Dear Friend till we see you again.

  11. Christa Golas says:

    Roberta and family. So very sorry for the loss of you Dad. He was a great and courageous man. He faced many trials and hardships, with his health. I feel he faced them with courage. I asked him one day what his greatest wish would be, and he said he wanted his legs back. I hope he is running, walking, and stomping on the pedal of a race car in heaven .I will be keeping you in prayers

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