David W. Carruthers

David W. Carruthers

 David Carruthers of Pullman passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor.

He was born June 22, 1938 in Otsego to Olin and Lena (Folk) Carruthers. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Dave worked for Brown Paper Co., RC Cola, Kendall Industrial Hardware, Michigan Cottage Cheese and Arvco Container until his retirement in 2009. In his leisure time he enjoyed vegetable gardening, fishing, and he ran and called bingo for KAAF for several years. David was a life member, president, state and national president of the V.F.W. Dad’s Club.

Surviving are his children, Evelyn (Stephen) Pyle, Howard Jr. “Rocky” (LouAnn) Willis, Trudy (Stephen) Fabijancic, Andrea (Jim) Irwin and Jody (Jack) Osborn; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and his brother Eugene Carruthers.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife Marian in 2011; and his brother Dean.

Contributions in memory of David may be made to the V.F.W. Dad’s Club.

Friends may meet with his family at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego Friday, January 17, 2014 from 12:00 until the time of service at 1:00 P.M.  Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

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

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  1. Kathy (Havaich) Kibby says:

    Trudy and Steve, My sympathies are with you both. You have experienced much grief in a short period of time.

  2. Sandi and Jeff Carter says:

    Our sympathy and prayers are with you. David was Jeff’s roommate at the Plainwell Life Care center in 2012. He was such a delight to know. He was incredibly positive and supportive in spite of his own physical challenges. His upbeat attitude helped Jeff deal with his own adversity. I can’t help but smile when I think of David watching the Tigers, working his puzzles, or “hiding” his cranberry juice away along the window ledge!

  3. Patti Stephens Rybicki & Josh Stephens says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Fathers are the best and I’m sure you will have many wonderful memories.

  4. Noreen [Johnson] Gilbert. says:

    This is really late but I will miss not being able to see my cousin.

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