George Blair Deemer

George Blair Deemer

George Blair “Stubby” Deemer age 67 of Plainwell, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Wings Home in Allegan.

He was born November 27, 1946 in Brookville, PA to Irvin and Elizabeth (Vandervort) Deemer. For many years he owned and operated a small engine repair business. In his leisure time Stubby enjoyed bowling, going to races at M.I.S., canoeing, Camparoma, bow hunting, wild life videoing, and L.M. He was a member of the Celery City Moose #2694.

On October 14, 2004 in Allegan he married Janice Gearing who survives. Also surviving are his children, Stacy Welcher, Steve (Mikkii) Deemer, Sandy Deemer and Scott (Cameron) Deemer; his step-children, Allen White and Heather White; 8 grandchildren, Tyler and Brandilee  Welcher, Jessica and Stephanie Deemer , Brandon, Megan, Alysha and Logan; 7 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Irvin “Dick” (Sandy) Deemer, Hazel (Joe) Gaston, Mary Lou (John) Rittenhouse, Daniel Deemer and Mona (Randy) Harriger; and his special nephews, Ryan and Lance Deemer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-parents; and his son-in-law, Mike Welcher.

Friends may visit and share their favorite stories of Stubby with his family from 4-8 P.M. Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Blair may be made to Wings Home of Allegan.

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  1. Sandy Smith says:

    I cannot believe Blair has gone on the his rewards. My heart and prayers go out to Jan, Dick and the rest of his siblings. Blair and Dick were with me through my husband’s illness and passing and I will always be thankful for their love and concern. I will miss Blair and his phone calls. Rest in peace my brother and much love to Jan. We will meet again one day.

  2. Cameron Whiteman says:

    I didn’t get as much time with Blair as I wanted, but one day I was with him in his tool shop long enough to hear some of his vivid stories. I won’t forget it and will always wish I had more time with him. He leaves one great family filled with love and he will be missed.

  3. Madalyn (Zellonis) Rittenhouse says:

    Jan and Family, Our hearts are so heavy in hearing of the passing of our dear Blair. He was such a part of our youth. Even though he moved away from Brookville to pursue his adult life, the closeness was always there to us. I am so thankful that you and Blair had made it back to Brookville several years ago and we were able to spend such a wonderful, blessed day together with you, Blair, Dick and Sandy. That day will always be so precious to us.
    As children, our families spent so much time together. Memories that will always be held close to our hearts.
    Our prayers are with all of you while the adjustment of his loss takes place.

    With All Our Love, Joe, Matt, Mary Ella, John, Julia Ann, Elizabeth, Madalyn, and Donnie. “The Nellie (Vandervort) Zellonis family.

  4. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    Please know that we are thinking of you and sending our most sincere sympathy to all of you. We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories help guide you through your grief.

  5. Elsa Espe says:

    To all of Blair’s family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Dick, & Sandy, I’m thinking of all of you at this sad time in your life.

  6. Jerry & Marilyn (Welcher) Fenner says:

    Stacy & Family –

    Just want you to know how sorry we are about your father, He was a good man. He will be missed a lot.

    Thinking of you all.

    Mom Welcher & Jerry

  7. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Dear Family of Blair,
    I was so very saddened to hear of Blair’s passing. He was a good friend; we worked together at Otsego Machine Shop….rest in peace, Blair, and for the family, please know that he is now an Angel in Heaven watching over you!

  8. Russcher says:

    DEEEEEMER…. I am so sorry to hear of Blair’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and hugs from Florida.

    Miss you

    Russcher 😉

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