Gerrit M. “Gary” Schuiteboer

Gerrit M. “Gary” Schuiteboer

Gerrit M. “Gary” Schuiteboer of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at his home. Mr. Schuiteboer was born January 12, 1934 in Kalamazoo to Martin and Anna (Bussema) Schuiteboer.

For many years he was employed as an auto mechanic. Gary drove stock cars at area tracks and was known as “The Flying Dutchman”. He lived in California for 30 years, returning to Otsego in 1997.

Surviving are his companion of 44 years, Mary Clark; four children, Robert (Chris) Schuiteboer of Scotts, Gerrie (Jon) VanSchoick of Marcellus, Tim (Natalie) Schuiteboer of Scotts and Larry Schuiteboer of Athens; five grandchildren; two brothers, Carl (Helen) Schuiteboer of Kalamazoo and Marty (Connie) Schuiteboer of Portage; several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and a nephew, Mike.

Friends may meet with Gary’s family from 3 to 7 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, Rev. Fr. Donald P. Klingler officiating. Burial will take place Tuesday at Eden Township Cemetery, Irons, Michigan.

Contributions in memory of Gary may be made to Heartland Hospice – Portage.

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

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  1. PAT HOLDER says:

    BOB,CHRIS,GERRI,JON,TIM,NATALIE,AND LARRY AND FAMILY. MY HOW YEARS HAVE FLOWN BY, BUT I REALIZE YOU ALL HAVE YOUR FAMILIES AND HOW WE HAVE LOST CONTACT.I USE TO BE FRIENDS OF ALL OF YOU AND LOVED YOUR MOM AND DAD VERY MUCH FROM THE STOCK CAR DAYS SCHOOLCRAFT AND SCOTTS. YOU AND MY KIDS WENT TO SCHOOL TOGETHER AND BOB THE RACES TOGETHER. I EVEN REMEMBER YOUR GRANDPARENTS ON BOTH SIDES. I USE TO BE PAT LEVERSEE OR PAT CORRELL. BEEN REMARRIED FOR YEARS AND LOST CONTACT. OUR THOUGHT AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. MARY YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST REGRETS.

  2. Steve and Mary Schuiteboer says:

    Our thoughts and prayers for the entire family at this difficult time. We pray for comfort and strength in your time of loss and rememberance.

  3. Pat and Andy Wilcox says:

    Dear Mary,

    Thinking of you and the family in this difficult time. We know you have been through a lot in the last few months. We pray for peace, understanding, and strength in the coming weeks. We know your faith is strong, and we pray that God will comfort you and lift you up. May He bless you and encircle you with His endless Love.

    Our many thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Andy spent 6 weeks back in Pipp Hospital after we returned home from Florida. He has been home since mid-May. Doing okay.

  4. Linda (Palmore) Glover says:

    Gerri and Family,

    I was so sorry to read about your father’s passing. I know that he will live in your memories. May the God of all comfort give you peace during this time.

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