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Dean Spaulding

Dean Spaulding of Plainwell passed Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at his home in Plainwell. Dean was born March 17, 1960 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Robert and Margorie (Cook) Spaulding.

He enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening, macramé and watching sports on TV especially the University of Michigan. What Dean loved most of all was spending time with his grandchildren. On March 17, 1984 he married Carol Ruthruff who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Abraham (Elizabeth) Spaulding, Luke (Deb) Spaulding and Charity Spaulding; 5 grandchildren, Savannah, Aiden, Ella, Charles and Gabby; his siblings, Debbie (James) Wert, Dan and Dennis Spaulding. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Diane.

Friends may meet with Dean’s family from 1 to 2 P.M. Monday, October 24, 2022 at the Friendship Bible Church in Hopkins where a Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Leonard Schildroth officiating.

Contributions in memory of Dean may be made to

West Michigan Cancer Center.

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Becki Jaeger

October 19, 2022 at 9:54 pm

Dean I just want you to know that you & Carol raised Abe as a great man, husband to Liz , ‘& a great father of three children! You will be missed by all of you Freinds & family. RIP


Cindy Mudget

October 19, 2022 at 10:21 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I can tell what an amazing dad you had because I can see it in the man and dad you are Abe! I’m sure he gave and helped guide your children into the sweet little ones that they are. You and your entire family snd extended family will be in my prayers.


Vicki Cazares

October 20, 2022 at 4:44 pm

All my love and prayers to family and love ones…


Mike and Carolyn Wolski

October 22, 2022 at 9:08 am

So sorry to hear about Dean’s passing. He was a good Christian friend. I know he is now able to look into our heavenly Father’s face and feel the love and peace that only He can give. Our thoughts and prayers for you.


Ruth Sherwood

October 23, 2022 at 8:28 pm

Was so sad to read of Dean’s passing. I know he will be sorely missed. God has received another angel into His kingdom.

You will remember me as Ruth Campbell from Allegan Bible Church.


Connie Grigsby

October 24, 2022 at 7:26 pm

Dear Carol and Family, So sorry to hear about Dean’s passing, We always enjoyed his presence at work,. You’ll be in our prayers and sorry we did not make it to the service as we were sick, God Bless and comfort all of you.


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