Eugene Ettinger, 78

Eugene E. Ettinger, age 78 of Mendon, died Tuesday, Aug.. 11, 2009 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.  He was born in Sturgis, MI on Aug. 31, 1930 the oldest of six sons born to Albert and Thelma (Snook) Ettinger.  Eugene attended Burr Oak High School before joining the U.S. Army and serving in Korea.  He was married to Linda Lee Bowerman on June 19, 1954, and they moved to Mendon in 1958.  

Eugene was employed by the Haas Corporation and later Lear for 23 years.  He was a volunteer Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader for several years.  He enjoyed golf, and was an avid Mendon High School sports fan.  

Eugene is survived by two sons, Terry Ettinger and Larry Ettinger (Susie) both of Mendon;  three grandsons, Justin Ettinger (Corin) of Paw Paw, Eric Ettinger and Ryan Ettinger both of Mendon;  three brothers, Kenny Ettinger (Judy) and Lester Ettinger both of Sturgis , and Lyle Ettinger of Georgia; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda on April 9, 1992; his parents; and by two brothers, James and David Ettinger. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 at the funeral home with Nancy Boyd officiating. Military interment will be in Mendon Cemetery.  If desired, memorials may be directed to the Mendon Quarterback Club.  Online register is available and condolences may be left at

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