David Sutton, 73

David Henry Sutton went home to be with his Lord Monday morning July 29, 2013. He passed away in his sleep after a short battle with COPD.

He was born on the family farm in Orland, Indiana on June 22, 1940. The 7th child of Homer and Nellie (Lahrman) Sutton. He attended Orland public schools. On December 10, 1961 he married Anona Ulrich at the Burr Oak Missionary Church. David started working at an early age, at the Marathon Gas Station in Orland before and after school. Later he worked for the Martin Oil Company, both in Angola and Howe. From 1965, until retirement, he worked in the mobile home industry, Skyline, Sterling Homes and Dutch Housing. When he was younger he enjoyed playing softball. As he got older, he just watched the kids and grandkids play. He loved children, especially babies, so his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were an important part of his life. I believe they felt the same way about him. Besides his grandchildren, he enjoyed playing cards, mushroom hunting, and deer hunting. He worked hard all his life. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and he will be missed.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 51 years: Anona; a daughter: Barbara Sutton; a son: Jim Sutton and daughter in law: Victoria Sutton; a son in law: Jim Fager; eight grandchildren: Trinity and Tabitha Sutton, Martin Fager, Elizabeth, Amanda, Emily, Anna Sutton, and Amy Sutton; Five great-grandchildren: Taylor, Shea Lynn, Trevor Clipfell, Spencer Cole, and Christina Rumsey. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters; 2 brothers; and a daughter: Christine Fager who passed August of 2006.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Thursday, at the Hackman Family Funeral Home – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091. Funeral services celebrating the life of David Henry Sutton will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, at the funeral home with The Rev. David Porter, officiating. Interment and graveside services will follow in Burr Oak Cemetery. The family suggest memorial donations be directed to Hospice of Sturgis, envelopes are available at the funeral home. His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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