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Garry F. Guthrie, age 81 of Grant, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 29, 2018, at home surrounded by family. 
The son of John & Jessie (Shullenberger) Guthrie, he was born August 22, 1936, in Grant. 

Garry is survived by his wife of 56 years, Louella, His children Cheryl (Bear), Scott (Pearl), Lori (Ray), Jeanne, Russell, Tracey and Clint.  His brother Jim (Maxine), 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many “adopted” kids.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Jessie; his sister Betty; and his brothers, Russell and Thayne; son-in-law, Paul; and granddaughter, Amber.
Garry always had a smile on his face and gumballs in his pocket. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Memorial Services will take place on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at the Grant Community Building located at 105 S. Front Street Grant, MI 49327 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Honoring his wishes cremation will take place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Garry’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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10 Condolences

  1. Cean Adams on May 30, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    I spent a lot of time with them when I was growing up and I have a lot of memories. He had been thought about very fondly over the years and will be missed. Heaven gained another great man.

  2. Elizabeth Bowden on May 30, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    My husband is one of the adopted kids and we would like to extend our condolences to the entire Guthrie family. The love and support shown by Garry and Louella over the years means soooo much to Rob and his thoughts are with all of you. Sending love and hugs from Montana. RIP and know you are missed by so many here. The Montana Bowdens xoxoxo

  3. Alia on May 30, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    I am glad I was able to meet him last summer 2017 with the rest of his family . He was a very nice guy who has good sense of humor. My condolences to all the family . Sorry to hear your loss , Cheryl! RIP , Sir!

  4. Heidi Weeks on May 31, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Prayers and hugs for all

  5. Charlotte (Pearson)Hammell on May 31, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Lou and family! I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!
    Much love,

  6. Julie Cooley Powell on May 31, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Lou and family I’m so sorry for your loss. I love your family as if they were my own and I will miss Garry so much. Love you all

  7. Mr and Mrs Norman Shields and family on May 31, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the entire family heaven has received a great man god bless you all

  8. Chris Wright on May 31, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    I have so many fond memories of Uncle Gary, Aunt Lou, and the family. I remember when they lived in the apartment above us in Grant. It was amazing having them and the cousins so close. I also remember many family reunions at their home in Newaygo. Uncle Gary had an incredible smile that lit up his face. He will be missed.

  9. Robin Norman on May 31, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    I know Garry from Cheryl as she is my best friend from Grand Rapids. I have attended many family functions with her over the years and have met Garry many times. My heart is saddened by this loss. May the memories you hold dear bring you all comfort and peace during this difficult time. Robin Norman

  10. Scott Guthrie on June 5, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Goodbye, Dad. I was happy to visit and help you in your last days. You were always true to your self and you were one of the toughest guys I have ever known. You are a large part of me being sho I am today and I am proud of who I am today. I hope you know you were loved and will be missed. Scott

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