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Gary Hannes Mantyla, age 66, of Grand Ledge, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Hospice House of Mid Michigan. The son of Hannes & Cora Mae (Cox) Mantyla, he was born on August 30, 1951 in Lansing. 

Gary was an amazing Husband, Dad, Brother, Son and Friend to so many. Family welcomes all to attend a celebration of life gathering to commemorate his life, as well as share a few of the many silly, crazy, amazing things remembered about him. 

A celebration of life will be held from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church of Lansing, 528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,Lansing. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the family to offset expenses in this time of need. 

Honoring his wishes a celebration of life will take place instead of a traditional funeral service. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Gary’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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  1. Art & Linda Giffen on November 21, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Gary was the nicest, kindest, most giving person. There are so many great things to say about him, you can’t pick just one. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Vonda Driver on November 22, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Dear Jo and family…so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He will truly be missed by all those that loved him. I can see it now….him and my Barney are having a great time in heaven….Thoughts and prayers to you all as you deal with this difficult time.

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