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Gary Lee Stewart, Sr. age 71, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Greenville, passed away Tuesday morning, July 19, 2011 at the Leila & Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence in Muskegon.

The son of Irving & Leona (Coston) Stewart, he was born on Nov. 25, 1939 in Greenville and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War era. For much of his life, Gary worked as a welder.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Lyle Clock; two brothers, Wayne Stewart and Blaine Stewart; and three sisters, Barb Woods, Charlene Jeffrey, and Glenadene Maynard.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Gary II & Ronda Stewart of Indiana; a daughter, Kirby Johnson of Sheridan; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren (with the ninth due next month); and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at East Montcalm Cemetery, north of Greenville on M-91, with Pastor Timothy DeShaw of the Greenville Church of the Nazarene officiating. Honoring his wishes, cremation has already taken place.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Garys online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: Arrangements were entrusted to the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Greenville.


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  1. Anonymous on July 19, 2011 at 12:00 am


    07/24/2011 –

    bill mcdonald

    I went to high school with Gary and was thinking of the past with Gary and wanted to send my condolences. Sorry to hear about his passing. Bill McDonald.

    07/20/2011 –

    Meredith Linder

    Gary and Rhonda, We are so very very sorry for your loss. Stump I didnt know your father but I know what its like to lose your dad and to lose someone special. Please know that I am thinking of you at this difficult time and wish that I could do something for you and your family. My dad would have given you the shirt off his back if you needed it. Im sorry once again for your loss.
    Love, Meredith Linder and JoAnn Bupp

    07/20/2011 –

    dick and cherie ostrander

    gary very sorry for you. now your father can rest in peace and no more pain or suffering.can rest in peace and be with the lord.

    07/19/2011 –


    I want to send my deepest sympathy to the family of Gary. I remember Gary when I was younger, he was a friend to my Uncles and Mom. Gary was a good man and I missed seeing him, infact I was just thinking of him the other day. R.I.P. Gary, you are an Angel with the Lord now. God Bless your family.

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