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LeRoy John "Jack" Fuhrman, age 85, of Turk Lake, Greenville, passed away Wednesday evening, December 11, 2013 at his home under the loving care of his family and Great Lakes Caring & Hospice. The son of William & Elsie (Stevenson) Fuhrman, he was born on June 13, 1928 in Reese and at the age of 18 he began working as a tree trimmer with Consumers Power Company. On September 30, 1950, in Greenville, he married Marjorie L. Cooper and just two months later he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Following the war, he returned home to Marge and together they had three children and enjoyed over 63 years of marriage. Jack retired from Consumers Energy as a lineman, was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and had been a member of the Stanton American Legion Post 452 and later the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 in Greenville. An avid hunter and fisherman, his family will fondly remember his as "Montcalm County's best deer hunter."

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Margie Fuhrman in 1956; a daughter, Susan Warvel on April 11, 1995; a sister, Mary Crossland; and six brothers, Robert, David, Forest, Donald, Richard and Mick Fuhrman.

Surviving are his wife, Marge Fuhrman of Turk Lake; their son, LeRoy John Fuhrman, Jr. of Greenville; a son-in-law, John & Christie Warvel of Danville; a brother, Rex Fuhrman of Alma; two grandchildren, Timothy & Miya Warvel of Dansville, and Jennifer & Trevor Hall of Cookeville, Tennessee; six great grandchildren, Brandy and Karley Warvel, and Danica, Devin, Reed, and Alana Hall; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Jack's life on Tuesday, July 8th from 2-4 p.m. in the banquet room at the Turk Lake Restaurant, 161 S. Turk Lake Drive, Greenville, where military honors rendered by the U.S. Army will take place and a time to share memories, food, and fellowship will follow.

Instead of flowers, contributions in memory of Jack may be directed to Great Lakes Caring & Hospice. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jack's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.



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  1. Anonymous on June 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Posted by: Marvin and Pat Christensen
    Sorry to hear another long ago friend and co-worker has passed away. We were in army at same time and worked in the Greenville area for Consumers until I tansferred in 1958.

    Posted by: Bill Petersen
    Posted by: Larry Petersen
    Posted by: William E. Clark
    I was with Jack in Camp Attabury
    and in Germany. we rode together
    many times back and forth from camp.

    Posted by: Don & Judy Sorensen
    Dear Marge,
    Sorry to hear about Jack. He was a quiet man but could be so funny. Also, he was a good neighbor.
    Don & Judy

    Posted by: Gerald and Mary Ellen Tovatt
    Dear Marge. I am so sorry for your loss. It was always a pleasure to see him, either at my office or rambling around Turk Lake on his long walks. It was my fortune to know both of you.


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