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David William Bluhm, age 65, of Dorr, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Metro Health – University of Michigan in Wyoming.  The son of Duane Edward & Helen Jean (Jackson) Bluhm, he was born on July 7, 1955 at Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids.

On September 4, 1987, in Byron Center, he married Sherry Louise (Lain) Dutkiewicz and together they enjoyed 33 years of marriage.  Dave was employed at Pinnacle Tooling and enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with his kids and grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his father.  Survivors include his mother, Helen Bluhm of Byron Center;  his wife, Sherry Bluhm of Dorr;   his children, Jeremy & Gerah Dutkiewicz of Allegan, Stacy & Eric Sepeda of Woodstock, Georgia, Dan & Jackie Dutkiewicz of  Wayland, Eric & Lisa Bluhm of Wayland;  and his grandchildren, Collin Dutkiewicz, Kaitlin Bluhm, Ava Dutkiewicz, Kyra Dutkiewicz, Logan Sepeda, Seth Bluhm, Niko Dutkiewicz, Lain Sepeda, and Clara Dutkiewicz.

Relatives and friends will gather at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at St. Mary’s Visitation Catholic Church, 2459 146th Avenue, Byron Center, where the Rosary will be prayed beginning at 10:30 a.m., with celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.  (Please be mindful of social distancing requirements and that masks are required inside the church).  Flowers may be sent directly to the church.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Dave’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, (616) 452-3006.


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  1. Mike and Sharon Bartz on December 13, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    So sorry to hear about Dave. He was such a great guy. Mike has many impressive stories about when they were younger. He really speaks highly of him. For me, Dave has always made me feel comfortable and welcome. He will truly be missed. May your treasured memories help comfort you all.

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