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Jack LeeRoy Hitsman, age, 80 of Stanton, Michigan, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, January 22,  2022 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  The son of Roy S. & Ethel Mildred (Bray), he was born on November 8, 1941 in Grand Haven.

In his early years,  Jack was employed at Bergsma Furniture and retired as a skilled cabinet maker for Conn-Lowery Organs, which manufactured fine musical instruments.  Jack was a lifelong learner when it came to fishing and hunting.  He was always known to many as being funny, kind and gregarious.

He was preceded in death by his parents.  Jack was the beloved husband of Debra Ann Hitsman for 42 years;  devoted father of Terrance (Leslie Jones) Hitsman, Kelley (Kenny) Raymond, Jennifer Hitsman, Nicole (Jeff) McCollum, Mathew (Maggie) Hitsman, and Ashley (Auston) Williams;  cherished grandfather of twenty-one grandchildren:  Isabelle, Julia, Austin, Anthony, Kodde, Harley, Ethan, Hailey, Taylor, Blake, Benny, Annabelle, Jace, Ellie, Landon, Nevaeh, Jaxson, Haizley, Rhea, Bentley, and Jack.  Also surviving are two great-grandchildren, Ariella and Nadia;  sisters, Lynndean, Diane (Sid) DeCoster, Sherry Scott, and Paula Hecht;  brothers, Butch (Robin) Hitsman, and Carl (Donna) Hitsman;  and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jack’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.MichiganCremation.com

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.

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  1. Debra Hitsman wife on January 26, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I loveyou so much and miss you alreadyits so lonely here with out youi will always be with you love you wife best friend and what ever else ill always be with you .



  2. Debra Hitsman on January 26, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    I loveyou so much and miss you already its so lonely here with out youi will always be with you love you wife best friend and what ever else .



  3. GAYLE Alane KUHNLE on January 28, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Deb and kids…it’s Gayle Kuhnle..used to be Hansen, your next door neighbors from Greenville. I just happened to look at the obituaries for Greenville and surrounding areas…sad, but it is how I have learned of the passing of many a dear old friend. I was so grieved to read of Jack’s passing. I know how much you two leaned on each other and kept each other going. I’m so sorry he is gone from earth…but, I know you will keep him ever so close at heart. Prayers will be yours as I keep you in mind and on my heart. I remember Jack always clicking that little wrench after he stopped smoking…to keep his hands busy. What fun.



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