2018-02-22 / Obits



PUTZ, 83, of Hadley, died Friday, February

16, 2018.

He was born

February 2, 1935, in

Clear Creek, WI, to

Lawrence and Lavera

(Snyder) Putz.

Leo proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953-1957, he was stationed in Korea during his enlistment. He married Marion Stark on February 14, 1959 in Racine, WI. Mr. Putz received a Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University and went on to work over 33 years for General Motors in Quality Control, at the Pontiac Plant and the Tech Center in Warren. After retiring from GM, he worked for Tower Automotive in Elkton and taught business classes at St. Clair County Community College for many, many years. Mr. Putz was an active and devoted member of Christ Lutheran Church in Goodrich, where he served as an Elder, Chairman of the Congregation and Bible Study Teacher. Leo was truly a “Jack of All Trades” he was a talented woodworker, electrician, plumber, car repairman and builder. He refurbished the family home more than once and even built an addition onto the home.

Leo is survived by his wife, Marion Putz of Hadley; children, Karen Lake of Flint, Katherine (Barry) Gardner of Lapeer, John (Teri) Putz of Lapeer, Linda (Jim) Robinson of Clio and Rev. David (Tina) Putz of West Lafayette, IN; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Jeanette Sandberg of Minnesota, Donald Putz of Minnesota, Jim (Phyllis) Putz of Minnesota, Duane Putz of Minnesota and Marian Gasser of Virginia; sister-in-law, Carol Veath of Marlette; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Orville Putz.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church.

Leo’s funeral service was held Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Christ Lutheran Church, Rev. Kelly Todd officiated the service. Burial followed immediately in Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery, with military honors under the auspices of American Legion Post #16 Honor Guard.

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