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February 17, 1935 - March 31, 2024

He leaves behind the legacy of a life well lived and he will be missed by all who knew him. Cremation will take place and he will be laid to rest privately at Grand Prairie Cemetery in Richland by his family. Memorials may be made to Kalamazoo College, c/o Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001.

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Age 89, passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024, with family at his side. He was born in Kalamazoo on February 17, 1935, the son of the late Cornelius and Alice (VanDyke) Stuut. David was a kind, genuine and humble man who was a joy to know. He graduated from Kalamazoo Central, Class of 1952. He was a gifted athlete, excelled at football and went on to play for Kalamazoo College, graduating in Sociology in 1956. He would remain a loyal supporter of the Hornets for years to come and enjoyed returning to watch a game whenever he could.

On December 11, 1954, he married the love of his life Judith (Lyon) Stuut who survives. They worked hard together to provide a happy home for their family and David’s career would take him to different locations throughout his life. He began working for Clarage Fan Company, Aeromotive and would retire from Garden City Fan Co in 1995.

During his life he owned many homes. David was handy and had an aesthetic eye, leaving his mark on any home he owned. After retiring he spent the winter months in Arizona where he made many friends. When not working he was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending afternoons at the links with Judie and friends. He had a lovely voice and never missed a chance to sing. He had a strong faith in the Lord and was raised in the Reformed Church until moving to Baltimore where he joined the Presbyterian Church.

Above all David was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved watching his sons, David (Maryette) Stuut and Steven Stuut, grow and was always available to lend a guiding hand. He was a dedicated grandfather who rarely missed the opportunity to watch one of his five grandchildren’s activities.