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James Wutzke

James Allan "Jimmy" Wutzke

Saturday, December 26th, 1964 - Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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55, of Caro, died following a lengthy illness Saturday, December 28, 2019 at home with his sisters, Bonnie and Debbie by his side. He was born December 26, 1964 in Royal Oak the third of five children born to Bernard Lawrence and Patricia Ann (Rafalski) Wutzke.

Jimmy graduated from Cass City High School with the class of 1983. He worked residential and commercial construction as well as auto body. Jimmy loved building things. He was fond of time spent in his yard on his skidder and in his pickup truck. Jimmy was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting deer and turkey. Bass fishing and camping were also his favorite hobbies.

Jimmy is survived by his daughter, Casey May Wutzke of Oxford; grandson, Ayden Cash Hampton; siblings: John Wutzke of Owendale; Bonnie Cuddington of Caro; Kim Wutzke of Melvin; Debbie (Kevin) Frank of Cass City; many nieces and nephews, including: Seth Frank, Breanna Frank, Grant (Sally) Frank, Guy Nanney II, Nicholas (Stephanie) Nanney. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Raymond “Jim” Cuddington.

Private graveside service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Novesta Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kranz Funeral Home for the benefit of the family. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.

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Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195
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    Novesta Township Cemetery
    2895 N. Cemetery Rd.
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
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Sherie Rhode-Thomas

Posted at 08:53pm
Simply .......... my second best friend, I will miss him everyday of the rest of my life. There is not enough room here to share my many memories. I loved him, he loved me. I was Blessed to have him in my life. 💔💔💔

Love cousin Marcy

Posted at 12:29pm
I am so sorry I love and miss you .May God be with you all.Wish we all spent more time together.Jim and Mark are fishing in the sky with our fathers
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Scott Mills

Posted at 08:57pm
I can’t tell you how we met, but I can tell you it was when my children were in grade school. (my daughter is 38 now) He always had time to chat with me and he always had a smile on his face! I am saddened to hear about his passing. He made the world a brighter place! Prayers to his family.

Deborah Frank

Posted at 08:04pm
My brothers "Happy Place" was in his skidder
He was just like a little kid at Christmas. He was so much fun to watch!

Deborah Frank

Posted at 05:25pm
My brother was the most giving person I know and this is a great loss to us. Having the memories that Bonnie and I have had in the last few months are priceless. We are hurting not to have not to have him but a blessing that he can now breath without an oxygen machine attached to him. I love you with all my heart Jimmy your (baby girl).

Michele Miller Posted at 06:55pm

I'm so sorry to hear about Jimmy... he was always so sweet to me, and I remember him with fondness even though it's been so many years. My heart is aching for you. My brother died from brain cancer 2 years next month and I understand the ache and the relief you feel that he is finally no longer suffering. I'm so glad to hear you and Bonnie made the last months priceless. Let's hope our parents, and now siblings, are up there having serious parties and feeling blessed to be together again.

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