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Brian Puterbaugh

October 8, 1979 — December 23, 2014

Brian J. Puterbaugh, 35, of Snover, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in Gaylord Tendercare Nursing Home after a long battle to recover from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. He was born October 8, 1979 in Cass City to Larry and Denise (Beutler) Puterbaugh.

As a young boy, Brian attended Mooretown Brethren In Christ Church and participated in the local 4H club. He graduated from Cass City High School 1998. After high school, Brian studied Agricultural Science at Michigan State University. Brian was a lifelong farmer, raising beef cattle and crop farming. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting deer and pheasant. In his spare time, Brian enjoyed shooting pool, tractor pulling and camping.

Brian is survived by his father, Larry Puterbaugh of Snover; mother, Denise (Edward) Osantoski of Port Austin; sisters: Renee (Jeremy) Bolsby of Snover, Ashley (Antoin) Akl of Watertown, MA; brother, Kurt (Cari) Puterbaugh of Snover; nephews: Nathan, Cole and Caden; grandmother, Jacqueline (Robert) McAlpine of Snover; step brothers: Jason (Kelly) Osantoski of Lapeer, David (Erica) Osantoski of Port Austin, step sisters: Nancy Osantoski of Port Austin, Jackie Osantoski of Port Austin; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Franklin "Bud" Beutler; grandparents, Ryerson and Dorothy Puterbaugh.

Funeral services held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, with Pastor David Cooper of Deford Community Church officiating. Interment in Evergreen Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Family Discretionary Fund. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at

Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 26, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195
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