June 05 1953 October 28 2019
Gary’s Obituary Big Rapids – Gary L. Traynor, 66, of Baldwin, passed away Monday, October 28, 2019, at Poppen Hospice Residence in Muskegon. He was born June 5, 1953, in Peoria, IL, the son of Leon and Donna (Grafelman) Traynor, and moved with his family to Hungerford Lake (aka “Traynorville”) near Big Rapids in 1969. In 1971, Gary graduated from Big Rapids High School, and then earned his Associates Degree in Accounting from Baker College. For many years, Gary worked for Benedict Manufacturing in Big Rapids. Later on he worked for AMR Medical Response. Gary’s favorite times were swimming and fishing with his siblings and cousins in Hungerford Lake Those left to cherish his memory are his soul mate, Colleen Benedict; his 2 daughters, Velvet (Jim) Glover of Muskegon and MaryBeth (Mike) Hoogewind of Allendale; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson, and 1 great-granddaughter on the way; 2 brothers, Jack (Anita) Gregory and Doug (Louann) Gregory; 3 sisters, Lu Cupper, Becky (Harlan) VandeBunte, and Dawn (Lon) Keith; sister-in-law Jill Gregory; and many nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his mother Donna, his father and stepmother Leon and Betty, and brother-in-law Ed Cupper. A Celebration of Gary’s Life will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Mohnke Funeral Home in Big Rapids, with Danny Spicer officiating. Gary’s family will greet friends beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Poppen House, 1050 W. Western Ave. Suite 400, Muskegon, MI 49441. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Gary L Traynor June 05 1953 October 28 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Big Rapids, state: Michigan