Mr. David B. Kotulionus, Saginaw, Michigan

I lost the love of my life on Monday, August 10, 2009. My beloved husband, Dave, passed away at home following a year-long battle with cancer. Age 68 years. Dave was born January 15, 1941 in Saginaw, Michigan to Katherine (Skeltis) Kotulionus who predeceased him August 11, 2005. David and Mary A. Hatch were married on January 15, 1966 at St. Mary’s Cathedral and celebrated 43 years of a beautiful marriage. Dave was a kind, caring and compassionate husband and father. We have two wonderful daughters, Katherine Anne Rickerd and her husband Michael, Saginaw; Beth Anne Lodes, Grand Rapids; we were blessed with three grandchildren, Derek and Emily Doyle and Walter Ralph Lodes IV; Dave was very proud of his grandchildren; he also leaves behind one sister, Constance Kotulionus; one brother, Robert and Theresa Kotulionus; brothers in-law and sisters-in-law, James and Margaret Hatch, F. Anne and Bill Campbell; Dave’s mother-in-law, Frances Hatch; many cousins nieces and nephews. Dave graduated from Arthur Hill Trade School in 1959. Throughout his life, he has worked as a machinist-tool & die maker. He retired from D.C. Motor-Flint Hydraulic in 2006 after several years. Dave was also a barber for several years. He was an avid gardener. His pride and joy were his roses and vegetable garden. Dave also enjoyed fishing and wood working with Derek and making doll furniture for Emily and toys for Walter. Goodbye my love. We will be together again. Dave’s family extends their gratitude to Heartland Hospice for the loving care they provided, especially Anna, Minnie, Sue and Michelle. Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 13, 2009 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. John R. Johnson will officiate. Honoring Mr. Kotulionus’s wishes, cremation will follow. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church on Thursday 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.