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Clarke Diesel

Clarke E. Diesel

Sunday, October 5th, 1941 - Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Obituary

Clarke Edward Diesel, 78 of Coldwater passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Maple Lawn, while surrounded by his loving family.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Pastor Mark Case of California Community Church officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, February 21, 2020 at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

Clarke was born October 5, 1941to William and Lucy (Murfey) Diesel in Normal, IL. On May 18, 1963 he married the love of his life, Kathleen “Kathy” McGraw. She preceded him in death on August 11, 2017. Clarke was an excellent salesman, spending many years with St. Louis Trimming. He also was an antiques dealer for many years.

Clarke was a member of the Jaycee’s and the Optimist Clubs. 1978 Clarke and Kathy moved their family to Coldwater. He continued to pursue being an antique dealer, spending time going to garage sales and auctions for the next item that he could do some wheeling & dealing on. Clarke enjoyed watching old movies and old music and earning the nickname “Old Codger”. He will be remembered for his ease of meeting people and making new friends.

Mr. Diesel is survived by his children Elizabeth (William) McKinley of Quincy, Jenny (Andy Homan) Bell of Schoolcraft, and Alexander (Angela) Diesel of Grand Rapids; his grandchildren Brian Wood, Aaron (Jessica) Wood, Nathan Wood, Katlyn Wood, Rilla McKinley, Jacob Bell, Samuel Bell, Anthony Diesel, Hannah Diesel, and Danyell Monge; his great grandson Everett Wood; and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 54 years, Kathy Diesel; his grandson Joshua Wood; his brother William (Mary) Diesel; and his dog “Domino”.

Memorials may be directed to the Branch County Humane Society. www.dutcherfh.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Dutcher Funeral Home
    Address
    440 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Dutcher Funeral Home
    Address
    440 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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  • Interment

    Location
    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Address
    809 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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Jen Hedrick

Posted at 07:13pm
We've been trying to get ahold of Clarke for the last few weeks to let him know one of his best buddies, my dad, Larry Brunner, had passed away on Feb 11, 2020. The phone number dad had wouldn't work, and after several attempts to call the different numbers I finally googled him tonight and found this. Just can't believe they died within 5 days of each other. Our family is do very sorry for your loss, Clarke was like family to us. My dad just loved Clarke and enjoyed every garage sale, estate sale, antique shop, etc etc that they encountered together. He loved my mom's chili and she always made sure to have a big pot ready for him when he came to visit.
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. I have no doubt they are having a great time together up on Heaven!
Sincerely,
Jennifer (Brunner) Hedrick
Annette Brunner
Mark Brunner
Kirk Brunner
EC

elaine cunningham

Posted at 02:44pm
TO THE FAMILY OF CLARK, MY SISTERS & I ARE VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF YOUR DAD ,OUR DAD VIC COULSON WAS A RESIDENT AT MAPLE LAWN & HE BECAME VERY CLOSE TO CLARK THEIR WAS A GANG OF THEM THAT WOULD SIT TOGETHER AT THE MEALS 7 WOULD HAVE GET TOGETHERS IN THE BIG LIVING ROOM , NOW THEY ARE ALL GONE & PASSED AWAY THEY WERE MIKE, DOC , MY DAD VIC , & YOUR DAD, THEY LOVE THE GET TOGETHERS WHEN THE BALDWIN BOYS WOULD BRING IN SNACKS & TREATS SIT IN THE BIG LIVING ROOM SIT & WATCH THE FOOTBALL & NASCAR RACES ALL TOGETHER , ON SUNDAYS THE BALDWINS WOULD ALL BRING IN DOUGHNUTS FOR EVERYONE, NOW THEY ARE ALL UP IN HEAVEN TOGETHER I CAN JUST SEE THEM ALL BEING TOGETHER ONCE AGAIN, OUR DAD PASSED AWAY ON JULY 12 2019. THOUGHTS & PRAYERS TO ALL OF YOU , THE DAUGHTERS OF VIC COULSON , CINDY, VICKI, & ELAINE
JC

Juana Cruz

Posted at 05:35pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29).
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