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Edward Martin Kasmer, 79, of Maple City, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at home with family at his side.
Ed was born on Oct. 6, 1937 in Detroit, the son of Cass and Genevieve (Kowalak) Kasmer. On Oct. 5, 1957 at Nativity Church in Detroit, he married Janet C. Wygocki, who preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 2016.
Ed loved fishing, hunting and woodworking. He enjoyed traveling, but most of all Ed loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ed is survived by his children, Debbie Gatzke, Jeanine (Georgia Sage) Kasmer, Linda (Dan) Morrison and Angela Kasmer (Jon) Russell; eight grandchildren, Marsha (Tommy) Wolf, Shayne (Kylee) Gatzke, Shawn Gatzke, Daniel (Ashley) Morrison, Joseph (Emily) Morrison, Sarah Morrison, Matthew (Caitlyn) Morrison and Ewan Russell; five great-grandchildren, Ethan Gatzke, Wesley Gatzke, Jacob Morrison, Aniyah Morrison and Abrielle Morrison; and a brother, Paul Kasmer.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 3, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 1 p.m., with visitation two hours prior, also at the funeral home. The Rev. Joel Brown will officiate. Burial of both Edward and Janet Kasmer will take place in the spring at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Isadore.
Memorials may be directed to Children's Special Needs Fund (CNF), 320 S. Walnut, Lansing, MI 48913.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the Kasmer family at www.martinson.info.
Published on March 2, 2017
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