Gary Lee Holsted, 70, left suffering and earthly cares and sorrows behind as he passed from this earthly life on Wednesday April 15, 2015 to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after fighting a long battle with cancer. Gary was born at home in the Bundy Hills northeast of Remus, Michigan to Clarence Gordon and Mabel Emma (Perkins) Holsted on August 6, 1944. He attended schools in Big Rapids, Belding, Muskegon, Rosebush and Weidman. In September of 1970, he was married to Darlene Worthy. In August of 1997, he prayed at home and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He announced his decision at a family get together in his home the next day. He worked at various jobs and retired from Electrolux in Greenville after 27 ½ years when it shut down in 2005. Gary’s greatest passion was singing and playing his guitar and making music at family get togethers with his brothers Ernie, Gene, Lyle and his late brother-in-law Arlin Frantz, who taught him to play the guitar. He wrote and recorded a song as a tribute to Arlin. Gary had a quick wit and a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh. He was very good to send cards or otherwise express great appreciation to others for kindness and help given to him (or even help given to other family members) and he went out of his way to show kindness and help other family members in any way he could (even toward the last while suffering from the cancer). He leaves to mourn his passing, his mother, Mabel Holsted, four brothers, Ernie (Lorie) Holsted, Eugene & (Nancy) Holsted, Larry (Dianne) Holsted and Lyle (Louise) Holsted; two sisters, Gloria Frantz and Dolores (James) Morehouse; one son, Gary Lee, Jr., and two daughters, Charlotte Lynn (Tim) Johnson and Jacqueline Susan (Russell) Mosher; three grandchildren, Jeremy and Julia Johnson and Jennifer Mosher; two great-grandchildren, Jesse James Johnson and Kadin Kitchen; also many nephews, nieces and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Holsted and his brother-in-law Arlin Frantz. A funeral service honoring the life of Gary will be Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 1 PM at the Marshall Funeral Home at 420 W. Grove in Greenville with Pastor Robert Cairns officiating. The family will receive visitors 2 hours prior to the funeral service. He will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery in Langston. Memorial contributions can be made in Gary’s name to the American Cancer Society.