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George Duane “Stub” Anstett

October 21, 1927 — December 31, 2018

George Duane “Stub” Anstett, age 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2018 at Metron of Cedar Springs under the care of Heartland Hospice. He was born October 21, 1927 in Flint Michigan to George Dawson and Erma (Kraus) Anstett. At a young age his family moved to Buckley, Michigan, where he worked on the family farm. Later in life they moved to Greenville. He worked with his father in construction before enlisting into the Navy in 1944 where he served in WW II as a Boatswain’s Mate on several ships before his Honorable Discharge. After the war he returned to Greenville and married the love of his life Natalie (Long) of Vickeryville in 1948. He was employed at Federal Mogul. They raised 3 children in Greenville before moving to Williamsburg, Michigan in 1971. He loved living in the woods and having his garage always heated in the winter for snowmobilers to stop in and get warm and tell stories. A lot of stories told in that garage! While in Williamsburg he was on the White Water Township Board. In 2004 he and his wife moved back to Greenville to be closer to their children and grandchildren. He was a life member of the Masons, A member of the American Legion. He would always drive when he felt good to the EZ Mart for his paper and lotto and check on things going on around town. He was very proud of his home and his yard. George was preceded in death by his parents, wife Natalie Long Anstett; sisters and brothers-in-law Ramona (Ace) Koehn, Dorothy (Max) Weathers, Traverse City, brothers Willard Higgins, Indiana, and Richard Anstett, Manton, sister in law Rosemary Long of Vickeryville and his great grandson Bo Charles Harrison. He is survived by his 3 children Mike & (Diana) Anstett of Gowen, Larry & (Susan) Anstett and Linda & (Dennis) Harrison of Greenville; sister Jackie Dahl of Idaho; brother in law Bernard Long of Vickeryville; grandchildren Tim Anstett, Jamie Anstett, Rod (Brooke) Harrison, Barry (Lyndy) Harrison, Michael (Jessica) Harrison, Maggie Anstett, Lukus (Bri) Anstett, and Courtney (Joe) Crittenden; many nieces and nephews and 12 great grandchildren who he loved dearly. The family would like to thank his dear friend Darrell Throop who we look to as one of the family for stopping in almost daily to just chat and have coffee and to the Heartland Hospice Care. Visitation will be Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 2 to 4 PM at Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville, with a burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in George’s name may be made to Greenville Optimist Club Camp Wah Wah Tay See Fund held at the Greenville Area Community Foundation and can be sent to 101 N. Lafayette, Greenville, MI 48838.

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