July 19, 1939 - July 14, 2014
John Edward Putvin died on July 14, 2014, five days before his 75th birthday. He died at home with his family present. He had been in poor health for the past few years. John was born in Flint, Michigan on July 19, 1939, the son of John (Jack) and Katherine (Shimunec) Putvin. John met his wife Norma Dubey in high school when he moved to Cadillac from Flint. They were married at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Orion on May 11, 1957. John is survived by his wife Norma and his three children John Putvin (Jan), Rick Putvin, Linda (Putvin) Geeseman (Jeff). He has three grandchildren Russell Putvin, Jacob Geeseman and Jessica Geeseman. Mother-in-law Evelyn Bailer (Wayne), sister in law Connie Flint (Mike), Brother George Putvin (Bertha). John started working at Pells Radio Center at the age of sixteen where he repaired radios, televisions and small appliances. In 1980 John purchased the business from Harvey Pell. John's primary passion during his life was operating Pells. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting and cars, especially Corvettes. He was a good husband and father and enjoyed time with his friends. He will be missed by all. The family would like to thank Rhonda (Fowler) Bushor, Jan Ensure and Mercy Hospice for providing John with great care. He is remembered by his family as being an extremely intelligent and compassionate person. A celebration of John's life will take place on Friday August 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church in Cadillac. The family will greet friends and family one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of John to Mercy Hospice, St. Ann School or The Cadillac Elks Scholarship Fund. An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.
John Edward Putvin died on July 14, 2014, five days before his 75th birthday. He died at home with his family present. He had been in poor health for the past few years. John was born in Flint, Michigan on July 19, 1939, the son of John (Jack)... View Obituary & Service Information
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