Harvey J. “Jack” Gurd

  Age 69, of Holt, passed away January 13, 2013. He was born June 10, 1943, in Lansing, to Harvey A. and Gladys Gurd.

Jack lived life to the fullest! He was a longtime member of Holt United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his nephews, Harvey, Brett and Marshall Gurd; niece, Cynthia (Henry) Schmidt; seven great-nieces and nephews; and four great-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Roger and James Gurd.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2013, at Holt United Methodist Church, 2321 N. Aurelius Rd. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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Jacqueline 'Jackie' Smith
January 14, 2013 at 5:57 pm

What a loss of a good ‘spirt’ and the humor and the kindness Harvey ‘Jack’ had for others.

Sincere sympathy
Jackie Smith

Linda & Jeff Kaschyk
January 14, 2013 at 11:23 pm

HUMC will find it impossible to repace Harvey’s energy and enthusiasm. We was a much loved character in the church. Most sincere sympathy to him family and friends. He shall be missed. God Bless.

Holt United Methodist Women
January 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm

We will miss Harvey and his special way with things. The UMW are pleased to be able to host the luncheon following the service. God bless Harvey as he has blessed us.

Donald Stouffer
January 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I loved Harvey. He was a real character. So helpful, if we needed anything he would just go to his house and get it for us. Thanks for sharing Harvey.

Rev Dr Glenn M Wagner
January 17, 2013 at 10:14 am

Harvey has been a blessing. For my tenure here at Holt UMC Harvey has been the “hot dog man” at the church’s MSU Football concession stands, laboring long hours to make sure each dog and brat was cooked to standards and served with a smile. He worked long hours willingly, committed to the cause of helping others. He will be missed. Each year he was an important part of the Red Bird Mission Team and spent his weeks in Beverly, Kentucky helping to prepare food each day for the hungry mission teams. Last year when the power went out Harvey made do for all with an outdoor grill. I also know that he often helped pack food boxes for the hungry in the area. He will be missed. We are all better for his service.

Julieann Svacha
January 18, 2013 at 10:00 am

I only knew Harvey(Jack as I knew him) for a short time; every time I seen him he would greet me with a smile and a joke or 2. We went to dinner a few times, and was about the same age. When we were together he was always nice to me. I had seen him 3 weeks before his passing, I will miss his smile and jokes. Rest in peace dear friend


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