Stewart M. VanTilburg

Age 69, of Holt, MI, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Holt. He was born May 14, 1950, in Lansing, MI, to the late Wayne and Ann VanTilburg.

Stewart became an Electrician when he was 18 years old, and has been a Master Electrician for the past 50 years. He was a longtime member of the Boozefighters MC. Stewart loved to hunt on his property in the UP, and regularly call and chat with his children.

Stewart is survived by his children: Chris (Catherine) VanTilburg, Ashleigh (Greg Rupprecht) and Gregory VanTilburg; grandchildren: Christopher “CJ” Hennigan, and Brody Rupprecht; best friend Douglas (Sheila) Murphy; as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Linda Carpenter, and his ex-wife Sharon VanTilburg

The memorial service for Stewart will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. There will be a visitation Saturday, 12:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Mike Spadafore
June 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

I considered Stu a great friend back in high school at Lansing Gabriels. As years go by, friends become distant acquaintances and you’re personal families become your life. Regardless, memories linger and smiles come to your face. I ran into Stu a number of times throughout our lives and each time we greeted each other with a welcomed handshake and a huge hug. his parents place on N. Fairview street was a gathering and meeting place for our nights adventures many times over. I’m smiling right now thinking of some of our more daring and foolhardy undertakings. God Bless you Stu, you will be missed.
Mike Spadafore

June 20, 2019 at 1:29 pm

I met Stewart when I started working for his doctor. He was always nice to me. And we always jokes back and forth especially about a door he had handmade. He will be missed.

Brooke Rens
June 22, 2019 at 11:11 am

So truly sorry for your loss Chris. Prayers with you through this difficult time. Cory, Brooke, Miles Rens an Madison &Drew Cole


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