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Clair N. "Bud" Large

November 11, 1921 August 17, 2018
Clair N. "Bud" Large
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Clair N. “Bud” Large, age 96, of Sturgis, MI passed away Friday, August 17, 2018 at Thurston Woods Village.
He was born November 11, 1921 in Sturgis, MI a son to the late Clair J. and Elsie Mae (Noel) Large.
Clair was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1940 and had been a resident of Sturgis his entire life.
On January 6, 1944 in Sturgis, MI he married Norma Lee Rhoads. She preceded him in death June 16, 2016 after 72 years of marriage.
Clair was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1942 – 1948 during WWII and earning the rank of MM2.
He retired from the Sturgis Post Office in 1972 and then worked for Finnermans John Deere and for Keys Trailor Industries for 4 years.
Clair was a member of the First United Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and the golf league he was on for many years at St. Joe Valley Golf Course.
Surviving are one daughter: Trudy (Allan) Murk; one son: Timothy (Charlene) Large both of Sturgis, MI; 5 grandchildren: Barbara Murk, Marty (Melissa) Murk, Kyle (Casey) Murk, Michael (Maribel) Large, and Cindy (Ron) Buzuleciu; 10 great-grandchildren: Christopher, Kelsi, Jorden, Nicole, Matthew, Rachael, Ivy, Aspen, Cameron, and Mae; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son: Thomas Glen Large, one brother: Richard Large, and one sister: Edith Lockwood.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service celebrating the life of Clair N. “Bud” Large will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Oak Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Jeanne Garza, First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Full Military Honors will be conferred by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and the Capt. John J. Kelley V.F.W. Post #1355.
The family suggest memorial donations be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 200 Pleasant Ave, Sturgis, MI 49091.
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graveside service with full military honors




2:00 PM 9/12/2018 2:00:00 PM
Oak Lawn Cemetery

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

Oak Lawn Cemetery
300 E. South Street Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

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