Daniel H. “Big Dan” Colvin, Sr., age 62, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Friday afternoon Sept. 11, 2009, at the Sturgis Hospital emergency room.
He was born Dec. 11, 1946, in Plainwell, a son of the late Quentin Franklin and Wanda June (Shurlow) Colvin.
Dan had resided in Sturgis since 1963. His early life was spent in Augusta.
On June 1, 1965, he married Carolyn Jenner in Augusta.
Nearly all of Dan’s working life was with the Sturgis Foundry.
He enjoyed working on cars, racing cars and attending auto races. Dan never met a stranger and was happiest when he was interacting with others especially over a cup of coffee.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 44 years, Carolyn; one daughter, Shawna Colvin of Sturgis; two sons, Daniel Colvin, Jr. and Joshua Colvin, both of Sturgis; three grandchildren, Morgan Sahli of Sturgis, Emily Colvin of Three Rivers and Mariah Carls of Sturgis; one great-grandson, Gage; three sisters, Mardie (Keith) Wilson of Kalamazoo, Marilyn (Mike) Needham of Augusta and Sue (Joe) Wittman of Kalamazoo; one brother, Melvin Colvin of Augusta and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, (269) 651-2331 where funeral services celebrating the life of Daniel Colvin will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. James and Ruth Bontrager, friends of the family will officiate. Cremation will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations would be appreciated to the family to help with expenses. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.