0 Tributes for “Gary Dunlop

    I believe that most of the ‘good times’ I had in my younger years of social activity, involved Yucker. He was usually around. Spreading joy, giving awesome hugs, flashing that famous smile.The last time was at the George Throughgood concert in Harris. He was all pumped because he threw a hat or headband onto the stage and they kept it, put in on their gorilla head infront of the drums……when I seen ‘George’ in the Soo, sure enough, there was Yuckers hat, still on the Gorilla head, wish I could remember exactly what it was, maybe it was a headband. Anyway, he was PROUD. I hope it’s still there, traveling from place to place, jammin, enjoying life, people, experiences…cuz that was Yucker.
    He was always so full of life that it saddened me to see him suffering with his disease of Diabetes. I will miss running into him and seeing the room light up with his smile, but I’m relieved to know that his illness is gone and he is at peace, still giving out awesome hugs I’m sure…… And being PROUD, just proud to be!!!

    Marlene Clausen and family
    McFarland, MI

    We are so sorry to hear about Yucker. Loved his sense of humor & his wonderful smile.

    Clara Wheatley/Ray Block
    S Milwaukee, WI

    Ahhh that smiling face…I can see it a mile away. Yucker will be missed because there was only one Yucker. My sympathies go out to all in the family, RIP big guy…

    Kathy Allen
    Trenary, MI

    To the yucker family. i am sorry you lost gary. he was gentle understanding and had a good sense of humor.we will all miss him. the family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Robert (tiny) Blalock
    Escanaba, MI

    Thank you for being my friend!!! So many good times you will be missed. and will be in our thought and prayers on your jouney home. you definately left a mark on this world, and shoes no one can fill! peace brother

    Wayne “Poncho” Willis and wife Susan
    Grand Rapids , MI

    A true treasure… Rest well Sweet Angel.

    Andrea (Nadeau)
    Aurora, CO

    We are sending our sympathies to Gary’s family. We were sorry to hear of his passing. You are in our hearts today and always. Love to you…

    Terry and Linda Leisenring
    Gladstone, MI

    Thanks for the smiles, god bless you Yucks! You will be missed. Love ya, Michelle

    Michelle Bendorf
    Bark River, MI

    Peace be the journey !!!!! Enjoy the trip MY BROTHER !!!!!! Miss ya ALWAYS

    Kerry Carpenter
    Bark River, MI

    My condolence’s go out to the family of yucker sorry for the loss of your loved one.

    Lydia Wheaton
    Escanaba, MI

    Yucker, you were a friend of the family, but I didn’t know you that well but you are in a better place. My condolence’s go out to the family. Sorry for the loss of your loved one. Yucker, you could put a sile on anyone’s face even being having a crappy day you could make someone smile. That will be missed dearly along with you. We love you and will miss you. RIP Yucker.

    Casey & Faith Taivaloja
    Grand Rapids, MI

    To my wonderful family:

    I’m so sad about Yucker. Even from the time he was a little kid he was happy & likeable-always smiling.

    I know this is hard for all of you but he is no longer suffering. The poor guy had a rough time. There are so many good times to look back on-this will help you guys get through the bad days.

    Even though I can’t be with you, I’m there in spirit.

    I love you all & God Bless
    Your “sister” Vic

    Victoria Couillard
    Kingwood, TX

    I will forever remember the many memories I have with Yucker. My dear friend, you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers, are with Yuckers family and friends during this difficult time. The world will surely not be the same without him.

    Katrin (Katie) Mineau-Pottiger
    Halifax, PA

    To “Yucker’s” family,

    My heart is sadden to have found this in the paper. He was a dear friend from a long time ago. I send to all of you my prayers of comfort.

    Sally (Crawford) Hendricks
    Marquette, MI

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you! I went to school with the family and remember Yucker getting on the school bus and always thought he was one of the cutest kids. He has touched the lives of so many people and will truly be missed by all. I am also married to Bob Jensens brother Cliff, and Joyce is our sister in law. I found this poem and thought it might be of some comfort to you! God Saw You…

    by Author Unknown

    God saw you getting tired,
    When a cure was not to be.
    So He wrapped his arms around you,
    and whispered, “Come to me”.
    You didn’t deserve what you went through,
    So He gave you rest.
    God’s garden must be beautiful,
    He only takes the best
    And when he saw you sleeping,
    So peaceful and free from pain
    we could not wish you back
    To suffer that again.

    Darlene and Cliff Jensen
    Escanaba, MI

    I am incredibly saddened by the passing of my cousin. He was much too young! My thoughts and prayers are with all of my Dunlop cousins and family.

    Mary Deneen
    San Diego, CA

    On behalf of the Seymour Family, I wanna send out our condolences to the Family of Gary “Yucker” Dunlap. I remember Yucker from way back when I was a kid. I never heard a bad thing about him. He was a Gentle Giant and his presence will be missed for sure. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    Lawrence Seymour
    Nashville, TN

    To Larry & Cindy, Dwayne & Cheryl & all of Yucker’s brothers & sisters.

    So sorry for your loss of Yucker.


    Cheryl Kalishek Bernard
    DeTour Vlg., MI

    Hold tight to memories for comfort. We’re thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Gary and Liz Lauscher
    West Palm Beach, FL

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all the dunlop family, I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful kind hearted person. Be strong and God bless.
    love barb

    Barbre (Britton) Montgomery
    Manistique, MI

    To Gary”s family. He will be greatly missed! Ive known Yucker a long time and I will always remember him . We have had some great laughs together his friend Dale McKeever

    Dale McKeever
    New Lenox, IL

    My husband and yucker were the best of friends for many many years they went to school together etc.. I met yucker 20 + and have to many fond memories to many to list. He was a wonderful oustanding individual not to mention the kindness, most loving person that ever walked this earth. We will always love yucker and will miss him. Good bye our friend

    Dwight and Tami Desotelle
    Grant, MI

    To Yuckers Family, I can not imagine the saddness you must be feeling at this time. I new Yucker and his family as neigbors, all of us growing up together. When I think back to the pranks and stunts we as children used to do, with Yucker usually in the center of things it always brings a smile and a laugh. He was always coming up with great ideas on how we could do something and not get caught. Heaven has gained another angel, one with a sense of humor and a great personality. My prayers go out to you all at this sad time. May God guide you all through this difficult time.

    Saginaw, MI

    Yucker, was my brother-in-law Dwight Desotelle’s life long friend. I met him when he was living in Grand Rapids, with Tami and Dwight on Corrine Street.What a warm and careing person he was,I will never forget him. He is no longer suffering the cares of this world, He is in a better place. Peace Yucker my friend.

    Debra A Sedlecky
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Yucker was a wonderful person and will be missed. (We knew him from high school)

    Scott & Michelle Winkelbauer
    Gladstone, MI

    Yucker was one of the sweetest people that I have ever known. Even whem he was just a little child he always had that smile that could melt your heart. Im so sorry. He will truly be missed.

    Linda Tryan
    Gladstone, MI

    To The Yucker Dunlop Family

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.Yucker has touched many people lifes, He will be missed dearly.

    Don Jr & Margaret Broeders
    Gladstone, MI

    What a sweetheart Yucker was and what a fighter with his health issues! You’ll truly be missed by all who knew and loved you sweet cousin. Walk on in peace …. You’ll forever be in our hearts. God Bless your family and especially LuLu for being there for you and loving you. Monk too for caring for you. My love to all.

    Doe Doe
    Bayshore, MI

    Sorry to hear that Yucker has passed. Sympathies to the greater Dunlop family and friends.

    Randy Lauscher
    East Point, GA

    To the Family of Gary Dunlop; Gary brought joy where ever he went with his radiant smile. We share in your grief at his passing.

    Mary & Ken Simonsen
    Rapid River, MI

    You will be sadly missed, rip yucker

    Laurie Lafreniere
    Escanaba, MI

    My condolences to his family and all the other people that he touched, there were so many. Yuckers was a kind, gentle-hearted soul. He taught me how to do the Caveman. I’ve known him for over 12 years, and every time I saw him somewhere he always made me feel better about my life because no matter what was going on in his, he always had a smile to share with me. His smile could light up a room, and the world is going to be a darker place without it. He will be dearly missed.

    Tiffany Kleiman
    Wilson, MI

    To your whole family, my deepest condolences. He was brave. Yucker has a kind, generous soul. I was awed by his ability for jewelry making. He will be remembered as a caring friend to our family. When my father was near death in the hospital he and some brothers and sisters came and sat with us; a kindness that will always be remembered.

    Laura L. Lupe
    Phoenix, AZ

    Yuckers was a kind, gentle-hearted soul. I’ve known him for over 10 years, and every time I saw him somewhere he always made me feel better about my life because no matter what was going on in his, he always had a smile to share with me. His smile could light up a room, and the world is going to be a darker place without it.

    Tiffany Kleiman
    Wilson, MI

    I want to send my very deepest condolences to the Dunlop family. My memories of Yucker are many and all of them hilarious. I’ll always remember his great sense of humor and his engaging laugh. He always had a smile and joke for me whenever he ran into me. He was a true friend and I always thought the world of him. I’m sorry to hear that he’s passed on, and I look forward to seeing him when I’m gone. All my best, Cheryl (CJ) Johnson

    Cheryl (Johnson) Reen
    Mt. Pleasant, MI

    I was so sad to hear this. Yucker had a special place in my heart because years ago, when no one else cared, he gave me advise that was very wise, and helped me very much. He helped me to make good change in my life. I have told my kids about his example hoping they will do the same for others when they get a chance. Yucker was AOK in my book, and missed in my heart. I am sorry for your loss.

    Dallas, TX

    Yuckers, you are an Escanaba Institution…I am 31 years old, and as long as I can remember..you have always been there..from the old days when I was just a little girl growing up and you knowin my family, to the mid-days, at the stardust, you and your hankerchief, wiping the sweat off as you danced your arse off. To the final days, when you lived right down the block from me, coming over to see how the kids were doing. I will miss you tooling down the block as we work on our flowers, talking about the gossip of the neighborhood. You are truly an institution in this town, and I KNOW that everyone will miss you DEARLY!

    Kim Vanderlinden (Jackomino)
    Escanaba, MI

    One memory from when i was very young was of my cousin Yucker when my parents (Toots aka Joyce and Bob) took my sister and I to our Grandma Rose’s house in Escanaba and a bunch of people came over and Yucker was one of them and the only thing I remember from that trip was Yucker being the one that was leading all of the laughing.

    Robyn Jensen
    Phoenix, AZ

    Dear Family, my heart cries for you all because of the loss of one of the sweetest, funniest, happiest members of our family. He`s singing and dancing with Jesus and His Angels right now,and probably teaching them new ones. He doesn`t want us to cry over him. Just remember all the good times and laughs we`ve had with him. He loved life and lived it like there was no tomorrow. He`s also with other members of our family, and his mom and gramma too. My love to you all, and wish I was there with you. Aunt Toots.

    Joyce Jensen
    Phoenix, AZ

    To the YUCKER family.

    To all of you I would like to say how sorry I am for your loss, When I think of Yucker I see his Big smile and of how great is was to see him in track and football.

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care,

    Cheryl ( Wilcox ) Patrick
    Rock, MI

    To LuLu and the Dunlop Family

    My thoughts and prayers go out all of you at this very sad time. Yucker was a great person. He will be greatly missed by all.

    Sarah (DeSotelle) Zull
    Toney, AL

    Yucker always had a friendly smile and a hug everytime we met. I have not been home to Escanaba in a few years and have not seen Yucker for at least 4 years…but I know that when I come home…no matter what…I will hear his laughter in the wind…see his smile in the eyes of kindness…and I will know that he still walks with us. I miss you big guy. My heart goes out to the Dunlop family in your time of sadness but remember to smile…Gary would like that.

    Lynn LaPalm
    Green Bay, WI

    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Yuckers family. Yucker was always happy and friendly and fun to visit with. Our thoughts are with you all

    Gary and Donna Kalishek
    Kincheloe, MI

    So many memories but will always remember Yuckers coming in to the Stardust on Thursday nights. Always a smile and remembering, when he could, dance to the music. You will be missed!!!

    Jerry Johnson
    Escanaba, MI

    I met Yucker in 1996 while we lived on So. 10th street in Escanaba. I saw this man walking just about everyday, and one day I was having trouble unloading my van with my granddaughter in my arms. He helped me and told me his name, and after that whenever I saw him there was usually a nod or a wave, and of course a smile. I told my husband about him and his name and pointed him out one day and I was surprised to find out that he knew him. He rode the school bus to the Perkins school with all the Dunlop kids. He got a chance later to talk with Yucker and go back and catch up on some things from their younger days. My husband works on the ore boats and when he called this morning I told him that Yucker had passed. He was saddened by the news, and of course shocked. Yucker was an icon around town and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Thank you for the memories.

    Dennis and Karla Zeigler
    Bark River, MI

    My husband was from the Cornell area and rode the bus to the Perkins school with the Dunlop kids. I knew Yucker just from seeing him walking everywhere, and later when I worked at the casino. I told my husband this morning that He had passed, and he was saddened to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we thank you for the memories.

    Dennis and Karla Zeigler
    Bark River, MI

    My condolances to all of the Dunlop Clan. Yucker was a one of kind guy and I’m glad I got to know him. He made the best chili I ever tasted, he was a possitive guy with a ready smile and he loved all of his family. He will truly be missed and this world will be a different place without him in it. Blessings that he have a happy journey to Home and his Mom. Prayers to all the family that the tears you shed are from all the happy memories of his life.


    Colleen McLaughlin Todd
    Glendale, WI

    Cousin Yucker, you and your smiling face will be dearly missed. Your humor and laughter has brought many smiles over the years to many. In my heart you will always be my “Famous Actor cousin” for the part you played in Escanaba in Da Moonlight!! I love you!

    Judy Field
    Petoskey, MI

    I’m sorry my family for your loss. I’m sorry I cannot attend as I have a broken ankle. I love you all and you are in my prayers. love Gary Field and family.

    Gary Field
    Charlevoix, MI

    Yucker has helped us grow as people guiding us with his wisdom, has encouraged us to do right. He has taught me and buddha how to treat females when they are in need of a smile. Forever are we greatful. But we know you are no longer suffering and have been taken into those great hands of the lord and guided to peace. Rest in peace cuz!! Always in my heart!!!

    Dustin Menard
    Escanaba, MI

    Yucker was a great man made everybody laugh. Just dont cross him 🙂 He will be missed by many ~for many loved him.

    Deep sorrow is in our hearts, from Leta and the crew at JN Taxi.

    Leta Giroux & her crew at JN Taxi
    Escanaba, MI

    My deepest sympathies to the family of Gary (YUCKERS) Dunlop. I knew him for many years and there wasnt a better person to have as a friend. He will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. Rest in peace Yucker..

    Scott Azbell
    Aurora, CO

    Yuckers…always a smile and a kind word when I saw him..not to mention the huge bear hugs. A truly gentle man. I’ll miss you

    Nicole P.
    Escanaba, MI

    My heart goes out to all of you’s…It’s been a hard year…As I see it.. their all together now..An someday we will all meet again…but till then we will remenber the laughter and the tears…Babe&Jan Lofquist Family

    Rapid River, MI

    Pie, Duane& Cheryl,and all of your family as well, I am sending my greatest of sympathy to all of you. Yucker has left his mark here with so many people. He has so many friends who will all miss him. I have known the family all my life and send you all the prayers and love to help you all get through this sad time in your life.

    Robin Godfrey Balenger
    Gladstone, MI

    I have known “Yucker” forever! I will miss him deeply! My very deepest sympathies to his family members for their loss. He will be a Yooper Icon in the movie, “Escanaba In Da’ Moonlight”. I will never forget those LEGS!

    Mary Le May
    Gladstone, MI

    I have known Yucker for many years now, he was my father’s best friend. We send our deepest empathy.

    Jessica Williams
    Escanaba, MI

    Cheryl, Dan, Francie, Lou Lou, Billy and the rest of your family–I’m SO sorry you’ve lost Gary. You’ve lost alot, but I know you know he’s with you…I’ll miss his smiling face….

    Rock, MI

    Gary was a very straight foward man,My heart goes towards his family.

    Edward A. King
    Cornell, MI

    To all the family, know my prayers are with you in this time of grief, you have all had your share of grief during these past few years! Remember the poem; Author ?; “Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep, I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow; I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn’s rain. When you awake in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.” Gary is in your heart forever and now he is with all of the family and friends gone on before, no longer ill and running with joy, he is strong and is welcomed into the Arm’s of Jesus, and family that are already there; in Heaven! May God Bless you and give you strength to carry on! Love to you all!

    Sharon Anderson
    Perkins, MI

    To a good friend and a great guy. I’ll always remember the laughs we had working on that movie and all of the other times as well. You will be missed my friend, but feel free to stop by and visit me in the spirit at anytime. My condolences to the many others who will also be missing you. Sincerely;

    Robert Hosking
    Escanaba, MI

    Having been in the music business for many years, i’ve always enjoyed those kind of people that shared my passion for all kinds of music and the good times that often are associated with it…”Yuckers” was one of those people–and i’ll
    miss him…

    Mike Smith
    Escanaba, MI

    My heart goes out to the friends and family of yucker…Its sad to lose such a good friend.
    r.i.p big guy. may u suffer no more.

    Vanesa Mosier
    Escanaba, MI

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