Jack was born June 5, 1932 in Sault St. Marie, MI to Clifford and Angeline ( Anderson ) Sutter. Jack spent much of his childhood growing up in Sault Ste. Marie but later moved to Gladstone . He graduated from Gladstone High School in 1951. In 1952 Jack was enlisted into the United States Navy and served his country proudly. Shortly after his duty in the Navy, Jack headed west to Idaho. He spent several years there and worked in the woods as a logger, the mines and construction which would eventually become his livelihood. Jack worked as an operating engineer on several projects, one of those being the Mackinac Bridge. While in Idaho, Jack met and married his wife, Leona Walker. Together the enjoyed a union of more than 30 years. Jack loved a good joke and was always pulling practical jokes. He was extremely proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed being a part of their lives. Jack also enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. In later years golfing replaced fishing and Jack was often seen on the links at the Nahma Golf Course.
Jack is survived by:
4 sons: John (Janet) Sutter of Bay Mills, MI, Chris Sutter of Drummond Island , MI; Jeff Sutter of Norway , MI; Joe (Sabine) Sutter of Gladstone , MI
2 Daughters: Sharon (George) Nye of Phoenix , AZ; Lori (Dean) Stockman of Omaha , Nebraska
16 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren, Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by:
His wife, Leona on May 16, 1998, his parents, 3 brothers, Joe, Sandy and Michael and 1 sister, Florence
To a great man that i have known for a lot of years. I will miss all the jokes that he shared with us. All the times that he just stopped in to say hello and have a cup of coffee. Most of all I will miss the great times that we had fishing for walleye in the past 3 years. We send all our love to my best friend (BIG JOE) and Sabine. My heart goes out to the family, John will be missed but not forgotten GOD BLESS. A friend forever.
Aaron and Robin
Joe, Shari, Johnny, Chris, Jeff, Lori–I am so very sorry for your loss. I’m very sorry that I couldn’t make it up for the funeral. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Patty (Plouff) Mislinski
Joe Sutter & family……….
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He was a good guy! I remember when he built the deck on my parents house for them! It is still holding up! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jeannie Jewell & boys
To my old friends Joe and Sabine, my deepest condolences for your loss.
Thinking of you.
Valley Village, CA
Jack was a wonderful neighbor and friend.
We have many wonderful memories with him and Leona, and will miss ‘shooting the breeze’ with him.
Our love and sympathy to his family, especially Joe and Sabina and children, and Lori and Dean and children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Jack and Joy
Joy and Jack Jorgensen
Uncle Jack; you truly will reamin in our hearts forever; you made all our visits to Michigan very special. Our memories will live on forever. You are all together once again.
Love & prayers to all his family