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Ira Alonzo Cutler of Kalamazoo, MI

Ira, age 95, died Tuesday morning, April 10, 2018 at Kairos Dwelling, Kalamazoo after a brief illness.

Ira, the son of Arthur Alonzo and Vera (Bunker) Cutler, was born in Benzie County, MI on December 3, 1922. He had been employed by Rheem Manufacturing Company of Kalamazoo for 27 years configuring duct work and retired from Galesburg Heating and Cooling as a duct specialist.

Ira was united in marriage to the former, Doris Eileen Espy in Plainwell, MI on February 28, 1948 and she sadly preceded him in death on April 6, 2015 after 67 years of wedded bliss. Surviving are his two sons, Steven I. Cutler of Hickory Corners, MI and Dale A. Cutler of Kalamazoo; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two brothers, Veryl (Mae) Cutler of Tucson, AZ and Ellis (Sharon) Cutler of Battle Creek, MI. Ira was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Gladys and Ila and four brothers, Glen, Forest, Hubert and Dean.

The Memorial Gathering and Luncheon to celebrate Ira's life will be held on Saturday, May 12th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Northeastern Baptist Church, 6536 East G Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. As per Ira's wishes, cremation has taken place and he will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Doris in Benzie County, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ira's honor may be directed to a charity of one's choice. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel is assisting Ira's family.