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Mr. Erwin Ray Doublestein
  • SS Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church Building Fund
    159 131st Ave.
    Wayland, MI 49348

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“Thinking of you Aunt Ann and Irwin Jr, Gary and Scott especially on this day. Praying God's continued comfort. Much love to you all! ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Greg Doublestein - Indianapolis, IN

“Aunt Anne, Little Erwin, Gary, and Scott, how I missed being with you in person at the funeral today. But please know that I hurt for your loss...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Gregory L Doublestein - IN

“Erwin will always be a loving presence in my heart. I am a better person for knowing him. We send our deepest sympathy to the family. Bill and...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“It's been my honor to call this kind, gentle, caring gentleman my Godfather for the past 43 years. My thoughts and prayers are with Anne and the...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Edna & Kevin Kent - Kalamazoo, MI

“Sending hugs and prayers to Erwin, Cathy and family. My thoughts are with you and surrounding you with "Love" as you gather to celebrate your father...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Vickie Goranson - Toledo, OH

“Condolences to the Doublestein family. I knew Erwin when we served on the Wayland township board. R.I.P. Erwin ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Larry Scheidel - Wayland, MI

“I have such great memories of Uncle Erwin. He is and was a true role model of a great man. He was always so good to our family. Our thoughts, prayers...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Rose Grinage - Leslie, MI

8 of 16 | Posted by: Dennis & Julie Maher - Portage, MI

“Having known Erv my entire life I know he is one of the finest men who ever walked the face of the earth. May God rest you soul. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Mark Williamson - Walker, MI

“So sorry for your family's loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Don & Deb Clack - Hudsonville, MI

“Erwin, my condolences to you and your family at this very sad time. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Jill Wilde Scheel - Marine City, MI

Circa 1993 “I learned so much from this great man. We lived just down the street from Grandma and Grandpa's house, so my childhood is filled with memories of...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jason Doublestein - Grand Rapids, MI

“May God bless your family., Your father was so treasured and loved. He certainly raised a fine family, and will be missed. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Richard and Karen Rossi - MI

“I am sorry for your loss. May the advice and guidance that you have received from him, and the many wonderful memories help you through this...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Pat Krup Guldenzoph - Plainwell,, MI

“ANNE. We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.Ron and Evelyn (Moore) Frank ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“my heart goes out to the doublstein family.i do remember Erwin and bob very well.they knew my father joe bravata.sam bravata III ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: sam bravata - wyo., MI

Erwin Doublestein, age 88, of Wayland, born in Otsego, went to be with his Lord, Saturday, January 9, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Velma Doublestein; brothers, Robert, Duane and Charles Doublestein.
Erwin will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 68 years, Anne Doublestein (Chlebana); his sons, Erwin and Cathy, Gary and Linda, Scott and Pam; his six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Clifford, Bernard and Mary Ann, Rev. William and Karen Doubblestein; and many nieces and nephews.
Erwin served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific. He was recognized as Veteran of the Year for 2011 by the Wayland VFW Post 7581. Erwin retired as a Supervisor at Checker Motors after 27 years. He served as Wayland Township Supervisor for 12 years. Erwin was a member of SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Gun Lake and the Wayland VFW for many years.
A time for relatives and friends to visit with the family will be held from 5 to 8 PM Monday with a Rosary service beginning at 5, at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services, in Wayland, 312 N. Main St. Funeral Mass will be held 11 AM Tuesday, January 12, at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 159 – 131 St. St. Father Christian Johnston, presiding.
In honor of Erwin, contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research or SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church – Building Fund.
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