Philip A. Stutesman, 75, of Howell, died on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.
He was born in Comins, Mich., January 1, 1937, the second son of Walter and Vadah (McWilliams) Stutesman. He was raised in Britton and Tecumseh, Mich. Philip attended Moody Bible Institute, and the University of Michigan, where he earned a Master’s Degree.
His lifelong love was Biology, which he taught for 30 years in junior high and high schools in Decatur, Ill., and Jackson, Mich. His students remember him for his humor and for making learning thoroughly enjoyable. His favorite quote from a student was, “You made learning so much fun that by the time I realized I was really learning something, it was too late to do anything about it!” He served as Naturalist for Camp Storer in Napoleon for a number of years. He was life member of the Audubon Society.
Philip is survived by two sons, David (Lee) Stutesman of Ypsilanti and Stephen (Patricia) Stutesman of Howell and five grandchildren: Hannah and Jordan (David) and Alexis, Taylor and Quinten (Stephen). He is preceded in death by both parents and one son, John (Jennifer) Stutesman. Also surviving are his siblings: James (Ruth) Stutesman of Grand Haven; Esther (Bob) Howder of Springfield, Ohio; Mary Alice (Jerry) Payne of Litchfield, and Louise (Norman) Barnard of Shepherd and ten nieces and nephews.
The family will gather with friends from 2- 4 p.m., memorial service 4-5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at Borek Jennings Funeral Home Lamb Chapel, Howell, Mich.