Marcel Albert Evitts, age 96, of Ithaca, MI, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 25, 2021, at Rosewood Adult Foster Care, Ithaca, MI.
In following Marcel's wishes, a cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Burial will take place in Ithaca Cemetery next to his wife.
Marcel was born in Gratiot County, Michigan on November 22, 1925, the son of Wilson and Elsie (Probst) Evitts. After his mother's death when he was 7 years old, Marcel's father remarried and he gained a wonderful step-mother, Fern, whom he cherished. He graduated from Ithaca High School with the class of 1943. After graduation, Marcel proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp from 1944-1946.
On December 9, 1945, Marcel married Patricia J. Daniels. They were blessed with 65 years of marriage prior to her death on September 22, 2011. For 20 years, Marcel owned and operated the Ithaca Lumber Company. He finished his career as a Kitchen Designer for L & J Kitchens. He was a lifelong member of Masonic Lodge #123, Ithaca and the Ithaca United Methodist Church. Marcel loved to fish. He was a Master Craftsman and was an excellent wood worker. He was an avid gardener and proudly shared his vegetables and strawberries with many. Most of all, he loved his family and enjoyed helping his family with his time and talents.
Marcel is survived by his son Daniel (Julia) Evitts of Ithaca, MI; three grandchildren: Sarah (Doug) Ragone, Jameson (Sara) Evitts, and John Evitts; and four great grandchildren: Maelin, Greyson, Lincoln, and Willa. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Patricia, infant daughter Marchal June Evitts, son David Evitts, and one brother Raymond Evitts.
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