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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
David D. Foutch


   Services for David Foutch, one of the few remaining original pioneers of Gladwin county, who died early Saturday moring, December 15, were held at the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Charles H. Woods of the Free Methodist church, and the body was buried with military honors at the Shephard cemetery, Ralph Wright post, who accompanied the cortege from Gladwin, performing the ceremonies,. The casket was draped with a United States flag. The holding of the services the following day was one of the last requests of Mr. Foutch.
   Mr. Foutch, son of Jonathan and Rebecca Foutch, was born July 22, 1841, at Columbus, Ohio, came with his parents to Isabella county, Michigan, in 1857, and came to Gladwin in 1878. When the Civil war broke out he enlisted, and is thought to be the last veteran of that war in Gladwin county. Mr. Foutch was a great nature-lover, and was important in the early development of this region into a farming section.
   In 1890 he was married to Miss Minnie Robinson of Isabella county. To this union were born seven children. His wife and nine children, Mrs. Minnie Foutch, Irving E., Foutch, Archie B. Foutch, Mrs. Vie Roundtree, Rich, Right, Bliss, and Victor Foutch and Mrs. Joy Shaw, all of Gladwin; Mrs. Lettie Wilcox of Clare county, survive him. Mrs. Sena Perrou, a daughter, died in April, 1934.
   Relatives who came to Gladwin for the last rites were: Mrs. Lettie Wilcox and son George, of Clare county, Philip Servoss of Isabella county and Frank Perrou of Clare. Members of the America Legion post who went to Shepherd were: Commander Walter Cremean, Charles Kirk, Glenn W. Wagar, Roy Snyder, Mingus Stock, Orlen Wagar, Curt Brubaker, Fred McKnight and Clare Edick.
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Shephard, MI
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Gladwin County Record
P:1 C:6
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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