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 Walter Gary “Butch” Udell, I

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Walter Gary “Butch” Udell, I

  • Birth 11 Sep 1950 Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 29 Dec 1983 Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Twin Lake, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA
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  • Memorial ID 5075031

Butch was strong, brave, big in size and in heart. He took nothing from anyone. He wasn't "bad" but the "bad" didn't mess with him, yet he was also warm and gentle, smart and funny, kind and sweet and a bit of a marshmallow. He fought with his sister when they were young, and would defend her if she was disrespected or if someone hurt her feelings. He would fight to the death for his family. On a snowy, blustery December 29, 1983, while he and his family were going to visit relatives after Christmas, the hood flew up on his pick up truck. The truck began to slide, and as a bridge was coming up he cranked the steering wheel so that the truck would hit on the driver's side so as to save his children and his wife. He died later that day. He was a man in every sense of the word. I am proud to say he was MY BIG BROTHER And MY HERO.

Cause of Death: Truck Accident


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  • Created by: Hilda Duell
  • Added: 8 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5075031
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Gary “Butch” Udell, I (11 Sep 1950–29 Dec 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5075031, citing Twin Lake Cemetery, Twin Lake, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Hilda Duell (contributor 20096123) .