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Eugene "Duke" Dutkiewicz
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Eugene “Duke” Dutkiewicz, age 59 years, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at his home following a brief illness. He was born February 15, 1959 in Jackson, Michigan. Gene graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1977, and attended SVSU and Davenport University. He retired on March 1, 2014 from Consumers Energy where he was employed for 36 years and always said “he was one of the few grown men who got to keep playing with trains and dozers”. For the past eleven years, he was employed with the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. Gene was a man of many skills who could fix anything who was always willing to give a helping hand and take on any project. He was a Licensed Builder, a Bonded Locksmith, and formerly Assistant Scoutmaster of the Boy Scouts of America Troop #158, and Cubmaster of Pack #3106. He enjoyed oil painting, wood-crafting, fishing, camping and cooking for his family. He would always talk about his trips to Disney World with his family. Gene was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church) in Essexville.
On October 24, 1979 he married the former Cynthia Orr in St. Stanislaus Church who survives along with his son: Adam (Kathy) Dutkiewicz, his daughter-in-law: Michelle Dutkiewicz (Shaun); three grandchildren: Rosalynn, Deena, Kahlan Dutkiewicz; two sisters: Pauline (Tim) Dorn; Linda Matuszewski; his brother: Gerald (Shelly) Dutkiewicz; aunt: Virginia Engelke: mother-in-law: Patricia Orr; sisters-in-law: Debbie (Tim) Kaczmarek; M. J. (Bob) Potter; brothers-in-law: Fred (Ann) Orr, Greg (Andrea) Orr; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; his extended Williams family; the Thursday Night Pool Gang; and many, many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Daniel and Kathleen (Weber) Dutkiewicz; his son, Eric; and his father-in-law: Frederick Orr.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00 am in St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville. Rev. Dale A. Orlik will preside and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be designated for the American Cancer Society. Visiting hours with the family will be Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 2:00 until 8:00, with the Vigil Prayer Service at 6:30 pm at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. Visiting will continue “in casual attire to honor Gene’s memory by dressing in Jeans” at the church on Wednesday after 10:00 am until the Funeral Liturgy. For on-line sentiments: www.trahanfc.com


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Visitation

Tuesday

20

Mar

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trahan Funeral Chapel

256 N. Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708

Vigil Prayer Service at 6:30 PM

Service

Wednesday

21

Mar

11:00 AM
St Jude Thaddeus Parish - St. John Church the Ev.

614 Pine Street
Essexville, MI 48732

Visiting with family will continue "in casual attire to honor Gene's memory in Jeans" at the church from 10:00 am until 11:00

Cemetery Details

Location

Floral Gardens Cemetery

2215 Cass Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708


Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

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