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Gordon Lynn Humm
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How can one sum up a man’s life in two words? With Gordie, it is easy. Those two words are “Amazing Grace”. He chose this song to be sung at his funeral, in honor of the Lord’s amazing grace. Gordie was far too humble to ever have thought of himself in that way. However, anyone who knew Gordie, would describe him using words that would convey his goodness, his kindness, his humor, and his love. Those who were fortunate to know him best and to be loved by him have often used the word “amazing”. The definition of amazing is: “causing great surprise or wonder, astonishing”, “awe-inspiring”, and “startling impressive”. Gordie was surely all of this, and more. One of the definitions of grace is: “disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency”. Those two words best express Gordie. Gordie was a man who loved God, and his wife above himself, he was a loving and supporting father and grandfather, and a patriotic American. Gordie never gave up. He suffered through more than any man should ever have to, yet he never complained and kept a smile on his face. Gordie was amazing. Gordie had grace. We were all graced by the gift of him in our lives. Thank you, God for the amazing grace of Gordie.
Gordon (Gordie) L. Humm, age 71, of Lakeview passed away peacefully at home Sunday morning, April 22, after a valiant battle against ALS. He was born on April 19, 1947, the son of Harold and Asenath (Gordon) Humm in Bay City. Gordie grew up in a farming family in Michigan’s thumb. He was a graduate of Akron-Fairgrove High School in 1965.
A proud veteran of the United States Navy, he was a Navy Medical Corpsman who served in a Marine Corps unit in the Vietnam conflict. He served his country with great pride for four years and was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustained. He also was the recipient of a Bronze Star, the National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Services Medal and a Presidential Unit Citation. After being honorably discharged in January of 1970, he worked as a deep sea diver on oil rigs in the waters off the coast of south east Asia. A resident of the Lakeview area since 1973, Gordie was a well-known and respected community supporter. For many years, he and his wife Diana were the owners of The Village Variety/The Peddler’s Patch in downtown Lakeview. Prior to being in retail, he was an active farmer in the area. Gordie was a loving husband and father who thoroughly enjoyed family time, travel, and was an active booster of the Lakeview community. He was always helping people, and despite physical setbacks, he never lost his sense of humor. He was a member of St. Francis DeSales Church. He enjoyed sports and was an avid fan of The Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions. He was a staunch supporter of the University of Michigan Wolverines and enjoyed participation in a fantasy football league with his sons-in-law. Prior to his illness, he loved golfing and was an active bowler in the Lakeview area.
He is survived by his wife Diana; sons Dan (Karla) Humm of Newaygo, David (Toni) Miller-Humm of Chicago; daughters Deonna (Kenton) Richardson of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Lisa (Joe) Plowman of Cedar Springs, Lt. Col. Krista (Jerrod) Klein of Indianapolis, Ind., and Laura (Robert) Giovanini of Fishers, Ind.; two sisters, Carol (Jim) Wojcik of Mount Pleasant and Lori (Craig) Lehrke of Moran; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Asenath Humm.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to members of the Lakeview community who have been supportive and helpful to Gordie and Diana during this difficult time. They would also like to send special thanks to Great Lakes Hospice and to Felicia Wernette for the loving care she provided.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Lakeview. Fr. James VanderLaan and Fr. Lou Anderson will be the celebrants. Visitation will be at the church Wednesday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., and at 10 a.m. Thursday prior to Mass. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to: Great Lakes Hospice, St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, and The ALS Association.


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