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Terry D. Coutcher

April 5, 1946 — March 14, 2023

Vassar

Terry Dean Coutcher, age 76, went to see his Lord on March 14, 2023.

Born on April 5, 1946, in Otisville, Michigan to Charles & Esther (Simmons) Coutcher. Attending Millington schools until the 7th grade, when his family moved to Mayville. There he met & dated his future bride while at Mayville schools. He and Penny Fairfield married February 12th, 1966, celebrating their 57th year of marriage. The majority of his career was spent with GM AC Delco/Delphi where he worked for 31 years. Terry loved racing and was a Ford motor enthusiast. His talent and knowledge for car restoration is unrivaled, he never stopped looking for the next deal. Throughout his life he raced cars, snowmobiles, pulled trucks, and enjoyed attending friend's race events. Other hobbies included hunting and fishing, where he spent a great deal of time in Canada with close friends and family catching fish, shooting a bear and shot his record moose. Above all, Terry embraced and bragged often of his four grandchildren. He was their biggest fan for sporting events and academic achievements.

He is survived by his wife, Penny; daughters, Bethany (Mike) Smith of Vassar, and Barbara (Marc) Coughlin of Metamora; grandchildren: Brianna Anderson, Caleb Smith, Logan Coughlin, and Lauren Coughlin; brothers, Russell Coutcher and Michael Coutcher; sisters, Sherry Cox, Pamela Coutcher, and Lana (Dennis) Hart; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Terry is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles Coutcher, Larry Coutcher, and Tom Coutcher; sisters, Connie Fredericks, and Paula Cooper.

Terry's celebration of life will take place on Saturday, March 25th, 2023 at Vassar First United Methodist Church (139 N Main St, Vassar, MI 48768). Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. and funeral services at 12:00 p.m. Luncheon at the church will follow the service; cemetery service to be held at Millington Township Cemetery at 3:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to Vassar First United Methodist Church or a charity of one's choice.

Share a memory of Terry at www.hanlinfuneralhome.com.

Terry and his family are in the care of Hanlin Funeral Home - Millington. 4823 W. Main St., Millington, MI 48746. Phone (989) 871-4591.

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Visitation

Saturday, March 25, 2023

10:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vassar First United Methodist Church

139 N. Main Street, Vassar, MI 48768

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vassar First United Methodist Church

139 N. Main Street, Vassar, MI 48768

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Graveside Service

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Starts at 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Millington Township Cemetery

4921 Main St, Millington, MI 48746

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