Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 13, 2013

Lloyd Walter Gauthier


WATERFORD — Lloyd Walter Gauthier, 65, of Waterford, died Jan, 10, 2013. He was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Traverse City, the son of Harriett and the late Walter Gauthier.

Lloyd was the husband of Juanita (nee Kilbourne); father of Jason Gauthier and Debra Knack (Jeremy); grandfather of Logan Knack; and brother of Betty Smith (Pete), Nancy Ringle (Vern) and Larry Gauthier. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

Mr. Gauthier retired from Pontiac Motor Division after 40 years of service.

Lloyd was an unpretentious man who was devoted to his family. He was a doer and not a talker who provided well for his family.

A celebration of Lloyd's life will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, 5391 Highland Road, Waterford, MI 48327. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute.

"God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around you and whispered, "come to me". With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away and although we love you dearly we could not make you stay. A Golden heart stopped beating hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best."