Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 18, 2013

Mr. David T. Mudgett

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — David T. Mudgett, 77 years old, formerly of Muskegon, husband of Janice, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Traverse City, having moved there recently. Born in Pontiac on Aug. 12, 1935, he was the son of C.T. and Margaret (Mercer) Mudgett. He and his family relocated to Muskegon soon after.

David served in the U.S. Army National Guard of Michigan for four years before being honorably discharged in 1964.

Following graduation from MSU David worked in Muskegon as an engineer, first at Anaconda and later at Sealed Power. After retirement he served Calvin Christian Reformed Church as custodian.

On May 28, 1960, he married Janice Caswell, who survives him. They were blessed with one daughter, Pam (Al) Lezon, grandsons, Andy (Liz), Tony, Seth and Sean and great-grandson, Luke Lezon; son, the Rev. Curt (Laurie) Mudgett and grandsons, Evan, D.J., and Grant Mudgett; son, Dr. Paul (Linda) Mudgett and grandchildren, Jesse, Jason, Melissa and Ruth Mudgett; and son, Phil (Laura) Mudgett. Also surviving are his sister, Virginia (Gil) Vanderberg, of Grand Haven; sisters-in-law, Susan Caswell, of Florida, and Karen Mudgett, of Traverse City.

David was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dr. Jim Mudgett, of Traverse City.

Many friends will remember David as an avid sailor and outdoorsman.

He will be laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery in Muskegon. A memorial service for David will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Faith Reformed Church. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service.

Memorial gifts may be made to Faith Reformed Church Youth Ministry or the charity of your choice.

Share memories with the family at their online guestbook at

Arrangements are by The Lee Chapel, Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc., 6291 S. Harvey St., Norton Shores, MI 49444; (231) 798-1100.