William Frederick Blake Kutsche, 92 of Mineral, Virginia died at his residence on Monday, November 7, 2011. Born in Michigan, he was the son of the late Rudolph P. and Ethel B. Kutsche and moved to Virginia a year ago. He was a member of Oscoda United Methodist Church in Michigan and Louisa United Methodist; He served on the School Board in Oscoda for 20 plus years; he was a member of Kiwanis Club in Oscoda, Michigan and the American Medical Association.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Joyce Jeanne Kutsche, his sons; Darwin Paul Kutsche of Dudley, NC, William Blake Kutsche Susie of St. Clair, MI, John McArdle Merrill of Canton MI, William Bill” McArdle Lieane of Livingston MI Bob McArdle of Olympia WA; his daughters; Jeanne Louise Taunt of Troy MI Lynn Marie Hetner Tom of Plymouth MI and Carol Ethel Barfield Pat of Louisa VA. His brothers; Stuart Kutsche Ruth of Grand Rapids MI Robert O. Kutsche Roseanne of Plainwell MI Rudolph Paul “Buzz” Kutsche of Grand Rapids MI. Grandchildren; Jeff and Greg Taunt Kelly Bryan and Christopher Hetner Christene Slate Alexander Blake Jessica Zachary Scott Bridget and Terri Kutsche Paige Patrick and John Barfield Zack Taylor and Sammy McArdle Kayla and Emily McArdle; great-grandchildren Alessandra Taunt Reagan Blake Taunt Theodore Russell Matthews Olivia Paige Rice Cyrus Lilliana and Leon Barfield.
A Celebration of Life will be held for immediate family members.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Blake’s name to Doctors Without Borders 333 7th Avenue 2nd Floor New York NY 10001-5004.