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Guenter O. Loepertz

May 21, 1938 October 31, 2016
Guenter O. Loepertz
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Obituary for Guenter O. Loepertz

Guenter Otto Andreas Loepertz, a longtime Highland resident, died peacefully in his home on October 31, 2016. 

Guenter, eldest son of Otto and Hedwig Loepertz was born on May 21, 1938, in Hanover, Germany. His family immigrated to the United States in October 1951, settling in Rochester, New York. Guenter met his wife, Anita (nee. Hanlon), at a German Choir and they married on February 1, 1958. Together they raised four daughters. He earned an associate’s degree in Applied Science and Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and began an apprenticeship at Delco Manufacturing Plant. They moved to Farmington, Michigan in 1965. In 1971, Guenter founded Mutual Tool & Design Co in Highland. He prided himself on high standards and craftsmanship for more than 45 years.

He embraced a life-long love of learning and community service. From founding his own business and providing apprenticeships, to coaching, leading scouts and planning countless community events and themed dinner parties, Guenter was constantly sharing his time and talents. He served as chairman of the Highland Senior Center, was president of the Livingston County Genealogical Society, and a charter member of Huron Valley Numismatic Society (coin club). He was actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America for more than 45 years. He was one of the founders of the Huron Valley Soccer Association and was inducted into the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association Youth Hall of Fame in 1991.

Guenter traced his family lineage back to the 1500s and spoke at many genealogical societies and libraries. However, his interest in family was not focused on the past. Guenter lived each day to the fullest, sharing his love of travel, cooking (including German potato salad and beef rouladen), wine tasting, World Cup soccer and photography. He was an upstanding citizen, embracing the American dream and providing a stable and loving home for his family. He will be remembered for his reserved demeanor, his gentle guidance, his warm laughter – and his affection for whipped cream on holiday desserts. He will be missed by all with whom he was associated. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Anita (nee. Hanlon); daughters, Diane Loepertz, Theresa (Bill) Wiles, Christie (Charles) Hix, Andrea (Chuck) Knipe; grandchildren, Jeremy, Sabrina, Jonathan, Joshua, Nathanial, Amanda, Alyssa, Katelyn and Jacob; twelve great grandchildren and many extended family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Hedwig Loepertz; brother, Dieter Loepertz and grandson, Michael.

A Memorial Service will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 Harvey Lake Road, Highland on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Highland Senior Center.

For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645.

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11:00 AM 11/28/2016 11:00:00 AM
Church of the Holy Spirit

3700 Harvey Lake Road
Highland, MI 48357

with gathering beginning at 10 AM

Church of the Holy Spirit
3700 Harvey Lake Road Highland 48357 MI
United States

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