OBITUARY

Gordon Eugene Navis

June 21, 1942September 5, 2021

Gordon E. "Gordie" Navis, age 79, began his new journey September 5, 2021. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeff, in 1981 and his brothers Kenneth Navis and Stanley Navis.

He worked at the General Motors - Kalamazoo plant and was the 63rd employee hired into the shop when it opened in 1966. He retired in 2001 with 35 years of service in Tool and Die.

He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Mary Navis; his daughter and her husband, Terri and Alan Arbanas; special grandsons Ben Arbanas, Tom Arbanas, Dave Arbanas, Sam Arbanas, and Mike Arbanas. Also surviving are brothers Gale (Jan) Navis and Boyd (Chris) Navis.

A Celebration of his life with visitation will be held from 12-3 p.m. September 12, 2021 at the United Church of Wayland - 411 E. Superior St., Wayland, MI 49348. In lieu of flowers please consider Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan or the building fund of the United Church of Wayland.

Services

  • Celebration of Life with Visitation

    Sunday, September 12, 2021

Memories

Gordon Eugene Navis

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Vicky Brower

September 8, 2021

Mary,
Praying God will comfort you & your family in the days ahead and may all your memories sustain you through your grief.

Becky Rowe

September 8, 2021

So very sorry Mary. Sending hugs and prayers

Shelley Jager-Ladd

September 8, 2021

So sorry for your loss Mary.

Pat Robrahn

September 7, 2021

I have many great memories of Gord. He was a great person. We were friends for many years. My sympathy goes out to Mary and the family for their lost. You have our Deepest Sympathy. Love Pat and Don Robrahn (Funk)

Craig Tolhurst

September 7, 2021

Uncle Gordon was always very thoughtful, friendly and goodhearted. He was very much like Aunt Mary. The two of them set a good example for us all.

Craig Tolhurst

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FROM THE FAMILY