Obituary for Mr. Rodney "Buck" Gravitter

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Mr. Rodney "Buck" Gravitter

February 3, 1946 - March 10, 2017

Rodney “Buck” Gravitter, 71, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11 AM at Newell Chapel, 83313 M51, Decatur, with James Abshagen officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 10 AM until the time of the service. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

Buck was born on February 3, 1946 in Muskegon, MI to Edward & Mary (Ickes) Gravitter. He attended Ferris State University where he earned a degree in business. For over 45 years, Buck worked in the car business as a salesman, general manager and co-owner. On July 20, 1984, Buck married Judith Dragan at The Chapel of the Bells in Las Vegas, NV. Buck had a larger than life personality. He enjoyed being around people and making everyone laugh. However, what Buck loved most in life was his family. He was an incredible man who will be missed dearly by all.

Buck is survived by his wife, Judith; children, Stephanie (Jim) Mulcahy, Brian (Alicia) Gravitter, Todd (Kim) Gravitter, Matthew Gravitter, and Rodney (Brittany Duchesneau) Gravitter; grandchildren, Taylor Mulcahy, Rylee, Sam, & Lexi Gravitter and Vinny Chase; nieces, Sherrie Triglia and Shelly LeNormend.

Buck was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sharon Mott.


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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Newell Chapel


83313 M-51
Decatur, Michigan 49045

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Newell Chapel


83313 M-51
Decatur, Michigan 49045

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Timeline for Rodney "Buck" Gravitter

Born: February 3, 1946
Died: March 10, 2017

Condolences for Rodney “Buck” Gravitter

Ned and the team at Champion posted on 3/14/17

We never got the chance to meet Buck, but he will most certainly live on through stories and memories sure to include lots of laughs and smiles. I can't say for sure but I think he would want it that way. We send lots of love in this difficult and trying time, but we also send strength and passion, two characteristics abundantly evident in Buck. In your time of grieving please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.


Susie posted on 3/14/17

Buck was one PHENOMENAL brother in-law, sure will miss his happy face. Susie & Family


Garry and Shelley Krum and families posted on 3/14/17

Our sincere condolences for passing of Rodney. He was a kind person and friend.


The Hillyers posted on 3/13/17

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Doug & Marcia Sikkema posted on 3/13/17

Judy, Marcia and I are so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Buck was such a fun guy. And by far the very best salesman I have ever known.


Shanion Snow posted on 3/13/17

Stephanie sorry for your loss. My condolences to your family. You and your family are in my prayers. Love you..


Cheryl Waite posted on 3/12/17

We send our condolence to you and your family. We know it is a hard time. May he rest in peace with no more pain. Love you.


James Ickes posted on 3/12/17

I wish to offer my condolences to Buck's family. I never got to know him as well as I would like to have. From what I do know he had a richly fulfilling life. My prayers are with you in your time of grief.


Janet posted on 3/12/17

Stephanie, so sorry for your loss. I know how you loved your daddy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Susan Koopman posted on 3/12/17

Buck was a very special and unforgettable nephew. Full of laughs, love and hugs. He fought this cancer hard with all his might. He will be truly missed by all of us who love him. Judi was his light of life, such a special couple. RIP my little buckaroo, love you lots. Aunt Sue & Uncle Jerry