Feb. 17, 1935 - Jan. 1, 2013
NILES, Mich — David Lawrence Fruchey, 77, of Palmetto, Fla., and Niles, passed away Tuesday night, Jan. 1, 2013, at Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles.
Born Feb. 17, 1935, in Elkhart, Ind., he was the son of Robert L. Fruchey and Helen (Herrington) Fruchey. His parents preceded him in death.
David is survived by his wife, Mary (Smith) Fruchey of Palmetto; son Stanley (Kathy) Fruchey of Elkhart; daughter Karen (George) Coppens of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren Allison and Paul Fruchey and Jennifer (Juan Carlos) Vazquez; and sisters Eleanor Jones, Eloise Sailor and Frances Wilson.
Dave was the owner and operator of Modern Printers in Elkhart for many years until his retirement in 2009. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge and served in the U.S. Marines from 1953 to 1956.
At his request, no services were held. Arrangements were handled by Brown Funeral Home in Niles.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.