Mr. David A. Bazzett, age 52 of Grant, died Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids. He was born David Allen Bazzett in Grant, the son of Robert Raymond Bazzett and Gladys Marie (Rozenga) on July 19, 1954. He married his Valentine Day sweetheart Shirley Louise Byers on May 1, 1981 in Grant. He was a heavy equipment operator for 8 years at Barber Creek Sand & Gravel of Kent City. He was well known for his motocross racing qualifying for State level and was an avid hunter. He was the best grandpa around as he loved his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Bazzett, his children Lynette Bazzett & Brent Borgman, Duane & Lacey Bazzett, his grandchildren Shawna & Lillian Corey, Alexis & Kolton Bazzett and 1 expected grandson, parents Bob & Gladys Bazzett, his mother-in-law Lavona Ostwald, his sister Vicki & Barry Smith, his sisters & brothers-in-law Denice Erbes & Dennis, Marcia Puite & Rod all of Grant, Gary & Shirley Byers of Alaska, Ray Byers of Pennsylvania and also his manís best friends Tiny, Cookie, Bull and Muzzy. He was preceded in death by Grandma Minnie Rozenga.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. from the McKinley Grant Chapel, on Sunday, February 25, 2007 with Mr. Roger Williams officiating. Visitation will be held 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Saturday. For Memorials Renucci Hospitality House and/or ICU Pastoral Volunteer Services both at 100 Michigan NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Please sign the online guest book at www.mckinleyfuneral.com.

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Dave & Carla Powell
Thursday February 22, 2007
05:34:37

Dear Shirley & Family, We are so sorry to here of your loss, Dave was a great guy and will be sadly missed, we will keep you and your Family in our thought's & Prayers.. Dave & Carla Powell

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June Mount
Thursday February 22, 2007
08:32:27

Mom,dad,Vic,Shirley and families. David was a fun loving, sweet man who will always be my big brother. He will be missed but leaves a legacy of people who loved him and on whom he left his mark. David I will miss you. June

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Vicki Bazzett-Smith
Thursday February 22, 2007
09:00:25

We were naughty when we were kids and pushed our Mom to the limit. You taught me to ride motorcycles but I couldn't get the horses to like you. We grew-up and created our own lives but we never got too far apart. You left me way too soon but I will always see you in the swaying leaves of the trees, the bend of the grass, floating snowflakes and hear your laugh in the wind. I Love You and Miss You. Your little sister.

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Lynette
Thursday February 22, 2007
13:26:12

My Father was the best. He would do anything and everything to help me and my children. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten. He will always be thought of, in my heart, and much loved .

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Marlene
Friday February 23, 2007
09:22:10

Shirley, Lynette, Duane and the rest of David's family: I just wanted to express my sympathy to you all. From what you all shared, I could tell David was a wonderful man. Although I only met you briefly over two nights, it was a pleasure getting to know all of you and to take care of David. He was blessed to have you all by his side. You are a wonderful family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Dawn Saunders-Stickney
Friday February 23, 2007
20:33:12

Well what can I say about David! What a nut. We sure spent alot of Halloween and Holiday parties together "back in the day"! I know your close knit family will miss you terribly. Shirley and kids: God bless and I hope you find comfort somehow in your loss. Vicki,"Vic": You know that I know the loss. I am thinking about you alot. You are a very strong woman. But friends are good at this time. Take care and know how great Dave was and I will always remember him. ~Dawn

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Mary Hartman (June's sister in AZ)
Saturday February 24, 2007
09:47:24

Vicki, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Brothers are special very special and it sounds like you had a wonderful relationship with yours. Yes, they often got us into trouble, but I'm sure he probably got you out of it a few times, too... Please know I'm thinking of you during this time and pray for your comfort. Mary (Mount) Hartman

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Brenda (Shaffer) Mahon
Saturday February 24, 2007
15:21:48

Vicki and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless.

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Brenda (Shaffer) Mahon
Saturday February 24, 2007
15:21:53

Vicki and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless.

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Wendy Stephens and Jordan Jerome
Sunday February 25, 2007
09:24:58

A friend of June (Mount) Pelton. Offering my condolences. I will keep friends and family in my prayers through this trying time.

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Monte & Cheri Shears
Sunday February 25, 2007
18:17:36

Dear Bazzett Family, Your in our thoughts and prayers as you go thru this sorrowful time.

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Dan and Karen Wheat
Monday February 26, 2007
12:10:43

Shirley, Please accept our sincerest sympathy. It was such a shock to hear. We are sorry we did not know earlier. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dan and Karen Wheat

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Steve & JoEllen Hilbrand
Wednesday February 28, 2007
11:19:27

Shirley, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. May God and your friends draw close to you and your family to comfort you.

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Mom and Dad Bazzett
Thursday March 15, 2007
21:38:52

David you were our pride and joy, altho you scared the heck out of your Mom with your Motorcycle Racing. I had to be there every time to watch you and cheer you on. And the first time you went Deer hunting and fell asleep and woke up and a buck was looking you in the eyes, you said it was so close you could see its eye lashes. You shot in the air and said you were never going to hunt again. Your Dad and I just chuckled, we knew hunting was in your system and you certianly made up for the one that got away in years after that. When ever Dad needed any help with anything he could depend on you to be there. We have such wonderful memories, we love you so much and hope to be reunited in Heaven with you. A MOM AND DAD HOLD THEIR CHILDREN'S HANDS FOR AWHILE AND THEIR HEART'S FOREVER. Gladys and Bob Bazzett

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David Bazzett (Holt, MI)
Saturday March 17, 2007
10:26:20

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. It is nice to read such wonderful notes about David A Bazzett of Grant, MI. I'm David A Bazzett of Holt, MI. I like to research our family tree. I'm a step-grandson of Julius Juda Bazzett (1883-1965) of Trufant & Mary Caroline (Ellis) Bazzett (1886-1967) (both were last in Reed City); Julius Juda Bazzett parents were William Henry Bazzett (1846-1923) of PA & Mary Etta (Wells) Bazzett (1855-1925) of Detroit. Can anyone tell me how David & Shirley link into our family tree? You can reach me at DavidBazzett_at_Comcast.net (replace _at_ with @). Thanks.

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