Merlin Thomas Sutherland

10/10/1934   —   05/10/2021

Memorial Contributions

 Grand Rapids Home

for Veterans

Volunteer Office

3000 Monroe Ave. NE.

Grand Rapids, MI 49505

The Guestbook
  • Mary Armstrong Paas

    Thinking of you Sue & your family!!

  • Geri Wingo

    Sending love and prayers to you and your family!

  • Carolyn Foote

    Nancy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Steve Dieter

    Sincere condolences to Tom’s family. Tom golfed with our group in Bradenton FL the last several years. He was a valued member of our group and was a great guy.

  • Don Schrouder

    Always a joy to play a round of golf with. He will be missed by a lot of fellow golfers

  • Mary Stapleford

    We will all miss that wonderful smile of Tom’s. Bill and I hope that there is comfort for you in all the memories of Tom. Condolences to you Nancy and all of Tom’s family. Bill & Mort

  • Kathryn Johnson

    Mark and I were so saddened to hear of your loss of Tom. He was a valuable team member at Hastings Manufacturing Company. His intelligence and delightful personality made him a joy to be around. We cannot remember a moment when Tom was not smiling. Our sincere condolences to you all. We are sending prayers for comfort your way. Kathy Johnson

  • Tom Halliwell

    Tom will be greatly missed by his golfing friends in Bradenton. A true gentleman.

  • Jon Peterson

    I had the pleasure of getting to know and play golf with Tom over the past 6 years. Tom was a man of good cheer and it was always a pleasure to spend time with him. Tom was a good man and a great American.

    My condolences to the Sutherland family. Amidst your loss, I hope you find comfort in the many memories of Tom’s well-lived life.

  • Mary Hawkins Jacobs

    So many memories of fun and being just plain crazy. Jake and Tom along with Gary were quite an act to follow.
    They are together again and my heart aches but it also smiles.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy, Scott and Sue and your families.
    I know you will cherish your memories together and hopefully that will get you through this very hard time.
    Rest In Peace my friend, Tom

  • Michael Konvolinka

    I worked with Tom at the cemetery. Enjoyed his company and views on life. Especially his stories about the navy life. Rest in piece my friend!

  • Robert and Roberta Birke

    Words are always so difficult when losing such a wonderful friend. May you Nancy and all of Tom’s family find peace with such a significant loss.

  • Bill and Linda Prescott.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Nan. Tom was a fun man to be around and it was a joy to have him be part of our lives. God Bless.

  • Kathy DeVries

    Nancy, my thoughts and prayers may they strengthen you during this time. I just learned about Tom’s passing. I enjoyed you and Tom as neighbors on the Thornapple River for many years. God’s continued Blessings be with you.

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