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Dr. Francis "Frank" Whitlow

November 8, 1930 — July 18, 2020

Dr. Francis “Frank” Whitlow, age 89, of Stanton, passed away at home on July 18, 2020 under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice.

Frank was a man of many talents, early in life he played the trumpet and enjoyed playing big band music. He studied the art of calligraphy and had a passion for old cars and could tell you the exact make and model of a car when he saw one, and in his lifetime owned 53 cars and could list each of them. After high school, Frank attended Wayne State University for the mortuary science program and then on to Eastern Michigan University for his undergraduate degree and to Chicago to finish medical school. He had a practice in Sheridan in the 70’s, in Arizona from 1978-1988, and also worked at the emergency room at Sheridan Hospital and at the Ionia prison. In June of 1959, he married Nancy Ruselvan in Pontiac and together they enjoyed over 44 years of marriage until her death in 2003. Frank had an affinity for caring for people his entire life and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Frank is survived by his children; Aimee Whitlow of Stanton, Kim (Don) Foster of Springfield, Ohio, Kurt Whitlow of Stanton, Corey Whitlow of Cedar Springs, Craig (Denise) Whitlow of Cary, North Carolina, Chris (Sharon) Whitlow of Coloma, his grandchildren; Dyan (Derek) Underhill, Kristal Foster, Kirstan (Brian) Blake, Brendan (Olivia) Foster, Joshua (Aman) Whitlow, Alexis Whitlow, Chase Whitlow, Zoey Whitlow, Riley Glover, five great grandchildren, along with many other extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents; Henry and Edna (Dulmage) Whitlow, a sister; Joan Howey, and a brother; Jack Whitlow.

Private family services will be held at a later date.
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