Date of Birth

July 2, 1929
Bangor Township, Michigan

Date of Death

January 31, 2018
Bangor Township, Michigan

Darold Nutting was born in Section 29, Bangor Township, on July 2, 1929, the son of William and Elva (Born) Nutting. He passed on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at the age of 88, at home on the family farm where he was born. Darold lived his entire life farming, and he thoroughly enjoyed driving tractor. His favorite tractors were red, but sometimes green or orange would do in a pinch. In the 1970s, he was published in the Michigan Farmer magazine as one of the most diversified farmers in Michigan. Darold grew many varieties of fruits and vegetables as well as grains and livestock all on the family farm which is now a sesquicentennial farm.

Darold had a passion for cars or anything with an engine, he was a used car dealer for over 60 years, owner of D.K. Nutting Sales and Service.

Darold was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Eileen (Kass) Nutting; of which they have four surviving children: Jacqueline (Duane) Lerdal, Lon (Deborah) Nutting, Linda (David) Poland and William (Kristy) Nutting; 13 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Darold had two sisters Daliene (Nutting) Everhart and Dayla (Nutting) Mackinder. He is also survived by Ruth (Rowlison) Nutting, his wife whom he married in 1990; and her children, Timothy (Janice) Rowlison, Rebecca Rowlison; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife Eileen, he was also preceded in death by grandson, Andrew Droski, and his brother, Dwight Nutting.

The family will welcome friends from 2-3 p.m. followed by a celebration of life at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Calvin Funeral Home. The family will have a private burial at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Van Buren County Youth Fair, P.O. Box 271, Hartford, MI 49057. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at

9 Responses to Obituaries: Darold Nutting

  • Calvin Funeral Home says:

    Please post any condolences for Darold Nutting in the “Leave Your Condolences” comment section below. All e-mail contact information will be made private, but will be given to the family during the services. Our thoughts and prayers go to Darold’s family during their time of grief.

  • Mike and Brenda Mead says:

    We are very sorry for your loss.

  • Bill and Karen Hill says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

  • The Olds family says:

    Please accept our very heartfelt condolences for your loss from the Olds family. We remember many a good times at the Nutting farm. Darold’s witty humor made everyone smile!

  • Robert & Rose Lucker says:

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Wishing you God’s peace.
    When someone you love is a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

  • pat martin says:

    Linda and family I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I remember buying hay from him and his kind ways when I stopped by. Please know I understand your loss and will keep you and the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sharon Zordan says:

    Sorry for your loss, may good memories flood your heart and mind…Sharon and Jerry Zordan

  • Lynne Koth-Keefer says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Darold’s passing. The Nutting family is in our thoughts and prayers…….the Koth family, Dale, Marge and Lynne

  • Renee Moore says:

    Linda & Lon, So very sorry for your families loss. Mike was very fond of your Dad and spoke of him often.

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