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Martin Joseph Wesaw

Martin Joseph Wesaw Jr. (Sonny), age 70, of Plainwell, formerly of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 6, 2020. He was born in Watervliet, MI and raised in Hartford until moving to Grand Rapids in 1960. Sonny was a proud member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. He was preceded in death by parents Martin Sr. and Viola, siblings Jo Ellen, Lois, Daniel, Lawrence and Mary. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Mary Zita (Girginas), daughters Dena (Blake) Austin, Kristina, Zita (Josh) Meier, grandchildren, Sammy (Brad), Senequa, Derick, Curtis, Travis, Justin, Zachary, 8 great-grandchildren, siblings David, Jean, Carl (Kelly), Carolyn, Catherine, Sylvester, Elizabeth, Gregory, Teresa, sister-in-law Rose, several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Sonny was a fire protection designer for over 50 years. He was an avid U of M, Tigers and Lions fan. He enjoyed spending time with family, golfing, fishing, chess, cards and casinos. He had a great sense of humor and was well-known for his quick-wit, one-liners and his great love of music. While visiting Sonny’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. Those who wish may make contributions in lieu of flowers to American Diabetes Association.

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Rhonda Wesaw Hansen. Apr 14 2020 9:43 AM

Sincere condolences to all of the Wesaw family. I grew up with and hung out with Sonny's younger brother Daniel ( Minnie ). I have many fond memories of Saturday night poker games at Sonny's upstairs apt. I will always remember his smile and that short laugh.Our family will have your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Richie Merrill Apr 12 2020 4:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Martin Wesaw

Shay Mead Apr 12 2020 3:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Martin Wesaw

Thomas Nelson Wesaw Jr Apr 10 2020 6:24 AM

Your kind words really mean a lot ... I think you got him down to a T. Aciu....

Mary Wesaw Apr 9 2020 9:46 PM

Dear Zita and the Wesaw family, Our most heartfelt and sincerest sympathies to you as you mourn the loss of your precious Sonny. He smiled with his eyes and his big bear hugs were the best. He had a peaceful, calmness about him, but a sense of humor that could be perceived with a facial expression or a snicker. It pains us during this virus situation not to be able to convey our comfort and support in person, but know that Sonny, you and your family will be prayed for. Barbara & Joseph Lukas

Barbara & Joseph Lukas Apr 9 2020 8:23 PM

I love this Dennis! Made me laugh...we know that grin and head shake all too well. Thanks for being such a great friend to him...even though you didnt call him Sonny :wink:

Zita Meier Apr 9 2020 3:29 PM

Thank you for sharing these photos and memories. We know he really valued your friendship.

Dena Apr 9 2020 1:49 PM

Zita,Teresa your waitress from "Pops Restaurant" Sonny was a wonderful man and will truly be missed. So sorry for your loss may God bless each of you with comfort and memories today and always. May your loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Teresa Zapolnik Apr 9 2020 1:43 PM

We sat next to the student section which stands the whole game and even after his achilleas blew he stood the whole game right along with them!

Dennis Scott Apr 9 2020 12:58 PM

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