Peter Jay Garthe, age 66, of Fraser, Michigan, died August 25, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Peter was born in Traverse City, Michigan and was raised in Leland, Michigan and Port Oneida. He attended high school primarily at Glen Lake Community highschool but attended one semester and graduated from TCAPS in 1973. Peter served in the United States Coast Guard for four years and during that time he met and married Donna Hopson in 1976.
Peter was a machinist for 26 years, working at Tratech Industries until they closed. He then returned to school earning an associates degree and worked in the HVAC field until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife Donna (Hopson) Garthe, son Todd Garthe (Stacy) and daughter Jennifer Williams (Jay), 8 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 3 sisters: Sue Butwell (Jeff), Kathleen Ludwig and twin sister Margaret Garthe. He will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Fern Garthe, stepmother Betty Garthe, and sister Christine Anderson (Scott).
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