Carl David Suiter, age 80, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019, in Gaylord, Michigan.

Carl was a man of faith. When he was 16 years old, he moved to Texas to become a pioneer to preach the word of God as one of Jehovah’s Witness. As an 18-year-old, he moved to New York to further his full-time ministry service at Brooklyn Bethel, the then Headquarters for Jehovah’s Witnesses. He worked in various jobs, one of which was in bookbinding. He was in New York until 1959 when he fell in love with Frances Debiec and they married a year later. They were married happily until death separated them, 54 years and 6 days. Carl worked at General Motors for 32 years, then they moved to Gaylord to live.

He is survived by his children: David (Theresa), Stephen (Cristine), Daniel (Diane), Timothy (Tammy), Jonathan(Jennifer), Thomas (Theresa), Susanna (Aaron) Porzondek; his grandchildren: Kristi (Brad) Barg, Adam (Amber), Aaron,Andrew (Hilary), Daniel, Megan, Michael, Jacob, Jackson, Jonathan, Emma Rose Britton, Thomas, Bella, Connor Porzondek; and 6 great-grandchildren who loved him and miss him very much.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Deborah Ruth, and his infant son Stanley Eddie. He is also preceded in death by his brothers Paul, Bill, and Russell; and his sisters Helen McNeeseand Dorothy Galloway.

There is a memorial to be held on September 30, 2019, at 7:00 pm at the Clarkston Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 6400 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48346