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John "Jay" J. Kotlark III

January 3, 1957 March 9, 2021
John "Jay"  J. Kotlark III
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John “Jay” Kotlark III, 64, passed away on March 9, 2021. He was born January 3, 1957 in Lansing, MI, son of John Kotlark II and Lois Baker. John graduated from Grand Ledge High School with the class of 1976. He worked as a head custodian for the Grand Ledge Public Schools for 34 years before retiring in 2010.

John loved antique cars, especially Oldsmobile and loved to attend car shows. He enjoyed reading books; laughing at the Three Stooges; had a great love for animals and his pets, and loved spending time with family at Horse Head Lake.

He is preceded in death by his parents, nephew-in-law Douglas Beutler, father and mother-in-law Gleason and Evelyn Williams. John is survived by his wife of 36 years Glenda Kotlark; children, Adam (Chrissy) Kotlark and Amanda Kotlark; longtime family friend James Abfalter; sisters, Julie (Tom) Fonger and Karen (Doug) McKee; in-laws: Cathy (Bob) Beutler, Randy Williams, JoAnn Bellet, and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Covid 19 protocols requiring masks along with social distancing will be observed. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society, American Diabetes Assoc. or American Heart Association. Online condolences can be shared at

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11:00 AM 3/18/2021 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 3/18/2021 1:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

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North Eagle Cemetery Final Resting Place

12300 S. Grange Road.
Eagle, MI 48822

12300 S. Grange Road. Eagle 48822 MI
United States

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