Albert (Butch) E. Tossava, age 73 of Woodland, Michigan passed away December 9, 2016 at home.


Butch was born on March 25, 1943 in Troy, Michigan the son of Peter and Doris (Dwyer) Tossava. He attended Hastings High School, graduating in 1961. Butch married Carolyn Sue Wilson in April of 1964. She preceded him in death, after 39 years of marriage. Butch later married Margaret Pruett on January 22, 2011.

Butch was employed by Smitty's Gas Station in his early years, and also worked at Hastings Bookcase, General Motors, Northern Equipment in Grand Rapids and lastly for Chemical Bank as a currier.


Butch enjoyed fishing, golfing, working on cars, especially his 1928 Model A pickup, tinkering in his garage, woodworking, working in his yard, cooking, snowmobiling and spending time with his kids and grandkids. In his retirement years he enjoyed fishing with friends and family in the Hesperia area. Butch loved deeply and took great care of those he loved. He also loved helping anyone who needed it.


Butch was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Tossava, parents, Peter and Doris Tossava, and brothers, Larry and Donald Tossava.


Butch is survived by his wife, Margaret Tossava, children, Brian (Kendra) Tossava, Pam (Rick) Cavalier, grandchildren, Courtney (Evan) Irvine, Shane Tossava, Bradley England, brothers, Bob (Jan) Tossava, David (Sue) Tossava, Pete (Connie) Tossava, step-children, Maxine Draper, Buck Tranbarger, Lilburn Tranbarger, Michelle Wallace and many loved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and Spectrum Health Hospice.


A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11:00 am, also at Girrbach Funeral Home. Pastor Norman Barlow will officiate the service.

Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings.  To leave an online condolence please visit









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