Born On: July 30, 1955

Passed On: January 10, 2020

Gary John Workman

Gary John Workman “Scooter”, 64, of Muskegon, Michigan, passed away from natural causes on January 10, 2020 with his family by his side. 


Gary was born to George and Joan (Soful) Workman on July 30, 1955.  He had 20+ years of service for Muskegon Recreation Club.  He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp serving during the Vietnam War. 


Gary is survived by his loved one, Nora Martinez; children, Josephine (Brett) Rutledge (Daughter of Gary and Joi Kopka), Arleigha Zimmer (Daughter of Gary and Tery Lieffers (Orville Nichols) and Aaron Workman (Son of Gary and Tish Arthur); siblings, Claudette (Don) Johnson, Joseph Bandock, Janina (Dan) MacNab, John (Joyce) Bandock; many nephews and nieces that were special to him; 5 grandsons, Jayden, Nicholas, Trevor, Danny and Colton; 2 granddaughters, Berlyn and Olivia. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Dolores Dunn. 


Gary loved his family and friends deeply.  He was one of a kind and irreplaceable. 


Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday January 18, 2020 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 2929 McCracken St.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, along with Military Honors at the USS LST 393 (560 Mart St).  The family invites you to a funeral luncheon held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 2355 W. Sherman Blvd. following the military honors.


The family of Gary wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the staff at Hackley Hospital – every one of you went above and beyond.  Thank you. 


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to:


560 Mart St.

Muskegon, MI 49440














Mass of Christian Burial Information

St. Francis de Sales
2929 McCracken Street, Norton Shores, Michigan 49441

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM

9 thoughts on “Gary John Workman

  1. GySgt Eric Ulfsax (Ret)

    Did not personally know Gary, yet he is my “brother”. Semper Fidelis Bro……. “Tell Chesty hello for me”!

  2. Kim Brush

    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. The parish families at St. Francis de Sales Church

  3. Sandy Chartrand

    My dear Gary, I will always remember the fun times by the railroad tracks. And remember that skunk-WOW!!! We had lots of fun when we were young. Loved those curly locks too. Thought about you often but we didn’t keep in touch. See you later 😘 ur cousin and Sandy

  4. KarayLynn Lindstrom/ Patterson

    So sorry to hear that Scooter has passed. I can recall all the fun times he shared with our families over the years.
    Scooter always had something going on.He had a way of making you feel joyous and his infectious smile would just brighten any room.
    He had a very giving heart and the desire to help others.
    He will surely be missed by many.
    R.I.P. Scooter
    Karay Lindstrom/ Patterson

  5. Raymond m Sanchez

    So sorry for your loss prima. Scooter was a great friend.and will be missed greatly. Take your post marine, it your watch now.

  6. Denise Dirheimer

    My deepest sympathies go out to Scooters family and friends. He was a very unique and kind man. I will always keep the gifts from you and Nora from over the years. He will be missed. RIP Scoot

  7. Dina Weller

    So sorry for your loss Nora….Gary will be missed so much by many. I’m so sorry i can’t make it to the funeral because I work weekends. I will be thinking of you. Prayers my friend. Luv ya Nora, Dina

    1. Patricia Madenwald

      Our condolences to family and friends. And his rock Nora!
      He had the greatest sense of humor. Always made me laugh. He came to visit his friends in Florida he would always mow my lawn. Scooter is a kind generous passionate man and will be missed greatly!
      We hold great memories and we’ll never forget him.
      Love Pat, Grant, Mocha, Latte… as Gary would say lick lick💕💞💗😇


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