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Dallas Julian Sulzmann, Sr.

Dallas Julian Sulzmann, Sr., age 62, of Wheeler, died on May 11, 2018.

He was born on April 16, 1956, the son of William and Ruth (Childs) Sulzmann in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan.  He is married to Jennifer (Thomas) Sulzmann.

Dallas worked as a fork lift driver at GM Auto Manufacturing for 42 years.   He enjoyed being in the outdoors hunting, fishing, farming, and riding his Harley.  He participated in many walleye tournaments, and was a very successful fisherman. Dallas enjoyed putting on a fish fry, but even more loved watching his friends and family enjoy the fish he caught.  He loved life and meeting new people.  He took pride in everything he did, and it was evident in his home on Barry Road.  He especially loved his grandchildren and family.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; his children, Jennifer (Adam) Osmun of Howell, and Dallas Jr. (Veronica) Sulzmann of Swartz Creek; stepchildren,           Janie Mills of Mt. Pleasant, Ryan Mills of Ithaca, Cora (Todd) Pavlik of St. Louis, Willis (Jessica) Strouse of Eagle River, Alaska, and Elizabeth (Shawn) Heady of Tacoma, WA.; his grandchildren: Samuel and Evelyn Osmun; 11 step grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Roxanne (John) Charron of Linden, Deborah (Tom) Felisky of Orlando, FL, Sally (Steve) Nicander of Flint, James Sulzmann and Michael Sulzmann of Flint.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 1pm at the Edgewood Church of God, with Pastor Steve Gulick officiating.  Visitation will be at the church from 12pm to time of service.  There will be a luncheon following the funeral.  Memorial contributions may be made to Gratiot County Animal Shelter.

Condolences may be left for the family online at

Reader Comments (17)

Dallas was a great guy, always thinking of others. We all played
Jennifer and DJ we are so very sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man. Hugs and love to you.
May 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie cicalo
Dallas was a great guy, the Sulzmann's the Baird's and the Leach's played together in the neighborhood, we all grew up together. He was for the under dog, just so kind and so well liked. Was lucky enough to meet his wife Jen, Deb was home for a visit and we were invited to a cook out at their home, he was soooo happy and they were a great match. How lucky to find each other. Thinking of you Jen n sending hugs. Deb, Rocky, Sally, Jimmy n Mike lots of love and many hugs, will be thinking of you and praying for you. Love Steve n Vicki
So sorry for your loss! Thinking of your families!

Trevor, Jenny & Nolan Hendrick
I will forever miss the old days up in Vanderbilt in Deer Camp. We all had such a good time, had many laughs and shared many memories.
RIP Dead Eye
You are truly missed
May 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRodney Childs
Jennifer, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your husband.
May 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Bowen
God Bless This Family Wrap Your Arms Around Them Comfort Them. FISH ON DALLAS!
May 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDawn Hazlewood
Dallas was a great friend and great father, he loved everyone, never had a bad thing to say about anyone, you couldn't ask for a better person for a friend. He is truly missed by all how knew him. My heart is broken he was my UAW brother and a great friend. Nothing will be the same without him at work and in your lives. God bless you and your family all of you are in my prayers. AMEN
May 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJames Wade
So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband.
Dallas was apart of my GM family but I also considered him to be a good friend. He will sadly be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. He had such a great personality just a very pleasant person to be around with such a loving spirit and a kind heart. Praying God comforts his family and friends with strength peace and understanding... Fly high Dallas you earned your wings buddy you will sadly be missed by all
May 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterApril Carter
Jenn, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.
May 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDeb Dadsay
You are in our thoughts and prayers. ♡
Dear Adam and Jennifer,
Sending deepest sympathies and prayers from the Snodgrass and Petrucci families
May 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJudy Snodgrass
I am praying for your family during this difficult time of sorrow. My heart was broken when I heard the news. Dallas was a fellow UAW brother. Never have I met a kinder person in my 11 years with GM. I will miss our talks about fishing, hunting, and dogs. I will miss the sweet corn and cherry tomatoes he would bring to me. He helped give me a jump start on a day with a -18 degree wind chill. He was nothing short of amazing. Heaven gained an angel.
May 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBethany Carr
Your going to be deeply missed my friend, we just talked a little over a week ago, and I'm going to miss our conversations we had at least once a month!
May 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPhil Joslin
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband! Prayers and hugs.
So sorry for your loss. Dallas was an amazing person, and always had a smile on his face. He was always the first one to help anyone out. There is definatly avoid at work without him there, and he's truly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family
May 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Johnson

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