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Neil Robret Katsul

AUGUSTA, MI - Neil Robert Katsul, age 44, died unexpectedly on July 25, 2019.  He was the beloved father of Jolene Jennifer Katsul, whom he treasured deeply.
 Neil was born in Grand Rapids on October 19, 1974.  He was a graduate of Hastings High School, where he was a member of the ski club and also crowned homecoming king.  Neil went to school for machine repair and graduated with a journeyman’s certificate, while also pursuing different avenues to further his education.  Neil also attended the Tom Brown Tracker School, and he taught back-to-the-earth skills to children at many different schools.  He was an incredible fire-maker and could create fire with Native American methods.  He took pride in his work and was very meticulous.  He was a skilled drummer and played many instruments, and he was involved with competition shooting such as 3-gun.  
When Neil wasn’t working, his favorite pastimes included skateboarding, drumming with Robert Shimmin, and any activity with his daughter - especially swimming.  He was well-liked by all he met and would help anyone who needed it.
 Neil is survived by his mother, Cheryl J. Katsul; his father, Thomas J. Katsul (Hastings), his brother, Paul T. Katsul, and his niece Sophia L. Katsul, both of Lowell.  He had many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He is also survived by the mother of his daughter, Jennifer M. Katsul, and his beloved darling girl, Jolene J. Katsul.  He will be sorely missed.
 A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at noon at Girrbach Funeral Home, 328 S. Broadway, Hastings, MI  49058.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jolene Katsul fund.  Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home.  To leave an online condolence visit

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