January 13, 1951 – July 17, 2019
Owosso native and world traveler Micheal Eugene Koutz graduated with the Hastings High School class of 1969 and went on to Central Michigan University. Following two decades with Adventure Travel in Kalamazoo, Koutz and Michael LoPresto established Experts Travel in 1994. The two were also husbands and life partners, together for 39 years.
Kalamazoo Gazette, July 21, 2019
July 19, 1891 – November 15, 1972
Floyd Bull worked as a machinist at Hastings Manufacturing Company until retiring in 1956 and lived his entire life in Hastings. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and the Barry County Historical Society. In the mid-1960s he was in contact with the homophile group ONE in Detroit.
Hastings Banner, November 22, 1972