JOSEPH JAMES NORTHRUPJoseph James Northrup, age 30, died February 22, 2013. He was a loving husband, son, and brother. He was born January 22, 1983, in Lansing, Michigan, to Fred H. and Janis L. (Graham) Northrup, Jr., and graduated from Mason High School in 2001. In his youth, he was extremely active in 4-H. He received his undergraduate Degree at the University of Michigan in Chemical Engineering; received his Masters Degree in Biomedical Science from Wayne State University where he was a published author. He also received his Medical Degree from Wayne State University and has since been a Resident Physician with Michigan State University Surgical Residency Program for the past two years. He loved hunting, hockey, fishing, and our dogs. He was preceded in death by Koda, his faithful Malamute companion of 7 years. Surviving are his wife and high school sweetheart, Kendra and two pet Alaskan Malamutes, Miko and Maya; parents, Fred and Janis Northrup; Kendra's parents, Charles and Robyn Wagonschutz and LeAnn and Shawn LaFay; siblings, Lisa (Dan) Bauer, Ben (Michelle) Northrup, Elizabeth (R.J.) Schutte; sister-in-law Kylie (James) Moots; brother-in-law Tony Terra) Dickson; nieces and nephews Nathan, Thomas, Dustin, Trenton, Meagan, Ricky, Kellen and Mason. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday at Trinity Church, 3355 Dunckel, Lansing, MI 48911 with The Rev. Royce Allen officiating. The family will receive friends 2-8 PM Tuesday at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI 48854. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Joseph J. Northrup Memorial Fund, c/o Dart Bank, P. O. Box 40, Mason, MI 48854.
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