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Mrs. Josephine A. Casteel - 709 Clara St., Portage - Passed away August 25, 1972 in Ridgeview Manor Nursing Home.  Mrs. Casteel was born March 2, 1905 in Texas Twp., daughter of Jesse and Maude Root.  Was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Casteel, in 1958.  Surviving are:  two sons and one daughters, Raymond L. Burnham, of Kalamazoo,  Clifford R. Burnham of San Marcis, Calif., Mrs. Huvert (Phyllis) Thrasher, Portage;  ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren;  eight brothers and one sister,  Max, Stanley, Delbert, Forrest all Kalamazoo, Robert and Wesley of Portage, Arthur, Harris, Mich., Vernon Root of Chicago.  Mrs. Stanley Schmidt, Otsego.  Mrs. Casteel will be at the Truesdale South Chapel, Portage, where religious services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Rev. Dow C. Chamberlain of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment, Dry Prairie Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sun 27 Aug 1972

Mr. Glenn H. Castle - 327 Rosemont, Galesburg - Passed away suddenly Sunday (March 5, 1972) morning.  Mr. Castle was born Sept. 8, 1915, in Hart, Mich. the son of Wilford and Pearl Castle and had resided in Dowagiac for several years and for the past 35 years in the Kalamazoo and Galesburg area.  He was employed as a salesman for Cadillac Overall Supply for 25 years, retiring on disability in 1967.  On Sept. 14, 1940, he was married to Irene Cothran, who survives.  Also surviving are 4 sons, William of Gull Lake, Larry of Galesburg, Carl and Danny, at home;  2 daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Susan) Millard of Delton, Mrs. George (Mary Lou) Tschupp of Enterprise, Ala.; 4 grandchildren;  3 sisters and 4 brothers.  Friends are being received at the Hoag-Schmitts Funeral Home, Galesburg, where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., Rev. R. Larry Anderson officiating. Interment in Vicksburg Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to the Comstock Community Center. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 6 Mar 1972

Mrs. Olive Castle - 8290 West C Ave. - Passed away at the Alamo Nursing Home Tuesday evening, March 29, 1977.  Mrs. Castle was born Jan. 29, 1887, in Allegan County, daughter of Lucius and Lucy Warner.  She was a member of the Riverview Dr. Wesleyan Church.  She was married to William Betzler, who preceded her in death.  In 1916, she was married to Earl Castle, who passed away in 1960.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Wilbur and Ruth Townsend, all of Kalamazoo;  2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clifford Warner of Kalamazoo;  several nieces. Friends are being recieved at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, where services will be held Friday at 3 o'clock, Rev. Ivan Morse officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Wed 30 March 1977

Michael George Cain - Infant son of David G. and Irene K. (McLain) Cain, passed away Wednesday (July 19, 1972)  morning. Michael was born July 18, 1972;  was a member of St. Ambrose Church.  Surviving besides the parents are a brother Joseph George;  two sisters, Kathleen Marie and Stephanie Marie;  grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Donald Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jancasz, all of Kalamazoo;  great-grandfather, Mr. George Cain, Fayetteville, N.Y.;  several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Graveside services will be held in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Thursday afternoon at 2, Rev. Father Elmer Weiber officiating.  Arrangements by the Redmond Funeral Home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Wed 19 July 1972

Mr. Richard S. Caley - 233 Leenhouts - Passed away suddenly Friday (Oct 22, 1976)  morning at Borgess Hospital.  Mr. Caley was born January 28, 1888, in England and made his home in Kalamazoo since 1911. He had been employed as a plasterer and had worked for the Michigan State Highway Dept. for 22 years until his retirement.  He was a member of Hudson Masonic Lodge of Gobles.  On Dec 18, 1915, he was married to Mildred Armstrong, in Kalamazoo, who survives.  Also surviving are 4 sons, Albert of Vicksburg, Clarence, Clare and Allan, all of Kalamazoo;  18 grandchildren;  8 great grandchildren;  a brother, Claude and a sister, Mrs. Gladys Russell in England.  Friends are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, where services will be held Monday at 1 o’clock, Rev. Cleon E. Avery officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Those who wish, may make memorials to the Cancer Fund.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 23 Oct 1976

Mrs. Barbara Calighan - 105 Glendale Blvd., Parchment - Passed away Jan 24, 1976 at a Kalamazoo hospital.  Mrs. Calighan was born Jan. 19, 1942, in Ft. Lupton, Colo.  Surviving are her husband, Raymond;  3 sisters, Mrs. Beverly Ann Johnston of Santa Maria, Calif.,  Mrs. Quita Fay Saxon Jr. of Tampa, Fla., and Miss Leita Kay Purvis of Gainesville, Fla.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan, with Pastor Douglas Beason, of the Bethel Baptist Church, officiating. Private interment at Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 27 Jan 1976

Mrs. Veronica C. Cairns - 4505 W. Main St. - Passed away this morning (Aug 20, 1971)  at Borgess Hospital.  She was born March 21st, 1908 to Henry and Clara Weber, Wolverine Michigan.  She had resided in the Kalamazoo area for 35 years.  She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo.  She is survived by her husband James A., one son, Glenn of East Lansing, one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Susan) DeHorn, Hoffman Estates, Illinois,  8 grandchildren, 1 sister, Mrs. Leon (Florence) Thomas of Massachusetts.  Religious services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Truesdale South Chapel, Portage, Rev. David McShane officiating.  Interment Mt. Everest Cemetery.  Friends may call after noon on Saturday. The family will be at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. to receive friends.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 20 Aug 1971

Mr. Olin W. Calligan - 3014 Bronson Blvd - Passed away April 22, 1972 at his residence, Mr. Calligan was born Nov. 15, 1900 in Niles, Mich., son of William and Mary Bradbury Callighan and had been a resident here for the past 70 years.  He retired as sales manager for the Engelhard Minerals & Chemical Corp. and was a veteran of World War I.  A member of American Legion Post 332, Kalamazoo Lodge 22 F & AM, Penisular Commandery, No. 8 Knights Templar and Saladin Temples AAONMS.  Surviving are his wife, Mae M. ; 8 nieces and 4 nephews.  Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home, Peninsular Commandery No 8 Knights Templar officiating.  Mrs. Callighan will recieve friends at her residence Monday and Tuesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the WMU Paper Technology Dept.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 24 April 1972

Mr. Peter Calusio - 621 W. Centre Ave., Portage - Passed away Thursday morning Dec. 30, 1971.  Mr. Calusio was born August 1, 1887, in St. Georgio, Italy, the son of John and Anna Calusio and had been a resident here for over 40 years.  He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.  Before his retirement was employed by Checker Motors Corp.  His wife, Jennie passed away in 1967.  Surviving are 3 daughters, Miss Anna Calusio, White Pigeon, Mrs. Josephine Bozarth of Wabash, Ind., Mrs. Velma Kindig of Decatur, Ill.;  10 grandchildren;  3 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Raifsnider of White Pigeon; 2 nephews.  Was preceded in death by a son John.  Memorial services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave., Interment, Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Portage Chapel. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 30 Dec 1971

Mr. Robert Lee Cam - 403 Garfield - East Jordan, Mich. - Passed away suddenly Thursday (March 3, 1977)  afternoon.  He was born Sept. 27, 1911 in Kalamazoo and had been a resident here until he retired 2 years ago.  The son of George and Harriet Huff Cam.  He was married to Elizabeth Cripe who passed away in 1967.  He was employed at Georgia Pacific Paper Co. for 25 years.  He is survived by 2 sons, Dale of East Jordan and Carl of Madera, Calif.;  six grandchildren, 1 brother, Harold of Mesa, Arizona;  2 sisters, Mrs. Lila Mitchell of Portage and Mrs. Mary Putman of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home where services will be held Monday afternoon at 2, Rev. Alden Burns officiating of the Milwood Methodist Church.  Interment at Maple Grove, Comstock.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 4 May 1977

Mrs. Mollie P. Cameron - 805 N. Westnedge - Passed away Monday evening, December 8, 1975.  Mrs. Cameron was born June 26, 1889 in Plainwell and had been a lifelong resident of this area.  She had formerly been employed for many years by the Kalamazoo Stationary Company.  She was the widow of Charles Cameron.  She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters, Alex Pogue,  Mrs. Jennie Batchelor,  Mrs. Albertina Baldwin and Mrs. Bertha Burnham.  Surviving are:  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 at the Langeland Chapel,  622 S. Burdick.  Private interment in Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 9 Dec 1975

Mr. Charles E. Camp - 8675 Waruf Drive, Portage - Passed away Saturday, May 13, 1972.   Mr. Camp was born April 15, 1888 in Hartford, Michigan, son of William and Minnie Camp.  Was a resident of Portage and Kalamazoo for 44 years, previously in Chicago.  Before his retirement he had been employed in the local paper mills and also a farmer. He is survived by: his wife, Leonore; one son, Arthur W. of Portage and one daughter, Mrs. Dolores Tallis,  Williams Bay, Wisconsin;  brother, Clarence of Kalamazoo;  a sister, Mrs. Jessie Adams of Chesaning, Mich.;  five grandchildren, Craig, Patricia and Thomas Camp,  Craig Tallis of San Diego, Calif. and Mrs. Jeannine Liataud of Illinois;  several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 2 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre, REv. Carl R. Holwerda of the Lake Center Bible Church officiating.  Entombment in Mount Ever-Rest Mauseleum.  Friends may call at the Portage Chapel beginning at 2 o’clock Sunday.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sunday 14 May 1972

Mr. Clarence Camp - 1814 Byrd Dr., Portage - Passed away Monday morning, Jan. 5, 1976.  Mr. Camp was born May 19, 1900 in Hartford, Mich., son of William and Minnie Camp and had been a resident  for the past 40 years of Portage and Kalamazoo.  He retired from Monarch Paper Mill.  Surviving are his wife, Lillian; 2 daughters and one son, Mrs. John (Ruth) Lingbeek, Mrs. Dorothy Fordyce and Harold W. Camp, all of Kalamazoo;  4 grandchildren;  2 step-grandchildren;  6 step-great-children;  one sister, Mrs. Jessie Adams, of Chesaning, Mich.;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock, at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave., Rev. William A. Huyser, of Westwood Christian Reformed Church, officiating.  Interment, Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Portage chapel.  Memorials to Westwood Christian Reformed Church or charity of your choice.  source:   Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 6 Jan 1976

Mrs. Blanche I. Campbell - 505 Woodward Ave. - Passed away Friday morning Feb. 11, 1972, after a long illness.  Mrs. Campbell was born Feb. 22, 1897, in Sherman, Mich., the daughter of Solomon and Agnes Nisewander.  On April 4, 1917, she was married to Cressy C. Campbell, who survives.  In 1954, she and her husband returned to this city after an absence of 30 years.  Mrs. Campbell was a member of the First Congregational Church where she served on the Board of Deaconesses.  She was also a member of the Pilgrim Club and Priscilla Alden Guild.  Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 brothers, Gilbert and Edgar.  Surviving besides the husband are one sister, Miss Gladys Nisewander of Buckley, Mich.; a niece, Mrs. Charles Searcy; 3 grand-nephews;  one grand-niece, all of Longmont, Colo.  Memorial services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. James N. McCutcheon officiating.  Commital services will be held in Sherman-Mesick Memorial Cemetery, Mesick, Mich., Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, Rev. George B. Taylorr III officiating.  Mrs. Campbell requests that if any memorials be given, that they be sent to the First Congregational Church Building Fund or Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 11 Feb 1972

Mrs. Florence I. Campbell - 920 N. Rose St. - Passed away Monday May 15, 1972, in Spring Arbor, Mich.  Mrs. Campbell was born January 11, 1887, in Clyde, Kansas, the daughter of Daniel and Ida Dolbee and had been a resident here for 29 years.  She was a member of the Salvation Army Citadel and Golden Agers Club.  Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband, Willard H.;  2 daughters, Mrs. Leona Osborn of Jackson and Mrs. May Day of Parchment;  5 grandchildren;  17 great-grandchildren;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Thursday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Roger Campbell officiating.  Interment in Alamo Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 16 May 1972


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