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Charlene R. Keiser
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    Portage, MI 49024

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“Dear friend I will miss are phone talks and lunches together. Mary Lubovich ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“We will miss char. My mother and her were always together. Char always had the biggest smile and happiest laugh when she greeted you. The lake will...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Frank Zautcke - Friend

“I am so so sorry for your loss. I loved her so much, she was like a Grandma to me. I will miss her dearly. I loved to visit with her & think of...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Wes, Renee & Kennedy Quick - CO

“Randi and Craig... sorry for the loss of your mom. She always had that laugh and smile that I will remember. Our prayers are with you. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: John & Bonnie Zamora - Georgetown, KY

“Grandma u were my best friend i could talk to u about everything i am going to miss u more than anything i love u ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: becky smith - paw paw, MI

“My dear friend and co-worker You will be greatly missed. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Dorothy Kingsley - Paw Paw, MI

“We had many many good times together. Worked many years together at Mead Prouducts. She was the always smileing and had a great laugh. I will miss...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jim Harding - Kalamazoo, MI


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Charlene R. Keiser, age 86, of Hickory Corners, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016. She was born in Plainwell, Michigan on April 11, 1930, the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Cave) Howard. Charlene retired from the Mead Company in Kalamazoo after more than 44 years of service.

Charlene married Clare Keiser on June 3, 1957; he sadly preceded her in death on November 3, 1992. She is survived by her daughter, Randi (Howard) Deneau of Otsego; her son, Craig Town of Kalamazoo; step-children, Joanne Weires of Arizona, Joy (Bruce) Snyder of Lawton, and Jack Keiser of Florida; a granddaughter, Becky (Steve) Smith of PawPaw; 4 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; a sister, Laurel Brown of Florida, and several nieces & nephews. Charlene was also preceded in death by a step-daughter, June Halprin and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Town.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 11th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel 9170 East D. Avenue (M-89), Richland. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Heartland Hospice or Lending Hands of Michigan. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Charlene may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.