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Carlton "Carl" Kasdorf

Carl Kasdorf, 90, of Plainwell, MI, passed away on December 7, 2020 with family by his side. Carl was born in Sturgis, MI on December 24, 1929 to Milton and Jennette (Frohriep) Kasdorf. He graduated from Western Michigan University. He was briefly in the Army. He worked most of his life as an accountant at Plainwell Paper. On August 20, 1960, he married Patricia (Boynton) at Zion Lutheran Church in Kalamazoo. They would be active members of the church during their entire 60 year marriage. Carl had a beautiful bass voice. He was active in Bach, church and community choirs. He was a “human encyclopedia” who knew something about everything. A gentle big man, he was always giving. His greatest joy was sharing his love of camping and gardening with his family. He actively supported his children and grandchildren’s activities. He will be greatly missed! Carl was preceded in death by his brothers, Willis Kasdorf and Ivan Kasdorf. He leaves his wife, Pat; his children, Connie (and Gary) Cota, and Nic Kasdorf; his sister, Selma (Kasdorf) Comstock, six grandchildren and a great granddaughter and a number of beloved extended family members. A small memorial service for immediate family will be held at McCowen & Secord Funeral Home in Plainwell on Tuesday, December 15. Memories and condolences may be shared through their website. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Neighbors (Plainwell), the Kalamazoo Symphony or to an organization dear to your heart. While visiting Carl’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. The family is being assisted by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; Marshall & Gren Chapel, 120 S. Woodhams St. Plainwell, MI 49080 (269-685-5881).

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A candle was lit in memory of Carlton Kasdorf

Garry and Valorie Veld Dec 22 2020 10:07 PM

When I think of Uncle Carl the first thing that comes to mind is him sharing wonderful memories of camping trips he enjoyed with his family. All the sights they had seen with complete descriptions. With his words he could make the scenery come alive in your mind. I also remember his beautiful smile and his jovial laugh. Such a beautiful service for a beautiful Man. We will miss you Uncle Carl.

Deborah Kasdorf Dec 15 2020 12:52 PM

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McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Homes Dec 15 2020 11:46 AM

Uncle Carl was an intellectual giant, with a depth to his conversations that few could match. He was a kind and generous man, great father, great uncle and a rock in our family. I will miss him. Tim Kasdorf

Tim Kasdorf Dec 15 2020 11:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carlton Kasdorf

Mary Dec 15 2020 10:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carlton Kasdorf

Rita Howard Dec 15 2020 10:24 AM

Worked with Carl for many years at the paper mill.He always had a story to tell and was a fountain of facts. My sympathies to Pat and his family. Kathy Osborn

Kathleen S Osborn Dec 13 2020 9:24 PM

Sorry to learn of this. Had no idea that Carl was 90. You were neighbors to my parents of 692 Melrose. The old neighborhood is losing the originals one by one. Very sad. Be kind and gentle with yourselves as you navigate this rocky road of grief. Sincerely, Patti (Khodl) Hewitt

Patti Hewitt Dec 10 2020 4:32 PM

Pat and family I am so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. He was a gentle giant and my family will always be indebted to you and Carl for all you did for Mom and Dad. God be with all of you and grant you His peace. JoAnn,(Moody) Burchett

JoAnn Burchett Dec 10 2020 12:11 PM

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