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Charlene May Salisbury

November 30, 1928 — November 17, 2022

Cooper Township

Charlene M. Salisbury, 93, of Cooper Township, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2022, at her daughter’s home. Char was born on Nov. 30, 1928, in Allegan, Michigan, the daughter of Dorr and Lulu (Bronson) Wiley. Her family farmed for many years. Char often said that her least favorite farm task was going to get the cows from the pasture and woods and bringing them back to the barn.

Char is survived by her daughter Sharon (Spencer) Ross; grandchildren: Heather Segerdahl, Heidi Zazack, and Eric (Beth) Ross; great grandchildren: Skyla (Clay) Clark, Taryn (Anthony) Jones, Liana (Carter) Losiewski, Nora Ross, Kylie Ross and Hazel Ross. There are also two great great - grandsons: Joseph Ritchie and Maddox Jones as well as one great-great grand – daughter Garden Clark on the way.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clifford; her sons: William, Steven and Michael as well as her siblings: Bill Wiley, Bob Wiley and Dorothy Thompson.

Visit with family and friends on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Avink McCowen Secord Funeral Home; Plainwell Chapel, 120 S. Woodhams St. in Plainwell.  A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the same location.

Char loved working and spent many years at Kal-Equip in Otsego, then moving on to Stryker Instruments.  She worked there until the age of 77.  She loved the casino bus trips with her Stryker co-workers. She also loved the up-north casino trips and many other Northern Michigan Trips with her daughter and son-in-law.

Memorial contributions may be directed to The American Parkinson’s Disease Association. While visiting Char’s memory page at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please sign the guest book and leave a memory. 

The family is being cared for by Avink McCowen Secord Funeral Homes 269 685-5881.

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Visitation

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Plainwell

120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Plainwell

120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

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