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Kenneth J. Jager

Ken passed away at the age of 87 on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Park Village Pines in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was born on February 17, 1933 in Plainwell, the son of Fritz and Lillian (Wigginton) Jager. Ken thought very highly of his family of eight children, 2 step-sons, many grandchildren and great grandchildren and was proud to be their dad and grandparent. Ken was a dairy farmer most of his life. He loved working the fields and driving his team of Belgians which included competing in pulling events throughout the area. Ken was a people person, sharing a smile and a laugh wherever he went. Ken is survived by his siblings: Stanley Jager and Joyce (Bob) Van Wert; his children: Deb (Marty) Tate, Jayne (Blaine) McLeod, Connie (Joel) Newton, Ken (Rosie) Jager, Michael (Carrie) Jager, Tom Jager, Charles (Carol) Jager, Linda (Craig) Zeinstra, Marty (Jana) Bowman and Russell (Penny) Bowman; 38 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Margaret, brother Ronald and sister-in-law Barb. A private family graveside service will be held at East Martin Cemetery at a later date. Contributions in memory of Ken may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, 222 N Kalamazoo Mall Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or on their website www.hospiceswmi.org/give While visiting Ken’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. Arrangements being made by McCowen and Secord Funeral Home; Marshall & Gren Chapel in Plainwell, MI.

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Ken was one of our senior breakfast club regulars who met at Kmart until their cafeteria closed and later at Burger King in Hastings. Ken was a salt-of-the-earth good guy, the kind of guy you always remember and never want to forget. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. Jacqueline Muma Hastings, MI.

Jacqueline Muma May 23 2020 4:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Jager

deb May 19 2020 8:18 PM

Sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Our prayers go out to the Jager family.

Chris Kelsey May 19 2020 3:03 PM

Sorry to hear About Ken. Will be thinking about the family. Jerry(the old one) and Marilyn Fenner

Jerry Fenner May 19 2020 11:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Jager

Jennifer Sullivan May 19 2020 8:53 AM

So sorry for your loss. I didn't know Ken Senior well but every time I saw him he was always fun and seemed like a great guy.

Kathy Wearne May 18 2020 7:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Jager

Joy Brenner May 18 2020 7:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Jager

Doreen Hilton May 18 2020 7:20 PM

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Carol J May 18 2020 5:47 PM

Sorry to read of Kens passing. Lots of great memories of the Jager clan. Best wishes to you all.

Jerry Fenner May 18 2020 5:41 PM

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