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Kevin Arlin Neal

July 27, 1957 — December 17, 2022

Kevin Arlin Neal

Kevin Arlin Neal
July 27, 1957 ~ December 17, 2022

Kevin Arlin Neal, 65 of Kalamazoo, Michigan passed away Saturday December 17, 2022 at home.

He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on July 27, 1957 the son of Stanley Neal-Beverly Arlene (Perkins) and devoted step-father, James L. Perkins, Sr.

On May 4, 1991, in Portage, Michigan he married Janet Marie Oestrike who precedes him in death.

Kevin was a retired technician, working for Kalamazoo Water Dept. He also served in the United States Navy from 1975-1979.

Kevin enjoyed going to the toy show in Kalamazoo twice a year and restoring action figures from the 60’s. He was a cartoonist, loved wood working, and making cabinets, chests and stools for his nephews and nieces, he was a very creative and genuine person.

Kevin is survived by his daughter; Ashlea Baker of Kalamazoo; siblings; Dane Neal, Moreen (Bradley) Horsford of Jackson, Shawn (Sybil) Neal of Kalamazoo, James (Heather) Perkins, Jr. of Parchment, Tracy (Greg) Perkins-McInnis of Kalamazoo, and good friend Mickey Baker of Kalamazoo, and many nieces and nephews.

Kevin is preceded in death by his wife; Janet, parents; Stanley Neal, Beverly Perkins and James Lee Perkins, Sr.

The family will receive friends Thursday December 22, 2022 from 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. at the Mater-Ralston Funeral Home, 52780 M-40 North, Marcellus. Funeral services will be held at 1:00p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be directed to the Tunnel to Towers, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306, https://t2t.org/ Online condolences may be left at www.materralstonfuneralhome.com .
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Thursday, December 22, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mater - Ralston Funeral Home

52780 Michigan 40, Marcellus, MI 49067

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mater - Ralston Funeral Home

52780 Michigan 40, Marcellus, MI 49067

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