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Stanley Lee Cartwright

Stanley Cartwright passed away on Friday October 22, 2021, at Rose Arbor. He was born June 28, 1932 in Kalamazoo to his parents Guy and Alberta Cartwright. Stanley has 4 siblings: Myrna Kelly, Harold Cartwright, Myra Eplee and Martha Courtney. In 1951, Stanley married Ruby Doris Reinbold and together than had four children. In later years they were divorced. Stanley was a resident of Kalamazoo County where he worked at Kalamazoo Paper company and later at International Paper from which he retired. Stan moved to Kalkaska in 1995 for his retirement years. There he met Madelon Lang while assisting with commission on aging. Stan was a handy and helpful kind of guy always there for his friends and neighbors in Kalkaska no matter what the project was. Stan was close to his siblings and was there for them when they needed him. He enjoyed being outside, riding on this tractor, snow plowing, feeding the birds and hanging out with his neighbors. It wasn’t unusually to find neighbors gathered with Stan and Maggie at the beer shed for cookouts and socializing. Stanley resided in Kalkaska until his passing. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Myrna Kelly, brother Harold Cartwright and son Stanley M Cartwright. Surviving are his siblings: Myra (Gerald) Eplee and Martha Courtney, Also surviving are his children, Doris (Michael) Mcclish, Wesley Cartwright, Shirley (Gary) Overloop, 9 Grandchildren and several great grandchildren. While visiting Stanley’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; Rupert Durham Chapel, 409 S. Main Street Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269-649-1697).

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You were always there to help out. You can now be with my dad(Rusty). You will be missed so much from this neighborhood.

Stanley&Jeanne Wheeler Jan 3 2022 1:08 PM

Stan was a treasure. Always smiling and a joy to be around. He will be missed. God bless!

Len Bruley & Lynda Marek Oct 25 2021 8:56 PM

Stanley was a wonderful friend and neighbor in our hood at Bear Lake in Kalkaska. He will be so greatly missed by ALL of us!! I will forever be thankful for his generous nature and positive outlook on life! He was always fun to drink a beer with around the fire! Rest easy Stan! We will see you again...

Shelly Phillips Oct 25 2021 7:44 PM