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Garnetta  M. "Garney" Kasdorf
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Obituary for Garnetta M. "Garney" Kasdorf

Garnetta Marie “Garney” Kasdorf age 91 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Monday morning August 13, 2018 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.
She was born March 19, 1927 in Sturgis, Michigan daughter of the late Roscoe and Wilma (Kilbury) Bassett.
Garney was a lifelong Sturgis resident and graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1945. She furthered her education at the Fort Wayne Beauty School in Fort Wayne, Indiana becoming a licensed cosmetologist. She began her career in the beauty field at Midge’s Beauty Shop in Sturgis and later established, owned and operated Garney’s Beauty Shop in her home for many years until her retirement.
On June 1, 1947 she married Willian F. Kasdorf at the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis. He died July 3, 2009.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis and the Lady Elks. Garney enjoyed reading, playing Bridge and the annual trips with the Joy Girl Club. She was a gifted artist with a true talent of painting. Garney had interests and hobbies but what she truly loved was family gatherings, especially at the family’s property in northern Michigan.
She is survived by three daughters: Patricia Brown of Kendallville, Indiana, Ann Kasdorf of Portage and Tammy (David) Pagels of Sturgis; two sons-in-law: Patrick Long and James Brown both of Ypsilanti; six grandchildren: Marci (Long) Drolett, Dustin Pagels, Joshua Brown, Andrew Pagels, Jessica (Brown) Norfleet and Ashley Kasdorf; three great grandchildren: Nathan Pagels, Matthew Pagels and Gracie Kay Pagels and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter: Kay Long and two sisters: Molly Luttman and Ilene Hahn.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M., Saturday at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 1807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284 where a memorial service celebrating the life of Garnetta “Garney” Kasdorf will begin at 1:00 P.M. Saturday. Mr. Robert Yoder will officiate. Private burial of the ashes will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis at a later date.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Kasdorf’s memory consider Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or the St. Joseph County Conservation and Sportsman Club (for the annual Bill Kasdorf trap shoot) P.O. Box 252, Centreville, MI 49032.
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

memorial service




1:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

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Oak Lawn Cemetery

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091


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