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Oran R. Kinder
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Oran R. Kinder age 86 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Friday evening, December 29, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.
He was born July 2, 1931 in Petersburg, Indiana son of the late Alsie and Ethel (Sutton) Kinder.
Oran’s early life was spent in Pike County, Indiana with his four sisters and five brothers.
Oran was very proud to have served his country during the Korean War for four years in the U.S. Marine Corp as a heavy truck driver and dispatcher.
He had been employed as a machine operator for the Kirsch Company in Sturgis and as a saw operator for Kerr Iron in LaGrange, Indiana.
Oran is survived by four children: Diane, Laurie, Keith and Jeffrey; daughter-in-law: Lesa Kinder; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons: Bobby and Michael.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service and burial of the ashes will take place at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. The Rev. Michael Wicks of the First Presbyterian Church of Sturgis will officiate. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Marine Corp Honor Guard.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091 is entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to American Legion Post #73, 500 W. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091 or VFW Post #1355 Honor Guard, 264 W. Fawn River Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.
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interment with full military honors




11:30 AM
Oak Lawn Cemetery

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

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Oak Lawn Cemetery

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091


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