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Larry D, Pagels

October 23, 1947 July 28, 2018
Larry D, Pagels
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Obituary for Larry D, Pagels

Larry D. Pagels age 70 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Saturday afternoon, July 28, 2018 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was born October 23, 1947 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Frances E. (Easterly) Pagels.
Larry was a lifelong Sturgis resident. On July 16, 1982 he married Ann Jeanette Large in Sturgis. She died February 3, 1994. He married Jill (Jacobs) Pelfrey on November 23, 2003 in Sturgis and she preceded him November 18, 2014.
Larry retired from the James River Paper Company in Kalamazoo following several years of dedicated employment.
Larry was a longtime member of the Sturgis Church of Christ and he was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by step-children: Randy (Trish) Pelfrey of Sturgis, Sarah Jo Pelfrey of Middlebury, Indiana, Trent Freeman, Todd Freeman and Troy Freeman; several step-grandchildren including: Randy (Kadie) Jr., Daniel, Cameron, Johanna, Robby, Roxanna, Samantha and Damion; many step-great grandchildren and step-sister: Marsha L. Palmer of Hendersonville, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by mother and step-father: Frances and DeLoy Palmer; step-sister: Linda F. (Palmer) Jones; step-son: Daniel L. Pelfrey and step-brother: Alan D. Palmer.
In accordance with Larry’s wishes cremation will take place. A memorial service celebrating and honoring the life of Larry D. Pagels will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the Sturgis Church of Christ. The Rev. George Cleverley will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis where full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to the funeral home to help with expenses.
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memorial service




1:00 PM 8/4/2018 1:00:00 PM
Sturgis Church of Christ

900 N. lakeview Avenue
Sturgis, MI 49091

Sturgis Church of Christ
900 N. lakeview Avenue Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Cemetery Details


Oak Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

300 E. South Street Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

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