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Frank A. Eldred

August 31, 1927 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 92)

Frank A. Eldred, 92, of South Haven, passed away Friday, Sept. 20 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. He was born August 31, 1927 to Muryl Addison Eldred and Arlene (Stickles) Eldred in Oshtemo, Michigan. Frank worked as a city police officer for South Haven for 6 years and as a postal clerk for USPS retiring after 28 years of service.  He married Gertrude A. Keck on November 27, 1947 in South Haven. Frank enjoyed his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and of course his cars! He was a long-time member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Haven. Frank served his country in the United States Army.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two brothers, Muryl (Babe) and Ronald Eldred.

Frank is survived by his children Dale A. (Kerry) of Lawton; Donald E. (Anne) of Mattawan; Doreen M. (Chuck) Boy of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Grandchildren Matthew (Kim) Eldred of Plainwell, Andrea Ramsdell of Kalamazoo; great-grandchildren Isabella and Mathew Ramsdell and Andrew, Alayna, and Anna Rose Eldred; siblings Arthur (Bert) of Fountain Hills, Arizona, Beatrice Landry of South Haven; Gene Eldred of Sateen, California, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Haven, with the memorial service to follow at 11:00 AM with Pastor Travis Wilson officiating. THE FAMILY REQUESTS GUESTS TO WEAR BRIGHT, CHEERFUL CLOTHES (ESPECIALLY HAWAIIAN) – YOU KNOW HOW DAPPER FRANK CAN BE! Burial will take place at North Shore Memorial Gardens in Hagar Shores, Michigan at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church at 06321 Blue Star Highway, South Haven, MI 49090 or Al-Van Humane Society at P.O. Box 421, South Haven, MI 49090.


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