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David A. Vanfleet

Dave passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Kalamazoo.

He was born October 30, 1941 in Plainwell, the son of Lovell and Elda (Hummell) VanFleet. Dave proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. For over 25 years he worked at Georgia Pacific until his retirement in 1997. During his retirement he worked in maintenance at Little River Casino in Manistee. In his free time Dave enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his children, Chris (Todd) Banks of Cooper, Kelly (Craig) Jackson of Otsego, David (Colleen) VanFleet of Florida and Stacey Humphrey of Florida; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Dick Reed along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ruth in 2021 and sister, Carol Gates.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Dave may be made to

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Julie Hoover

July 5, 2022 at 12:55 pm

Chris and Kelly my thoughts and prayers are with you.


Bonnie Goodacre

July 5, 2022 at 1:18 pm

So sorry for your loss Dave and my deceased husband Dan were friends in school when Dan attended Plainwell, condolences to all who ew and loved him


Cindy Marks

July 5, 2022 at 6:23 pm

Mr. Dave

You made growing up fun. The pony rides, sticking me up in the tree out on Baseline rd and basically following you around everywhere.

Thank you for fond memories of childhood

Fly high!


Allisha Tincher

July 5, 2022 at 9:19 pm

Kelly and family sorry for your loss sending love and prayers to all


Mary beauchamp

July 6, 2022 at 8:27 am

Rick and I are So sad to see this. Hugs to all the family praying for all of you to have comfort


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