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Jack W. Hawley

Jack passed away Monday, August 21


, 2023, in Kalamazoo.

He was born January 7


, 1959, in Kalamazoo, the son of George and Frances (Hinds) Hawley. Jack graduated from Comstock High School in 1977. He proudly served his country in the U.S Navy on the SS Duluth while stationed in San Diego, CA. Upon discharge Jack returned to Kalamazoo and worked at many area companies as a plastic injection mold maker until his retirement in 2020.

Jack was a very kind and gentle person who loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He held his family in the center of his heart, worked hard to do things the way they should be done and never started something that he couldn’t finish.

He liked horses and event jumping, golfing, traveling, and camping. He also enjoyed watching all sports. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Otsego, MI. On May 6


, 1995, he married Shirley Kahlmorgan who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Jessica (Adam) McGuire of Kalamazoo and Amanda (Sean) Keigher of Illinois; stepchildren, Shannon (Daniel) Bower of Plainwell, William “Jamie” (Kristie) Stannard of Georgia and Corey Stannard of Plainwell; 14 grandchildren; sisters, Deborah Hawley and Katy Hawley along with many nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents and brother, Jeff Hawley.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Jack’s family starting at 10am,  Saturday, September 9


at the First Congregational Church of Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 11am, with a luncheon directly following.

Burial of Ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Jack may be made to the First Congregational Church of Otsego.

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Smith Heidi

August 23, 2023 at 9:50 am

My deepest sympathy and condolences to Shirley and to Jack’s entire family. He was a good man who will be missed terribly. Prayers for comfort for all who loved him.


Bret , Marlene, and Eliana

August 23, 2023 at 10:17 am

We’re praying for his family as they grieve. We love you!


Pam Kuiper

August 23, 2023 at 10:21 am

Shirley and family

The world has lost a kind and gentle soul.

Jack always had a smile for everyone. So very sorry for your loss.


Kathy Taylor

August 23, 2023 at 11:26 am

Shriley and family

Sending my sincere sympathies and condolences on the loss of Jack. May God give you strength, Take care of yourself, my friend. ly


Vickie Keech

August 23, 2023 at 1:05 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss❤️ Jack will be missed.



August 23, 2023 at 2:10 pm

My dear cousin, Jack. I cherish the memories I have of you.

May you now have eternal peace.

Much love and sympathy to your beautiful family that has always given such love to you.

Cousin Susie


Kim Reed

August 23, 2023 at 4:04 pm

Shirley – so very sorry about Jack’s death. Hugs and prayers as you all move forward. Kim & Craig Reed


Sherry Hanson

August 23, 2023 at 4:36 pm

Shirley, I’m so sorry to hear ofJacks passing

. I didn’t know him well,but always remember him from past times at Congregational and he was always such a nice guy. Holding you in prayer.

Sherry Hanson


Dan McGuire

August 23, 2023 at 5:00 pm

Jack will be missed, a great family man and very likeable guy! Praying for Jack and his family for their loss!


Julia O’Rourke (Krickow)

August 23, 2023 at 8:11 pm

Sending all my love and strength to the family of Jack. He will always remain in my thoughts as a loving father and hands down the BEST cheer Dad Otsego High School cheer team ever knew.

Love – Julia O’Rourke (Krickow)


Anita Agy

August 24, 2023 at 6:00 am

Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for peace and comfort for you in the days ahead. Time will get you there. Take care, Anita


Pat McGuire Miner

August 24, 2023 at 9:37 am

I’m so sorry Jessica and Adam. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. Aunt Pat.


Gordy & Judy

August 24, 2023 at 9:57 am

I’m sorry to hear of your lose of a great gentle kind man and member of our congregation. What a great carpenter. Prayers for your family


Pastor Bruce & Lynn VanderKolk

August 24, 2023 at 11:22 am

Dear Shirley,

How painful to loose the love your life. As so many have said, what a gentle, kind soul. I enjoyed talking with him at church after the service, I’d turn around, and there was Jack’s smiling face. We shared a common ground and spoke of loosing our brothers. The void of Jack is already felt. I pray that our Lord will wrap His arms around you.

In Christian Love, Pastor Bruce & Lynn


karin duncan

August 24, 2023 at 11:39 am

Thank you for the words in celebration of Jack’s life and we are grateful for the few but oh, so cherished memories we carry with us. Sending love, peace and community to his beloved family and friends.

Love, Karin Sue Duncan (Roberts) and family


Colleen K. Ziemer

August 24, 2023 at 2:56 pm

Shirley and Family, My thoughts and love are with you now and always. The world has lost a great person. I’m glad I got to know him. Love you.


Naomi DeYoung

August 24, 2023 at 6:18 pm

I am so very sorry for your families loss.


Denise Atwood

August 24, 2023 at 8:49 pm

I am so sorry for your loss Shirley. Praying you will find comfort and strength in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.


The Saucedo family

August 24, 2023 at 11:11 pm

We are saddened to hear about the loss of Jack. Our love and prayers to all of you, we are here if you need us ❤️


Kathleen Keigher Raker

August 24, 2023 at 11:51 pm

Jim and I did not get to know Jack, but we love his daughter Amanda, who married our nephew, Sean. She is an amazing mother to her four children. We extend our sincere condolences to all the family. I loved that they traveled together to Mackinac together just last week!

All our love,

Jim and Kathleen ❤️


Sarah Bartels Waynick

August 25, 2023 at 10:23 am

I used to work for Jack several years ago. He was such a wonderful man.

I’m so very sorry for your loss.


Carol Borst

August 25, 2023 at 3:25 pm

Shirley and family. So sorry for your loss of a wonderful man. He was a great neighbor. Always willing to help when needed. He will be missed. Prayers and love.


Nancy Staley

August 25, 2023 at 4:35 pm

I am sorry to hear of this unexpected loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.


Ralph Belland

August 26, 2023 at 8:59 am

Went to High School with Jack. My prayers and condolences.


Michael Haney

August 26, 2023 at 12:08 pm

I am so terribly sad to hear of this. Jack and I grew up right next to each other as kids right next-door, and had lots and lots of good times. He was a great guy by anybody’s standards.


Ann Russell

August 31, 2023 at 11:11 am

Shirley and family,

We’re so sorry for your loss. Praying that you feel God’s arms wrapped around you during this time of sadness.

Craig and Ann Russell


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