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Kristin M. Gamet

Kris Leenhouts-Gamet passed away Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo.

She was born July 2, 1949 in Detroit, MI to Marian Deisler. In November of 1949 she was adopted by Harold and Alice (Mohan) Leenhouts and raised in Battle Creek. She was a 1967 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School.

Surviving are her sons, Pete (Kathy) Gamet of Deford, John (Michael) Gamet of Three Rivers and Andrew (Tracy) Gamet of Otsego; three brothers, Mike (Linda) Leenhouts of Battle Creek, Andrew (Becky) Hildebrant of Owosso and John Jackson of Supula, OK; nine grandchildren, Amber, Danielle, Krystal, Brittany, Joshua, Jacob, Courtney, AJ and Allan; four great-grandchildren, Christian, Elijah, Auden and Emerson and one due in September and six who claimed her as their grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Alice Leenhouts; birth mother, Marian Deisler Johnson; birth father, Melvin Jackson, brothers, Robert Jackson, Charles Jackson; sister, Cora Jackson; infant daughter, Heather Gamet and her ex-husband, Garry Gamet.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Kris’ life will be held Friday, July 3, 2020 from 2-4PM, at the Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Kris may be made to her family for expenses.

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amy sloothaak

April 13, 2020 at 4:42 pm

Kris was a wonderful woman and had a beautiful heart. Andy, tracy, john, Allan and to the rest of her family, just know we are thinking of you all.


Maggie Bates

April 13, 2020 at 4:51 pm

so sorry for your loss. I have known Kris by chat for a few yrs. She was always pleasant to talk with. I am sure she will be dearly missed. My condolences to all the family.



April 13, 2020 at 6:35 pm



Peggy Brown

April 13, 2020 at 6:36 pm

Prayers for the entire Family! SO sorry John! Much love- Aunt Peggy


Lisa Rasnake

April 13, 2020 at 6:48 pm

So sorry for your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers .


Stella Waller

April 13, 2020 at 9:07 pm

So sorry to hear about the passing of Kris, at least she is no longer suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time as you go through the difficult days ahead!



April 14, 2020 at 9:19 am

I am so sorry for your loss Andrew (Tracy), my god give you guys the strength through this difficult time, she is no longer suffering , and I’m praying for you and your family. . If you need anything let me know.


Joyce Hubbard

April 14, 2020 at 4:01 pm

To Kris Family I am sorry for the loss of Kris my name is Joyce Hubbard I am one of her class mate I have In the pass years worked with her on our class reunion committee she will be missed but I would like to give you some hope from the Bible scripture Revelation 22:4 He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor more pain be anymore the former things have passed away thank you for sharing your ma your sister, grandmother with us the class of 1967 my Jehovah God Bless you all


john scopelleti

April 15, 2020 at 12:03 am

my deepest condolenleecece te all the family



April 15, 2020 at 5:16 pm

To Kris’ family, my heart goes out to you at this time of loss. I pray that Jesus will give you comfort. A couple of years ago we had an exercise class in Kalamazoo together for those who had had cancer. I am so grateful that class brought Kris into my life, she was an example of how to still love life no matter what it throws at you. She loved her family, working on her class reunion information and doing crafts. She was an inspiration to me and I am sure to others as well.


Cheri Finkbiner

April 22, 2020 at 11:16 am

Kris, you were so much more than my friend. I will miss you more than mere words can say. We have shared so many birthdays together, I can’t imagine this one withou you. Rest in Peace dear friend. You have been reborn.


Rodney A. Sanders

May 20, 2020 at 5:47 pm

Mu Prayers for entire Family! Kris and I were class mates ,boyfriend, and at one time engaged. All thru the years we remained close friends and Kris well be greatly missed. I know she is in Haven watching over us.


Rodney A. Sanders

May 20, 2020 at 5:54 pm

My Prayers for the entire family! Kris and I were classmates, my girlfriend, and once engaged. Thru the years we remained very close friends, Kris ,you will be greatly missed. I know she is in Haven looking down on us and keeping us safe.


Julie Mauney

June 26, 2020 at 6:28 am

So sad not to have seen her this many years and now cannot. Loved her sense of humor, her big heart and the way she looked at life. Always loved her enthusiasm taking on new projects like remodeling her trailer etc. She was the type of friend you could turn to when you were at the end of your rope and she would pull you back. Kris loved her children fiercely. I miss her.


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