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Burt Preston Cilley

October 30, 1931 ~ October 16, 2017 (age 85)
CILLEY, Burt Preston, Jr.
Of Kalamazoo

Bud passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. He was born on October 30, 1931 in Vicksburg, MI, the son of Burt and Geraldine (Hopkins) Cilley. Bud was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1950-1954 during the Korean Conflict. He was President and owner of Lake Street Lumber Company. Bud was a member of the Second Christian Reformed Church. He served as elder and deacon at Grace and Heritage Christian Reformed Churches. He also served on the board of Park Village Pines, Kalamazoo Christian High School, Home Builders Association, Credit Managers Association, and Lake Alfred Ministries (Florida), and was a Westwood Little League baseball manager. Surviving are his wife of 65 years: Ruth (Dyksterhouse) Cilley; three children: Kenneth (Ann) Cilley, Karen (Joe) VandenAkker and Kimberly (Robert) Haveman; 14 grandchildren: Rachel (Alec) Kyser, Lydia (Kris Hammond) Cilley, Benjamin Cilley, Sarah (Erik) Furdero, Abigale Cilley, Rebekah VandenAkker, Daniel (Katie) VandenAkker, Julia VandenAkker, Anna (Andrew) Steendam, Leah (Brett) Krosschell, Nicole (Sean Kidd) Wright, Nathan Haveman, Katie (Luke) Zwart and Stacie (Ryan Strayhorn) Haveman; 11 great-grandchildren: Jessica, Autumn, Landon, James, Emersyn, Lillian, Arie, Lyla, Madelynn, Charleigh and Avis; a brother-in-law: Wesley Hauschildt; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and sister: Carla Hauschildt. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Thursday (today), Oct. 19, at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3629 S. 9th Street. Funeral services to celebrate Bud's life will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, Oct. 20, at Second Christian Reformed Church, 3015 Nichols Road, with Pastor Fred DeYoung and Rev. Joseph VandenAkker officiating. Private interment will be at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Park Village Pines and Second Christian Reformed Church.


**MEMORIALS**

Park Village Pines
2920 Crystal Lane
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269-372-1928
www.parkvillagepines.org

Second Christian Reformed Church
3015 Nichols Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
269-344-7128
Secondcrc.com
www.2ndreformed.org

Visitation

OCT 19. 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Langeland Family Funeral Homes - Westside Chapel
3926 S. 9th St.
Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49009

Visitation

OCT 19. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Langeland Family Funeral Homes - Westside Chapel
3926 S. 9th St.
Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49009

Service

OCT 20. 11:00 AM

Second Christian Reformed Church
3015 Nichols Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49004
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