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Clayton L. Raifsnider

December 15, 1934 ~ November 5, 2017 (age 82)
RAIFSNIDER, Clayton L.
of Portage

Clayton Leo Raifsnider, age 82, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home. He was born on December 15, 1934 in Constantine, MI a son of Leo and Irene (Preston) Raifsnider. Clayton was a very hard worker and took pride in his gardening. He sold hundreds of pounds of rhubarb to the Upjohn Company for use in their cafeteria. Clayton loved to travel and he and his wife, Margo, traveled all over the United States with their fifth wheel. Clayton worked in the maintenance/lighting crew department at the Upjohn Company for many years before retiring. He enjoyed the outdoors and always kept busy cutting fire wood, fishing, hunting and boating. He enjoyed his cabin on Gun Lake and his house in Florida. Clayton loved his family most of all and enjoyed spending time with them having fun and making memories. On August 7, 1965 Clayton married the former Margo L. Wall who preceded him in death on September 3, 2015. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Clifford Raifsnider and a son-in-law, Merle Bowlby. Surviving are 5 children, Beth Bowlby, Todd (Marcia) Raifsnider, Michelle (David E.) Stafford, Marie (Abe) Dunning and Clayton (Sherry) Raifsnider; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mary Wigner and Nancy DePriester; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 6-8 pm and on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 10-11 am at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 South 9th Street, where a memorial service will be held at 11 am Thursday. Private inurnment will take place in Portage South Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Bethesda Ranch or Southern Care Hospice.

Gathering

NOV 8. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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

Gathering

NOV 9. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Memorial Service

NOV 9. 11:00 AM

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