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Kenneth "Buster" Fred Carlisle

March 3, 1955 ~ March 30, 2021 (age 66)


Kenneth "Buster" Fred Carlisle, age 66, passed away March 30, 2021 surrounded by family at his home. Kenny was born March 3, 1955 in Vicksburg, Michigan to Alfred and Joyce (Guiter) Carlisle.

Ken adored his family, especially his grandchildren; he never missed a sporting event of theirs. He enjoyed hunting, NASCAR Races, and going to quilt shows.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and father-in-law, Wayne Rogusta.

Ken is survived by his parents; wife, Anna Carlisle; son, James (Karen) Carlisle; daughter, Michelle (Scott) Garland; grandchildren, Ashely (Kevin), Dakota (Taylor), Austin, Aaron, James Jr.; sister, Cathy Carlisle; mother-in-law, Ruthann (Rogusta) Buck; many sisters- and brothers-in-law; many nieces and nephews; and many close friends; as well as his dog, Kahlua.

Private visitation and graveside will be held for the family. He will be laid to rest at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park South. An open house will be held at the family residence on Saturday, April 10 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

Please visit Ken's personalized online guestbook at   


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Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
7100 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo MI 49009
Tel: 2693450273

To the Carlisle Family, c/o Langeland Funeral Homes
622 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo MI 49007
Tel: 2693431508

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