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Kenneth Walter Traxler

May 11, 1925 ~ April 26, 2021 (age 95)


Kenneth W. Traxler, 95, of Kalamazoo finished his work here on Earth, Monday, April 26, 2021 and was greeted by his Lord and Savior with a resounding "Well done, my good and faithful servant." Born on May 11, 1925 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada to Howard and Verne Traxler. United in marriage on November 30, 1945 to the late Eleanor Storteboom.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents Howard (Verne) Traxler; wife of 60 years, Eleanor Traxler; daughter-in-law, Linda Traxler; granddaughter, Jodi Traxler; and brothers, Harold, Gerald, Arthur, and Bruce Traxler.

He is survived by his children, Terry N. Traxler of Johnstown, Ohio, Nancy (Andy) Huizenga of Kalamazoo, Patricia (Tom) New, Donald N. (Crickette) Traxler of Richwood, Ohio, David A. Traxler of Florida, and Douglas W. Traxler of Hilliard, Ohio; ten grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 6 from 5-7:00 PM at Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 411 E Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49002.

A private graveside service with military honors will be held at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. A memorial service will follow on Friday, May 7th at 1:00pm at Renovation Church, 1715 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024.

Please visit Ken's personalized online guestbook at


May 6, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, Portage Chapel
411 E Centre Ave
Portage, MI 49002

Memorial Service
May 7, 2021

1:00 PM
Renovation Church
1715 West Centre Ave.
Portage, MI 49024


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