Keith Leighton | Information/Speak/Sports activities 94.9 WSJM


Keith Leighton, 89, of Decatur, MI handed away Wednesday, September 15, 2020 at Bronson Lakeview Hospital in Paw Paw, MI.

A Celebration of Life Service shall be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Newell Chapel, 83313 M51, Decatur, MI with Rev. Katie Hartwell officiating. Burial will observe at Lakeside Cemetery with full navy honors supplied by the Decatur American Legion Submit #309 and the USA Air Pressure. As a consequence of COVID-19 and in respect of social distancing, masks shall be required. Mates might go to with the household Saturday from 11:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. on the funeral residence. Memorial contributions could also be made to the Decatur Athletic Boosters. These wishing to go away an internet condolence might accomplish that at www.newellchapel.com.

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Keith was born September 5, 1931 in Saugatuck, MI to Merle “Pink” & Ruth (Calbetzor) Leighton. He graduated from Decatur Excessive College. He then served his nation in the USA Air Pressure from 1950 till 1954. On September four, 1951 he married Loretta Osborn in Decatur. Keith labored as a Self-Employed Painter, till taking a place with the J.L. Manta Firm, the place he labored his approach as much as Job Superintendent, working Portray Jobs all around the nation. He additionally served because the Mayor of Decatur and was a volunteer firefighter for a few years. Keith was an avid Decatur Raiders fan and loved watching all his grandchildren’s sporting occasions and different particular actions together with these at Lawton, Schoolcraft and South Haven. In his spare time, he loved rooting for the College of Michigan, gardening, going for walks and chook watching. At the beginning, Keith was a loyal household man and all the time thought of his “Household First”.

Keith is survived by his kids, Cathy (John) Duda of South Haven, Michael (Nancy) Leighton of Decatur, Matthew Leighton of Schoolcraft, Julie Leighton of Decatur and Gordon (Marisa) Leighton of Lawton; grandchildren, Amber, Jon, Keith, Amy, Michael, Parker, Kennedy, Karson, Lee, Ashley, Danielle, Derek, Brandon and Luke; 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters Linda & Barb.

He was preceded in dying by his spouse, Loretta; dad and mom; daughter-in-law, Trisha Leighton; and siblings Shirley, Jack and Gordon.

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Posted On: Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:50 PM

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