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July 31, 1948 - September 26, 2020

Burial Date September 30, 2020

The family will meet for a private visitation and graveside committal service on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. He will be laid to rest at the Schoolcraft cemetery. For those that wish to make a lasting gift, please consider making memorial contributions to Hospice of Southwest Michigan, care of the funeral home. Family and friends are encouraged to leave a condolence message.

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Age 72, passed away early Saturday morning, September 26, 2020 following a brief illness. He was born in Kalamazoo on July 31, 1948, the son of Albert Edwin Caley and Dorothy Lee (Stewart) Caley. Albert graduated from Vicksburg High School and Huntington Bible college. He always wanted to make sure everyone was happy. He loved to ride horses and spent a lot of time floating on the water, enjoying the sunshine. Albert never had to be asked to help out, as he was always the first one to step up to others. As a toddler, he loved to push his older twin sisters in their stroller, a memory that his sisters treasure. Other fond memories include Patricia’s fond recollection of how Albert would help her put on her shoes (because she always got her finger stuck when putting them on). Allison remembers how much Albert disliked pickles, and the way he “returned” the pickles on his burger when the restaurant got his order wrong. Malachi Caley remembers earning a “Snow Day” after they crashed Albert’s mini bike in to a snow bank. When Malachi stuck the throttle on his own minibike (which Albert gave to him), Albert had to tackle Malachi to spare a crash. Albert was a Minister and truly had a servant’s heart. He was preceded in death by his father and mother. He leaves to cherish his memory his siblings, Trudy (Dan Guess) Brown, Judy (Mark) Commer; Patricia (Leon) Owens, Allison (William) Lamphier and Malachi (Paula) Caley, along with fourteen nieces and nephews, thirty-four great nieces and nephews and fourteen great-great nieces and nephews, and another on the way. He will be dearly missed by all that loved him.