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Kenneth D. McCaw

June 2, 1934 ~ September 5, 2019 (age 85)


The Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw, retired United Methodist pastor, died September 5, 2019 at the age of 85.  Ken retired from Kalamazoo First United Methodist Church in 2000 after 42 years in ministry.  Ken also previously served as District Superintendent for the Kalamazoo District of the United Methodist Church and in several churches in West Michigan.

Ken was preceded in death by parents, Ruth and Russell McCaw and in-laws Helen Alles Feenstra and Duane Smith.  He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Smith McCaw of 64 years of marriage.  Daughters, Mara (Carl) Marsman and Kristin (Owen) Motter, brother, R. Lewis (MaryBeth) McCaw, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, brothers-in-law, Stephen (Barbara) Smith and James Smith, sisters-in-law, Janet Smith (Russ) Fox and Jacquelynn Smith (Dan) VanderLugt.

Memorial visitation will be held on Monday September 9, 2019, from 4 pm to 7 pm at Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday September 10, 2019, 11 am at First United Methodist Church, 227 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Faith Hospice, Clark Retirement Benevolent Fund or First United Methodist Church, Grand Rapids.

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September 9, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service
4291 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Memorial Service
September 10, 2019

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
227 E Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


First United Methodist Church
227 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids MI 49503
Tel: 1-616-451-2879

Clark Retirement Community Benevolent Fund
1551 Franklin St. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49506
Tel: 1-616-452-1568

Faith Hospice
2100 Raybrook SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids MI 49546
Tel: 1-616-235-5100

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