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Michael Alford

October 4, 1946 - July 13, 2017
Kalamazoo, MI



Friday, July 28, 2017
2:30 PM EDT
Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman Rd
Augusta, MI 49012
(269) 731-4164


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Alford Family
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Life Story / Obituary


Michael B. Alford was called to the Lord on July 13th, 2017. He had struggled so hard for so many years due to complications from serving our country, valiantly, for many years. His exposure to Agent Orange left him legally blind and severely diabetic. He achieved final peace in his home after an extended stay in the hospital.

Mike was generous to a fault throughout his whole life. He helped so many people in so many ways, always with a loving smile on his face. Many who have been down on their luck have been lifted up by his gracious spirit, emotionally, financially, and physically. The whole world, and certainly his immediate community, is lessened in spirit by his passing. . .

Born on October 4, 1946 in Detroit, the son of Barry and Ruth (Burger) Alford. He is survived by his daughter, Jenny Deleon; and grandchildren: Bryant Alford and Catalina Deleon. Cremation has taken place and graveside services will be held at Ft. Custer National Cemetery on Friday July 28, 2017 at 2:30 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the family at https://www.gofundme.com/MichaelBALford Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, 6080 Stadium Drive; Kalamazoo 269-375-2900.