Obituary: Howard Kleeves, 84, of Hart

June 28, 2023

Howard B. Kleeves

Obituary: Howard Kleeves, 84, of Hart

Howard B. Kleeves, 84, peacefully passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born March 2, 1939, in Muskegon, to William and Katherine (Kort) Kleeves.

Howard was a loving father and husband. He was an avid outdoorsman, spending much of his time hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed playing cards, bowling, and golf.

Howard dedicated 34 years to American Coil Spring, and retired from Automatic Spring as a tool maker. He also served as a volunteer fireman with the Fruitport Fire Department for over 30 years, and donated 17 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross.

Howard is survived by: his wife, Judy Kleeves; daughters, Michelle (Dennis) Lakatos and Sandra (David) Lahnala; stepsons, Bradley (Mia) Altland and Gregory (Colleen) Altland; grandchildren, Evan Lakatos, Kaitlyn (Michael) Hecksel, Megann (Steve) Moore, Mark (Kelly) Lahnala, Ali Altland, Robbie Altland, Emmett Altland and Rachel Altland; great-grandchildren, Mark Hecksel, Annabelle Hecksel, Sawyer Hecksel, and Charlotte Lahnala.

Howard was preceded in death by: his parents, William and Katherine (Kort) Kleeves; sister, Esther Field; and brothers, Ronald Kleeves and John Kleeves.

Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 29, 2023, at Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, 2370 North 72nd Avenue, Hart. The family will receive friends Thursday, one hour prior to services at the funeral home, with a luncheon following interment at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 214 S Peach Ave, Hart. Interment will be in Hart Cemetery.

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