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Dale Raymond Kirsten

March 5, 1942 ~ January 1, 2021 (age 78)


Please join us virtually for Mr. Kirsten's service Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. via the following link:

Dale Raymond Kirsten, age 78, of Cassopolis, died peacefully Friday, January 1, 2021 at home in the comfort of his family’s presence.

His life began March 5, 1942 in Rahway, New Jersey, one of two children born to Herman and Christine Kirsten.  He married Wilma Jean Oaks Reavis January 9, 1999 in Three Rivers, Michigan.  She preceded him in death Christmas Eve, 2017.

 Dale loved spending time with his grandkids.  He enjoyed growing tomatoes, collecting model ships, and working jigsaw puzzles.  Dale was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and he hardly ever missed a horse race.

Dale will be greatly missed by family and friends.  He is survived by two sons, Christopher (Debbie Boyton) Kirsten of Brick, New Jersey, Scott (Misty) Reavis of Coldwater, Mississippi;one daughter, Stacy (Scott) Dennis of Cassopolis; eight grandchildren, C.J. Kirsten, Gwendolynn Kirsten, Alison Marchant, Nicolas Marchant, Ashley Reavis, ChiAnna Wine, Amy Dennis, Abby Dennis; sister-in-law, Janet Kirsten of Keansburg, New Jersey; four nieces and nephews; and his three cats, Blackie, Calli, and Smoky.  In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gary Kirsten; and one nephew.

Family and friends will gather Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis with Pastor Dan Thomas officiating.

Mr. Kirsten’s remains will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife, Jean, in Five Points Cemetery in Edwardsburg, Michigan.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Dale be made to Cass County Cancer Service, Post Office Box 676, Edwardsburg, Michigan 49112.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis.  Please share a memory or leave a message online:

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January 9, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals
202 North Broadway Street
Cassopolis, Michigan 49031

Please note
Pastor Dan Thomas will be officiating.


Cass County Cancer Service
Post Office Box 676, Edwardsburg MI 49112

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