Jack Raseman of Gull Lake (age 90) passed away peacefully with family at his bedside on October 27th. Jack was born in Kalamazoo and graduated from Kalamazoo Central. After college he joined the Air Force where he met the love of his life, Gwen, in Germany and they were married on St. Patricks Day in 1956. Jack & Gwen owned Deck n Den Furniture of Kalamazoo for 25 years and were awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 by the International Casual Furnishings Association for their industry innovation and dedication to serving their customers. Jack was a member of St. Anne's & St. Ambrose Parishes, Southwest Michigan Gun Club and enjoyed photography, wood working and year-round living at the lake. He was quick witted and always left a smile on the face of people who spent time with him. Some of the highlights of his last year included an Honor Flight to Washington DC (recognizing his military service), celebrating his 90th (over a 3-week period!), their 64th wedding anniversary and hosting his grandson's wedding at their home in September. His life and spirit will be cherished in the lives of his children: Steve (Beth) Raseman, Ruth Mallen, Donn (Carol) Raseman and he will join his son Mark who passed away in 1983. Jack and Gwen were also blessed with five grandchildren, one great grandchild, three granddogs and wonderful extended family, friends and neighbors. A private family service has been held and a Celebration of Life will be planned for next summer.