Mary Kirschenbauer

November 20, 1931 - June 9, 2016
Kalamazoo, MI



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West Michigan Cancer Center
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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1830 S. Westnedge
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 84, passed away on June 9, 2016 at age 84. Born to Clifford C. Gross and Eloise Bradley on November 20, 1931 in Vicksburg. Mary Lou graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1949. She worked for Gibson Guitar for several years before making her career at Beach Products where she retired in 1998. She was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers, golf, and casinos. Most of all she loved her grand kids and attending their baseball games and wrestling matches. She also had a green thumb and kept a beautiful garden for many years. Mary Lou is preceded in death by her son, Michael L. Kirschenbauer. She is survived by her 3 daughters: Sharon Greer (Matt Dost), LuAnn (Lee) Sutfin and Susan (Daniel) Kay Everett; her sister, Doris Noel; brother, Chuck Gross; 3 grandsons: Lance (Jennifer), Doug (Kim), Adam (Kairee); 2 granddaughters: Kristen (Mike) and Kristi (William); several great grandchildren; and her special friend, Sandy Johnson. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the West Michigan Cancer Center. Visit Mary Lou’s personal web page at, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo of her and sign her online guestbook. Arrangements by Life Story Funeral Homes, Betzler – Kalamazoo; 6080 Stadium Drive (375-2900).