Arthur Conklin

May 27, 1928 - September 18, 2017
Lawton, MI



Monday, October 2, 2017
11:00 AM EDT
Maple Grove Cemetery
Red Arrow Highway
Mattawan, MI 49071
(269) 668-2615
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Alzheimer's Association - Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
200 Turwill Ln Suite 6
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(269) 342-1482
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Taylor's Florist and Gifts
215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6256
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 89, went home to the Lord on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Meadow Wood Nursing Home in Bloomingdale. He was born on May 26, 1928 and has lived his entire life in the area. Arthur worked hard for many years at Welch’s Foods to support his family. Members of his family include 5 children: Walter Conklin, Lillian (Paul) McFarland, Vivian (Charles) Ferris, Rebecca (David) Nelson and Larry Conklin; 7 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Altha in 2013; 3 brothers: Ralph “Buck”, Harold and Dick Conklin; and 2 sisters: Anna and Flossie. Graveside services for both he and his wife Altha will be held at 11 am on Monday, October 2nd 2017 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mattawan. Please visit Arthur’s personal web page at where you can archive a favorite memory or photo of him and to sign his online guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements by Betzler & Thompson Life Story Funeral Homes, 60900 M-40 Hwy; Paw Paw (269) 657-3870.