Gene Douglas Ranger, of Kalamazoo, MI passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the age of 84. He was born in Kalamazoo, MI on April 3, 1939, the son of Don and Helen (Huyck) Ranger. A complete obituary is currently in the process of being written. In accordance with the family's wishes cremation has taken place and a public celebration of Gene's life will be held at Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 5975 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002, on Friday, December 15, 2023, with a time for visiting beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Gene will be interred at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Gardens South immediately following the service. While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Gene's guestbook and/or share a memory with his family. The Ranger family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 5975 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002. 269-344-5600.