Harold "Hal" Ford, Jr.

September 23, 1950 - January 25, 2017
Plainwell, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Harold “Hal” Ford, Jr., of Plainwell, MI passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the age of 66. Hal was born on September 23, 1950 in Gobles, MI. He was the son of Harold and Bernice "Benja" Ford. Hal proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was married to the love of his life, Julia Leskody. Hal honorably worked for the Kalamazoo Police Department and formerly as a Lieutenant for the Petaluma Police Department.

Known for his great sense of humor and telling deer hunting stories, Hal loved life and his family. Incredibly proud of his step-son Frank, and he adored his grandchildren. He was even present for the birth of his new grandson. Hal was a member of St. Margaret’s church in Otsego and the Knights of Columbus. He loved to hunt, camp, and fish, watch Nascar and stock car racing; and hunting for morel mushrooms.

Left to cherish Hal’s memory are his wife Julia; daughter Megan Ford, step-children Adriena Moisan and Frank Urrego; and grandchildren: Miles, Nyla, and Dexter.

A memorial service in Hal’s honor will be held at St. Margaret’s Church in Otsego at a later date.

Please visit Hal’s webpage at www.lifestorynet.com where you can read his life story, sign the guestbook, and share a memory and/or photo.