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Harold "Buck" W. Kuisel Jr.

May 30, 1946May 2, 2020

Harold W. “Buck” Kuisel Jr, aged 73, of Bath, Michigan passed away May 2, 2020 in East Lansing. He was born May 30, 1946 in Ann Arbor to Harold and Effie Kuisel, the second of four children.

Buck attended Plymouth High School, received his Undergraduate Degree from Michigan State University, and his Masters Degree from Central Michigan University. He loved to serve God, Family, and Country. He served in the Air Force and Navy, retiring from the Navy as Petty officer 1st Class after 24 years of military service. In addition to his service in the military, he worked as a civil servant at the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) for 12 years. They say do what you love and you’ll never work a day. It is at MSHDA were he realized his passion for real estate. From the time he left MSHDA until his death he was always either working on a new real estate deal, teaching the real estate business to someone who wanted to learn, or serving Bath Township on their housing commission to better serve his neighbors and friends in the community.

Faith was important to him and his passion for the Lord and community only grew as an active member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, in Haslett. His involvement at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church included attending bible class, volunteering at their soup kitchen, serving a term as treasurer, and on the Safety Team. He loved was spending time with family, playing card games, watching the Detroit Tigers or the Michigan State Spartans, and relaxing at the lake. He was always quick with a beaming smile and especially loved his great-grandchildren.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Toot Barnard Kuisel; sons, Harold W. Kuisel III, Kevin Kuisel, Jon Kuisel, James (Patty) Barnard, Jon (Andrea) Barnard; sister, Jeanne Kuisel; brother, Marvin Kuisel; grandchildren, Alex, Steven, Ashley, Grace, and Angel Kuisel, Nick, Montana, Westin, and Joe (Shalayna) Barnard, Hillary (Garren) Carrel; great grandchildren, Addison and Isyla Barnard, Ellie Lilly, Kaiden, Noa, and Penelope Carrel, Trinity Kuisel, Micah McClung.

Buck is preceded in death by his parents, Harold & Effie Kuisel, and his sister, Mary Ward.

Because of Buck's love of Community, Baseball, and children, donations in his memory may be made to to Bath Township Parks and Recreation.


  • Bath Township Parks and Recreation


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Harold "Buck" W. Kuisel Jr.

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Brian and Sherry Watts

May 10, 2020

Dear Toot & Family,

We share in your sorrow during this very sad and difficult time. Buck will be greatly missed, but memories of his kind, outgoing personality and bright smile will never be forgotten. We wish you comfort and peace in the days ahead. Our hearts go out to you all.

Brian & Sherry Watts

Ray Easton

May 8, 2020

Toot & Family,

Jackie and I are so sorry to hear of Buck's passing.

I vividly remember the yard party you & Buck had in the early 2000's and the fun we had, especially the food & horse-shoe matches.

I feel bad that we cannot currently be with you to offer support, but we are living in crazy times.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in helping you live through this sorrowful event.

Ray Easton

Robert Ellsworth

May 8, 2020

Gonna miss you your great charm,wit and smile my friend
Rest in peace my brother.


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