OBITUARY

Kazuo "Al" Kawauchi

July 19, 1925February 11, 2021
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Kazuo "Al" Kawauchi, 95, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Lansing, Michigan. He was born July 19, 1925 in Terminal Island, California to Kojiro and Iwae (Naruse) Kawauchi. Al grew up in Southern California, and after he married Haruko (Fujimoto), they raised their family in Ithaca, New York where he worked as a chicken sexer for 36 years in Ithaca. Next, they moved to Roseville, California for 10 yrs, followed by a move to Tampa, Florida for 15 yrs. They moved to Okemos, Michigan in 2017.

Al and Haruko celebrated 60 years of marriage in November 2020. Outside of work, Al enjoyed golfing, fishing, and gardening both flowers and vegetables - especially when living in California and Florida. He was also a proud veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Yukio, Hiroshi, George, and Yoshihiro.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Haruko (Fujimoto) Kawauchi; his sons, Ronald (Rosetta) and John (Marisa) Kawauchi; and his grandchildren, Joseph, David, John, Angelina, Zachary, and Jonathan.

A Private Family service will be held Feb. 16 at 11 a.m.

For those desiring, flowers may be ordered through Horrocks by calling (517) 323-3782.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home.

Recorded video of service: www.facebook.com/134443871870680/

Services

  • Private Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Rita Carracela

February 16, 2021

My deepest condolences to the Kawauchi family. He was a wonderful person. Our prayers are with you πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒΈπŸ’•

juan cevallos

February 14, 2021

I have fond memories of Mr Kawauchi going back so many years of friendship with the family. God blessed him with a wonderful wife, two loving sons and many beautiful grandchildren. He is now in a better place looking over all of us. I will always remember him smiling , polite and positive. We will miss him. Rest in peace.

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