Madeline M. Fish

June 18, 1918November 8, 2018

Madeline M. Fish, age 100 of Fife Lake passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2018 at her home. Madeline was born on June 18, 1918 in Paradise Twp., MI. to Burt and Caroline (Olsen) Chapman. She was raised in Paradise Twp., and graduated from Kingsley High School in 1937. Shortly after, she married Merle Keffer and they had two children together. Madeline moved back to Fife Lake in the late 1970’s from Texas, making her home here. She joined the Methodist Church in Fife Lake where she attended services for a number of years. She enjoyed decorating her home, was an avid writer and also had some poems published. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Fish after spending over 30 years together. She is survived by her children: Thomas (Susan) Keffer, Carolyn (Ron) Ritter, and Mark (Stacy) Harris. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Marie Eberstein and Brother Herbert Potter. Visitation will be held for Madeline from Noon – 3:00 p.m on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley until the time of funeral prayers at 3:00 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley immediately following. Memorial contributions appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home.


  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Madeline M. Fish

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