Keith Aldrich

October 13, 1929October 7, 2012

Keith E. Aldrich Eagle, MI

Born October 13, 1929 in Jackson, the son of the late Clyde and Mildred Aldrich, passed away October 7, 2012 at the age of 82. Keith was the owner of Aldrich Automotive Supply from 1954 to 1991. He served as Treasurer of the Michigan Automotive Parts Association and was a founder of the Michigan Ostomy Association. Keith also served as a docent for the Potter Park Zoo for 18 years and was active serving the Lansing Public Schools P.T.A. Surviving to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 62 years, JoAnne; daughter, Jeri Craig of Harbor Springs; sons, Robert (Beth) of Los Angeles, CA and John (Kathy) of Findlay, OH; grandchildren, Megan (Andy) Christiansen, Sarah Aldrich, T.J. (Jennifer) Craig, Anna (Mike) Osborn, Michael Craig, Bradley Aldrich, David Aldrich and Patrick Aldrich; as well as four great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI. The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions in memory of Keith to the Potter Park Zoo, Education Dept., 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, MI 48912 or to Hospice Advantage, 801 W. Waverly Rd. Ste. 304, Lansing, MI 48917. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Michele Hufnagel

November 2, 2012

Dear JoAnne & Family,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Keith. I was vacationing that week in October when his Memorial Service was held and would have preferred to give my condolences in person. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I lost my mom 9 years ago and know the saddness you are feeling. Take comfort knowing that Keith is now in God's Paradise.

I worked for Keith at Aldrich Automotive way back in the 1970's as his bookkeeper/secretary. I have only had two good bosses in my life and Keith was the best. He was the kindest and most generous person I've had the pleasure of knowing. Keith treated me more like a daughter than just an employee. I look back fondly on those days working at the auto store with Keith, Bobby, Bob Powelson, Clyde and Millie when she visited the store. A lot of fun stories and jokes were shared. Hard to believe how fast the years go by.

My sincerest sympathies,
Michele Hufnagel

October 10, 2012

JoAnne, so sorry for your loss. I met Keith a couple of times and enjoyed hearing him talk at the ostomy meeting. I remember your caring and encouraging spirit at the time of my surgery - you were a wonderful ostomy nurse. I pray God's peace and comfort for you and your family during this difficult time.
Barb Schmidgall

Elizabeth Zanoni

October 10, 2012

Wishing the Aldrich family my best. Uncle Keith holds a very special place in my heart! Thoughts, prayers, and big hugs to you all!

October 10, 2012

Dear JoAnne and all of those gathered around you. Bob and I wish we could be
with you at this and share our good
memories of Keith with you and hear all of the others memories too. Take comfort from each other and rejoice that you all knew him and were loved so dearly by him. Peace be with you, Much love Judy and Bob.

Tracy & Jeff Stevens

October 10, 2012

Dear JoAnne, Jeri, John & Bob,

I am so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. You know how much he's loved. He was always an important part of my life. We sure have some wonderful memories. How about that time when Jeri and I were looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Take care and know my prayers are with you.


Sheila Seitz

October 9, 2012

I'm so sorry, It's been a great many year's and I will cherish all of the child hood memorie's we had with Keith.He was one of the nicest people I will have ever enjoyed in my life, as well as my brother's and father's too.

Judy (Sleep) Schultz

October 9, 2012

Dear Joann and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Keiths passing. Although it has been many years since I have seen you I fondly remember the days babysitting for you and the water skiing contest vacation. Those days, on reflection, were some of the best days of my youth. My heartfelt sympathy go out to you and yours.

Jeff Carr

October 9, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Keith and my condolences to all. Keith was more of an uncle to me than family friend - and more of an uncle than some of my uncles! What many happy memories I have of our families when we were growing up. We certainly had some lively times. We'll all miss Keith and will keep all the Aldrich's in our prayers.

October 9, 2012

Dear Aldrich Family:
I am so sorry for the death of your dear husband, father, and grandfather. Keith was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed by many. The Aldrich/Carr family connection goes back many years, and I have fond memories of our times together and am grateful for Keith and JoAnne's long and supportive friendship with my folks.
Love, Candy Parks

Jim & Bonnie Roher

October 9, 2012

Bob & Beth, Sorry to learn of your loss. May God be your comfort and strength. Your father lived a long & happy life. He was blessed.