Jeffrey S. Dolan, age 51, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Friday, January 6, 2012 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was born December 23, 1960 in Kingston, New York a son of Robert and Jeannine (Carpenter) Dolan.
Jeff had resided in Sturgis since 2003 coming from Kingston, New York. On September 10, 1994 he married Lori Odgen in Sturgis.
For several years he had been employed by Sturgis Iron and Metal in Sturgis and he had also worked at Hauling Trailers in Howe, Indiana.
He was a long time staff member of the Sturgis Toy Run and he was a member of the Patriot Guard. Jeff had a passion for motorcycles and he enjoyed his pets. Jeff loved time spent with friends and family especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Lori, two daughters, Jeannine Secor of Texas and Jessica Kerns of Sturgis, two sons, Joshua Kerns and Evan Kerns both of Sturgis, seven grandchildren, Jessa, Kylee, Evan, Michael, Shane, Katelynn and Alex, Mother, Jeannine Hill of Greenwich, New York, two sisters, Leslie Paris and Cya Goodling both of Greenwich, New York, one brother, Pete Dolan of California and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Melonie Zavola, father, Robert Dolan and step-father, Gilbert Hill.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. A gathering of friends and relatives to celebrate Jeff’s life will be held at a later date to be announced.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family to help with expenses c/o: Lori Dolan, 206 N. Centerville Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.