Floyd Hagenbuch, Jr., age 82 of rural Three Rivers, died Friday March 9, 2012 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born in Three Rivers on Aug. 2, 1929 the son of Floyd and Violet (Bingaman) Hagenbuch and was a lifetime resident of the Three Rivers area. He graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1947. Floyd was married to Carmelita “Bobbie” Hawkins on Aug. 27, 1950 in Three Rivers. They resided at Fishers Lake for over 31 years before relocating to Kline’s Resort.
Floyd enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and fought in Korea. He worked at Wells Saw for over 33 years, retiring as Sales Manager. He later worked at Crocker Limited for 10 years, and was responsible for 19 patents at both Wells and Crocker. He was also a partner in Quiet Time Marine along with his friend Eugene Bolz. Floyd was a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed all outdoor activities including hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed building and remodeling projects.
Floyd is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bobbie Hagenbuch; 2 children and their spouses, Jon (Leigh Ann) Hagenbuch of Mendon and Marci (Ward) Lawrence of Vicksburg; 7 grandchildren, Jeremy (Karen) Hagenbuch, Misty (Gonzalo) Trevino, Thomas Hagenbuch, John Nelson, Jacob Hagenbuch, Warren Lawrence and Kelly Lawrence; 3 great-grandchildren, Gonzalo Trevino, Jr., Angelo Trevino, and Britta Hagenbuch; 1 sister, Nola (Joe) Crain of Kalamazoo; 2 brothers, Jerry (Carole) Hagenbuch of New Port Richey, FL, and Kurt (Dianne) Hagenbuch of Three Rivers; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog, Nikki. He was preceded in death by his parents; and by 2 sisters, Bernadette Long and Deloris Hagenbuch.
Cremation has been conducted. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday March 14, 2012 at the Eickhoff Farrand Halverson Chapel in Three Rivers. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Barton officiating. A private interment of ashes will take place later. Memorials may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans. An online register is available at www.efhchapel.com