Alden Zimlich, 92

Alden Joseph Zimlich Jr., age 92, of Three Rivers died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 1923. The son of Alden J. Zimlich Sr. and Margaret (Fladeland) Zimlich. After high school, Alden worked in the Detroit area as a toolmaker. He later owned and operated Mid-America Plastics and Mid-America Seal & Gasket in Flint, Michigan for over 25 years. On July 21, 1950, he married W. Doreen Richardson. She preceded him in death on September 3, 2012.
Alden is survived by two sons; Alden D. Zimlich (Bonnie) and Russell Zimlich both of Three Rivers; one daughter, Karen Zimlich (Carl Schlichting) of Mt. Morris, MI; three grandchildren, Andrea Zimlich, Benjamin Zimlich, and Bianca Davis; one step-granddaughter, Chrystal L. Miller and one great granddaughter Lillian M. Whitaker. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Eickhoff, Farrand, Halverson Chapel in Three Rivers. Funeral services will be at 11a.m. Friday April 22, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. An online register is available at

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