Clifford LaVerne Sowers, age 90, of Kalamazoo, died Friday, May 18, 2018 at Kairo’s Dwelling in Kalamazoo. He was born in Greenville, MI on Oct. 21, 1927 the son of Clifford Henry Sowers and Estella M. (Albright) sowers. He graduated from Grand Ledge High School in 1945 and later attended Western Michigan University and Glen Oaks Community College. Clifford served in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII in Hawaii. He was a draftsman by trade and had worked for the Harter Corporation and Grumann-Olsen in Sturgis, the Ingersoll Company in Kalamazoo, and for General Motors in both Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. He was a member of both the Leonidas and West Oshtemo Grange; a former member of the Southern Michigan Gun Club; and VFW Post #1527in Kalamazoo and #5515 in Baldwin. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in in leisure time.
Clifford is survived by five children: Sharon (Glen) Bierens of Kalamazoo, Steven LaVerne Sowers of Kalamazoo, Steven (Terri) Moses of Otsego, Linda (Ralph) Starke of Dryden, and Michael Moses of Mendon; 19 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren;
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Thedora Peters; brother, Richard Lyle Sowers; sons, Dwight Moses, Richard Sowers and Clifford D. Sowers; and his wife, Ruth (Stafford-Moses) Sowers.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Monday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM Monday, May 21, 2018 at the funeral home with Rev. Hill, Pastor of West Oshtemo Baptist Church officiating.
Military interment will follow in Scott/Doane Cemetery in Mendon Township. Memorials may be directed to Kairos Dwelling, 2945 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com