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Paul A. Humiston, Jr.

February 19, 1937 — April 17, 2022

Battle Creek

Paul A. Humiston, Jr. 85, of Battle Creek, passed away on April 17, 2022, after a short illness at the Oaks of North Pointe Woods in Battle Creek, MI.

He was born on February 19, 1937, to Paul and Trix (Groff) Humiston in Grand Rapids, MI. He was a graduate of Marshall High School, Class of 1955 and earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Gretchen, three daughters, Kimberly (David) Berzina of Fort Worth, TX, Michelle (Duane) McPeak of Kingwood, TX, and Suzanna (Rieger) Lesiow of Battle Creek, MI, and six grandchildren.

Per Paul’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service to honor his life will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 16 E Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI 49017 on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 11:00 am, with the Rev. Brian Coleman officiating. A more complete obituary will be forthcoming.

Memorials are suggested to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, or Battle Creek Community Foundation, The Hunter Ty Lesiow Memorial Fund at which focuses on children’s health.

Services have been entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Service 2838 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Please visit to view the online obituary, to sign the online guest book, or to leave the family condolences.

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

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