Karl F. Barden

    Karl Floyd Barden, 82, of South Haven, died peacefully, March 10, 2019. Karl was born Dec. 14, 1936, in South Ha-ven, the son of Donald and Katherine (Fletcher) Barden.
    Karl was preceded in death by his parents; son, Charlie; and brother-in-law, Michael Merchant.
    Surviving are his wife of 55 wonderful years, Novella; son, Brian (Claudia) Barden; daughter-in-law, Becky Barden; grandchildren, Adam, Jacob, Alex, Ben, Luke and Megan; sister, Kathleen Merchant; and several nieces and cousins.
    Visit with family and friends Saturday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 651 Phoenix St., South Haven, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. Burial will take place at McDowell Cemetery.
    Visit Karl’s personal web page at: www.BetzlerFuneralHome.com,to read his story, archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook.
    Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church Bell Fund or Caring Circle Hospice at Home.
    Special thanks to the Bodfish family, Theresa Conklin, Pam and Mike Bailey, Grace of Douglas, and Caring Circle Hospice at Home.
    Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009, (269) 375-2900.


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