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Updated: 01/27/2014 08:00:01AM

Fred E. Satchell

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Fred E. Satchell, 92, of Kalamazoo, Mich., passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at UpJohn Community Care Center.

He was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Frankenmuth, Mich., to Harold and Ruth (nee West) Satchell.

Fred attended Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He then attended Purdue University, and earned his Master’s in Chemical Engineering. In 1946, he married Virginia Allison. They were married for 67 years.

Fred worked for the Brunswick Corporation for almost 30 years. He finished his career as Director of Product Research and Development at Sherwood Medical Industries in St Louis, Mo. Fred and Virginia retired to Punta Gorda, Fla., where they enjoyed golfing, fishing, entertaining friends and family, and traveling.

Fred is survived by four children, Fred Satchell, John Satchell, Jim (Leslie) Satchell and Barbara (Michael) Mauragis; seven grandchildren, Allison Satchell, Sarah (Matt) Stein, Virginia Satchell, Beth (Tony) Callies, Emily Satchell, and Andrew and Daniel Mauragis; great-grandson, Alex Callies; and three sisters, Ruth Baker, Esther (Richard) Colling and Jan (Dave) Weissenborn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Ginny) Satchell; and son, Robert “Bob” Satchell.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please visit Fred’s Web page at, where you can read his life story, sign his guestbook, and share a memory. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements are by Life Story Funeral Home.

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