Keith Harrison Stewart Sr.

Keith Harrison Stewart Sr, age 96 of Bellevue, passed into glory on April 11, 2022, at home surrounded by loved ones. Keith was born to Harold Eugene and Gladys Geneva (Hoover) Stewart in Williamston, Michigan on the “8th day, 7th month, of 1925.”
Keith had an exceptional life and all who knew him loved and respected him. Having been a dairy and crop farmer all his life, he possessed an extraordinary work ethic that he passed onto his children and grandchildren. He had the ability to see the goodness in others and was the first to help anyone who needed assistance. He once said he prayed while driving his tractor and that his church was in the fields.
Keith was preceeded in death by his wife of 74 years, Ada Jane (Maxwell); his grandson, Keith H. Stewart III; daughter-in-law- Marjorie (Evers) Stewart; and great granddaughter, Alicia Degroot.
Keith is survived by his four children: Keith H. Stewart Jr. (Marjorie), Harold D. Stewart (Sharon), Irene L. Vasilion (Charles), and Kenneth J. Stewart (Beth Stephens); 13 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and 15 great-great grandchildren with one on the way. Through their married years, Keith and Ada fostered as many as 65 children.
The family would like to especially thank Keith’s granddaughter, Kay Graichen for being a wonderful care-giver to both Ada and Keith.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Grace Community Church with Pastor Don Roscoe officiating.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Keith’s honor to Hospice of Lansing, 3186 Pine Tree Road Ste 1, Lansing, MI 48911.
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The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.