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Celebrating the Life of Charles Goodsell Sr.

A memorial service celebrating the life Charles True Goodsell Sr. has been arranged by his son, Charles T. Goodsell Jr., a member of the Kalamazoo College Class of 1954. The event will occur on Saturday, May 11, at 11 A.M. in the Blacksburg (Virginia) Presbyterian Church (701 Church Street). The senior Goodsell was a professor in the K history department from 1928 until his sudden death while speaking in Stetson Chapel on November 25, 1951. Goodsell also served as the acting president of Kalamazoo College in 1935-36. Stories will be told by his son prior to the placement of his ashes in the Church Columbarium. (The ashes were discovered unclaimed at Langeland Funeral Home in Kalamazoo last November.) A lunch will follow the memorial service. Charles Jr. sent word of the service because some alumni who knew his father may still be alive and interested in knowing about the event. All are invited to the service. Persons interested in joining the family for lunch sould RSVP at 540.552.9032 or goodsell@vt.edu.

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