US Army

Keith K. Mygrants

May 29, 1923 ~ June 15, 2020 (age 97)

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Keith K. Mygrants, 97, of Zephyrhills, FL formerly of St. Johns, MI died Monday, June 15, 2020. He was born May 29, 1923 in Clinton County, MI the son of Willis and Beulah (Tabor) Mygrants. Keith attended Price School and graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School in St. Johns where he was a member of the Honor Society.  He worked on the family farm and the REO factory in Lansing before enlisting in the Army on March 3, 1944. Keith saw active duty in Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was wounded twice earning the Purple Heart and the Cluster along with several other medals.  After the war he was stationed in Berlin where he received the rank of T/SGT. Keith returned home to the farm and married Shirley Woodhams. They had six children, Michael, Richard, Roger, Janette, Patricia and David. Keith worked for General Motors Oldsmobile Division in skilled trades for 38 years before his retirement. On October 6, 1973 he married Nancy Hill Shaw at the Penway Church of God adding five more children to the family, Althea, Susan, Mary, Jeffrey and Janet. Keith was an active member of several military groups such as the American Legion, VFW and was secretary for 78th Division Veterans Association for 23 years. In July of 1990 Keith and Nancy moved to Florida. Surviving is his wife, Nancy; children, Michael Mygrants, Roger (Robin) Mygrants, Janette (Scott)  Neal, Patricia Hall, Althea (John) Bowen, Susan (Bruce) Smeltzer, Mary (Darrell) Parker, Jeffrey Shaw and Janet Ballard; 18 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Salters, sons, Richard and David Mygrants and grandson, Bruce Smeltzer Jr. Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Wilsey Cemetery near DeWitt, MI with Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck officiating. Military honors will be provided by the St. Johns Honor Guard. The family will receive relatives and friends 5-7 PM on Friday June 19 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.  Those in attendance are asked to follow the COVID-19 protocols and practice social distancing and to use a face covering.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 19, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Keck-Coleman Funeral Home
1500 Waterford Pkwy
St. Johns, Michigan 48879

Graveside Service
Saturday
June 20, 2020

11:00 AM
Wilsey Cemetery
Bond Rd.
DeWitt, MI 48820

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