Keith Edward Tedford

Keith Edward Tedford of Caro, age 73, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Keith was born September 13, 1943, the son of the late Lester “Bus” and Irene (Gates) Tedford. He was united in marriage with his high school sweetheart, the former Sharron TerBush, and she preceded him in death. He has been married to Shirley (Phillips) Tedford for the past 12 years. Keith was employed as an oiler for General Motors for more than 28 years, retiring in 1989. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his vegetable garden, eating, sleeping and watching cowboy movies on TV. Keith attended the Watrousville United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children, Brian Tedford of Minnesota, Angela and Mike Maasch of Lapeer, Marvin Tedford and his fiancée, Donna, of Mayville; step-children and their spouses, Dan and Veronica Dowling of Brown City, Dallas and Terri Dowling of White Cloud, Jassen and Deanna Dowling of Charlotte, Sherry and Tim Channell of Virginia; grandchildren, Casey and Fred Figlock of Imlay City, Kaylee Rowbotham of Mayville, Anthony Maasch of Lapeer, Cooper Tedford of Montana; great-grandson, Freddie Figlock of Imlay City; step-grandchildren, Trisha, William, Justin and Lucy, and Daniel Dowling, Grace, Delton, Trenton and Tyler Dowling; sister, Marilyn and Justin Campbell of Fairgrove; brothers, Gordon and Donna Tedford of Vassar, Don Tedford of Bay City; sister-in-law, Barbara Tedford of Reese; brother-in-law, Dell Willson of Millington; many nieces and nephews, and special fishing buddy, Brian Wagner. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley (German) Willson; and brothers, Harley and Walla Tedford and Jerry Tedford.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro with Rev. Michele Hile officiating. In keeping with Keith’s wishes, cremation will follow the service. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Tedford Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Shirley Tedford, 205 West Sherman St., Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at


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