Advanced Search

Obituaries & Death Notices

Bookmark and Share

Farnsworth, Jeffrey E. -

Jeffrey E. Farnsworth

Portage - Jeff went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday evening, August 12, 2020. He was born December 12, 1959 in Allegan, MI the son of Stan and Marilyn (Porter) Farnsworth. He grew up in Otsego, MI; became an Eagle Scout; and earned a BS in Paper Engineering degree at WMU. Later earned a MBA at University of Memphis. His career in paper took him to paper mills in LA, TN, IL, IN, WI and MI. In 2000, he worked at Plainwell Paper until they closed the plant late that year. His career in Michigan included RockTenn, Graphic Packaging, International Paper, Perrigo and White Pigeon Paper Mill. His dream was to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather Jim Farnsworth as a State Representative for 88th District of Allegan County. He ran for the office twice and was well respected by all of his opponents. In 2012 he was nominated to attend the Republican Convention in FL representing Michigan. He enjoyed camping with family and friends, boating, snowmobiling, and most of all going to or watching Detroit Tiger games. As a United Methodist, he served God by loving his wife and family, used his leadership skills by serving on multiple committees, and together with his wife took youth groups on mission trips. On May 14, 1988 Jeff was united in marriage to his loving wife Tracy (Eastman), who survives. Also surviving are his adult children, Jason Farnsworth and Jennifer Farnsworth; his parents, Stan (Marilyn) Farnsworth; brothers, Jim (Suzanne) Farnsworth, John (Sue) Love, Joe (Patty) Farnsworth, Jerry (Jenny) Farnsworth; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by all grandparents. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation from 10:00am until the start of the memorial service at 11:00am, Saturday, August 22 at Pathfinder Church, 8740 South Westnedge. The family respectfully asks everyone to wear their masks and keep social distancing as much as possible. The service will take place outside, please bring a lawn chair or blanket. Some chairs will be available. Interment will be held next summer with a committal service and luncheon. Memorials may be directed to Pathfinder Church. Arrangements by
Langeland Family Funeral Home Burial
& Cremation Services
622 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Messages of condolence may be posted at

Langeland Family Funeral Home