Melvin Leslie Kidney

Glennie, Michigan
June 9, 1931 - April 11, 2019


Visitation for Melvin will take place 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739


Graveside prayers will take place 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Glennie Cemetery in Glennie, Michigan with Pastor Rick McClendon officiating of Hospice Compassus. Online condolences may be offered at

Obituary Notice

Melvin L. Kidney, 87, of Glennie, Michigan passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 11, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born June 9, 1931 to Leslie J. and Frances L. (Crane) Kidney in Shiawassee County, Michigan.
Mr. Kidney had many jobs over the years, construction, excavating, lumbering and farming, sometimes mixing them all. His interests included traveling especially to Montana, Alaska, and Florida where he would also hunt and fish which he loved. He also liked to play cards, cribbage, pinochle, and euchre, etc.
Melvin is survived by his daughter, Judy (Timothy) Courter; son, Leslie (Sandra) Kidney; sister, Carmen (Chuck) Kiteley; son-in-law, Dennis (Jennifer) Tyson; son-in-law, Cyrus Kohl; daughter-in-law, Cathy Kidney; seventeen grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren, with one on the way. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Mr. Kidney was preceded in death by his parents, daughters, Deborah Tyson and Karen Kohl; son, Ronald Kidney.
Funeral arrangements by Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739. Viewing will be 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 with graveside service at Glennie Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Rick McClendon officiating. Online condolences to the family may be made at


Glennie Cemetery, Glennie, Michigan


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. Kidney!
— Tom & Mary Bell
To the family of Melvin our thoughts and prayers
I met Melvin several years ago when he responded to my produce add on Craigslist. He came every fall for our English walnuts onions squash and potatoes. I really enjoyed talking to him and looked forward to seeing him. He would tell me about his farming days and his bee keeping. I’m glad I got to meet him. He was truly a special man. He will be missed. Again prayers for the family
— Matt Little

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