Adam C. Massie

Adam C. Massie

Adam C. Massie of Holland, Michigan died Sunday March 20, 2011, at his home. Adam was born December 9, 1969 in Allegan to Larry and Judith (Oisten) Massie. He was a 1988 graduate of Otsego High School, where he was active in the National Honor Society. Adam earned a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Western Michigan University and worked for many years in Holland for several auto parts manufacturing companies.

Surviving are his father, Larry B. (Priscilla) Massie of Allegan; two brothers, Wallace G. Massie of Allegan Co. and his children Taylor, Carson and Alex Massie, and Larry B. Massie II of Kalamazoo and his son, Jackson; two sisters, Maureen D. Massie and Autumn E. Massie, both of Allegan; his grandmother, June Hickey of Mattawan; aunts and uncle, Grace (Jim) Richardson, Peggy (John) Kraak and Dale (Candy) Oisten.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Judith K. Massie; and grandparents, Clayton and Marion Oisten, and Wallace B. Massie.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Burial of ashes will be at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Adam may be made to the Otsego District Public Library.

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  1. Dionne Frost says:

    Larry and Wally, I am hurting so I can only imagine how you two must be feeling. Adam was my childhood playmate, I do not have a memory of growing up that doesn’t have Adam in it. I shall miss him forever. I hope during this difficult time you find comfort with each other and the rest of the family that love you two very much.

    Your Cousin,


  2. Dot & Lee Barnett says:

    To the Massie family: Though he probably did not realize it, throughout his life Adam was creating a wonderful memory garden. He has now left an abundant crop for you to harvest. Fortunately, the more often you visit this verdant place the more there is to reap. Go often to Adam’s special place in your thoughts and heart; he will be pleased to see you enjoying that which he has planted.

    Our hearts and thoughts are with you at this difficult and sad time.

  3. Grace Richardson says:

    My heart is heavy for all of you. I love you boys and I share in your heart ache. My heart goes out to Adam’s sisters I know he loved you very much and was very proud to be your brother. Adam was the first nephew and grandson born into our family. I long to wrap my arms around him and hold him close. I will hold him in my heart as I do all of you. Larry sr. thank you for the loving obituary. I know that my sister embraced him and they are caring for each other again, this time with out any pain or sorrow. You are in my prayers.
    With love, aunt grace

  4. gary burd says:

    so many memories of my childhood just flashed past me. the many neighborhood baseball and football games played, great times. my deepest sympathies go out to wally, larry jr., and your families. so sorry to hear of his passing. my thoughts are with all of you.

    gary e. burd

  5. Mark Shand says:

    Wishing Wally and Larry jr plus the entire Massie Family strength; my deepest sympathy to you.
    I met Adam through swimming at Otsego High. He was funny, smart and kind. It is through Adam that I met a majority of my friends in high school; he had so many. Every memory is vivid and seemingly more so today than yesterday. Between Adam and a third friend we lived life; had fun, laughed a lot and were always doing something. Adam made me stronger and more outgoing but I never thanked him enough for that. Into the college years, if days or weeks went by without talking, we always restarted where we had left off…….laughing. Thanks Adam for being my friend.

  6. Sharon Carlson and Tom Dietz says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.

  7. Khanh Hoang - WMU Archives says:

    Dear Larry (Priscilla) Massie,
    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    May the love of God comfort you and give you strength during this time of sorrow.

  8. Ivan and Kathy Kibby says:

    Larry and family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
    May you find comfort in your caring friends and memories of Adam.
    Ivan and Kathy Kibby

  9. Jim and Barbara Walters says:

    Larry, Priscilla and family,
    We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We hape you can treasure the good memories and take some comfort in them, but know you would trade a few moments of having him back with you for hours of memories.
    Jim and Barb

  10. Lori Stuenkel says:

    Dear Larry and family, I am sorry to hear this news. My heart hurts for you and your family. I will be praying for all of you in the months to follow and you grieve and make adjustments to your life. I pray that the peace of God comfort you.

    Lori Stuenkel

  11. Sally Trabulsi says:

    Larry, I was so sorry to hear of your son’s sudden death. I have recently felt the sting of loss of my stepson, so I have some sense of what you may be feeling. It’s very hard. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family (and his family, too).
    Sally Trabulsi (Allegan District Library Friends)

  12. Carol and Bill Browne says:

    Dear Larry and Priscilla,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Sometimes people leave our lives too soon, Find comfort in the time you shared.

    Carol and Bill Browne

  13. Craig Phillips says:

    Larry sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    Craig Phillips

  14. Carson and Kirk Leftwich says:

    Dear Larry and Priscilla,

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. If there is anything we can do now or in the future to help please let us know. Best wishes to you and your entire family in this time of sorrow.

  15. Mike and Jeri Jones says:

    Larry, we can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. I didn’t know Adam but I’m sure he has provided you with many wonderful memories, celebrate his life with those memories. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Mike and Jeri

  16. Dr. and Mrs. Charles Armitage says:

    Larry, Priscilla, and family:

    Mary and I want to express our deepest sympathy at the loss of your son Adam.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    We send our love to you, our dear friends.

    Coach Armitage
    Normal, Illinois

  17. Scott Steenwyk says:

    I worked with Adam at a local factory for a few years, and He was a really fun guy to talk to and spend time with. Your family is in my prayers.

    Scott Steenwyk

  18. Louis/Madeline Hallacy II says:

    Larry & Family, Madeline & I wish to express our sincere sympathy
    on the loss of Adam.We want you to know the you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lou & Msdeline

    “It has been awhile since we last talked, but the great work you did for us isalways part of our lives”.

  19. Annette Depue Sackett says:

    There are never the “right words” to say at times like this. Please know that I treasure many great memories of an awesome person. Adam will be missed greatly.

  20. Marlene Bollinger Langdon says:

    Larry, I just want to let you know that I am saddened to hear about the loss of your son. Please know that your Allegan High School friends will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Hopefully, wonderful memories will be treasures for you to enjoy.

  21. Lauraann Fisher says:

    Dear Larry, Priscilla, Maureen and Autumn;

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and Adam’s family. May there be comfort in knowing that friends are always here for you and share in your sorrow. Time will pass and the pain will lessen, but our memories will always be with us of our loved one. Bless you all at this very difficult time in your lives.

    With our deepest sympathy and sorrow,
    Brad & Lauraann Fisher

  22. Jean Sytsma says:

    To the Massie Family

    Even though before Friday we had never met you, Adam told us many stories of him and his brothers growing up in Allegan, his senior class trip to Washington D.C, and his time at Western. For the last 7 years that we knew him he worked at BB1, challenge, and finally at Johnson Control. We loved his fellowship, his smile, his kindness, and his gentle spirit. He truly will be missed. Our prayers go out to you Larry, Wally, and your extended family. Please accept our deepest sympathies for Adam’s death.

    Peter, Jean, and Jana

  23. Tim and Diane Wilcox says:

    Larry, Priscilla, and family

    We were sorry to hear of Adam’s passing. We can’t be there for the memorial because we are still in FL. We will add your family to our prayers. We can’t imgine the sorrow of lossing a child.
    Please accept our deepest sympathies.

    Tim and Diane

  24. Kim LaDuke Sparks says:

    What a shock to see that someone I have fond memories of from high school has passed. Adam was always fun to be around and will be missed. I send out my thoughts and prayers to the whole family, but to Maureen, Larry and Priscilla the most.
    Kim (LaDuke) Sparks

  25. Lori (Watson) Layman says:

    To the Massie Famiy:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Adam was a wonderful friend. I have so many memories of him from our high school and college days. He will be truly missed. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  26. Maureen and John Lewandowski says:

    Dear Larry, Priscilla, Wally and Larry Jr, Autum, and Maureen,
    Our hearts go out to all of you during this difficult time.
    John and Maureen

  27. Joe and Kristi Mosier says:

    Dear Larry, Priscilla, and Family,

    We were so saddened to hear of Adam’s passing. We know that you
    must be devastated.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are
    with you.

    Joe and Kris Mosier

  28. Jeff Lemley says:

    I was very sorry to hear of Adam’s death.Nothing I can say will ease your loss but I wanted you to know I was thinking of you.I met Adam years ago.He was a personable and handsome young man.Larry our thoughts are with you.
    Your friend Jeff

  29. Jim Plotts says:


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I know you will remember the happy times as you deal with this tragic loss.


  30. Cindy Whitaker says:

    I will always remember the fun and laughs we all had. You will be missed deeply you were and always will be a wonderful person. Keep them laughing up above!!!!

    To the family: Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  31. Craig Phillips says:

    Larry, and family sorry to hear of your loss, just sending you some good thoughts and prayers

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