Archer E. Woodstock Sr.

Archer E. Woodstock Sr.


Archer “Arch” Woodstock age 87 of Otsego, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Dussia House in Otsego.

He was born June 19, 1926 in Otsego, the son of Archer and Mary (Coon) Woodstock. He served his country in the Navy during WWII on the Pacific Front. For over 45 years Arch was employed at Mac Sim Bar/Mead/Rock Tenn as a maintenance worker. His life was centered on his Lord, everyone who knew Arch knows how important his relationship with his Savior was. He enjoyed golfing and was a very hard worker who was always helping others. He took care of and loved his family very much.

On July 2, 2004 he married Betty L. Sheldon who survives. Also surviving are his sons, Archer “Jr” (Sandy) of Benton Harbor, Andrew (Sherry) of Plainwell, Ralph (Debbi) of Otsego, Robert (Kelly) of Ohio, and Scott (Julie) of Otsego; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his sister Mary Dennis of Traverse City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Thelma; his brothers, Charles, Lawrence, Paul and Robert.

Friends may visit with his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, February 14, 2014, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Friendship Wesleyan Church of Plainwell, with Pastor Kevin Smith officiating. Burial will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Archer may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or Friendship Wesleyan Church of Plainwell.

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  1. Bryon and Kandy Campbell says:

    Scott / Julie – and Woodstock Family,

    We are saddened to hear of Archie’s passing; he was truly a wonderful person and I know very important to all of you.

    I have memories of seeing Arch on the golf course; and with Betty out and about….

    I know you will miss him; but having him for 87 years was a real blessing to all…..

    Bryon & Kandy Campbell

  2. Mary Ellen Riggs says:

    Sorry for your loss, I remember archie from Mead/Rock. He always had a smile for everyone.

    Mary Ellen Riggs

  3. Ginnie berry says:

    Our hearts go out to Ralph, Deb, and the entire Woodstock family. May God surround you with His amazing grace…and mercy now and in the days to come. He is the Comforter and will see you through this loss. Love you all!

  4. Ruby & Jeremy Rogers says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of archie! He was my great uncle, he will be missed. He was so overly joyed when I found jesus and came to see me baptized he said itsso wonderful you found jesus! Ill miss him but know he’s in such a better place. His second wife I call her aunt betty is such a wonderful person and helped him so much bless her. You are in our thoughts at this time! Lots of love and we rest assured knowing we will meet uncle archie again soon :)†

  5. Bruce Panse says:

    Carol and I will greatly miss Arch who was an inspiration each time we saw him. Much love to his family. Bruce and Carol Panse

  6. Sandi Bush Cornelia says:

    Betty So sorry to see of Archie’s passing..Will miss him dearly …He is now in Gods arms. God Bless you and the family. <3

  7. Karen Panse McNees says:

    So sorry for your loss, Woodstock Family! God so used Archie and Thelma, too, in my life growing up at Otsego Baptist! My brother Steve and I have so many memories of being welcomed into the Woodstock home and also of being taught in Sunday School by this wonderful family! Blessings!

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