Colwell, Burton J. ‘Jim’

Colwell, Burton J. ‘Jim’

Burton J. ‘Jim’ Colwell of Delton passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 in Plainwell.

Jim was born April 11, 1948 in Plainwell the son of Robert & Harriett (Ohls) Colwell. Jim enjoyed collecting VHS tapes, having a beer and listening to music; he was a skilled carpenter, a good cook and had a great sense of humor always happy and very kind hearted.

Surviving are his children, Chris (Terrie) Colwell of Delton, Eric (Rebecca) Colwell of Plainwell, Niki (Zach) Westdorp of Kalamazoo, Alex (Erin) Colwell of Wayland and Jimmy Colwell of Plainwell; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and 1 due soon; his siblings, Bob (Carol) Colwell, Randy (Pinkey) Colwell and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his siblings, Ted Colwell, Larry Colwell and Paula Manniko.

Friends may visit with Jim’s family on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 10-11 A.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Funeral Service will be held at 11 A.M. with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Burial of ashes will be at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to the March of Dimes.

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  1. Tammy Ginebaugh, Brandon Townsend & Brian Townsend says:

    Our love & prayers for all family. Jim was a kind & loving soul, we will miss him terribly! RIP Jim…

  2. Bob n Carol Colwell says:

    we shared many fun times and some sad times and have lots of memories to keep, miss ya Jim, rest in peace.

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