David Hedges, Sr.

David Hedges, Sr.

David C. Hedges, Sr. of Plainwell, Michigtan, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012, in Plainwell. Mr. Hedges was born March 29, 1929 in Kulin, Missouri to Ruben and Hodie Hedges.

For over 20 years he was employed with Southwest Gravel and since 1984 worked at Dave’s Auto. Surviving are 5 children, Donna (Mike) O’Connell of Allegan, Chuck Stratton of Otsego, David Hedges of Plainwell, Bruce (Sue) Hedges of Vicksburg and Donnie (Carla) Hedges of Allegan; a daughter-in-law, Verdeen Stratton of Lincoln, Nebraska;14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen (Wright) Hedges; 3 sons, William, Raymond and Terry Stratton; 4 sisters and 1 brother.

Cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with Dave’s family from 10 to 11 am Thursday, January 3, 2013, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Jason Zimmer officiating.

Contributions in memory of Dave may be made to Heartland Hospice.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. David and Family
    We are Sorry to hear about the loss of your father and grandfather.Your dad was a kind and caring man if you were sad he always new what to say to make you laugh.He never let anything get him down and he was always pulling pranks on people.Your dad and grandfather is in heaven and he is one of gods angels.Are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.God Bless You and your family

  2. Steve & Teresa Van Atter says:

    Dear Dave and Family, Sorry to hear about Dave Sr. So glad we had the chance to know him and work with him for so many years at the shop.
    I always respected his strong will and hard working ethics. We will miss him. We are thinking of you. Take care.

  3. aunt Kathy Loker says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, your special Grampa. It’s so wonderful to read the references of his life….a life well loved. The circle of life goes on…but his memory will live with you forever. Our condolences to all the family throughout the area. Let us know if we can do anything…babysit, buy a book of stamps, shovel your drive….anything. Our love to you…….

  4. Paul Johnson says:

    Dave and Family.
    So sorry to for your lost. I enjoyed talking with him and joking with him also. I know he loved working there with you Dave. He was a wonderful guy, I will miss him very much. But I will always remember
    him. God Bless you and all the family.
    Paul & Deb

  5. Floyd and Angie Eshbaugh says:

    Dave and family,

    We are so sorry about your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    God bless you and your family!

    Floyd and Angie

  6. Ken Todd says:

    Hi Dave, so sorry to hear of your Dads passing my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, I enjoyed seeing your Dad working there with you, He was a nice guy, and he will be missed. Your Friend, Ken Todd.

  7. Fallyen Fitzpatrick says:

    Dave, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He was a good man.

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