David Zugel

David Zugel

David W. Zugel of Plainwell, MI passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Wings Home in Allegan. David was born on July 18, 1953 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to William and Maxine (Grenn) Zugel.  At the age of 17 David began working for Hammond Machine where he remained employed for almost 35 years. For the last 10 years David worked for Flowserve in Kalamazoo. David enjoyed flying model airplanes with the Thunderbirds R.C. Club at the River Oaks Park in Comstock.

On February 14, 1990 in Schoolcraft, Michigan he was married to Julia Bogema who survives. David is also survived by his children, Adam (Kim) Zugel and Heidi Zugel; step-son, Calvin Shafer; 4 grandchildren; brother, Phil (Rayma) Zugel and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Maxine.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A private memorial service will be held this fall.

Contributions in memory of David may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan, Michigan.

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



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  1. Rod and La'Denia Lemmon says:

    So sorry for your loss. We are sending warm hugs and prayers for peace of heart.

  2. Kimberly says:

    I am sad that he had to go. I am happy that he is not suffering anymore. May he be at rest. I pray peace and forgiveness was, can be and will be found.

  3. Mark & Sherri says:

    Gods speed Dave. Love ya!!

  4. Kelly Zugel says:

    My deepest sympathy to everyone in the family and all of uncle Dave’s friends. I’ll miss you tremendously uncle Dave and love you very much! Dad, I’m sorry for the great loss and pain you are going thru. I love you and my thoughts and prayers are with you!

  5. Misty and Steven Walker says:

    We are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. You guys were our first friends in the park…he was always such a nice guy, always had a smile on his face and was always right there to lend a helping hand if needed. May your beautiful memories bring you comfort at this very difficult time. Sending y’all lots of love, light and peace. Will continue to keep y’all in our thoughts and prayers. Love you!!

  6. Linda and Ron says:

    My dear cousin Dave,
    You will forever be loved and missed. I know being confined to a bed isn’t the way you wanted to live your life. You are now free! Give my mom and your mom and dad a hug for me. Please rest in amazing peace Cuz!!!
    Love you,
    Your cuz, Linda (and Ron)

  7. Patti says:

    I will so miss that smile…but I have it forever in my heart. I remember visiting Aunt Maxine & Uncle Bill when I was about 8 or 9 and Dave teaching me my first three guitar chords <3 The song was "Gloria" 🙂 There is a movie that plays in my mind every time I hear that song…
    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

  8. Shelby Schuiteboer says:

    I didn’t believe this when I saw it. I’ll never forget when you would take Heidi and I to mcdonalds REALLY early in the AM LOL to take us to the thunderbirds meet and watch the model airplanes I’ll miss you Dave!! Now you won’t suffer and can fly with all the planes.

  9. Mary and randy lober says:

    So very sorry about David-wish we could have done more.

  10. Carol Get says:

    Julia sorry to hear about David.If there is anything I can do let me know Ill be there for you.

  11. Joyce Hiemstra Hunt says:

    So very sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. I’m glad to have been able to see him at the the class reunions. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. R.I.P. Dave.

  12. Aunt Dorothy, Jeanie, Arlene, Kathy, Chris & families says:

    Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

    Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    Where there is injury, pardon;
    Where there is doubt, faith;
    Where there is despair, hope;
    Where there is darkness, light;
    Where there is sadness, joy.
    O Divine Master
    Grant that I may not so much seek
    To be consoled, as to console;
    To be understood, as to understand;
    To be loved, as to love;
    For it is in giving, that we receive;
    It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned;
    And it is in dying,
    That we are born to Eternal life.

    Rest in Eternal Peace David, we love you

  13. Nancy ( Culver) Fahrne says:

    So sorry to hear about Dave. I had just talked to Dave at our class reunion. We talked a little about our days at OHS. He was well liked by everyone and would do anything for anyone. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the family.

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