Derwood L. Laws

Derwood L. Laws

Derwood L. Laws of Otsego, Michigan, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007 in Plainwell. Mr. Laws was born January 26, 1928 in Otsego to Loren and Verla (Baker) Laws. From 1970 to 1983 he owned and operated Derwood’s Shoe Repair in Marshall, now run by his son, Louie; and worked delivering cars for many dealerships around Otsego. Derwood enjoyed fishing, taking long country rides, vacationing and spending quality time with family and friends. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving are his beloved wife, Donna Laws; his children, Steve (Sally) Laws, Louie (Mary) Laws and Bonnie (Brian) McDonald; his step-children, Victoria (Rod) Wade, Linda (Joel) Jones, Cindy (Bud) Steward and Jenette (Carl) Robar; 26 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; his sister and brothers, Erma Jean Wheeler, Ron (Jennie) Pillars, Doug Drumond and Larry (Debbie) Pillars; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Verla Pillars; his daughter, Peggy Wine in April 2001; a brother, Robert and a sister Bernadine. Friends may meet with the family from 12:00 noon until 1:00 P.M. today (Thursday) at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Pastor David M. Pabis officiating. Cremation will follow. Contributions in memory of Derwood may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

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