Donald R. Wallace

Donald R. Wallace

Butch passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

He was born January 22, 1942 in Kouts, Indiana, the son of Walter and Irene (Gott) Wallace. Butch was a 1960 Otsego High School graduate. For 33 years he drove truck for the Pepsi Co. After his retirement he had worked at Eagle Creek and the Lynx Golf Courses. Butch had also done some farming. In his leisure time he enjoyed golfing, playing horseshoes, watching C-Span, playing craps and blackjack. On November 5, 1960 in Otsego he married Kay Nichols who passed away in 2007.

Surviving are his companion, Karen Hahn; his children, Kimberly (Victor) Tikkanen of Clearwater, FL, Kevin Wallace of Middletown, OH, Michael (Wendy) Wallace and Robert Wallace both of Plainwell; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Kay (Bob) Dugal, Wayne (MaryAnn) Wallace, Larry (Char) Wallace, Susie (Ron) Ellinger and Annie (Buddy) Wallace; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kay and by his brothers, Melvin, Roland, Kenny and Marvin.

Friends may meet with Butch’s family Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 5-8P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery on a later date.

Contributions in memory of Butch may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

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

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  1. Dick And Velma Doubleday says:

    The family of Don Sorry He was a fun guy to be around played a lots of golf and worked with him at the golf. He will be missed by all that knew him Dick and Velma

  2. Theresa Sours says:

    My heart felt condolence to Karen and the family. I have and idea of how you feel. Let yourself grieve and hold faith in God to get you through. I knew Mike Wallace in school and though I haven’t seen him in years, my condolence goes to him and his brother also. I didn’t know Don very well, but whenever I was around him, he was always polite and happy. So sorry for the loss so many people will share.

  3. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Karen,
    We were so very saddened to hear of Don’s passing. Please know that he now an Angel in Heaven watching over you!

  4. Arch & Sandy Woodstock says:

    So very sorry for you loss. Lots of good memories of Butch.
    We will be praying for God’s comfort for you as you go through this time of sorrow.

  5. Dawn Forney says:

    Payers for the family . So sorry for your loss may God be with you .R.I.P .

  6. SANDY WALLACE HOLLAND says:

    DEAR FAMILY
    I WAS A PART OF THE FAMILY FOR MANY YEARS SO I HAVE MANY MEMORIES OF BUTCH, ALWAYS REMEMBER THE TWINKLE IN HIS EYES, HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND SEEMED HAPPY! I REMEMBER THE FAMILY GET TOGETHERS AND JUST HAVING HIM STOP BY THE HOUSE TO SEE KEN, A VERY GENTLE SOUL HE WAS, I WILL ALWAYS FEEL CONNECTED TO YOU ALL. MY LOVE TO KIM, KEVIN, MIKE AND BOB, MY SEND PRAYERS AND A HUG TO YOU! HE IS IN HEAVEN HAPPY TO SEE HIS BROTHERS, WHAT A SMILE THEY WILL HAVE FOR EACH OTHER AND STORIES! GOD BLESS YOU!

  7. Sharon and Larry Fales says:

    May peace be with you at this time. May you feel God is with you.

  8. Phil & Sandie & Kris Campbell says:

    Karen, we are so sorry for your loss. Wish we were there to hug you. Sending hugs from God and us

  9. diane and john glessner says:

    Dear Wallace family, We are very sorry to here of your loss. We are sending sympathy and hugs from Florida
    Please tell Larry and Charyl we are praying for them and everyone. Love, John and Diane Glessner.

  10. Don and Shirley Brown says:

    Karen, We are so sorry for your loss , Sending prays for peace and comfort to all. hugs from us.

  11. Theresa Irving says:

    So sorry to here about Don, I will miss him, he was a great pleasure to see when he came into the store to get his ” winning Lotto ticket’s”, with a smile on his face. “Mr Wallace , i can’t guarantee it, but here you go, good luck”, Will miss you sir.

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