Edward L. Hope

Edward L. Hope
Edward L. Hope of Plainwell, Michigan died Thursday, May 29, 2008, in Kalamazoo. Ed was born December 10, 1953 in Vicksburg to Lawrence and Carol (Trimner) Hope. From 1972 to 1975 he served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Vietnam War. After his discharge from the service, he farmed several years in TrowbridgeTownship. For over 20 years he was employed as a paramedic. Ed was a member of the Otsego Church of God and the Men’s Group. In his leisure time he enjoyed woodworking, making chairs, benches and rustic items, and fishing with his grandchildren. On March 16, 1973, in Whiteford, Maryland, he married Louise Davis, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Jennifer (PaPa) Ndoa and Alice Carol (Bill Eichler) Hope both of Plainwell; four grandchildren, Hannah, Davis, Christopher and Courtney; two sisters, Edith Sinkler and Cora (Terry) Ruthruff both of Paw Paw; a brother-in-law, Richard Pierce II of Otsego; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Ann Louise Pierce. Friends may meet the family from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday at Winkel Funeral Home where services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, with Pastor Stephen J. Burrow officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030. Cremation will follow. Contributions in memory of Ed may be made to the Otsego Church of God.
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