Edward Laws, Sr.

Edward Laws, Sr.

Edward J. Laws, Sr. of Allegan, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at his home. Mr. Laws was born February 23, 1922 in Otsego to Harry and Ethel (Emry) Laws and was a lifelong resident of the area.

During WWII he served in the U.S. Army, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded a Purple Heart. For many years he was employed with K.V.P. Sutherland Paper Co. in Kalamazoo. Ed raised and hauled livestock until he was 82 and had also worked for Otsego Township for 15 years.

On October 6, 1984 in Allegan he married Virginia (Phelps) Kelley, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Edward Jr. (Marti) Laws of Bolivia, NC; Allen (Karin) Laws of Otsego, John (Michele) Laws of Gobles, Jessie (Ed) Jankowiak of Otsego and Paul (Tina) Laws of Allegan; three step-daughters, Kathy (Randy) Arman, Glenda Kelley and Kimberly Kelley, all of Allegan; 48 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Altha (Burdette) Belcher of Kalamazoo; a brother, Bill Laws of Mattawan; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Barb Morrell in 2009; and four brothers, Howard, Robert, Harry and Richard.

In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, with Rev. David Reed officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030.

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

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

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  1. Coleen Philley says:

    Ginny, Kathy, Glenda and Kim: So sorry for your loss. Ed is in Heaven with our Heavenly Father and has no more pain. You will be reunited in Heaven with him. I will keep you in my prayers. Love, Coleen

  2. Damion and Ravyn Schneider & Family says:

    Grandma, Mom, Glenda, Kim and Boys We are sorry for your loss, you are comforted that Ed is in Heaven now. I know he was the one that had made you the happiest Grandma and one day you will be together again.
    Love,
    Damion, Ravyn, Dave, Rianon and Arionna

  3. Christine Schultz says:

    Grandpa,
    I will always miss. Im so sorry i didnt get to see you except for fathers dad.I love you grandpa. I will always keep you in mind and you are in a better place grandpa. I will keep you in pray. I love youand ill miss you.
    <3,
    YOUR GREAT GRANDCHILDERN CHRISTINE

  4. Christine says:

    Grandpa,
    Ill miss you forever. Im so sorry that i didnt get to see you pasted away. Right now you are in a better place right now. I will keep you in mind and preys. You always ment something to me at all times

  5. Rich and Mary Hardy says:

    John, Michele, and Family
    So sorry for your loss.

  6. Desi (Laws) Stamper says:

    Grandpa Laws, you will be so dearly missed and I will never forget your sense of humor! I’ll never forget riding horses over to your house when I was a little girl. I know that I didn’t make it over to say my final “goodbye” but I wanted to remember you how I’ve always seen you and that was in your Bib-Overalls, which you were wearing on father’s day the last time I seen you. You know you always used to tell me “When my ship comes in….”, well your ship came and took you to be with the Lord and reunited you with your family above and besides saying “I love you”, my final words to you are, I will see you again, “When my ship comes in”.

  7. Sally Kugelard Laws says:

    I may not be married into the family anymore but you will always be grandpa in my heart!! Love and prayers to the whole family!!! R.I.P Grandpa!!

  8. Cynthia Diane Laws says:

    Every time I got to see Grandpa was a time filled with love and laughter! He will be missed becaused he was so loved. We will see him again. As the first granddaughter, I would like to say that even though we didn’t see grandpa as much as those of you that live a lot closer, we share your saddness. Our hearts are full of love and prayers for all that have been touched by his life.

  9. Angel (schultz) Haring says:

    Grandpa there are so many different sayings you used that I will pass on to my kids. I was always your brat and always will be your brat. I will miss you dearly, I know I didn’t come out much and I am sorry for that but I know Grandma and you knew how much I love you both and I promise you that I will stop by and check on Grandma. I will continue to pray for all that your passing has affected but I know you are in a better place and our Father (GOD) will take care of you and the rest of us. So until we meet again we all love you and will miss you dearly.

  10. Samantha Kugelard (Laws) says:

    Great grandpa you will forever be in my heart. I remember seeing you at every holiday, always with a hug a kiss and a smile for all of us. We all love and miss you. RIP Grandpa.

  11. sharon warner says:

    To Jenny, sons, daughters an family, ED was a wongerful man an i am so blessed to have known him an all of his family, Thank you for letting me take care of him an may he enjoy his time in heaven with his farm. he will be so missed. God bless him an each an every one of his family members.

  12. Grandma Forney says:

    John,Michele and Laws family I am so sorry for your loss. Hold onto the memories.God be with you all.

  13. Carol Deisne Laws Chambers says:

    Grandpa you will forever be in my heart. We will see him again.We share your sadness. Our hearts are full of love and prayers for all that have been touched by his life.Grandpa will be missed.

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