Edward Tourangeau

Edward Tourangeau

Edward M. Tourangeau of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2012, at his home. Mr. Tourangeau was born July 14, 1927 in Detroit to Edward and Selma (Fritz) Tourangeau.

Ed served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. For 35 years he was employed as a punch press operator for Bowers Machine Co. of Plainwell, retiring at age 62. In his leisure time he enjoyed playing the harmonica, antique tractors, gardening, playing horseshoes and being with friends and family.

On February 14, 1958 in Plainwell he married Mary Mehrley, who survives. Also surviving are six children; Kevin Tourangeau of Allegan, Mike (Michelle) Tourangeau of Bloomingdale, Marty (Sue) Tourangeau of Shelbyville, Robin (Terry) Cole of Hopkins, Sherry (Paul) Burchfield of Otsego and Tony (Michele) Tourangeau of Kalamazoo; 10 grandchildren, Ashley, Michael, Tyler, Kohl, Shaylynn, Ava, Shai, Alexia, Arianna and Josh; 4 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Simon of Redford Township; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Marguerite, Emma and George. Friends may visit with his family from 5 to 8 P.M. Monday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, Pastor Greg Carlson officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.

Contributions in memory of Ed may be made to the family for expenses.

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

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  1. Marla Augustine says:

    Robin,
    Your Dad was a very sweet man and he was fun to be around. Everyone who knew him will miss him. I know how close you were with your Dad and we are deeply saddened for your loss. May God Bless you and Keep you strong during this time of sorrow. We love you lots and will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    Love Ron and Marla Augustine

  2. michelle (minshall) ward says:

    mary,kevin,mike,marty,robin,sherry and tony,
    im so sorry to hear the loss of your husband and dad. i first met all of you over 30 years ago and dont think you all realized what a impact your family made on me all these years. you were all so close and loving. i remember so many good things of Ed,and all of you, i can hear his voice in my head the many things he would say and the way he laughed. i know you will all miss him very much. I have not seen you in many years but know my thoughts are with all of you while going through this. It wasnt long ago i went thru all your feeling. stay strong for each other and keep his memory alive. i will keep you all in my thoughts……….
    michelle ward

  3. Doug & Joy Bassett says:

    Dearest Mary, we are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing, Ed was a wonderful friend, an awesome neighbor, we were blessed to have lived by you for the past 12 yrs, we enjoyed talking with you both. Ed blessed us so much at our 25th wedding anniversary playing a song dedicated to us, brought tears to our eyes, He is soo special to us and we will never forget Him, he touched our lives in such a special way. we will miss him for sure..our love and prayers we send to you, if there is anything we can do please let us know.

    with love, Doug & Joy

  4. Laurie Keckler says:

    Dear Mary and Tony, our family are so sad for your and our loss of Edward, he brought much injoyment to our family Christmas parties, playing his harmonica, his gift to us always touched our hearts in a very special way because my husband who passed away in 1997 played a harmonica also, and it was special for us to hear him play. Thank you so much for sharing your family with us. Please continue to come to our Christmas Parties, we missed you this year.
    With our love Laurie Keckler and Family

  5. Darla Murk (Blackman) says:

    Mary and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. When my mother was sick you two brought so much joy to her when you came and viisited. She(we all did) also enjoyed listening when Ed would play his harmonica for her. He was really a Great man and he’ll be missed. Thinking of you and your family and you are in my prayers and thoughts
    Darla and Family

  6. David C. Arndt says:

    Tony & Family:
    May the wonderful memories of your Father’s love be with you and comfort you in your time of sorrow now and always.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

    With My Deepest Sympathy,
    Dave Arndt

  7. Melissa Clark-Packard says:

    Robin,
    Your father was the dearest person, he always greeted us with the hugest smile a person ever saw. We are so sorry for your lose, you and your family will be in our family’s thoughts and prayer’s. If you need anything you can contact us.

    With love,
    Missy, Brad & Alice

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