Emma West

Emma West

Emma Lillie (Fuhst) West of Austin, TX (formerly of Plainwell) died April 18, 2012 in Texas. Emma was born September 2, 1927 in Plainwell to Wilfred and Rosa (VanDyke) Fuhst. She was a 1946 graduate of Plainwell High School and attended Argubright Business College in Battle Creek. In the late 1950s, Emma served in the Women’s Army Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She had lived in Austin, Texas since 1972 where she was employed at Seaton Hospital.

Surviving are a cousin, Gertrude Long of Kalamazoo and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Wilfred Fuhst, Jr.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday at 1:30 PM at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with Pastor Kevin Smith officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be in Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Emma may be made to Wounded Warriors, USO at P.O. Box 96322, Washington, DC 20090-6322

Messages of condolence for her family may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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