Frederick R. “Fred” Kelsey

Frederick R. “Fred” Kelsey

of Otsego, Michigan
Birthplace: Trowbridge Township

March 14, 1922 -- January 17, 2011

2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Winkel Funeral Home (directions)
207 E. Allegan St.
P.O. Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078
Ph: (269) 692-2721

Time: January 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM
United Methodist Church of Otsego (directions)
223 E. Allegan St.
Otsego, MI 49078
Ph: (269) 694-2939

Frederick R. “Fred” Kelsey of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Monday, January 17, 2011, in Plainwell. Mr. Kelsey was born March 14, 1922 in Trowbridge Township to Leon and Grace Kelsey and was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Otsego High School. During WWII Fred served his country in the Army Air Corps as a tail gunner flying missions out of England. For many years he was employed in lumber sales and delivery with lumber yards in Otsego, Plainwell and Allegan. He was also employed with the Plainwell City Police Department and retired from Curtis Trailer Sales in 1987. Fred was a member of the United Methodist Church of Otsego and the American Legion Post #84. On November 6, 1943 in Allegan he married the former Maxine Martin, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Sandy (Dave) Holland of Kalamazoo and Sue (Merl) Lindsey of Otsego; three grandsons, Eric (Brenda) Lindsey, Kyle (Stacey) Lindsey and Cory (Ashley) Lindsey; two granddaughters, Robin (Jeff) Ritz and Shelley (Chris) Turley; nine great-grandchildren, Zoey, Madison, Emma, Nolan, Alyssa, Owen, Steven, Kendra and Ryan; a sister, Ruth Frampton of Plainwell; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Francis Kelsey and Bill Kelsey; and a sister, Grace Gruber. Friends may meet with his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the United Methodist Church of Otsego, Pastor Joe Shaler officiating and Military Honors by the American Legion Post #84. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell. Contributions in memory of Fred may be made to the Otsego Area Veterans Memorial or the United Methodist Church of Otsego.

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