Howard Morgan

Howard Morgan

Howard A. Morgan of Otsego passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Allegan. Mr. Morgan was born June 5, 1927 in Trowbridge Township to Alton and Eva (Emmons) Morgan and was a lifelong resident of the area. For many years he was employed at Allied Paper, J.A. Richards, and Cadillac Plastic before retiring from United Technological. He was a member of the Otsego Elks, the Allegan Eagles and the Otsego Moose Lodge. Howard has received a jacket for Fellowship, Legionnaire and the Highest Degree in Moose, a Pilgrim. He helped with the special needs picnic and Christmas Party at the Moose Lodge. As a young man he helped remodel homes for others. He had been a Boy Scout Leader and helped Marian with Girl Scouts, was a Red Cross Instructor, Community Chest Board, and a volunteer with the VA Medical Center in Battle Creek. Howard held a patent for a spooling device for winding plastic beading for the automobile industry.

On June 10, 1945 in Plainwell he married Marian Howard who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mary (Ron) Harris of Plainwell and Margie (Jim) Grabowski of Allegan; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; his brother, Harold Morgan of Kalamazoo. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Lois Germain and a grandson Glenn Harris.

Friends may meet with Howard’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with a Moose Memorial Service at 7 P.M. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell. Contributions in memory of Howard may be made to Moose Scholarship or Wings of Hope Hospice.

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  1. Bob and Joyce Bloom says:

    Howard left more foot prints on more hearts than anyone else we knew.

  2. Richard Boyd says:

    I’ve met many people in my lifetime, but never anyone like Howard. I shall miss him greatly. He was always ready to help anybody do anything as you well know. John Burdick and I will be there for you at one of the servics. Looking forward to seeing you.
    My sincere condolences.

  3. Jacquie Fillmore says:

    Marian, Mary and Margie
    The community has lost a great person. Howard was unselfish in all that he did. He will be missed by many. May you all remember the good times, I know they were many. My love to you all.

  4. Sharon Snyder says:

    My love to you all. Howard was a very special man. He will be missed.

  5. Howard and Terri Gott says:

    Marion, Mary and Margie,

    Please accept our sincere sympathy. Howard was a wonderful man and I can still taste his roast beef dinners! He will be in our hearts forever.

  6. Jan Jameson says:

    On Tuesday,I lost a very very special friend of mine. I can say with absolute certainty that my Moose career was greatly enhanced by my friendship with my Buddy,Howie. He was always there for me in my many terms as Governor,offering his support and wisdom. I shall never ever forget the great friendship we shared and will always cherish our times together. R.I.P My Friend.
    Our community,Our Lodge, and the Moose Fraternity are much better because of Howard A. Morgan.

  7. Tom and Paula Holmes says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Morgan and Harris family

  8. patti cutler says:

    I”m very sorry. i still remember all the good times my family had with yours staying on the channel on Eagle Lake

  9. Dick, Diane, and Amy Woodruff says:

    Marian and Family,
    You have our deepest sympathy. Howard was a man who made such a difference in many lives. His work at the summer and Christmas Moose parties has been greatly enjoyed by many special people.

  10. Don and Shirley Brown says:

    Thinking of you at this very sad time. Symapathy to you all.

  11. Jackie Stults says:

    Mary: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. I so enjoyed all the chats I had with you, your mom and your dad at the Cancer Center. Your dad was always so proud of his family and your love and care of your father was so wonderful. Take care and know I am thinking about you.
    Jackie Stults
    WMCC Volunteer

  12. Leightonn & Jean Dobbin says:

    Dear Marge and Jim,
    We were sorry to hear of Marge’s Dad’s passing. I know he had been ill for a while yet it is always hard lose a parent. We will be keeping you and your family in thought and prayer during this time.
    Thinking of you,
    Leigh & Jean

  13. Trent McGuffey says:


    Howard and yourself have done so much good for so many people. You may never know the true value you both have been to those around you. Your time, and energy and especially your hearts and kindness exceeds more than one could imagine. Howard was a good and honest man that I was very lucky to have known and worked beside at the lodge. His work is done here but you and I both know, it will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Howard Morgan. May our paths cross again someday my friend.


  14. ken and kathy smith says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a special friend to all. We are very gratefull for all he did at the Otsego Moose. He will be sadly missed.

  15. Edward and Mary Grabowski says:

    Marion, Margie, and Jim;

    Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.

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