Jacqueline Dunlop

Jacqueline Dunlop

Jacqueline J. ‘Jackie’ Dunlop of Pine Lake passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Kalamazoo, on her 67th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Dunlop was born May 14, 1925 in Plainwell to Albert and Cleo (Hill) Johnson and grew up the daughter of a blacksmith. While in high school, both of Jackie’s parents died, and her senior year she worked a full shift from 3pm to 11 pm at Plainwell Paper Co.

On Tuesday May 1, 1945 at the Plainwell Baptist Church she married Phillip Dunlop and they enjoyed 67 years of marriage. Together they owned and operated Pine Lake Orchards and Dunlop Orchard Mobile Home Park. After their retirement they enjoyed traveling in their motorhome. Until she was well over 80 years old, Jackie canned 100 quarts of peaches every year and enjoyed giving away many of those peaches. In her leisure time she enjoyed casting and painting plaster of Paris figurines, reupholstering, gardening and cooking. For many years she was a faithful blood donor. Jackie loved her family and was a wonderful, nursing, nurturing mother and grandmother and hard worker, sewing clothing for her daughters. She was a great picnic host and made wonderful apple strudel. Jackie attended the Northeastern Baptist Church in Kalamazoo.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Phillip, are three daughters, Patricia Flanders of Grand Rapids, Phyllis (Gary) Rogers of Otsego and Rose (Jerry) Robart of Plainwell; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren with twin great-grandchildren due soon; a sister, Charlene Bailey of Plainwell; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Dunlop of Florida; many extended family members and close friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Steven Spencer and Verl Flanders; three sisters, Barbara Ramseyer, Betty Morefield and Charlotte Johnson; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Earle and Rosa Dunlop, whom she regarded as her own parents.

Jackie’s family will receive friends on Friday from 10 to 11 AM at the Northeastern Baptist Church, 6536 East G Ave., Kalamazoo, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Bishop officiating. Private family burial will be held later at Prairieville Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Jackie may be made to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission or the Otsego Christian Academy.

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

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  1. Suzan Pettengill says:

    So sorry for your great loss. I remember Jackie well and she was always a cheery friendly lady. Mom and Jackie were good friends and the one thing I can say about your loss is she is in heaven with mom and dad. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time. Paul and Suzan Pettengill

  2. Pat Tabbia says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jackie was a wonderful lady and a great friend to both my Mom and Dad, (Anna and Jake). I still have the beautiful sunflower that she had given mom shortly before she passed, after mom passed Jackie then gave me the flower telling me to remember that everytime I look at that flower to know she is praying for me. I have kept that beautiful sunflower in my car ever since she gave it to me, knowing I was in her prayers. Now, when I look at that beautiful bright sunflower in my car I will know that we all have another very special angel watching over all of us.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
    God Bless You All.

    Pat Tabbia
    (Anna & Jake DeBlecourt’s daughter)

  3. Loren and Ann McKinstry says:

    Our sincere sympathy in your loss. Jackie was a special lady and we enjoyed knowing her through Northeastern Baptist Church. She sure canned some wonderful peaches! And we enjoyed the many church picnics at their home. We know she now rests in heaven and is free from pain. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  4. Gloria Herman & Otis Hermenitt says:

    With deepest sympathy We send our love in this time of sadness.

  5. Joy Bell says:

    Sending my love, thoughts and prayers. Phil, you and Jackie are wonderful people. I count it one of my many blessings to know you. I don’t like using the past tense, Jackie still lives in Heaven!

  6. Ruth Jousma Herbrandson says:

    Sorry to learn of Jackie’s passing. Although I have not seen her for many years I have fond memories of all our family get togethers on the 4th of July at the lake. I remember the wonderful peaches.

    I am the daughter of Floyd and Barbara Jousma of Holland.

    My condolences to all the family.

    Ruth Jousma Herbrandson

  7. Susan (Campbell) McConnell says:

    Dear Phil, Trish, Phyllis and Rose,

    I am so sad to hear of Jackie’s passing! I remember so fondly many fun times with all of you! You were so kind to our family when my dad, Glen Campbell, was Pastor of the Orangeville Baptist Church. You even loaned us your station wagon for a family vacation trip!

    One of my first jobs was thinning peaches in your orchard. We would come back to the house on a wagon to eat our lunch and sometimes watch one of the old 15minute soaps on TV with Jackie!

    She was a great cook!! The only thing she ever made that I didn’t like was Beef Tongue soup…and it smelled so good! I bet i would like it now! I wasn’t too adventurous back in the day! I think the concept freaked me out!

    I remember playing games at your home. We especially liked The Game of Life with those little cars. I remember going out to dinner with your family after church some Sundays and as I was JUST remembering last month, the picnics we had at the lake every Memorial Day for so many years were great fun! Such fond memories!

    My Dad passed away on June 15, 2004. Mom is still living in Eaton Rapids next door to Ruth,. Mom is 92 and had a stroke three years ago.

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this sad time. Know you are loved!
    Sue (Campbell) McConnell

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