Kathleen Holland

Kathleen Holland

Kathleen was a devoted Christian believer, beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. After suffering several years with Alzheimer’s dementia, she went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her loving family on Monday, December 12, 2011. Kathleen was born August 6, 1923 in Plainwell to Herman and Marian Fuller. She graduated from Plainwell High School in 1941 and attended Western Michigan University.

She was married nearly 70 years to Carl Holland who survives. Also surviving are four sons and two daughters; David (Sandy) Holland of Kalamazoo, Daniel (Lynn) Holland of Austin, TX, Donald (Cherie) Holland of Portage, Dale (Patricia) Holland, Carleen (Jim) Gilligan and Marleen VanLent all of Plainwell. She also leaves to cherish her memory 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Kathleen was a faithful member of the Otsego Baptist Church for over 66 years where she was deeply involved in many church functions with her family. She loved playing the piano and continued until a few weeks before her passing. Kathleen was also very supportive of her family in all of their school sports and music activities. Katie and her husband wintered in the Fort Myers, FL area for nearly 30 years. They were avid sailors; first on Lake Michigan and later on the Gulf of Mexico off Fort Myers Beach. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada. They also enjoyed a trip to the Holy Land and cruises to the Caribbean.

Katheen was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Frederick (Skeet) Fuller and Rosalie Pickett. Surviving are sisters, Phyllis Montgomery and Judy Shumaker, a brother, Herman (Mike) Fuller, sisters-in-law, Lucille Lesman and Doris Fuller; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. The family will greet friends at 10 A.M. Thursday at the Otsego Baptist Church, 247 E. Allegan St., where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. A Graveside Service will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Immediately following the committal a luncheon will be held at the Otsego Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Wings Home, 330 Linn St., Allegan.

Messages of condolence may be left at http://www.winkelfuneralhome.com/kathleen-holland/

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  1. Nancy Pelfresne says:

    Marleen,
    My thoughts are with you and the rest of your family. Take care,
    Nancy Pelfresne

  2. Bob and Joyce Bloom says:

    Dale, Pat and Family…So sorry to read of the passing of your mother. Please accept our sympathy.

  3. GARY TIEN says:

    KATIE WILL BE MISSED, SHE WAS ALWAYS A WONDERFUL WOMAN TO WE, WHO WERE KIDS AND VISITING THE HOLLANDS HOUSE. I REMEMBER THWE GOOD TIMES, AND THERE WERE MANY. WE WILL SEE HER AND OUR FAMILY MEMBERS IN HEAVEN SOON.

  4. Soisson Family says:

    Marleen and family,

    Our thoughts are prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss.

    The Soisson Family

  5. kim Allen says:

    Dear Holland Family,
    Thank you for sharing your family with me. Stopping by daily was such a pleasure for me. I will miss your mother’s sweet smile and personality. God has his angel back but I will miss her dearly.Such a wonderful family and husband she had. Love to you all.
    Kim

  6. Jack and Bonnie Dalton says:

    Don and Cherie,
    Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with all of you.

  7. Joyce Shattuck & Raymond says:

    Holland family and the Fuller Family, She was angel and I will miss her. As I miss her sister Rose. She has gone home to be with GOD. and Mom & Dad Fuller. Joyce

  8. Mary Jo Ash says:

    Mrs. Holland was a very kind woman. I didn’t know her well, but I enjoyed seeing her on occasion. My prayers go out to her family.

  9. Nancy Shirah says:

    Don, Cherie, Mandy and Spencer,

    My deepest sympathy to all of you at this time, for the passing of your Mother and Grandmother.
    May memories fill your hearts for today and always.

    Love,

    Nancy Shirah

  10. Kim Dorothy Blagg says:

    Marleen, know that my heart is with you and your family. I know how hard this is, even when you know it is coming. Find peace in the love you gave and received.

    Love,

    Kim

  11. Ken & Dawn Craft says:

    Marleen,
    May we offer our sincerest condolence and sympathies on the passing of your Mother.

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