Leon Holmes

Leon Holmes

Leon ‘Mort’ ‘Lovey’ Holmes of Otsego, MI passed away peacefully Saturday, September 13, 2014 at his home in Otsego. Leon was born July 1, 1927 in Otsego to Waldo and Mary Agnes (Kortokrax) Holmes. Leon served his country in the Army during WW II.

He is survived by his longtime companion Sally Hendrixson; 6 children, Dan (Connie) Holmes of Kalamazoo, Joe (Cindy) Holmes of Plainwell, Jeff Holmes of Ludington, Rob (Frances) Holmes of Arcadia, Pam Holmes of Gobles, Angela (Rick) McKeown of Gobles; 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan, daughter Teresa, grandson Shawn and his sister Carolyn Lawrence.

Leon’s love of automobiles led to a lifetime career as an auto mechanic. He owned Morton’s Garage in Kalamazoo for over 30 years. He was an avid bowler, bowling a 300 game at age 72. Leon enjoyed boating, water skiing and fixing anything. He loved good food and most of all he cherished his family. His great sense of humor touched the lives of everyone he knew.

Friends may visit with Leon’s family from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 10 A.M. at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Otsego with Rev. Fr. Ted Martin officiating. Burial will follow at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Leon may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com



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  1. Don & Joyce Barber says:

    Angie and family–our thoughts and prayers to you during Leon’s passing.

  2. Mary Daniels says:

    Angie and family – my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad.

  3. Pam and Dave Loudenslager says:

    Angie and family, Dave and I are so very sorry for your loss. We know that this time is very difficult for you all but your faith and family will get you through. Remember the good times and may God bless you all?
    Sincerely, Dave and Pam

  4. Jan Herrick says:


    So sorry for your loss. Leon was a very special person and will be greatly missed.

  5. Patricia Baggett says:

    Pam ,I am so sorry for your loss! I really liked your dad. I still remember one of many comments he said to me. He always saw us working out, or walking ,our daily exercises. So of course we always had comfy clothes on. You and I were going out, stopped by his house first . He says to me Wow you can clean up! Lol He was funny,kind, and just a good guy.

  6. Bob and Teresa Galloway says:

    Angie and family- sorry for your loss. Remember the happy times and hold the great memories close.

  7. Merle&trevah dalrymple says:

    Angie and family may god be with all of your family in this time of need .may he help with your heal .god bless you all!

  8. Robin Moran says:

    You will be missed. It was nice to get to know you and your family. God Bless Robin

  9. Corky says:

    To all my dearly loved cousins, (my second family), I will cherish all the fun & memories forever. Stay strong together, keep hope & love. Always love you, Corky

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