M. Blaine Edgington

M. Blaine Edgington

M. Blaine Edgington of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Kalamazoo. Mr. Edgington was born June 21, 1934, to J L and Marvel (Oxenreider) Edgington in Warren County, Iowa, where he grew up.

On April 12, 1957 in Indianola, Iowa he married Carol Sue Iverson.

For 30 years he worked with the U.S. Army as a Procurement Analyst. He loved children and for many years he worked with the Boys Scouts. Blaine was a member of the Otsego United Methodist Church. From 1962 to 1988 their family lived in Utica, MI.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Carol, are two sons, Brian (Becky) Edgington and Christopher Edgington, both of Kalamazoo; three grandchildren, Brendan and Justin Edgington and Shiann Nelson; two sisters and two brothers, Irene (Wayne) Findley of Stuart, IA, Norman (Joan) Edgington of Castlerock, CO, Mahlon (Sue) Edgington of Indianola, IA and Carol Ann (Gail) Endres of Ankeny, IA; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, James, Doyle and Dennis; and a nephew, Curtis.

Friends may meet with Blaine’s family from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, Pastor William Donahue and Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery, Kalamazoo, with Military Honors by V.F.W. Post #3030 and Michigan Army National Guard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Blaine may be made to Christian Neighbors Food Pantry.

Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Gale & Melody Iverson says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Blaine’s passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to you Carol Sue and your family. He no doubt will be deeply missed by family, friends and his community.

  2. Eldon Reese says:

    Carol Sue we were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our cousin Blaine. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Eldon Reese and Maymie Stout

  3. Patti & Jim Hewitt says:

    Dear Carol & family,

    So very sorry for your loss. Time on earth seems much too short for those whom we love, but a relief that Blaine didn’t have to suffer any longer than he did.

    Our hearts go out to you,

  4. Chris Gray says:

    My sympathy goes out to you for your loss. While I did not know Blaine personally, the stories I’ve heard make it very clear that he lived a great life and touched the lives of many. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Chris

  5. Bill Reese & Dee Benge says:

    Carol Sue and family,We are sorry to hear of Blaines death,Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Bill Reese & Dee Benge

  6. Jackie Arcand says:

    My sympathy to the Edgington family.
    He was a good person and he will be missed.
    My prayers go to all of you.
    He is now with God.

    Jackie

  7. Gary and Elsie Claypool says:

    Carol, I know it has been years since we have seen you. However, at one time you and Blaine were very important to us. We still remember when you loaned us some change so we could make the dollar amount we needed for our rental deposit. This was before Lisa was born. Phyllis and Gil emailed us about Blaine’s passing. We were very sorry to hear the news and want to extend to you our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts are with you. Best regards, Elsie and Gary

  8. Bill and Nancy Donahue says:

    Carol, Brian and Chris:

    We have such fond memories of Blaine. He was so committed to serving others. His love of others and his faith in Jesus always revealed his generosity. I vividly remember how tirelessly he worked in the church, in Scouts and in our community.

    He has left a rich legacy for you, Brian, Chris, your families and friends.

    Thank you for your invitation to be a part of the Celebration, Thursday.

    In Christ’s friendship,

    Bill and Nancy Donahue
    Senior Pastor, Utica United Methodist Church
    Sterling Heights, MI

  9. Ginger Ripperger says:

    I am so sorry about Blaine’s passing. I just looked through pictures of when you and Blaine stood up with us to be married. That was even before you guys were married. Love, Ginger

  10. Gina Wagner says:

    Carol,
    I am so sorry to be getting this to you so late. I am behind on reading my Indianola papers. I was so sad to hear of Blaine’s death. I can attest to his love of children. You both were wonderful caregivers to Ethan as our backup child care provider. Ethan is now an Eagle Scout. Maybe Blaine influenced him even as a baby!
    Sincerely,
    Gina, George, and Ethan Wagner

  11. Rulen & Donna West says:

    I was trying to find you Carol and this came up. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We would love to hear from you. Please contact
    us. I have lost everyone in my family in the last few years, my parents, brother, sister & aunt & cousins. It has not been good.

  12. Chris says:

    I miss you:(

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