Mable L. Holmes

Mable L. Holmes

Mable passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 at her home in Otsego.

She was born June 8, 1926 in Allegan the daughter of George and Josephine (Harper) Kurtz. Mable was a lifelong resident of the area. She had worked at Fram Filters and then for 28 ½ years had worked at Delanos Print Shop in Allegan until her retirement in 1988. In her spare time Mable enjoyed crocheting and doing puzzle books. On November 13, 1943 in Allegan she married Earl Holmes who passed away in 2003. Mable had been a member of the Trowbridge United Methodist Church for many years.

Surviving are her sons, Donald (Eileen) Holmes of FL, Russell (Marsha) Holmes of FL and Steve (Marie) Holmes of Plainwell; daughter –in-law, Lindy Holmes of Otsego; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Luella  Holmes; sister-in-law, Glenna Kurtz along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Kendall Holmes; great-granddaughter, Ilah Sturgis; siblings, Charles and Gilbert Kurtz and brother-in-law, Merle Holmes.

Friends may visit with Mable’s family from 6-8PM Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Kevin Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego Township.

Contributions in memory of Mable may be made to Reverence Home Health & Hospice or to the Trowbridge United Methodist Church.

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  1. Eric Pirrone says:

    Mable was such a sweet lady. No matter how long it had been since I saw her she always remembered who I was. She will be missed!

  2. Tom & Donna Dunn says:

    We were so saddened to hear of Mable’s passing and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was always kind, considerate and thoughtful. We will miss seeing her smile.

  3. Sue Sanders says:

    I only met Mable a few times, but her character and true legacy is reflected in the wonderful family she leaves behind. When my son, Brent, married into the Holmes family, Mable was one of the first persons to welcome him with open arms. He loved her dearly, and reminded him of his own grandma who had passed several years earlier. From what I hear, Mable was a pretty cool lady, and I’m glad that my son had the opportunity to share a small part of her life. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all…

  4. Steve and Mary Schuiteboer! says:

    We are so sorry for you loss.

  5. Charles Tripp says:

    I worked with Mable at Delano Services for many years. She was a wonderful person. Mable will truly be missed by many.

  6. Joyce Strand says:

    Lou, Lindy, I was so surprised when I saw this. I knew she wasn’t in the best of health when we had lunch in Nov. I am so sorry for your loss. Had some years knowing her and working with her at DeLanos. I really looked forward to our DeLano girls lunches. Prayers go out to you and your family. She will be dearly missed. Joyce

  7. Richard and Judy Van Oosterum says:

    Don , Russ and Steven we wish to extend our condolences to your family in the loss of your mother. May God keep you all in the palm of his hand

  8. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    To Steve and Marie. We did not know your Mom, but please know that our thoughts and sympathy are with you and your family on your loss. It is never easy to lose a parent. Hoping your special memories and photos will help to guide you through your grief in the coming days, weeks, and months. Take care now.

  9. Darlene Lynn says:

    Dear Don, Russ, Steve, and Family’s,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for all of you as you go thru this time in life. I will not be at the service as I have a respitory infection. I will keep you in my thoughts.

  10. Don & Sherry Hurlbut says:

    Russ & Marsha, Steve & Marie and the entire family: We just learned of your Mom’s passing. So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with her. May your many memories help you through this difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all!

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