Nila J. Stratton

Nila J. Stratton
Nila J.Stratton of Portage, Michigan (formerly of Otsego) passed away Friday, January 15, 2010 at her home. Nila was born September 21, 1927, in Hopkins to Dan and Pearl (Morrison) Muche. For many years she operated the Snip-n-Stitch Shop in Otsego. Nila enjoyed reading the Bible, ministering to others and praying with them, writing poetry and crafting. On April 29, 1945 she married Merlin Stratton who preceded her in death in 1998. Also preceding her in death was her son, Daniel Stratton in 2005. She is survived by a daughter, Merlene (Don) Laughlin of Plainwell; 5 grandchildren, Donald Laughlin, Mindy Cook, Melissa Wood, Cassandra Pinks and Christina Jenkins; 11 great-grandchildren and a niece, Sharon Stratton. Friends may meet the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at the Winkel Funeral Home Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, Pastor Kevin Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Nila may be made to the 700 Club or Feed the Children.
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