Obituaries

Arlene Nichols

Arlene Nichols

Arlene E. Nichols of Plainwell went to be with her Savior on December 18, 2014, at the age of 88, in Battle Creek, Michigan. Arlene was born to Benjamin and Leila (Barnes) Reynolds on March 5, 1926, Battle Creek, Michigan, the youngest of three children. She was married to Kirk W. Nichols, had three children, resided in Louisville, KY and retired while ...   Read complete obituary here  

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William H. Ahlberg

William H. Ahlberg

William H. “Bill” Ahlberg of Kalamazoo, MI, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Park Place Assisted Living in Kalamazoo. He was born July 17, 1929 in Plainwell the son of Edmond and Esther (Reed) Ahlberg. Bill served his country in the US Army. On October 9, 1952 he married June Bos who preceded him in death in 2012. For more than ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Donald Trautman

Donald Trautman

Donald Trautman, formerly of Otsego, passed away in Florida on November, 2014 after a long illness. Don was the owner and pharmacist of Otsego Drug for more than 29 years. Don cherished the people in the community that he served for so many years.  In addition to his work, he enjoyed collecting coins, fishing, golfing, gardening and playing shuffleboard ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Frances Ellinger

Frances Ellinger

Frances Ellinger passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Ellinger was born March 31, 1925 in Oakland, CA to James and Edith (Johncock) Powers. For 25 years, together with her husband, she owned and operated Corky’s Drive-In in Allegan. She was later employed as a greeter with Wal-Mart. In her leisure time she enjoyed playing Pepper ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Paul F. Brewer

Paul F. Brewer

Paul passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Park Village Pines in Kalamazoo. He was born November 28, 1920 in Kalamazoo the son of Robert and Helen (Gordon) Brewer. He was a 1939 graduate of Martin High School. Paul served his county in the US Army during World War II. After his discharge he farmed with his father for a short time and then was a door ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Troy Baker

Troy Baker

Troy S. Baker of Otsego, Michigan passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at his home in Otsego. He was born July 16, 1970 in Plainwell the son of Phillip and Paula (Tice) Baker. Troy’s family meant everything to him. He was a caring and loving son, father, and grandfather. He loved family get-togethers. He was an accomplished cook, adding ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Christopher Schmitt

Christopher Schmitt

Christopher G. “Chris” Schmitt of Otsego passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 6, 2014 at his home. Chris was born March 26, 1964 in Plainwell to Arthur and Nancy (McLeod) Schmitt and was a lifelong resident of the area. In 1982 he graduated from Otsego High School and then served in the U.S. Army Armored Division in the DMZ in Korea ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Bonnie Fuller

Bonnie Fuller

Bonnie passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Life Care Center in Plainwell. She was born October 29, 1943 in Plainwell the daughter of Lester “Shorty” and Viona Fleeman. Bonnie was one of six children and lived most of her younger years in Plainwell and in Orangeville where she helped her father build the family’s brick house on Marsh Road. ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Robert Wolthuis

Robert Wolthuis

Bob died suddenly Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at his home in Otsego. He was born August 27, 1951 in Kalamazoo the son of John and Mildred (Zidell) Wolthuis. Bob served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. For over 20 years he was a journeyman for Kalamazoo Sheet Metal Company and then later W. Soule. On October 30, 1975 in Kalamazoo he married ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Ronald Thompson

Ronald Thompson

Ronald E. Thompson of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in Kalamazoo. Ron was born May 31, 1954 in Kalamazoo to Vernon and Marie (Ordiway) Thompson and lived most of his life in Otsego. He was a 1972 graduate of Otsego High School and for 32 years was employed with Flexible Furniture. Surviving are a sister and a half-brother, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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