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Barry L. Redmond

Barry L. Redmond

Barry passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.  He was born October 7, 1949 in Kalamazoo the son of Gene and Lorraine (Stubig) Redmond. Barry proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He loved history especially the Civil War and U.S. Presidents. For 27 years he had worked at Crown Vantage Paper Company ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Joyce I. Cooper

Joyce I. Cooper

Joyce passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at her home in Gobles. She was born July 26, 1953 in Plainwell the daughter of Vern and Mary (Adams) Dunklee. Joyce had worked at Murco, Allen Test, Kal-Equip, Plainwell Paper for 22 years and for Welches until she was injured 15 years ago. She had a beautiful singing voice and was a skilled artist and loved ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Joyce E. Rex

Joyce E. Rex

Joyce E. Rex of Otsego, MI passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Plainwell.  Joyce was born February 5, 1930 in Otsego the daughter of Cloid and Mamie (Hintz) Weaver.  She was mainly employed with Plainwell Paper and Kal Equip and also worked at several other factories over the years. Joyce enjoyed playing Bingo, bowling, fishing with ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Willard E. “Buck” Harper Jr.

Willard E. “Buck” Harper Jr.

Willard “Buck” slipped from this world and his family on Monday, October 1, 2018 at his home in Otsego after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born May 27, 1932 in Otsego the son of Willard and Rose (Dawson) Harper. Buck was a lifelong resident of the area and had worked at Allegan Schools, Rockwell International, had his own business driving ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Donna C. Slack

Donna C. Slack

Donna passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Wings Home in Allegan. She was born June 13, 1927 in Plainwell the daughter of Wesley and Julia (Hotchkiss) Stratton. For more than 10 years Donna had worked at Kal-quip. In her spare time she enjoyed ceramics, trips to the casino, playing bingo and watching soap operas. In 1946 she married Arthur ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Gary R. Foster

Gary R. Foster

Gary Ray (Buzz) Foster, 64, of Allegan, Michigan, was welcomed into heaven September 24, 2018, surrounded by family after a 7-month battle with cancer. Gary was born June 1, 1954, in Plainwell, Michigan; the son of Robert & Barbara Foster. He graduated from Otsego High School in 1972. He was married to Barbara Wert from 1983-1999. Gary worked at ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Judy M. Brewster

Judy M. Brewster

Judy passed away peacefully, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Wings Home in Allegan surrounded by loved ones. She was born March 14, 1953 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Donald and Faith (Hill) Sheaffer. Judy graduated from Gull Lake High School in 1971. In her free time she enjoyed reading, trips to the casino, listening to music, doing crafts, fishing ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Mary K. Hill

Mary K. Hill

Mary passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 at her home in Kalamazoo. She was born in Lake Forest, Illinois on September 16, 1926 to Charles and Rachael (Hart) Jacobs.  She was a 1944 Otsego High School graduate. Mary met and wed Irwin Frank “Bunker” Hill Jr. in 1947 and became a military wife and devoted mother. She lived a joyful life and ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Phyllis I. Bower

Phyllis I. Bower

Phyllis passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at her daughter Jody’s home in Plainwell. She was born July 12, 1934 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Floyd and Ada (Merrill) Taylor. Phyllis was a Martin High School graduate where she had played the French horn in the band. She had always loved music and enjoyed singing and playing the piano. For several ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Juanita P. Ballay

Juanita P. Ballay

Juanita passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the Wings Home in Allegan. She was born in Kalamazoo on February 16, 1931 to Spencer and Millicent (Smith) Sherwood. She had worked at the Kalamazoo Sled Company, as a realtor in Otsego and had owned and operated Hilltop Adult Foster Care Home. Juanita loved to dance and sing. She enjoyed music and ...   Read complete obituary here  

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