Obituaries

Jerry D. Vote

Jerry D. Vote

Jerry  D. Vote passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Wings Home in Allegan. Jerry was born August 20, 1939 in Otsego the son of Walter and Clara Vote. He was a groundskeeper for Kalamazoo Public Schools and also did some farming. Jerry loved to recycle things and enjoyed trading and bartering. In his spare time he liked fishing, hunting, and ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Bonnie Gray

Bonnie Gray

Bonnie L. Gray of Wayland passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Gray was born February 17, 1942 in Allegan to Robert and Dorothy (Kortba) Wicks and was a lifelong resident of the area. Bonnie was a homemaker who enjoyed her cats, trips to the casino, reading and watching soap operas. On October 25, 1958 in Plainwell she married ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Leon Holmes

Leon Holmes

Leon ‘Mort’ ‘Lovey’ Holmes of Otsego, MI passed away peacefully Saturday, September 13, 2014 at his home in Otsego. Leon was born July 1, 1927 in Otsego to Waldo and Mary Agnes (Kortokrax) Holmes. Leon served his country in the Army during WW II. He is survived by his longtime companion Sally Hendrixson; 6 children, Dan (Connie) Holmes of Kalamazoo, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Bruce Baeuerle

Bruce Baeuerle

Bruce Baeuerle of Kalamazoo passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Baeuerle was born October 1, 1935 in Chillicothe, OH to Louis and Helen (Magneson) Baeuerle. Bruce served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as an independent contractor doing remodeling and repairs. He could fix anything. He is survived ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Kathy Sue Salyer

Kathy Sue Salyer

Kathy Sue Salyer of Bloomingdale, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Allegan. She was born October 16, 1952 in Huntington, IN to Lewis and Kathryn (Schenkel) Hart. Kathy was a very spiritual person and her faith was uplifting for her and her family. In her leisure time she loved flowers and traveling to the Upper Peninsula and Mackinaw ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Dakota J Arndt

Dakota J Arndt

Dakota J. Arndt age 3 was taken from us Friday, August 29, 2014 in Tennessee. Dakota was born February 5, 2011 in Grand Rapids to Tyler Arndt and Brianna Kwekel.  He enjoyed playing, especially with his trucks. Dakota was an organ donor, he has given the gift of life to three people who were able to use the donation made by Dakota. The ability for ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Donald W. Clawson

Donald W. Clawson

Donald W. Clawson of Plainwell passed away surrounded by his family, Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Kalamazoo. He was born March 24, 1935 in Allegan, the son of Ernest and Laura (Dunklee) Clawson. Donald served his country in the US Army. For over 20 years he worked as a machinist for Eaton. On March 21, 1959, in Allegan, he married Dolores Hinkle who ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Helen Strater

Helen Strater

Helen Strater of Plainwell passed away Friday, September 5, 2014, at the Stanford Lodge in Plainwell. Mrs. Strater was born November 28, 1912 in Kendallville, Indiana, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Butler) Forker. For many years she was a secretary for the Otsego Public Schools until her retirement in 1976. Helen was a life member of the Order of Eastern ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Sherrie Loffer-Fales

Sherrie Loffer-Fales

Sherrie A.Loffer Fales of Otsego passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in Kalamazoo. Sherrie was born August 6, 1936 in Battle Creek to Carl and Adelle (Kurzig) Martin. She was the first female to graduate from Kellogg College with a drafting degree. Sherrie enjoyed genealogy, ancestry, taking care of her animals, riding the tractor haying and growing ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Merle J. ‘Jim’ Clark

Merle J. ‘Jim’ Clark

Merle J. “Jim” Clark passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born December 6, 1939 in Kalamazoo, the son of Merle and Mary (Renbarger) Clark. Jim lived in Alaska before returning to the area when his health began to decline. Jim loved motorcycles and enjoyed cooking for the American Legion and the ...   Read complete obituary here  

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