Obituaries

Charles E. Piper

Charles E. Piper

Charles passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the Dussia House in Otsego. He was born September 13, 1934 in Kalamazoo, MI to Vern and Eileen (Leighton) Piper. Following graduation, Charles served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years. On June 30, 1958 in Drake, North Dakota he married Karen Davis who passed away in 2012. Charles had worked for ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Julia M. Kincaid

Julia M. Kincaid

Julia went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 6, 2015. She was born September 17, 1924 in Comstock, MI, the daughter of Thomas and Frances DuCharme. She graduated from Scotts High School and then moved to California where she met her future husband, Harvey. They married in San Diego, CA on May 8, 1944. After WWII ended they came to reside in Kalamazoo. ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Leonard M. Holden

Leonard M. Holden

Leonard passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 at his home in Otsego. He was born January 7, 1933 in Trowbridge Township. He was the son of Curtis and Mildred (Newton) Holden. Leonard was an Otsego High School graduate who served his country in the Army during the Korean War. For 22 years he worked as a mechanic for MDOT in the Paw Paw State Highway Garage ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Richard Mills

Richard Mills

Richard passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Dick was born August 15, 1931 in Kalamazoo, to Richard and Teresa (Farrell) Mills. He graduated from Kalamazoo Central in 1949. Soon after, he met the love of his life, Joyce (Hummel) Mills and they would have celebrated 64 years together on July 27, 2015. Dick taught ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Jamie Pearson

Jamie Pearson

  Jamie Leigh Pearson of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Kalamazoo. She was born March 3, 1983 in Kalamazoo to David and Jenann (Robinson) Pearson and was a 2001 graduate of Plainwell High School. Jamie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her love of travel began with spring break trips to Navarre Beach, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Ernest Hagerman

Ernest Hagerman

Ernest J. ‘Ernie’ Hagerman of Allegan, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Wings Home in Allegan. He was born January 14, 1932 in Shepherd, MI to Ernest and Vera (Edmonds) Hagerman. Ernie served his country in the U.S. Army. For many years he was employed in sales, retiring in 1996. In his leisure time he enjoyed family time, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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James Parks

James Parks

  James K. Parks, born December 15, 1932 in Grand Rapids to Richard and Berenice (Churcott) Parks, passed away on June 23, 2015. He was 82 years old. Jim kept his marvelous sense of humor right up to the end. During the Korean War Jim was stationed in Tokyo. He and a friend went duck hunting on the Sea of Japan during his years in the Army. He ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Fred Katje

Fred Katje

Fred H. Katje of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at his home. Mr. Katje was born September 12, 1931 in Martin to Garry and Bessie (VanderPloeg) Katje and was a lifelong resident of the area. For 38 years he was employed with Menasha Corp. in Otsego, retiring in 1994. For over 50 years he had been a member of Calvary Community Church. ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Beverly Cox

Beverly Cox

Beverly J. Cox of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 in the arms of her family. She was born October 17, 1936 in Homer to Clinton and Bertha (Carlisle) Drinkwater. Beverly was a devoted homemaker and loved being with her family and taking care of her grandkids. In her leisure time she enjoyed playing cards and Bingo, working in her ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Mary Jane ‘Bunny’ Cary

Mary Jane ‘Bunny’ Cary

Mary Jane ‘Bunny’ Cary of Otsego passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Kalamazoo. Bunny was born November 6, 1925 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Jefferson and Frances ‘Kitty’ Cummings. She graduated from Western Michigan University and taught in Dowagiac, Gobles and then for Otsego Public Schools for 35 years retiring in 1985. In her leisure ...   Read complete obituary here  

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