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David Zugel

David W. Zugel of Plainwell, MI passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Wings Home in Allegan. David was born on July 18, 1953 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to William and Maxine (Grenn) Zugel.  At the age of 17 David began working for Hammond Machine where he remained employed for almost 35 years. For the last 10 years David worked for Flowserve in Kalamazoo. ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Roger Marks

Roger Marks

Roger L. Marks of Otsego, Michigan, passed away on July 20, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Roger was born on June 1, 1955 in Plainwell, Michigan to George “Skip” and Rosalie (Jones) Marks.  He worked for many years at Preferred Plastics in Plainwell.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, having ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Philip Pape

Philip Pape

Philip A. Pape of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Ann Arbor due to complications from surgery. Mr. Pape was born November 15, 1943 in Kalamazoo the son of Andrew and Beulah (DeHaven) Pape. Phil had been employed with Clarage Fan/Zurn Industries and Carpenters Union Local #1102. He was a member of the Otsego Moose; Otsego Masonic ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Lewis Lovett

Lewis Lovett

Lewis E. Lovett of Allegan, Michigan passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Allegan. Lew was born January 12, 1924 in Otsego, MI the son of John and Grace (Stratton) Lovett. He had owned and operated hardware stores in both Otsego and Allegan and had also owned Lovett Boat Company where he built speed boats. He was a district manager for MI Gas Utilities. ...   Read complete obituary here  

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George Channells

George Channells

George Pearl Channells, Jr. of  Martin, Michigan,  passed away on the evening of July 5, 2014 at the Wings of Hope Hospice House in Allegan.  Born January 19, 1928, his parents were George P. Channells, Sr. and Maude (Delaney) Channells.  George attended Martin Public Schools until serving his country as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during World ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Betty Sparks

Betty Sparks

Betty L. Sparks of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Allegan. Betty was born November 21, 1935 in Allegan to Alva and Anna (Babbitt) Hayes. She had worked for Wm. Crispe Hospital for 11 years and then worked for Parker Hannifin for 31 years retiring in 1998. In her leisure time she enjoyed flower gardening, wintering in ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Mark Clark

Mark Clark

Mark E. Clark of Kalamazoo passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 after a long illness. Mark was born May 31, 1970 in Kalamazoo, the son of Edward and Linda (Boutain) Clark. He was a graduate of Otsego High School and attended college. For many years, he was employed with Prab in Kalamazoo. He enjoyed race cars, motorcycles and fishing. Mark was a hard ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Barbara Michaels

Barbara Michaels

 Barbara Cooley Michaels passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at her home in Otsego. Barb was born June 16, 1932 in Otsego to Gerald and Minnie (Arendsen) Langeance. She worked for Farnsworth Chevrolet and Rock-Tenn. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Otsego, the Golden Girls, Friends of the Otsego Library, Trustee of the Otsego ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Aaron James “Jim” “AJ” Commissaris

Aaron James “Jim” “AJ” Commissaris

Aaron James “Jim” “AJ” Commissaris was born October 19, 1945 in Salem Township, the son of Abram and Henrietta (Kuiper) Commissaris. Jim served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War and had worked for General Motors until his retirement in 1990. In 1987 Jim married Jacque Nulty Drobny and lived in the Allegan area. ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Jeffrey Town

Jeffrey Town

Jeffrey W. Town of Otsego,  passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Plainwell. Jeff was born July 30, 1956 in Plainwell to Milo and Irene (Speicher) Town. For more than 12 years he worked as a tool and die machinist at Crescent in Allegan. He was currently the owner and operator of SweetTown Bar in Bloomingdale. In his spare time Jeff enjoyed Harleys, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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