Obituaries

Bruce W. Bronkema

Bruce W. Bronkema

Bruce passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo. He was born February 28, 1943 in Middleville to Henry “Bud” and Helen (Shaarda) Bronkema. He had worked at Rog and Bob’s in Otsego for several years and then spent 27 years working for Menasha as a millwright. Bruce enjoyed golf and was a member of Pairiewood Golf Course. He ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Thomas DeYoung

Thomas DeYoung

Thomas passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center, leaving behind his loving family and friends. He was born September 10, 1939 in Grand Rapids the son of Floyd and Janet (Mieras) DeYoung. Tom served his country in the US Air Force from 1957-1961, serving one year in Thule, Greenland. He was a member of the Men’s Auxiliary VFW ...   Read complete obituary here  

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June I. Fink

June I. Fink

June passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at The Springs at Bronson Place in Kalamazoo. She was born July 2, 1942 in Battle Creek. For many years June had worked at Wesco and Westgate gas stations and also at Big Wheel. June loved going to country music concerts and also enjoyed crocheting, watching movies, playing bingo and shopping. Surviving are ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Barbara K. Jager

Barbara K. Jager

Barbara passed away peacefully Sunday, January 18, 2015 at her home in Plainwell. She was born August 13, 1941 in Three Rivers to Irvin and Ardith (Lovejoy) Briggs. For 25 years she worked for First of America Bank as a teller and continued through the change to National City and PNC, retiring in 2005. Barb enjoyed volunteering at Plainwell School’s ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Paul D. Doxey

Paul D. Doxey

Paul passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at his home in Otsego. He was born June 6, 1936 in Kalamazoo, the son of Clarence and Tillie (Slater) Doxey. For 24 years he was employed with Eaton Corporation and since 1978 he owned and operated Quality Products in Plainwell. In his leisure time Paul enjoyed fishing and hunting, spending time in the U.P with ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Jean M. Scott

Jean M. Scott

Jean passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Crystal Woods in Kalamazoo. She was born July 5, 1927 in Boyne Falls, the daughter of Joseph and Clara (Klinkner) Bartholomy. For 15 years she was a secretary at Star Elementary School in Plainwell. On October 9, 1948 in Otsego she married Donald Scott who passed away in 2001. After her retirement she moved ...   Read complete obituary here  

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David A. Pomeroy

David A. Pomeroy

David A. Pomeroy passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at his home in Alamo. He was born August 12, 1933 in Alamo Township, the son of Grant and Letha (Newton) Pomeroy. For many years he was a machine operator for GM at Fisher Body. David enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing music, collecting, golf, and woodworking. He was a man of many talents. On January ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Geertje “Gertrude” Knooihuizen

Geertje “Gertrude” Knooihuizen

Geertje “Gertrude” Knooihuizen of Oshtemo, Michigan, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Sojourner House in Kalamazoo. She was born April 10, 1917 in Groningen, Netherlands, the daughter of Arnold and Jantina (Oving) Woldhuis.  In 1942 she married Remburtus Knooihuizen in the Netherlands who passed away in 1985. Geertje loved to ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Shirley L. Shook

Shirley L. Shook

Shirley L. Shook of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Plainwell. She was born September 11, 1935 in Corning, Arkansas to Tom and Clara Waldon. She worked for Kal Equip and had retired from Stryker. On November 18, 1955 in Plainwell, she married Ramon “Whitey” Shook. Shirley loved spending time at ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Sandra Cornelia

Sandra Cornelia

Sandra K. ‘Sandi’ Cornelia passed away peacefully Thursday, January 8, 2015 at her home in Plainwell, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 6, 1952 in Allegan, the daughter of Donald and Sylvia (Ives) McKeown.  For over 30 years she had worked at Parker Hannifin in Otsego. Growing up she enjoyed spending time at the Kalamazoo ...   Read complete obituary here  

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