Obituaries

JoAn M. Waite

JoAn M. Waite

JoAn M. Waite, age 74 of Kalamazoo passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers. She was born March 4, 1940 in Nashville, MI to Carl and Doris (Boyer) Willcutt. On April 1, 1961 she married Darrell J. Waite. Surviving are her children, Rick, Steve and James Waite and Elizabeth (Earl) Vest; her two remaining siblings, Charles ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Glen Riggs

Glen Riggs

 Glen A. Riggs passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Glen was born January 8, 1979 in Kalamazoo to Thomas and Shirley (Briggs) Riggs. Glen had worked as a cook at the London Grill in Plainwell for many years and had worked at the Cooper Café for the last several years. Glen enjoyed cooking and following NASCAR, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Patricia Gabany

Patricia Gabany

Patricia C. Gabany of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 11, 2014, at her home. Mrs. Gabany was born May 15, 1936 in Detroit to Joseph and Ann (Urbanick) Uzarski. She lived in Sterling Heights for many years, moving to Lake Doster in 2007. Patricia’s greatest joy in life was caring for her family. She was a true matriarch ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Mark A. Wheeler

Mark A. Wheeler

Mark Wheeler of Plainwell passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at his home. Mark was born June 10, 1956 in Plainwell to Louis and Suzanne (Ughetti) Wheeler. A 1974 graduate of Plainwell High School, Mark worked for many years as a general contractor. He was a member of V.F.W. Post #3030. In his leisure time he enjoyed the outdoors, loved to hunt ducks ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Mary Catherine Laidlaw

Mary Catherine Laidlaw

Mary Catherine Laidlaw of Otsego passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born December 21, 1948 in Otsego to Russell and Caroline (Kruss) Conway. Mary was a graduate of Otsego High School and KVCC. She had worked for Meijer, Pipp Hospital and as a crossing guard for Allegan Street School in Otsego. She enjoyed doing ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Kathie Lacey

Kathie Lacey

Words are just not enough to sum up the life of Kathie D. Lacey of Sturgis (formerly of Otsego). Born on June 9, 1957, she was a loving mother and grandmother, a giving wife, a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Sturgis, MI, a devoted Christian and a friend of all.  She loved her family more than anything else in this world. Kathie was never ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Donna M. Carroll

Donna M. Carroll

Donna M. Carroll of Allegan, formerly of Otsego, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Briarwood Assisted Living in Allegan. She was born May 18, 1932 in Allegan, to Ivor and Ruth (Coppock) Coburn. Donna was a 1950 graduate of Allegan High School and for 19 years was a nurse’s aide at Alamo Nursing Home. In her leisure time she enjoyed bowling, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Donald B. Holmes

Donald B. Holmes

Donald passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 at his home. He was born November 17, 1940 in Plainwell to the late Bernard “Speed” and Hazel (Parker) Holmes. A lifelong resident to the area, “Donnie” graduated from Otsego High School in 1959. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the V.F.W. Post #3030, the American Legion Post ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Thelma M. Keeler

Thelma M. Keeler

 Thelma M. Keeler, age 91, of Plainwell, departed this life on March 16, 2014. She was born in Martin, MI on August 15, 1922 to Wayne and Ina (Henson) Rantz, the youngest of 5 children. She lived in Martin for several years before moving to Plainwell, where she graduated from Plainwell High School in 1941. She married Bob Keeler on August 31, 1946. ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Irene Ciesielski

Irene Ciesielski

Irene June Ciesielski of Plainwell, Michigan passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Life Care Center of Plainwell. She was born June 3, 1928 in Kalamazoo, MI to Albert and Elizabeth (Vermulen) Nuyen. Irene graduated from Plainwell High School in 1947. In 1955 she was married to Floyd “Pete” Ciesielski and they enjoyed life together until Pete’s ...   Read complete obituary here  

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