Obituaries

Rickie Sheldon Jr.

Rickie Sheldon Jr.

Rick went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Otsego due to a tragic accident. He was born June 7, 1979 in Kalamazoo, the son of Rickie and Patricia (Winn) Sheldon. He grew up in Otsego and was a 1998 graduate of Otsego High School. Rick enjoyed many sports, especially playing softball on a league with his many friends and following ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Barbara (LaFountain) Dudley

Barbara (LaFountain) Dudley

Barbara passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Allegan. She was born December 30, 1928 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Charles and Elsie (Sniffin) Seward. Barbara was a simple Christian woman who loved the Lord and all he created. She didn’t require much to make her happy. She loved all animals especially her pets. Barbara enjoyed sewing, gardening and ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Raymond Bodine

Raymond Bodine

Raymond Bodine of Otsego passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 in Allegan. Mr. Bodine was born December 28, 1927 in Allegan Township. Ray was a veteran of WWII, serving 3 years in the Army Air Force. For over 40 years, he was employed with KVP, later Brown and then James River. He was a member of the Otsego Moose Lodge. He loved being with his family, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Pamela S. Knowlton

Pamela S. Knowlton

Pam passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 due to a tragic accident in Otsego. She was born August 23, 1959 in Plainwell, the daughter of Larry and Shirley (Vander Ploeg) Knowlton. Pam grew up in Shelbyville and was a 1977 graduate of Wayland High School. Following graduation she moved to Otsego. She attended Parsons Business School and obtained a ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Helen G. Kibby

Helen G. Kibby

Helen passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Allegan. She was born May 11, 1926 in Allegan the daughter of Harry and Gertrude (Marble) Jewett. Helen enjoyed sewing, embroidery, knitting, reading, playing the piano, attending church, flower gardening, painting and riding in the car. On June 23, 1945 in Allegan she married Ivan Kibby who passed away ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Tommy Jameson

Tommy Jameson

Tommy Jameson of Plainwell passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015. He was born December 17, 1961 to Douglas and Marshia (Stopher) Jameson. Tommy had worked at Hammond Machinery as a painter/finisher. He enjoyed building/running large scale RC cars and trucks and also working on autos having even come home with an ambulance. He enjoyed spending time ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Jerry W. Newnum

Jerry W. Newnum

Jerry passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 in Kalamazoo. He was born April 21, 1943 in Lawrence, the son of Harry and Hazel (Triesenburg) Newnum. Jerry loved spending time with his family, listening to older country music, playing his guitar, bowling and fishing. Surviving are his nieces and nephews along with their children and several extended family ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Jack Mitchell

Jack Mitchell

Jack Mitchell of Plainwell, MI passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 in Kalamazoo. Jack was born July 16, 1939 in Montmorency County, Lewiston to Leslie & Doris (Carlson) Mitchell. He had been employed for over 30 years at Plainwell Paper Company and in his leisure time enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. Surviving are his wife, Linda; his children, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Claire E. Wycoff

Claire E. Wycoff

Gene passed on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Alamo Nursing Home. He was born April 23, 1921 in Benton Harbor, the son of Clarence and Ida (Merrill) Wycoff. Gene served his country in the US Navy during World War II. For 15 years he had worked at the Rex Paper Mill and then at Menasha until his retirement in 1983. Gene enjoyed gardening, woodworking, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Donald R. Wallace

Donald R. Wallace

Butch passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born January 22, 1942 in Kouts, Indiana, the son of Walter and Irene (Gott) Wallace. Butch was a 1960 Otsego High School graduate. For 33 years he drove truck for the Pepsi Co. After his retirement he had worked at Eagle Creek and the Lynx Golf Courses. Butch had ...   Read complete obituary here  

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