Obituaries

Edwin Bileth

Edwin Bileth

Edwin Bileth of Otsego passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his home. Mr. Bileth was born March 31, 1932 in Grand Rapids. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Ed worked for 30 years for General Motors retiring in 1995. Surviving are his children, Ron (Linda) Cook, Ron (Gloria) Wheaton, Jim Wheaton, Linette Russell; his ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Theodore Simonds

Theodore Simonds

Theodore Simonds of Otsego passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Ted was born February 4, 1965 in Kalamazoo the son of James and Maxine (Wilkinson) Simonds. He had done lawn care as the owner/operator of Bill & Ted’s Lawn Care and had worked several other jobs in the area, most recently working for Gary Sanders ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Leona Smith

Leona Smith

Leona Smith of Plainwell passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Plainwell. Leona was born September 8, 1919 in Gobles to Erwin and Lura (Turner) Kelly. She graduated from Gobles High School in 1937 as Valedictorian of her class and then attended Parsons Business College in Kalamazoo. Leona worked at Burroughs Manufacturing/LSI in Kalamazoo retiring ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Joan Knight

Joan Knight

Joan Knight of Martin passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 in Martin. Joan was born April 19, 1931 in Plainwell the daughter of Allert and Myrtle (Grinage) DeMann. Joan had been employed at Allegan Public Schools as a payroll clerk retiring in 1992. In her leisure time she enjoyed golfing, knitting, playing cards, watching her grandkids play sports, traveling, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Phillip Rowe

Phillip Rowe

Phillip Rowe passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at home. Phillip was born August 23, 1926 in Kalamazoo to Eby and Viola (Phelps) Rowe. He was lovingly known as “Charlie”, “Uncle Charlie” and “Chuckles”. He loved people by visiting with neighbors and friends and having company. Phillip enjoyed being busy helping people do chores and odd jobs. ...   Read complete obituary here  

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David Zugel

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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