Ramon Shook

Ramon Shook

Ramon F. ‘Whitey’ Shook of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2011 at his home. Mr. Shook was born May 8, 1935, in Bradley to Harley and Beatrice (Woodward) Shook.

Whitey was a peace time veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. For 26 years he was employed with Murco, retiring in 1996. In his leisure time he enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting and fishing, and driving and tinkering with his tractor.

On November 18, 1955 in Plainwell, he married Shirley Waldon, who survives. Also surviving are a son and a daughter, Ramon Shook and Renee (Kevin) Vaughn, both of Plainwell; four grandchildren, Ryan (Jessica) Shook, Mark Shook, James Vaughn and Shelby Vaughn; two great-grandchildren, Kobe and Ava; a brother, Marvin (Linda) Shook of Plainwell; a brother-in-law, Darl Buzzell; his uncle, Edwin Shook; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Bonnie Buzzell.

Friends may meet with his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, Pastor Dan Minor officiating. Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Whitey may be made to the American Heart Association.

Messages of condolence may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Tod, Shawna, Justin & Ryan Steele says:

    Dear Family of Whitey:

    We are so sorry for your loss, which we know runs deep in your hearts. We always enjoyed chatting with Whitey when our families were brought together. He always made a point to take the time to say Hi and tell a funny story to make us laugh. We will greatly miss those stories and his big smile. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.


    Tod, Shawna, Justin & Ryan Steele

  2. Ron and Ruth Young says:

    Shirley, Raymond, and Renee, We are lifting you up in prayer, and our hearts are with you. May God be with you. Whitey will be missed.

  3. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    Our thoughts and sympathy are with the family. Take care now.

  4. Bob and Joyce Bloom says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathies to all of the Shook Family from your Hazelwood neighbors.

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  6. Cindy Vaughn says:

    Shirley, You and Whitey have been staples in Kevin, Roxann, David and My lives. There are no words to express my gratitude for the role that the two of you played in our lives, the sympathy that we have at this moment, or the love that we will always carry in our hearts for you both. I love you very much and I pray that God helps ease the pain in your broken heart. Whitey was the greatest man I have ever known and the memory of him will forever live deep within my soul.

  7. bill thompson says:

    going to miss seeing you on the jonh deere.

  8. Kobe shook says:

    Grandpa shook my favorite thing I did with you is when you played mail man with me and race cars on the table and when u watched me ride my bike outside I got to ride in the driveway with you when dad said no only on the deck kobe but u went outside so I could .grandpa shook im gonna miss the big bear hugs u gave me mom said your gonna be on gods bowling team so I wont be scared of thunder storms anymore and mom said when it rains youll be watering the corn so it wil grow big like me.ill tell sister all about the hugs and kisses and the times you wrestled with me.your my hero and im so proud to call you my grandpa shook….i hope you watch me grow from heaven and blow me kisses ill blow them to u everynight I miss my grandpa mom I loved him so much…

  9. Patrick Spohn says:

    Whitey will be missed. He was a wonderful man, and truly a blessing to have around. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Patrick Spohn

    Life Care Center of Plainwell

  10. Paul & Judy (Loveland) VanDenBerg & Families says:

    To the shook family you are in our prayers and thoughts. Whitey will be missed in the farming community.

  11. Terry Vliek says:

    Hi Shirley

    You may not remenber me but Ramon & I (along with others) came from the country to town school at the same time. While we have not seen one another for a long time, we are long time acquaintances. Please know that we all feel your loss. Family and friends are, after all, what any of us really have. Our deepest condolences.

    A friend

    Terry Vliek

  12. Melissa Bowling says:

    Whitey was one of my very favorite customers over the many years I got to know him. Always smiling and his “Hi Honey” will be so missed by me. A great and generous family man and friend! The family is in my thoughts and prayers..

  13. Ray and Renee says:

    Ray & Renee,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Your Dad was funny and I alway enjoyed talking to him during Rocket Football at the park. He was a nice man will lots of love for his kids and grand kids…. He will be missed.

    Bryon Campbell

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