Dennis Patrick

April 25, 2013

Dennis Patrick obituaries

Dennis W. Patrick of Shelbyville, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Dennis was born January 28, 1956 in Allegan to Albert “Tick” and Joan (Brenner) Patrick.

Surviving are his daughters, Rebecca (James) Holmes and Mandy (Kristopher) Hall both of Allegan; 6 grandchildren; mother, Joan Lewis of Allegan; aunt, Jean Zwiers of Martin; cousin, Terry Macak of Otsego and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Cremation has taken place.

Messages of condolence may be posted at http://www.winkelfuneralhome.com

Max Bonnell

March 29, 2013

Max Bonnell obituaries

Max F. Bonnell of Otsego, MI passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Kalamazoo. Max Bonnell was born April 4, 1933 in Alamo Twp., the son of Alan and Minerva (Flegal) Bonnell. Max attended Otsego High School where he played clarinet in the band and was in the graduating class of 1951. Following graduation Max worked as an Auto Mechanic until he was able to open his own service station. He was the owner of Bonnell’s Auto Service in Alamo from 1968 – 1978. He then worked as a mechanic, a parts manager and a service manager for several area auto dealerships. Max retired from Rex Hays Chevrolet in Allegan in May 1998. Max enjoyed ice fishing with his sons while they were growing up, golfing, bowling, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also played clarinet and saxophone with a local band and enjoyed stock car racing, he was the owner of a stock car and drove from time to time.

On June 27, 1953 in Otsego, Max married Betty Fuller who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, Brian (Susan) Bonnell and Terry (Charlene) Bonnell; grandchildren, Daniel (Elizabeth), Shaun, Heather (Jeffrey) Kiel, Cody, Jeffrey (Meredith), Keith, Amy (Mark) Morey; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Alan and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother and sister.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. immediately followed by a memorial service at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, Pastor Ron Lugten officiating. Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego at a later date.

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

Jerry Blood

March 24, 2013

Jerry Blood obituaries

Jerry Lee Blood of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Wings Home in Allegan. Mr. Blood was born May 30, 1944 in Allegan to Clyde and Maida (VanOrder) Blood and was a lifelong resident of the area.

For 20 years, until his retirement in 2003, he was employed with InterKal in Portage. Previously he had also held various jobs including forklift driver, semi-truck driver, welder, factory worker and delivery of farming supplies. In his leisure time he liked NASCAR, including Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series. His favorite drivers included Johnny Benson and Carl Edwards. The dog “Lady” was his dog, and his pride and joy, to take outside and to watch TV with, in his recliner. He enjoyed Lawrence Welk reruns. Jerry loved to do Word Find puzzles, listen to the radio, feed the birds and play handheld games. He loved fishing with his dad, camping with family and friends, and fish fries.

On July 24, 1965 in Allegan he married Jerri Sue Blakeman, who died June 23, 2012. He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving are a son and a daughter, Ken Blood of Byron Center and Christine ‘Crissy’ Blood of Kalamazoo; and a brother, Jim Craig (Kitty) Blood of Holland; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service at the Otsego Church of God will be announced later.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to Wings Home.

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

Raymond Beery

February 20, 2013

Raymond Beery obituaries

Raymond E. Beery of Kalamazoo passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Kalamazoo. Raymond was born June 30, 1927 in Otsego, the son of Clyde Cortland and Lillie Marie (Harper) Beery. He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the Navy. He was a member and Past Master of Anchor Masonic Lodge #22, Scottish Rite, Saladin Temple (Shriners) and was a Shrine clown. He was also a member of American Legion #36, Kalamazoo 40/8 Voiture #161 and Past Patron of the Otsego Eastern Star Chapter #497. Ray enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and reading. His work history includes: Beery’s Grocery in Otsego, Coca-Cola, Cadillac Overall Linen Supply, Campbell Fuller Weaver Insurance Agency, 2 Cities Motel, WMU as a groundskeeper and the KVCC Bookstore.

On July 23, 1949 in Kalamazoo, he married Rosemary Blanchard, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, Michael (April) Beery of Lawton, Bruce (Diane) Beery of Plainwell, Brian Beery of Kalamazoo; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; one special aunt Beulah; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Harold Beery.

Friends may meet with his family from 5-7 pm Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 1pm Friday with the Masonic Lodge and Hospice Chaplain Brendan McGroarty officiating. Cremation will follow the service with interment of ashes at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego with private services in the spring.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, the Parkinson’s Foundation or GreatLakesHospiceFoundation.org.

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

Richard King

February 18, 2013

Richard King obituaries

Richard Lee King, 71, of Otsego, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 9th, 1941 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son on Lyle and Vera (Grable) King.

He is survived by his wife Roberta (Quiring) King and children, Katherine (Jeff) Tippett and Amy (David) Nguyen along with 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Ruth Baures and Joyce Henderson, and a brother, Robert (Judy) King and several nieces and nephews.

Rich was self-employed for 36 years as a psychologist. He loved Michigan football, hiking in the mountains of Montana and Wyoming and motorcycle trips. He played guitar and loved bluegrass music. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a beloved friend to many.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 24th, 2013, at Otsego United Methodist Church in Otsego, Michigan at 2:00 P.M.

Memorial contributions in Rich’s name may be made to Christian Neighbors.

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

Ruth Cottrell

February 11, 2013

Ruth Cottrell obituaries

Ruth Cottrell of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Cottrell was born May 15, 1924 in Otter Lake, MI, the daughter of Ernest and Blanche (Burns) West.

Surviving are a son, Richard (Marilyn) Cottrell of Kalamazoo; three grandchildren, Scott Cottrell, Lindsey (Kevin) Hogan and Stephen Hill; a sister, Ada (Bill) Hoard of Otter Lake; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merton Cottrell in 1997; her daughter, Devota Rae Hill in 2009; two brothers and two sisters, Floyd West, Leo West, Doreen Jenkins and Winifred Traver.

The family would like to thank Park Place Assisted Living and Southern Care Hospice for the compassionate care given to Ruth.

Burial in Deerfield Township Cemetery, Otter Lake, has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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

Hazel Pearson

February 10, 2013

Hazel Pearson obituaries

Hazel M. Pearson of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Pearson was born March 2, 1925 in Allegan to Herman and Mayme (Mervzies) Keene and was a lifelong resident of the area.

Hazel was a devoted homemaker. On July 9, 1949 in Otsego she married George Pearson, who survives. Also surviving are her beloved children, Mike (Patricia) Pearson of Otsego, James (Janet) Pearson, Kathleen Loughead, George Pearson, Dave (Jenann) Pearson, all of Plainwell, Lisa (Paul) Pearson of Kalamazoo and Mark Pearson of Plainwell; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, William Keene, Evelyn Truax and Edward Keene; and a daughter-in-law, Kelene Pearson.

Friends may visit with Hazel’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where the Rosary will be recited at 6:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 14, 2013 at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego, Rev. Fr. Gordon Greene celebrant. Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Hazel may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. Margaret Catholic Church, 766 S. Farmer St., Otsego, MI  49078 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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

Nancie Brazee

February 6, 2013

Nancie Brazee obituaries

Nancie L. (Rolinski) Brazee of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 in Kalamazoo. Nancie was born March 26, 1970 in Traverse City to Donald and Phyllis (Kobylczak) Rolinski.

She earned her Bachelor degree from Michigan State University and for almost 20 years she was employed as an environmental specialist with Pfizer in Kalamazoo. In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening, flowers, knitting, crocheting and taking photos.

On January 9, 2009 in Plainwell she married Rodney W. Brazee, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Tucker VanDyke and Wyatt VanDyke, both of Kalamazoo; her mother, Phyllis Rolinski of Gaylord; a brother, Kevin (Caron) Rolinski of White Lake; a brother-in-law, Mark (Krista) Brazee of Alamo; and her mother-in-law, Jeanne Brazee of Alamo.

She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Jeffrey Rolinski; and her father-in-law, Leland Brazee.

Friends may visit with Nancie’s family from 2 to 8 P.M. Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Winkel Funeral Home, 207 E. Allegan St., Otsego, where the Rosary will be recited at 6:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1628 East G Ave., Parchment, Rev. Fr. Wieslaw Lipka celebrant. Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Nancie may be made to the Tucker and Wyatt VanDyke Education Fund, c/o P.O. Box 165, Otsego, MI 49078.

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

Homer Tyler

February 4, 2013

Homer Tyler obituaries

Homer Tyler of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Friday, February 1, 2013 at his home. Homer was born July 20, 1944 the son of Arthur and Alma (Laymon) Tyler. He was a 1964 graduate of Otsego High School and worked for a short time at Meijer before going to work for Pimco Wheel for over 40 years. He enjoyed collecting matchbox cars and model cars.

Surviving are a brother, Richard (Carol) Tyler of Plainwell and a sister, Alice Marie Stringer of FL; several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with Homer’s family from 10 to 11 A.M. Wednesday February 6, 2013 at the Otsego Church of God where memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Stephen Burrow officiating.

Contributions in memory of Homer may be made to Otsego Church of God.

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

 

Carolyn Gernhart

January 18, 2013

Carolyn Gernhart obituaries

Carolyn E. Brabon-Gernhart of Portage, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013, in Portage  after a long illness. Carolyn was the eldest daughter of Fred and Loraine (Baldwin) Brabon and was born April 2, 1942 in Plainwell.

Carolyn graduated from Otsego High School and later worked at Parker-Hannifin in Otsego. She loved her children, extended family and friends, music and animals. She was artistic and enjoyed painting and crafting.

Carolyn is survived by her daughters, Cheryl (John) Lester, FL, Amy Harris, Kalamazoo; and son Eric (Nicky) Nowman, FL; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Also surviving are sisters, Jeanne (Robert) Thompson of Paw Paw, Ann (Michael) MacCreery of Kalamazoo and brothers, Jerry (Kim) Brabon, of FL and Leonard (Gloria) Brabon of Kalamazoo.

The family held a private memorial service with interment of cremated remains.

Contributions in memory of Carolyn may be made to S.P.C.A of Kalamazoo.

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

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