Patricia A. Davis

April 1, 2015

Patricia A. Davis

Patricia A. Davis age 69 of Allegan, passed away, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born April 9, 1945 in Plainwell the daughter of Vickie Town. Pat enjoyed fishing, camping, being outside, working in her flower gardens, cleaning her house and playing cards. She loved animals especially her dogs. On January 17, 1970 in Paw Paw she married Marshall “Dick” Davis who passed away March 17, 2015.

Surviving are her daughter Stephanie (Nick) Edwards of Otsego, and her grandchildren, Nikole and Johnathan Edwards.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and by her brothers, Bob, Fred and Dick.

Cremation has taken place.

A Memorial Visitation for both Pat and Marshall “Dick” will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 starting at 10:00 A.M. at the Calvary Community Church in Plainwell. Friends may visit with their family until the time of the Memorial Service at 12:00 P.M.

Burial of ashes will take place at Hudson Corners Cemetery at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Pat may be made to her family.

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

Louise Henrickson

March 20, 2015

Louise Henrickson

Louise Ann Henrickson of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Henrickson was born October 1, 1941 in Kalamazoo to Harry and Johanna (Aukes) Wood.

For 35 years she was employed as a computer operator with The Upjohn Co, then Pfizer, retiring from the work that she loved in 2003.  Louise was a member of The Salvation Army Church of Kalamazoo. In her leisure time she enjoyed needlecrafts, needle point, knitting and crocheting.

On November 29, 1974 at the Salvation Army Church she married Wallace Henrickson and they had recently celebrated 40 years together. Surviving in addition to her husband are their daughter, Stacey (Jim) Kempker; grandchildren, Luke, Simon, Meredith and Matthew Kempker; a brother, Karl Wood; and a sister, Janet Witt.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation has taken place and no public services are planned.

Donations in memory of Louise may be made to the Salvation Army.

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

Duane A. Seward

March 12, 2015

Duane A. Seward

Duane passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Bronson Hospital after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born December 19, 1933 in Gaylord, MI the son of Elsie Sniffin and Charles Seward. After graduating from high school he joined the US Navy and served his country from 1956 to 1962. He studied education at Western Michigan University and was a teacher for 30 years in Michigan and Arizona. Duane loved traveling and enjoyed taking the back roads. He was a devoted family man who liked camping with his family and spent many hours hiking in the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico with his best friend Ed. Duane loved his grandchildren and attended many of their activities over the years. On December 16, 1966 in he married Gisela Nitschke, his beloved wife of 48 years, who survives.

Also surviving is his daughter, Sabina (Richard) Boston of Paw Paw; grandchildren, Raymond (Toni) Miller, Heidi Moat and Teddy (Monica) Moat all of Arizona, Andy (Amanda) Seidel of Schoolcraft and Juan Seidel of Kalamazoo, along with 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Petra in 2008 and by his sisters Earla Nichols and Barbara Dudley.

Cremation has taken place.

A Memorial Service honoring the life of Duane will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Congregational Church of Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Duane may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

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

Pamela S. Knowlton

February 27, 2015

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 Bachelor’s Degree from Nazareth in 1984. Pam had worked for the Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo and then had worked for the Allegan County Treasurer for 10 years. For the past 2 years she was employed with the city of Otsego. Pam loved her cats and enjoyed scrapbooking, arts and crafts and following NASCAR.

Surviving are her mother, Shirley; her brothers, Doug Knowlton of Shelbyville and Steve (Natalie) Knowlton of Otsego; niece, Ashley; nephew, Tyler; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; along with her special family members, Tim and Heather Smith and Kayla and Trenton.

She was preceded in death by her father, Larry in 1991.

Friends may meet with Pam’s family Monday, March 2, 2015 from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Jason Zimmer officiating.

Private family burial will follow.

Contributions in memory of Pam may be made to Christian Neighbors.

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

Donald R. Wallace

February 13, 2015

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 also done some farming. In his leisure time he enjoyed golfing, playing horseshoes, watching C-Span, playing craps and blackjack. On November 5, 1960 in Otsego he married Kay Nichols who passed away in 2007.

Surviving are his companion, Karen Hahn; his children, Kimberly (Victor) Tikkanen of Clearwater, FL, Kevin Wallace of Middletown, OH, Michael (Wendy) Wallace and Robert Wallace both of Plainwell; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Kay (Bob) Dugal, Wayne (MaryAnn) Wallace, Larry (Char) Wallace, Susie (Ron) Ellinger and Annie (Buddy) Wallace; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kay and by his brothers, Melvin, Roland, Kenny and Marvin.

Friends may meet with Butch’s family Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 5-8P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery on a later date.

Contributions in memory of Butch may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

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

June Simon

February 9, 2015

June Simon

June E. Simon of Galesburg, MI passed away Monday, February 09, 2015 in Kalamazoo. She was born in East Grand Rapids on December 20, 1923 to Frank and Mildred (Joy) Campbell. June grew up in Otsego, MI. She retired from James River Corp. June enjoyed traveling, knitting, gardening, reading and doing puzzles. She was a longtime member of the Galesburg Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children, Ronald Smith of Galesburg, MI, Gail Sutton of Richland, MI, Stephen (Gailen) of GA and Thomas (Rhonda) Smith of Portage, MI; grandchildren, Russ (Kris) Smith, Scott Smith, Sherry Sanford, Skip (Dani) Smith, Shawna Sutton, Ron (Heather) Sutton, Chris (Anne) Smith, Jeremy (Deb) Smith, Tony (Kate) Smith, Shannon Wellington, Amy (Jason) Gilmer, Tracy (Jeff) Nytray and Mandy (Ryan) Muck; 24 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack (Doreen) Campbell of Charlotte, MI and several nieces and nephews.

June was preceded in death by her son, Michael “Mick” Smith; sister, Joy Ryon and by her parents.

Cremation has taken place. A private service will be held at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, MI with Pastor Dan Miner and June’s family members officiating.

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

Thomas DeYoung

January 19, 2015

Thomas DeYoung

Thomas passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center, leaving behind his loving family and friends.

He was born September 10, 1939 in Grand Rapids the son of Floyd and Janet (Mieras) DeYoung. Tom served his country in the US Air Force from 1957-1961, serving one year in Thule, Greenland. He was a member of the Men’s Auxiliary VFW Otsego Post #3030. He moved to Kalamazoo where he met his future wife Patricia Brant while working at Eastland Bowl where he was manager. They wed in 1986 in Vegas. Together Tom and Pat spent many years traveling the USA on their motorcycles and played pool in tournaments and leagues. He later went to work at Airway Lanes as manager for Gordy Krum. He enjoyed working with the senior citizen leagues and junior bowlers. He loved making people laugh and always had a joke to share.

He leaves behind his wife Patricia; their dog, Willie; his daughter, Tracey (James) Dear; his son, Tom Jr.; his step-son Kevin (Darlene) Lapekas; his sister, Mary (Frank) Bodor; sisters-in-law, Sharon DeYoung and Sharon (Gordon) Gilmore; 4 grandsons, James, Jalen, Jeremiah and Ken; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard DeYoung.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A private gathering of his family will take place at a later date this summer.

Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the SPCA or to the VA Hospital in Battle Creek.

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

Larry Crawford Jr.

January 4, 2015

Larry Crawford Jr.

Larry L. Crawford Jr. of Kalamazoo, Michigan passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 3, 2015 in Kalamazoo. He was born in Kalamazoo, MI on September 1, 1962 to Larry and Sandra (Cushing) Crawford. He had owned and operated Otsego’s Glass Source and most recently had been employed by Safelite Auto Glass. Larry enjoyed most sports including softball, racing at the Kalamazoo Speedway, drag racing, bowling and following UFC, NASCAR and the Detroit Lions. He also liked to hunt and fish, play the drums and sing. He was a skilled handy man, gifted woodworker and his sarcasm will be greatly missed by all. Larry’s biggest joy was his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are his children, Larry L. (Crystal March) Crawford III, of Otsego, Chelsea (Kevin) Brown, of Maple Grove, MN, Candice (Josh) Fritz of Bloomingdale, Ashley, Megan and Kaitlin Donlin, all of Kalamazoo; his granddaughter Hallie Brown and the three grandchildren that are due this year; his wife, Joy; parents, Larry and Sandra; siblings, Randy (Jody) Crawford, Annette (Rick) Liskovec and Chris (Cheryl) Crawford, all of Otsego; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and by his close friends Jeff Watkins and John Spitzner.

Friends may visit with Larry’s family from 5 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, Pastor Luke Veldt officiating. Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to the scholarship fund for his grandchildren or to Mott Children’s Hospital.

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

Donald J. Oakes

December 26, 2014

Donald J. Oakes

Don passed away Thursday, December 25, 2014 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born February 20, 1957 in Lansing. Don served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era. He was a ham radio operator and mechanic who owned and operated After Hours Garage for about five years. Don then began selling computers with a friend of his and later worked at Reinhart Foods where he worked as a salesman and started working with computers. He had also worked for Wausau Financial installing computer software and hardware. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed cooking, politics, riding motorcycles, playing Clash of Clans and most of all spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Don was a very funny and witty man. On April 29, 2012 in Otsego he married Danni Carruthers who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Donald J. Oakes Jr., Nichole Leigh (Ben) Kim, Kristi Marie (Mark) Berger and Daniel Eli Oakes; 10 grandchildren, his step-children, Joshua (Sheryl) Coburn, Jessi Coburn, Randi (Don) Haskins and Kaitlyn Chapman; 4 step-grandchildren, his father, Robert Oakes; several siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Virginia.

Friends may visit with Don’s family Monday, December 29, 2014 from 5-7 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Military Honors by VFW Post #3030.

Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Don may be made to the charity of your choice.

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

Paul F. Brewer

December 15, 2014

Paul F. Brewer

Paul passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Park Village Pines in Kalamazoo.

He was born November 28, 1920 in Kalamazoo the son of Robert and Helen (Gordon) Brewer. He was a 1939 graduate of Martin High School. Paul served his county in the US Army during World War II. After his discharge he farmed with his father for a short time and then was a door to door salesman for the Watkins Co. In 1954 he started working for Sears Roebuck in Battle Creek and then transferred to Kalamazoo where he sold appliances for over 30 years until his retirement at age 62. Paul was very proud of his military service and enjoyed following the Detroit Tigers, spending time with his grandchildren and listening to classical music. He was always quick to point out his Scotch heritage and he loved to negotiate a good deal. Paul’s farm is a centennial family farm, his family was among the first to settle the Martin area over 170 years ago. On October 2, 1954 in Fulton he married Ann Randall. He and Ann were longtime members of Martin Reformed Church until they transferred membership to Allegan Wesleyan Church. His church meant a great deal to him, he enjoyed studying the scriptures and was very knowledgeable about the Holy Bible.

Surviving are his wife, Ann; their children, P. Edward (Melody) Brewer of Otsego, Ina Jo Brewer of Battle Creek and Philip (Gwen) Brewer of Martin; 4 grandchildren, Lindsey (Dave) Brewer and Adam, Kristin and Rachel Brewer; 2 great-grandchildren, Payton and Carson; his brother, Gordon (Lorraine) Brewer of Holland; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marjorie VanReenen.

Friends may visit with Paul’s family from 4-7 P.M. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at the Allegan Wesleyan Church, 2469 118th Avenue, Allegan with Pastor Eric Oppenhuizen officiating. Burial will follow at the South Martin Cemetery in Martin.

Contributions in memory of Paul may be made to Hospice of Southwest Michigan.

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

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