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

James Rogers

January 16, 2013

James Rogers obituaries

James D. Rogers of Jenison, Michigan, formerly of Allegan and Haines City, FL, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at his home. Mr. Rogers was born January 31, 1930 in Kalamazoo to Clyde and Cecile (Emmons) Rogers. For over 20 years he owned and operated Allegan Burner Service. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing and hunting.

On August 4, 1950 in Kalamazoo he married Phyllis Kitsmiller, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Debbra (Roger) Miller of Grand Rapids and Cheryl (Terry) Strong of Arizona; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale (Glenda) Rogers; half brothers and sisters, Harry (Donna) Beach, Audrey Griffendorf, Sandra (Robert) McParlin, Chuck (Norma) Rogers, Larry Rogers, Lou Ann (Scott) Boyd, Russell Rogers and Penny (Pete) Warren; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Rogers; his mother, Cecile Beach; and a half brother, Earl Rogers.

Friends may meet with Jim’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, January 18, 2013, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 19, 2013, Pastor Alan Carson, Sr. and Pastor Gail Pike officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice.

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

Karen Selby

January 7, 2013

Karen Selby obituaries

Karen Sue (Mott) Selby of Alamo Township, Michigan, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 7, 2013 at her home. Karen was born July 21, 1954 in Plainwell, Michigan to Robert B. and Barbara J. (Jager) Mott.

For 25 years she was employed at Life Care Center of Plainwell, retiring in 2003. Karen enjoyed cooking, playing cards, a bit of the casino, animals and spending time with her grandchildren. On March 21, 1986 in Alamo she married Lyle A. Selby.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Wanda (Mott) Folk and Judy Mott.

She is survived by her husband, Lyle A. Selby; her children, Mykel Breck, Sarah (Mike Mazur) Selby, Nicky (Brock Morris) Selby; step-children, Jen (Ken) Arendt, Aric (Anita) Selby and Danielle (Skip Thompson) Selby; 10 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Karl (Linda) Mott and Bonnie (Duane) Ketchum; several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and burial of ashes will take place at Green Bower Cemetery, Alamo Township, Friday, January 11, 2013, at 4:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in memory of Karen toward her headstone may be made directly to Lyle Selby, 10193 N. 12th St., Kalamazoo, MI  49009.

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

Lucille Courtney

January 3, 2013

Lucille Courtney obituaries

Gladys Lucille Courtney of Cooper Township, Michigan, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013 in Kalamazoo. Lucille was born December 21, 1934 in Centerville, IN to Fred and Mabel (Wrigley) Vaughn.

For over 20 years she owned and operated Lucille’s II, The Used Book Store, in Plainwell. Lucille had been a longtime faithful supporter of Fr. Flannigan’s Boys Town. In her leisure time she enjoyed spending time on Facebook, especially with her literary group. Her favorite activities were reading and writing. An avid reader, her favorite author was Tom Clancy. Above all, Lucille loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

On December 20, 1960 in Otsego she married Bruce Frederick Courtney, who preceded her in death in 2007.

Surviving are four children, Cindy Courtney of Austin, TX, Julie (Jeff) Cosgrove of Plainwell, Bruce Andrew Courtney of Schoolcraft and Scott (Tina) Courtney of Plainwell; eight grandchildren, Kelly, Casey, Jason, Lynn, Becca, Alex, Zackery and Brandon; three great-grandchildren, Jeffery, Jakob and Mary; siblings, David Vaughn, Janet Field and Robert York.

Cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with Lucille’s family from 1 to 2 P.M. Monday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Rev. Fr. Donald P. Klingler officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Lucille may be made to Rose Arbor Hospice.

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

« Previous PageNext Page »

  • Ask The Director

  • Information About Preplanning

    There are many benefits to prearranging your final plans. For example, prearranging allows you to ensure your wishes are followed, take time to review all your options and save loved ones from having to make these difficult decisions during an emotional time. Start Preplanning »