Kristin K. Warner

March 12, 2016

Kristin K. Warner

Kristin passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo after a courageous battle with Scleroderma.

She was born September 13, 1967 in Allegan, to Donald and Susan (Veley) Hutchinson. Kristin was a 1985 Bangor High School graduate. Following her high school graduation she began working and taking classes at Davenport University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree. She was currently employed by the Allegan Area Educational Services Agency in the human resources department. Kristin enjoyed horses as a young girl, taking camping trips with her family and following the Detroit Tigers and MSU and IU basketball. She was an avid runner having done many 5k runs and a ½ marathon. She had also founded and organized the Allegan AESA 5k run and was an athletics booster volunteer. Kristin was a woman of strong faith and her family was the most important thing to her. On June 27, 1987 at Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego she married Jeffrey Warner who survives.

Also surviving are their children, Morgan and Collin Warner; mother, Susan (Loren) Pyle of Bloomingdale; father, Don (Sally) Hutchinson of Otsego; sister, Angie (Mike) Cronen also of Otsego along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Friends may visit with Kristin’s family from 2-4PM and 6-8PM on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Martin High School Gymnasium with Pastor Tony Shumaker officiating.

Burial will follow at Miner Cemetery in Watson Township.

Contributions in memory of Kristin may be made to the Martin Athletic Boosters.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

Lorena C. Dunfield

March 7, 2016

Lorena C. Dunfield

Lorena passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center.

She was born October 20, 1928 in Kalamazoo to Fred and Almetta (Musselman) Grinnell. Lorena had worked at Kal-Equip in Otsego and for many years at Allegan General Hospital and had also worked for the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time she enjoyed playing dominos, bingo, euchre and she enjoyed reading. Lorena was a skilled bowler and a member of the Red Hat Society. On September 12, 1964 she married Allen Dunfield who passed away in 2005.

Surviving are her children, Charla Kingsbury of Kalamazoo and Shane (Sandy) Allen of Alamo; 7 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Fred Grinnell; sisters, Carrie Babbitt and Rosemary Grinnell all of Allegan along with her cat, Sweet Pea.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Doran Allen and brother, Clare Grinnell.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Blackman Cemetery, Trowbridge Township in the spring.

Contributions in memory of Lorena may be made to the Humane Society.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

Gaylord B. Stockwell Jr.

February 26, 2016

Gaylord B. Stockwell Jr.

Gaylord passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 at his home in Cooper Township.

He was born August 6, 1952 in Plainwell the son of Gaylord Sr. and Carolyn (Titus) Stockwell. Gaylord proudly served his country in the US Air Force and was a lifelong resident of the area. For more than 20 years he had been a greeter at the Meijer on Gull Road until his retirement in 2012. In his spare time Gaylord enjoyed watching the birds and fishing in many of the local streams. On January 11, 2003 at the Family Worship Center in Kalamazoo, he married Pamela Ellis who survives.

Also surviving are his brothers, Terry (Bert) Stockwell and Mike (Pat) Stockwell both of Kalamazoo along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Dar and by his aunt, Hattie Titus.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Burial of ashes with Military Honors will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI in the spring.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

Harry Y. Schoonhoven

November 17, 2015

Harry Y. Schoonhoven

Harry passed away Monday, November 16, 2015 at his home in Kalamazoo with his family by his bedside.

He was born October 16, 1952 in the Netherlands to Cornelis and Jacoba (VanDijk) Schoonhoven. For 25 years he had worked for the Brown Company and James River then for Summit Valley and had spent the last 5 years working for Target. Harry enjoyed bowling on the Monday night doubles league, camping, coaching soccer for his sons, following NASCAR and watching races at area tracks. On July 21, 1973 in Kalamazoo he married Deborah Markle who survives.

Also surviving are his mother; son, Christopher (Daniela) Schoonhoven; foster children, Joseph (Karen) Lull and Shannon (Heather) Moss; daughter-in-law, Tami Schoonhoven; 7 grandchildren, Brandin, Sheeshta, Nicholas, Gabriel, Anjelika, Elizabeth and Ava; siblings, Bob (Angela) Schoonhoven, Roy (Lori Ivan) Schoonhoven and Mike (Gwen) Stockwell and dear friends, Don & Katie Verkow .

He was preceded in death by his father and son, SSG. Mark Schoonhoven in 2013.

Friends may meet with Harry’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. on Monday, November 23, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 with Pastor Louis Arnett officiating.

Burial will follow at East Cooper Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Harry may be made to the Fisher House Foundation.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

Mary Ann Horton

April 24, 2015

Mary Ann Horton

Mary passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

She was born December 9, 1931 in Alamo Township to Jesse and Anne (Veldt) McBride. Mary enjoyed cooking, camping and watching the freighters on the lakes. She was skilled at knitting and crocheting. In February of 1950 she married Charles Horton who passed away in 1997.

Surviving are her 7 children, Phillip (Sue) Horton of Lawton, Gregory (Cindy) Horton of Allegan, Kenneth (Mary) Horton of Allegan, Keith Horton of Kalamazoo, Charles Horton of Allegan, James (Linda) Horton of Mattawan and Carol (Dan) Jackson of Gobles; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and another due soon; her siblings, Betty McBride of Allegan, Robert McBride of TX, Rose Ellen Kerns of Grand Rapids, Susan (Allan) Meade of Fennville, John McBride of Allegan, Richard (Pat) McBride of Grand Junction and Beverly Jean Berge of Gobles; and by her sisters-in-law, Sylvia McKeown, Marjorie Horton and Janet McBride.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Charlie.

Friends may visit with Mary’s family from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Burial will take place Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Lindsley Cemetery in Cheshire Township.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the Salvation Army or Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes. Messages of condolence may be posted at


DuWayne A. Warner

April 15, 2015

DuWayne A. Warner

DuWayne passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Tendercare of Westwood in Kalamazoo.

He was born November 13, 1946 in Plainwell, the son of Dorsey and Winonna (Pratt) Warner. DuWayne served his country in the US Army and had worked at GM. He enjoyed making jewelry using gemstones and rocks, hunting, fishing, camping, being outside and had spent many weekends fishing and camping on the river. DuWayne was a longtime member of AA and had sponsored many individuals over the years.

Surviving is his son Eric (Andrea) Warner of Iowa; granddaughter, Alison and his brother, Dorsey Dale Warner Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may meet with DuWayne’s family starting at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Kathy Brown of the Plainwell First United Methodist Church officiating.

Cremation will follow and burial of ashes with Military Honors will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta at a later time.

Contributions in memory of DuWayne may be made to Grace Hospice.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

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

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

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

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

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