Bert Lantman

September 30, 2006

Bert  Lantman

Bert Lantman of Plainwell, MI passed away Saturday, September 30, 2006 in Kalamazoo. Bert was born May 12, 1914 in Kalamazoo, the son of John and Hermina (Caninga) Lantman. Bert served in the US Army and the Marine Corps during WWII. On June 14, 1947, he married the former Madeline Dunn, who preceded him in death in 1961.He was employed at Ruud, Rheems and retired from Checker Motors in 1979. Bert was a member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Otsego, a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council 7796 and was a member of the American Legion. He baked and delivered cookies to Borgess Nursing Home and the Allegan Care Center. For many years, he worked the Bingo games at St. Margaret’s and he golfed on the Retirees Golf League for 27 years. He is survived by several nieces and nephews including two special nieces, Sharon Rizzio of Grand Haven and Lisa Irwin of Vicksburg, and he was very active in all of their lives. He is also survived by many friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Ray, his  sister-in-law Florence and a special nephew, Mike Irwin. Friends may meet with the family Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with a Scripture Service read by Rev. Fr. Donald Klinger at 7:30 PM at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, MI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM at St. Margaret’s Church, Otsego, Rev. Fr. Donald Klinger Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kalamazoo. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Margaret’s Church or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Benjamin D. Worden

September 21, 2006

Benjamin D. Worden

Benjamin ‘Dale’ Worden of Alamo died Thursday, September 21, 2006 at home surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness. Dale was born September 6, 1928 in Pontiac, Michigan. He was adopted by Benjamin and Tena (McAllister) Worden in Pontiac on March 11, 1929. Dale attended the Pontiac Public Schools. He served in the United States Navy from 1948 to 1949 and was stationed in Orange, TX. On July 27, 1954 in Pontiac he married Beverly Weydemeyer, who survives. Also surviving are his children and their spouses, Timothy (Jackie) Diller, Vicki (Ted) Hartleb, Judy Worden (Katie Jacobs) and Fred (Kathy) Worden; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. His parents and his stepson, Don Diller preceded him in death. Dale was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #7 and retired in 1991. He was a member of Oak Grove Bible Church. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Dale’s memory may be made to Oak Grove Bible Church or Hospice of Southwest Michigan.

Claress Jane Bass

September 19, 2006

Claress Jane Bass

Claress ‘Jane’ Bass passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2006 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Bass was born July 1, 1936 in Kalamazoo to Ralph and Mildred (Esseltine) Boyd. Claress had many interests, including gardening and working crossword puzzles, and was a NASCAR and golf fan. She loved her grandchildren very much. Surviving are a daughter and a son, Shelley (Bill) Forbes of Allegan and Charles (Ronda) Bass, Jr. of Fountain, CO; six grandchildren, Timothy and Benjamin Campbell, Charlie and Alexander Bass and Molly and Mike Forbes; a sister, Marilyn (Rodney) Poff of Blytheville, AR; a brother-in-law, Garrett VanderMolen of Kalamazoo; many nieces and nephews including a special niece, Jane Marie Bass; and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bass in 1992; her parents; a sister, Patricia and a brother, James. The family expresses their warm thanks to Tendercare of Westwood for their loving care and compassion. In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial luncheon will be held at a later date. Contributions in memory of Claress may be made to Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes.

Patrick D. Galovan

September 18, 2006

Patrick D. Galovan

Patrick ‘Pat’ Galovan died Monday, September 18, 2006 in Plainwell. Pat was born April 19, 1946 in ThreeRivers to Adolf “Gus” and Barbara (Houghtaling) Galovan. Pat graduated from St. AugustineHigh School in Kalamazoo in 1964 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-69. He was a graduate of the Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids and was employed by Perrigo for 21 years. He is survived by three sons; Brian Galovan of Allegan, Mike (Angie) Galovan of Plainwell, Timothy (Alice) Galovan of Portage; 3 grandchildren, Matthew, Alex and Julia Galovan; his mother Barbara and his brother Peter Galovan. Despite living with Multiple Sclerosis for many years he continued to work as a Graphic Artist for Perrigo. The family will greet friends on Friday from 2 P.M. until the time of the Memorial Service at 3 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Michigan.

Susan K. Tripp

September 17, 2006

Susan K. Tripp

Susan K. Tripp passed Away Sunday, September 17, 2006 at The University of Chicago Hospital. Susan Was Born may 25, 1953 in Allegan to Jerold And Gloria (Allen) Tripp. She is Survived BY Three Children; Keith Harwood, Heidi Merchant of Allegan And Sarah Paff of Plainwell; 7 Grandchildren; Her Parents; 3 Siblings; Bruce (Anne) Tripp of Allegan; Mark (Teri) Tripp of Plainwell; Lisa (David) Berreth of Gobles. Susan Was Preceded in Death BY a Sister Candace Tripp. A Memorial Service Will be Held Thursday at 11 AM at Christ Community Church, Allegan With Rev. G. Patrick White, Officiating. Memorial Donations May be Made to Christ Community Church. Winkel Funeral Home is Serving The Family.

Kleo L. Cahow

September 14, 2006

Kleo L. Cahow

Kleo L. Cahow of Otsego passed away Thursday, September 14, 2006 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Cahow was born October 28, 1934 in Mendon, the daughter of Duane and Genevieve (Rogers) Yeomans. For many years she was employed with the dime store in Otsego.  She enjoyed playing the organ, flower gardening and reading. Surviving are 1 son and 3 daughters, Thomas (Sherry) Manning of Otsego, Patricia (Jim) Langdon of Otsego, Susan (Terry) Laforest of Muskegon, Pamela (Terry) Morse of Plainwell; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Vernon Yeomans of Mendon and Harold Yeomans of Cassopolis; many nieces and nephews. Kleo was preceded in death by her husband, Donald in 1997, also a Brother Irwin Yeomans, a Sister Rosemary Manning and a great-granddaughter, Sierra Fetterolf. Cremation has taken place. Friends may meet the family at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, on Monday, September 18, 2006, from 10am until the time of service at 11am, with Pastor Timothy L. Secord Officiating. Interment of ashes will be in Mountain Home Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Mary Jean Anderson

September 14, 2006

Mary Jean Anderson

Mary Jean Anderson of Kalamazoo passed away Thursday, September 14, 2006 in Alamo. Mrs. Anderson was born October 14, 1920 in Plainwell to Ruby and Frances (Gerry) Tubbs and was a life long resident of the area. During her working years she had been employed with area banks, worked at Weyerhauser Paper Co. and was a secretary for a women’s clothing store. But the job she enjoyed most was working nights and weekends at the Otsego Elks Club. Mary was a life member of the Otsego Elks #1711 B.P.O.E and her favorite past time was reading. Surviving are two daughters, Deidre (Gary) Brown and Lynn (Dave) Morrell; 3 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances ‘Zeb’ Klumpp and Marge Sweetland; several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Anderson in 1999; a granddaughter; a grandson; three sisters and a brother. Cremation has taken place. A graveside memorial service at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 22, 2006, with Rev. Mark Minegar officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mary may be made to her family for a headstone.

Robert J. Stamm

September 11, 2006

Robert J. Stamm

Robert J. Stamm Of Plainwell, Michigan,  died Monday, September 11, 2006 at Rose Arbor Hospice of kidney cancer. But because of the life, death and resurrection of his Savior Jesus Christ, he was resurrected to Heaven for eternity. We picture him in his perfect body being lovingly welcomed at Heaven’s gate by his parents, Ike and Bea, grandparents, John and Stella, Carol’s parents, Claus and Nell Bos, a host of others who have gone on before, and being enveloped by the radiance of his Holy God. Bob was 63 years old. He leaves behind to be ministered to by God’s Spirit, his wife of 41 years, Carol; dear children Greg and Jodie Stamm and Tim and Amy Vreeman; also 5 wonderful grandchildren, Kailie, Madi and Emma Stamm and Lydia and Clark Vreeman. He is also survived by his brother, Ron and Sandy Stamm; Carol’s sisters, June and Bill Ahlberg and Jean and Bob Soeters; his Uncle John and Aunt Betty Stamm and Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Bob Ellis.

Bob was a long time active member of North Park Reformed Church and served as an elder, deacon and small group leader. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Bob and Carol moved to the Pine Meadows development in Plainwell two+ years ago and Bob was the first president of the Pine Meadows Association. A children’s playground and picnic area there were recently dedicated in his honor and named Stamm Park. He retired as a Police/Public Safety Officer from Kalamazoo after 26 years of service. He worked an additional 10 years as Court Security Officer in the Federal Courts in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.

Visitation will be at North Park Reformed Church at 1316 Barney Road at Douglas Ave. in Kalamazoo on Thursday, September 14 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 P.M. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at Hillside Cemetery, west of Plainwell on M-89, on Friday, September 15 at 11 A.M. A service to remember Bob’s life and to celebrate his victory in Jesus will be held Sunday, September 17 at 3 P.M. at North Park Reformed Church, conducted by his pastor, Paul Fazio. A luncheon to follow will be catered by Plainwell Coffee Mill. Please bring a picture of Bob to share with the family. Memorial donations can be made to North Park Reformed Church.

 

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