Shirley Livingston

December 31, 2010

Shirley Livingston

Shirley Livingston of Plainwell, Michigan
Birthplace: Otsego, mi

October 14, 1926 -- December 31, 2010

Visitation:
Monday, January 3, 2011 From 5-8 P.M.
Winkel Funeral Home (directions)
207 E. Allegan St.
P.O. Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078
Ph: (269) 692-2721

Services:
Time: January 4, 2011 at 1:00 PM
Winkel Funeral Home (directions)
207 E. Allegan St.
P.O. Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078
Ph: (269) 692-2721

Shirley Livingston passed away Friday, December 31, 2010, in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Livingston was born October 14, 1926 in Otsego to Burrell and Ruby (Day) Bushee and was a lifelong resident of the area. On February 6, 1945 she married Stephen “Steve” Livingston. They were married 3 weeks short of 65 years. Steve passed away Jan. 19, 2010. She and her husband Steve had lived at Pine Lake since building their house there in 1957. Shirley and Steve enjoyed traveling, Sunday family potlucks and rides on their pontoon on the lake. They spent 24 years wintering in Florida.

Shirley loved being around family and friends and watching Emma and Hannah play and grow. She enjoyed playing cards, eating out and an occasional casino trip. In younger years she was an active member of the Pine Lake Hospital Guild. Surviving Shirley are her daughter Deb (Steven) Taggett of Alamo; two grandsons, Keith (Tori) Taggett and their daughters Emma and Hannah of Kalamazoo; Kevin Taggett and his fiancée Neta Saldivar of Plainwell; a brother Leon (Myrtle) Bushee of Annandale, VA; many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; sister, Marian Abasse and brother, Carl (Bob) Bushee. The family will receive friends Monday from 5-8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where services will be held Tuesday at 1 P.M.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell. Contributions in memory of Shirley may be made to the American Heart Association.

Marian G. (Doxey) Bruner

December 26, 2010

Marian G. (Doxey) Bruner

of Plainwell, Michigan
Birthplace: Kalamazoo, Michigan

March 7, 1919 -- December 26, 2010

Visitation:
1 to 2 P.M., Sunday January 2, 2010
Winkel Funeral Home (directions)
207 E. Allegan St.
P.O. Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078
Ph: (269) 692-2721

Services:
Time: January 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM
Winkel Funeral Home (directions)
207 E. Allegan St.
P.O. Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078
Ph: (269) 692-2721

Marian G. Bruner of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010, in Plainwell. Mrs. Bruner was born April 7, 1919, in Kalamazoo to George and Clara (Ellis) Doxey. Marian was a 1937 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School. On August 16, 1940, she married Jesse Bruner, who died in 1995. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Helen Putman and Nellie Bogar; and an infant brother. Surviving are a daughter and a son, Barbara (Jim) Gaudio of Plainwell and William ‘Bill’ (Bonnie) Bruner of Phoenix, AZ; six grandchildren, Jeffrey (Michele) Gaudio, Traci Bruner, Jodi Pio, B. J. (Jamie) Bruner, Bryan (Jenny) Bruner and Tricia (Derrick) Wall; seven great-grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews. Marian’s family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 P.M Sunday, January 2, 2011, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Rev. Fr. Donald P. Klingler officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Marian may be made to the American Cancer Society or Life Care Center of Plainwell.

Melvin Earl “Mel” Wallace

December 24, 2010

Melvin Earl “Mel” Wallace

of Otsego, Michigan
Birthplace: Valparaiso, Indiana

May 15, 1934 -- December 24, 2010

Visitation:
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Winkel Funeral Home (directions)
207 E. Allegan St.
P.O. Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078
Ph: (269) 692-2721

Services:
Time: December 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM
Winkel Funeral Home (directions)
207 E. Allegan St.
P.O. Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078
Ph: (269) 692-2721

Melvin Earl ‘Mel’ Wallace, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on December 24, 2010 at 1:15 pm. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers (Kenneth Wallace, Marvin Wallace and Roland “PeeWee” Wallace). He is survived by his wife, Neva May (Brown) Wallace; three daughters and a son, Tamara (Rick) Jones, Treva (Dave) Darnell, Maverick (Marsha) Wallace and Tonya (Randy) Love; his seven grandchildren, Lisa Darnell, Lance (Alayna) Froelich, Ashley Darnell, Cody Wallace, Casey Wallace, Kaitlin Love and Austin Love; his siblings, Kay, Donald, Wayne, Larry, Sue and Anne; many nieces, nephews and loved ones; and the beloved family pet and loving companion, Daisy May. Mel was born in Valparaiso, Indiana on May 15, 1934 as the first of ten children to Walter Earl and Irene Gertrude (Gott) Wallace. In 1954 he graduated from Kouts High School. After graduating high school he joined the United States Army (3rd armored division) serving two years in Germany. When he returned home he co-owned Dutchmaid Diary with a couple of his brothers, picked up his very well known job title of “the milkman” and where he met the love of his life (Neva May Brown) on his milk route. They were married on August 2, 1958 in Otsego. Later he went to work at Rockwell International, and retired from there in 1972. After his retirement he became an avid birdwatcher, squirrel exterminator and gardener. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles. Mel loved to travel, whether he was taking his whole family or just himself and his wife, he enjoyed international and national travel. He had a passion for helping others, family, friends and neighbors. Friends may meet with his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Ray Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Christian Neighbors Food Pantry.

Harold “Whiz” Winter

December 23, 2010

Harold “Whiz” Winter

of Otsego, Michigan
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

August 3, 1927 -- December 23, 2010

Visitation:
Monday, December 27, 2010 from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.
Winkel Funeral Home (directions)
207 E. Allegan St.
P.O. Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078
Ph: (269) 692-2721

Services:
Time: December 28, 2010 at 11:00 AM
Peace Ev. Lutheran Church (directions)
805 S. Wilmott St.
Otsego, MI 49078
Ph: (269) 694-6104

Harold W. ’Whiz’ Winter of Otsego went home to be with his Savior Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Rose Arbor Hospice Care after a long courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was born August 3, 1927, in Chicago, IL to William and Emma (Mohr) Winter. Harold graduated from Fenger High in Chicago. He served in the U. S. Army and played French horn and bass in the Army band. He met the love of his life, Ina Ziebutski while playing the bass in the Army band in Ocean City, MD. They were united in marriage in Dover, DE on September 19, 1953 and were blessed with 4 children. After 31 years of service, he retired from Eaton Corporation in 1987. During his retirement, he enjoyed driving cars for local dealerships. Harold was a member of Peace Ev. Lutheran Church.  He was an avid Chicago Bears and White Sox fan. He loved playing softball with the church league until he was 62, bowled in various leagues and loved watching his children and grandchildren’s extra-curricular activities. Harold is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ina; his children, Dawn (Paul) Welke of Winona, MN, Andy Winter of Otsego, Cindy (Roger) Commissaris of Portage and Janice (Dave) Rockhoff of Kenosha,WI; 11 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; a sister, Janice (Ernie) Cochran of Allegan; an uncle, Jack Mohr of Allegan; an aunt, Frieda Crabbe of Rockford, IL; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Ted Patranc and a daughter in law, Amy Winter. Friends may meet Harold’s family from  2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 28 at Peace Lutheran Church, 805 S. Wilmott St., Otsego with Reverends Jason J. Thiel and Joshua Olson officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rose Arbor Hospice Care of SW Michigan or the Peace Lutheran Church Organ Fund.

Timothy “Tim” Bolen

December 21, 2010

Timothy “Tim” Bolen

of Martin, Michigan
Birthplace: Plainwell, Michigan

March 1, 1965 -- December 21, 2010

Services:
Time: December 31, 2010 at 1:00 PM
(directions)
Orangeville, MI

Timothy ‘Tim’ Bolen passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2010. Timothy was born March 1, 1965 in Plainwell, the son of Wade and Edna (Coburn) Bolen. He enjoyed fishing and playing softball and basketball. Tim was employed as a roofer and handyman. Surviving are 4 children, Chad Snyder of Kendall, Jessica Bolen of Delton, Ashley Bolen of Kendall, Kimberly Bolen of Kendall; 7 grandchildren; step-daughter, Bethany ;

Donald L. Kling

December 21, 2010

Donald L. Kling

 

Donald L. Kling went home to his Savior Tuesday, December 21, 2010. Don was born April 21, 1938, in Otsego, Michigan, to Charles and Ida (Herbst) Kling. After 40 years of service, he retired in 2001 from Hammond Machinery. Surviving are his wife, Shirley; son, Charles; daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Sean Skinner; four granddaughters, Hannah, Molly, Abby and Natalie; also two brothers, Dick (Ann) Kling and Lenard (Pat) Kling; 2 sisters, Caroline Kling and Irene Haas; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers and sisters. Friends may meet his family from 5 to 8 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at Peace Lutheran Church, Otsego with Pastor Jason J. Thiel officiating. Burial at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego will follow. Contributions in memory of Don may be made to the Peace Lutheran Church Organ Fund.

 

Larry K. Minegar

December 19, 2010

Larry K. Minegar
Larry K. Minegar of Otsego, MI passed away Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Wings Home in Allegan. Mr. Minegar was born November 7, 1938 in Pipp Hospital in Plainwell to Lawrence and Agnes (Irwin) Minegar. Larry served his country in the U.S. Army from 1962 until 1964. After his service he began working at Hammond Machinery where he worked for 35 years until he retired in 2001 as a Terminal Manager. He was a member of Calvary Community Church and VFW Post 3030 Dad’s Post 56, Larry enjoyed fishing, traveling and working at Camp Barakel. On June 10, 1960 he married Nancy Roozenburg at the 1st Congregational Church in Otsego. Larry is survived by his wife Nancy; his brother Mark (Susan) Minegar; his niece Rebekah (Kris) Mamayek and by his great-nephews Alex, Cole and Elijah. He was preceded in death by his brother Jack Minegar. Cremation has taken place, a memorial service will be held at the Otsego United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1pm with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating and military honors by VFW post 3030. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Wings Home, Camp Barakel Building Fund or to Wings of Hope Hospice.

David L. Jones

December 18, 2010

David L. Jones
David Lee Jones of Otsego, MI passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010 in Otsego.  Mr. Jones was born August 3, 1960 in Plainwell the son of Joseph and Martha (Moore) Jones. David worked for Allied Paper in Kalamazoo until it closed then worked for Allegan General Hospital for several years. He is survived by his wife Michele and his sons, Kendall & Kyle Jones; siblings, John (Debbie) Jones, Sharron (Wayne) Anderson, Billy (Elsie) Jones, Rick (Tami) Jones all of Allegan and Patrick Jones of Otsego; many nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his parents. Cremation has taken place. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

Roland Wallace

December 17, 2010

Roland  Wallace
Roland “Pee Wee” Wallace passed away Friday, December 17, 2010 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Wallace was born June 20, 1936 in Valparaiso, IN the son of Earl and Irene (Gott) Wallace. He graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1954, served in the U.S. Army, was a milkman for Dutch Maid and Lockshore dairies for 15 years and owned Pee Wee’s Fishing Lures for over 20 years. Pee Wee enjoyed fishing, making jigs and working in his vegetable garden. In 1961 in Allegan, he married Helen Brown who survives. Also surviving are their children Brett (Debbie) Wallace of Otsego, Veronica (Mikell) Eckler of Plainwell, Dale (Kerri) Wallace of Goshen, IN; 3 grandchildren, Matthew, Evette and Kyler; 1 great-grandson, Navene; his brothers and sisters, Melvin, Butch, Wayne, Larry, Sue, Annie and Kay; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Marvin and Kenny. Friends may meet with the family Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Ray Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Wings of Hope Hospice.

Amy M. Cline

December 16, 2010

Amy M. Cline
Amy Michelle (Kleinbrink) Cline of Plainwell, MI passed away December 16, 2010 at her home surrounded by beloved family and dear friends after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Amy was born June 3, 1971 in Kalamazoo Michigan. Amy treasured time with her family and always lit up a room with her infectious smile when enjoying time with friends. Surviving is her husband John Cline, son Andrew Cline, daughter Alexis Etherton and stepson Kyle Cline, parents Pat and Joe Ferguson, sister Jenny (David) Moe, Keely Ferguson, brother Eric Kleinbrink and niece Teagan Moe. A private viewing was held for family and a celebration of life followed by a luncheon will be held Wednesday December 22, 2010 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Wesleyan Church 1285 102nd Avenue Otsego, Michigan.

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