Marianne Miner

December 28, 2011

Marianne Miner

Marianne D. Miner of Allegan (formerly of Otsego) passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in Allegan. Mrs. Miner was born July 25, 1941 in Kalamazoo to Virgil and Vernice (Roebuck) Burchette. Marianne loved her family and was a devoted homemaker. Her leisure time was spent reading and doing arts and crafts.

Surviving are two sons and five daughters, William (Susan) Miner of Otsego, Joseph (Denise) Miner of Borculo, Michelle (Jeff) Coulter of Otsego, Geana (Bruce) Miner of Allegan, Dorothy Warrington of East Jordan, Viva Benton and Amy Miner, both of Plainwell; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Frances Stephenson of Florida, James Burchette of Otsego, Kay Evans of Arkansas, Richard Burchette of Florida and Carmen Rayman of Alamo; an uncle, Lawrence “Sonny” Roebuck of Florida; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Joseph Miner, III; and two daughters, Letha Burkhead and Brenda Dean.

Her family will greet friends from 1 to 3PM Saturday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M., Minister Richard Wiley officiating. Burial will be at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Marianne may be made to American Diabetes Association.

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

Orvil Trudelle

December 27, 2011

Orvil Trudelle

Orvil Trudelle of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Monday, December 26, 2011 in Holland. Mr. Trudelle was born May 6, 1926 in Edam, Saskatchewan, Canada to Aubrey Busby and Christina (Blunck) Trudelle. When Orvil came to the United States he was adopted by Louis Trudelle.

During WWII he served his country in the U.S. Army, where his unit was one of the first into Japan after the bombing of Hiroshima. Orville worked for Consumers Power Co. as an Electrical Journeyman and Maintenance Supervisor for 39 years retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Otsego Elks #1711 and the V.F.W. Post #3030; he loved to tinker on various projects and always enjoyed learning new things and intellectual conversations; he was an avid golfer with several holes-in-one; loved Gun Lake and Pine Lake, enjoyed pontoon rides, traveling to Hawaii and Florida or anywhere near the ocean. Orvil played violin and hockey in his younger years and had also gotten his pilot’s license.

On August 14, 1977 in Plainwell he married Betty Rose, who preceded him in death. Surviving are his children, Lisa Sanders, Peter (Jennifer) Trudelle and Karen Beck; his step children, Martha Hill, Carol Brandfield, Lori (Dan) Blair, Charles (Pat) Hill and Elizabeth (James) Schmidt; 7 grandchildren, Crystal Sanders, Brittany (Beck) Holwerda, Gavin, Peter William, Jillian, Carys and Ayden Trudelle; 16 step grandchildren and many step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandson Ethan Trudelle.

Friends may visit with the family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. Friday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday with Pastor Merlyn Jones officiating. Cremation will follow with burial of ashes in the Spring with Military Honors conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Orvil may be made to Hospice of Holland or the First Baptist Church Children’s Ministries.

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

Kenneth Dee

December 20, 2011

Kenneth Dee

Kenneth F. “Ken” Dee of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Dee was born July 3, 1939 in Vicksburg to Charles and Virginia (Moore) Dee.

Ken owned and operated his own business as a wall covering installer and after retirement enjoyed wintering in Florida. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, playing cards and bowling. Ken especially enjoyed his family and being with his grandchildren.

On September 20, 1958 in Parchment he married Judy Helmer, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Brenda Dee Schmidt of Houston, TX, Roger (Bridgett) Dee of Plainwell, Allan Dee of Otsego, Jacquelyn Dee Murray of Kalamazoo, Lucinda Dee (Bob) Roberts of Elkhart, IN and Chad (Todd) Dee of South Bend, IN; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Jean Roy of Otsego.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Shirley Dee Jameson.

The family will greet friends beginning at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the Otsego Church of God, where Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon with Pastor Stephen J. Burrow and Pastor Tyler Sherman officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Ken may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

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

LeRoy Fuller

December 15, 2011

LeRoy Fuller

LeRoy E. Fuller of Plainwell, Michigan passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Fuller was born January 5, 1941 to Elgin and Annis Fuller. For over 30 years he was employed with Plainwell Paper Co. In his leisure time he enjoyed traveling, spending time up-north, going out to eat, Sunday drives, spending time at the beach and working in his yard. LeRoy was a loving father and grandfather.

Surviving are two daughters and a son, Wendy Harson-Ahmad of Otsego, Tony Fuller of Allegan and Tammie (Greg) Honeysett of Plainwell; grandchildren, Jason (Char) Harson, Ashley (Robert) Love, Brent (Nikki) White, Kyle, Jordan and Brittany Honeysett; two great-granddaughters, and twin great-granddaughters expected soon; a sister, Sandy (Richard) Russell of Wayland. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may meet with his family at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, on Tuesday from 12 Noon until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 P.M., funeral celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of LeRoy may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

John Beare

December 15, 2011

John Beare

John Charles Beare of Martin, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at his home. Mr. Beare was born April 10, 1959 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota to Norman and Eva (Pease) Beare. John grew up in South Dakota and moved to Michigan in 1998.

For many years he worked as a firefighter in South Dakota and after moving to Michigan worked at TMD Machine in Plainwell for several years. He enjoyed the out-of-doors, hunting, fishing and taking walks.

On April 24, 1998 he married the former Marcia Visser, who survives. Also surviving are four foster children, Sarah, Lola, Heather and BooBoo; a brother and a sister, Wesley Beare and Evangeline Smith-Beare, both of Montana; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant.

Friends may visit with his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at the Watson Bible Church, with Pastor James Collison officiating. Burial will be at South Martin Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of John may be made to the family to defray funeral expenses or to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission.

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

Lois Story

December 14, 2011

Lois Story

Lois E. Story of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011, in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Story was born February 22, 1921 in Allegan to Frank and Bessie (Housworth) Stevens and was a lifelong resident of the area. She graduated from Otsego High School and the American Beauty School in Kalamazoo and worked for many years as a beautician. She also worked locally for the City of Otsego elections and for Winkel Funeral Home for many years.

Lois was an active member of the Otsego United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Susanna Circle and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed bowling and for 55 years bowled on leagues with longtime friends and also loved playing cards. Lois especially enjoyed her grandchildren and cheering them on in their sports.

On December 22, 1943 in Otsego she married Robert ‘Bob’ Story, who died in 1999. Also preceding her in death were her parents; her brother and his wife, Lloyd and Bonnie Stevens; and a special friend, Donna Knight.

 Surviving are two daughters and a son, Kathleen (David) Stratton of Kalamazoo, Linda (Dene) Hadden of South Haven and Richard (Terri) Story of Otsego; seven grandchildren, Todd (Carla) Stratton, Chad (Sheryl) Stratton, Becky Stratton, Lori (Steve) Pline, Julie (Mike) Loiacano, Brent (Laura) Hadden and Ryan Story; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Margaret (Leo) Weipert of Battle Creek; a dear friend, Avis Simless; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with her family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the Otsego United Methodist Church, Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Lois may be made to Just Ours-Breast Cancer Support Group or the Otsego United Methodist Church.

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

Kathleen Holland

December 12, 2011

Kathleen Holland

Kathleen was a devoted Christian believer, beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. After suffering several years with Alzheimer’s dementia, she went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her loving family on Monday, December 12, 2011. Kathleen was born August 6, 1923 in Plainwell to Herman and Marian Fuller. She graduated from Plainwell High School in 1941 and attended Western Michigan University.

She was married nearly 70 years to Carl Holland who survives. Also surviving are four sons and two daughters; David (Sandy) Holland of Kalamazoo, Daniel (Lynn) Holland of Austin, TX, Donald (Cherie) Holland of Portage, Dale (Patricia) Holland, Carleen (Jim) Gilligan and Marleen VanLent all of Plainwell. She also leaves to cherish her memory 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Kathleen was a faithful member of the Otsego Baptist Church for over 66 years where she was deeply involved in many church functions with her family. She loved playing the piano and continued until a few weeks before her passing. Kathleen was also very supportive of her family in all of their school sports and music activities. Katie and her husband wintered in the Fort Myers, FL area for nearly 30 years. They were avid sailors; first on Lake Michigan and later on the Gulf of Mexico off Fort Myers Beach. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada. They also enjoyed a trip to the Holy Land and cruises to the Caribbean.

Katheen was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Frederick (Skeet) Fuller and Rosalie Pickett. Surviving are sisters, Phyllis Montgomery and Judy Shumaker, a brother, Herman (Mike) Fuller, sisters-in-law, Lucille Lesman and Doris Fuller; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. The family will greet friends at 10 A.M. Thursday at the Otsego Baptist Church, 247 E. Allegan St., where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. A Graveside Service will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Immediately following the committal a luncheon will be held at the Otsego Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Wings Home, 330 Linn St., Allegan.

Messages of condolence may be left at http://www.winkelfuneralhome.com/kathleen-holland/

Cristian Rice

December 11, 2011

Cristian Rice

Cristian M. Rice of Otsego, Michigan passed away Saturday, December 10, 2011 at his home. Cristian was born on December 6, 1992. For the last 10 years he had attended Hillside Learning & Behavior Center in Allegan. Surviving are his mother, Jeanette Rice of Otsego; his brother and sister and many extended family members and friends. Cremation has taken place. Burial will take place in Battle Creek at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Cristian may be made to his family, they will be used to help with expenses, additional funds will be given to the Hillside Learning & Behavior Center.

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

Harry Thompson

December 10, 2011

Harry Thompson

George H. “Harry” Thompson of Cooper, Michigan passed away Friday, December 9, 2011 in Plainwell. Harry was born September 13, 1912 in Mystic, Iowa to Ernest and Alice (Greenall) Thompson. On April 13, 1934 Harry married Alice Dryer in Jackson, MI. Harry owned and operated Thompson’s IGA in Cooper for many years.

Surviving are his son, William (Angeline) Thompson of Kalamazoo; sister, Ellen of Jackson; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Alice in 1978; brothers, Leslie, Fred, Joe and Ed and by his sister, Phyllis.

Friends may visit with Harry’s family from 11A.M. Wednesday until the time of the funeral at 12noon at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, Pastor Liegh Larson officiating. Burial will follow at West Cooper Cemetery, Cooper.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Harry may be made to Christian Neighbors in Plainwell or to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission.

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

Jerry Zugel

December 7, 2011

Jerry Zugel

Jerry F. Zugel of Vicksburg, Michigan passed away suddenly Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at his residence. Jerry was born May 16, 1943 in Gary, IN to Frank and Georgia (Gilleo) Zugel. Following high school he served his country in the U.S. Army. For about 10 years he worked as a butcher at Kroger in Indiana and then moved to the Kalamazoo area in the mid-1960s and continued his employment with Kroger. He then worked as a meat cutter for Eckridge for over 15 years and most recently was employed with Bowers Manufacturing Co. in Kalamazoo for around 10 years. In his leisure time he enjoyed cutting wood, playing with his grandkids on the dirt bike and gator, fishing, feeding fish and watching his grandkids fish and puttering in his barn.

Surviving are a son and a daughter, Jerry Zugel, Jr. of Gobles and Cheryl (Bob) Heckman of Shelbyville; two grandchildren, April and Zach; his fiancée, Linda Granada of Vicksburg; step-children, William (Linda) Roe of OK, Mark (Mary) Roe of Pinconning, Steve (Cindy) Roe of Galesburg and Pam (Terry) Roe-Vanderberg of Diamondale; close step-grandchildren, Kelli, Allison and Kevin; siblings, Marge (Ralph) Ehresman of MN and Denny (Dot) Zugel of Allegan; his first wife, Nancy Reddick, to whom he was married for 18 years; many nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents and in 2007 by his second wife, Janice Zugel, whom he married February 14, 1986.

Friends may visit with Jerry’s family from 3 to 5 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, Pastor Jeff Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.

Contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

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