Beryl Quarry

July 27, 2013

Beryl Quarry

Beryl Quarry of Otsego passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 in Kalamazoo. Beryl was born June 27, 1930 in Midland to Arthur and Frances (Blanchard) Yankle. Beryl graduated from Allegan High School and had worked for Parker Hannifin for 31 years and was a Life Member of the Otsego VFW Post3030 Ladies Auxiliary. In her leisure time she enjoyed painting, knitting, crocheting and making treats during the holidays for her family. She also adopted rescue dogs and in her early days enjoyed motorcycling. She made sure she had birthday cards for each of her children before she died. On October 9, 1948 she married Robert Quarry who preceded her in death in 2011.

Surviving are her children, Maria (Frank) Scarsella of Delton, Roberta (Larry) Karenko of Las Vegas, NV, Steven (Barbara) Quarry of Otsego, David (Diane ) Quarry of Allegan, Terry (Jackie) Quarry of Mansfield, OH, Sharon (Joseph) Case of Martin; a daughter-in-law Jo Quarry of Otsego; 17 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Robert Jr., a grandson Justin and her brother Marlowe Yankle.

Friends may meet with her family from 4 to 5 P.M. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a service will be held at 5:00 P.M. with Pastor Don Hendricks officiating. Contributions in memory of Beryl may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Salvation Army or the VFW Post 3030 Ladies Auxiliary.

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Mid Sutherland

July 26, 2013

Mid Sutherland

     Mid J. Sutherland of Plainwell passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at his home. Mid was born February 6, 1968 in Allegan to Thomas Sr. and Geraldine (Hatten) Sutherland and was a lifelong resident of the area. For many years he worked in the tire business with his father. On August 29, 1997 in Centerville he married Dawn Cook, who survives. Also surviving are three children, Amber Sutherland of Murfreesboro, TN, Mia Sutherland and Mid (Katelyn) Sutherland, Jr., both of Plainwell; five grandchildren, Jordan, Jazmyn, Jerrit, Mahrle and Gracie; his father, Thomas Sutherland, Sr. and step mother Renee Hatten; seven brothers and a sister, Thomas (Susan) Sutherland, Connie (Chad) Sutherland Yesh, Robert (Stacie) Sutherland, Thomas James (Sherri) Sutherland, Jr., Michael (Cassie)Sutherland, Kevin Sutherland, Mathew (Taylor) Sutherland and Jesse Sutherland; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine Hatten; and two sisters, Mary Sue and Tammy Lyn.
     Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Plainwell Assembly of God Church, 202 S. Sherwood Ave., Plainwell, MI with Pastor David Alderman officiating. Contributions in memory of Mid may be made to Dawn Sutherland for help with expenses.

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Rosemary Jacobs

July 23, 2013

Rosemary Jacobs

Rosemary Jacobs of Plainwell (formerly of Kalamazoo) passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Plainwell. Mrs. Jacobs was born April 3, 1920 in Chicago, IL to Henry and Frances (Glorioso) Aiuppy. For many years she was employed with WL Molding. In her leisure time her two greatest joys were her plants and her cats. She could grow anything and loved caring for her cats. On May 22, 1948 in Otsego she was married to Charles Jacobs, Jr. who died in 2002. Also preceding her in death were her brother, Charles Aiuppy; a grandson, Lucas; and a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth. Surviving are two daughters and a son, Geraldine (Don) Frabe of South Haven, Kenneth (Bev) Jacobs of Parchment and Frances ‘Fran’ (Rod) Wall of Leonidas; her grandchildren, Carol, Mike, Brad, Rachael, Kate, Keeley, Chris, Kasie, Robert and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Austin, Brandon, Grant, Brady, Taeley, Triston, Lola, Devon, Chelsea, Joey and Cody; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with Rosemary’s family from 5 to 8 P.M. Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 27, 2013, with celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

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

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Christopher Smit

July 18, 2013

Christopher Smit

Christopher Smit of Plainwell passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Allegan. Mr. Smit was born February 18, 1929 in Kalamazoo to Christopher and Velma (Rutledge) Smit. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Christopher was member of the First Baptist Church of Plainwell and in his leisure time he enjoyed woodworking, reading and crossword puzzles. On March 28, 1952 at the Cooper Baptist Church he married Marilyn Kelly who survives. Also surviving are his children Chris (Anita) Smit of Alfred, ME, Mark (Nancy) Smit of Plainwell, Laurel (Tim) Marsh of Kalamazoo and Lon Smit of Paw Paw; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a sister, Lynn (Fred) Yager and a sister-in-law, Judy Smit. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Herman Smit.

Friends may visit with Chris’s family from 3 to 5 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Private services will be held at a later time. Burial will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta. Contributions in memory of Chris may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or Wings Home.

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Naila Watson

July 14, 2013

Naila Watson

Naila Watson of Allegan (formerly of Otsego) passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013 in Allegan. Naila was born November 3, 1924 in Plainwell the daughter of Delbert and Ruth (Jones) Sherwood.

On January 1, 1944 in Otsego, at her parents’ home she married Richard Watson who preceded her death in 2008. Naila and her husband were owner/operators of Dick’s Grocery Stores in Otsego. They enjoyed dining and dancing and vacationing together. In her leisure time Naila liked to journal, watch sports, play cards, take care of her flowers and watch the birds. She loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Linda (Joseph) Wahmhoff of Grand Junction, Ronald Watson of Otsego, John (Claudia) Watson of Otsego, Debra (Ernie) Miller of Wayland; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Delberta Brundage and Ida Sprague; a sister-in-law, Gerene “Gene” Cronen. Preceding her death were her brothers, Frances ‘Fritz’ Cronen and Richard ‘Rip’ Cronen and a great grandson, Zachary John Watson. 

Friends may meet with her family Wednesday from 6-8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A Family Graveside Service will take place at 10 A.M. Thursday at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Naila may be made to the Allegan United Methodist Church.

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William Laws

July 12, 2013

William Laws

William B. Laws of Mattawan, Michigan, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Kalamazoo at Rose Arbor Hospice. Mr. Laws was born October 11, 1930 in Lawton to Harry and Ethel (Emorey) Laws.

During the Korean Conflict he served his country in the U.S. Army. For 42 years he was employed as a pipe fitter with Georgia Pacific, retiring in 1992. In his leisure time Bill loved to garden and spend time with his children.

Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Sharon Bowerman and Carol Williams, both of Kalamazoo, Gary (Dianne) Laws of Bangor and Kenneth (Mary) Laws of Mattawan; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Altha (Sonny) Belcher of Kalamazoo; a sister-in-law, Virginia Laws of Allegan; several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Bleu.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Marian (Meints) Laws; and five brothers, Richard, Harry Jr., Howard, Edward and Robert.

Friends may visit with Bill’s family from 11 to 12 Noon on Monday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where Funeral Services will be held at Noon with Pastor Merlyn Jones officiating and Military Honors conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030. Burial will be at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo.

Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan/Rose Arbor Hospice Residence.

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Dale Wells, Sr.

July 7, 2013

Dale Wells, Sr.

Dale Wells, Sr. of Otsego passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013. Dale was born April 6, 1931 in Otsego to Clarence and Helen (Barrett) Wells.

He had worked in the plastics and metal industry as a factory worker and had cut wood on site.

On May 27, 1951 in Plainwell he was married to Margaret May Bailey who survives. Also surviving are his children Harry Wells of Delton, Rick (Marcia) Wells of Plainwell, Christine Branch of Martin, Linda (Steve) Earl of St. Marys, OH, Connie Stanley of Plainwell and Deborah Wells of Plainwell; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; his siblings, David, Albert, Don, Carroll, Joyce, Ben, Linda and Sharon; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sons, Dale Eugene Wells Jr., Gordon LeRoy Wells, Thomas Allan Wells; a grandson Skyler Lane Branch; siblings, Margie, Doris, Donna, Kay and Hazel.

Friends may meet with his family from 5 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, and 10 to 11 A.M. Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where services will be held at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Mike Risner officiating and Military Honors by VFW Post 3030. Cremation will follow the service.

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Dale Buskirk

July 5, 2013

Dale Buskirk

Dale Buskirk of Martin, Michigan passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Dale was born January 29, 1933 in Hopkinsburg to Howard and Alma (Belton) Buskirk, the youngest of 13 children. Dale had been employed with Michigan Bell Telephone, First Tel Communications, and Hidden Valley. He served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict; was a member of the Martin Lions Club, Past District Governor and on the Board of Directors of Leader Dogs for the Blind.

On October 19, 1956 in Otsego he was married to Shirley Curry who survives. Also surviving are his children Randy (Patricia) Buskirk, Michael (Linda) Buskirk and Lisa (Mark) Brooks; 9 grandchildren, Brandi, Michelle, Jessica, Justin, Wesley, Travis, Megan, Tiffany and Gunner; 7 great grandchildren, Karlee, Karson, Kamryn, London, Hunter, Bentley and Grant; extended grandchildren, Kyra, Ben, Jennifer and Stacy, and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding him in death were his parents and 12 siblings.

Friends may meet with his family from 6 to 9 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held Monday at 10:00 A.M., with Pastor Jason Thiel officiating.  Burial will follow at South Martin Cemetery with Military Honors by VFW Post 3030.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations for Dale may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind of Rochester Hills.

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Arnold Kruithoff

July 3, 2013

Arnold Kruithoff

Arnold ‘Arnie’Kruithoff of Otsego passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Plainwell. Mr. Kruithoff was born July 27, 1924 in Allegan to Henry and Mildred (Brenner) Kruithoff. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army, a Past Commander, District Commander, Life Member and Honor Guard member of VFW Post 3030. Arnie worked for the MacSimBar/Mead from 1944 to 1987 and was an avid Harley Davidson Rider.

Surviving are his children, Bruce (Joey) Kruithoff of Kalamazoo, Roger (Annie) Kruithoff of Kalamazoo, Tom Kruithoff of Otsego and Barbara (Mike) Duff of Gowen; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wives, Ann and Ruth, his grandson Scott, a sister Betty Mooney and daughter-in-law Judy.

Friends may meet with his family from 1 to 4 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held Monday at 1:00 P.M., with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Military Honors by VFW Post #3030. Cremation will follow with burial of ashes at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Arnie may be made to Reverence Home Hospice.

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