Kenneth Moore

January 28, 2014

Kenneth Moore

Kenneth Moore of Otsego passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at his home. Mr. Moore was born January 18, 1931 in Canton, OH the son of George and Verna (Poland) Moore. Kenneth served his country during the Korean Conflict where he earned two Purple Hearts. He worked for over 40 years at Menasha Corp. In his leisure time he enjoyed trap and skeet shooting at the Fennville Rod and Gun Club; playing bingo at the Paw Paw Lions Club and playing golf.

On December 27, 1951 in Otsego he married, Vanya Wood, who preceded him in death in 2008. Also preceding him in death were his parents and 2 sisters. Surviving are his children, Kenneth Moore, Diane Belden and Alan Moore;  grandchildren, Wendy, Corey, Rebecca, Cody and Kenny; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty of FL and a dear friend Jean Tagg. Cremation has taken place. Contributions in memory of Kenneth may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

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

Bernard “Bernie” Harper

January 25, 2014

Bernard “Bernie” Harper

 

Bernard “Bernie” Harper of Martin passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at his home.

Bernie was born November 17, 1940 in Plainwell to Willard and Rosemond (Osburn) Harper. During the Korean War he served his country in the U.S. Army. For many years he worked at Ken Tire in Allegan and for over 20 years with Rockwell International until his retirement in 1995. Bernie was a member of the Otsego Moose Lodge. In his leisure time he loved to fish, hunt and work in his vegetable garden.

Survivors include his life partner Edna; his children, Mark, Bud, Kenny, Cathy, Vicki, and Brenda; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his sons Eric and Tim.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Pastor Mike Risner officiating.  Military Honors by Otsego V.F.W. Post #3030. Burial will take place in the spring.

Contributions in memory of Bernie may be made to Disabled Veterans of America.

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

Deloris Meacham

January 24, 2014

Deloris Meacham

Deloris “Dee” Meacham of Pullman, Michigan, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014, in South Haven. Mrs. Meacham was born May 26, 1947 in Alger, OH to Oscar and Laura (Patten) Dyer.

For many years she had been employed as a nurse’s aide, which she thoroughly enjoyed. In her leisure time her favorite activities were music, cooking, decorating her home, reading and coffee.

On August 11, 1962, in Salyersville, KY she married Leonard Meacham, who died in 2004. Also preceding her in death were an infant son, Scottie in 1965; and siblings, Ernie, Elmer, Denver, Fae Hollister, Marie Dyer, Delmer and Palmer.

Surviving are her daughter, Deb (Gail) Maynard of Pullman; two grandchildren, Paula and Jackie; her siblings, Tillie Guerin, Chalmer (Kathleen) Dyer, Mae Beazley and Joyce (Roy) Ellison; many nieces and nephews.

Friends may meet with Dee’s family from 10 to 11 A.M. Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Mary Hoots officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Deloris may be made to the American Lung Association.

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

 

Tom Wells

January 24, 2014

Tom Wells

Thomas J. ‘Tom’  Wells of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at his home.

Tom was born July 18, 1953 in Ferndale, MI to Albert and Lillian (Rumble) Wells. For 16 years he was employed with Continental Linen Services as a maintenance supervisor. Tom was a hard worker. In his leisure time he was an avid motorcycle rider and enjoyed playing drums.

Surviving are his son, Chris Wells of Otsego; his mother, Lillian Wells of Rochester Hills; a sister, Janet Elizabeth Wells Arnold of Texas; niece, Kim of Texas, and nephew, Clayton of Idaho; several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Wells.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, from 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday, January 26, 2014.

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

Ralph Nichols

January 24, 2014

Ralph Nichols

Ralph E. Nichols of Allegan, Michigan, went to be with his Lord on January 23, 2014 in Allegan. Ralph was born November 29, 1956 in Otsego, Michigan to Jack and Betty (Trutsch) Nichols.

He enjoyed fishing, bowling, football and NASCAR. For over 30 years Ralph worked for Allegan Tubular Products.

He is survived by his mother, Betty; brother, John (Heather) Nichols; sisters, Esta Nichols and Rose (Mike) Peters; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, including special friends, Walt and Shelly.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ralph E. Nichols II and his father.

The family would like to thank the Wings Home of Allegan and Walt and Shelly for their compassionate care of Ralph.

Cremation has taken place and no public services are planned at this time.

Contributions in memory of Ralph may be made to Wings Home, 330 Linn St., Allegan, MI  49010.

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

Richard Rouse

January 20, 2014

Richard Rouse

Richard B. ‘Rip’ Rouse of Otsego passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at Life Care Center of Plainwell. Richard was born September 25, 1924 in Kalamazoo, the son of Clair and Frances (Wood) Rouse. He was a 1943 graduate of Otsego High School and served in the U. S. Army at the Battle of the Bulge during WW II. Rip was a member of Otsego Elks Lodge #1711 BPOE, a life member of VFW Post #3030 and former member of the Otsego Congregational Church. Rip was an electrician with Hammond Machinery for over 27 years. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, traveling, and doing yard work. After retirement, Rip and Marie spent several winters in Gulf  Shores, AL.

On August 1, 1947, in Otsego, he married Marie H. Cooley, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Rex (Mary) Rouse of Otsego; a son-in-law, David Goff of Centreville; 3 grandchildren, Richard (Jessica) Rouse of  FL, Tiffany Rouse of Otsego, Dave (Amy) Goff of Battle Creek; 3 great grandchildren, Dillon Goff, Jacob Goff and Sylvia Marie Rouse; a sister Rachel (Burton) Smith of  Plainwell; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son ‘Ronnie’ Rouse in 1963, a daughter, Gail Goff in 2013; brother Fay in 2005 and a sister Barbara Cowles.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced in the spring.

Contributions in memory of Rip may be made to VFW Post #3030.

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

 

 

Clifford Root

January 15, 2014

Clifford Root

 

Clifford Root age 73 of Pullman, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Wings Home in Allegan.

Mr. Root was born March 24, 1940 in Plainwell to Harold and Clara (Kelly) Root. Clifford served his country in the U.S. Army. In his leisure time he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed cutting wood.

He is survived by his children, Selena Dugar, Valarie Root, Anita Root, Jason (Audrey) Root, Dawn (John) Lewis and Faith Blozvich; a special friend, Doug Nichols; many grand and great grandchildren; a sister, Alice Burgen and his cats Tigger and Harley.

Clifford was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Wanda Henson.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Master’s Feet Church, 814 21st St., Otsego with Pastor Ray Brown officiating. Military Honors by VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Clifford may be made to Wings Home or to his family.

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

David W. Carruthers

January 14, 2014

David W. Carruthers

 David Carruthers of Pullman passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor.

He was born June 22, 1938 in Otsego to Olin and Lena (Folk) Carruthers. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Dave worked for Brown Paper Co., RC Cola, Kendall Industrial Hardware, Michigan Cottage Cheese and Arvco Container until his retirement in 2009. In his leisure time he enjoyed vegetable gardening, fishing, and he ran and called bingo for KAAF for several years. David was a life member, president, state and national president of the V.F.W. Dad’s Club.

Surviving are his children, Evelyn (Stephen) Pyle, Howard Jr. “Rocky” (LouAnn) Willis, Trudy (Stephen) Fabijancic, Andrea (Jim) Irwin and Jody (Jack) Osborn; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and his brother Eugene Carruthers.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife Marian in 2011; and his brother Dean.

Contributions in memory of David may be made to the V.F.W. Dad’s Club.

Friends may meet with his family at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego Friday, January 17, 2014 from 12:00 until the time of service at 1:00 P.M.  Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

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

Robert Buckmaster Sr.

January 11, 2014

Robert Buckmaster Sr.

Robert “Bucky” Buckmaster Sr. of Otsego passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Buckmaster was born August 15, 1924 in Fowlerville, MI the son of Howard and Emma (Gehringer) Buckmaster. Robert served his country in the Army on D-Day on Omaha Beach, France and central Europe during WW II. He worked as a plant superintendent at KVP Sutherland/ Brown /James River for over 40 years; was an avid golfer playing on 3 leagues; had played semi pro baseball and for many years been on the KVP and Pure Oil teams and had been a batboy for the Tigers.

Surviving are his children, Bob Jr. (Janet) Buckmaster of Plainwell, Michael (Maureen) Buckmaster of CA and Ginny (Bill) Rutlidge of Three Rivers; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and a brother, Jerry (Roberta) Buckmaster. He was preceded in death by his wife Irene; siblings Harold, Herman, Betty, Lucille and Elaine. Friends may visit with Bucky’s family from 5-7 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held Thursday at 11 A.M., VFW Post #3030 officiating. Burial will follow with Military Honors by VFW Post #3030 at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Robert may be made to Kairos Dwelling.

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

Keith Clingenpeel

January 10, 2014

Keith Clingenpeel

Keith Clingenpeel of Allegan, Michigan, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Pennock Hospital in Hastings. He was born September 30, 1947 in Lansing to Keith E. Leroy and Grace L. Jenks.

Keith served his country in the U.S. Army and was a master plumber by trade. He was the owner and operator of “Wondering Keith Karaoke”. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and singing.

On November 13, 2001, in Baldwin, MI he married his life partner Patricia D. Leonard who survives. Also surviving are his children, Vickie Laughter of Fountain, MI, Thomas (Keithann) Laughter of Greenville, MI and Joseph Laughter of Edgewater, FL; his step-sons, Brad (Suzan) Burd of Richland and Jay W. (April) Burd of Wayland; his sister Edith Marrison of Lansing; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Keith in death are his parents; three brothers Clifford, Lyle, and Wayne; and a sister Esther Clingenpeel.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in the spring.

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

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

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