Waneta Snyder

August 26, 2014

Waneta Snyder

Waneta P. Snyder of Otsego, Michigan,passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 in Plainwell. Waneta was born August 2, 1921 in Otsego to Everett and Mable (Clear) Snyder and was a lifelong resident of Otsego.

In her younger years she enjoyed dancing and later gardening and sewing.

Surviving are her son, James (Rhonda) Snyder of Otsego; a daughter-in-law, Karen Snyder of Otsego; five grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Snyder.

In accordance with her wishes her body has been given to the University of Michigan Medical School for research.

Contributions in memory of Waneta may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

 

 

Nancy Hudson

August 21, 2014

Nancy Hudson

Nancy I. Hudson of Otsego passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 in Kalamazoo. Nancy was born February 27, 1938 in Plainwell to Edwin and Isabelle (Lepper) Martin. She had worked for Parker Brass then Pipp Hospital as a dietary cook for 27 years retiring in 1996. Nancy enjoyed flowers, gardening, NASCAR, cooking, sewing, magazine & newspaper clipping, spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Plainwell Assembly of God Church.

On February 2, 1972 she married Ronald Hudson who survives. Also surviving are her children, John (Christy) Foote of S.C., Michael (Audrey) Foote of Plainwell, Scott (Amy) Jordan of MA, Julie (David) Guthrie of Otsego; close friends, Wendy (Donald) Munro;12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren with 2 due soon; her siblings, Julie Strand of CA, Ed (Jan) Martin of Plainwell and Ruth McBride of Plainwell. Preceding her in death were her parents, 2 children, Tommy Foote & June Foust; siblings, Al & Dale DesVoignes and a niece, Rhonda Martin. Cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Nancy’s family from 10-11 A.M. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Plainwell Assembly God where a Memorial Service will be held at 11 A.M. Private burial of ashes will be held at a later time. Contributions in memory of Nancy may be made to the Plainwell Assembly of God.

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

Edwin Powless

August 21, 2014

Edwin Powless

Edwin Powless, Jr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 20, 2014 after a long battle due to injuries sustained in a car accident on July 14, 2014. He was known by his family and many friends as an avid sports lover, closely following the WMU Broncos, the Detroit Tigers, Nascar racing, especially #24 Jeff Gordon and the Detroit Lions in the winter. Eddie also enjoyed traveling and discovering new places.Ed was born July 4, 1941 in Plainwell, MI. He worked at Allied Paper for 28 years, Tower Automotive for 11 years and the last 11 years for the Greater Kalamazoo Auto Auction, where he especially enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow workers.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Julia “Dolly” Powless; his sister Esther Fales and his step-son Paul Batts. Surviving are his wife Trudy (Balkema) Powless; his 4 siblings, Eleanor (Arlen) Miller, Evelyn (Doug) Metzer, Elaine (Tom) Noyes, Elwyn (Ruth) Powless; his 4 children, Eric (Tonya) Powless and his children Jessica, Jason and Theresa; Cathy (Will) Williamson and her daughter Amy; Scott (Colleen) Powless and their children Reno and Renee; Dennis (Amanda) Powless and their children Emily, Hanna and Joslynn; his 3 stepchildren, Steve (Katie) Batts, their children Bethany, Amanda and Sean; Debbi Batts and Betty (Steve) Gibson and their children Nela, Christopher, and Lindsay.

Friends will be received on Sunday, August 24th from 4 to 7 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A Memorial service will be held on Monday, August 25th at 11am at the Centerpoint Church, 2345 N. 10th Street, Kalamazoo, MI officiated by Dr. Rev. Jeff Porte. A light lunch will be served immediately following the memorial service at Centerpoint Church. There will be no graveside service. The family would like to offer our sincerest thank you to the Trauma Care team at Bronson Hospital for their exemplary care of Ed and their compassion towards the family.

Contributions in Ed’s name may be made to the Allegan Lions.

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

Duglaus Paul Sr.

August 21, 2014

Duglaus Paul Sr.

Duglaus L. Paul of Allegan passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Allegan. Dug was born June 23, 1946 in Erie, PA to LaVerne ‘Shortie’ and Margaret (Ray) Paul. He had been employed with Boylan Sales, Johnson Controls and McPherson Plastics. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife Sharon. Dug married in 1965 and had six children. Dug’s first marriage ended in 1992. In 1994 Dug meant Sharon Stewart and fell deeply in love with her. They were married on August 4, 2000 and everyday his love for her grew stronger. Sharon was his soul mate. They will be buried together at her time of passing.

Surviving are his wife Sharon; children, Laura Florian, Mark & Dixie Paul, Pricilla & Joe LaRoy, Patricia Paul, Jackie & Bill Melick, Richard Stewart and Jeff & Megan Stewart; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Duglaus LaVerne Paul Jr. and a son Christopher Stewart. Respecting his wishes he has been cremated.

A Memorial Service will take place at the Otsego VFW Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 2-4 P.M. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Dug may be made to Wings Home in Allegan.

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

Vivian Bowers

August 18, 2014

Vivian Bowers

Vivian R. “Ginger” Bowers of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Bowers was born March 18, 1934, in Munising, Michigan to Oscar and Eva (Barrow) Bray.

For 20 years she was employed as cafeteria hostess at Parker-Hannifin Corp. In her leisure time Ginger enjoyed reading, baby sitting and time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Debra Bowers of Birmingham, AL, Dan (Sue) Bowers of Union, OH, Jeff Bowers of AL and Cindi (Harry) Brainard of Otsego; a daughter-in-law, Kim Bowers of Otsego; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her companion of several years, Al Mullen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Bowers in 1976; her daughter, Judy Esterline in 2000; her son, Craig in 2013; and 12 siblings.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, August 22, 2014, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, funeral celebrant Molly Wieber officiating.

Contributions in memory of Vivian may be made to Fresenius Medical Care-Dialysis.

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

 

Joyce A. Wood

August 16, 2014

Joyce A. Wood

Joyce A. Wood of Otsego, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 in Plainwell. Joyce was born June 16, 1938 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Garrett and Norene (Wood) VanderMeer. From age 8 to 16, she lived with her family on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, then in Virginia until 1961, when they moved to the Kalamazoo area.

Joyce was a passionate reader and enjoyed drawing, writing poetry, cooking, flower gardening and was an amateur writer. Joyce served as the Librarian of the Kendall United Methodist Church, was active in the community Bible Study and Willing Workers.

On May 11, 1963, in Kalamazoo, she married Gilbert A. Wood, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters, Brian Michael Wood of Princeton, IN, Jeffrey Lee( Terri) Wood of Surprise, AZ, Nalani Zorola of Three Rivers and Leilani (Dan) Taylor of Sherwood, MI; 9 grandchildren, Melani, Heather, Justin, Meagan, Travis, Allysa, Sheridan, Matthew and Zachary; a sister, Diedre Taylor of Otsego. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Glynn Hooker in 1961.

Cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with Joyce’s family on Sunday August 17, 2014 from 2-4pm at the Kendall United Methodist church, where a memorial service will be held Monday,
August 18, 2014, at 11am, with Pastor Nelson Hall officiating. Contributions in memory of Joyce may be made to the Church. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Jeffrey Atkins

August 3, 2014

Jeffrey Atkins

Jeffrey S. Atkins of Plainwell lost his battle with multiple myeloma at the University of Michigan Hospital at 2:20 p.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014. He was diagnosed with cancer on his birthday in 2010. Jeff had helped set up the local Relay for Life and had participated for many years. Jeff was born November 12, 1960 in Michigan City, IN to Earl Atkins and Lena Stephens. Jeff had worked for TruHeat in Allegan for many years before going to work most recently with Roskam in Grand Rapids. He served in the Michigan National Guard for 20 years. Jeff was a long time member of the Bittersweet Ski Patrol; had run marathons in Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles and many other marathons. In his leisure time he enjoyed woodturning, especially turning bowls and pens on the lathe; kayaking, fishing and playing volleyball.
Surviving are his parents, Lena Atkins of Plainwell, Earl (Kathleen) Atkins of Plainwell; a brother Rodney (Amy) Atkins of Portage, a sister Wanda (Eric) Lohrenz of California; a step-brother, Chad Atkins of Plainwell; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Gun Plain Township Hall, 381 8th St., Plainwell, MI

Contributions in memory of Jeff may be made to Relay for Life.

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

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