Barbara J. Sebesta

November 22, 2015

Barbara J. Sebesta

Barb passed away Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

She was born February 14, 1949 in Plainwell the daughter of Erwin and Ruth (Radke) Honeysett. Barb graduated from Otsego High School in 1967. She worked for Parker Hannifin Pneumatics in Richland for almost 30 years, retiring just over 7 years ago. Barb enjoyed antiques, especially antique dolls. In 2004 she was married to John E. Sebesta who had been her companion since 1985.

Survivors include her father, Erwin; husband, John; children, Jerry Howe of Plainwell, Rebecca (Adam Posther) Howe of Kalamazoo; stepchildren, Deb (Bob) Ross of St. Claire Shores, John (Kim) Sebesta of Hamilton, Don Sebesta and Dan (Jennifer) Sebesta both of Allegan; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jason, Alex, Taylor, Carly, Johnathan and Audrey; great-grandchildren, Constantine, Dawson and Kayla; and her sisters, Sandra McInterfer and Joann Kennedy both of Gobles. She was preceded in death by her mother.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place and no public services are scheduled at this time.

Contributions in memory of Barb may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

Thomas Ruggeri

November 18, 2015

Thomas Ruggeri

Thomas passed away Saturday, September 12, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born June 7, 1954 the son of Vincent and Beverly (Haile) Ruggeri in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Tom was a graduate of Fraser High School and WMU where he was part of the Kalamazoo Underwater Recovery Team. On July 30, 1977 he married Helen Keeler at the Otsego United Methodist Church. Together they moved to the Detroit area where they lived for several years before returning back to Otsego. Tom had worked as an electrician for IBEW Local 131 in Kalamazoo for 26 years and had also taught Industrial Arts. He had served as a scoutmaster for Otsego Troop 98 for many years. Tom was a jack of all trades and enjoyed woodworking and traveling in his spare time.

Surviving are his wife, Helen; sons, Brian Ruggeri of Little Rock, AR and Matthew Ruggeri of Otsego; siblings, Kathryn (Paul) Wierbicki of Romeo, Cynthia (Phil) Gallo of FL, Joseph (Heidi) Ruggeri of WA and Gina (Robert) Vish of Commerce Township along with several nieces and nephews.

Honoring his wishes Tom’s body was donated to science and cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with Tom’s family from 2-5 P.M. on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A memorial service will be held Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Otsego United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan or to the charity of choice.

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

Harry Y. Schoonhoven

November 17, 2015

Harry Y. Schoonhoven

Harry passed away Monday, November 16, 2015 at his home in Kalamazoo with his family by his bedside.

He was born October 16, 1952 in the Netherlands to Cornelis and Jacoba (VanDijk) Schoonhoven. For 25 years he had worked for the Brown Company and James River then for Summit Valley and had spent the last 5 years working for Target. Harry enjoyed bowling on the Monday night doubles league, camping, coaching soccer for his sons, following NASCAR and watching races at area tracks. On July 21, 1973 in Kalamazoo he married Deborah Markle who survives.

Also surviving are his mother; son, Christopher (Daniela) Schoonhoven; foster children, Joseph (Karen) Lull and Shannon (Heather) Moss; daughter-in-law, Tami Schoonhoven; 7 grandchildren, Brandin, Sheeshta, Nicholas, Gabriel, Anjelika, Elizabeth and Ava; siblings, Bob (Angela) Schoonhoven, Roy (Lori Ivan) Schoonhoven and Mike (Gwen) Stockwell and dear friends, Don & Katie Verkow .

He was preceded in death by his father and son, SSG. Mark Schoonhoven in 2013.

Friends may meet with Harry’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. on Monday, November 23, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 with Pastor Louis Arnett officiating.

Burial will follow at East Cooper Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Harry may be made to the Fisher House Foundation.

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

Michelle E. Smith

November 16, 2015

Michelle E. Smith

Michelle Elaine Smith passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at her home in Plainwell.

She was born February 24, 1956 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Charles and Jean (Sage) Smith. Michelle served her country in the US Army. For many years she was an LPN at many area nursing homes and hospitals. Michelle loved volunteering and helping others she also enjoyed reading, gardening and raising chickens.

Surviving are her son, Robert Smith; granddaughter, MaKayla Rashelle Smith; siblings, Larry (Sue) Martin, Charlene (Craig) Maclaine, Edward (Tina) Smith, Ramona (Dennis) King, Jeff (Delana) Smith and Bill Smith along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Michelle’s family starting at 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 20, 2015, until the time of the Memorial Service at 3:00 P.M at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Larry Martin officiating.

Contributions in memory of Michelle may be made to the Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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

Douglas R. Roebuck

November 10, 2015

Douglas R. Roebuck

Doug passed away suddenly Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center.

He was born May 4, 1956 in Kalamazoo the son of Arthur and Barbara (VanAntwerp) Roebuck. Doug served his country in the US Marines and for almost 40 years was employed at Parker Hannifin. In his spare time he enjoyed working on cars, walking his grand dog, collecting bicycles, following NASCAR, vacationing with his daughter and was excited about becoming a grandfather again soon.

Surviving are his daughter, Alicia (Derrick Stetton) Roebuck  and a grandchild due soon of Kalamazoo; son, Matt (Laura) Town and their children, Lucky and Lyric of Otsego; his mother, Barbara (Bernie) Pratt; siblings, Crystal (Jim) Veldt of FL, Art Roebuck of Otsego and Steve (Robin) Folk of Otsego; step-siblings, Calvin Pratt, Shirley (Bill) Sutton, Kenton Pratt, Julie Yarbrough and Peggy Ratulowski along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; brothers, Austin Roebuck and Marty Roebuck and step-brother Kennith Pratt.

Friends may visit with Doug’s family from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Cremation will follow.

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

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

William O. Gray

November 9, 2015

William O. Gray

William O. Gray passed away Friday, November 6, 2015.

He was born January 18, 1939 in Delton the son of Orville and Lillian (Roberts) Gray. For 30 years Bill was a member of the Teamsters Local 7 in Kalamazoo. He enjoyed watersports especially taking pontoon rides on Pine Lake with his wife and friends. On October 25, 1958 in Plainwell he married Bonnie Wicks who passed away in 2014.

Surviving are his son, William Gray of Kalamazoo; brother, Kenneth (Dana) Gray of Delton and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and siblings, Bonnlynn Shaefer, Robert and Stanley Gray.

Cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will be held Friday, November 13, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Elmwood Cemetery in Wayland.

Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.

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

Jerome E. Bellgraph Jr.

November 4, 2015

Jerome E. Bellgraph Jr.

Jerome passed away suddenly, Saturday, October 31, 2015.

He was born November 15, 1948 in Plainwell the son of Jerome and Anna (McLaughlin) Bellgraph.

Surviving are his father, siblings, Susanne (Mike) Zantello, Barbara Little, Richard (Della) Bellgraph and Lawrence Bellgraph along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, and sister, Stella Dailey.

A private graveside service will be held at a later time.

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

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

Noah L. Sharp

November 3, 2015

Noah L. Sharp

Noah passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

He was born September 8, 2015 in Kalamazoo to Kimberly Sharp.

Surviving are his mother; siblings, Terrence, Na-taya and Skyla and his grandparents, Eddie and Cathy (Wright) Sharp.

He was preceded in death by a special great-grandfather, James Sharp.

Cremation has taken place and a family gathering will be held at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Noah may be directed to the GoFundMe account for Noah Sharp.

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

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