Martin L. Price

March 29, 2016

Martin L. Price

Martin L. Price age 60 of Otsego passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at his home.

Surviving are his daughter, Debra Price; 2 grandsons, Matthew Wilson and Jamie Wilson; siblings, Julia (Marvin) Thompson, Marsha Wyman, Amanda (Jim) Doolittle and Paul (Roberta) Price; brother-in-law, Mitch Houghton and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Viola Price, sister, Margaret Houghton and brother-in-law, Russel Wyman.

Visit with Martin’s family and friends while sharing stories, food and drink on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 2-5 PM at the Comstock VFW Post #6252, 5990 E. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo.

Contributions in memory of Martin may be made to Debra Price.

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

Alice M. McGoldrick

March 25, 2016

Alice M. McGoldrick

Alice McGoldrick age 78 passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at Alamo Nursing Home.

She was born September 28, 1937 in Kalamazoo to Jay and Daisy (Ross) Bullis.  Alice was a member of the Oak Grove Bible Church in Kalamazoo and enjoyed dancing, music, celebrating the holidays and spending time with her family. She had worked as a nurse’s aide at Alamo Nursing Home for several years. In 1971 she married Harold McGoldrick who survives.

Also surviving are her daughters, Betty (John) Letts of Otsego, Deborah Pequeno and Destiny (Mark) Paull both of Kalamazoo; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren and sisters, Janet Paull and Dorothy Paull.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sandra Branch; son-in-law, Jose Pequeno and brother, Don.

Friends may visit with Alice’s family from 2-4PM and 6-8PM on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:00AM with Pastor David Ives officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery, Alamo Township.

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

Yvonne A. Nutter

March 24, 2016

Yvonne A. Nutter

Yvonne Ann Nutter age 80 passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Wings Home in Allegan.

She was born June 12, 1935 in Plainwell the daughter of Clyde and Irene (Day) LaDuke. Yvonne was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Otsego and was part of the True Blue Sunday School Class. She enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers and crocheting and had won several ribbons at the county fair for entries she had made. On June 26, 1954 in Otsego she married Kenneth Nutter who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Ken Nutter of Kalamazoo, Steve (Trisha) Nutter of Hopkins and Scott (Deb) Nutter of Allegan; 8 grandchildren, Ashleigh, Caitlin (Josh), Zachary, Lexi, Lindsey, Kaileigh (Chris), Danny (Jamie) and Aaron (Daggris); 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Rockafellow  and brother, Cleon LaDuke.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Michelle Nutter and 7 siblings.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church of Otsego with Pastor Merlyn Jones officiating.

Contributions in memory of Yvonne may be made to the Wings Home or to Christian Neighbors.

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

Amy J. Murdock

March 23, 2016

Amy J. Murdock

Amy Murdock age 47 passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center.

She was born August 9, 1968 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Bennard and Ellen (Ort) Pickett. Amy was an Otsego High School graduate and enjoyed reading, travel and playing with her dogs. She was a very kind and caring woman and loved her family more than anything. On December 9, 1989 at the First Congregational Church of Otsego she married Donald Murdock who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Matthew (Amber) Murdock and Nathaniel Murdock all of Otsego; mother, Ellen; sister, Deborah Pickett of WA; father-in-law, Bob Murdock of Otsego; several nieces, nephews and extended family members and her dogs, Winston and Maddie.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bennard and mother-in-law, Ann Murdock.

Friends may meet with Amy’s family from 6-8PM Thursday, March 24, 2016 and starting at 1:00 PM until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 PM Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with friend Tom Oldham officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Amy may be made to the SPCA of Kalamazoo.

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

Erin A. Hanson-Black

March 23, 2016

Erin A. Hanson-Black

Erin Audeen Hanson-Black age 38 passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at her home in Indiana.

She was born April 18, 1977 in Allegan the daughter of Henry and Sally (Warner) Hanson.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Black; son, Monte Hanson; her parents; brother, Chuck (Tabatha Dunklee) Hanson of Vicksburg; sister, Jennifer (Michael) Robertson of Schoolcraft; nieces and nephews, Kalob, Sarah, Kollin and Katy Grace; great-niece, Emery and best friend and bro, Bill Hughes.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jack and Beulah Warner and grandmother, Audeen Ferguson.

Friends may visit with Erin’s family from 4-6 PM, Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers bring teddy bears to the visitation or to her family to be donated to children in emergency situations.

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

Wyatt J. Miller

March 22, 2016

Wyatt J. Miller

Wyatt passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at his home in Plainwell.

He was born January 22, 1957 in Allegan, the son of Terrance and Alma (Hampton) Miller. Wyatt loved to play guitar, party with his friends and have a good time. He would go out of his way to help anyone he was able to.

Wyatt is survived by a daughter; his siblings, Jody Miller, Tonya Stewart and Terry Miller; his uncle Lonnie (Carol) Hampton, a special cousin, Eric Hampton and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister Shenia Saldana.

Cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Wyatt may be made to his family.

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

Garold W. Dean

March 21, 2016

Garold W. Dean

Garold William Dean age 94 passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at the Wings Home in Allegan.

He was born October 9, 1921 in Kalamazoo, the son of Lee and Ireta (Shaw) Dean. Garold was a 1940 Kalamazoo Central High School graduate who served his country in the US Army during WWII. For 20 years he had worked at Parker Hannifin retiring in 1984 and had served on the Otsego Fire Department for 15 years. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and following the Detroit Tigers and Lions. Garold was a people person and loved spending time with his family and friends. On April 26, 1946 in Kalamazoo he married Verland Gregersen who passed away in 2003.

Surviving are his daughter, Linda Holmes of Plainwell; 4 grandchildren, Shelley (Curtis) Henschel of Kalamazoo, Melissa (Sergio) Hernandez of FL, Garrett Dean of Otsego and Rebecca (Jason) Quarry of Mattawan; several great and great-great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law, Dolores Gregersen, Dolores Dean and Joan Dean.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Gary Dean in 1973 and siblings, Gordon, Jean and Leo.

Friends may visit with Garold’s family from 2-4PM and 6-8PM on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 25, 2016 with Pastor Lee Dean officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Garold may be made to the Otsego Fire and Rescue or to the American Diabetes Association.

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

Clarence “John” Griffiths

March 19, 2016

Clarence “John” Griffiths

Clarence D. ‘John’ Griffiths of Kalamazoo, MI passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born July 9, 1940 in Kalkaska to Donald and Arlene (Hamacher) Griffiths and had raised his family in Kalamazoo. He had worked at General Motors. Surviving are his wife, Judy Griffiths; sons, Steven (Martha) Griffiths, John Griffiths and Wade (Marin) Griffiths; a granddaughter, Brooklyn; a sister Evelyn Vipond and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; his step father, Adolph Gyurkovitz; a brother and sister-in-law, Garth (Elaine) Griffiths, brother-in-law Coral Vipond.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Congregational Church, Otsego with Pastor Darin Youngs officiating.

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

Mary A. Rouse

March 18, 2016

Mary A. Rouse

Mary passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at her home in Otsego.

She was born May 25, 1950 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Harold and Ruth (Lamphere) Austin. Mary had worked at many area factories and had operated a daycare out of her home. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Otsego where she had been head of the prayer chain and had been part of the True Blue Sunday school. Mary had volunteered to run the Otsego Christian Academy’s lunch program, had been a teacher’s aide and helped plan and organize the annual Thanksgiving Dinner. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, quilting, going on shopping trips to Shipshewana and attending quilting shows. On December 6, 1974 at the First Congregational Church of Otsego she married Rex Rouse who survives.

Also surviving are their children, Richard (Jessica) Rouse of FL and Tiffany Rouse of Otsego; granddaughter, Sylvia Rouse; siblings, Arlene (Kerri) Keith, Dolores “Dolly” (David) Nicholson, Betty (Dan) Dennany, Roger (Jamie) Austin, Gary (Sharon) Austin and Brian (Kathy) Austin; mother-in-law, Marie Rouse; sister-in-law, Tammy Austin and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Cliff and Dennis, father-in-law, Richard B. Rouse and sister-in-law, Gail Goff.

Friends may visit with Mary’s family starting at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 AM with Pastor Paul Laborde officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the Otsego Christian Academy Scholarship Fund or to Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan.

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

Catherine L. Rop

March 15, 2016

Catherine L. Rop

Catherine passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at her home in Plainwell.

She was born September 29, 1944 in Otsego the daughter of John and Addie (Parsons) Mason. Kitty was an Otsego High School graduate and lifelong resident of the area. She had worked as a hair stylist before staying home to raise her family. She then began working at Plainwell Public Schools for almost 30 years until her retirement in 2006. On June 22, 1963 Kitty married Don Rop who passed away in 2009. Kitty enjoyed playing cards, doing crafts, gardening, gambling and spending time with her family.

Surviving are her daughters, Laurie (Jeff) Marculis and Shelley (Gregg) Pierce; grandchildren, Ashley (Wes), Drew (Jeni), Brody (Kati), Nate, Jeff Jr., and Katie; great-grandchildren, Bentley, Hunter and Wyatt; brothers, Roger, Ken (Sherry) and Bob (Debbie); brothers-in-law, JR and Bill (Ellie); sisters-in-law, Pat and Betty (Lou) along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Sandy; nephew, Jonathan; in-laws, Claus and Daisy Rop and brother-in-law, Claus Jr.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

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

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