Lee F. Miller

May 31, 2016

Lee F. Miller

Lee passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 at his home in Plainwell.

He was born April 26, 1958 in Plainwell the son of Ralph and June (Middleton) Miller. Lee graduated from Spring Arbor College and had worked at Walmart and Lull’s Hardware. He was a huge Detroit Tigers fan and liked collecting sports memorabilia and working on his computer. On April 1, 1992 in Las Vegas he married Sonya Nichols who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Ashley McKenzie of Plainwell, Ruby (Jeremy) Rogers of Otsego and Jeremiah Conley of Holland; grandchildren, Alan and Ceana Rogers; brother, Larry (Char) Miller of Idaho along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Linda Holmes and daughter, Heidi Miller.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

No services have been scheduled at this time.

Contributions in memory of Lee may be made to the Allegan County Humane Society.

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

Susan G. Esseltine

May 21, 2016

Susan G. Esseltine

Susan passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Bronson Hospital.

She was born August 1, 1956 in Port Huron the daughter of Albert and Beulah (Bressette) Gonzales. Susan enjoyed flowers, gardening, painting crafts, babysitting and cooking. On March 26, 1976 in Port Huron she married Kevin Esseltine who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Kathy (Bill) Ferguson of IL, Kevin Esseltine Jr. of Kalamazoo and William Esseltine of Allegan; 4 grandchildren; siblings, Sonny, Diane and Jerry and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit with Susan’s family on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Pastor David Ives officiating.

Cremation will follow.

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

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

Valerie I. Davis

May 2, 2016

Valerie I. Davis

Val passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family Friday, April 29, 2016 following a courageous battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD).

She was born July 24, 1968 in Grand Rapids the daughter of John and Marcia (Fancher) Manke. Val attended St. Stan’s Catholic School until the 8th grade and was a 1986 Hopkins High School graduate. She then went on to attend Chic Cosmetology College in Kalamazoo. On October 14, 1989 at St Stan’s Catholic Church in Hilliards she married James Davis. Val had worked at salons in Dorr and Otsego before opening her own salon in her home once she began her family with Jim. In 2006 she started a daycare out of her home and had taken care of many area children over the last 10 years.

Val loved attending her children’s sporting events and was always the loudest cheerleader in the stands. She had been involved with 4-H, post prom, went on many field trips and had helped with the wrestling club.Val helped with all the chores on the farm and was a great cook. She enjoyed going to garage sales, camping every father’s day weekend in Mackinac, collecting shoes and purses, celebrating Christmas with her family; going to the fair, especially  to see the animals and concerts and loved indulging her sweet tooth with peeps and jelly bellies. Val always had a huge smile on her face and loved life.

Surviving are her husband; children, Trevor (Beth Hill) of Parchment, Alyssa of Kalamazoo and Hailey and Alex; her parents of Hilliards; siblings, Linda (Mike) Heppe of Hilliards and John (Kandi) Manke of Hopkins; Jim’s parents, Dick (Sylvia) Davis of Otsego; his siblings, Rick (Tina) Davis, Vicky Kent, Sheri O’Reilly and Julie Kubiak; his grandmother, Anne Davis and her best friend, Kelly Smart.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Friends may visit with Val’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego with Father Donald Klingler and Deacon Russ Pogodzinski officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego Township.

Contributions in memory of Val may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or to the CJD Foundation.

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

Floyd L. “Red” Patrick

May 1, 2016

Floyd L. “Red” Patrick

Red passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his home in Plainwell.

He was born February 23, 1935 in Gapsville, KY the son of Homer and Zelma (Kennard) Patrick. Red had been an owner and operator of Floyd Construction for many years. He loved being outdoors and his hound dogs. In his spare time Red enjoyed hunting for coon, squirrels and deer, gardening, keeping up his yard, attending horse shows, breeding hound dogs, going to the fair, listening to country and gospel music at the Music Barn and most of all, spending time with his children and grandchildren. On September 12, 1964 at Gun Lake he married Barbara Kiel who survives.

Also surviving are their children, Steve Patrick of IN, Stanley Patrick of Cooper, Amanda (Rodney) Shumaker of Martin and Floyd “Luke” Patrick II. of Wayland; 11 grandchildren, Virginia, Erica, Angie, Andrea, Kristin, Chastity, Hannah, Rese, Keegan, Kaylee and Logan; several great-grandchildren and siblings, Martha Jean, James, Paul and Jerry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Marvin Patrick and 5 siblings.

Friends may visit with Red’s family starting at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at At the Master’s Feet Discipleship Ministry in Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ray Brown officiating.

Burial will follow at Oakhill Cemetery in Orangeville.

Contributions in memory of Red may be made to the family for expenses.

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

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