Mary E. McLaughlin

February 24, 2017

Mary E. McLaughlin

Mary went to be with her Savior and join her heavenly family on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Wings Home in Allegan.

She was born June 17, 1930 in Watson Township the daughter of George and Ethel Irene (Lukins) Shipley. For many years Mary owned and operated a Beauty Shop out of her home in Otsego Township. Later she and her first husband owned and operated Spring Water Campground in Shelbyville where she enjoyed cooking large pots of food for everyone there. Mary loved playing bingo, playing the piano, singing, going out to eat, teaching Sunday school at the First Baptist Church of Otsego and attending church services. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and enjoyed being involved with her grandchildren, Necole (Jason) Wesaw, Nathan (Chandra) Morehouse, Ryan Parrish and Kent McLaughlin and 4 great-grandchildren who dearly loved her.  On July 4, 1990 in Las Vegas she married Patrick McLaughlin who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Kelley (Rick) DePauw of Kalamazoo and Lisa McBride of FL; step-sons, William (Kris) McLaughlin of Allegan and Robert McLaughlin of Martin; her sister, Margaret Guider of Martin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, William Ayers and by her siblings, Cliff, Robert, Esther, Thelma and Helen.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Mary’s family starting at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the Memorial Service at 12:00 P.M. with Pastor Tony Shumaker officiating.

Burial will take place at Hicks Cemetery, Watson Township at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the Wings Home of Allegan.

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

Thomas A. Darrow

February 23, 2017

Thomas A. Darrow

Tom passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at his home in Plainwell.

He was born March 18, 1967 in Kalamazoo the son of William and Linda (Shewmake) Darrow. Tom was a 1985 Parchment High School graduate and served his country in the US Marine Corp. For several years he had worked at Kalamazoo Public Schools and most recently doing construction with Local Union 355 in Battle Creek. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Tom was a great dad and a very loving person.

Surviving are his daughters, Samantha (Jesse) Berens and Amanda Darrow both of Dorr; 2 grandchildren, Wyatt and Dannilynn Berens; mother, Linda McCormick; siblings, James, Kurt and Kevin Darrow and several nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Will Darrow who held a special place in Tom’s heart.

He was preceded in death by his father; step-father, Clifford McCormick; step-mother, Shirley Darrow and close friend, Joe Garza who served with Tom in the Marine Corp.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes with Military Honors will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 2:30 P.M.

Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to his family for expenses.

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

Judith K. Nelson (Warner)

February 14, 2017

Judith K. Nelson (Warner)

Judy passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at Life Care Center in Plainwell.

She was born July 28, 1949 in Allegan the daughter of Richard and Betty (Marshall) Brenner.

Surviving are her nephew, Christian (Kelly) Brenner; niece, Erica Brenner both of Kalamazoo along with several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Rick Brenner.

Friends may meet with Judy’s family from 4-6 P.M., Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

According to her wishes cremation will follow.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Judy may be made to the Life Care Center Activities Fund.

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

Barbara J. Thompson

February 13, 2017

Barbara J. Thompson

Barbara passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at her home in Plainwell.

She was born December 23, 1935 in Plainwell the daughter of Clinton and Blondene (Marsh) Plotts. Barb had been a florist at the Big Top Grocery in Plainwell for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed playing cards, traveling, feeding the squirrels and birds, dancing, working in her flower garden, singing and whistling, following the Tigers and Lions, taking care of her pets and playing softball until her kids encouraged her to stop at age 50. On January 23, 1960 in Otsego she married Ramon Thompson who passed away in 2010.

Surviving are her daughters, Patricia (Bill) Harper, Peggy Thompson, Tammy (Jim) Thompson-Drake, all of Otsego and Joni (Glenn) McNamara of White Pigeon; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren with one on the way; siblings Sandy (Ron) McNees, Terri Plotts and Ron Plotts; several nieces and nephews and special friend, Aunt Jo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Robert; grandson, Billy Harper and siblings, LaRae Houser and Dick Plotts.

Friends may visit with Barb’s family from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, February 16, 2017 with Celebrant, Molly Wieber officiating.

According to her wishes cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Barb may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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

Helen A. Hayse

February 10, 2017

Helen A. Hayse

Helen passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at Diana’s Care in Otsego.

She was born January 24, 1927 in Plainwell the 13th out of 14 children born to Charles and Anna (McSorley) Sweeney. Helen had worked at Allied Paper and then at Kal-Equip until her retirement in 1966.  In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, doing jigsaw puzzles, watching movies and spending time with her dog. On February 21, 1944 in Plainwell she married Nelson “Sonny” Hayse who passed away in 1993.

Surviving are her daughter, Shelia Hayse of Kalamazoo, 4 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, son, Dan Hayse and by her siblings.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Helen may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

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

Bernice E. Hummel

February 7, 2017

Bernice E. Hummel

Bernice passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Allegan County Medical Care Community.

She was born October 11, 1927 in Elvins, MO the daughter of Jesse and Ethel (Smart) Stricklin. Bernice was a 1946 Otsego High School graduate. She enjoyed crocheting, baking and taking care of her family. On October 8, 1946 she married Charles Hummel who preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children, Ellen (George) Hoots of Otsego, Charles “Ed” Hummel of Delton and Phyllis Ransbottom of Plainwell, 7 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Evelyn Stricklin; her husband and daughter, Peggy Ann Hummel.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A private family burial of ashes will be held at Mountain Home Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Bernice may be made to the Allegan County Medical Care Community Activities Fund.

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

Michael J. Mattison

February 7, 2017

Michael J. Mattison

Mike passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Rose Arbor Hospice.

He was born October 11, 1950 in Kalamazoo the son of Joseph and Edna (Goodhart) Mattison. Mike had worked for 18 years at the Brundage Co. in Kalamazoo and at Kalsec for over 30 years. As a young man he had been active with the Boy Scouts. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed refereeing soccer. Mike loved his family very much especially his granddaughter, Aubrey. On January 17, 1970 at the Alamo Community Congregational Church he married Bonnie Daniel who survives.

Also surviving are his son, Brian (Jenn) Mattison of Chelsea; granddaughter, Aubrey Grace; his sisters, Pat (Steve) Kaiser of Milwaukie, OR and Judy (Tony) Sanderson of Plainwell along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may visit with Mike’s family from 5-8 P.M., Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Alamo Community Congregational Church with Pastor Don Boss officiating.

Cremation will follow.

According to Mike’s wishes please dress casual, leave your ties and sport coats at home.

Contributions in memory of Mike may be made to the Alamo Community Congregational Church or to Rose Arbor Hospice of Kalamazoo.

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

Mary A. Marciniak

February 6, 2017

Mary A. Marciniak

Mary passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center.

She was born May 21, 1928 in Otsego the daughter of Jake and Bibbianna (Badalamenti) Pirrone. Mary had worked at her parent’s grocery store and became part owner following the death of her mother and was an integral part of the store. She had also worked at Bob’s Hardware, many local retail stores, several area catering business and had retired from Parker Hannifin in 1994. After retiring she worked as a childcare provider until she was 79 and had also worked at Meijer giving out samples for several years. In July 1964 she married Marion Marciniak who passed away in 2008.

Surviving are her children, Kathi Brazee of Wyoming, Kathy (Thomas) Zierer of KY, Kris White of Kalamazoo and Laura Syers of Grand Haven; 8 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Benjamin Pirrone, Jake Pirrone, James Pirrone and Josephine Megna along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Christine and brothers, Benjamin and Joseph.

Friends may visit with Mary’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Donald Klingler officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery, Otsego.

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

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

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