Marie H. Rouse

March 26, 2017

Marie H. Rouse

Marie passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Life Care Center in Plainwell.

She was born January 10, 1928 in Ganges, Michigan, the daughter of Raymond and Martha (Coon) Cooley. Marie was a 1946 Otsego High School graduate and for over 20 years had worked for Otsego Financial Office. She was a member of the Otsego Elks Lodge #1711, was active with the Otsego VFW Post #3030, had been a member of the First Congregational Church of Otsego and enjoyed spending winters in Gulf Shores, AL. On August 1, 1947 she married Richard “Rip” Rouse who passed away in 2014.

Surviving are her son, Rex Rouse of Otsego, son-in-law, David Goff of Centreville; 3 grandchildren: Richard (Jessica) Rouse of Kalamazoo, Tiffany Rouse of Otsego and Dave (Amy) Goff of Augusta, 3 great-grandchildren: Dillon Goff, Jacob Goff and Sylvia Marie Rouse.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Ronnie Rouse in 1963; daughter, Gail Goff in 2012; daughter-in-law, Mary Rouse; brothers, Lewis Cooley and Robert Cooley and sister-in-law, Barbara Michaels.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will be held at 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, with Pastor Paul Laborde officiating.  

Contributions in memory of Marie may be made to the Life Care Center of Plainwell Hymnal Fund.

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

Ronald F. Jager

March 24, 2017

Ronald F. Jager

Ron passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Kairos Dwelling in Kalamazoo.

He was born July 17, 1924 in Plainwell the son of Fritz and Lillian (Wigginton) Jager. He served his country proudly in the US Army during WWII. For many years Ron owned and operated a dairy farm. He was an avid horse lover and enjoyed pulling with his horses and showing them at the area fairs.

Surviving are his companion, Jolene English; children, David (Nancy Jenney) Jager of Shelbyville, Dale (Vicki) Jager of Kalamazoo and Nancy (Michael Simon) Jager of Plainwell; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and siblings, Kenneth, Joyce and Stanley.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Margaret.

Friends may visit with Ron’s family from 5-7 P.M., Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Ron may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or Kairos Dwelling.

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

Richard R. Ueck Sr.

March 23, 2017

Richard R. Ueck Sr.

Dick passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his home in Plainwell.

He was born December 21, 1935 in Benton Harbor, MI, the son of Arthur and Cecelia (Miller) Ueck. Dick served his country in the US Marine Corp during the Korean War. For many years he had worked for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in the Parks and Waterways Divisions until his retirement in 1992. In his spare time Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to his cabin up north. He was a member of Gun River Skeet & Trap Club and Grouse Tales. On January 7, 1956 in Benton Harbor he married Margaret “Jeanne” Bacon who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Patricia Ueck and Richard Jr. (Dawn) Ueck; grandchildren, Arthur Ueck and Hillary Ueck; brother-in-law, Robert Bacon; sister-in-law, Betsy Bacon; cousin, Josie Taube, 3 nieces and 1 nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; cousin, Tom Taube and special uncle, Wilbur Ueck.

A private family service will be held with burial at Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor.

Contributions in memory of Dick may be made to Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego.

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

Walter R. Enos

March 22, 2017

Walter R. Enos

Ike passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at Alamo Nursing Home.

He was born July 26, 1934 in Albion, Indiana, the son of Ray and Fern (Irwin) Enos. Ike served his country in the US Army’s 5th Air Division during the Korean War. He had owned and operated A & I Ceramics and the Slot Car Track in Alamo and had retired from the Eaton Corporation. Ike was a 32nd Degree Mason. He also served as a manager with Alamo Little League and had taken care of the flower gardens at Alamo Nursing Home. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting antiques and riding snowmobiles.

Surviving are his children, Terry Enos of Wyoming, MI, Kevin (Mera) Enos of Skandia, MI and Sharon Enos of Jasper, IN; grandchildren, Jason, Doug, Andy, Zachary, Ashley, Josh and Sara; 8 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews, including a special niece and nephew, Pat and Jim.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Enos; grandson, Michael Enos and siblings, Perry, Katie and Mary Lou.

Friends may visit with Ike’s family starting at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 P.M with celebrant, Bill Rose officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Burial of ashes will take place with Military Honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Ike may be made to the Alamo Nursing Home Activities Fund.

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

Gertrude E. Rohr

March 17, 2017

Gertrude E. Rohr

Trudy passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her home in Kalamazoo.

She was born March 18, 1934 in Menominee, MI, the daughter of Samuel and Gertrude (Jenkins) Martell. Trudy was a part of the Yaya Sisters and enjoyed playing cards and taking trips to the casino. She was also a member of the Workers of Mary and St. Margaret Catholic Church. Trudy was a great cook and loved spending time with her grandchildren. On October 8, 1955 in Menominee she married George Rohr who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Linda (C.A.) Bowen of AL, William (Kim) Rohr of Otsego, John (Marcia) Rohr of Paw Paw, Edward Rohr of Alamo, Adam (Kim) Rohr of Kalamazoo and Laura (Gerard) Moyer of Kalamazoo; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and brother, Loren Martell.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Charlotte Friedman and Laura Clumpner and brothers, Sam and Pete Martell.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Trudy’s family from 1-4 P.M. on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with a scripture service at 3:00.  A memorial service will take place Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego, with Father Ben Huynh officiating.

Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta at a later time.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Trudy may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Ministry.

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

Anthony ‘Tony’ Walton

March 15, 2017

Anthony ‘Tony’ Walton

Anthony ‘Tony’Walton of Scotts, MI (formerly of Richland) passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

He was born October 24, 1974 the son of Norman and Laurie Walton.Tony was a 1993 graduate of Gull Lake Schools. He loved working on cars and piecing together projects to make them run. He also enjoyed collected guitars. Tony always tried to make ends meet no matter the circumstances.

He is survived by his family who he loved very much, his wife, Melissa (Stockwell); daughters Allana Walton and Coral Walton; his mother and step father, Laurie (Kurt) Weymouth; step mother, Stephanie Walton; his granddaughter, Elisabeth Cowan and his sister and her husband, Jocelyn (Josh) Vasicek.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, LeAnn Walton and his father, Norman Walton.

Cremation has taken place.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church, Otsego with Pastor Paul Laborde officiating.

Burial of ashes will take place at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Tony may be made to a fund for his daughters; please make checks payable to his wife Melissa Walton.

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

April Winsborrow

March 14, 2017

April Winsborrow

April Marie Winsborrow came into this world on April 19, 1988. She was a fun loving, adventurous, free spirit. She loved everyone and had a smile that could light up any room. She loved kids, animals, art and all kinds of music. She was involved in Girl Scouts and with the Venture Crew. She was a cheerleader and played soccer at the Terrytown Playground. She played Varsity Soccer at Belle Chasse High School and JV Soccer at Plainwell High School. April graduated with her GED in 2012 and completed a year of college. She loved her friends and her family and would do anything for them if she could.

The Lord called her home on February 22, 2017. She will be forever loved and missed.

Surviving are her mother, Laura Winsborrow (Logan); father, Jerre Winsborrow (Kay), brothers, Cody and Tyler; 2 step-sisters and 3 step-brothers; grandparents, Luella and Mark Wagner and Winston and Christine Winsborrow; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Joe Covault and grandmother, Elaine Winsborrow.

Cremation has taken place.

Friends may greet her family on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego, MI from 12 noon until the time of the memorial service at 1:30pm.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA of Southwest Michigan or to the Elizabeth Upjohn Community Healing Center.

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

Fay “Ed” Burdick

March 8, 2017

Fay “Ed” Burdick

Ed passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his home in Otsego.

He was born May 30, 1925 in Otsego the son of Ray and June (Clink) Burdick. Ed had worked at Perrigo as an electrical technician until his retirement in 1995. In his spare time Ed enjoyed tinkering with electronics. He was a member of the Friendship Wesleyan Church of Plainwell.

Surviving are his great nephew, Wayne Hawk and great niece, Debra Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents and many extended family members.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Pastor Kevin Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Ed may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

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

William H. Fuller

March 8, 2017

William H. Fuller

Bill passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at White Oaks Assisted Living in Lawton.

He was born December 1, 1930 in Trowbridge Township the son of Charles and Beatrice (Belden) Fuller. Bill was an Otsego High School graduate and was an Eagle Scout. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. For 39 years Bill had worked as a service tech for Consumers Power Company until his retirement in 1993. In his spare time he enjoyed doing remolding projects at his properties and for others, stopping at the coffee shop while on the Consumers clock, fishing, camping, traveling to Florida, up north and Toledo to visit his Air Force buddy, giving his grandchildren tractor rides and taking day trips to South Haven and Saugatuck. On December 22, 1950 he married Martha Thompson who passed away in 2016.

Surviving are his children, Pamela Martin of Otsego, Cynthia (Lowie) Pachner of Decatur, Diane (Bill) Holland of Lawton and Amy Fuller of Otsego; son-in-law, Mike Stasevich; 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; his siblings, Robert (Barb) Fuller and Betty Bonnell along with many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Deb Fuller and brother-in-law, Max Bonnell.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Bill’s family from 5-8 P.M., Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, March 11, 2017 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Trowbridge Methodist Cemetery, Trowbridge Township.

Military Honors by VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Central Florida, 1850 Lee Rd, Suite 111 Winter Park, FL 32789.

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

Ragie L. Buck

March 7, 2017

Ragie L. Buck

Ragie L. Buck passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Allegan County Medical Care Community.

Mrs. Buck was born January 13, 1926 in Springfield, MO to George Washington and Ruth Alberta (Payne) Honicutt, but after her father’s sudden death, the family moved to Michigan. Starting around the age 9, she was raised at the House of David in Benton Harbor, MI. Less than a month shy of her 17th birthday, she married Francis Lewis Buck on December 24, 1942. Reggie (as she was often called) followed her husband around the United States while he served in the Army, working various civilian jobs to serve the cause. After the war, they settled in Coloma to raise a family. She became a foster mother and devoted her life to being a parent and grandparent.

As son Ron’s children grew up and granddaughter, Shannon moved out of state, Ragie and Louie moved to Otsego to be close to and help raise grandchildren, Alissa and James. She was the ultimate mother figure. She modeled appropriate behavior and intellect far beyond her limited formal education. Her love was not limited to biologically related family. All were always welcome in her home. She loved gardening, canning and cooking. She was especially known for her pies and cinnamon rolls.

She learned to like sports, rather than become a Sunday afternoon widow. She developed her own favorite teams in football, basketball and baseball. It took Derek Jeter to get her to cheer for her husband’s lifelong favorite baseball team, the Yankees. She thought Jeter to be such a great role model and questioned the ethics of players that her grandson James would cheer for. She enjoyed their good-natured banter on ethics.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank in 2005.

Surviving are her  three sons, Ronald (Shirley) Buck of Watervliet, Michael (Deborah) Buck of Otsego and Carl (Sharon) Buck of Richland; grandchildren, Melinda Buck, Robert Buck, James (Laurel) Buck, Alissa (Ryan) Renner, Shannon (Lt. Col. Clifton) Harris, Zachary Ullisch, Kaydie (Ashley) McCormick, Kelsey McCormick and great-grandchildren, Elora, Alexander, Gabriel and Abraham Harris, Jace Ullisch, Cohen Renner and Sullivan and Shuyler Buck.

A private family burial will take place at Trowbridge Methodist Cemetery in Trowbridge Township.

Friends may visit with Ragie’s family from 3-5 P.M., Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

In lieu of flowers, the family would encourage donations to Wings of Hope Hospice or the Allegan Medical Care Community.

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

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