Kyle R. Button

July 30, 2017

Kyle R. Button

Kyle passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at his home in Paw Paw. He was born September 27, 1986 in Kalamazoo the son of Larry and Denise (Cadman) Button. Kyle was a 2005 Gobles High School graduate and went on to complete the Van Buren County Fire Academy and was a volunteer fireman for several years. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, traveling and playing disc golf. Kyle was very competitive and loved playing on the Tuesday night softball league with his friends. On August 17, 2014 he married LeAnn Haveman who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Denise Button of Allegan; siblings, Rory (Laura LaMore) Button of Battle Creek and Chris (Megan) Button of Kalamazoo; his grandfather, Cliff of Portage along with many extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with Kyle’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M. with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Burial of ashes will take place at Hudson Corner’s Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Kyle may be made to his wife LeAnn for expenses.Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Robert R. Berthold

July 30, 2017

Robert R. Berthold

Robert passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Diana’s Care in Otsego.

He was born May 25, 1935 in Otsego to Richard and Clara (Withrow) Berthold. Robert enjoyed listen to music and the radio especially news and spiritual programs.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego at a later time.

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

David F. Marsac

July 29, 2017

David F. Marsac

David passed away July 28, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born November 23, 1934 in Oxford, Michigan the son of Clifford and Ruth (Swann) Marsac. He served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. For many years he had worked for Consumers Energy and then General Motors until his retirement.

In his spare time David enjoyed golfing on area leagues, even hitting a hole in one, he belonged to the quilting group at the Gun Lake Community Church, and he enjoyed exercising, playing cards, bird watching and traveling across the US and overseas. He was a member of the American Legion of Dorr.

David was a people person and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. On July 19, 1993 he married Jeannie Lawler who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Fred (Debi) Marsac of Clarkston and Janet (Brian) Sinclair of Grand Rapids; 4 grandchildren, Daniel (Karine), Kara (Matt), Ben and Hannah; great-granddaughter, Leilani; siblings, Yvonne Marsac and Joe Marsac along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Neal and John.

Friends may visit with David’s family from 5-8 P.M., Thursday, August 3, 2017 with a rosary service at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Military Honors by the American Legion of Dorr.

Contributions in memory of David may be made to Christian Neighbors.

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

John R. Holcom

July 28, 2017

John R. Holcom

John passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at Diana’s Care in Otsego.

He was born June 30, 1925 in Leroy, MI the son of Russell and Beulah (Strine) Holcom. John proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII. For many years he had been a mechanic at Clark Equipment in Battle Creek until his retirement in 1986. John enjoyed his retirement working in his shop at home doing wood work.

Over the years he had made several musical instruments and pieces of furniture for his family and friends. He also enjoyed working in his yard and garden. John was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego. On May 7, 1949 at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Tustin, MI he married Margaret Fauble who passed away in 2013.

Surviving are his children, Carol Rose of Plainwell, John (Deb) Holcom of Tifton, GA and Marcia (Dale) Working of Kalamazoo; 5 grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Ronald (Kathy) Holcom and siblings, Robert, Elwood and Ronald Holcom and Louella Briggs.

Friends may visit with John’s family from 3-6 P.M., Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 31, 2017 at Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego with Pastor Nathaniel Timmermann officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Burial of ashes will take place at Sherman Township Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of John may be made to Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego or Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan.

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

Arnold J. Boulter

July 27, 2017

Arnold J. Boulter

Arnold passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Hastings, MI.

He was born March 23, 1936 in Bradley, MI, the son of Russell and Leta (Hayward) Boulter. Arnold was a graduate of Western Michigan School of Paper Engineering and had interned at Otsego Machine Shop, had worked at several shops as a tool and die maker and had retired from General Motors. Along with wife of 56 years, Ardith, he had owned and operated Boulters Hardware and Gifts in Otsego for 17 years.

Arnold had been a member of the Otsego Fire Department, Timber Ridge ski patrol, Otsego Moose Lodge and Otsego United Methodist Church. In his spare time he enjoyed making cabinets and many homes in the area still have wood floors and cabinets he had made and installed. He had also restored a Chris-Craft boat. Arnold was a skilled woodworker, tool and die maker, problem solver and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was very social and could strike up a conversation with anyone. In September of 2015 he married Kathryn “Kay” Mahler who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Kevin (Robin) Boulter of Delton, Kurt (Tammy) Boulter of Plainwell, Brenda (Scott) Try of Portage and Korene (John) VandenBerg of Plainwell; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 2 more due soon and his siblings, Stewart Boulter of Colorado and Roger Boulter of Lansing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Ardith.

Friends may visit with Arnold’s family from 5-8 P.M., Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Otsego United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

A private family burial will take place at Prairieville Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Arnold may be made to Otsego United Methodist Church.

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

John H. Syers

July 26, 2017

John H. Syers

John H. “Whitey” Syers passed away, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his home in Otsego surrounded by his family.

He was born April 24, 1934 in Hopkins, the son of John and Cecil (McBride) Syers. He had worked at Mac Sim Bar, Mead and Rock Tenn until his retirement. In his spare time John enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, going to the casino, playing bingo, spending time with his family especially watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports. On October 4, 1952 at St. John Lutheran Church in Allegan he married Darlene Roblyer who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Mae (Robert) Sousley, Doris Paradine, Mary (Stan) Town, Oney Syers, Glenda (Fay) Brewster, George (Lisa Hazen) Syers, Gail (Rex) Morey and Roy (Gloria) Farnham; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister, Freda Harper along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Justin Syers, granddaughter, Bobby Long, great-grandchildren, Johnathon and Lorenzo Mayfield; son-in-law, Robert Paradine; brothers, Carol and Ray Syers and by his niece, Beth Nicholes.

Friends may visit with John’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 P.M.

Cremation will follow.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery at a later time.

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

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

Everett Stoner Jr.

July 24, 2017

Everett Stoner Jr.

Everett passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Vicina Gardens in Otsego.

He was born November 17, 1926 in Wetaug, Illinois, to Carl Stoner and Frances DaVault. Everett proudly served his country in the US Army in Vienna, Austria during WWII. He had been a truck driver for Indianhead Truck Lines until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the Teamsters from 1949 until 1985. On May 17, 1947 he married Betty Bennett who passed away June 14, 2017. They had recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Surviving are his children, Janice Double and Steve (Penny) Stoner both of Plainwell; 4 grandchildren, Jamy Bowman, Jerry Bowe and her children, Morgan Brea and CJ, Gabrial Stoner and his children, Evan and Blake, and  Kasey Stroud and her children, Aiden and Audrey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Stoner and Frances Adams and his wife.

Friends may visit with Everett’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.

Contributions in memory of Everett may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice.

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

Maude Louise Pettit

July 18, 2017

Maude Louise Pettit

Louise passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at Briarwood Assisted Living in Allegan.

She was born November 27, 1920 in Watson Township the daughter of George and Laura (Punches) Clawson. She attended country school until the 8th grade. After her mother’s death when Louise was 14 she dropped out of school to help raise her younger siblings. Louise was very proud that she went back to school and graduated from Allegan High School Community Ed.

For many years she and her husband had owned and operated a farm in Watson Township. Louise loved the Detroit Tigers and was a dedicated fan. In her spare time she enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, golfing and had been on several bowling leagues over the years.

On March 14, 1942 in Otsego she married Robert Pettit who passed away in 2005. Together they enjoyed going north on hunting trips and fleeing the Michigan winters spending time in the Clermont, Florida area with their family. Louise loved her family and enjoyed her nieces and nephews as her children.

Surviving are her brother-in-law, Beverly “Cobe” Coburn; 3 nieces, Judy Buelke-Sam, Jo Ann (Jim) Winkel and Teri Coburn; 2 nephews, Bob (Angie) Brown and Ken (Toni) Coburn; many great nieces and nephews; and her friends at Royal Estates.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings; Ron Clawson, Elma Brown, Robert Clawson and Ruth Ann Coburn; and nieces and nephews, Dick Brown, Janet Buist, Sandy Harnish and Dave Coburn.

A private family service has been held.

According to her wishes cremation followed.

Burial of ashes will take place at Miner Cemetery in Watson Township.

Contributions in memory of Louise may be made to Hospice of Holland.

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

Donald E. Wilson

July 15, 2017

Donald E. Wilson

Don passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell.

He was born February 19, 1929 in Allegan the son of Clayton “Pat” and Flossie (Weaver) Wilson. Don proudly served his country in the US Air Force. For many years he had worked as a supervisor at Durametallic Corp. until his retirement in 1988. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, tinkering in his garage, camping and traveling. Don was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Otsego, Saladin Shriners and the Order of the Eastern Star. On September 8, 1950 he married Eileen Smith who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Clayton (Barbara) Wilson and Diana (Douglas) Leffring; daughter-in-law, Denise Wilson; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Donald D. Wilson and siblings, Milton, Clayton and Robert Wilson and Lois Nolden.

Friends may meet with Don’s family from 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 19, 2017 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Cremation will follow.

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

Contributions in memory of Don may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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

Sally J. Brown

July 15, 2017

Sally J. Brown

Sally passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born December 17, 1938 in Otsego the daughter of Carlton and Josephine (Franklin) Belden. In 1955 in Otsego she married Robert Brown who survives.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Sally may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

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