Rebecca “Becca” Galloway

June 28, 2018

Rebecca “Becca” Galloway

Becca Galloway passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 27th in the company of her entire family at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. She was born on January 12th, 1997 in Grand Rapids, MI, as the daughter of Scott and Tracy (Matuk) Galloway. Becca graduated from Otsego High School in 2015 boasting multiple years on the academic honor roll as well as awards regarding her kindness and love towards others. Becca then attended and was about to begin her final year at Grand Valley State University, double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Following graduation, she had planned on beginning a journey of working at a therapeutic equine riding center and eventually wanted to found and run her own. She had a passion for helping people and her heart desired to help convicts on probation become productive members of society. She also wanted nothing more than to rescue horses from dire situations and help them recover from the sufferings of their previous situations. Her first and strongest love was for horses and it showed in her passion for harness racing first and foremost and was followed by four years of 4-H with her beloved horses Lace and Luke. For the past few months, Becca had the pleasure of working at Hopewell Ranch in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, a Christian-based therapeutic riding center that reaches out to at-risk youth, veterans, and many others with the use of rescued horses, which was everything that she wanted to do with her life. Becca was a beautiful young woman full of kindness, selflessness, and a fire of determination to never stop fighting.

Surviving are her parents; sisters, Brooke and Kendra Galloway; grandparents, George and Joyce Galloway and Dave and Marge Day; many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Dolores Rebecca Galloway.

Friends may visit with Becca’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the Martin Reformed Church with Pastor Mark Heijerman officiating. Burial will follow at the Trowbridge Cemetery in Trowbridge Township.

Contributions in memory of Becca may be made to Hopewell Ranch of Mount Pleasant. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

James W. Burchette

June 26, 2018

James W. Burchette

Jim passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at his home in Otsego.

He was born October 7, 1943 in Kalamazoo, the son of Max and Vernice (Roebuck) Burchette. For many years Jim had worked for the Department of Public Works in Otsego.

He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and loved to read, especially old western novels.  

On February 26, 1965 in Otsego he married Patricia Warner who survives.

Also surviving are his children, James Vist of Arizona, Duwayne Burchette of Decatur and Danielle Burchette of Plainwell; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; his siblings, Carmen Raymond, Richard Burchette, Francis Stephenson and Kay Evans and his dog, Mazie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Floyd and siblings, Pete Sivits and Mary Ann Miner.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will be held at 9:30 A.M., Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego Township.

Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to the West Michigan Cancer Center.

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

Sherman G. Potter

June 25, 2018

Sherman G. Potter

Sherman passed away, Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his home in Alamo Township.

He was born April 17, 1934 in Neon, Kentucky, the son of Sherman and Thursie (Akers) Potter. Sherman had worked at Shakespeare Company for 10 years, Eaton Transmission for 18 years and at Woodwork Specialties for 13 years until his retirement.

In his free time he enjoyed woodworking, hunting and spending time with his family.

On June 28, 1954 in Kalamazoo he married Onalee Ordiway who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Sherman (Vanessa) Potter, Dawn Potter-Williams and Kenneth Potter; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and siblings, Tom Potter and Phyllis Duty.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Cecil, Joe, Anderson, Clifford, Jack, Mabel and Elia.

Friends may visit with Sherman’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Ray Brown officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Sherman may be made to Reverence Hospice or to the charity of your choice.

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

Robert D. Curry

June 20, 2018

Robert D. Curry

Bob passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born March 9, 1940 in Martin the son of Russell and Florence (Knight) Curry. For 42 years he had worked at Mead Paper Company until his retirement. Bob enjoyed fishing for pan fish and bass, bowling and spending time at the lake with family. He liked following the Detroit Tigers, U of M and attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events.

On June 16, 1962 in Plainwell he married Marva McFanin, his wife of 56 years who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Laurie (Terry) Hildebrand of Martin, Robert (Carie) Curry of Martin, Todd (Kelly) Curry of Otsego and Jeff Curry of Martin; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and his siblings, Jerry, Shirley, Jack and Larry.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Russ.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Bob’s family starting at 5:00 P.M., Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 7:00 P.M., with Celebrant, Bill Rose officiating.

Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

Thomas M. Balgoyen

June 18, 2018

Thomas M. Balgoyen

Tom passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at Life Care Center in Plainwell.

He was born March 24, 1930 in Allegan the son of Thomas “Marvin” and Frances (McConney) Balgoyen. Tom joined the US Army in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1957. He had worked at Philmore Equipment for 16 ½ years, Rockwell International for 30 years and had worked part time selling cars at the Allegan Chrysler Plymouth dealer for 10 years. Tom took pride in keeping his house and yard looking nice.

On June 21, 1954 in Burnips he married Barbara Bergman who survives.

Also surviving are his sons, Greg (Kim) Balgoyen of Allegan and Jeffrey Balgoyen of Holland; 3 grandchildren, Jenna, Aubrey and Hailey and his siblings, Bill of Allegan, Leonard of the Philippines and Laurel of Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dean.

Friends may visit with Tom’s family starting at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Allegan, until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Nathan Smith officiating.

Burial will follow with Military Honors at Hudson Corners Cemetery.

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

Carl Holland

June 13, 2018

Carl Holland

Carl was a devoted Christian, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday morning, June 13, 2018.

Carl was born May 26, 1919 in Kalamazoo to Everett and Cora (Deurloo) Holland. He grew up and learned the lessons of hard work in his father’s dairy. He attended Otsego Public Schools and believed himself to be the last of the Otsego Class of 1937. Carl owned Holland’s Dairy and retired from the Eaton Corporation in Kalamazoo in 1980. He completed a course at the Grand Rapids Baptist Bible College and a 5 year Moody Bible Institute Correspondence Course. He continued to study theology and prayed daily for his family. Carl was baptized at 9 years old at the Otsego Baptist Church and remained a member his whole life. On October 10, 1942 he married Kathleen Fuller at the Plainwell Baptist Church. They were married nearly 70 years, she preceded him in death on December 12, 2011.Carl enjoyed traveling extensively with his wife. Their destinations included Hawaii, Canadian National Parks and the Holy Land. He was an avid fan of his children’s sporting events at the high school and college level. Carl enjoyed weight lifting, tennis, golf, and sailing on Lake Michigan and the Gulf of Mexico off Florida. Although playing the accordion brought him much joy, his greatest joy was his study of the scriptures and his love for the Lord.

Survivors include his children, David (Sandy) Holland of Oshtemo, Daniel (Lynn) Holland of Austin, Texas, Donald (Cherie) Holland of Portage, Dale (Patricia) Holland of Plainwell, Carleen (James) Gilligan of Plainwell, and Marleen VanLent of Plainwell, 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and his sister Lucille Hocking Lesman.

Friends may visit with the family from 5 – 7 PM on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego. The family will greet friends at 10 AM Saturday at the Otsego Baptist Church where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM. Graveside Services will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Memorials may be made to the Otsego Baptist Church,  or the Hospice Care of South West Michigan.

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

 

Michael LaGrow

June 12, 2018

Michael LaGrow

Michael LaGrow of Otsego passed away peacefully at his home Sunday night, June 10, 2018. Michael was born July 5, 1950 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Ervin “Red” and Jean (Kranich) LaGrow. After graduating high school he served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Michael married Sally Newington on December 11 1981 in Otsego, Michigan at Peace Lutheran Church. He was a talented wood carver, making many beautiful creations. Michael enjoyed fishing, wherever he could, whenever he could, even competing in many Bass Tournaments. He owned and operated the M & S Bait and Tackle Shop on Pine Lake for 5 years, his inventory included his handmade fishing rods. Another business endeavor of his was his Pure Class Limo Service. Michael enjoyed working around the house, was good at keeping in touch with his family, and adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Sally; children, Becky (Kevin) Richardson of Kalamazoo, Lisa (Luis) Fuentes of Cedar Springs, Michigan, and Steven Scott of Pierson, Michigan; grandchildren, Meghan, Daniel, Katelyn, Skyler, Austin, Michael, Marissa and Alec; great grandchildren, Mirabell, E.J., and Adaline; and his siblings Ervin (Bonnie) LaGrow of Benton Harbor, Michigan, Donna (Jim) Hypock of Buchanan, Michigan; Dick (Jane) LaGrow of Lake Orion, Michigan, Bob (Deb) LaGrow of Kalamazoo, Dan (Renee) LaGrow of Oregon and Tina (Jim) Campbell of Muskegon. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson Stevie, siblings Bertha, Kathryn, Patricia, George, Ted, David and Larry.

Memorial services will be held at 11am on Friday June 15th at the Solid Rock Bible Church in Delton. Contributions in memory of Michael may be made to Solid Rock Bible Church. Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego is serving the family. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Paul Holtman

June 12, 2018

Paul Holtman

Paul Allen Holtman of Otsego, Michigan, was taken home peacefully to the Lord surrounded by his loving family on Monday, June 11, 2018.

Paul was born on April 28, 1940 in Kalamazoo to Claus and Ruth (VerHage) Holtman. He graduated from Richland High School. Paul married Connie Hurley on October 24, 1959 at the Plainwell United Methodist Church. He owned Holtman Chevrolet in Gobles, Michigan. Paul enjoyed his time outdoors waterskiing, fishing, hunting mushrooms, and especially deer hunting. He was a true sportsman, playing basketball and softball on the church league as well as racquetball. Paul was a man of faith and a lifelong member of the Twin Lakes Reformed Church in Kalamazoo. He teased his grandchildren lovingly by giving them silly names, stealing food off their plates, and getting in trouble with grandma until she would twist his ear and throw him in the pool. They loved it!

Paul is survived by his wife of 58 ½ years, Connie; daughters, Jill (David) Reyes, Vicki (Jay) Dunham, Dawn (Dennis) Brown and Ana (Dale) Hedberg; grandchildren, Heather Kiel; Cody Bonnell; Bailey Ray; Alexandra Pilch; John, Holt, and Skylar Dunham; Kendra, Emily and Dylan Brown; Levi, Asher and Vanessa Hedberg; great grandchildren, Peyton Brown and Alex Kiel; siblings, Art (Phyllis) Holtman, Grace Demi and Jean (Burt) Adam.

A Dessert Memorial Open House will be held on Tuesday June 19 at the residence. Family will gather at 6:30 pm and friends will be welcomed from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Memorials may be made to his family for final expenses.

Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego is serving the family. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

David Lukins

June 12, 2018

David Lukins

David Lukins of Delton, Michigan died while taking a walk around his property in Delton.

Dave was born August 2, 1961 in Plainwell to Dean and Mary (Clawson) Lukins. He grew up on a dairy farm. Dave graduated from Martin High School in 1979.His first job was working at Ash Industry. He was employed at the former Pet Milk company and current Bay Valley Food Company for 28 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, looking for mushrooms, and golfing. Dave was a kind person, always doing for others.

He is survived by his siblings, Teresa Arms of Martin, Daniel (Lin) Lukins of Plainwell and Joseph Lukins of Lansing, sister-in-law Penny Lukins of Kalamazoo and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friends. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert, brother-in-law Buel K. Arms Jr and by his best friend since childhood, Rick.

Those wishing to honor Dave are asked to preform a random act of kindness on his behalf.

Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego is serving the family. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Tadeusz “Tad” Gluchowski

June 9, 2018

Tadeusz “Tad” Gluchowski

Tad passed away Friday, June 8, 2018 in his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born November 7, 1951 in Drohiczyn Poland, son of Lucien and Michalina (Daniluk) Gluchowski. Tad immigrated to the US in 1978, where he met and married Sheryl (Foote). He co-owned and operated S&K Tool & Die Company in Kalamazoo for many years, and worked at Tengam Engineering at the time of his death.

Tad enjoyed his family, working, being outside or in his pole barn, auctions, and the company of his many friends.

Tad is survived by his wife Sheryl, children Aaron, Michalina and Elizabeth and grandchildren Tristen, Keegan, Aurora, Lochlan and Ezra, and numerous family members in Poland, including siblings Anna and Krzysztof, children Izabela & Rafal, several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 14, 2018, 5-7 PM at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego and Friday, June 15, 2018, 11 AM-Noon at Northbridge Church at 8824 Douglas Avenue. Funeral service will begin at Noon with the burial and a luncheon immediately following.

Gifts in memory of Tad will be divided between his favorite charities.

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

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