Betty J. Collick

Betty J. Collick

Betty passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at her home in Kalamazoo.

She was born March 9, 1933 in Marshall to Mr.& Mrs. West. Betty had worked for Gibson Guitar for 18 years and for GM for 15 years. In her spare time she enjoyed working in her flower gardens, watching the hummingbirds and shopping. Betty enjoyed staying busy and was always working or taking care of her family. For 63 years she was married to Richard “Hank” Collick who passed away in 2013.

Surviving are her children, Pamela Collick of Portage, Cindy (Glen) Canavera of Washington State, Richard Jr. (Mandy) Collick of Kalamazoo, Diana Collick of Three Rivers, Deb (Steve) Burd of Plainwell and Lisa Decker of Plainwell; 8 grandchildren, Michelle, Scott (Courtney), Bryon (Jennifer), Greg (Tabitha), Jessica, Branden, Ryan and Blake; 13 great-grandchildren, Devin, Kaylee, Sarah, Kimberley, Hunter, Andrew, Maygen, Trent, Conner, Chase, Ally, Luci and Kylee; 1 great-great-grandchild, Joseph and her siblings, Freda Allison of Otsego, Fred Caffery of Lansing and George Rogers of Battle Creek.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Maxine (Ison) Goulette, her husband, Richard and brother, Robert Caffery.

Friends may meet with Betty’s family starting at 1:00 P.M. Monday, October 3, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Steve Nichols officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Berean Baptist Church in Portage.

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  1. Tammy L .Banks says:


    So sorry to hear about the death of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief. Always loved to see your mom’s smile.

    In Christ,

  2. Pat "Burd" Clingenpeel says:

    Dear Pam & Steve,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom passing on. It is always
    so hard to let them go. The only thing we do know, is that
    they are in the arms of our Heavenly Father.
    You will see your Mom again when our good Lord calls
    you home…..Thank God for Memories….They keep us going.

    Love you both,
    Aunt Pat

  3. Sheryl Bowman says:

    Oh Pam, it’s so hard to lose your mom; no one loves you like your mom does. You’ll be in my prayers during this time of deep sorrow.

  4. August Lee Hardesty, Jr. says:

    My sincere condolences to the extended Collick family.

  5. susan elben elliott says:

    I am so sorry for our prayers and thoughts are with you all.I was born on her birthday and didn’t know until today.I love you all ! if there is anything I can do please let me know. 269-330-8731

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