Thomas J. Miller

July 16, 2019

Thomas J. Miller

Thomas J. Miller died Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 4, 1962 in Pontiac, Michigan to Dick and Peg Miller. Tom’s proficiency in math and his determination to learn how things work, led to an education at GMI where he earned his Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was employed at GM in Lansing for 25 years. Tom and Will then joined Lisa at their bed and breakfast in Omena where he enjoyed preparing breakfast and conversing with guests. He also was the Quality Manager at EaglePicher Technologies in Traverse City, and most recently, was a Quality Director at MEC in Byron Center, Michigan. It was while working in Lansing that he met and fell in love with Lisa. They were married September 20, 2001 in Las Vegas. He enjoyed doing home improvement projects, shopping at Menards and researching anything that caught his fancy. He loved spending time with his friends and family most of all. He would share his photography, cook great meals, vacation, and relax, all while being surrounded by his friends and family. He adored his dogs and was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings. He had a great sense of humor and lived his life to the fullest.

Survivors include his wife Lisa; son William, of Kalamazoo; siblings, Mary Ann Sens (Don) of Grand Forks, North Dakota; Martha Theilmann (Richard) of Wayzata, Minnesota; Kate Snodgrass of Dayton, Ohio; Beth Miller (Cal Entinger) of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Margaret DeWitt (Scott) of Marietta, Georgia and Bob Miller of Three Oaks, Michigan; many nieces and nephews, his mother-in-law Linda Hallett of Plainwell; sister-in-law, Jodie Giltrop of Plainwell and brother-in-law Kevin Scott (Vicky) of Plainwell. He was preceded in death by his mother Peg. His father Dick passed July 16, 2019.

Friends may visit with Tom’s family on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where the Rosary will be recited at 6:45 pm. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Margaret Church in Otsego. Private burial at Hillside Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to Esophageal Cancer (ECAA) . Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Morris R. Stoughton Jr.

July 13, 2019

Morris R. Stoughton Jr.

Morrie passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at his home in Otsego.

He was born December 11, 1930 in Otsego, the son of Morris Sr. and Audrey (Edson) Stoughton. Morrie graduated from Otsego High School in 1949. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Morrie enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, chopping wood and gardening.

He had a very strong faith and was a hard working Christian man. Morrie was happiest when surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always where he was needed whether they knew it or not. On March 3, 1951 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, he married Jeanette Curtis who passed away in 2002.

Surviving are his children, Lee (Vicki) Stoughton, Robert (Judy) Stoughton, Gregg (Laurel) Stoughton, Robin (Kevin) Boulter and Jerry (Christine) Stoughton; grandchildren, Kyle, Chris, Jason, Jessica, Paul, Sarah, David, Samantha, Erick, Brandi, Trevor and Garret; 14 great-grandchildren and his siblings, Betty Galloway, Eva Belding and Linda Clark.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and siblings, Don and Marv Stoughton and Shirley Campbell.

Friends may visit with Morrie’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 17, 2019 with Carol Hoeve officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

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

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

Josephine V. Daggett

July 2, 2019

Josephine V. Daggett

Josephine passed away Monday, July 1, 2019 at Vicinia Gardens in Otsego.

She was born September 6, 1921 in Knoblick, Missouri, the daughter of Jonah and Martha (Watkins) Clark. Josephine enjoyed gardening dancing, traveling and fishing. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Kalamazoo Antique Automobile Club.

Surviving are her children, Madonna (Don) Steele and Mike (Cindy) Daggett; grandchildren, Jeff Steele, Wendy (Mike) Wallace; Russell (Christina) Steele and Dawn (Rick) Baad; 9 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Russell; brothers, Sanford; Dan and Roy Clark; sisters, Flora, Eliza, Lettie, Lora, Opal, Minnie, Esther and Eleanor.

A private family graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo.

Contributions in memory of Josephine may be made to the Humane Society.

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

Kathryn M. Briese

June 27, 2019

Kathryn M. Briese

Kathy passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at her home in Plainwell.

She was born June 10, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Arthur and Dorothy (Marshall) Gee. Kathy enjoyed trips to Wal-Mart and being part of the PTA when her children were younger. She was lovable and “real” and enjoyed her community activities, being grandma Katie and making people laugh.

Surviving are her children, Jerry (Molly) Gee of Colorado, Joe (Jessica) Ablan of Richland and Bridgit Ablan of Missouri; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and her brother, James.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Mike Briese; son, Gregory; grandson, Justin and siblings Gary, Tom, Pat and Florence.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Kathy’s family from 1:00 P.M., Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the memorial service at 3:00 P.M. with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

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

Richard R. Brewer

June 26, 2019

Richard R. Brewer

Rick passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Plainwell.

He was born September 10, 1950 in Plainwell the son of Richard and Helen (Minegar) Brewer. Rick was a 1969 Plainwell High School graduate. He had worked at Allegan Tubular Products for 23 years until his retirement in 2013.

Rick loved cars which started with his ’72 Dodge Demon. He also enjoyed hill racing with his motorcycles, big and small tractors, telling family stories and having the newest TV or stereo.

On October 4, 1969 in Otsego he married Connie Lanz who survives.

Also surviving are his son, Jerry (Karrie) Brewer of Plainwell; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; siblings, Sandy (Richard) Kurtz of Richland and Vicki (Jeff) Massey of Plainwell; step-siblings, Dave (Wendy) Conner, Cecil (Shirley) Conner and Barb (Bruce) Holzhausen; many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Buddy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and step-sister, Rita Jacobs.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 1, 2019, at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

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

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

Richard E. Cook

June 25, 2019

Richard E. Cook

Rich passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born June 30, 1977 in Kalamazoo the son of Barry and Cindy (Sage) Cook. Rich was kind hearted, a great friend and a wonderful father. He enjoyed basketball, golf, softball and University of Michigan Football. More than anything Rich loved his daughter and spending time with her.

Surviving are his daughter, Meara Cook of Delton, sisters, Amanda and Angie Cook; aunts, Vickie (Bill) Erwin, Becky (Randy) Feathers and Sally Ford along with several nieces and nephews and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Friends may visit with Rich’s family starting at 1:00 P.M., Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 3:00 P.M., with Pastor Ray Brandon officiating.

Cremation will follow.

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

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

Laquieta J. Rice

June 25, 2019

Laquieta J. Rice

Laquieta passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born January 24, 1934 in Mancelona, the daughter of Harold and Irma (Hough) Fillmore. Laquieta was a hard worker and had raised 7 children on her own. She believed in guardian angels and was a free spirit who lived life to the fullest. Laquieta loved dogs and country western music and having a cold Budweiser with her friends and family. She liked collecting porcelain baby dolls and angels.

Surviving are her children, John, Wyatt, Scott, Paul, Brian, Kelly and Pam; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Connie Fillmore and Ella Stoll; brother, Ronald Fillmore along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and grandson, Matthew.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

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

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

Kenneth W. Kling

June 25, 2019

Kenneth W. Kling

Ken passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at Allegan County Medical Care Community.

He was born June 16, 1932 in Plainwell the son of William and Rose (Winters) Kling. Ken worked at Rockwell International in Allegan for 36 years. After his retirement he went to work at Boylan Sales for 16 years. 

He enjoyed antique cars, especially Ford Falcons, going to car shows and swap meets, working in the woods, cutting wood and camping at Schnable Lake for 16 years. Ken was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego.

On June 13, 1975 he married Shirley Norris who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Randy Kling, Roger (Genia) Kling and Dale Kling; step-son, Steven Norris; 7 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, William and Arthur Kling; sisters, Myrtle Bolton, Loretta Harder, Norma Bolton and Crystal Somervill and by his step-son, James Norris.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Ken’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 with Pastor Nathaniel Timmermann officiating.

A private family burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

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

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

Mary Howrigon

June 13, 2019

Mary Howrigon

Mary passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 12, 2019. She was born to George and Elizabeth Gehring on June 27, 1955.

She leaves behind her husband of 43 years, Richard Howrigon, 2 sons, Ryan (Trisha) of Portage and Sean (Megan) of Elmhurst, Illinois; daughter, Nino (Dato) Dekanozishvilli of the Republic of Georgia; 8 grandchildren, Brayden, Kellan, Claire, Elias, Titus, Silas, Masho and Dato; brother, Tom (Betty) Gehring of Gobles; sisters and brothers –in-law, Mike (Sherry) Hanson of Otsego and Dave (Karen) Howrigon of Tennessee; mother-in-law, Clara Howrigon of Otsego along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law, Jack Howrigon.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Mary’s family from 10:30 A.M., Monday, June 17, 2019 at the First Congregational Church of Otsego until the time of the memorial service at noon, with Pastor Don Boss officiating.

Private family burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery at a later time.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Mary may be made to Christian Neighbors.

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

Ted M. Kisabeth

June 12, 2019

Ted M. Kisabeth

Ted M. Kisabeth of Alma, MI gained his wings February 8, 2019 at the Masonic Home in Alma. He was born March 22, 1934 in Pennsylvania, the son of Everett and Essie (Cook) Kisabeth. He graduated from Newberry High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On June 28, 1958 he married Mary Joanne Feneley who passed away in 2010. In the 1960’s Ted moved from the U.P to the east side of the state and had worked at Caterpillar for many years. In 1988 Ted returned to the U.P. and worked at Soders Fish and Hunt and Watsons. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, fixing lawn mowers and boat motors, gardening and trips to the casino. For the past 11 years Ted had lived at the Masonic Home in Alma. There he enjoyed doing the mail and paper routes. He really went out of his way to make people smile and help brighten their day. He was the best.

Surviving are his daughter, Maria (Rob) Busk; grandchildren, Brandon and Trevor Busk; his brother, Jack (Shirley) Kisabeth; sisters-in-law, Donna Kisabeth and Terry Feneley and brother-in-laws, Ross Feneley, Ken Feneley and Pat Feneley. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; siblings, Fred Kisabeth, Jean Cochrane, Helen Kisabeth and Jerry Kisabeth; his father and mother-in-law, Doug and Emma Feneley and sisters-in-law, Peggy St. Charles and Judy Feneley.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Curtis, Michigan. A luncheon will follow at the Curtis Community Building.

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

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