Claire E. Wycoff

Claire E. Wycoff

Gene passed on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Alamo Nursing Home.

He was born April 23, 1921 in Benton Harbor, the son of Clarence and Ida (Merrill) Wycoff. Gene served his country in the US Navy during World War II. For 15 years he had worked at the Rex Paper Mill and then at Menasha until his retirement in 1983. Gene enjoyed gardening, woodworking, bowling, working on car engines, following the Detroit Tigers and Lions, camping with his family and spending winters in Florida which he had done for 20 years. On March 22, 1941 in Kalamazoo he married Doris Hayward who passed on in 2005.

Surviving are his children, Terry (Fran) Wycoff of Plainwell, Dianne (Dick) Andrews of Kalamazoo, Kathy (Larry) Peterson and David (Paula) Wycoff both of Plainwell; 10 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren and his sister, Phyllis Bower.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doris; infant son, Claire; son, Thomas; granddaughters, Melody Demo and Sherry Rabb; and by his siblings, Ken, Floyd, Marion and Florence.

Friends may meet with Gene’s family Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 2-4 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego and from 10 A.M. Monday, February 16, 2015 until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

Burial will follow at Green Bower Cemetery in Alamo Township.

Contributions in memory of Gene may be made to the Alamo Nursing Home.

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  1. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you all and sending our most sincere sympathy to you. We hope that fond memories will help you through your grief. Thoughts, prayers, and sympathy are with you and your families. Take care now.

  2. Russell Hayward says:

    So very sorry for your loss! Love from the Hayward’s

  3. Scott and Marilyn Cook says:

    What a great man he was and will be in our minds. You are in our prayers

  4. Darl and Joyce Gilliland says:

    Sending our love and sympathy to all of the family. Gene was a very special man and we are so glad that he and your Mom were special people at church. Our prayers to you.

  5. robin preston says:

    i gonna miss u grandpa .

  6. Tammy Leonard says:

    Dave and family.. Much sympathy. Prayers for all. Tammy Leonard

  7. diane and john glessner says:

    Dear Kathy, Larry and family. We are so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. We are still in Florida and unable to make his service but please know we r praying for all of you. God be with you. Love and hugs, John and Diane

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