Colin E. Landells

Colin E. Landells

Colin Edward Landells age 82 passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at his home in Otsego.

He was born October 12, 1934 in Kalamazoo the son of Thomas and Marie (Cannom) Landells. Colin served his country in the United States Army. He began his career as a firefighter in Kalamazoo in the mid 1950’s, rising to the rank of Assistant Chief. After the fire and police departments merged Colin served as the Captain of the Patrol Division until his retirement in 1986. During his retirement he had worked for the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office and the county courts.

In his spare time he loved to go hunting and was well known for his “hunting condo”.  He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, his tractors and barn, taking care of his lawn and following the Detroit Tigers. In 1957 he married Dorothy Bultema who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Joette (Gary) Krusinga of Kalamazoo, Jill (Glenn) Moore of Lowell and Jane (Randy) Korthase of Boyne City; grandchildren, Erin (Joe) Licari, Shea (Ashley) Miller, Colin (Amy) Moore, Jake Krusinga and Charlie Krusinga; great-granddaughter, Clara Ruth Moore and his siblings, Marian Murphy and Thomas Landells.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Colin’s family starting at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M. with Celebrant, Bill Rose officiating.

Contributions in memory of Colin may be made to Reverence Home Health and Hospice.

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  1. Bill & Brenda Standish says:

    Dear Dottie and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Colin will leave a big footprint in the hearts of everyone who knew him.

  2. Bob and Teresa Galloway says:

    Dot and family our thoughts and prays are with you. I am sure you all have great memories to hold tight. Hugs to you.

  3. Bob & Carol Dalton says:

    Dear Dottie & Family, Sending our love and prayers to all of you. We have great memories of Ed (Colin) and our dinners out and visiting with you both. Will miss him. Blessings to all.

  4. Dolores Ferrero says:

    My sincere condolences to family and friends. May you find peace in your memories. His legacy lives on in every like he touched.

  5. Nancy/Glenn Nevelle says:

    Dot & Family. We cannot begin to tell you how sorry we were to hear about Ed. He was such a sweet friend. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs. Nancy

  6. Ray & Judy Fuller says:

    To Dorothy and family, Judy and I wish you our deepest condolences to the loss of Ed.
    I worked with Ed for years on both the Kalamazoo Fire Department, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety & Allegan County Sheriff Department. We had good times together, always had things to talk about.
    Rest in peace my friend, I know you will be missed.

    Ray & Judy Fuller

  7. Laura and Glenn Smith says:

    Dear Sweet Aunt Dot, Joey, Jill and Jane:
    Our hearts go out to you in this time of sadness. Keep the love you remember with the memories you cherish. Uncle Colin was a great guy who always had just the right thing to say in a quiet way. He is a part of you all.

    Huge hugs to you all, you are in our thoughts.

    Laura and Glenn

  8. Laura Deerwester says:

    My heart is so heavy to hear of Ed’s passing. He was a great boss and a very kind man. I have so many memories of him while working for him at the Kalamazoo Department of Safety. Thinking of you all during this difficult time! Take care.

    Laura Deerwester

  9. Kathi Fuss says:

    So sorry to hear of Colin’s passing!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  10. Dave Person says:

    I got to know Ed back in the ’70s when I was police and fire reporter for the Kalamazoo Gazette. I can honestly say he was one of the nicest, most sincere and helpful people I ever came in contact with. Please accept my sympathies on the loss of a first-class individual.

    Dave Person

  11. Debbie Fry Kruse says:

    Thoughts and prayers to Dot and family. I enjoyed working with Ed at the courthouse. He always made me smile!

  12. Bruce and Judy VanTilburg says:

    Dottie, so sorry to hear of Colin’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you and all your family. Will always remember all the wonderful times at Kiby Creek etc. Love to you, Judy & Bruce

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