David J. Fergusson

David J. Fergusson

David passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Life Care Center in Plainwell.

He was born March 9, 1943 in Plainwell the son of Lloyd and Doris (DeBryne) Ferguson. For many years David had worked for Rockwell Manufacturing in Allegan. He enjoyed fixing and building things, spending time in his barn working on motors and tractors, keeping up his lawn and most of all he loved spending time with his family . In 1963 in Allegan he married Claudette Wesseling who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Trisha (Mark) Hipp of Florida and Tammy (Kevin) DeRyke of Otsego; grandchildren, Jacob Cannon, Logan Brown, Bailey Brown, Brandon DeRyke and Kyle DeRyke; siblings, Don (Sherri) Ferguson, Jackie (Hubert) Friar, Nancy Ackley and Terry Fields along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Todd Fergusson and grandson, Anthony Cannon.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Minister Gretchen Kershaw officiating.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego at a later time.

Contributions in memory of David may be made to Gift of Life.

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

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  1. Sue Lindsey says:

    Claudette and Family…… so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. My thought and prayers will be with you at this time… hold on to the memories and share them often…. God Bless you and your family.

  2. Mike DeBruyne says:

    I’m am very sorry for your loss David was a great person and our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Mike and Tammy DeBruyne

  3. Gretchen Kershaw says:

    Claudette and Family…I am so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. He truly was an amazing man who loved his family. He was always so kind to my mom and me and I’m thankful for the time I got to spend with him out at his house in his barns and learning about tractors. May the GOOD LORD bless, comfort and give you all the strength you need in the days going forward. We love you guys and we are praying for you all.

  4. Brittany Ferguson says:

    I keeping thinking and thinking of a word to describe the wonderful man that my uncle was. I don’t think just one word would do it… he was funny, hard working, caring, proud, determined, kind and my favorite kookie! Every Christmas we would always get each other practical joke gifts. I remember one Christmas I was a little disappointed because I thought all he got me was a jar of nuts. Well i should have known something was up because he had the biggest grin on his face. He had me open the jar and lone and behold a coiled snake jumped out at me. There was never a dull moment when he was around! I can honestly say that I am a better person for knowing and laughing with him! I really miss you Uncle Dave, but I know you are up there smiling down on all of us!

  5. Mary Brewster Brennan says:

    Trisha and Tammy I’m sorry for your loss. I am praying for you both, your families and your mom. God be with you all.

  6. Pat "Leonard" Clingenpeel says:

    Dear Claudette & Family,
    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one.
    I have known David since we started Kindergarten together
    many, many years ago. David was always a very sweet young
    man all through our school days. Although I have not seen David
    in many years, I have wonderful memories of my classmate.
    Although David has gone on ahead…he will be waiting.
    May God Bless & sustain you through this time…..

    Pat “Leonard” Clingenpeel

  7. Trudy Snyder Groen says:

    Claudette and family you are in my prayers. I havent seen you or David in years. Just no the memories you have will keep you going until you meet again. He is in a better place and is watching down on you .

  8. Jill Friar says:

    Uncle Dave always had a sense of humor – like Brittany shared, always trying to pull one over on you. He was witty and kind. He was ready to help whenever he could. He was crafty and could build anything – I still have a few cherished Christmas wooden pieces he proudly gave to me 25 years ago. I know these past few years have been painful for him on so many levels but he still gave his best trying to fight through it. God bless you Claudette and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Jill

  9. Sherry Duvall says:

    Tammy, Words can’t express how sorry I am for the loss of your Dad!
    Remember the loving times you spent with him and know he is still there with you, as your Angel to look after you!
    My thoughts are with you and your Family at this rough time!
    Love ya Girl!

  10. Roge Dalrymple says:

    Dear Claudette & Family,

    I am so sorry to here about Dave. He will be missed by many.

    Thinking of you at this rough time.

    Roger Dalrymple

  11. Jeanie and Phil Nichols says:

    We were so sad to hear that David had passed away. He was such a loving man. We pray that God will surround your family with love, comfort and strength.

  12. Lesley Bodjack says:

    Tammy, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  13. Pam McQueer/DeBruyne says:

    Claudette and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I must tell you when I heard that David passed away I instantly thought of what a reunion it was for David too see and hold Todd again. With that thought the tears began, what a talented craftsman David was and my Daddy’s look alike. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers and just find peace in knowing he is with Todd ,his parents and many many family members It is hard to find the strength to go on at these times but God gives us what we need during the hours of despair. I have found comfort in knowing that we must love so unselfishly in these times to let them go, easier said than done I know, but he was a DeBruyne and as my Daddy always told me they are tough….and he taught you all to love hard, enjoy life, buy a pair of bibs, pop a top and let it be what it will be! David hug my Daddy for me and Claudette your an amazing woman…put on your bibbs and reflect back on the amazing man you married. Love to you all
    Pam McQueer

  14. Dennis McConney says:

    Claudette I am so sorry to hear of your loss ,as you know Dave was a great friend for many years and will be greatly missed.

  15. Jerry&Darlene Gant says:

    Claudette,we are so sorry to hear about David.Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  16. Pam Kuiper says:

    Claudette and Family:

    So sorry to read about Daves passing. Loosing your friend and husband is the hardest thing we women face. I share your grieif and loss. He was a kind and good spirit. Prayers for comfort to you and your girls.


  17. rRck and Mary Howrigon says:

    Claudette and family
    just heard of the passing of Dave . Please know our thoughts are with all of you. May your memories keep him alive.

  18. Louis Reinoso says:

    Claudette, Trisha & Tam,
    Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your husband (Claudette), and father (Trisha & Tam).
    I admired how much he loved his wife and children. He showed his love for you through much patience and understanding. He knew how much you loved him, and he loved you just as much. I will always be grateful to him for embracing me without question. It was my sincere honor to know him, and he will continue to live in my memory for a very long time. He was the man that I wish some day to become.
    Again, and although late, please accept my sincerest condolences.

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