Gale passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at Alamo Nursing Home.
He was born December 15, 1936, in Kalamazoo, the son of Glen and Marjorie (Gay) Emmons. For many years he worked at North America Aluminum in Parchment and had owned and operated Gales Bike Shop in Plainwell. In his spare time Gale enjoyed fishing, camping and loved taking trips up north.
On November 21, 1997 he married Patricia Sutherland who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Jeffery (Deborah) Emmons of Kalamazoo, Sarah Lindeman of Plainwell, Wendy (Rich) Hardey of Gobles, Jason (Debbie) Emmons of Vicksburg, Christine (Jeff) Noble of Kalamazoo, Larry Fox of Plainwell and James (Kimberly) Fox of Bloomingdale; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; siblings, Gary, Glenora, Randy, Will and Margie along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Nancy; son, Wesley and siblings, Glenna, Gilbert and Gaylord “Butch”.
Friends may visit with Gale’s family from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM, Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a private family funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Friday, March 26, 2021 with Celebrant Mary Ann DeVries officiating. A live stream will be available here: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1128628
Burial will follow at Mallory Cemetery in Allegan.
With covid-19 guideline, 25 people will be allowed at a time, masks and social distancing will be required.
Contributions in memory of Gale may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.