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Jean L. Merrill

Posted By Winkel Funeral Home On March 4, 2021 @ 3:55 pm In Obituaries | 5 Comments


Jean passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 at her home in Otsego.

She was born March 5, 1928 in Comstock, the daughter of Wilber and Helen (Bland) Betz. For more than 18 years Jean owned and operated an adult foster care out of her home. In her free time she enjoyed crafting, knitting, crocheting and spending time with her family and many friends at Baraga Manor. She was a member of Friendship Wesleyan Church in Plainwell.

Surviving are her children, Wayne Gilger of Marshall, Diane (Jim) Collins of Otsego and Bobbie (Jim) Forge of Midland; grandchildren, Dean, April, Alan, Sara, Tim and Anita; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, Henry Betz of Colorado and Carl Betz of Comstock along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit with Jean’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Friendship Wesleyan Church in Plainwell until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 P.M., with Pastor Kevin Smith officiating.

Burial will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Jean may be made to Christian Neighbors[1].

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