Jean Zwiers

Jean Zwiers

Jean passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo.

She was born August 26, 1932 in Otsego the daughter of Elmer and Cleora (Frost) Brenner. Jean was a 1950 Otsego High School graduate. For 30 years she was a bookkeeper for Wykstra Oil and in her spare time was a volunteer at the Martin Resource Center. Jean enjoyed making her daily trip to McDonalds to have a cup of coffee and visit with her friends. She also enjoyed spending the winters in Florida. On February 15, 1950 she married David Zwiers who passed away in 1995.

Surviving are her daughter, Terri Macak of Otsego; grandchildren, Tracy (Todd) Boekeloo, Terry (Jason) Fiala, Sara (John) Saylor and Katey Fuhrman; great-grandchildren, Logan Crespo, Rachel Boekeloo, Leanna Saylor and another due soon; her sister, Joan Lewis of Allegan and sister-in-law, Marjorie Roe of FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Chris in 1972 and by her son-in-law, Robert Macak earlier this year.

Friends may visit with Jean’s family Thursday, October 1, 2015 starting at noon at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Jean may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest MI.

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  1. Michael & Kathy Harris says:

    So sorry to hear of Jeans passing.We always enjoyed visiting with her at McDonalds. We will miss her.

  2. Gail Morey says:

    Terri sorry for your lose. She was a favorite aunt.

  3. Dee Krcatovich says:

    Terri, Sara and entire family, I was so sorry when I read the news of your Mom’s and Grandmother’s passing. Life has delivered some hard blows to your family recently, and I can’t imagine what you must be going through. I pray that God with His abundant love and kindness will give you peace and comfort as you now deal with this loss. God gives us trials to deal with all the time, but He is also so good that he will bring us through them. If He takes you to it, He will take you through it. Trust and believe, which I know you do, and your faith will get you through.

    God Bless you and your family,

  4. Kristie Conrad says:

    I’m so sorry for your families loss. Sending thoughts of peace and comfort your way.

  5. Martin Area Resource Center says:

    We so enjoyed having Jean volunteer at the Martin Resource Centerr. Her smile brightened many days and her positive attitude was a boost to times when the work was difficult.
    Our first director, Marcia Beare, appreciated Jean’s help with tasks at hand and many times I would hear their laughter coming from the office when Jean was there.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this period of loss and grief.

  6. Michael Sanders says:

    I am sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and your family. She will be missed.

  7. Terry & Char Bonnell says:

    Dear Terri & Sara,
    We are praying that God’s love gives you strength and wisdom as you continue through this difficult time. Always remember, we are here to help you, friend.

    Terry & Char

  8. Phil & Cindy Banner says:

    Terri, just heard about your mom. So sorry for your loss.

  9. Kandy Steinke says:

    Terri and Family:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. You have been so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend. I pray that God gives you strength and peace.



  10. Roxanne Orr says:

    Terri and family:
    My deepest sympathy for you all. You have been dealt a heavy blow these last few months. So very sorry!! If you need ANYTHING TerrI, you know where to reach me. I know she is at peace with your dad, Chris and Bob.
    With love, Roxanne

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