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Doris M. Porter

Doris M. Porter

Doris passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018, surrounded by her family at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell. She was born June 20, 1922 at home on 8th Street in Alamo Township, the daughter of Sheldon and Emily (Greeley) Blanchard. Doris was valedictorian of the Otsego High School Class of 1940 and a lifelong resident of the area. She had attended Parsons Business ...   Read complete obituary here  

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George L. Klaeren

George L. Klaeren

George passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born January 26, 1933, in Elmhurst, Illinois the son of Michael and Edna (Overocker) Klaeren. As an athlete for Mendon High School, he earned All-State Honors in football. George proudly served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He earned ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Warren W. McKinstry

Warren W. McKinstry

Warren passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born April 1, 1935 in Kalamazoo, the son of Clifford and Desdamona (Owen) McKinstry. Warren proudly served his country in the US Air Force. For many years he had worked in residential construction in Arizona and Arkansas and then returned to Michigan. He had also ...   Read complete obituary here  

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William J. “Jim” Dennis

William J. “Jim” Dennis

Jim passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Alamo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 18, 1933 in Otsego, the son of Marshall and Helen (Coburn) Dennis. Jim proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War and in the Army Reserves. For many years he had worked for General Motors until his retirement. A lifelong resident ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Sara Graff

Sara Graff

Sara passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 after sustaining injuries from an accident on Easter. She was born June 11, 1984 in Plainwell to Brenda Snyder and Wayne Graff.  Sara graduated from Gobles High School in 2002 and continued her education at Kalamazoo Valley Community College where she studied C.A.D and I.T. She had excellent typing and computer ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Michael Wright

Michael Wright

Michael passed away unexpectedly at his home n Otsego Sunday morning, April 8, 2018. He was born November 4, 1972 in Piqua, Ohio to Robert and Betty Jo (Hibberd) Wright. Mike was a diesel mechanic and passionate about his work. He loved the beach, traveling, camping and listening to music. He is survived by his wife, Tara of Grand Junction; mother, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Joseph Lee III

Joseph Lee III

Joseph passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at his home. He was born September 14, 1983 in Kalamazoo to Sheila and Joseph Lee II. Joseph enjoyed the outdoors and worked trimming and felling trees. His job and his beard made him a natural lumberjack. Joseph was a motorcycle enthusiast and a loyal Lions Football fan. His greatest joy was hanging out with ...   Read complete obituary here  

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James A. Endres

James A. Endres

James passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home in Kalamazoo. He was born January 17, 1930 in Covington, KY, the son of William and Hennrietta (Foremeyer) Endres and grew up on the family farm in Independence, KY. Jim proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. For 34 years he had worked at General Motors until his retirement. In ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Donald B. Moore

Donald B. Moore

Donald passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 surrounded by his family at his home in Otsego. He was born May 17, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the son of Adelbert and Elizabeth (Masset) Moore. For many years Don had worked as the superintendent of machines at the Mead Corporation until his retirement in 1987. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, hunting, farming, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Floyd C. Van Meter Jr.

Floyd C. Van Meter Jr.

Floyd passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born September 25, 1946 in Kalamazoo the son of Floyd Sr. and Gladys (Delbridge) Van Meter. Floyd had worked at Murco Meat Packaging in Plainwell and most recently at Lake Park Industries in Indiana. In his free time he enjoyed riding his bike and moped, working ...   Read complete obituary here  

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