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Brenda Bumgart-Spitzer

Brenda Bumgart-Spitzer Plainwell passed away, Monday, August 14, 2023 in Kalamazoo. Brenda was born February 13, 1950 in Moulton, AL, the daughter of Ralph and Hazel (Terry ) Bumgart.

She moved to Michigan as a young child and graduated from Otsego High School. Brenda loved to shop!

Surviving are her daughter, Melissa Russell and her grandchildren, Brittni Tucker and Blake Russell; her sister, Marty (Tom) Meert; her brother, Bill (Teresa) Bumgart; nephews, Brian (Karey) Meert, Kevin (Mindy) Meert and Trevor (Haley) Bumgart; nieces Tara (Jake) Drewyor and Tessa (Charles) Crouch and  niece-in-law, Shannon Meert.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her nephew, Ryan Meert, her great nieces, Connor Meert and MaKenna Bumgart.

Friends may meet with Brenda’s family at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego starting at 11 A.M. Friday, August 18, 2023 until the time of the service at Noon. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Brenda may be made to the family or to DC Strong.

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Chuck and Helen Setter

August 15, 2023 at 5:13 pm

Chuck and I are very sorry for your loss. Bumgarts were our neighbors for many years. Prayers for you all.


Mike & Chris VanDenBerg

August 16, 2023 at 8:22 am

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.


Gail & Ron Tutewiler

August 16, 2023 at 3:25 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about Brenda. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.


Teresa VanLent

August 16, 2023 at 5:28 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss , praying your memories of Brenda will give you peace❤️


Sally Lee Thaxton Betzner

August 16, 2023 at 6:20 pm

I am so sorry for your loss knew Marty in school and remember her sister. My heart is with you.


Michael Peat

August 16, 2023 at 8:07 pm

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.


Karna Lee Baker

August 17, 2023 at 6:23 pm

My heart aches for you All…

I feel it too.. an empty spot to the depth of my soul…

Faith in our God Jesus we pray for comfort, in time…

I love you all–

Blessed rest my dearest friend… till we meet again…


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