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Charlotte A. Burchett

Mrs. Charlotte “Char” Burchett entered into her eternal rest on December 26, 2021 at her home in Kalamazoo.

Char was born January 1, 1938 in Kalamazoo, MI, the daughter of Harry and Cora Ekema. She grew up and spent her life in the Alamo area. Char graduated from Otsego High School in 1956. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for State Farm and owned and operated Burchett Quality Tool with her husband until her retirement in 2005.

Char enjoyed attending church, Bible studies, taking care of her beautiful flower gardens and being with her family. On May 31, 1957 she was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Stanley, who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Cheryl (Len) Myers of Martin, Dennis (Patti) Burchett and Darrell (Lora) Burchett both of Kalamazoo; 7 grandchildren, Aaron (Brooke), Alex (Nikki), Andrew (Lindsey), Molly (Jacob), Kristi (Nicholas), Kalie (Tyler) and Shay; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Arlyn (Shirley) Ekema of Kalamazoo; sister-in-law, Chris Ekema of Mattawan along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her parents; infant sister, Beatrice; sister, Jeanne Weessies; and brothers, Roger and Rev. Bernard Ekema.

The family appreciates Kim Long and Connie Rose for taking care of Charlotte.

Friends may visit with Char’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Ray Brown officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Char may be made to the

Alzheimer’s Association


Centrica Care Navigators.

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Rod Boerman

December 27, 2021 at 12:15 pm

Stanley and family, so sorry for you loss. Char was such a wonderful person.


Jan Myers-Carpenter

December 27, 2021 at 6:25 pm

Cheryl, Len and family:

I’m so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Although I didn’t know her she must have been a wonderful

woman to have raised such a beautiful daughter. I’m sure she will be greatly missed in your family. We all

know she is now at peace and I pray you will be too in time.

Love Aunt Jan


Michele Pulver

December 27, 2021 at 9:16 pm

Cheryl, Dennis, I am so sorry for your excruciating loss of you Mother. There are no words. Praying peace and comfort surround you and your family during these difficult hours and days ahead . . .


Larry Elliott

December 28, 2021 at 10:20 am

Stan, Darrell & Family,

Our deepest sympathies over the loss of your wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.

Lynn & Larry Elliott


USA Earthworks LLC

December 28, 2021 at 9:17 pm

Aaron & Family

Our deepest sympathies in the passing of your grandmother. I pray for comfort in the knowledge that she is no longer in pain, and rejoicing in heaven.

You are in our Thoughts and Prayers,

Matt & Ashley Double


Stephanie Gobeil

December 29, 2021 at 7:22 pm

Darrell,Lora & family I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for peace and comfort for you all .

Stephanie Gobeil

& Brooke Steenholdt


Wendy Hendricks moyer

January 4, 2022 at 5:37 pm

My love and prayers to you all. I have fond memories of char. God give you all peace and comfort.


Dana Switzer

January 10, 2022 at 5:58 pm

I will really miss Aunt Charlotte but I hold dearly all the fun times we had together while I was growing up. Aunt Char was so sweet, kind and such a positive person to be around. I hope all of you heal and find peace and comfort that she is whole again and with all her loved ones that passed before her as she waits for the rest of us to join her. Love to all of you!

Dana, Andrew, Michael, Jonathan, Audrey

Bob and Barb


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