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Eugene C. Myers

Eugene passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Borgess Pipp Hospital in Plainwell.

He was born July 3, 1934 in Allegan the son of Clifford and Lois (Sweet) Myers. Eugene graduated from Otsego High School in 1952 and was a lifelong resident of the area. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Eugene had worked at Schaffer’s Bakery and then at General Motors at the Kalamazoo plant for 27 years retiring in 1993.

He enjoyed gardening, bowling on a league with his sons, camping at the Moose Lodge, following the Detroit Tigers, Lions and the Big 10 College Teams, going to classic car shows and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Otsego Moose Lodge.

In November 1962 in Lowell he married Ruth Ann Kinyon who survives.

Also surviving are his sons, Marty (Becky Sonnevil) Myers of Plainwell, Jeffrey (Andrea) Myers of Byron Center, Gregg (Cheri) Myers of Plainwell and Gene (Stephanie) Myers of Plainwell; 10 grandchildren, Josh A., Josh D., Marc, Matt, Jordan, Shelby, Abigail, Jessica, Alison and Paige; 2 great-grandchildren, Deklin and Daxton and siblings, George, Les, Marion, Lucille and Kate.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Vern, Larry, Irene, Bertha and Alton.

Friends may meet with Eugene’s family from 6-8 P.M., Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, March 15, 2019 with Celebrant MaryAnn DeVries officiating.

Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030.

A private family burial with take place at Trowbridge Methodist Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Eugene may be made to

American Heart Association

or the

American Diabetes Association


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Jan Myers

March 11, 2019 at 5:48 pm

Ruthann, Marty, Jeff, Greg and Gene. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Eugene was a great brother-in-law and I have lot’s of fond memories

of him. Larry will be happy to greet him in Heaven. Love you all, Jan


Diane E Jones

March 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Please know that are thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Diane and Gary Jones


Butch Mickey and Aaron Falor

March 11, 2019 at 8:16 pm

Myers family we are so sorry for your loss! Thinking of you during this difficult time.


Sandy Kirk

March 11, 2019 at 8:21 pm

Sorry for your loss Geneprays an hugs to your family


Rhonda Wiler

March 11, 2019 at 8:33 pm

So sorry to here about Eugene. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the entire Family. Rhonda Jones Wiler


Jim and Janet pearson

March 11, 2019 at 10:12 pm

Greg and family. Sorry about your dad.

You’re all in our thoughts and prayers.

Hopefully you have lots of memories to

Remember during these hard times.


Alice Kinyon

March 12, 2019 at 7:12 am

Ruthann, Marty, Greg, Jeff and Gene sorry for your loss will be praying for the family.


Sheila Pratt

March 12, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Gregg and Family.

Please know, you are not alone, during your time of sorrow. Called home to rest, Because our GOD, know for each of is this life on earth, what is best.


Sheila R. Pratt


Sherry & Bill Harrison

March 12, 2019 at 9:03 pm

Prayers to the entire family So sorry for the loss of your dad husband grandpa . Cherish there great memories you have of him let them be your guide to get you through this tough time .


Terrie Gammons

March 13, 2019 at 5:57 am

Dear Ruth ,

My heart aches for you and your family at the loss of Gene. He was a kind and caring man. May god bless you and your family and may your memories give you comfort .


Dick & Sharalyn Downing & Bette Mahieu

March 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm

RuthAnn & Family

Our prayers are with you an family at the loss of Gene.

He was a gentle & kind man.

May God Bless you thru this time.


Dick & Sharalyn & Bette


Janet Orr

March 14, 2019 at 11:18 am

Gene, Stephanie, and family,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved father.

My thoughts are with you.

Love, Aunt Janet


Danny & Frances Miller

March 14, 2019 at 1:42 pm

I remember Eugene as being a very special Uncle to me. He always greeted me warmly, with a smile and nice things to say. I will never forget when I was 19, Eugene and Ruthann came to see our band perform. A very kind and loving soul to all. He will be missed. The world would be a much better place with more like him. Ruthann, Marty, Greg, Jeff and Gene, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there. Our Savior has welcomed him home along with family that has passed. Family is forever.


Bill and Brenda Blair

March 14, 2019 at 8:53 pm

Dearest Myers cousins….I always enjoy visiting with all of you at the Myers summer reunion. Eugene was always friendly, and I will miss his smile and greeting. Blessings to all of you who mourn his passing.

Love and prayers from one of your Grinage cousins….Brenda Blair


Shelly Wubben and Family

March 15, 2019 at 10:47 am

We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Eugene. He was a lot fun to be around and was always kind to everyone. He will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you handle each day one at a time.


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