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Grace D. Herbert

Grace passed away Friday, November 12, 2021 surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home in Plainwell.

She was born November 21, 1930, the daughter of Jesse and Sarah “Mattie” (Mohler) Shoemaker. For 35 years Grace was a surgical nurse at Pipp Hospital in Plainwell and also worked in a physician’s office until her retirement.

She enjoyed playing cards, golfing, canning and baking. Most of all Grace loved spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Orangeville. On May 8, 1965 she married Lee Herbert who preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughter, Jan (Tom) Rose; daughter-in-law, Angie Herbert; grandchildren, Lauren and Maddie Rose and Kelsey, Alishia and Isiah Herbert along with many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Rob and her siblings.

Friends may visit with Grace’s family from 2-4PM and 6-8PM, Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service for family and close friends will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Orangeville, with Pastor Terry Haughn and Pastor Michael Wood officiating.

Burial will follow at East Martin Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Grace may be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church in Orangeville.

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Gary Melvin

November 14, 2021 at 7:50 pm

Grace was jewel of a lady. First met her at Pipp hospital where she was a nurse and excellent employee. Later our kids were in sports together and Grace made most of events. Thoughts and prayers with family.

Gary and Joan Melvin


Tom Higbee

November 14, 2021 at 8:05 pm

Will miss you Aunt Grace. Rest in power, you have earned it for sure!

We love you.

Tom and Steffani Higbee


Mrs. Jim Hewitt (Patti Khodl LPN)

November 15, 2021 at 2:04 pm

To Jan & family,

I was so saddened to learn about Grace. I worked with her at Pipp Hospital and admired her skills. Faithful Grace to work as a scrub nurse in the surgery department and take “call backs” in the after hours and weekends, not to mention holidays. She had a sense of humor and was always reliable. Whatever rewards she receives in heaven, she has certainly earned! She came from rare stock! Hard worker. Condolences to her family and friends.


David Hubbard

November 16, 2021 at 4:38 am

Grace was a wonderful caring soul and a good solid employee. Always fun to have around!


Sandy Scott

November 16, 2021 at 9:44 am

I am so sorry for all the family. Grace was one in a million, what a wonderful caring lady. She cared for everyone. I know she will be dearly missed.


Sally Dam

November 18, 2021 at 4:51 pm

So sorry Jan for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful gal!! Hugs and Prayers❤️


Paul Herbert

November 20, 2021 at 11:23 am

RIP Aunt Grace, You were a wonderful Person, Great Aunt and will be missed


Herb Ayres

January 26, 2022 at 2:16 pm

Grace was a sweet lady with a kind countenance. My sympathies to the family


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