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Harry A. Stoneburner

Harry passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at his home in Alamo Township.

He was born June 5, 1934 in Kalamazoo, the son of Clinton Sr. and Ruth (Kaylor) Stoneburner. Harry proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserves. Harry loved farming and owned and operated his family farm for many years. He also worked at Eaton, Fuller and Durametallic. Harry loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was lifelong member and former chief of the Alamo Fire Department. On June 23, 1956 at Alamo Community Congregational Church he married Norma Tayer who passed away in 2016.

Surviving are his children, Louie (Gwen) Stoneburner, Laurie Stoneburner, Leslie Stoneburner and Lee (Susan) Stoneburner; 8 grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Brooke, Dustin, Raymond, Jordon, Cordell and Cora; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Judy Jaeger; brother, Hugh Stoneburner along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and siblings, Ruth, Lucille, Clinton Jr., Kenny, John, Jim, Jack, Arline, Frank and Mary.

Friends may visit with Harry’s family from 6-8 PM, Friday, December 2, 2022 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 3, 2022 with celebrant, Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery in Alamo Township.

Contributions in memory of Harry may be made to

Centrica Care Navigators

(formerly Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan).

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Lee and Diane Boysen

November 30, 2022 at 5:19 pm

We will miss you so much Uncle Harry. You were so fun. I loved visiting with you. Louie, Gwen and families, Laurie, Mike and Heather, Les, Cordell and Cora, Lee Susan and Brooke and all of the greats… we are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Hugh, Aunt Judy we are so very sorry.


Lee and Diane Boysen

November 30, 2022 at 5:22 pm

We will miss you Uncle Harry. You were so funny. We will miss the laughs. Louie, Gwen and families, Laurie, Mike and Heather, Les, Cordell and Cora, Lee, Susan and Brooke and all of the greats, we are so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Judy and Uncle Hugh, please know we are all here for you.


Denise Wilson

November 30, 2022 at 6:14 pm

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, Harry was one of the most caring person that I have ever met, he took my son and his hands, and helped him along the way. He was always there to talk to he will be missed, not only by me but my family, God took one special person, fly high Harry!



November 30, 2022 at 6:52 pm

Stoneburner family, I’m so sorry to hear of Harry passing. You all have my deepest sympathy. Every minute spent with Harry was enjoyable. He was one of the finest men it will ever be my privilege to know. Such a treasure of knowledge and he told the best stories about Alamo from way back. He will be greatly missed.


Katie and Bob Harrelson

November 30, 2022 at 7:16 pm

Our sympathies to Jordon and his family as you grieve the loss of this special man.


Ed Bronson

November 30, 2022 at 7:24 pm

I knew Harry for many many years .I remember one time I had 20 yards of dirt dumped In my drive wasy and the tractor broke so I went down to ask if he could come up and grade my drive way .he spent about two hours and did a beautiful job I reached in my pocket to give him some money for his time and tractor fule and he got mad at .e and said that isn’t what friends do he would talk to me for bout four months .he was one of a kind and will be deeply missed .what a guy


Patricia Amsterburg

November 30, 2022 at 8:00 pm

I was so sad to hear of Uncle Harry’s passing but how can I cry knowing he woke up in paradise? He always made me feel welcomed and loved. I have lots of wonderful memories of him and my Aunt Norma. I sure will miss him.

Keeping the family in my prayers.


Joanne & Mike Krcatovich

November 30, 2022 at 8:51 pm

Laurie, Louie, Les & Lee,

We’ll miss Uncle Harry’s wit and humor and we’ll miss the way he could make us laugh with Just a look on his face. Our prayers go to his children and grandchildren as they navigate through life without him We were blessed to have many aunts, uncles and cousins to share life and adventures with . Whether we

were able to see then often or not , we had great love and admiration for them.

God Bless


Diane White

December 1, 2022 at 12:51 am

Laurie I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Cherish all the memories you have. You and your family will be in my prayers


Paul David Mathis

December 1, 2022 at 6:52 am

Very sorry to hear of Harrys passing , I have been around the Stone burner family all my life and enjoyed talking and joking with Harry, He was a verry nice person and will be missed , But not forgotten , My condolence to the family , R.I.P, my friend



December 1, 2022 at 7:04 am

Dear Stoneburner family;

My heart goes out to you all. My family and I so enjoyed our times with Harry, Norma and all of you at the Stoneburner farm. Harry has a way to help forget life’s stress and hardships and to enjoy and live in the moment. I have so many great memories with him and watching him affect so many others the same way. His smile and laugh – infectious. So grateful to have met him. Sending my condolences ❤️ to all of you. Continue his spirit!

Sending Love and hugs to Louie & Gwen and their families.


Laurie Fuelling

December 1, 2022 at 9:36 am

Love, Hugs, and Prayers to the Stoneburner family and friends. Uncle Harry was one-of-a-kind! He was always such a joy to be around and such an incredibly sweet man. Heaven gained a great one!


chris greenbauer

December 1, 2022 at 2:28 pm


Sorry for the loss of your grandfather, he seemed like a great guy. I send my condolences to you and your family.


Daniel R Kaylor

December 1, 2022 at 4:48 pm

Sorry for your loss. I’m a 1st cousin who never had the privilege of meeting him.


Sue Burns

December 1, 2022 at 5:35 pm

Uncle Harry was such a great guy. I so enjoyed his company as did many, many others. His sense of humor was just one of the things that made him so endearing. His kindness came from his beautiful heart. You will always be much loved Uncle Harry.


Philip Fricano

December 1, 2022 at 7:57 pm

Harry was a man always ready to help in any way he could. One of my favorite memories was on a night our fine neighbor helped out at our Alamo restaurant. After a long day working the fields Harry was in dining. Still dressed in his farming cloths and boots Harry saw we needed help. He made his way into our kitchen and ran the dishwasher. My only regret is I never got a picture of it. One of many times Harry helped us solve a problem. Rest in peace friend.



December 1, 2022 at 8:23 pm

My sincere condolences to Louie, Leslie, Lee and Laurie, grandchildren and family members over the loss of Harry. Harry loved his family and was a good man with a great sense of humor. Prayers and thoughts for peace and healing for the family with reminders that Harry and Norma are now together for eternity. May God be with you all.


Shelley Hoogstraten

December 2, 2022 at 7:11 am

This is a sad moment. My heart is broken and my condolences go to all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Growing up I spent many great times at the Stoneburner farm. Harry and Norma were GREAT people. I find solace in the fact that they are now reunited and having wild fun with all the greats that passed before them. I wouldn’t be surprised if Harry was roasting a pig and sweet corn for St. Peter at this very moment. May the precious memories bring comfort to you all.


Tim Campbell

December 2, 2022 at 5:10 pm

I grew up on D Ave right down the road from Jack and Mary.

My house was surrounded by fields and I remember being a little kid. Harry and Jack would give me rides in the combined and tractors. I thought it was the coolest thing when I was little.

I will cherish those memories forever. I’m sorry for your loss.


Christine Brown

December 2, 2022 at 9:11 pm

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family at this difficult time.


David Butler

January 14, 2023 at 1:24 pm

Sorry for your loss to the whole family. I had the pleasure to work with Harry at Durametallic for years and he was a fun coworker. I will always remember him.


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