Luella passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Vicinia Gardens in Otsego.
She was born at home in Trowbridge Township in Allegan, on October 12, 1927, the daughter of George and Josephine (Harper) Kurtz. Luella was a lifelong resident of the area. She had worked at Elams Stationary, Allegan Paper Products, Fram Filters and Delano Printing in Allegan until her retirement after 30 years of service in 1990.
She enjoyed lunch with her friends, taking care of her many flowers and plants and going to yard sales. Most of all she loved spending time with her extended family and enjoyed her two cats. On November 1, 1946 in Allegan, she married Merle Holmes who passed away in 2010. Luella was a longtime member of Trowbridge Methodist Church.
Surviving are her children, Kathleen (Charles) Wearne of Allegan, Scott (Valerie) Holmes of Allegan and Lorna (Michael) VanLent of Otsego; 9 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild and a very special friend, Roger Norman.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; son, Garry; brothers, Gilbert Kurtz and Charles (Glenna) Kurtz and sister, Mable (Earl) Holmes.
Friends may visit with Luella’s family starting at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Greg Carlson officiating.
Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.
Contributions in memory of Luella may be made to Medical Team Hospice or Trowbridge Community Church.
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Sam and Marsha Hix
December 12, 2021 at 4:44 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with entire Holmes family.
Ken and Toni Coburn
December 12, 2021 at 5:17 pm
So sorry Lorna to see of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Charles K Tripp
December 12, 2021 at 7:34 pm
Luella was a wonderful person to work with at Delano Services, Inc. in Allegan. I spent many years working with her in the shipping department. My prayers go out to the family.
Rod and Nikki Burrus
December 12, 2021 at 7:38 pm
Kathy we are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our hearts go out to you and the family!
December 12, 2021 at 7:45 pm
Oh Luella, she was so sweet. I really enjoyed conversation with her. She will be missed. Sending the family my love.
December 13, 2021 at 7:58 am
A sweet wonderful lady. I always enjoyed talking with her. Prayers to family.
Brian and Anita Gildea
December 13, 2021 at 9:55 am
Kathy, we are sorry to hear of your Mothers passing as i know you will miss her. May her soul be rejoicing in Heaven.
Jacquelyn K. Tyrrell
December 13, 2021 at 1:35 pm
Our wonderful “Aunt Bea” is now resting in the arms of our Lord. We’ll miss our lunches with her and her stories and humor.
Jennie and Gerard Meany
December 14, 2021 at 12:54 pm
Sincerest sympathies to all the Holmes family. Our thoughts xnd prayers are with you at this very sad time. May she rest in peace.
December 15, 2021 at 12:56 pm
My thoughts and prayers for healing are with my Aunt Bea’s children and their families, as they go through the days of healing after such a major loss in their lives. May God’s healing Peace be with you all.
December 17, 2021 at 11:56 am
My condolences to the Family.
I enjoyed meeting and working with your Mom for the past few months. She was a very special person. My prayers are with all of you at this difficult time
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