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Marcella M. Suglia

Marcella passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Life Care Center in Plainwell.

She was born March 15, 1929 in South Bend, Indiana the daughter of Marvin and Rosa (Ford) Hickman. Marcella enjoyed golfing, bowling on area leagues, playing cards and traveling all over the world. Most of all she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Marcella was a member of the First Congregational Church of Otsego. On November 28, 1986 at the First Congregational Church of Otsego she married Victor Suglia who passed away in 2017.

Surviving are her children, Shirley (Jack) Hawley, Mark Kahlmorgan, Patricia (Roger) Heckman and Brian (Jacqualyn) Kahlmorgan; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; 2 step-sons, Philip (Laura) Suglia and Joseph (Karen) Suglia; siblings, Ed, Jim (Phyllis), Barbara  and Oveta “Veda” along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Christopher Kahlmorgan, second husband, Victor; daughter-in-law, Judy and siblings, Zella “Rusty”, Clemmie “Clem” and Ronald.

Friends may visit with Marcella’s family from 2-4 P.M., Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 8, 2018 with Pastor Stephen Tucker officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park North in Kalamazoo at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Marcella may be made to The Life Care Center of Plainwell Activities Fund.

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Terry and Lori Steele

January 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Brain and family sorry for your loss. Sending prays.


Ron & Cindi Chenault

January 5, 2018 at 3:43 pm

Brian and Jackie,

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers and good thoughts are sent your way.

Blessings to your entire extended family.

Ron & Cindi


Lorna sisson

January 5, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Dear Phil, Laura and family

We are so sorry for your loss. We are sending hugs and sympathy for you and your family. May God give you His peace and all the happy memories shared to sustain you thru this difficult time.

In Christ’s love,

Craig and Lorna


Roxanne Gates

January 6, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Marcy was such a special Lady ! I cared for her and Victor very much.



Stephanie Hickman

January 6, 2018 at 7:06 pm

As you meet again with those you love on the other side, all of your pain and worries no more, may those who remain here missing and loving you carry on the precious memories you were always so good at sharing with us. I loved the way you carried the rolodex of photos of all of your loved ones; so beaming with pride and doting on every one! Showing how to love them all, may that reign on in all of us and be a lesson we may all learn to carry on; loving each other, despite whatever adversities may come. Love and blessings to all who miss and love you, and may peace fill your hearts even if they now feel broken right now.


Dawn King

January 6, 2018 at 7:33 pm

Shirley, Pat, Mark and Brian, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Sending hugs and keeping You all in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Dawn Lynch King


Eerma Reynolds

January 7, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Dear all of Marci’s family, so sorry to hear of her passing, I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I know your hearts are broken, I have been there. Keep up with her family traditions as best you can.

in her memory. Know I will be thinking about all of you. Erma Reynolds


Josephine Pape

January 10, 2018 at 8:39 pm

Phil and Laura, I’m so very sorry to hear of the passing of “your mother.” May you be assured that she is no longer struggling here on earth and is in a much better place.

Prayers for you and your family.


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