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Mary A. Kleinbrink

Mary passed away Thursday, June 1, 2023 at the Wings Home in Allegan.

She was born March 20, 1933 in Trowbridge Township to Charles and Lillian (Pinney) Colder and was raised by her Aunt Laura. Mary was the first adult in Otsego to go back to high school and graduate with her diploma. She attending school in the same building with her two sons.

For 30 years Mary worked as a cashier at Harding’s Market until her retirement in 1990’s. She enjoyed volunteering at the Otsego Historical Museum and had written “Mary’s Corner” a column for the Otsego Union. Mary loved her family very much and when her sons were younger was a Cub Scout den mother. On July 22, 1950 in Plainwell she married Harold Kleinbrink who passed away in 1999.

Surviving are her children, Mark (Mary Ann) Kleinbrink of Otsego, Dave (Sandy) Kleinbrink of Alamo, Karen (Steve) Marks of Otsego and Janice (Tom) Martin of Otsego; grandchildren, Nicole (Doug), Stephanie (Mike), Laura (Tim), Erica, Garrett (Amber), Melanie, Matt (Shannon) Troy (Rhonda) Steve (Ashley) and Jessica (Brad); 27 great-grandchildren with one due soon and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and infant brother, George Leroy.

Friends may visit with Mary’s family from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at the Winkel Funeral Home Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, June 8, 2023, with Pastor Greg Carlson officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the

Wings Home

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Wings of Hope Hospice.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

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Penny Baker

June 2, 2023 at 12:40 pm

To Mark, Dave, Karen, Janice, and families… My sincerest condolences.

Penny Pulver Baker

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 4:37 pm

Bless your heart, thank you so much.We have fond memories of you also.

The Klienbrink family.

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Ruby Rogers

June 2, 2023 at 2:30 pm

Dancing Home

As I dance home don’t cry for me, remember to stand up straight and think of me, walk and proceed with a giggle in your day so you don’t go dead in the water,as mash comes on smile and say oh momma as you think of me, I’m in your heart and part of you as you were to me, so please don’t cry I’m dancing home, your lives will feel still and quiet for a bit but know I’m with you in your heart and mind as you busy throughout your day so giggle in the day for me cause I’m dancing home. Written by Ruby

Dear Dave (Sandy), Mark (Maryanne), Janice (Tom) and Karen (Steve),

I’m thinking of you guys at this time, Thank you so much for allowing me to be your mom’s main stay for 4 1/2 years, I’ll miss her so but part of her will be with me everyday. You know I heard the same stories a million times but there was a reason for it it showed those memories of each of you kids meant the world to her and her stories of her hubby because she was a wonderful wife. I’ll be praying for each of you through this time of loss and if there is anything you need you know how to find me. Love your mom’s main stay. Ruby

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SHERRI MACEACHRON( Edwards)

June 2, 2023 at 2:42 pm

My deepest condolence to her family, I so remember her working at Harding’s always with a smile. Such a beautiful lady. May you REST IN PEAC#.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 4:39 pm

Thank you for your message. Mom was beautiful inside and out. Bless you the Klienbrink family.

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Sherry Simpson

June 2, 2023 at 3:15 pm

Deepest sympathy in the loss of a wonderful lady. May God bless you & keep you in His loving arms! Amen.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 4:42 pm

Thank you so much for your prayers and kindness.

The Klienbrink family

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Amy Drainer

June 2, 2023 at 3:53 pm

So sorry for ur loss. Prayers to the family

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 4:44 pm

Thank you so much for your prayers and kindness.

The Klienbrink family

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Jeanne Myers

June 2, 2023 at 4:52 pm

Thinking of you all. I loved working with Mary at Hardings. She took me under her wing when I started and helped me so much. May your great memories of her sustain you.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 4:46 pm

Thank you for your kind words and memory.

The Klienbrink family

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John Hutchinson

June 2, 2023 at 4:52 pm

I worked with Mary at Hardings and she was always very sweet and kind. My sympathies to the Kleinbrink Family.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 4:47 pm

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and memories.

The Klienbrink family

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Kathi Fuss

June 2, 2023 at 6:50 pm

Thinking of the many fun times Larry and I had with Butch and Mary. Hot dog roasts in the January cold and snow and Christmas caroling! Such great times . Sending my deepest love and hugs to you all

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 4:49 pm

Kathi Bless your heart. Mom had a wonderful friend in you

The Klienbrink family

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Randy & Julie Wyhowski

June 2, 2023 at 7:43 pm

Dave, Sandy and family, our deepest sympathies on your loss.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 4:52 pm

We will pass on your message to Dave and Sandy.

Thank you so much

The Klienbrink family

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Debbie Dines Benzie

June 2, 2023 at 11:03 pm

My deepest condolence to her family,

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 4:53 pm

Thank you so much Debbie.

The Klienbrink family

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Colleen K. Ziemer

June 2, 2023 at 11:45 pm

Dear Dave, Sandy and all of the families, I’m so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. You will be in my prayers.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 4:55 pm

We will pass on your condolences.

The Klienbrink family

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Kathleen Snyder Fisher

June 3, 2023 at 7:59 am

Mark, Dave, Karen, and Janice so sorry for your loss. It leaves a hole in your heart that can’t be filled. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your families.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 4:57 pm

We are so grateful for all your prayers.

Bless you

The Klienbrink family

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Mari Ramirez

June 3, 2023 at 1:35 pm

I didnt ever get to meet Aunt Mary, but I heard so much about her. I hope you all are doing ok and my thoughts are with you.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 4:59 pm

Mari i have sent your mother a letter if she wants to she can share with you.

Thank you for your post

The Klienbrink family

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Sally Lee Thaxton Betzner

June 3, 2023 at 3:27 pm

Knew them all growing up. Sorry about your loss. Great memories in town

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 5:02 pm

The great memories are what we have, thank you so much for your post

The Klienbrink family

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Joyce Gilliland

June 3, 2023 at 7:22 pm

Always enjoyed having Mary check me out at Harding’s; she always had a ready smile and so friendly. Even seeing her years later she would ask how the family was. She’s now rejoicing with her loved ones in Heaven. May God be with all of her family and give them peace.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 5:04 pm

Yes mom is dancing in heaven.

Many have waited for her for a long time

Thank you so much

The Klienbrink family

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Tom Winkel

June 3, 2023 at 7:55 pm

Dave and Mark and families,

Like so many have already shared, your Mom was the warm, welcoming and friendly face of Hardings for so many years. She was also the smiling , happy and loving Mom at your home, that always made our time there playing as kids so much fun.

Enjoy the great memories of such a wonderful person you had as a Mom.

Tom Winkel

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 5:08 pm

Thank you k 8nd thoughts , she was a good person and a good mom.

Our Blessings to you

The Klienbrink family

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Jeanne Harper Van Eerden

June 3, 2023 at 9:10 pm

I will always remember Mary fondly. As I was growing up, Mary and Butch lived on the corner and whenever you saw her she was smiling!!! She had 4 little ones and she took to motherhood seriously. They were the perfect couple/family. What a beautiful heart! Rest in peace Mary. My prayers go out to her family for comfort and peace.

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Stephen Joseph Marks

June 11, 2023 at 5:11 pm

It was so good to see you Jeanne and be able to talk with you.

Thank you for your kind words

The Klienbrink family

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Diane Boysen

June 4, 2023 at 12:04 pm

Sending condolences to the Kleinbrink families. I am old classmate of Dave’s. I remember Mary as always cheerful and happy. We are so sorry for your loss.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 5:13 pm

We will verse d your message on. Thank you for your message

The Klienbrink family

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Theresa Burroughs - Budzilek

June 4, 2023 at 3:09 pm

I have many wonderful memories of Aunt Mary. Her laugh and smile I will always remember.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 5:16 pm

Girl i didn’t get a chance to talk to you. I do hope to see you some time soon. We love you

The Klienbrink family

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shelley slater

June 5, 2023 at 5:37 am

Mark and Family , sorry for your loss my prayers are with you.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 5:17 pm

Thank you for your kindness and our Blessings to you

The Klienbrink family

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Gail (Foster)Tutewiler

June 5, 2023 at 2:57 pm

So sorry for your loss. Mothers are so hard to lose.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 5:19 pm

We all have great memories to sustain us.

Thank you so much

The Klienbrink family

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Kim Kanet

June 5, 2023 at 8:41 pm

I have years of memories with the Kleinbrink family. Wonderful times camp

ing up in Grayling and canoeing. Sharing all of our lives our babies we even shared our moms. Fly high mom. Play a few games of Bingo.

God Mom I love you. You always believed in me and supported me please hi to my folks

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Emily Mills

June 6, 2023 at 6:56 pm

I loved working with Mary at Harding’s. It was obvious she was loved by many of our customers and coworkers. Such a loss for her family , she loved them so much.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 5:22 pm

We all have great memories of her.

You are so kind

Thank you for your message

The Klienbrink family

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Dale D

June 7, 2023 at 7:30 am

Mark/Dave

Sorry for your loss.

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Karen Marks

June 11, 2023 at 5:24 pm

Thank you so much for your thoughts, your message will be passed on

The Klienbrink family

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Sharri (Morse) Cobb

July 13, 2023 at 4:19 pm

Mark and Mary Ann,

I’m sure you don’t know me but you knew my mom Jen Randall (Morse). I’m so sorry for your loss! Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. (Mom passed away back in 2016)

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