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Maxine Oetman

Maxine passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo.

She was born January 16, 1942 in Magoffin, Missouri, the daughter of Albert and Mary Ingram. Macky worked at Flex Fab in Hastings and FEMA Corporation in Kalamazoo for many years. In her free time she enjoyed going to car shows. Macky loved collecting butterflies and angel figurines.

On December 12, 1981 she married Don Smith who passed away in 2010. On May 5, 2017 in Allegan she married William Oetman who survives.

Also surviving are her daughter, Nancy (Doug) Risner of Delton; 4 grandchildren, Bryan (Melissa) Risner, Steve Risner, Heather Hall and Heidi (Tony) Pinks; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Eilene Burke of Arizona; nephew, Jeffrey Burke and step-children, David Smith, Don (Michelle) Smith and Teresa Rayburn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Don and son, Mike Morse.

Friends may visit with Macky’s family from 5-8 PM, Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 23, 2021 with Pastor Mike Risner officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

In accordance with Covid -19 guidelines a limit of 25 people at a time will be allowed and masks and social distancing will be required.

Contributions in memory of Macky may be made to

Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan


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Donna Reed Hall

February 20, 2021 at 7:16 pm

My Heart goes out to Nancy ,Bill and All of Mackys Family!When I first met Macky years ago. She was such A Nice Lady, No matter where she saw me she Always Took the time to Stop and Talk. I’ve known Nancy and her Son Mike for Many years! Love them both dearly. Love And Prayer’s To All of you!! Fly With The Angels Macky!!!


Barb & Dave Blanchard

February 21, 2021 at 8:55 am

Bill and Family, so sorry to hear of Maxine’s passing. We met her at a class reunion, such a nice person. All of you are in our prayers.


Ferris Moored

February 21, 2021 at 11:37 am

Bill and family, So sorry for your loss. Prayers


Rick and Kathy Elkins

February 21, 2021 at 7:57 pm

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Praying for your family.


Pat McNeil

February 21, 2021 at 10:31 pm

Bill and family, we were so saddened to hear of Macky’s death. We met her at our class reunions and mini reunions. She always had a smile on her face and was so friendly. Hug each other tightly and share your thoughts and memories. They will help. We will hold you and your family in our prayers.

Larry and Pat (Mills) McNeil


VanDenBerg Families

February 22, 2021 at 3:40 pm

Bill so sorry for your loss condolences to you and family


Mike & Sherry Hanson

February 26, 2021 at 8:05 pm

Bill, we are so sorry to hear about Maxines passing . Praying for Gods peace to be with you.



September 11, 2021 at 4:02 am

Bill so sorry for your loss


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