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Sheila M. Oetman

Sheila M. Oetman

Sheila passed away unexpectedly at her home Tuesday, May 28, 2019. She was born April 21, 1963 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Dewey and Shirley (Lesman) Thomas. Sheila loved her family and enjoyed caring for her children and grandchildren. Surviving are her children, Jeremiah (Layne) Oetman of South Lyon, Mandy Oetman of Plainwell and Tyler Oetman of ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Helen I. Waldron

Helen I. Waldron

Helen passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Alamo Nursing Home. She was born October 16, 1923 in Otsego, the daughter of Coral and Grace Button. In her early years she had worked at Tripp’s Department Store. Helen was a very devoted mother and loved caring for her children. She also enjoyed crocheting, bowling and playing cards. Helen attended the Otsego ...   Read complete obituary here  

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George E. Hoots

George E. Hoots

George passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 at his home in Otsego. He was born April 22, 1945 in Berea, Kentucky to Cleo Anderson. From the age of 10, George was raised by his foster parents, Davis and Hazel Westcott. He had worked at Menasha for more than 35 years and had been a reserve officer for Allegan County and Plainwell police departments. In ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Ronald C. Plotts

Ronald C. Plotts

Ron passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Kalamazoo. He was born December 13, 1942 in Grand Rapids, the son of Clinton and Blondine (Marsh) Plotts. Ron was a 1961 graduate of Martin High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam as an aircraft mechanic and flight operations specialist. Ron had been a meat cutter at Harding’s ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Bruce L. Knight

Bruce L. Knight

Bruce passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at his home in Otsego. He was born February 7, 1952 in Plainwell the son of Claude and Dorothy (McDonald) Knight. Bruce had worked at Kal-Equip, Plainwell Paper, a window and siding company and drove school bus for AAESA for 7 years before retiring in 2016. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Robert E. Bellingar

Robert E. Bellingar

Robert E. “Bob” Bellingar of  Plainwell, MI passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 in Kalamazoo. He was born September 12, 1928 in Watson Township to Lynn and Martha (Bump) Bellingar. Bob served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He had worked as an electrician with IBEW No. 131 for many years. In his free time Bob enjoyed puttering ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Dawn L. Marr

Dawn L. Marr

Dawn passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at Borgess Pipp Hospital in Plainwell. She was born September 9, 1956 the daughter of Orrin and Lillian (Price) Miller. Dawn loved playing bingo and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a life member of the VFW Post #3030 Ladies Auxiliary. Dawn married Harlan Marr who passed away ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Eugene Cronkhite

Eugene Cronkhite

Eugene (Gene) S. Cronkhite, age 83 died May 4, 2019 at the Wings Home in Allegan, Michigan. Gene will be lovingly remembered by his son Kelly J. Cronkhite, his daughter/son in law Lorie and Mike Bartz, his granddaughters McKensie and Samantha and several nieces and nephews.  He attended Otsego High School and was a veteran of the Army where he ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Helon J. Russell

Helon J. Russell

Joyce passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Wings Home in Allegan. She was born September 7, 1934 in Luverne, Alabama, the daughter of Raymond and Maude (Wolfe) Ballard. Joyce had been a housekeeper at Alamo Nursing Home until her retirement in 1996. She enjoyed attending the B-93 Birthday Bash and airshows, birdwatching and going out to eat with her ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Barbara A. Rayburn

Barbara A. Rayburn

Barbara A. Rayburn of Otsego, MI passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo. Barb was born May 2, 1939 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Leonard and Mae (Grand) Kostecki. She was a 1957 graduate of The Immaculata High School in Chicago. Barb was a parishioner at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego. She enjoyed knitting, birds and ...   Read complete obituary here  

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