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Shaun A. Todd

Shaun passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Bronson Hospital.

He was born October 3, 1979 in Plainwell the son of Ken and Patricia (Nyland) Todd. Shaun graduated from Otsego High School in 1998 and was the first golfer from Otsego to compete in varsity state competitions. He had worked at Prairie Wood Golf Course, M&S Landscaping and most recently on the maintenance crew at Willow Creek Apartments.

Shaun loved playing sports of any kind, golf, softball, football and baseball. He also enjoyed coaching his sons’ teams in rocket football, t-ball and little league. He was a true competitor who was determined to excel in everything he did.

Surviving are his sons, Preston “Presto” and Carson Todd; parents, Ken (Sylvia) Todd and Trish (Gary) Nyberg all of Otsego; brother, Kenneth (Betsy) Todd of Grand Blanc; grandmother, Velma Todd of Otsego; 2 nephews and a niece; step-siblings, Carrie (Tony) Borrello and Justin Daines along with many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Virginia Nyland and Mark Todd and great-grandparents, Ernest and Lois Burd.

Friends may visit with Shaun’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 with Pastor Stephen Burrow officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Shaun may be made to Ken Todd for a scholarship fund for his boys.

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Stan Town

September 26, 2019 at 3:28 pm

What a great guy. Our community has lost one of our great young men who coached and inspired many of our youth. My prayers to all his family.


Lee and Diane Boysen

September 26, 2019 at 4:44 pm

Oh Kenny and Sylvia 7 families, Trish and Gary & families, I am so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your son. Sending up prayers for Shaun and your entire families and friends. I’ll save a big hug for your Kenny.


Barry Collick

September 26, 2019 at 7:14 pm

So sorry to hear this. Our condolences and prayers to Ken and Trish, along with the rest of the family.


Doug & Emilia

September 26, 2019 at 7:18 pm

Ken, Sylvia, Trish and family, we are still in shock to hear of the sudden loss of Shaun. Words cannot express how sorry we are for all of you. May the outpouring of sympathy and kind acts of friends bring you comfort. May you also find the courage and strength to move forward and find peace with God’s blessings on you and your family. With love and prayers.


Ken Todd

September 26, 2019 at 8:01 pm

Shaun was absolutely my very best friend. I enjoyed coaching him in little league, and teaching him his beautiful golf swing. I marveled at the way he grew up into a strong young man, and I was simply and truly proud to call him my son. I enjoyed watching the path he took in coaching his sons Preston and Carson in all their sporting activities, especially Baseball. I enjoyed watching him work with the boys and all of their teammates. I could always count on Shaun for an extra pair of hands, or just a pair of ears to listen. I am and always will be proud to have called him my son. I will miss Shaun terribly, I love you to the moon and back…. POPS


Paula Thompson

September 26, 2019 at 8:31 pm

Trish. I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I will be holding you up in prayer.


Barbara Little

September 26, 2019 at 8:41 pm

Oh, Trish & Gary, I am so sorry to hear this about your son. I am praying for God to give you the strength and love and comfort to get through the days ahead. I love you both very much. Mom


Dustin Rhoades

September 26, 2019 at 8:47 pm

Shaun, was a good friend growing up. Alway there when you needed a friend. I am so sorry we didn’t stay closer of the years. I wish your family and friend all the strength. I know you are an angel now brother!!!!!! Til we meet again.


Ken and Dawn Craft

September 26, 2019 at 8:48 pm

Ken and Sylvia, we are so sorry for your loss. Our heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. A father and son relationship will always stay strong in your heart. Reach out to us anytime.


Penny Baker

September 26, 2019 at 10:12 pm

Ken & Trish, unbelievable. I’m so very sorry for your Huge Loss.

Penny Browning Baker


Ken Coburn

September 26, 2019 at 10:36 pm

I am sadden by your loss Ken, Trish and family.

Another young man is gone way to early.

Our thoughts are with all.


Gary and Barb Rhoades

September 26, 2019 at 10:40 pm

We are so saddened to hear the news of Shaun’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Shaun was a dedicated father, son, and friend to so many.


Brant and Mary McDonald

September 26, 2019 at 11:12 pm

We are shocked and saddened by the death of Shawn.

Our condolences to the family.


Casey Compton

September 27, 2019 at 8:59 am

Whenever i saw Shaun, i could guarantee one thing. He would always make me laugh in some way. Aunt Trish, Gary, Preston, Carson, Ken, Sylvia, and Kenny, you are all in my thoughts and I’m so sorry, I am sending lots of love to you all. Shaun will be dearly missed.


Cheryl A Nyland

September 27, 2019 at 9:33 am

I am shocked and very sad at the news of my nephew Shaun’s passing. I saw and admired his total dedication to his children. He enjoyed his family and was enthusiastic in sports, with a great sense of humor and quiet smile. I hope good memories of Shaun will carry his family and all who knew him through this time of grief.


Ronnie Marks

September 27, 2019 at 9:50 am

My thoughts and prayers are with all the Todd family. Very sad to lose such a fine young man. Cherish the memories.


Rob and Judy Minier

September 27, 2019 at 9:57 am

We sympathize with you and your family.


Janet and Greg VanSparrentak

September 27, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Trish I am so sorry for your loss, may God comfort you and your family in your time of need

Shaun will be greatly missed


Pat Filkins

September 27, 2019 at 2:59 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Shuan’s passing. He was always a bright spot in any encounter. I know there is nothing I can say or do to make this easier for his family, but I like to imagine Dennis there, to greet him and sing his song and share a laugh.


Ruby Rogers

September 27, 2019 at 4:26 pm

Preston and Carson- my children went to school with you both alan was is Preston’s 6th grade and ceana was in preschool with Carson … We are sending sympathy to you during this difficult time, cherish the memories and may God comfort you at this time.


Deb (Doxey) Vist

September 27, 2019 at 4:45 pm

Ken, and family. I am shocked and so very sorry to read about the loss of your son. I cannot find the words that express the sorrow I feel for you all. My heart hurts for you. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers.



September 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

Message from Carson to his daddy:

I miss him. I hope I see him at the funeral. I’m sad I won’t him anymore. I love you dad.


Patti Vote Stephens Rybicki

September 28, 2019 at 6:25 pm

I wish I had comforting words for you and your family. Sending many prayers and LOTS of hugs.


Keith Brouwer

September 29, 2019 at 10:06 am

Trish, I am so sorry to hear of your sons passing, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I pray that God gives you the strength to get through this difficult time.


Randi Sue Deneau

September 29, 2019 at 11:28 am

Trish I am so sorry to hear of Shaun’s passing he was such a nice man my thoughts and prayers are with you



September 29, 2019 at 11:34 am

Thank you everyone for your much needed thoughts and prayers. Shaun touched so many hearts. I hope we can all find a way to heal.


walter nyland

September 29, 2019 at 7:09 pm

I am greatly saddened by the passing of Shaun. I have many fond memories of Shaun which i have shared with friends and will continue to tell of The White Tiger. Uncle Wally


Tammy Leonard

September 30, 2019 at 7:18 pm

TRISH, Ken, Kenny, boys, Family and Friends …..Shaun was such a sweet gentle spirit!

I’m so Blessed to have known and Loved him!

I will never be able to look at Tic Tacs without thinking of our Shaun❤️


Diane Veldt

September 30, 2019 at 7:23 pm

Trish and Cheryl,

You are both in my prayers.


Sally Merrill-Perrin

September 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Shaun will be greatly missed amongst the Otsego sports community. May God be with you during this time to help ease your pain.


Sarah Dendel

October 1, 2019 at 8:47 am

Our prayers and love are with you all. May God comfort you and bring you peace.


Randy & Kathy DeMann

October 1, 2019 at 7:05 pm

So so sorry for your loss. May you allow those who care, surround you with love and help carry you through the days to come.


Shannon Fuller & Willsun Fuller

October 1, 2019 at 11:42 pm

Preston “Presto” as Willsun Fuller calls you. Please know that you have many Otsego friends and family who are here for you. Your dad is an amazing man and will continue to guide all of you. May GOD wrap his arms around all of you during this difficult time.


Sherry Schumaker

October 5, 2019 at 11:02 am

I am so sorry for you loss, it is shocking and unbelievable to me so I can not imagine what you all are going through. My son Glen Fisher spent many, many hours on the golf course with Shaun when they were on the golf team together. He would sometimes bring Glen home and his talent and dedication were an inspiration to him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I can not even imagine how much his boys will miss their dad.


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