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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 Plainwell; 6 grandchildren; step-son, Aaron (Nikki) Oetman of Florida and her siblings, Victoria, Melissa, Tim and Damien along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey Thomas and Shirley White and infant son, Dustin Oetman.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Sheila may be directed to the funeral fund for her nephew,

Matthew Paul.

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Colleen Coyle

May 29, 2019 at 5:01 pm

Thoughts, prayers and hugs go out to all of Sheila’s family. She was an amazing woman and friend. Unfortunately we lost touch through the years but our friendship was one you never forgot! I cherish all of the many memories we made. May happy memories of her help your family in this difficult time.



May 29, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Im so sorry and sad to hear of her passing, I will always treasure the memories through out the years I’ve known her, hugs and prayers of comfort to you all.


Amanda Herrinv

May 29, 2019 at 10:42 pm

Prayers sent

Deepest sadness


Eric & Allison Royston

May 29, 2019 at 11:27 pm

Words never express what you and your family must be feeling right now. Praying for comfort, peace and know that you have people from all walks of life who love and support you. Moms are all special and play an integral roll to each and everyone one of us. She will be missed but never forgotten.


Scott Cirksena

May 30, 2019 at 8:38 am


I am very sorry to hear of this news and pray for your strength and for the well-being of your family. God Bless.



Pam Niedzielski (Ledbetter)

May 30, 2019 at 8:34 pm

Jeremiah, Mandy and Tyler,

I’m so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing . I’m so thankful for Facebook as we’ve been able to keep in touch she was a good friend. Remember the good times. You are all in my thoughts and prayers ❤️


Erin Quegan

May 31, 2019 at 10:32 am

I came to know Sheila at a difficult time. She kept me on my toes. In the short time I got to know her, she impressed me with her love for her family, protective nature and ability to speak her mind. We didn’t always agree but she recently called me friend and I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.


Williams Family

June 3, 2019 at 9:52 pm

The death of your loved one Shelia is one of the most devastating experiences your family will face. At times, the pain of the loss will feel unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart.” We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief.



July 5, 2019 at 2:44 am

Sheila you will always be in my thoughts.. I’ve known u for many years as I have been close to your family pretty much my whole life! Its breaks my heart knowing your gone and only days after loosing Matthew!! My body aches thinking I’ll never see you two again, you have many loved ones that will be missing you. Stay strong Mandy, Tyler and Melissa.


Amy Lou Wheeler Holden

December 25, 2022 at 4:21 pm

Merry Christmas in Heaven girlfriend. I think of you so strongly at Christmas knowing how much you enjoyed this holiday, remembering how you would decorate & we would listen to music while I watched you so lovingly place everything in its perfect place. I miss you so much and I wish you were still here on earth with me. I love you Shelia, Merry Christmas today 2022′ love Amy


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