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Teresa J. “Terri” Fairfield-Gott

Terri passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022 in Plainwell. She was born February 8, 1951 in Plainwell, the daughter of Robert Sr. and Phyllis (Cook) Goodacre. Terri was a 1969 Otsego High School graduate. She worked at Western Michigan University and Parker Hannifin until her retirement.

Terri enjoyed bowling, traveling and golfing. Terri was a wonderful caregiver and had taken care of her mother for over 30 years and both of her husbands during their illnesses. She was an active member of the Otsego VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Otsego Moose Lodge, serving as senior regent.

Surviving are her brother, Bob Goodacre; nieces, Vanessa Sawyer and Nicole Wagner; several extended family members and her beloved dog, Annabelle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Clare “Sonny” Fairfield and Howard Gott and sister-in-law, Penny Goodacre.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 1-3  PM, Friday, September 23, 2022, at  the Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Terri may be made to Otsego VFW Post #3030 or Otsego Moose Lodge.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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Gail

August 19, 2022 at 10:03 am

Met her at the Moose and became fast friends. Always ready with her pretty smile.

R.I.P

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Bonnie Goodacre

August 19, 2022 at 10:14 am

Bob, so sorry to hear of her passing, even knowing it was coming it still is so sad. She was a good person with a huge heart, she’ll be missed by all who knew her and loved her, you were the best brother a girl could have.

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Bonnie Goodacre

August 19, 2022 at 10:27 am

Bob, so very sorry to hear of her passing, even tho we all knew it was coming, it’s still so sad. She was a good person with a huge heart, to know her was to love her. You were the best brother she could possibly have had and she knew that.

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Maggie Gott-Vestal

August 19, 2022 at 11:08 am

I am so sorry to hear of Terri’s passing. My sincere condolences to her family. You and Howard can be together again. RIP

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Jan Jameson

August 19, 2022 at 11:35 am

Breaks my heart. Loved Terri. I am honored to have had her as a friend. I will never forget our “fair date”!! We had a blast,especially the double ferris wheel.

R.I.P dear friend.

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Teri Witt

August 19, 2022 at 12:41 pm

So sorry to hear this Bob! Much condolences!

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Kathy Peterson

August 19, 2022 at 12:56 pm

Sorry to hear of Terry’s passing she been a friend since we worked at Judy’s 1966

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Debbie Smith

August 19, 2022 at 2:12 pm

Bob so sad to lose a sibling. A bond like no other. Prayers for comfort of family and friends.

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Ron & Gail (Foster) Tutewiler

August 19, 2022 at 2:49 pm

So very sorry to hear of Terri’s passing. I so wished somehow she could get better. She’s been through a lot and always seemed to keep going. I guess maybe it was time to go to her reward. Our sincere condolences to the family.

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Jacquie Fillmore

August 19, 2022 at 3:43 pm

Terri was a good friend to all she met. For many years she was active in the Otsego Moose Lodge and she has been missed this last year or so. I regret that I didn’t go and see her at the nursing home once I found out she was there. My condolences to her family and friends. One memory I have of Terri was when she turned 30 and she was devastated and cried many tears over it. When she turned 40 it wasn’t as bad. Crazy girl. RIP

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Peg Harper

August 19, 2022 at 4:05 pm

Terri My Friend.Be At Peace.

Love You My Friend.

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Mary Massey

August 19, 2022 at 10:18 pm

Terri is missed a lot.. so sad to loose her at a young age.we shared our love for dogs who were her fur babies.She gave them the best of care.

She loved her family a lot. So sorry for the family.

Bob you made sure she had excellent care until she went to heaven.

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Gary and Jan Young Zajac

August 20, 2022 at 7:46 am

So very sorry to hear about Terri my hear goes out to the whole family I will miss you.

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Debbie Benzie

August 20, 2022 at 10:43 am

Bob so sorry to hear about Terri. Jew was a very special friend. She is now back with Howard. Sending prayers.

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Karen and (Lloyd) Esterline

August 20, 2022 at 11:22 am

Bob and family. So terribly sorry for your loss. Terri was a thoughtful and kind person. We admired her strength and courage though out her life. She is now peaceful and we are thankful for that.

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RON AND BEV ESTERLINE

August 20, 2022 at 7:44 pm

BOBBY RON AND I SHARE YOUR GRIEF AT THE LOSS OF TERRI THE ONLY REDEEMING FACTOR IS THAT SHE IS NOW OUT OF HER MISERY. RON REMEMBERS WHEN YOU KIDS CAME TO THE FAARM SO MANY YEARS AGO. FLY HIGH TERRI

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Tammy Pfau Leonard

August 21, 2022 at 11:30 am

Bob and girls, Thinking of you at this time. Your sister was such a kind sweetheart.. and she was oh so proud to call you her brother!

Praying for peace and comfort.

Love

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Sheila

August 24, 2022 at 2:33 pm

Sorry for the familys loss Terri was a very kind lady. I as well worked at Parker Hannifin where I met Terri she was a very special person sure going to miss her.

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Nancy (Bailey) Zeluff

September 10, 2022 at 1:22 pm

I went to school with Terri, and she was a very outgoing gal. She was kind to most everyone. You will be missed, Terri!

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Larry and Lisa Peloquin

September 16, 2022 at 1:20 pm

Bob,

We are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing her. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Hugs!!

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Cathy Slachta

September 16, 2022 at 1:50 pm

Bob, all my heartfelt thoughts go to you. So very sorry for your loss! Cathy Slachta

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Dan Perrin

September 16, 2022 at 4:52 pm

Bob, Sally and I are so sorry for your loss.

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Kevin Brown

September 16, 2022 at 11:25 pm

My memories of Terri are filled with laughter, smiles and FUN! Every family gathering was brightened by Terri’s infectious laughter.

You made quite a positive impression on everyone around you Terri. We’ll all remember you the rest of our lives.

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