Roger Brainard

Roger Brainard

Roger Brainard of Otsego passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at his home. Roger was born November 5, 1949 in Allegan to Carl & Rose (Long) Brainard. He retired from Parker Hannifin in 2009 after 36 years; following his retirement he worked for Pro-Automotive. Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing, his 57 Chevy and car shows. He was a member of the VFW Post 3030 Men’s Auxiliary and the Otsego Moose Lodge 345. On March 22, 1969 he married Gloria Chase who survives; also surviving are his daughter Kim (John) Wheeler of Plainwell; 4 grandchildren, Jodi, Danielle, Adamm and Kayla; his sister Sandra (Mike) Johnston of Vicksburg. Preceding him in death were his parents; his step father Wilbur Carrier and his son Kevin Brainard.

Friends may meet with Roger’s family Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home from 5-8 P.M. where a Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Greg Carlson officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Roger may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or West Michigan Cancer Center.

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  1. Lee and Diane Boysen says:

    Dear Shirley and families, We are so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. We extend our most sincere sympathies to all of you.

    Lee and Diane Boysen

  2. Maryln Langeance says:

    Gloria So sorry for your loss. Mythoughts and prayers are with you

  3. Bruce And Kris Moran says:

    Wow what can you say. Sorry for your loss. Roger was a great friend. He was always there if you needed him. I had the great pleasure of meeting Roger through his son. He turned out to be one of my most treasured friends. I have enjoyed all of the times we spent together. He ended up being more of a father figure to me and I looked up to him for a lot. Boy I have been going through my memories and just have to sit here and chuckle with tears in my eyes. Wish I could be up there to pay my respects to a great man. So many memories that I will cherish. I was so lucky to have been friends/family with the Brainards. you are all in my thoughts.

  4. Charles & Sondra Dalton jr. says:

    So sorry to hear about Roger.He live across from my cousin.I remember him as a really nice guy.

  5. larayne sweet says:

    I am so sorry to hear of this.. I have always adored him and respected him for the way he loved his family..Gloria and Kim….we go so far back I feel almost like family in a sence…I am so so sorry…my Prayers for comfort for you and the entire family…

  6. Ed Kawakami says:

    Roger R.I.P will always remeber you an your wife stopping in an getting pizza at golden pizza when i worked there an all the car shows that we use to meet up at many prayers for him an his family

  7. Caitlin Kornoely says:

    Gloria and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss and grateful to know that Roger is at peace. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Nancy and Bob Marko says:

    We are saddened to hear of Roger’s passing. Julie just told me last weekend that Roger was very sick. We are praying that you and your family will feel the comfort and peace of God during this difficult time.

  9. So very sorry for your loss. God Bless and sending prayers and love.

  10. Terri Long says:

    So sad to hear of Rogers passing. Thinking of you Gloria and Kim. Hoping that God will bring you peace as you go through this difficult time. Love to all.

  11. Julie Shaw says:

    Gloria…We are all celebrating the life of a good man. Roger was a one-of-a-kind, humble, and service-oriented person. He lived his life in such a way that he looked for ways to help others…and this world is a better place because he was here. It is my hope that you can sense the love and peace and strength that can only come from God at this difficult time. You and your family are no strangers to the pain that comes from losing someone you love…but know that you are not alone and that you have friends and family praying for you.

    “May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” -2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

  12. Dora says:

    Gloria,Kim,Kayla and Family we are so Sorry to hear of Rogers passing.Roger was a kind,sweet,and caring Man.You and your family are in are thoughts and prayers.Love Shelley,Dora,and Willard

  13. Cory says:

    Prayers for the family. He worked with my dad at parker and I always enjoyed seeing him down a pro automotive keeping the boys on there toes

  14. Billy & Julie Shannon says:

    So sorry for your loss Gloria & Kimmy and the rest of the Family. I have to say I’m so glad we came over a few months ago and spent time with him in the pole barn. Roger will be missed!!!

  15. Bob and Anita Simmons says:

    Gloria, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Just know that we are praying for you and your family.

  16. Sandy holden says:

    So sorry for your loss, Roger was a awesome man, with a million dollar smile! ! God Bless you , sending prayers for you all.

  17. Jan Jameson says:

    R.I.P. ,my friend. You will be missed. My sincere love,and prayers to the family.

  18. Marsha Holden says:

    My heart goes out to u Gloria.May God bless u and keep u close.Rog was a wonderful man.we all go way back to our school days and I remember when you and Rog met.So sorry for your loss.He will b greatly missed

  19. Deb Wesaw says:

    So sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. For the past few years Roger has been my ride to work in the morning’s when the guys up at Pro were working on my vehicles. He would always have a story to tell that either made me smile or laugh out loud. He was a very kind man who will be greatly missed. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family.

  20. Kimberly Moran says:

    Gloria I just want you guys to know how much you all have impacted my life I am so glad that I got to be a part of your life and I am so glad for the time that we have all spent together. we have shared hard times and we have shared happy times. Roger was a great man that I looked up to he always brought a smile to my face and I wish I could have spent one more day with all of you. I think of you guys always and I am always telling josh of times we have spent together. I love you all and I miss you all greatly. I know this time will be hard but I also know you have amazing friends and family to help you through it. I know I’m far away but I will always be there for you. I love you very much and I hope to be able to see you soon .

  21. Rick & Kandy Steinke says:

    Roger’s Family:

    Roger (Elmer) was a great guy. We know that he loved working at Pro Auto and the guys loved having him there. We are so sorry for your loss, may God help you through this difficult time. RIP Roger as you walk the streets of Gold, you will be missed………….

  22. Jacquie and Ron Fillmore says:

    Gloria and Kim and all the grandkids. My deepest sympathy to you. If there is anything I can do please let me know. My prayers are with all of you. Love you all lots.

  23. Tammy Leonard says:

    Gloria and Kim and family, God Bless you all. I am deeply saddened for all of you. Hugs

  24. GLoria Franckowiak says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family. Phil4:7

  25. Bruce Leonard says:

    So sorry for your loss Gloria

  26. Jonette (Jake) Kent says:

    Gloria and Family,
    So sorry for your loss and my thought and prayers to you and all your family

  27. Tonia (Leonard) Forney says:

    Gloria and family…. I am so saddened to hear about Roger…. he will be missed deeply. Please if there is anything I can do…ask! May the lord wrap his arms around you at this difficult time… love to you all

  28. Tina Fein Rider says:

    Sorry to hear of Roger passing. Your all in my thoughts and prayers .. I will miss his smiling face and appreciate everything he has done for me. May God bless and keep him in his loving arms and welcome him into heaven with his awaiting family. And may you find peace and comfort in family and friends at this time.

  29. Tony and Carol Gilman says:

    Roger was the type of person that you can never forget, what an added joy he was. He was quiet with a lot of his thoughts and didn’t have lot to say bad about anyone,only when it was true. We will miss him dearly. LOVE AND GOD BLESS HIM!!!
    TONY and Carol Gilman

  30. Bonnie McDonald says:

    Gloria so sorry to hear about Roger sending prayer and hugs your way

  31. Jeff and Brenda Goorhouse & family says:

    Dear Gloria and Kim,
    We are terribly sorry for your loss with the passing of Roger. Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time and wishing you peace and comfort.

  32. Jo Golden says:

    Gloria and Kim, I am so sorry to hear about you loss of Roger. My heart is broken for you both. My heart and prayers are with you. God Bless. Joyce Golden

  33. larry and emy myner says:

    Gloria and family, May the Peace and Grace of Jesus be with your whole family.

  34. George Covington says:

    Roger and I have known each other for over 40 years , He and I worked togeather at the Clark Gas Station togeather. You’ll be missed buddy RIP…..

  35. gail Snyder says:

    Gloria-Kim and family

    so sorry you have to go through the loss of Uncle Rog. He will be missed. We lose our loved ones-but we know they are in a beautiful place. God must of thought he needed him more than us. Rog always had a smile on his face and always had something witty to say-which always put a smile on my face. When you talked with him- he always seemed like he really listened and really cared what was being said. My heart is sad in hearing of your loss. Thinking of all of you and keeping you in my prayers. God bless and keep you

  36. Ray and Sarah Dendel says:

    We’re praying for all of you with the loss. he will definitely be missed

  37. Gretchen Kershaw, Joyce Kershaw, Bob, Dawn & Scott says:

    Our prayers are with you Gloria & Kim. May the LORD JESUS bring peace and comfort to you both. Thinking of you and keeping you both in our prayers. GOD Bless you.

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