William J. “Jim” Dennis

April 11, 2018

William J. “Jim” Dennis

Jim passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Alamo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born July 18, 1933 in Otsego, the son of Marshall and Helen (Coburn) Dennis. Jim proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War and in the Army Reserves. For many years he had worked for General Motors until his retirement.

A lifelong resident of Otsego, Jim was active with the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, American Legion and the VFW Post #3030 Men’s Auxiliary. He was a past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge and a past member of the Masonic Lodge. Jim was also active with the National Guard at Fort Custer. In his free time he enjoyed traveling and collecting stamps and coins.

On June 27, 1953 in Plainwell he married Winnifred Eddy who survives.

Also surviving are his sons, Jim (Carol) Dennis of Cooper, Bill (Becky) Dennis of Plainwell and Kelly (Tina) Dennis of Otsego; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Charlene Brooks.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Jim’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Darin Youngs officiating.

Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to the Otsego Elks Lodge.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Walter R. Enos

March 22, 2017

Walter R. Enos

Ike passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at Alamo Nursing Home.

He was born July 26, 1934 in Albion, Indiana, the son of Ray and Fern (Irwin) Enos. Ike served his country in the US Army’s 5th Air Division during the Korean War. He had owned and operated A & I Ceramics and the Slot Car Track in Alamo and had retired from the Eaton Corporation. Ike was a 32nd Degree Mason. He also served as a manager with Alamo Little League and had taken care of the flower gardens at Alamo Nursing Home. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting antiques and riding snowmobiles.

Surviving are his children, Terry Enos of Wyoming, MI, Kevin (Mera) Enos of Skandia, MI and Sharon Enos of Jasper, IN; grandchildren, Jason, Doug, Andy, Zachary, Ashley, Josh and Sara; 8 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews, including a special niece and nephew, Pat and Jim.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Enos; grandson, Michael Enos and siblings, Perry, Katie and Mary Lou.

Friends may visit with Ike’s family starting at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 P.M with celebrant, Bill Rose officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Burial of ashes will take place with Military Honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Ike may be made to the Alamo Nursing Home Activities Fund.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Fern E. Enos

March 5, 2017

Fern E. Enos

Fern passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Alamo Nursing Home.

She was born April 10, 1914 in Kendallville, Indiana, the daughter of Perry and Didamie (Potter) Irwin. Fern had a lifelong ambition of starting a facility to serve as a nursing home, with particular emphasis on care for the aged. It was in November 1955 on a section of their family farm that Alamo Nursing Home was built and still serves the elderly today. State regulations required licensed personnel to be on staff so Fern went back to school and became an LPN and served as owner and Administrator for many years until her retirement.

She then went on to open and operate Fern’s Ceramics in Plainwell. She enjoyed porcelain making and had made many porcelain dolls for her family, even making the clothing by hand. She loved to fish and enjoyed crocheting and quilting and had also made several quilts for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Fern was very devoted to her family and would give the shirt off her own back if you needed it. She wanted to make life better for others. On November 26, 1927 she married Ray Enos who passed away in 1984.

Surviving are her son, Walter Enos, daughter-in-law, Betty Enos along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; children, Perry Enos, Catherine Preston and Mary Lou Holdeman; grandchildren, Sandy Hughes and Barbara Croy and siblings, Otha, Cecil, Herbert, Ronald, Goldie, Norma, Arthur, Bertha, Martha, Alice, Allen, Katherine, Richard, Raymond and Paul.

Friends may visit with Fern’s family starting at 11:00 A.M., Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the Funeral Service at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Greg Yarworth officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery, Alamo Township.

Contributions in memory of Fern may be made to the Alamo Nursing Home Activities Fund.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.winkelfuneralhome.com.             

Norma J. Stoneburner

December 21, 2016

Norma J. Stoneburner

Norma Jean Stoneburner age 79 passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born September 15, 1937 in Alamo Township the daughter of Milford and Goldie (Irwin) Tayer. For many years Norma had worked at V&V Lumber in Alamo retiring in 1995. She had also worked at First of America Bank. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, knitting, sewing, bowling and playing cards and bingo. Norma had been a 4-H leader and loved children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On June 23, 1956 at Alamo Congregational Church she married Harry Stoneburner who survives.

Also surviving are her 4 children, Louie (Gwen) Stoneburner of Pullman, Laurie Stoneburner of Battle Creek, Leslie (Colene) Stoneburner of Alamo and Lee (Susan) Stoneburner also of Alamo; 8 grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Brooke, Dustin, Raymond, Jordon, Cordell and Cora; 4 great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Grace, Kambree and Kailynn along with her sister, Mary Ellen Stoneburner.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit with Norma’s family from 5-8 P.M. on Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tom Koning officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Norma may be made to Faith Chapel Ministries or to the Alamo Nursing Home.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Joyce O’Dell

July 31, 2016

Joyce O’Dell

Joyce passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Alamo Nursing Home.

She was born March 13, 1924 in Muskegon to Walter and Anne (Boukamp) Ritter. For many years she had worked at Erways Home Bakery in Kalamazoo. In her spare time she liked playing the accordion and violin. Joyce loved life and helping others. She enjoyed crocheting and had volunteered to make booties and hats for premie babies and lap blankets for veterans until she was 91 years old. Joyce was an avid bingo player, life member of the Disabled American Veterans and was very active at the Alamo Nursing Home especially with Tea and Tunes.

Surviving are her children Darlene (Mike) Holesek, Mike O’Dell, Kathy Stephens and David (Rhonda) O’Dell; 13 grandchildren, several great and great-great-grandchildren and her siblings, Gloria Price, Walter Ritter and Jerry Ritter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Russ O’Dell, infant sons, Albert and Alfred; adult son, Ron O’Dell and siblings, Bob, Donald and Chuck Ritter.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Contributions in memory of Joyce may be made to the Alamo Nursing Home.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Alice M. McGoldrick

March 25, 2016

Alice M. McGoldrick

Alice McGoldrick age 78 passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at Alamo Nursing Home.

She was born September 28, 1937 in Kalamazoo to Jay and Daisy (Ross) Bullis.  Alice was a member of the Oak Grove Bible Church in Kalamazoo and enjoyed dancing, music, celebrating the holidays and spending time with her family. She had worked as a nurse’s aide at Alamo Nursing Home for several years. In 1971 she married Harold McGoldrick who survives.

Also surviving are her daughters, Betty (John) Letts of Otsego, Deborah Pequeno and Destiny (Mark) Paull both of Kalamazoo; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren and sisters, Janet Paull and Dorothy Paull.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sandra Branch; son-in-law, Jose Pequeno and brother, Don.

Friends may visit with Alice’s family from 2-4PM and 6-8PM on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:00AM with Pastor David Ives officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery, Alamo Township.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Shirley J. Bowe

April 15, 2015

Shirley J. Bowe

Shirley passed away Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 at Alamo Nursing Home.

She was born June 27, 1935 in South Bend, IN the daughter of Alfred and Evelyn Wojciechowski. For many years Shirley taught piano and singing lessons and was a vocalist at many community musicals. She attended and enjoyed singing at the Assembly of God Church in Plainwell. Shirley also enjoyed sewing, knitting, desserts, and lattes and had also had her private pilot license. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. On August 30, 1950 in Salisbury, MD she married Phillip Bowe who passed away in 2008.

Surviving are her children, David Bowe of Holland and Sharon Cremeans of Parchment; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Irvin Bouch; her husband; son, Timothy; and by her brothers, Donald and Cliff.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Assembly of God Church in Plainwell with Pastor Dave Alderman officiating. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Shirley may be made to the Plainwell Assembly of God.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Claire E. Wycoff

February 13, 2015

Claire E. Wycoff

Gene passed on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Alamo Nursing Home.

He was born April 23, 1921 in Benton Harbor, the son of Clarence and Ida (Merrill) Wycoff. Gene served his country in the US Navy during World War II. For 15 years he had worked at the Rex Paper Mill and then at Menasha until his retirement in 1983. Gene enjoyed gardening, woodworking, bowling, working on car engines, following the Detroit Tigers and Lions, camping with his family and spending winters in Florida which he had done for 20 years. On March 22, 1941 in Kalamazoo he married Doris Hayward who passed on in 2005.

Surviving are his children, Terry (Fran) Wycoff of Plainwell, Dianne (Dick) Andrews of Kalamazoo, Kathy (Larry) Peterson and David (Paula) Wycoff both of Plainwell; 10 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren and his sister, Phyllis Bower.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doris; infant son, Claire; son, Thomas; granddaughters, Melody Demo and Sherry Rabb; and by his siblings, Ken, Floyd, Marion and Florence.

Friends may meet with Gene’s family Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 2-4 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego and from 10 A.M. Monday, February 16, 2015 until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

Burial will follow at Green Bower Cemetery in Alamo Township.

Contributions in memory of Gene may be made to the Alamo Nursing Home.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Nancy A. Gwilliams

November 21, 2014

Nancy A. Gwilliams

Nancy passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born June 2, 1947 in Allegan, the daughter of Lavern and Helen (Germain) Lindsey. Nancy was a 1965 Otsego High School graduate. She started working in dietary service at Plainwell Pines Nursing Home and later became a nurse’s aide at Alamo Nursing Home for over 15 years. Nancy enjoyed going to church and having coffee and lunch with her friends.

Surviving are her daughter, Kristy (Matt) VanBeek of Plainwell; grandsons, Brennan VanBeek and Hayden VanBeek; sister, Kay Connor of Allegan; sister –in-law, Diana Turner; mother-in-law, Vera Gwilliams; several aunts, uncles, cousins, special friend, Ardis Wright of Allegan and her caretaker, Lou Phelps.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit with Nancy’s family Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Funeral Service will be held Monday at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Sean Kidd officiating. Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Nancy may be made to the American Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Linda L. Marschall

April 16, 2014

Linda L. Marschall

Linda Marschall of Otsego, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Alamo Nursing Home.

She was born February 27, 1936 in Muskegon Heights to Sid and Margaret (Easterly) Scott. On September 29, 1956 she married Melvin Marschall in Kalamazoo. Linda enjoyed playing cards, flower gardening, traveling, shopping, sending cards to all of her family and friends, reading and attending book club. For many years she worked the ticket booth at the Allegan County Fair. She was a member of the Alamo Congregational Church. Linda had a big heart having been a foster parent for more than 30 years.

Family was the most important thing to Linda she loved spending time with those she loved.  Surviving are her husband, Mel; her daughter, Diane (Gene) Slater; eight grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Slater, Scott (Kim) Slater, Keri (Sean) Newton, Kevin (Laura) Slater, Kristy (Travis) Taylor, Jessica Brady, Cassie Marschall, and Chelsea Marschall; 15 great-grandchildren; her sister, Loretta Scott of Muskegon Heights; and many extended family members.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Sid Scott and Margaret Hopkins; her son Chris in 1977; her 6 siblings, Lorraine Douglas, Leda Ladd, Lillian Knowles, Laverne Scott, Linwood “Boomer” Scott and Lois Traxler.

Friends may visit with her family from  2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, and from 1:00 P.M. to the time of the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. on Friday at the Alamo Congregational Church with  Pastor Don Boss officiating. Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Linda may be made to Alamo Congregational Church or Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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