Lucile W. “Jerry” Nyberg

August 8, 2018

Lucile W. “Jerry” Nyberg

 Jerry passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Allegan County Medical Care Community.

She was born September 28, 1917 in Allegan the daughter of Martin and Pearl (Durand) Akom. Jerry was a 1935 Allegan High School graduate and lifelong resident of the area. She attended Mahar’s Business College and as a young woman had worked as a secretary for the County Road Commission.

On April 7, 1940, at her parent’s home in Allegan she married her high school sweetheart, Lawrence Nyberg. They were married for over 50 years and together they operated Nyberg Funeral Home in Allegan from 1940 -1980.

Jerry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Allegan and the Lady Lions. She enjoyed snowmobiling and waterskiing at Miner Lake, playing bingo, eating candy and spending the winters in Florida. She was happiest when surrounded by her family and helping others.

Surviving are her daughters, Sandra (Douglas) Grabe of Kalamazoo and Sally (Michael) McCall of Hastings; 5 grandchildren, Kimberly (Paul) Chaffin, Kelli (Michael) Smith, Kristen (Jeff) Chaffin, Chris Grabe and Melissa (Ed) Mohlman and 11 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence in 1991; brother, Wilbur “Bill” Akom and sister, Thelma Stratton.

A graveside service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Hudson Corners Cemetery with Pastor Nathan Smith officiating.

Contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to the First Baptist Church in Allegan.

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

Elaine A. Klein

May 21, 2018

Elaine A. Klein

Elaine passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Kairos Dwelling in Kalamazoo.

She was born October 29, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of John and Loretta (Gebert) Ackerman. Elaine enjoyed gardening, reading, doing crossword puzzles, traveling with her husband and meeting her friends at Baraga Manor for lunch. Most of all she loved taking care of her children and spending time with her grandchildren.

On March 31, 1951 in Cincinnati she married Howard Klein who passed away in 2001.

Surviving are her children, James (Debra) Klein of Akron, OH and Kathy (Chuck) Wolthuis of Allegan; 5 grandchildren, Justin, Nathan, Andrea, Josh and Dana; 2 step-grandchildren, Caleb and Corrie Wolthuis and 7 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, John and William Ackerman and Jean Otting.

Friends may visit with Elaine’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, May 24, 2018 at St. Margaret Catholic Church, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Donald Klingler officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Elaine may be made to Kairos Dwelling.

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

Joseph Lee III

April 2, 2018

Joseph Lee III

Joseph passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at his home. He was born September 14, 1983 in Kalamazoo to Sheila and Joseph Lee II. Joseph enjoyed the outdoors and worked trimming and felling trees. His job and his beard made him a natural lumberjack. Joseph was a motorcycle enthusiast and a loyal Lions Football fan. His greatest joy was hanging out with his sons. He is survived by his wife Melanie who he married July 4, 2014, sons, Evin, Jacob and Corbin; mother and stepfather Sheila and Ron Russell of Scotts, Michigan, father Joseph Lee II of Allegan; siblings Devon Stewart of Kalamazoo, Josh Lee, Jessica Crisman and Jaime Caldwell all of Allegan, many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is also survived by Dawn Paradise and Terry Stewart who treated him as a son. Friends may visit with his family beginning at 4:00pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 4 at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego. Celebration of Life services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 5 at the Winkel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made for the needs of the family. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Donald B. Moore

March 26, 2018

Donald B. Moore

Donald passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 surrounded by his family at his home in Otsego.

He was born May 17, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the son of Adelbert and Elizabeth (Masset) Moore. For many years Don had worked as the superintendent of machines at the Mead Corporation until his retirement in 1987.

In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, hunting, farming, working in his garden, Civil War history and antique tractors. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Otsego and a former board member of Christian Neighbors.

On July 29, 1950 in Otsego he married Rayma Fritz who survives.

Also surviving are his daughters, Donna (Russ) Philmon and Marilyn Moore; 9 grandchildren, Stephanie (Neil) Feltenberger, Tanya (Tim) Marsh, Rodney (Renee) Philmon, Abram (Amanda) Braden, Rachel (Adam) Todd, Jaime Braden, Camille (Alex) Dawson, Benjamin Arce and Micah (Abigail) Arce and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Rodney Moore; daughter, Nancy Braden and sister, Margaret Nichols.

Friends may visit with Don’s family from 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Otsego with Pastor Paul Laborde officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego Township.

Contributions in memory of Don may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan.

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

Moira S. Clark

October 6, 2017

Moira S. Clark

Moira passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 surrounded by her family at Allegan County Medical Care Community.

She was born April 17, 1924 in London, England the daughter of Stanley and Nellie (Mullens) Harvey. Moira had been in the British Military during WWII and met her husband, William Clark who was part of the US Army Military Police. They were married August 6, 1945 in London.

They returned to the US in September of 1946. Moria had worked for 10 years at Kal-Quip until her retirement. In her spare time she loved playing Bingo. Moira had been a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of Allegan since 1946 and was active in many church groups.

Surviving are her children, Elaine (Olin) Eggleston of Marcellus, John (Lylah) Clark of Allegan, Patricia “Trish” (Bruce) Adams of Allegan and Katherine Guerrant of Allegan; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Kath Ficken and Stan Harvey along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, John, Pat, Eileen and Margaret.

Friends may visit with Moira’s family from 6-8 PM, Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Allegan.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Moria may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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

Harold Lemley

April 13, 2017

In Memorial

Harold H. Lemley of Allegan passed away April 12, 2017 in Allegan. Harold was born December 25, 1949 in Allegan the son of Harry and Caroline (Carpenter) Lemley. He had worked at Hardings, Rockwell, GE, and retired from Menasha in 1993. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.

On December 27, 1970 in Hopkins he married Terri Hitt who survives. Also surviving are his children, Nancy Lyons and Leanne Lemley; 2 grandchildren, Luke and Brooke Lyons; several cousins and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Paula Ann Lemley; his siblings, Kenneth Lemley, Caroline Berry and Patricia Palmer. Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held.
Contributions in memory of Harold may be made to the ASPCA or Wings Home.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Douglas Roblyer

April 6, 2017

Douglas Roblyer

Douglas Roblyer of Allegan, Michigan passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Grand Rapids. 

Doug was born August 31, 1941 in Allegan, son of Leon and Verna (Rheynard) Roblyer.  He graduated from Otsego High School in 1960.  Doug retired from Perrigo in Allegan after 25 years of service.  On September 9, 2005 he married Irene Morgan in Allegan.  Doug enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, hunting, fishing and tending to the flower gardens with Irene.  His feelings about cats changed over the years and 3 of his best buddies, Missy, Kid and Sam, were his favorite felines.

Survivors include his wife, Irene; children Brian (Dawn) Roblyer of Plainwell, Julie (Tom) Moore of Plainwell and Cyndi (Bruce) Zimmerman of Otsego and their mother Sandra Roblyer of Mattawan; step children, James (Bert) Harris of Allegan and Richard (Pam) Harris of Mansfield, Ohio; ten grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and his sister Sally (Steve) Carpenter of Altamonte Springs, FL.

Visitation will be held 5 – 7 pm on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Winkel Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Hillside Cemetery in Gun Plain Twp,  with Pastor Kari Fast of the Hope Lutheran Church of Plainwell officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 100 W. Michigan, #210, Kalamazoo, MI 49007; The Alzheimer’s Association, 2300 Portage St, Suite 341, Kalamazoo, Michigan  49007 or to a charity of the donors choice.

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

Norman E. Monroe

January 30, 2017

Norman E. Monroe

Norm passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Wings Home in Allegan.

He was born March 8, 1935 in Detroit. Norm enjoyed bowling, following the Detroit Tigers, horse racing, his dogs and especially spending time on the family farm with family and friends.

Surviving are many sisters and brothers-in law.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Delbert Monroe and longtime companion, Norma Freeman.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Norm’s life will be held in the spring at the family farm.

Contributions in memory of Norm may be made to the Wings Home of Allegan.

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

Daniel L. Hurlbut Jr.

January 30, 2017

Daniel L. Hurlbut Jr.

Dan passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at his home in Otsego.

He was born March 29, 1961 in Boise, Idaho the son of Daniel and Mary Sue (Confer) Hurlbut. Dan enjoyed going to craft shows, reiki, studying religions, growing flowers and working on his lawn.

Surviving are his parents; daughters, Maurisa Leslie of Allegan, Natesha Hurlbut of Kalamazoo and Shenea (Jeff Leslie) Hurlbut of Allegan; grandchildren, Chloe Leslie, David Bosma, Matthew Jackson, Kiara Young, Riley Young, Bentley Young, Domanick Leslie, Myla Young, Lucas Leslie and J-Lynn Leslie and his brother, David (Marta) Hurlbut.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial visitation will be held from 2-4 P.M., Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Otsego Church of God in the fellowship hall.

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

Contributions in memory of Dan may be made to the Otsego Church of God.

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

Paul E. “Pete” Cary

January 27, 2017

Paul E. “Pete” Cary

Pete passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 surrounded by his family at the Wings Home in Allegan.

He was born May 10, 1924 in Allegan the son of Harry and Jennie (Barton) Cary. He served his country in the US Army 82nd Airborne Division during WWII and was part of the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Market Garden. Pete celebrated his 21st birthday in Paris on the day the war ended.

He had worked at Michigan Cottage Cheese for 25 years, owned and operated Skogmos Department Store and Bernea Foods until his retirement in 1986. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and playing cards. Pete was a life member of the Otsego Elks Lodge and the Otsego VFW Post #3030. On June 6, 1948 he married Mary Jane “Bunny” Cummings who passed away in 2015.

Surviving are his children, Christine (David) Hicks of Springfield, IL, Peter (Laura) Cary of Otsego and Kevin (Melissa) Cary of Cedar Springs; granddaughter, Helena Cary of Rockford; brother, Ronald (Lee) Cary of Otsego and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and siblings, Maxine Branch and Harry Cary. 

Friends may visit with Pete’s family from 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Pete may be made to Wings Home of Allegan.

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

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