Catherine E. Fales

December 31, 2013

Catherine E. Fales

 Catherine E. Fales of Gobles, passed away December 31, 2013 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born February 5, 1943 in Kalamazoo to Daniel and Barbara (Drake) Bromley.  Cathy graduated from Gull Lake High School and attended Michigan State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. She was a teacher for 2 years at Glerum Elementary School in Holland, MI, and then worked several years as a personnel assistant at FMB Bank until her retirement in 1998.

Cathy loved being at home with her family, collecting recipes, baking cookies, crafts, flower gardening, and watching birds. On April 9, 1966 she married Leon Fales who survives, they re-married on May 25, 1996.

Also surviving are her daughters, Cindy Head of Kalamazoo, Kimberly Morse of Hamilton and Wendy Prange of Martin; five grandchildren, Ben, Dustin, Jack, Rachel and Cambri; a soon to be born great-grandson, Braxton; three brothers, Bill (Luella) Bromley of Delton, Steve (Barb) Bromley of Lexington, KY and Jim (Sue) Bromley of Hemet, CA and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents.

Friends may meet with her family at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, MI on Friday, January 3, 2014 from 10am until the time of the funeral at 11am, Pastor Jeff Worden officiating. Burial will follow at Earl Cemetery, Kendall.

Contributions in memory of Cathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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Larry Wason

November 14, 2012

Larry Wason

Larry L.Wason of Otsego passed away, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at his home. Larry was born June 21, 1942 in Plainwell, the son of Albert and Junerose (Livingston) Wason and was a lifelong resident of Otsego. For 34 years he was employed with Plainwell Paper Co. until 2000. Then he worked at Schafers Bakery until 2002. In his leisure time, Larry enjoyed watching his son and grandson play ball, his granddaughter grow up and Pierre’s racing.

On June 29, 1963 in Otsego, he married his wife of 49 years, Linda (Baker) Wason who survives. Also surviving are his sons, Pierre Wason of Gobles and Franky Wason of Otsego; two grandchildren, Jonathan Wason of Fort Knox, KY and Samantha at home; his brother, Robert Wason; his sister, Dian Florian; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Harriet Bolhuis and a brother, Albert A. Wason. Cremation has taken place.

A memorial visitation will be held Friday, November 16, 2012 from 4 – 6 the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, followed by a gathering at the Church of God in Otsego. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

Marianne Miner

December 28, 2011

Marianne Miner

Marianne D. Miner of Allegan (formerly of Otsego) passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in Allegan. Mrs. Miner was born July 25, 1941 in Kalamazoo to Virgil and Vernice (Roebuck) Burchette. Marianne loved her family and was a devoted homemaker. Her leisure time was spent reading and doing arts and crafts.

Surviving are two sons and five daughters, William (Susan) Miner of Otsego, Joseph (Denise) Miner of Borculo, Michelle (Jeff) Coulter of Otsego, Geana (Bruce) Miner of Allegan, Dorothy Warrington of East Jordan, Viva Benton and Amy Miner, both of Plainwell; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Frances Stephenson of Florida, James Burchette of Otsego, Kay Evans of Arkansas, Richard Burchette of Florida and Carmen Rayman of Alamo; an uncle, Lawrence “Sonny” Roebuck of Florida; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Joseph Miner, III; and two daughters, Letha Burkhead and Brenda Dean.

Her family will greet friends from 1 to 3PM Saturday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M., Minister Richard Wiley officiating. Burial will be at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Marianne may be made to American Diabetes Association.

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