Bartalameo B. Pirrone

December 20, 2017

Bartalameo B. Pirrone

Ben passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Rose Arbor Hospice.

He was born September 4, 1930 in Otsego the son of Jake and Anna (Badalamenti) Pirrone. A graduate of Otsego High School he attended St. Francis School of Art. Ben had worked as a graphic designer with Sugden Studios, Brown Company (James River), Merchant Publishing Company and Ben Pirrone Photography.

In his spare time he enjoyed painting and photography. Ben was a member of the Kalamazoo Institute of Art and the Portage Senior Center. On March 25, 1950 he married Alice Wearmouth who passed away on February 11, 2004.

Surviving are his children, Christofer Michaels of Lansing, Teri (Larry Maycock) Coburn of Kalamazoo and Jeff (Sheryl) Pirrone of Otsego; four grandchildren, James (Erin) Coburn of Parchment, Crysta (Greg Pizzino) Coburn of Ypsilanti, Eric Pirrone of Otsego and Jena (Tony) Sposato of Wayland; 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, James (Merikay) Pirrone of South Carolina and Jock (Laurie) Pirrone of Middleville; sister, Josephine (Tony) Megna of Grand Haven; many nieces and nephews and his companion, Becca the cat.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son-in-law, Dave Coburn; brothers, Benjamin Pirrone and Joseph Pirrone and sister, Mary Marciniak.

Friends may visit with Ben’s family from 4-7 P.M., Friday, December 22, 2017 with a rosary at 6:30 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 23, 2017 with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating.

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

Contributions in memory of Ben may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Heart Association.

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

Betty Emma Cornelia

August 5, 2017

Betty Emma Cornelia

Betty Emma Cornelia passed away Thursday afternoon, August 3, 2017 at the Life Care Center in Plainwell. 

She was born June 14, 1934 in Little Lake, Michigan.  She was the 2nd youngest daughter of 12 children born to Jerry and Emma (Furaitor) Westman.  On August 13, 1952 she married Norman Cornelia in Amasa, Michigan.  Betty was a homebody and Norman’s service in the U.S. Air Corp meant lots of moves, and thus lots of places to call home for the family . They eventually settled in Otsego.  Betty enjoyed crafts such as crocheting and even doll making.  She liked to Wii Bowl and watch Golf on T.V.  Betty was a wonderful cook and baker, making large meals for her family. 

Survivors include her children, Debra Joy (Dennis) Carlon of Wayland, Ginger (Ron) Schoonbeck of Kalamazoo and Dennis Cornelia (Lucy Henry) of Plainwell; 10 grandchildren, Melissa, Jody, Daniel, Christopher, Rose, Bruce, Kevin, Merritt III, Michael and Kelly; 24 great grandchildren and she was looking forward to her first  great great granddaughter’s birth.  She is also survived by her sisters, Marie Jensen of Gwinn, Michigan and Sharon Anderson of Ishpeming, Michigan and sister in law MaryAnn Westman of Racine, Wisconcin.  She was preceded in death by her husband, and 9 siblings.  

Betty will be laid to rest by her husband Norman at Hematite Cemetery in Amasa, Michigan at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3940 Peninsular Dr SE # 180, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

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

             

Terry W. Chandler

December 5, 2016

Terry W. Chandler

Terry W. Chandler age 72 of Plainwell passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center.

He was born April 1, 1944 in Kalamazoo the son of Floyd and Dorothy (Miller) Chandler. He served his country in the US Navy as a boiler operator during Vietnam. For around 30 years he had worked at Wilson Air Equipment until his retirement in 2004. Terry belonged to several car clubs in the area. He enjoyed showing off his classic cars at Deano’s and the Gilmore Car Museum. On June 23, 1979 in Vicksburg he married Marilyn Clark who passed away in January 2013.

Surviving are their children, Marie (Greg) Silva of Turlock, CA, Melissa (Paul) Slachter of Wyoming and Terry Jr. (Jennifer) Chandler of Paw Paw and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, infant brother, Jimmy and sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Jim Adam.

Friends may visit with Terry’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 10, 2016.

Cremation will follow.

Burial of ashes will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lawton at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Terry may be made to the Veterans Association or to the American Heart Association.

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

Dorothy M. Veldt

June 29, 2016

Dorothy M. Veldt

Dorothy passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Life Care Center of Plainwell.

She was born October 30, 1939 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Donald and Margaret (Billings) Hamilton. Dorothy was a skilled seamstress and took great pride in her work. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, watching hummingbirds and spending time with her grandchildren. On July 19, 1954 in Otsego she married Robert Veldt who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Jerald (Diane) Veldt of Plainwell, James (Crystal) Veldt of FL and Joni (Bill) Fixel of Okemos; 4 grandchildren, Rob, Melissa, Rachelle and Becky; 3 great-grandchildren, Isaac, Lyla and Kael; her sister, Carol Ayers of Battle Creek and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents and siblings, Jack and Mary Lou.

Friends may visit with Dorothy’s family from 6-8 PM on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will take place Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Paul Laborde officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Dorothy may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

Pauline G. Powers

February 24, 2016

Pauline G. Powers

Pauline passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 in Florida.

She was born January 30, 1936 in Allegan the daughter of Guy and Erma (Morris) Foote. Pauline was a lifelong resident of the area and for many years had worked at Parker Hannifin. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, bowling on area leagues, playing cards especially mahjong, taking care of her many flower gardens, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On October 7, 1955 at the Otsego Church of God she married Ronald Powers who survives. They spent 60 wonderful years together and after Pauline’s retirement they enjoyed spending the winters in Florida.

Also surviving are their children, Ron (Patty) Powers, Rick (Cheryl) Powers, Robin (Greg) Smith and Rhonda (Joe) Lesman; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Dale (Sharon) Foote and Geraldine “Jeri” Hartwell and sisters –in-law, Linda Noyes, Joyce Foote and Sharon Fitzpatrick along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her mother and father-in-law; siblings, infant brother, Carl, Leroy Foote, Jack Foote and Betty (Jim) Lutes and brothers-in-law, Chuck Powers and Archie Fitzpatrick.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will be held Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego Township with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating. 

Contributions in memory of Pauline may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

Marjorie Youtzy

January 31, 2015

Marjorie Youtzy

Marjorie Youtzy of Otsego passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 in Otsego. Mrs. Youtzy was born December 5, 1914 in Watson Township to George and Florence (Kelly) Germain. On October 19, 1932 she married Frank Youtzy in Battle Creek. In her leisure time Marjorie had enjoyed dancing, painting, crocheting, gardening, knitting and had been skilled at caning chairs; she had many talents. Surviving are her children, Wanda Sheridan, Dawn Forney and Cecil Youtzy; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; her sister Doris Reynolds. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank in 1994; 4 sisters and 1 brother; a son, Alfred ‘Bill’ Youtzy; son-in-law Ralph Forney and daughter-in-law Paula Youtzy.

Cremation has taken place. Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Marjorie may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

Theodore Simonds

July 26, 2014

Theodore Simonds

Theodore Simonds of Otsego passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

Ted was born February 4, 1965 in Kalamazoo the son of James and Maxine (Wilkinson) Simonds. He had done lawn care as the owner/operator of Bill & Ted’s Lawn Care and had worked several other jobs in the area, most recently working for Gary Sanders Well Drilling.Ted enjoyed trains, traveling to the lake for sunsets and spending time fishing. He will be remembered as a kind hearted man who loved his family.

Surviving are his father, James; his siblings, Dale (Lucy) Simonds of Allegan, Ralph (Ruth) Simonds of Allegan, LaVerne (Joyce) Simonds of Mattawan and Michael (Deborah) Simonds of Otsego; several nieces and nephews; and his soul mate Sue Miner.

He was preceded in death by his mother and by his best friend Bill Miner.

Cremation has taken place.

A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 2 P.M. at 706 26th Street, Allegan.

Contributions in memory of Ted may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

Donald B. Holmes

March 19, 2014

Donald B. Holmes

Donald passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 at his home.

He was born November 17, 1940 in Plainwell to the late Bernard “Speed” and Hazel (Parker) Holmes. A lifelong resident to the area, “Donnie” graduated from Otsego High School in 1959. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the V.F.W. Post #3030, the American Legion Post #84 and the Moose Lodge #365.

Don prided himself on his expertise in operating and repairing heavy equipment and was employed for many years by Operating Engineers Local 324, retiring in 1998. He was known for his devilish smile and his love of motorsports, particularly NASCAR. In his younger years, he raced everything from cars to boats, and later enjoyed watching his son Jeff compete at the BMX track. His leisure time involved slower-speed activities like bowling, fishing and reading. One of Don’s proudest accomplishments was raising his youngest son David alone to be a very nice and responsible young man.

Surviving are his children, David Holmes, Traci (Rich) Walker, Jeff Holmes, Tami (Bob) Currie, and Jay Woodward; grandchildren, Matthew (Sara) Currie, Heather Currie, Nick, Josh and Leah Walker; sisters, Joyce (Daniel) McClellan and Carol (Ronald) Lovelace; many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial luncheon is scheduled for Sunday, March 23 at 1 PM at the V.F.W. Post in Otsego. Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta on a later date.

Contributions in memory of Don may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

William H. Henderson

February 21, 2014

William H. Henderson

William H. Henderson age 88 formerly of Otsego passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in El Paso, Texas.

Mr. Henderson was born July 29, 1925 to Harvey and Lillian (Krueger) Henderson in Otsego. He was a graduate of Otsego High School and for over 30 years was a lineman for Consumers Power until his retirement in 1980. He served his country in the Navy during WWII. William was a life member of the V.F.W. and Elks and enjoyed making jewelry in his spare time.

On December 24, 1962 in Plainwell he married Sandra E. Roebuck who died in 1993. Also preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, Harvey “Bud” Henderson in 2004; and his grandson, Matthew Henderson in 1979.

Surviving is his son, William (Donna) Henderson of Kalamazoo; his grandchildren, Michael (Heather) Henderson of Mecosta, Michelle (Matt) Garlock of Kalamazoo and Jason (Jessica) Henderson of Florida; nine great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Rolene Henderson; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time.

Contributions in memory of William may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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

Lewis C. Kiser

December 16, 2013

Lewis C. Kiser

Lewis Charles Kiser of Kalamazoo passed away Monday, December 16, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Kiser was born January 14, 1924 in New Castle, PA to Lewis G. and Marguerite (Knoblock) Kiser.  During WWII he served his country in the U.S. Army. Lewis earned his Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Tri-State University in Angola, IN, and taught engineering at Valparaiso University. He was a 30 year resident of Mentor, OH, where he was active in his church, holding several leadership positions and teaching Sunday School. He also served his community in various capacities. Lewis was a life member of the NRA and a member of the American Legion.

On August 20, 1971 in Kalamazoo he married Roberta Weimer, who died in 2011.Also preceding him in death were two step-sons, Thomas and Don Masley.

Surviving are a daughter and two sons, Kristine Fuller of Italy, Lewis Kent (Carolyn) Kiser of Pine Lake and Robert Kiser, D.O. of Kalamazoo; a step-son, David (Ann) Masley of Kerrville, TX; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Floyd (Nancy) Cotton; a brother-in-law, Lloyd Weimer; former wife Marjean (Kent) Kiser of Kalamazoo.

Friends may visit with his family from 10:30 A.M. until the time of the service at 11:30 A.M. Friday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, Fr. Joel Turmo officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta at 1:30 P.M.

Contributions in memory of Lewis may be made to the Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation or the American Heart Association.

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

 

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