Spencer “Skip” Sherwood

October 17, 2013

Spencer “Skip” Sherwood

Spencer “Skip” Sherwood of Otsego, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in Plainwell. Skip was born June 29, 1939 in Otsego, the son of Spencer and Millicent (Smith) Sherwood. He worked for Parker Brass for 40 years before his retirement in 2002. On December 3, 1960 he married Romaine Ellis in Otsego.

Skip was a member of the Otsego Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cutting wood (often sharing with many of his neighbors and friends). More than anything Skip loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Surviving are his 3 daughters, Lenette Sherwood (Carol Batker) of Raleigh, NC, Anita Sherwood and Edith (Bret) Rietkerk both of Otsego; grandchildren, Matthew (Tara) Boerman, Katie Rietkerk, Mariah Rininger, and Ain Rietkerk; great-granddaughters Keira and Quinn Boerman. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; an infant son; and son, Shawn Thomas Sherwood.

Friends may meet with his family on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. until time of the service at 2:00 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, MI with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.  Burial will follow at Lindsley Cemetery. In honor of Skip his family asks that acts of kindness be done for others.

Messages of condolence for his family may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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