Archer E. Woodstock Sr.

February 11, 2014

Archer E. Woodstock Sr.

 

Archer “Arch” Woodstock age 87 of Otsego, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Dussia House in Otsego.

He was born June 19, 1926 in Otsego, the son of Archer and Mary (Coon) Woodstock. He served his country in the Navy during WWII on the Pacific Front. For over 45 years Arch was employed at Mac Sim Bar/Mead/Rock Tenn as a maintenance worker. His life was centered on his Lord, everyone who knew Arch knows how important his relationship with his Savior was. He enjoyed golfing and was a very hard worker who was always helping others. He took care of and loved his family very much.

On July 2, 2004 he married Betty L. Sheldon who survives. Also surviving are his sons, Archer “Jr” (Sandy) of Benton Harbor, Andrew (Sherry) of Plainwell, Ralph (Debbi) of Otsego, Robert (Kelly) of Ohio, and Scott (Julie) of Otsego; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his sister Mary Dennis of Traverse City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Thelma; his brothers, Charles, Lawrence, Paul and Robert.

Friends may visit with his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, February 14, 2014, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Friendship Wesleyan Church of Plainwell, with Pastor Kevin Smith officiating. Burial will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Archer may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or Friendship Wesleyan Church of Plainwell.

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

Donald Himelrick

September 4, 2013

Donald Himelrick

Donald C. Himelrick, Sr. of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013, in Allegan. Mr. Himelrick was born August 4, 1930, to Earl and Lillian (Chalmers) Himelrick.

Don graduated from Northeastern University and Burdett College, both in Massachusetts. For many years he was employed as comptroller/treasurer, first with Cabot, Cabot and Forbes in Boston, MA, and later with Meyer C. Weiner of Kalamazoo. Don loved his family. In his leisure time he enjoyed photography, cooking, camping, fishing, swimming and collecting toy trains. He had helped to establish the Kalamazoo Toy Train Co. Don was a member of the Assembly of God, Plainwell, where he served as church treasurer and director of the church’s homeless shelter.

On May 8, 1955 in Middleton, MA he married Loretta Luzinski, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters and a son, Joyce (John) Davis of Otsego, Sharon Dolfin of Bloomingdale, Lauren (Mark) Witsaman of Grand Rapids and Donald Chalmers (Bernadette) Himelrick, Jr. of Plainwell; 11 grandchildren, Michael, Angela, Danita, Nathaniel, Casey, Catherine, Donald III, Lillian, Blaise, Mara and Conrad; siblings, Robert (Carolyne) Himelrick of Florida, David Himelrick and Gail (Peter) Smith, both of Massachusetts; several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place . A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the Plainwell Assembly of God Church, 202 S. Sherwood Ave., Plainwell, Michigan. Don’s family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 to 11 A.M.  A luncheon immediately following the service will be at the Plainwell Community Center.

Contributions in memory of Don may be made to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission.

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

Matthew Artis

May 28, 2013

Matthew Artis

Matthew A. ‘Matt’ Artis, Sr. of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013.

Matt was born February 12, 1970 in Plainwell to Larry and Mary (Dumas) Artis and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a Christian and a member of Plainwell Assembly of God. He volunteered with St. Vincent DePaul Society and had also served as president of TOPS Michigan Chapter 610.

Surviving are two sons, Matthew Alan Artis, Jr. and David Isaiah Artis, both of Otsego; his parents, Larry and Mary Artis of Otsego; brothers, William ‘Bill’ (Tammy) Artis and Michael (Tony Holewinski) Artis, both of Kalamazoo; a sister-in-law, Susan Artis of Kalamazoo; a niece and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Artis in 2010; and by his grandparents.

Memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Plainwell Assembly of God, 202 S. Sherwood Ave., Plainwell, MI  49080 where memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 29, 2013, with Pastor David Alderman officiating.

Contributions in memory of Matt may be made to Plainwell Assembly of God, 202 S. Sherwood Ave., Plainwell, MI  49080, or St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. Margaret Church, 766 S. Farmer St., Otsego, MI  49078.

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

Hank Collick

May 21, 2013

Hank Collick

Richard Henry ‘Hank’ Collick, Sr. of Kalamazoo, Michigan, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Kalamazoo. Hank was born July 9, 1927 in Allegan to Thomas John II and Rose (Hawkins) Collick .

Hank had worked for Al Schanz Plumbing and Heating in Kalamazoo and served in the US Army in Korea. He was a loving and caring man who devoted his life to his family.

Surviving are his wife, Betty, to whom he was married for 62 years; and his children, Pamela of Portage, Cindy (Glen) of Washington State, Richard Jr.(Mandy) of Kalamazoo, Diana of Kalamazoo, Deb (Steve) of Plainwell and Lisa of Plainwell; 8 grandchildren, Michelle, Scott (Courtney), Bryon (Jennifer), Greg (Tabitha), Jessica, Branden, Ryan and Blake; 13 great-grandchildren; Devin, Kaylee, Sarah, Kimberley, Andrew, Hunter, Maygen, Trent, Conner, Chase, Alessandra, Luciana, and Kylee; 4 sisters, Francis, Marie, Betty and Peggy; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Thomas John III, Edward and William; and 2 sisters, Doreen and May.

Friends may meet with the family Friday, May 24, 2013, from 1 to 2 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Pastor Will Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego with Military Honors by Otsego V.F.W. Post #3030 and the Michigan National Guard.

Donations in Hank’s memory may be made to Berean Baptist Church, Portage.

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

David Hedges, Sr.

January 1, 2013

David Hedges, Sr.

David C. Hedges, Sr. of Plainwell, Michigtan, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012, in Plainwell. Mr. Hedges was born March 29, 1929 in Kulin, Missouri to Ruben and Hodie Hedges.

For over 20 years he was employed with Southwest Gravel and since 1984 worked at Dave’s Auto. Surviving are 5 children, Donna (Mike) O’Connell of Allegan, Chuck Stratton of Otsego, David Hedges of Plainwell, Bruce (Sue) Hedges of Vicksburg and Donnie (Carla) Hedges of Allegan; a daughter-in-law, Verdeen Stratton of Lincoln, Nebraska;14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen (Wright) Hedges; 3 sons, William, Raymond and Terry Stratton; 4 sisters and 1 brother.

Cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with Dave’s family from 10 to 11 am Thursday, January 3, 2013, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Jason Zimmer officiating.

Contributions in memory of Dave may be made to Heartland Hospice.

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

Gerald Halstead

August 11, 2012

Gerald Halstead

Gerald V. Halstead, Sr. of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012, at his home. Mr. Halstead was born May 17, 1921 in Otsego to Orson and Alice (Tilley) Halstead and was a lifelong resident of the area. During WWII he served his country in the U.S. Navy. For many years he was employed as a welder with General Motors, retiring in 1983.

Gerald was a member of the Otsego V.F.W. Post #3030, the C.B. Club and had been active in the Boy Scouts. In his leisure time he enjoyed traveling, deer hunting, bowling, golfing and fishing.

On June 14, 1946 in Otsego he married Alberta Lawrence, who died in 1999. Also preceding him in death were his mother, Alice Halstead; step-father, Ben Wedel; six sisters, Virginia, Luella, Francis, Gladys, Golda and Helen; two brothers, Bill and Leon; a granddaughter, Penny Warn; and a grandson, Kenneth Birman.

Surviving are two sons and two daughters, Gerald ‘Jerry’ (Pat) Halstead, Jr. of Plainwell, Shirley Hermenitt and Steven (Janet) Halstead, both of Otsego, and Linda (Dick) Berends of Grand Rapids; 19 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Gerald’s family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, with Military Honors by V.F.W. Post #3030 and the Navy National Guard.

Contributions in memory of Gerald may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

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

William Burd

July 31, 2012

William Burd

William E. ‘Bill’ Burd, Sr. of Hart, Michigan (formerly of Gull Lake) died Monday, July 30, 2012 in Hart. Bill was born August 2, 1931 in Doster, MI to Ernest and Lois (Sanders) Burd. An Otsego High School graduate, he had served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion in Ludington. For over 30 years he was employed with DeHaan Heating & Cooling in Kalamazoo. Upon his retirement he moved to Hart. In his leisure time he was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Surviving are 5 children, Bill (Gayle) Burd, Jr. of Hart, James Burd of Saline, MI, Celinda Matamoros of Summerfield, FL, Jay (April) Burd of Wayland and Brad (Suzan) Burd of Richland; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; a sister and 3 brothers, Velma Todd, Melvin Burd and Jerry (Cheryl) Burd, all of Otsego and Richard (Jeanne) Burd of Martin; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Burd; 2 sisters-in-law, Marie Burd and Eloise Burd; and a brother-in-law, Mark Todd.

Friends may meet Bill’s family beginning at 12:00 Noon Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, with funeral celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.

Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the Ludington American Legion.

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

Edward Laws, Sr.

September 21, 2011

Edward Laws, Sr.

Edward J. Laws, Sr. of Allegan, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at his home. Mr. Laws was born February 23, 1922 in Otsego to Harry and Ethel (Emry) Laws and was a lifelong resident of the area.

During WWII he served in the U.S. Army, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded a Purple Heart. For many years he was employed with K.V.P. Sutherland Paper Co. in Kalamazoo. Ed raised and hauled livestock until he was 82 and had also worked for Otsego Township for 15 years.

On October 6, 1984 in Allegan he married Virginia (Phelps) Kelley, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Edward Jr. (Marti) Laws of Bolivia, NC; Allen (Karin) Laws of Otsego, John (Michele) Laws of Gobles, Jessie (Ed) Jankowiak of Otsego and Paul (Tina) Laws of Allegan; three step-daughters, Kathy (Randy) Arman, Glenda Kelley and Kimberly Kelley, all of Allegan; 48 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Altha (Burdette) Belcher of Kalamazoo; a brother, Bill Laws of Mattawan; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Barb Morrell in 2009; and four brothers, Howard, Robert, Harry and Richard.

In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, with Rev. David Reed officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030.

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

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

Albert “‘Al'” Boylan, Sr.

January 14, 2011

Albert “‘Al

of Otsego, MI
Birthplace: Otsego, MI

October 16, 1929 -- January 14, 2011

Visitation:
Monday, January 17, 2011 From 5-8 P.M.
Winkel Funeral Home (directions)
207 E. Allegan St.
P.O. Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078
Ph: (269) 692-2721

Services:
Time: January 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church (directions)
1290 M-40 S.
Allegan, MI 49010
Ph: (269) 673-5683

Albert ‘Al’ Boylan passed away Friday, January 14, 2011. Mr. Boylan was born October 16, 1929 the son of James and Julia (Thorp) Boylan. Al worked as a welder for E & B Machine in Otsego where he retired as a supervisor. He was a jack of all trades working in the paper mill, as a welder for landscape forms, driving trucks, working for civil defense and the sheriff reserves. He loved working on cars and called himself a shade tree mechanic. Al enjoyed helping people, above all else Al’s family was very important to him. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Allegan. On July 3, 1949 in Allegan he married Charlotte Watson, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 4 daughters, Albert Jr. (Faith) Boylan of Grandville, John (Juanita) Boylan of Plainwell, Beth (Royal) Thayer of Otsego, Anne (Todd) Peck of Three Rivers, Susan (William) Miner of Otsego, Pauline (Phillip) Green of Otsego; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Irene Dendel and Eileen Davis. Al was preceded in death by a son, James; brothers, George, James, Irvin and Gerald and sisters Tressa Vote and Virginia Faucher. Friends may meet with Al’s family Monday from 5-8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 A.M. at the First Baptist Church of Allegan with Pastor Greg Carlson officiating. Private family burial will follow at a later time. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Allegan or Kids Hope USA.

Robert “”Bob”” Henry, Sr.

January 9, 2011

Robert “”Bob”” Henry, Sr.

of Alamo Township
Birthplace: Martin, Michigan

April 16, 1926 -- January 9, 2011

Visitation:
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from 4 to 6 PM
Winkel Funeral Home (directions)
207 E. Allegan St.
P.O. Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078
Ph: (269) 692-2721

Services:
Time: January 13, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Winkel Funeral Home (directions)
207 E. Allegan St.
P.O. Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078
Ph: (269) 692-2721

Robert L. “Bob” Henry, Sr. of Alamo, Michigan (formerly of Allegan) passed away Sunday, January 9, 2011 in Alamo. Mr. Henry was born April 16, 1926 in Martin to Samuel and Stella (Young) Henry and had been a lifelong resident of the area. During WWII he served nearly four years with the U.S. Navy and an additional four years in the Navy Reserves. For 23 years Bob was employed with Valley Metal building windows and then was a mechanic at Boylan Leasing for 17 years, retiring in 1988. Bob had a strong work ethic which he instilled into his children. A former pilot, he enjoyed collecting model planes and loved to repair electronics. Bob had attended the Watson Bible Church and later the Oak Grove Bible Church. On November 23, 1946 in Hopkins he was married to Lorraine Simpson, who survives. Also surviving are five children, Robert (Kelly) Henry, Jr. of Allegan, Patricia D’Amore of Pine Lake, Kay Hatten of Allegan, Gary (Barb) Henry of Gobles and Diane (Denny) Talsma of Allegan; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Maxine Arehart of Plainwell; a brother, LaVerne “Ben”(Evelyn) Henry of Zeeland; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings, Stewart Henry, Wayne Henry, Janette VanDine, Dorothy Doxey and Hollis Henry; and two grandchildren, Tony and Lisa. Friends may meet with Bob’s family from 4 to 6 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, with Pastor Ray Brown officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030. Burial will take place at Miner Cemetery at a later time. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Bob may be made to The Michigan Parkinson Foundation.

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