James A. Endres

March 28, 2018

James A. Endres

James passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home in Kalamazoo.

He was born January 17, 1930 in Covington, KY, the son of William and Hennrietta (Foremeyer) Endres and grew up on the family farm in Independence, KY. Jim proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. For 34 years he had worked at General Motors until his retirement.

In his spare time he enjoyed working on the farm, hunting, fishing and traveling the country in his motorhome. Jim was an active member of St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego and a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus.

On September 11, 1954 in Ludlow, KY he married Marilyn Mershon who preceded him in death in 1999.

Surviving are his children, Bill (Diane) Endres of Kalamazoo, Jim (Laura) Endres of Kalamazoo, Bob (Margie) of Davisburg, Cathie (Paul) Matlock of Kalamazoo, Connie Endres of Kalamazoo and Jack (Mary Layne) Endres of Kalamazoo; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister –in –law, Joan Endres and his companion, Bea Gauthier.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marilyn in 1999, son, Bart Endres in 1986; brother, Delbert Endres and sister, Betty Kesler.

Friends may visit with Jim’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with a rosary service at 7:30 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego with Rev Fr Simon Manjooran officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to St. Margaret Catholic Church Endowment Fund.

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

Gertrude E. Rohr

March 17, 2017

Gertrude E. Rohr

Trudy passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her home in Kalamazoo.

She was born March 18, 1934 in Menominee, MI, the daughter of Samuel and Gertrude (Jenkins) Martell. Trudy was a part of the Yaya Sisters and enjoyed playing cards and taking trips to the casino. She was also a member of the Workers of Mary and St. Margaret Catholic Church. Trudy was a great cook and loved spending time with her grandchildren. On October 8, 1955 in Menominee she married George Rohr who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Linda (C.A.) Bowen of AL, William (Kim) Rohr of Otsego, John (Marcia) Rohr of Paw Paw, Edward Rohr of Alamo, Adam (Kim) Rohr of Kalamazoo and Laura (Gerard) Moyer of Kalamazoo; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and brother, Loren Martell.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Charlotte Friedman and Laura Clumpner and brothers, Sam and Pete Martell.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Trudy’s family from 1-4 P.M. on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with a scripture service at 3:00.  A memorial service will take place Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego, with Father Ben Huynh officiating.

Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta at a later time.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Trudy may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Ministry.

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

Bernard L. DeBruyne

August 9, 2016

Bernard L. DeBruyne

Bernard Leroy DeBruyne peacefully made his transition from his earthly home to his Heavenly home on August 6, 2016.

He was born November 16, 1933 to Dora Mae and Jacob DeBruyne in Plainwell. On December 24, 1952 Bernard married his sweetheart Barbara Ann Stickley. They welcomed their first child, Debra Lynn in 1954, son, Mark in 1957, daughter, Pam in 1959 and son, Michael in 1961. Bernard was in the Navy from 1951 to 1954 active duty and 4 years inactive. He was in the Korean War abroad the USS Des Moines. He returned home to Plainwell and started working at Plainwell Paper in 1957 until his retirement in 1996. Bernard was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed woodworking, carving ducks and playing the guitar and cards with his friends. He was in bowling leagues and enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved his LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST and also took great pride in his family name. Bernard was a hardworking simple man who loved his wife, children, grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren so very much. He was a jokester and made statements wherever he went.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Barbara DeBruyne of Otsego, son, Mark (Kathy) DeBruyne of Plainwell, daughter, Pam (Charlie) DeBruyne McQueer of Otsego and son, Michael (Tammy) DeBruyne of Kalamazoo; one sister, Carol Brewster of Texas; 12 grandchildren, Gretchen Kershaw, Amanda DeBruyne, Thomas (Meghan) DeBruyne, Jacob (Brittany) DeBruyne, Josh (Jerrica) DeBruyne, Justin DeBruyne, Heather McQueer, Brooke McQueer, Steve (Cindy) McQueer, Tracy (Chad) St. Clair and Josh and Travis Kent; 9 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren and his beloved dogs Katy Marie and Bo Jangles.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Dora & Jacob DeBruyne; firstborn daughter, Debra DeBruyne; firstborn grandson, Michael Sloan Harris and sisters, June Bradshaw, Doris Ferguson, Shirley Stowell and Helen Watts.

Friends may visit with Bernard’s family starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM with Minister Gretchen Kershaw officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Military Honors by VFW Post #3030.

After the committal service a luncheon will take place at St. Margaret Church in Otsego.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Bernard may be made to US Department of Veterans Affairs.

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

David Chappell

May 29, 2015

David Chappell

David L. Chappell of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Kalamazoo. David was born August 15, 1927 in Kalamazoo to Floyd McNair and Margaret Marie (Kelly) Chappell. He graduated from St. Augustine High School and attended Western Michigan University. David was an Army Veteran of WWII serving as a radio operator in the occupational force in Japan. For many years he was employed with Local #357 Plumber Pipefitters and served as Superintendent during the construction of the Cook and Palisades Nuclear Plants. He was a former member of the Plainwell Lions Club and the Otsego Elks and had served as a St. Margaret School Board Member. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus #7796 and had served as Grand Knight and received the Knight of the Year award several times. Dave had built several of his homes and in his leisure time he enjoyed sailing on Lake Michigan and Pine Lake.

On September 30, 1950 at St. Augustine’s in Kalamazoo he married Marilyn Elizabeth Allen, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Gregory (Jodi Voss) of Yakima, WA, Jeff (Char) of Plainwell, Jennifer (Tim) Mitchell of Otsego, David (Gail Harmon) of Shelbyville, Nancy (John) Eaton of Kalamazoo and Joel (Cynthia) of Otsego; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle in 1984; a granddaughter, Erica Mitchell in 2009; a great-granddaughter, Audrey Mellis in 2011; and siblings, Robert, Betty Johnson, Richard, Paul, James, Fredric and Gerald.

Friends may meet with David’s family at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM, with a Rosary at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Margaret Catholic Church Monday, June 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM, Rev. Fr. Donald Klingler, Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery, Otsego, with Military Honors by V.F.W. Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of David may be made to St. Margaret School, or Knights of Columbus #7796.

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

 

 

Daniel D. Handley

April 29, 2015

Daniel D. Handley

Daniel D. Handley of Plainwell passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at his home in Plainwell. He was born to Hugh and Alta (Atkinson) Handley August 9, 1920 in Plainwell. Dan spent most of his youth in Plainwell, except for short periods in Grand Rapids, Flint and also in Shinglehouse, PA., his parents’ home town. He attended Plainwell Schools and graduated in 1939. Immediately thereafter, he joined the US Navy and served honorably before, during and after WWII. He was discharged on April 1, 1947 as a Chief Radioman. He was joined in marriage with Mary Frances Ward in Brooklyn, NY on April 3, 1948. They lived in Fairmont, W. VA for a time where Dan worked at the local radio station, but they soon decided that they wanted to live around family and moved back to Dan’s hometown of Plainwell. Dan started work at the old Sutherland Paper Company and stayed through all the changes in management for 36 years, retiring from James River Corp. in 1984. Dan was a life member of the Knights of Columbus and served as Grand Knight of St. Margaret Council #7796 from 1984-86.

Mary Frances passed away in 1993 after many years of fighting leukemia. Dan was also preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ruth Jones. Dan is survived by 6 children, Daniel Jr. (Jeanne) of Staten Island, NY, Patrick (Mary) of Portage, Maureen Summers of Tucson, AZ, Catherine McAuliffe of Plainwell, Eileen (Mike) Burke of Plainwell and Matthew (Sabiene) of Raleigh, NC; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Friends may meet with Dan’s family Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM, with a Rosary at 7:00 PM at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Fr. Ted Martin, Celebrant. Burial with Military Honors will follow at St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Dan may be made to St. Margaret School, the Congregation of St. Joseph or the Alzheimer’s Assoc.

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

Bernard Warnement

September 29, 2014

Bernard Warnement

Bernard “Bud” J. Warnement of Plainwell, MI passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at Wings Home in Allegan. Bud was born October 21, 1928 in Plainwell, MI, the son of Albert and Evon (Buhren) Warnement. Bud was a 1946 graduate of Plainwell High School. Following graduation he served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On July 1, 1950 in Otsego, Bud was married to Vivian J. Paddock. For many years Bud was the co-owner of A.H. Warnement Farm Equipment and Repair in Plainwell, selling new and used farm equipment and working as a tractor mechanic. Bud served with the Plainwell Fire Department for several years and with Gun Plain Twp. Fire Department for over 65 years, serving as Chief and Assistant Chief. Bud also served as Gun Plain Twp. Trustee for 40 years. On April 2, 2014 he was honored with a certificate for “Outstanding Achievement” by the Gun Plain Twp. Board. He was a member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Otsego and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 7796.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian; siblings, Joan Boniface of Delton, Louise Gates of Plainwell, Albert W. (Sally) Warnement of Sturgis and Paul Warnement of Delton; and many nieces and nephews. Bud was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Josephine; his parents and by his brothers Francis and Edward.

Friends may meet with Bud’s family at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 2-4 and from 6-8pm with a Rosary to begin at 6pm. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10a.m. at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego, with Rev. Fr. Ted Martin officiating. Burial will follow at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Bud may be made to Wings of Hope, St. Margaret’s Catholic Church or to St. Margaret’s School.

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

Leon Holmes

September 14, 2014

Leon Holmes

Leon ‘Mort’ ‘Lovey’ Holmes of Otsego, MI passed away peacefully Saturday, September 13, 2014 at his home in Otsego. Leon was born July 1, 1927 in Otsego to Waldo and Mary Agnes (Kortokrax) Holmes. Leon served his country in the Army during WW II.

He is survived by his longtime companion Sally Hendrixson; 6 children, Dan (Connie) Holmes of Kalamazoo, Joe (Cindy) Holmes of Plainwell, Jeff Holmes of Ludington, Rob (Frances) Holmes of Arcadia, Pam Holmes of Gobles, Angela (Rick) McKeown of Gobles; 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan, daughter Teresa, grandson Shawn and his sister Carolyn Lawrence.

Leon’s love of automobiles led to a lifetime career as an auto mechanic. He owned Morton’s Garage in Kalamazoo for over 30 years. He was an avid bowler, bowling a 300 game at age 72. Leon enjoyed boating, water skiing and fixing anything. He loved good food and most of all he cherished his family. His great sense of humor touched the lives of everyone he knew.

Friends may visit with Leon’s family from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 10 A.M. at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Otsego with Rev. Fr. Ted Martin officiating. Burial will follow at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Leon may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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

 

 

Frederick Campbell

July 31, 2014

Frederick Campbell

Frederick T. Campbell Otsego passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at his home in Otsego. Fred was born May 5, 1923 in Woodsfield, Ohio to Ralph and Louise (Barry) Campbell. He served his country in the US Army and met the love of his life Gilda Berardi while on a two day leave with her brother Tony. They were married April 24, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA spending 68 years together until her passing in February 2014. Fred was employed with the MEAD Corporation as a production worker until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, the American Legion, Otsego V.F.W. Post #3030. In his leisure time he loved hunting & fishing, watching westerns, listening to country music and word search books. He and Gilda had traveled to all 48 lower states and had volunteered for the Otsego Library.

Surviving are his children, George “Andy” Campbell, Anna Schulz, Diana Campbell, Thomas (Jan) Campbell and David (Arlene) Campbell; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Virginia, Sue and Pete. Preceding him in death are his parents; his wife; and great-granddaughter, Breann.

Friends may visit with Fred’s family on Monday, August 4, 2014, from 6-8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 11 A.M. at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors by Otsego V.F.W. Post 3030. Contributions in memory of Fred may be made to the Otsego District Public Library or the Otsego VFW Post #3030.

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

Gilda ‘Jill’ Campbell

February 20, 2014

Gilda ‘Jill’ Campbell

 

Gilda ‘Jill’ Campbell age 91 of Otsego passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Campbell was born July 21, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA to Joseph and Antoinette (Christiand) Berardi.  Jill met Fred Campbell when her brother Tony brought him home on a two day leave and they were married April 24, 1946.

Jill worked at the Nulty Insurance Agency for 25 years. She and Fred were active members at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church where Jill worked many fund raisers, funeral dinners and helped build the school. She was an active volunteer with the VFW, Otsego Library and participated in many Senior programs and activities.

In her early retirement she loved to travel; knit and crochet donating many of the items she made to Christian Neighbors; play board games and read. Most of all she loved to give hugs and have her grandchildren and great-grandchildren around her.

Surviving are her husband of almost 68 years Fred; her children, George ‘Andy’ Campbell, Diane Campbell, Anna Schulz, Thomas (Jan) Campbell and David (Arlene) Campbell; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her brothers, Anthony and Francis and a great granddaughter, Breanna. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Margaret’s Church Friday with a Rosary at 12 Noon followed by the Mass at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Fr. Donald Klingler celebrant. Burial will take place at a later time at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Jill may be made to Otsego District Public Library or Wings of Hope Hospice.

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

Alice A. Gilbert

December 6, 2013

Alice A. Gilbert

 Alice A. Gilbert of Plainwell, passed away December 6, 2013 surrounded by her family at Wings Home in Allegan.

Alice was born April 29, 1922 in Clark County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Artus and Mary (Cooper) Channells. On December 28, 1940 she married Edward Gilbert in Wauson, Ohio.

Alice was employed at McPherson Dry Cleaners in Plainwell for several years and for over 20 years at Kal-Equip before her retirement.  She had spent many summers at Sandy Pines and following retirement she and Ed spent several years in Florida. In her leisure time she enjoyed crocheting, bowling and square dancing.

Surviving are her children, Ginny (Ed) Witherell of Plainwell, Sandra (Tony) LoPresto of Martin and Charles (Lou) Gilbert of Otsego; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. 

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband; and siblings, Virginia Lanz, Cecil Channells, and Barbara Black.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Otsego. Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Alice may be made to Wings Home or Wings of Hope Hospice.

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

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