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.

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.

Mary A. Marciniak

February 6, 2017

Mary A. Marciniak

Mary passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center.

She was born May 21, 1928 in Otsego the daughter of Jake and Bibbianna (Badalamenti) Pirrone. Mary had worked at her parent’s grocery store and became part owner following the death of her mother and was an integral part of the store. She had also worked at Bob’s Hardware, many local retail stores, several area catering business and had retired from Parker Hannifin in 1994. After retiring she worked as a childcare provider until she was 79 and had also worked at Meijer giving out samples for several years. In July 1964 she married Marion Marciniak who passed away in 2008.

Surviving are her children, Kathi Brazee of Wyoming, Kathy (Thomas) Zierer of KY, Kris White of Kalamazoo and Laura Syers of Grand Haven; 8 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Benjamin Pirrone, Jake Pirrone, James Pirrone and Josephine Megna along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Christine and brothers, Benjamin and Joseph.

Friends may visit with Mary’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Donald Klingler officiating.

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

Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

 

 

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

George Pearson

August 26, 2013

George Pearson

George A. Pearson of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013, at his home. Mr. Pearson was born December 4, 1919, in Plainwell to Arnold and Anna (Dewispelaere) Pearson and was a lifelong resident of the area.

In 1937 he graduated from Plainwell High School. For many years George and his brothers owned and operated Pearson and Sons Marathon in Plainwell. In his leisure time he enjoyed gardening, fishing, bowling and was an avid Plainwell football fan.

On July 9, 1949, in Otsego he married Hazel Keene, who passed away in February. Also preceding him in death were a daughter-in-law, Kelene Pearson; four brothers, Jack, Joe, Jim and Arnie Pearson; and a sister, Shirley Hileski.

Surviving are seven children, Michael (Patricia) Pearson of Otsego, James (Janet) Pearson, Kathleen Loughead, George Pearson, Jr. and David (Jenann) Pearson, all of Plainwell, Lisa (Paul) Pearson of Kalamazoo and Mark Pearson of Plainwell; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with George’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where the Rosary will be recited at 8:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Friday, August 30, 2013, at St. Margaret Church, Otsego, Rev. Fr. Brian Stanley and Rev. Fr. Don Klingler Celebrants. Burial will follow at St. Margaret Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of George may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. Margaret Church, 766 S. Farmer St., Otsego, MI 49078, or Southern Care, Inc., 4341 S. Westnedge Ave., #2100, Kalamazoo, MI  49008..

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

 

William Brown

July 30, 2012

William Brown

William J. “Bill” Brown of Allegan (formerly of Kalamazoo) died peacefully Monday, July 30, 2012, in Kalamazoo, surrounded by family. Mr. Brown was born December 26, 1922 to Howard and Louise (Noteboom) Brown and was a lifelong resident of the area.

Bill, who was married to Gladys Ball for 64 years, was a farmer, operating his own farm, and also ran Brown’s Farm Equipment with Gladys from the late 50s to early 70s. In his leisure time he enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting trips out west, bowling and dancing, especially to polkas. He also enjoyed his dog, Sparky. His family was very important to him and he most enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a generous man.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Gladys in 2010; a son, Don Brown; a granddaughter, Michelle Brown; two grandsons, Scott Brown and Doug Brown; a brother and a sister, Howard Brown and Mildred McGuire. Surviving are two sons and two daughters, Gary (Deidre) Brown of Kalamazoo, Dolores ‘Laurie’ (Robert) Augustine of Otsego, Beverly ‘Bev’ (Ken) Jacobs of Parchment and Carl Brown of South Carolina; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harry Brown of Hopkins; and a sister, Eleanor Priest, of Hopkins; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may meet with his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego, Fr. Gordon Greene celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Margaret Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

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