David “Chuck” Kiel

August 4, 2017

David “Chuck” Kiel

David “Chuck” Kiel, 76, of Plainwell, Michigan passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at his home.

Chuck was born on June 26, 1941 in   Kalamazoo to David and Gretchen (Bennett) Kiel.  Chuck proudly served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. On October 7, 1961 he married Judy Westfield in Otsego.  He retired in 1993 after 25 years as a body shop manager.  Chuck’s wonderful sense of humor never waned, even during his illness.  He was a great storyteller with  a contagious laugh.   He looked forward to visiting with friends, playing cards, and enjoyed trips to the casino with his buddies.  In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was dedicated to his family and proud of their accomplishments.  Chuck was a coach and avid fan and supporter of Otsego and Plainwell High School athletics.  He loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports.  His love for his grandchildren extended his life and he inspired them to never give up.

Survivors include his loving wife Judy, children David “Fred” (Debbie) Kiel of Plainwell, Timothy C (Dana) Kiel of Kalamazoo and Angela K (Mike) Galovan of Plainwell; 6 grandchildren Mitchell, Nick, Olivia, David, Alex and Julia; sisters, Victoria “Sis” (Bill) Johnston, Mary Whittaker and Alison (Tony) Johnson and his brother Lauren “Skip” Kiel.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Otsego United Methodist Church with the Reverend Joe Shaler officiating.  Military honors will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.  Visitation will be from  5 -- 8  pm on Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. 

Memorials may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn Street, Allegan, Michigan 49010   or the Otsego United Methodist Church, 223 East Allegan Street, Otsego, Michigan  49078.

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


David F. Marsac

July 29, 2017

David F. Marsac

David passed away July 28, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born November 23, 1934 in Oxford, Michigan the son of Clifford and Ruth (Swann) Marsac. He served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. For many years he had worked for Consumers Energy and then General Motors until his retirement.

In his spare time David enjoyed golfing on area leagues, even hitting a hole in one, he belonged to the quilting group at the Gun Lake Community Church, and he enjoyed exercising, playing cards, bird watching and traveling across the US and overseas. He was a member of the American Legion of Dorr.

David was a people person and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. On July 19, 1993 he married Jeannie Lawler who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Fred (Debi) Marsac of Clarkston and Janet (Brian) Sinclair of Grand Rapids; 4 grandchildren, Daniel (Karine), Kara (Matt), Ben and Hannah; great-granddaughter, Leilani; siblings, Yvonne Marsac and Joe Marsac along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Neal and John.

Friends may visit with David’s family from 5-8 P.M., Thursday, August 3, 2017 with a rosary service at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Military Honors by the American Legion of Dorr.

Contributions in memory of David may be made to Christian Neighbors.

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

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