Harry Thompson

December 10, 2011

Harry Thompson

George H. “Harry” Thompson of Cooper, Michigan passed away Friday, December 9, 2011 in Plainwell. Harry was born September 13, 1912 in Mystic, Iowa to Ernest and Alice (Greenall) Thompson. On April 13, 1934 Harry married Alice Dryer in Jackson, MI. Harry owned and operated Thompson’s IGA in Cooper for many years.

Surviving are his son, William (Angeline) Thompson of Kalamazoo; sister, Ellen of Jackson; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Alice in 1978; brothers, Leslie, Fred, Joe and Ed and by his sister, Phyllis.

Friends may visit with Harry’s family from 11A.M. Wednesday until the time of the funeral at 12noon at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, Pastor Liegh Larson officiating. Burial will follow at West Cooper Cemetery, Cooper.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Harry may be made to Christian Neighbors in Plainwell or to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission.

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

John Arthur ‘Johnny’ Laster

November 20, 2011

John Arthur ‘Johnny’ Laster

John Arthur ‘Johnny’ Laster of Plainwell passed away Saturday, November 19, 2011 in Allegan. Mr. Laster was born May 17, 1918 in Scobey, Mississippi to Benjamin and Ruth (Denmun) Laster.

He served in the Army in Germany during WW II. Johnny was a Boy Scout leader, enjoyed camping, hunting and riding his tractors. He retired from Eaton Mfg. then worked for Midwest Motors.

Surviving are his children, Jack (Teri) Laster of Chase, Jan (Russ) Chapman of Plainwell, Jim Laster of Allegan and Jerry (Fran) Laster of Plainwell; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his wife Charlene in 2000 and 2 brothers, Eugene and Ben Eddy Laster.

Friends may visit with Johnny’s family from 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, Pastor Ray Brown officiating. Military Honors by V.F.W. Post 3030. Cremation will follow. Contributions in memory of Johnny may be made to the Memory Care Unit Allegan Co. Medical Care Community.

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

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