Jack Mitchell

February 14, 2015

Jack Mitchell

Jack Mitchell of Plainwell, MI passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 in Kalamazoo. Jack was born July 16, 1939 in Montmorency County, Lewiston to Leslie & Doris (Carlson) Mitchell. He had been employed for over 30 years at Plainwell Paper Company and in his leisure time enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling.

Surviving are his wife, Linda; his children, Sheri Mitchell, Rosamond, CA, Douglas & Pamela Mitchell, Grandville, MI, Robert & Katie Mitchell, Milford, OH; grandchildren, Nicole & Mike Rodriguez, Brycen, Joshua, Carter, Racheal, Jeremiah, Connor, Angelia, Dustin & Abby Schuiteboer, Rusty & Rachael Schuiteboer, August & Amanda Schuiteboer; great grandchildren, Isabella, Eric, Anna, Jonah, Logan, Lexie, Chloe, Izik, Hunter, Colton, Cassie, McKinsey, Emily, Reed and best friends, Mark & Shawn; sister, Judy & Richard Cohoon and brother Leslie (Butch). He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Stella Newell.

Friends may meet with his family at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. for a family and friends gathering which will include a slideshow and some sharing that will be led by his family.

Contributions in memory of Jack may be made to Christian Neighbors or West Michigan Cancer Center.

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

 

Hazel Stewart

March 17, 2013

Hazel Stewart

Hazel E. Stewart of Plainwell, MI passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 at her home. Hazel was born March 26, 1944 in Aberdeen, WA, the daughter of Clarence and Opal (Sweeny) Wells. Hazel enjoyed Bingo, sewing, quilting, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. She believed material possessions are just things, but family and friends are priceless. Hazel was a two time cancer survivor. She worked over 20 years in construction with her husband and sons and did factory work, most recently as a quality control inspector at Allegan Metal Finishing, retiring in 2008.

On February 14, 1968 in Allegan, she married Bud Stewart, who preceded her in death in 2009. She was also preceded in death by a son, James “Pork” Stewart; a granddaughter, Athena Holly; her parents, Clarence & Opal Wells; 3 sisters, Marge Martin, Doris Edison and Donna Lambert.

She is survived by her children, Elmer (Deana) Holly of NC, Sharon (Wayne) Youtzy of Elkhart, IN, Naomi (Horace) Bryant of Plainwell, Larry (Trish) Holly of Kalamazoo, Richard “Rick” Stewart of Otsego, Theron “Punk” Stewart of Plainwell, Kim (Charles) Steele of Kalamazoo, Bud (Sam) Stewart of FL, Jamie (Mary) McDole and Loretta (Don) Wheeler of Otsego; 34 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Tonya Stewart; her siblings, Joyce (Richard) Koch of Shannon, GA, David Wells of FL, Dale (Margaret) Wells of Plainwell, Orrin “Ben” Wells of Martin and Albert Wells of Lincoln, NB; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Friends may meet with the family Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where funeral services will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 11:00 AM, Pastor Kent Frens officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the West Michigan Cancer Center.

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

Russell Shaff

October 22, 2012

Russell Shaff

Russell D. Shaff of Kalamazoo, Michigan passed away Monday, October 22, 2012 in Kalamazoo. Russell was born September 27, 1931 in Kalamazoo the son of Daniel and Marian (Russell) Shaff. He graduated from Otsego High School in 1951. On June 5, 1954, in Kalamazoo, he married Jeanette Stephenson who survives. Russell had been a self-employed builder for 31 years. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Robin (Fred) Smith of Plainwell and Deborah (Troy) Smith of Glenmoore, PA; 5 grandchildren, Ericjohn (Michelle) Usselman, Lisa Usselman, Jessica Sciangola, Stephenie Sciangola and Courtney Smith; 1 great-granddaughter, Hanna Usselman. Russell and Jeanette enjoyed wintering in Winter Haven, Florida since 1992 and Russell enjoyed playing the accordion for the enjoyment of others.

Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Michigan Cancer Center.

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

 

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