Dorothy J. Brumm

December 18, 2018

Dorothy J. Brumm

Dorothy passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

She was born June 27, 1935 in Sandusky, Michigan, the daughter of William and Minnie (Monzo) Schultz. Dorothy was a wonderful homemaker and took pride in keeping a beautiful home for her family. She was a two time cancer survivor and enjoyed traveling the United States and spending winters in Arizona. Dorothy also enjoyed growing and selling vegetables from her garden. She had attended the Cooper Congregational Church.

On December 15, 1952 in Marlett, Michigan she married Richard Brumm who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Sherry Buck of Ludington and Rick (Terri) Brumm of Otsego; 4 grandchildren, Stacy (Brent) Daggett, Lisa (Jason) Lloyd, Matthew (Amanda) Brumm and Chris Brumm along with 4 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ralph.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

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

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

John P. Cole

December 16, 2018

John P. Cole

John passed away December 15, 2018 at his home in Plainwell surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 28, 1943 in Montebello, California, the son of Orville and Joeshpine (Hart) Cole. John proudly served his country for in the US Army for seven years and served a full tour in the Vietnam War. For 36 years he had worked at General Motors until his retirement in 2005.

John was a kind hearted man who enjoyed traveling the world and taking photographs. He also enjoyed collecting stamps and coins and drinking a cold beer. He was a member of the Otsego VFW Post #3030 and the American Legion.

On August 11, 1988 in Las Vegas he married Nancy Herwick who survives.

Also surviving are his daughter, Shannon (Lynn Jr.) Carpenter of Dorr; step-daughter, Denise Nelsen of Kalamazoo and step-son, Doug (Carol) Cole of Arizona; 7 grandchildren, Sean, Douglas, Courtney, Trever, Tayler, Trenton and Cassidy; 3 great-grandchildren, Remmie, Lou and Riley; his brother, Ronnie Cole of Kansas and his nephew, Donnie Frost of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Francis Cole and sister, Gail Berg.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with John’s family from 3-6 P.M., Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Burial of ashes will take place at 1:00 P.M., Monday, December 24, 2018 at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of John may be made to the Otsego VFW Post #3030.

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

Larry D. Guess

October 31, 2018

Larry D. Guess

Larry went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at his home in Shelbyville.

He was born November 23, 1944 in Kalamazoo the son of Ernie and Nora (Dowell) Guess. Larry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He had worked for many years at Plainwell Paper until his retirement in 2000.

In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with Bubby and Maybelle, fishing, listening to music, attending football and baseball games, spending time outdoors, tending his flowers and mowing his yard. Larry was a member of the American Legion Post 84 in Otsego and had enjoyed spending the last 20 winters in Florida with his wife.

On June 9, 1990 he married Myrtle Sparks who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Deanna Sonnerville, Laura Witherspoon, Dawn Forsmann, Brian Guess, Kimberly Noble, Matt Noble, Della Hilts, Christina Thompson and Shelly Belka; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings, Betty Guess, Ernest, Jerry and Bob Guess; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Shirley Caswell and wife, Cora Guess.

Friends may visit with Larry’s family starting at 12:00 P.M., Monday, November 5, 2018 at the Pentecostal Church of Christ in Orangeville, until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Mike Risner officiating.

Burial will follow at Oakhill Cemetery in Orangeville.

Military Honors by the American Legion Post 84 of Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to Reverence Home Health and Hospice.

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

John E. Jaeger

September 5, 2018

John E. Jaeger

John passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

He was born January 18, 1945 in Chicago the son of Elliott and Virginia (Sims) Jaeger. John proudly served his country in the US Marine Corp in Vietnam in communications from 1967 to 1970. John loved to run. He attended DePaul University with a track and field scholarship and is a member of their Athletic Hall of Fame. He had worked at Pipp Hospital in Plainwell and at the VA Hospital in Battle Creek until his retirement in 2009.

He was an accomplished artist and loved to paint and draw. Many of his paintings have been shown locally and he has a piece in this year’s Art Prize in Grand Rapids. John enjoyed following the Chicago sports teams especially the Cubs and also Michigan State University.

On November 20, 1992 at the United Methodist Church of Otsego he married Judy (Stoneburner) Hunt who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Bill Jaeger of Coldwater, Tim (Ruth) Jaeger of TN, Becky (Ryan) Gottried of NC, Ruth Rozankovich of Kalamazoo and Charlie (Blair) Hunt of Wyoming; grandchildren, Ty, Hannah, Nolan, Micah, Abigail, Roseanne and Reuben; sister, Sue (Cliff) Miller of Ann Arbor and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Tom.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may meet with John’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 7, 2018, at the United Methodist Church of Otsego until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

Military Honors by VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of John may be made to the American Heart Association or to the United Methodist Church of Otsego.

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

Bramuel “Hayes” Belcher

August 20, 2018

Bramuel “Hayes” Belcher

Hayes passed away peacefully Sunday, August 19, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Otsego.

He was born in Moberly, Missouri, the son of Bramuel and Ethel (Munden) Belcher. Hayes proudly served his country in the US Marines. He had owned and operated Belcher Welding until his retirement. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, being outside watching nature, working in his vegetable and flower gardens and doing yard work.

Hayes loved his country and enjoyed participating in many parades with the Marine Corp. For many years he volunteered his time driving veterans to the VA Hospital in Battle Creek. He was a member of the DAV, Kalamazoo Detachment Marine Corps League, Military Order of Purple Heart, VFW, American Legion, NRA and the AMVETS.

Hayes married Virginia “Ginny” Williams in Kalamazoo and they spent 58 wonderful years together.

Surviving are his wife; children, Dave (Gail) Perrin of Colorado, Dan (Sally) Perrin of Kalamazoo, Linda Perrin of Florida, Carol Dykstra of Plainwell, Steven (Rene) Belcher of Vicksburg and Bruce (Jan) Belcher of Canada; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and several cousins including a special cousin, JoAnn.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may visit with Hayes’ family from 6-8 P.M., Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held at 9:30 A.M., Friday, August 24, 2018 at the United Methodist Church of Otsego with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

Burial will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.

Contributions in memory of Hayes may be made to the U.S. Marine Corp League or to Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan.

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

Lucile W. “Jerry” Nyberg

August 8, 2018

Lucile W. “Jerry” Nyberg

 Jerry passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Allegan County Medical Care Community.

She was born September 28, 1917 in Allegan the daughter of Martin and Pearl (Durand) Akom. Jerry was a 1935 Allegan High School graduate and lifelong resident of the area. She attended Mahar’s Business College and as a young woman had worked as a secretary for the County Road Commission.

On April 7, 1940, at her parent’s home in Allegan she married her high school sweetheart, Lawrence Nyberg. They were married for over 50 years and together they operated Nyberg Funeral Home in Allegan from 1940 -1980.

Jerry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Allegan and the Lady Lions. She enjoyed snowmobiling and waterskiing at Miner Lake, playing bingo, eating candy and spending the winters in Florida. She was happiest when surrounded by her family and helping others.

Surviving are her daughters, Sandra (Douglas) Grabe of Kalamazoo and Sally (Michael) McCall of Hastings; 5 grandchildren, Kimberly (Paul) Chaffin, Kelli (Michael) Smith, Kristen (Jeff) Chaffin, Chris Grabe and Melissa (Ed) Mohlman and 11 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence in 1991; brother, Wilbur “Bill” Akom and sister, Thelma Stratton.

A graveside service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Hudson Corners Cemetery with Pastor Nathan Smith officiating.

Contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to the First Baptist Church in Allegan.

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

Jodi L. Cook

August 4, 2018

Jodi L. Cook

Jodi passed away Friday, August 3, 2018 at her home in Kalamazoo.

She was born August 16, 1971 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Thomas Kruithoff and Cheryl (Adams) Case. Jodi was a 1989 Plainwell High School graduate and as a young woman had worked at Spencer Gifts and had also done children’s photography. Most recently she had worked at Phoenix Properties and McDonalds.

Jodi was always happy, enjoyed making people laugh and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. She liked playing cribbage and cards, doing crossword puzzles and hanging out with her lifelong friends from 12th Street. She spent the last 15 amazing years with her Lovey, fiancé, Terrance Sistrunk. Jodi loved her family dearly.

Surviving are her children, Katie Earl of Plainwell and Jackson Cook of Kalamazoo; grandson, Chance Lee; fiancé, Terrance; her parents; siblings, Leah Darrow, Cy Kruithoff and Jonah Metzer along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Judy Kruithoff; brother, Scott Kruithoff and her grandparents.

Friends may meet with Jodi’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Tom Davenport officiating. 

Cremation will follow.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Jodi may be made to her family for a scholarship for her grandson.

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

Velma M Chisholm

July 29, 2018

Velma M Chisholm

Velma passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at her home in Plainwell.

She was born March 9, 1937 in Cushing, Oklahoma, the daughter of Kenneth and Sadie (Fields) Matlock. For many years Velma had worked at the Kalamazoo State Hospital until her retirement in 1996.

In her free time she enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, bowling, and crocheting. Velma was a member of the Women of the Moose in Otsego.

Surviving are her children, Richard (Myra) Tullis of Gobles, Wesley Stratton of Decatur, James (Diana) Stratton of Comstock, Harley Stratton of Plainwell and Brenda (Mark) Adams of Plainwell; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and her sister, Faye Christine Wallace.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 12 siblings.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park in Kalamazoo at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Velma may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Christian Neighbors.

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

Scott N. Chamberlain

July 26, 2018

Scott N. Chamberlain

Scott passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 in Wisconsin.

He was born March 1, 1971 in Allegan the son of Eugene and Barbara (Kline) Chamberlain. For many years Scott had worked in construction until an injury forced him to retire in 2012. Scott loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most of all Scott loved spending time with his children.

On September 18, 2003 he married Carrie Schoneboom who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Samantha, Chloe, Lane and Caitlyn; sisters, Shelly (Brian) Chapman, Kim (Larry) Bean, Kelly DeRuyscher and Karry Covault along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may visit with Scott’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Monday, July 30, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 31, 2018 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mattawan.

Contributions in memory of Scott may be made to his family for a college fund for his children.

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

Tadeusz “Tad” Gluchowski

June 9, 2018

Tadeusz “Tad” Gluchowski

Tad passed away Friday, June 8, 2018 in his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born November 7, 1951 in Drohiczyn Poland, son of Lucien and Michalina (Daniluk) Gluchowski. Tad immigrated to the US in 1978, where he met and married Sheryl (Foote). He co-owned and operated S&K Tool & Die Company in Kalamazoo for many years, and worked at Tengam Engineering at the time of his death.

Tad enjoyed his family, working, being outside or in his pole barn, auctions, and the company of his many friends.

Tad is survived by his wife Sheryl, children Aaron, Michalina and Elizabeth and grandchildren Tristen, Keegan, Aurora, Lochlan and Ezra, and numerous family members in Poland, including siblings Anna and Krzysztof, children Izabela & Rafal, several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 14, 2018, 5-7 PM at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego and Friday, June 15, 2018, 11 AM-Noon at Northbridge Church at 8824 Douglas Avenue. Funeral service will begin at Noon with the burial and a luncheon immediately following.

Gifts in memory of Tad will be divided between his favorite charities.

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

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