John R. Holcom

July 28, 2017

John R. Holcom

John passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at Diana’s Care in Otsego.

He was born June 30, 1925 in Leroy, MI the son of Russell and Beulah (Strine) Holcom. John proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII. For many years he had been a mechanic at Clark Equipment in Battle Creek until his retirement in 1986. John enjoyed his retirement working in his shop at home doing wood work.

Over the years he had made several musical instruments and pieces of furniture for his family and friends. He also enjoyed working in his yard and garden. John was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego. On May 7, 1949 at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Tustin, MI he married Margaret Fauble who passed away in 2013.

Surviving are his children, Carol Rose of Plainwell, John (Deb) Holcom of Tifton, GA and Marcia (Dale) Working of Kalamazoo; 5 grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Ronald (Kathy) Holcom and siblings, Robert, Elwood and Ronald Holcom and Louella Briggs.

Friends may visit with John’s family from 3-6 P.M., Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 31, 2017 at Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego with Pastor Nathaniel Timmermann officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Burial of ashes will take place at Sherman Township Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of John may be made to Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego or Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan.

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