William M. Burr Jr.

William M. Burr Jr.

William M. Burr Jr. of Plainwell, MI passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 at Wings Home in Allegan. He was born January 18, 1938 in Plainwell the son of Thelma Nunley and William Burr Sr. William was a veteran of the United States Army and served his country overseas from 1957-1959. He attended Western Michigan University and received a degree in Chemistry and Mathematics. As an active member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, the Otsego United Methodist Church, William volunteered with Child Protective Services of Allegan County and was an advocate for environmental responsibility. He retired from Upjohn and Pharmoptima after 51 years. William devoted his life to his church, his wife, his children and grandchildren and was dedicated to serving others. On July 2, 1960 he married Barbara Hellenthal who survives. Also surviving are his children, Jeffery (Nancy) Burr of Otsego, Brian (Mary) Burr of Plainwell and Jennifer Burr of Plainwell; 4 grandchildren, David, Gregory, Mason and Lauren Burr and sister, Sandra Burr.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Otsego United Methodist Church at 5:30pm with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

Burial of ashes with Military Honors will take place at a later time.

Contributions in memory of William may be made to the Wings Home or to Wings of Hope Hospice.

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


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  1. Jim & Joanie Curtis says:

    As long time friends, Joanie and I are so saddened of his loss. Our best to Barbara and families.
    Jim & Joanie Curtis

  2. Becky Deaton says:

    Barbara and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Bills passing. He was such a sweet spirit and caring gentleman. God Bless all of you in the days ahead.

  3. Heather Luyk (Reed) says:

    Sorry to hear of Uncle Bills passing. I know without a doubt that he is happy and healthy in heaven and looking down on us all. Prayers to all of the Burr family!

  4. Vince Papa says:

    Barb and Family
    We are so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. Such a kind man! Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Vince and Linda Papa

  5. Vince Papa says:

    Barb and family
    We are so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. May happy memories help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Vince and Linda Papa

  6. Dick and Sylvia Davis says:

    Barb and family Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. God now holds him in his arms and he is healed and well. Bless all of you

  7. Debbie Brokus says:

    Jeff and Nancy loving thoughts and warm hugs. Jeff, I know how much you loved your dad. Thinking of you during this tough time.

  8. Ric @ Rosie Sorretino says:

    Barb and family our hearts break for you. we pray God wraps his arms around you and gives you comfort in this time of sorrow..he will be missed..

  9. Billy & Julie Shannon says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Family!!

  10. Jerry & Carole Greenman says:

    Barb, we are so saddened to hear of your loss. Please know you and your children are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort during this difficult time. Our love to you my friend.

  11. William Burmeister says:

    Barb and family, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have nothing but good memories of Bill. He was a kind and caring man. Your loss is Heavens gain for sure. Prayers and Peace,
    Bill Burmeister

  12. Molly Mentzer says:

    Barb & Family, so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was a very kind & caring man. Have so many wonderful memories from years past. Cherish your memories. Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers.

  13. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    Our thoughts and sympathy are with you.

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