Caperton, Carl R.

Carl R. Caperton

May 23, 1936 - March 30, 2020

OTSEGO - Carl passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at Ely Manor in Allegan. He was born May 23, 1936 in Manila, Arkansas, the son of Charles and Mittie (Willbanks) Caperton. Carl proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He had worked at Plainwell Paper until it closed and at Upjohn as a boiler plant operator for 26 years until his retirement in 1998. Carl enjoyed working and fixing things at his church, around his house and for his friends and family. Carl loved spending time with his family especially his grandson. On June 24, 1966 at First Baptist Church of Otsego, he married Shirley Laughlin who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Cheryl Lynn Caperton- McEwen and grandson, James McEwen II both of Otsego; sisters Joan Romans of Arkansas and Yvonne Clay of Texas; nephew, Dan Lott of Martin along with several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Marion Schultz; sisters, Robbie Floyd and Ruth Lott and many extended family members and friends. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of Carl’s life will take place at a later time. Contributions in memory of Carl may be made to First Baptist Church of Otsego.
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TenBusschen, Debra (Deb)

Debra (Deb) TenBusschen

July 18, 1964 - March 29, 2020

OTSEGO - Deb passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in her home on March 29th, 2020 Deb was born to the late Earl (Toby) and Margie (Tootie) Lakeman, of Otsego MI on July 18th,1964. She graduated Otsego high school in 1982. She was married on July 26th, 1993 to the love of her life, David TenBusschen and they resided in Otsego. They raised two children, Lisa and Rob. She was a proud grandmother to four amazing grandkids; Dylan, Riley, Quinn and Carter. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She retired in 2017 from Safari Circuits, where she made life long friends that were like family. Deb enjoyed camping, music, dancing, Christmas, wintering in Florida, boating, bowling, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. Deb was a life member of the women's Auxiliary of the 3030 VFW in Otsego. Deb was proceeded in death by her father, Earl Lakeman, and her mother, Margie Lakeman. She is survived by her husband, David TenBusschen, her children, Lisa (Shawn) Bickings and Rob (Kelly) TenBusschen, her grandchildren, Dylan, Riley, Quinn and Carter, her siblings, Gary Lakeman of Otsego, Teri (Mike) Enos of Grand Haven, and Kelley (Jim Jr.) Dendel of Otsego. There will be a luncheon scheduled at the 3030 VFW at a later date. Donations can be made to Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan. 

Brooks, Dennis R.

February 01, 1944 - March 26, 2020

PLAINWELL - Dennis passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was born on February 1, 1944 to Richard and Ethel (Clark) Brooks. He is survived by his son Scott Brooks, sister Deloris Schau, brother Don (Margaret) Brooks, sister in law Tricia Brooks and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father (1989), his mother (2006), his wife Pat (1988) and his two sisters Carole and Diana.
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Wobma, Debra Sue

Debra Sue Wobma

August 12, 1954 - March 23, 2020

MARTIN - Deb passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 23rd, 2020. Deb was born on August 12th, 1954 and grew up in Wayland, Michigan. She attended Wayland High School graduating in 1972. On August 25th of that year Deb married David James Wobma. They resided in Wayland before moving to Martin in 1978. With her husband, Deb raised two daughters, Jennifer and Melissa. Deb also enjoyed working at Big Top Market as a greenhouse and produce manager. Deb enjoyed being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She also enjoyed crafts, painting, antique shopping, bird watching, crocheting, knitting, gardening with a special love of snapdragons.  Deb was preceded in death by her father Bud James. She is survived by her mother Norma Gardner, her husband David, daughters Jennifer Billington (Andy), Melissa Falicki (Kevin) and her grandchildren Kyle, Chloe, Julia, and Heidi. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

"Flowers are the music of the ground,
from Earth's lips spoken without sound"

Hewitt, Hal H.

Hal H. Hewitt

December 12, 1937 - March 23, 2020

VERSAILLES - Hal H. Hewitt, 82, husband of Phyllis B. Hewitt, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Allegan, Michigan on December 12, 1937 to the late Charles A. and Betty Counterman Hewitt. Hal was a graduate of Otsego High School and a 1960 graduate of Michigan Tech where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He was an Eagle Scout, a Mechanical Engineer for Clark for 32 years and owned Standardbred horses for 17 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Joan Baldwin Hewitt. Hal will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Phyllis Britton Hewitt, sister, Kay (Roger) Henrickson, (MI), son, Eric (Linda) Hewitt, (MI), daughter, Dawn Hewitt, (AL), bonus daughters Lesley (Sam) Lawson, (KY), Sarah (Wes) Dickerson, (KY), grandchildren, Joshua (Hannah) Hewitt, Seith (Amanda) Hewitt, Jamie Hewitt, Nicole Roberts, Addison Lawson, Morgan Lawson, John Mac Dickerson, Samuel Dickerson, and Emma Dickerson. Due to current gathering restrictions, a private graveside service will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego and a memorial service at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at PO Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or the Woodford Humane Society at PO Box 44 Versailles, KY 40383.
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Main, Zarlene

Zarlene Main

May 15, 1955 - March 23, 2020

PLAINWELL - Zarlene passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born May 15, 1955 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Nick and Rosemarie (Baker) Breedveld. Zarlene worked at Breedveld Shoes and later worked at Payless Shoes before retiring for medical reasons. In her free time she loved flower gardening and enjoyed spending time with people, especially her grandchildren. In 1977 she married Lawrence Edward Main who survives. Also surviving are her sons, Justin Edward (Amber) Main of Kalamazoo and Lawrence Richard (Katie) Main of Otsego; grandchildren, Ava, Aaden, Mason, Tinsley, Berkley, Alexa and Oakely and her siblings, John, Joan, JoLynne, Joel and Nick Breedveld. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jud. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of Zarlene’s life will be held at a later time. Contributions in memory of Zarlene may be made to Otsego VFW Post #3030.
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Standish, Brenda F.

Brenda F. Standish

February 18, 1944 - March 21, 2020

OTSEGO - Brenda went to be with her Lord on Saturday March 21st, 2020, peacefully at home. She was born February 18th, 1944 in Allegan, MI, the daughter of Donald and Lois (Johnson) Brooks. On November 25, 1961 she married the love of her life William Standish of Otsego, who survives. Brenda worked as the Food Service Director of Otsego Public Schools for 25 years until her retirement in 1999. She especially loved spending time with her family, baking, gardening, crocheting, traveling, puzzles, and serving her church family. Brenda will be greatly missed and always remembered for her kind heart and selfless spirit. Surviving are her husband, Bill; her children, Rick (Anna) Standish of Louisville, KY and Kris (Joel) Spitzner of Plainwell; grandchildren, Jake (Erika) Spitzner of Otsego and Adam (Ashley) Spitzner of Plainwell, and by four wonderful great grandchildren that were the joy of her life. She is also survived by her brother, Warren (Francis) Brooks; sister, Yvonne Watson and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ross Brooks. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of Brenda’s life will take place at a later time. Contributions in memory of Brenda may be made to At His Master’s Feet Ministries - elevator fund, 814 21st PO Box 73 Otsego, MI
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McLaughlin, Sally A.

Sally A. McLaughlin

May 13, 1939 - March 20, 2020

ALLEGN - Our beloved Sally McLaughlin was born on May 13, 1939 to Bill and Ruth (Hending) Heckman of Allegan. She passed away peacefully at home with her husband and children holding her hands on Friday, March 20, 2020. Sally lived a wonderful 80 years of life, spending 62 years married to the love of her life, Theodore “Ted” McLaughlin whom she wed on September 28, 1957. She leaves behind Ted, as well as their children, Rosemary (Troy) McKenney of Allegan and Brian (Nikki) McLaughlin of Hopkins. Aside from her husband and children, she also leaves behind her adored grandchildren, Brandon (Mandi) McKenney, Brittney (Travis) Bambacht, Brianna (Steven) Johnson all of Allegan, Alyssa and Lindsey McLaughlin, both of Hopkins. Sally was affectionately known as Grandma Sally to her precious great-grandchildren, Jaxon Michael, Kohen Vaughn, Ryver Rose, Jovie June and Eastyn Troy all of Allegan. She also leaves behind her best friend and sister, Sandy Farrer; her brother Dan (Mary Jo) Heckman, sisters-in-law, Cheryl Heckman and Sharon Heckman; nieces and nephews, Tammy, Craig, Andy, Matt, Sara, Connie, Boyd, Cammie, Rob, Monica and Courtney and many beloved cousins, family and special friends. Sally was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Bill Jr., Fred and Bob Heckman. Sally was a woman made for adventure and spent many years camping and traveling with her family and friends, capturing each moment she could on camera. She crafted her way through life with love and passion, illuminating warmth and comfort into each stitch for her family and friends. She spent many years as a 4-H leader and loved investing her time in the children she taught. Sally was one heck of a woman. Spending time with her loved ones always put a smile so big on her face that you could feel it in your heart. She is already missed dearly, but we know that she is dancing in heaven, playing cards and patiently waiting to meet her family from earth once again. We will honor her by hanging holiday decorations, eating all of the chocolate, sweet potato fries, cookies and ice cream and also by planting beautiful flowers and snuggling up with her handmade blankets. Until we meet again, we’re holding her in our hearts. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of Sally’s life will take place at a later time. Contributions in Sally’s honor may be donated to Hospice of Holland or Allegan County 4-H.
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Landells, Dorothy "Dot"

Dorothy "Dot" Landells

February 28, 1937 - March 20, 2020

OTSEGO - Dorothy passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at StoryPoint Senior Living in Portage. She was born February 28, 1937 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Carl and Ruth (VerPlank) Bultema. For over 20 years she had been a teacher’s aide at Allegan Street School in Otsego, a job she loved and will be remembered for. She often talked of her playground escapades and would remember if you were naughty & placed on “the wall”. Dot loved babies and all children. Her grandchildren & great-grandchildren were beyond special to her. She enjoyed knitting, reading, gardening and collecting beautifully illustrated children’s books. She was an avid colorer and guarded her stash of books and pencils with vigilance. She also enjoyed volunteering with the adult literacy program through Otsego District Public Library where she was also the treasurer for many years. Dot will be remembered for her quick wit, sense of humor and her kind heart. She was the life of the party and will be greatly missed. In 1957 she married Colin Landells who passed away in 2016. Surviving are her children, Joette and Gary Krusinga of Kalamazoo, Jill and Glenn Moore of Lowell and Jane and Randy Korthase of Boyne City; grandchildren, Erin (Joe) Licari, Shea (Ashley) Miller, Colin (Amy) Moore, Jake Krusinga and Charlie Krusinga; 2 great-grandchildren, Clara Ruth Moore and James Moore; siblings, Lois Offet and Gerald, Robert, James and John Bultema; many nieces and nephews and her well -loved pets, Penny and Nick. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, William Bultema and Phyllis Peters. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of Dot’s life will be held at a later time. Contributions in memory of Dot’s may be made to Otsego Public Schools Backpack Buddies program.
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Troman, Hope E.

Hope E. Troman

December 06, 1977 - March 18, 2020

PLAINWELL - Hope Emilia Troman, born December 6, 1977 in Plainwell, MI, passed away March 18, 2020. Hope was the youngest child and dearest daughter of the late Gordon Troman and Elizabeth (Esperanza Mata) Troman. She is survived by her four siblings Carmen (H. Steven) Reid, Tawse (Sue) Troman, Patrick Troman, and Theresa (Vincent) Wright. She is also survived by her grandfather Baudelio Mata and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Hartley and Erma Troman and Maria Luisa Mata. Hope graduated from Plainwell High School in 1996. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was a lifelong athlete. In her younger years she played soccer, basketball and swam. In high school and college she concentrated on soccer and played all four years at VCU. She went on to coach women’s soccer at Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. While in college she became interested in triathlons. She placed first in her age group in the Austrian Ironman qualifying her for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, which she completed. Hope worked for Trader Joe’s for many years which allowed her to live in different parts of the country. During this time she made lifelong friends whom she cherished. She was an avid outdoors person who loved hiking and camping, but most of all she loved spending time at the family cottage on Rennie Lake near Traverse City. Hope was a determined and dedicated person who fought cancer the way she lived her life, but even she was not able to defeat melanoma. Hope will be remembered for her sense of humor and wonderful laugh and will be lovingly missed by her family and friends. Hope’s deep faith allowed her to face cancer with courage and strength and sustained her to the end. Her extended family and friends as well as the St. Margaret’s Church family supported her with their love and prayers. The family wishes to thank Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan for their wonderful care of Hope. Memorial Services will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be directed to St. Margaret’s Church, St. Vincent de Paul Ministries, or Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan.
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