Hermann, Dean A.

Dean A. Hermann

July 19, 2022

PLAINWELL - Deacon Dean A. Hermann went to be with Jesus on July 19, 2022. He was born in the spring of 1944 to Dean E. and Laura Hermann in the Upper Peninsula of MI as their second son. His siblings are Bill Ursula, Greg, Chris and Jim. He grew up in St. Ignace and Newberry. He joined the Navy the fall after high school and retired 30 years, 3 weeks and 3 days later. In civilian terms, he always said “I did everything from empty bed pans to run the place.” He married Vicki in the spring of 1965. They had 2 son, Tony and Matt (Karen). Dean and Vicki have 4 grandchildren, Zach, Ollie, Caleb and Brielle. He became a permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church in the spring of 1993 in Chicago and served in 5 different dioceses. His life was one of helping others including military personnel, health care workers, patients, and those who came to him for help. He believed in tending to people’s immediate needs, but also helping them to address the cause of their problems. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with Dean’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego, until the time of the mass of Christian burial at 11:00 A.M., with Bishop Paul Bradley officiating. Burial will take place at 2:30 P.M, at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Dean may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan or St. Margaret Catholic Church. Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Price, Betty L.

Betty L. Price

July 05, 1928 - July 17, 2022

OTSEGO - Betty passed away Sunday, July 17, 2022 at Ely Manor in Allegan. She was born July 5, 1928 in Chicago, the daughter of George Jr. and Josephine (Dvorak) Jacobs. After graduating from high school, Betty moved to the family farm in Allegan. On December 30 1986 she married Robert Price Jr. who passed away in 1990. Betty loved cats and enjoyed collecting anything that had a cat on it. In her free time she enjoyed baling hay, going to garage sales and cruising to the Caribbean and Mexico with her friend Becky. Surviving are her nephew, Robert Jacobs of Bloomingdale and niece, Sharon Davis of Plainwell. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers, Norman and Robert Jacobs. Friends may visit with Betty’s family starting at 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at noon, with celebrant Mary Ann DeVries officiating. Burial will follow at Blackman Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Martin Area Resource Center. Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Jackson, Robert K.

Robert K. Jackson

April 20, 1943 - July 16, 2022

MONTEAGLE - Robert was born in South Bend, Indiana on April 20, 1943 and passed peacefully at home in Monteagle, Tennessee on July 16, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents Oval and Dorothy Jackson, his brothers Kenneth, Orville (Junior), Duane (Duke), James, and sister Denise Looman. He is survived by the love of his life Cheryl, wife of over 56 years. His children Jennifer and Stephen (Barbara Major), his grandchildren Lucia, Eli, and Garrit Jackson of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Riley and Harris O’Gwynn of Auburn, Alabama, brother Dennis Jackson of Elwood, Indiana. He loved family and held his nieces and nephews and extended family always in his thoughts. Robert graduated from Otsego High School in 1961 and held several Associates degrees from Kalamazoo Valley Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Vocational Industrial Education from Western Michigan University, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management. Robert went to work for Eaton Corporation in 1968 and retired in 2001. His thirty-three-year career took him and his family through 7 moves, two of which were international. His dedication to his work and family allowed us all to see the world and learn and grow with him, while making dear friends in Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Bowdon, England, and Shanghai, China. Robert was dedicated to family, education, and community. When he wasn’t researching family history, he was serving the community in many ways. He was a life member of the Elks Lodge, was an active member of Rotary International in Shelbyville, Humboldt, and Monteagle, Tennessee, served as the President of the Monteagle Tennessee club from 2004-2006 and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship award in 2011. He served on University Advisory Boards for Motlow State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University, always eager to share his knowledge and to support education. Burial will take place at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell. Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Koning, Pearl L.

Pearl L. Koning

June 07, 1927 - July 15, 2022

KALAMAZOO - Pearl L Koning passed away on Friday, July 15 at the age of 95. She was born on June 7, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois to Herman and Lena Tammeling.  She was married to Earl H Koning on February 19, 1949. He passed away in 2007.  Also preceding her in death were her parents, son; Mark J Koning, grandson; Aaron Wykstra, and her siblings; Sadie Van Tholen, Lena Lindemulder, Edith Dryden, Henrietta Hoff, Peter and Herman Tammeling. She is survived by her son; Thomas (Connie) Koning, and daughter; Arlene (Andy) Wykstra, 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson. Pearl was an 8th grade graduate of Ebenezer Christian School in Chicago and graduated from McKinley High School in Chicago in 1945. Previous to her marriage, she was employed at Sears Roebuck Catalog Mail Order Company in Chicago. She was a stay at home mother to her three children. Pearl and Earl were foster parents to several children in the Kalamazoo County. She also cared for several neighborhood children. Her husband and she were charter members of the Westwood Christian Reformed Church and Faith Christian Reformed Church. Most recently she attended of Faith Chapel Ministries.  She was a volunteer at North Christian and Kalamazoo Christian High School, Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, Alamo 4-H club, tutor for the Kalamazoo Literary Council, a Sunday school teacher, and volunteer for the Bible League International. In 1973, Pearl and her husband formed a dairy distributing business, Koning Distributing Company where she performed the office duties. She was later employed at S & L Bolt Company, Kalamazoo Conveyor Company, and the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital.  She enjoyed music, bowling, hospitality, writing, and learning. Pearl and her husband spent many winters in Lakeland, Florida. There will be a private family burial at the Liberty Cemetery in Alamo Michigan. The memorial services will be at Faith Chapel Ministries, 7736 W. G Avenue. Kalamazoo, MI, on Saturday, July 23, at 1 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries, 448 North Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI, 49007. Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Stoneburner, Franklin R.

Franklin R. Stoneburner

January 29, 1938 - July 09, 2022

PRAIRIEVILLE TOWNSHIP - Franklin Richard Stoneburner passed away July 9, 2022 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. Frank was born January 29, 1938 in Alamo Township, the son of Clinton and Ruth (Kaylor) Stoneburner. Frank owned a dairy farm in the Delton area since 1965 and continued to farm even after retirement. Faith was important to Frank and he was a member at Solid Rock Bible Church. In his free time, Frank enjoyed gardening and attending his grandchildren’s many activities and sports. He was a very social person and relished in the opportunity to sit and visit with the many friends he had. Frank’s family will remember his ability to make up different lyrics to songs and his witty humor he was so known for. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 63 years, Judy (Lukins) Stoneburner; children: Denise (Don) Osborne, Glenn (Barb) Stoneburner, Andy (Terisa) Stoneburner; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; siblings: Harry Stoneburner, Judy Jaeger, Hugh Stoneburner; several nieces and nephews. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, great granddaughter, Emmalynn Osborne; and nine siblings. Frank’s funeral service was conducted at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Solid Rock Bible Church. Pastor Roger Claypool
officiated. Burial took place at Prairieville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Solid Rock Bible Church will be appreciated. Arrangements by
Williams Gores Funeral Home - Delton
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memory or leave a condolence message for Frank’s family.

VanFleet, David "Dave" A.

David "Dave" A. VanFleet

October 30, 1941 - July 05, 2022

KALAMAZOO - Dave passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Kalamazoo. He was born October 30, 1941 in Plainwell, the son of Lovell and Elda (Hummell) VanFleet. Dave proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. For over 25 years he worked at Georgia Pacific until his retirement in 1997. During his retirement he worked in maintenance at Little River Casino in Manistee. In his free time Dave enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his children, Chris (Todd) Banks of Cooper, Kelly (Craig) Jackson of Otsego, David (Colleen) VanFleet of Florida and Stacey Humphrey of Florida; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Dick Reed along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ruth in 2021 and sister, Carol Gates. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Contributions in memory of Dave may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice. Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Curry, Sr., Jerry L.

Jerry L. Curry, Sr.

March 26, 1935 - July 01, 2022

MARTIN - Jerry passed away Friday, July 01, 2022, at his home in Martin surrounded by family. He was born March 26, 1935, in Martin, the son of Russell and Florence (Knight) Curry. In 1950 Jerry joined the Watson Bible Church where he remained a member until his passing. On August 5, 1955, in Watson, Township, he married the love of his life since the 8th grade, Dorla Kent. Jerry was a lifelong resident of Martin. He excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track during his high school career. Well known for his athletic accomplishments throughout Bar-Ken Al League he was a 1955 Graduate of Martin High School. Jerry worked for Brown Company, Eaton Corporation and retired from Martin High School in 2002 as a maintenance supervisor. During his time with Martin Public Schools he was awarded the employee of the year in 1999-2000. He continued his athletic participation after high school playing baseball for the Bradley Indians, fast pitch softball for Eaton Corporation, slow pitch softball for McLeod’s, and umpired high school baseball and softball. He was an active member of the Martin Athletic Boosters Club, working at the Martin craft show for 14 years. As many know he was a loyal fan of Clipper athletics for more than 50 years. In 2006 he was honored by the M.H.S. wrestling team as “Most Faithful Fan”. On February 16, 2007, he was inducted into the Martin Hall of Fame. Surviving are his children, Beth McGuire of Martin; Jerry Jr. (Pat) Curry of Martin; Bradley (Janet) Curry of Canyon Lake, TX; Tim Curry of Martin; and Chris Curry of Plainwell; 11 grandchildren, Amber (Chris) Johnson of Traverse City, MI; Steven (Alysa) McGuire of Stanwood; Michael (Natalie) McGuire of Kalamazoo; Jennifer Curry of Martin; Eric (Lisa) Curry of Cooper; Dana (Clay) Moore, Andy (Leigh) Curry, and Sara Curry of Canyon Lake, TX; Kailee Curry of Otsego; Courtney (Matt) Lesley of Charlotte, NC; and Carissa Curry of Plainwell; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Buskirk of Martin; brother, Jack Curry of FL; and sisters-in-law, Sharon (Chick) Curry of Martin; Marva Curry of Gun Lake; Marilyn Curry of Portage; and Jan (Dan) Hamilton of FL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorla; parents; and brothers, Robert Curry, Larry Curry, and Russell Curry Jr. Friends may visit with Jerry’s family from 9:00 am until 10:30 am with the funeral service taking place at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 09, 2022, at Watson Bible Church, 1626 116th Ave, Otsego, MI, 49078,  with Pastor Mike Hasper officiating. Based upon Jerry’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private burial will follow at South Martin Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to Watson Bible Church, the Martin Athletic Boosters, or Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan County. To send a message of sympathy to the
family, sign Jerry’s online guest book, or
to share a favorite memory, please visit:
www.MichiganCremation.com

Caldwell, Danyel "Dani" A.

Danyel "Dani" A. Caldwell

February 06, 1985 - July 01, 2022

PLAINWELL - "Among the best things we can give
each other are lasting memories."

Danyel passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022 with her family and friends by her side. She was born on February 6, 1985 in Kalamazoo, MI. She is the daughter of Vickey (Dines) Christopher and John L. Caldwell, Jr. In 2004 Danyel was employed with Borgess Hospital as a "Transporter". She moved on to work for Allied Cash Advance in Plainwell, MI where she held a management position ten years. To further her goals in life she took on a position with OnStaff of Otsego, MI, becoming an office manager. She helped others better their lives with job positions within our community. We all know Danyel as a "beautiful, loving, caring, single mom of three children who gave 100% and more."She loved participating to her fullest in Trinity and Thomas's school activities and sports. But most of all she loved adventuring with her kids and her friends camping, fishing, mushrooming, and river tube floating. She always enjoyed traveling down to Tennessee on the kids' spring break to spend quality time with her mom and step-dad as well as returning to Michigan to be with her mother-in-law, Marcia Holdeman. She has "always" been the one "all about our family and friends." Danyel will truly be missed but the memories she left us will last forever as the love she holds in her heart for us all. Surviving are her children, Trinity, Thomas Almaguer and Johnathon Holdeman of Plainwell, MI; brother Tyrel Caldwell (Katie Garlick); step-sisters Dainelle (Marcus) Sleeman, Katie (Rob) Kuiper, Christy (Mike) Billman; step-brothers Devan Christopher, Rickey (Jamie) Lynch; grandpas Douglas Duryea and Robert Dines and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father John L. Caldwell, Jr., stepdad Rick Lynch, Sr., grandma Shirley Duryea and great-grandparents. Per Danyel's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 2-6pm at cousin Rodney and Jean Robinson's residence: 5401 E. CD Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49004 with her uncle Willis Caldwell speaking. Contributions in memory of Danyel for her children can be made at Honor Credit Union, Plainwell, MI to the Danyel Caldwell Savings Account.

McLaughlin, Patrick "Pat" T.

Patrick "Pat" T. McLaughlin

June 30, 1938 - June 29, 2022

MARTIN - Pat passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at his home in Martin. He was born June 30, 1938, in Lake Odessa, the son of Paul and Mabel (Weber) McLaughlin. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked at Eaton for almost 20 years, as a heavy equipment operator at Carl Goodwin & Sons and was transportation supervisor at AAESA. Pat loved following the Martin Clippers sports teams and had called many games over the years. He helped to start the rocket football program and coached track and basketball. Pat was always willing to help where ever he was needed. He was a past president and member of the Martin Lions and Martin School Board. He enjoyed calling bingo for the Lions and was vital in the program’s success. On July 4, 1990, in Las Vegas, he married Mary Shipley-Ayers who passed away in 2017. Surviving are his sons, Bill (Kris) McLaughlin of Allegan and Bob McLaughlin of Martin; step-daughters, Kelley (Rick) DePauw and Lisa McBride; grandson, Kent (Lydia) McLaughlin and siblings, Barney (Carol) McLaughlin and Terry Hudson. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother, Mike. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with Pat’s family from 6-8 PM, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Pat may be made to the Martin Athletic Boosters. Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Curtiss, Gary Len

Gary Len Curtiss

December 10, 1970 - June 27, 2022

OTSEGO - Gary passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born one minute after his twin brother, Cary, on December 10, 1970 in Kalamazoo, the son of Leonard and Mary (Mannon) Curtiss. Gary was a 1989 Otsego High School graduate and worked for Edustaff as a food truck driver for Plainwell Schools. In his free time Gary enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting and spending time boating on the lakes. He liked working on small engines and telling a good story. Gary was an animal lover, especially dogs and had adopted many over the years. Gary had one BIG personality, a big heart and has never met a stranger. He was the life of the party, loved to talk and be loud, was opinionated and so much fun to be around. His booming voice, his awesome smile and his laugh will be remembered by all of us. On May 11, 2008 at their home in Otsego, he married Susie Welch who survives. Also surviving are his step-son, John Grasser; his father, Leonard Curtiss of Otsego; siblings, Randy (Carrie Ann) Curtiss of Otsego, Rick (Teressa) Curtiss of Allegan and twin brother, Cary (Nickie) Curtiss of Plainwell; several nieces and nephews and 3 great nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Curtiss. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held from 1-4 PM, Sunday, July 24, 2022, at the Scout House in Otsego. Contributions in memory of Gary may be made to your local dog rescue. Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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