Solomon, Donald J.

Donald J. Solomon

September 04, 1935 - November 23, 2019

MARTIN - Don passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born September 4, 1935 in Hastings, the son of Russell and Lydia (Marsh) Solomon. Don owned and operated Solomon Livestock Trucking. In his free time Don enjoyed running his dairy farm, volunteering as a 4-H leader and working with draft horses. Don was a member of Farm Bureau and the Martin Methodist Church for 30 years. On June 29, 1956 at Wayland Methodist Church he married Margie Miller who survives. Also surviving are his children, Debra (Jeff) Smith of Bradley, Donald Solomon of Dorr, Jeanne (Doug) DeMann and Nancy (Jeff) Ekkel both of Martin; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way; 1 great-great-granddaughter; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Solomon; siblings, Sandra Ehmry, Marcia Schondelmeyer and Janet Geukes along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Solomon; great-grandson, Caleb Smith and uncle and aunt, Curt (Nellie) Solomon. Funeral services took place November 27, 2019. Pastor Sean Kidd officiated. Private family burial will take place at Hicks Cemetery in Martin at a later time. Contributions in memory of Donald may be made to Martin Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Beery, Rosemary

Rosemary Beery

April 18, 1929 - November 21, 2019

KALAMAZOO - Rosemary passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Bronson Commons. She was born April 18, 1929 in Pine Grove Township, the daughter of Raymond and Catherine (Neeson) Blanchard. Rosemary had worked for the Upjohn Company, White Oaks Veterans Home and retired from Van Buren Community Mental Health. She was a member of Oshtemo United Methodist Church, the Otsego Lady Elks, Daughters of the Nile and was a Past Matron of Otsego Eastern Star Chapter #497. She enjoyed taking care of her home, sewing and volunteering in the community. On July 23, 1949 in Kalamazoo, she married Raymond Beery who passed away in 2013. Surviving are her 3 sons, Michael (April) Beery of Lawton, Bruce (Diane) Beery of Kalamazoo and Brian Beery of Kalamazoo; 3 grandchildren, Michael (Jodi), Eric (Jordan) and Danielle and 4 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Peyton, Riley and Judah. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sisters, Dorothy Kisinger, Betty Shaff, Mary Himmelein and Esther Zimmerman. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with Rosemary’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the
Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego
until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Larry Lowis officiating. Private family burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Rosemary may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.
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Sweet, Charles "Chuck" O.

Charles "Chuck" O. Sweet

February 14, 1953 - November 20, 2019

GOBLES - Chuck passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at his home in Gobles. He was born February 14, 1953 in Otsego, the son of Clarence and Alice (Prolo) Sweet. For 37 years he had worked at Checker Motors in Kalamazoo until his retirement. Chuck was a member of the Vintage Motor Bike Club and the Cushman Club. In 2012 he married Kristy Gebhart who survives. Also surviving are his son, Charlie (Danielle) Sweet; step-daughters, Alison (Nick) Glossinger and Amber (Derek) Kowatch and granddaughters, Faith and Olivia Sweet, Audrey Pettis and Mallory Kowatch. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Jeanette Russell who he was married to for 37 years and divorced in 2005. Friends may visit with Chuck’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the
Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego
until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Celebrant, Bill Rose officiating. Cremation will follow. Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego at a later time.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Pierson (Germain), Jean Marie

Jean Marie Pierson (Germain)

September 01, 1924 - November 20, 2019

ALLEGAN - Jean passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Allegan County Medical Care Community. Born September 1, 1924 in Allegan, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Sarah (Case) Germain. She was the wife of the late Carl Pierson, who preceded her in death
in 1996. Mrs. Pierson had worked for a number of local businesses, including Friedlands,
Compaquette and Imperial Carving, but always
remained a farm girl at heart. She enjoyed
crocheting and sewing in her spare time. Mrs. Pierson is survived by her sons, Carl L. (Susan) Pierson, Eugene R. (Marlene) Pierson and James F. (Vicky) Pierson; ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Gertrude Seekman; and her brother Charles “Howard” Germain. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 25, 2019
from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at
Gorden Funeral Residence
A funeral service will take place at the funeral
home on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM.
Burial will follow in Blackman Cemetery, Trowbridge Township. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Alzheimer's Association - Greater
Michigan Chapter, 25200 Telegraph Rd.,
Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.gordenfuneral.com

Cook, Donald "Don"

Donald "Don" Cook

June 24, 1931 - November 18, 2019

KALAMAZOO - Don went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, November 18, 2019 at his home. He was born June 24, 1931 in Kalamazoo, the son of Clarence and Mildred (Ehret) Cook. Don proudly served his country in the US Navy. He had worked at the Upjohn Company for 35 years as a printer until his retirement in 1990. Don enjoyed working on his lawn, gardening and puzzles of all kinds. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He was a long time member of Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego. On September 15, 1956 in Kalamazoo he married Dolores Neal who survives. Also surviving are his children, Dennis (LuAnn) Cook of Galesburg, David (Lorie) Cook of Otsego and Darcy (Ken) Hall of Portland; grandchildren, Sarah (Jeff) Drew, Brittney Hall, Gabriel (Becky) Hall, Savanah (Dalton) Porter, Michael Hall and William Cook; great-grandchildren, ZuZu, Olive and Nora; brother, James Cook along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and a sister. Friends may meet with Don’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Friday, November 22, 2019 at Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Nathaniel Timmermann officiating. Burial with Military Honors will take place at 1:45 P.M., at East Cooper Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Don may be made to Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego or the Alzheimer’s Disease Research.
Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Burge, Donald "Don" G.

Donald "Don" G. Burge

December 15, 1927 - November 16, 2019

PLAINWELL - Donald G. Burge, age 91, of Plainwell passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Don was born on December 15, 1927 in Kalamazoo, MI to Lyle & Gertrude (Kruizenga) Burge. Don’s family includes his wife of 35 years, June; his children: Debbie Kilgore, Gregg Stopher Sr. (deceased) and Brad Stopher; 6 grandchildren: Angela (Ron) Brierly, Greg (Susan) Stopher Jr., Chad (Ann) Stopher, Scott (Anne) Stopher, Russ Weller and, Nikki Coryell; 11 great grandchildren; his brother Dr. Robert Burge; as well as 6 nieces and nephews: Janine Theisen, Jay Burge, Carol (Dennis) Dorsch, Robert Burge Jr., Ronald (Cathy) Burge and Keith Burge; his great niece Kristi Dorsch and his great nephews: Sam Dorsch, William Burge and Jared Burge. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jay Burge. Don served his country proudly in the United States Navy. He graduated from Western Michigan University. He retired from Parker Hannifin in 1991 after over 40 years as the Chief Development Engineer and Quality Control Manager. He had several patents of brass fittings during his tenure. Don met June Stopher at Parker and they were married on February 18, 1984. Don was an avid golfer and enjoyed working around his home. He loved his family and will be deeply missed. Funeral services took place Thursday, November 21, 2019. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Congregational Church of Otsego.
Arrangements by
McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Home
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.mccowensecord.com

Stamm, Ronald L.

Ronald L. Stamm

June 16, 1939 - November 14, 2019

PLAINWELL - Ron passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born June 16, 1939 in Kalamazoo the son of Isaac and Beatrice (Brenner) Stamm. Ron graduated from Flint Institute of Barbering. He had worked as a reserve police officer for Plainwell and Kalamazoo Counties, had been a millwright for Upjohn/Pharmacia for 20 years and spent most of his adult life working as a barber, most recently at Carl’s in Parchment. In his free time Ron enjoyed collecting sporting memorabilia, bass fishing, antiquing and going out for breakfast. Those that knew Ron know he had an incredible love for his dogs. On September 17, 1960 at the First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo he married Sandra Sibbersen who survives. Also surviving are his children, Beth (Don) Bricker of Plainwell and Mark Stamm also of Plainwell; 3 grandchildren, Tommy (Sarah) Bricker , David Stamm, Daniel (Fiancé, Kaitlin Stults) Stamm along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bob.

Friends may visit with Ron’s family at the
Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego

on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Doster Church with Pastor Rick Christy officiating. Burial will follow at Ives Cemetery on 8th St. in Plainwell. Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Ron’s name to America’s Vet Dogs or Gary Sinise Foundation.

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

Osgood, Harold

Harold Osgood

February 22, 1935 - November 14, 2019

OTSEGO - Harold went peacefully to be with Jesus on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at his home in Otsego. He was born February 22, 1935 in Mendon, Michigan, the son of Verne and Mary (Jackson) Osgood. Harold graduated from Mendon High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines. For many years he had worked as a precision tool grinder at Parker Hannifin until his retirement. Harold was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego. In his free time he loved working for the National Park Service at many National Parks including Yellowstone, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Great Smoky Mountains and Big Cypress National Preserve in south Florida. Harold was honored to receive the Presidents Call to Service Award from President George W. Bush for 8,000 volunteer hours. On June 19, 1960 he married Gloria Esmay who survives. Also surviving are his children, Esther (Walter) Clark, Phillip (Julie) Osgood and Kathy (Joe) Kokmeyer; grandchildren, Amber (Ron), Nate (Jennifer), Max (Danielle) and Victor and great-grandchildren, Mariah, Blake, Cody, Paul and George. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Kirk, Mike and Jim Osgood and Esther Chapman. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with Harold’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Nathaniel Timmermann officiating. Burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta at a later time. Contributions in memory of Harold may be made to Peace Lutheran Church or Wings Home of Allegan.
Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Artis, Larry

Larry Artis

December 01, 1943 - November 14, 2019

OTSEGO - Larry passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. He was born December 1, 1943 in Scotts Hill, Tennessee, the son of Marvin and Lou Ellen (Shannon) Artis. Larry proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Plainwell High School had worked at General Motors in Kalamazoo until his retirement in 1998. Larry enjoyed camping, sitting around the campfire and playing cards with his friends. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Larry was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul and T.O.P.S. On March 28, 1969 in Plainwell he married Mary Dumas who survives. Also surviving are his children, William “Bill” (Tammy) Artis and Mike Artis both of Kalamazoo; daughter-in-law, Susan Artis of Kalamazoo; 5 grandchildren, Dale, Matthew Jr., Tara (Corey), David and Lucas; his brother, Jimmy (Pam) Artis and sisters-in-law, LaVaune Artis and Lesley Artis. He was preceded in death by his parents, sons, John and Matthew Artis Sr., and brothers, Bobby, Tommy and Jerry Artis. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial mass was held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego, with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran and Rev. Fr. Donald Klinger officiaed. Private family burial of ashes at St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to Rose Arbor Hospice or St. Margaret Catholic Church.
Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Hall, Carmel

Carmel Hall

March 17, 1943 - November 13, 2019

PLAINWELL - Carmel went to be with the Lord on November 13, 2019. Carmel was born on March 17, 1943 to Grover & Mae (Whitaker) Hall. Carmel’s family includes his children: Jodi (Mike) Richmond, Jason (Tylyn Brown) Hall, Karen Hall, Kevin (Hillary) Hall, Danny (Jenny) Hall and Gary Hall; his siblings: include: Hobert (Sue Anson) Hall, Alkie (Verne) Holden, Faye (Rich) Risner, Ronnie Hall, Jim Hall, Debbie Walley and Rick (Denise) Hall; 19 grandchildren with one on the way; 2 great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings: Paul Hall, Robert Hall, Shirley Marshall, Lucille LaFountain and Ray Hall. Carmel cherished family gatherings and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Carmel worked as a Timber Buyer and Logger all his life. He was a hard worker and a legend in the woods. He was a semiprofessional pool player who was well known. A highlight was playing with Minnesota Fats and Cornbread Red who was a friend and travel companion. Carmel listened to George Jones. He had a big heart and will be dearly missed. A special thanks goes to Jason and Tylyn for their loving care in the last few years. Visit with his family and friends on Saturday November 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the
McCowen & Secord Funeral Home
Marshall and Gren Chapel, Plainwell
A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.mccowensecord.com

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