Oetman, Rosalie

Rosalie Oetman

August 02, 1936 - July 19, 2021

ALLEGAN - Rosalie passed away Monday, July 19, 2021 at Ely Manor in Allegan. She was born August 2, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Irvin and Ethel (Fletcher) Fuller. Rosalie worked at Allegan Tubular and Bernea Foods. She enjoyed sewing and babysitting all of her grandchildren. She was a member of the Otsego Moose Lodge and was a longtime volunteer at the Otsego Seventh Day Adventist Church service center. On April 8, 1967 she married Clarence Oetman who passed away in 1994. Surviving are her children, Teresa (Rick) Brown of Allegan, Don (Tammy) Oetman of Allegan and Vern Oetman of Vicksburg; step-children, Terry Oetman, Larry Oetman and Alan Oetman; 6 grandchildren, Lisa, Jared, Josh, Trevor, Chelsea and Hannah; 3 great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol (Dale) Wiley and Jennifer (Ron) Pillars along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; step-son, Steve Oetman; granddaughter, Tara Oetman; brothers, Raymond Fuller and Bud Fuller; sisters, Donna Stewart, Pat Phillips and Bea Syers and by 2 infant sisters. A Funeral service will take place at
Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego
Friday, July 23, 2021 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating, Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego. Contributions in memory of Rosalie may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Shumaker, Gloria Honor

Gloria Honor Shumaker

May 10, 1932 - July 18, 2021

PLAINWELL - Gloria Honor Shumaker, age 89, of Plainwell, went to the arms of her Savior on July 18, 2021. Gloria was born on May 10, 1932, in Allegan, MI. to Ted and Mabel (Daniels) Adams. Gloria is survived by her children: Ken (Cindy) Shumaker, Cherie Brown, Linda (Rich) Beverly, Rodney (Amanda) Shumaker; 25 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; her brother George Adams; her sister-in-law Barb Adams as well as several nieces and nephews. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Shumaker; her sister Trula (Earl) Bensinger; her brother Ned Adams; sister-in-law MaryLou Adams and her son-in-law Dean Brown. Gloria graduated from KVCC in 1982. She worked at Borgess hospital for several years. She enjoyed annual reunions at Warren Dunes State Park. Gloria loved to travel, had a heart for Missions. She volunteered for over 15 years with Gull Lake Bible Conference Ladies Days. Gloria was a lifetime member of 1st Baptist Church in Plainwell where she was incredibly involved. A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 24 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church; 404 W. Bridge Street in Plainwell. A celebration of life service will follow at 2:00 at the same location. Memorial Contributions can be made to Gull Lake Bible Conference or First Baptist Church Missions Program.
Arrangements by
McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Home
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.mccowensecord.com

Krug, Alan Conrad

Alan Conrad Krug

September 16, 1950 - July 16, 2021

PLAINWELL - Alan Conrad Krug, age 70 of Plainwell passed away July 16, 2021 in Kalamazoo. Alan was born September 16, 1950 in Plainwell, the son of Oscar and Della Mae (Phillips) Krug. Alan worked in the maintenance department for several disposal companies including, 25 years at Michigan Disposal and Waste Management. He spent the last 13 years of his career at Bestway Disposal before retiring in 2015. Alan enjoyed bowling with his sister on several leagues, and fishing in Florida . He loved driving around on his tractor and helping others when he could. Alan was known for putting a smile on the faces of his family and friends by giving them fresh flowers. Alan is survived by his sisters: Kathleen (David) Johnson, and Jeanne Hope; a sister in law, Connie Krug; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Roger and John. Services for Alan will be conducted at a later date. Memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, or American Cancer Association will be appreciated.
Arrangements by
Williams Gores Funeral Home - Delton
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.williamsgoresfuneral.com

Berner, Philip

Philip Berner

March 06, 1938 - July 15, 2021

KALAMAZOO - Phil loved his family deeply and deeply missed his wife Joyce after she passed in 2013. His prevailing wish was to be with her, and his wish was granted on July 15, 2021 when he passed away from natural causes. Phil was born on March 6, 1938 in Mishawaka, Indiana, to Hilary and Catherine Berner. He had three brothers and two sisters (all now deceased). Originally from Mishawaka, the family moved to Otsego where Phil graduated from Otsego High School in 1956. He married the love of his life, Joyce Livingston, on July 22, 1962 and resided across from Leighton’s Mill Pond for 50 years where they raised their three children Laurie, Sean and Brent. Phil loved cars – Corvette, Porsche, Chevy – anything that purred and went fast. He shared that love with his sons Sean and Brent. Traveling with Joyce and the kids was frequent over the years. When the kids were grown, Phil and Joyce enjoyed international travel together visiting Venezuela, France, Ireland, Scotland and many islands as they cruised the Caribbean. Phil was a born salesman and his achievements were many. His career began at Michigan Brand Cottage Cheese and he grew the business over the next 10 years. His company eventually evolved into Bernea Foods, a food distribution company servicing Michigan, Northern Indiana and Ohio. Phil was innovative and created many products that impacted the food distribution and trucking industry. Amongst his achievements, Phil brought Yoplait Yogurt to the United States having earned their National Distribution Contract. In addition, Bernea had its own line of high quality, fresh dairy products and Chef Bernea pies (made from Michigan fruit - apple, cherry and blueberry). They were such a hit former Governor Engler came to Bernea for a visit and a press conference. Bernea was very successful for 22 years, after which Phil retired and sold the company to its biggest competitor, I&K Distributors. He then spent over 20 years delivering campers across the U.S. He just loved to drive on down the highway. Phil is survived by daughter, Laurie (Tim) Andrus, sons, Terry Rand, Sean (Pam) and Brent (Merri); step-son, Todd (Loyale) Albright; many grandchildren including, Cameron and Marissa Andrus and Samantha and Enzo Berner along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and siblings, Rosemary Anson, William Berner, Jerome Berner, Mary Catherine Folkert and Frederick Berner. Friends may visit with Phil’s family from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM, Monday, July 19, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with a Rosary service starting at 7:30 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego, with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego. Contributions in memory of Phil may be made to Wishbone Animal Rescue. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Grimm, Tina

Tina Grimm

April 05, 1960 - July 13, 2021

PLAINWELL - Tina passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born April 5, 1960 in Battle Creek, the daughter of John and Judy (Durr) Millsap. Tina enjoyed swimming, doing arts and crafts, sewing and ceramics. On May 18 1979 in Plainwell she married Paul Grimm who survives. Also surviving are her children, Steph (Robin Howe) Grimm of Martin, Dan (Heather) Grimm of Richland and Tom Grimm of Plainwell; grandson, Benjamin; brothers, David Lowing and Tom Cardiff; brothers-in-law, Russ Doxey and David (Brenda) Grimm along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Janie Doxey. Friends may visit with Tina’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 16, 2021 at the
Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego
until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Dan Minor officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell. Contributions in memory of Tina may be made to the Polaris Project to help fight human trafficking.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Dennis, Winifred "Winnie" F.

Winifred "Winnie" F. Dennis

March 23, 1934 - July 11, 2021

OTSEGO - On Sunday, July 11, 2021, Winnie passed away in her home in Otsego. She was born March 23, 1934 in Kalamazoo, MI. Winnie was preceded in death by James (Jim) Dennis. She is survived by her three children, Jim (Carol) Dennis, Bill (Becky) Dennis and Kelly (Tina) Dennis, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family extends a very special thank you to Tina for all of her patience, kindness and care for mother. Also, thank you to hospice for all their care as well. Cremation has taken place and a private ceremony with family members will take place at a later date at the Fort Custer National Cemetery where Winnie and Jim will be reunited.

Wykstra, Linda Lea

Linda Lea Wykstra

October 25, 1948 - July 10, 2021

MARTIN - Linda passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Allegan County Medical Care Community. Born October 25, 1948 to Paul and Elene Plank, Linda grew up in Holt, MI. She met her husband, Earl Wykstra, on a blind date in 1970 and they married a year later. Linda went to Alma College before graduating from Bronson School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) at Allegan Medical Care facility for forty-two years prior to retiring in 2014. Linda loved gardening and flowers. She enjoyed reading books and doing different types of crafts such as stained glass, quilting, painting and ceramics. Linda also enjoyed traveling and camping with her friends and family. She especially loved to travel with her Aunt Hazel. Linda was a member of East Martin Christian Reformed Church. She is survived by her husband, Earl; two children, Jennifer (Chuck) Moore and John (Libby) Wykstra; her five loving grandchildren, Cassandra (Chase), Caleb, Trey, Dakota and Emma; and a great-grandson, Clifford. A memorial service took place at East Martin Christian Reformed Church, July 13, 2021. Memorial contributions may be made to East Martin Christian Reformed Church, 510 118th Avenue, Martin, MI 49070.
Arrangements by
Gorden Funeral Home - Allegan
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.gordenfuneral.com

Head, Linda

Linda Head

September 14, 1947 - July 09, 2021

OTSEGO - Linda passed away Friday, July 9, 2021 at her home in Otsego. She was born September 14, 1947 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Hodge) Quackenbush. For many years Linda was a cook at Western Michigan University. In her free time she enjoyed reading, shopping and traveling. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. Linda was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 345 in Otsego. In 1964 in Kalamazoo she married Phillip Head who survives. Also surviving are her children, Michelle (Henry) Zuydwegt of Florida, Cindy (Michael) King of Three Rivers, Patricia Van Bruggen of Otsego, Michael Head of Otsego, Christopher (Tiffany) Head of Parchment and Cheryl Head of Plainwell; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren along with her brother, Robert (Charlene) Quackenbush. She was preceded in death by her parents; children, Dan and April and siblings, Jim Quackenbush and Jacqueline Clickner. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Contributions in memory of Linda may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan.
Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Williams, Kevin F.

Kevin F. Williams

February 10, 1966 - July 09, 2021

OTSEGO - Kevin passed away Friday, July 9, 2021 at his house in Otsego. He was born February 10, 1966 in Kalamazoo, the son of Donald and Nancy (Foust) Williams. Kevin was a 1984 Plainwell High School graduate and lifelong resident of the area. He worked as an engineer for over 30 years. Kevin enjoyed hunting and motorcycle rides with his son, Zach. He loved spending time with family and friends, relaxing by a bonfire and beating his soon to be daughter-in-law at cornhole. Kevin would spend his nights wrestling with his beloved mastiff, Torvi. On October 14, 1989 at Plainwell United Methodist Church he married the love of his life Ingrid Roerade. Together they enjoyed going for walks with the dogs, traveling to California and Arizona to see his brother Mike and family, and going for hikes. Surviving are his wife, Ingrid; daughter, Audrianna Williams of Rockford; son, Zach (Sam) Williams of Kalamazoo; his brother, Matt (Cindi) Williams, Walt Williams, Don (Toni) Williams, Mike (Dee) Williams; sisters, Leanna (Kevin) Thiel, Sandy Lash; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Teresa Williams and nephew Brian Williams. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Kevin was a devoted husband, loving and proud father. He will be deeply missed by family and many friends. Please join us in celebrating Kevin's life on July 29, 2021 from 1 to 3pm at the Lynx Golf Course.
*Flowers can be sent to the Lynx Golf Course on the day of Kevin's gathering or to the family home.
Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Warnez, Peggy J.

Peggy J. Warnez

February 24, 1953 - July 08, 2021

PLAINWELL - Peggy passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born February 24, 1953 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Paul and Jane (Rosenberg) Williams. Peggy was a 1971 Plainwell High School graduate and lifelong resident of the area. She worked as a graphic designer for Auto Trader and J-Ad Graphics from 1983 until her retirement in 2014. Peggy enjoyed online shopping, crocheting, swimming, walking and exercising. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and taking care of her dog. On April 21, 1972 at St. Margaret Catholic Church she married James Warnez. Together they enjoyed wintering in Florida where she liked taking walks along the beach and going to Disney World. Peggy was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in St. James City, Florida. Surviving are her husband, Jim; sons, Aaron (Erin) Warnez of Plainwell and Daniel (Heidi) Warnez of Orlando; grandchildren, Genevieve, Abigail, Lillian, Kennedy, Sarah and Finley; her brother, Paul Williams along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Daniel. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will take place at a later time. Contributions in memory of Peggy may be made to St. Margaret Catholic School. Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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