Glenn, Daniel N.

Daniel N. Glenn

February 06, 1980 - January 20, 2021

PLAINWELL - On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Daniel Glenn known as Danny joined his family in heaven. He was born on February 6, 1980, in Las Vegas, Nevada and lived in Portales, New Mexico; Lander, Wyoming; Lompoc, California; Azusa, California and made Plainwell, Michigan his final home in 2017. Danny had a big heart and loved his family and friends. He loved chatting with friends, playing video games, watching movies and could always tell you all about new movies and video games that were coming out and the dates of their releases. Mexican and Asian foods were among his favorite food and he was always up for going to the Japanese Steak House. He was a loyal friend, always had a smile on his face, a quick quip from his mouth and love in his heart for everyone he came in contact with. Danny was preceded in death by his Mom, Kay Glenn and his beloved Harley. Danny is survived by family Susan & Brad Bloom, Diane & AJ Cieplenski, Angela Ayers, Dolph & Karla Cieplenski, Tiffany & Tony Angelo, Joshua Ayers, Jordan Ayers, Jared Ayers, Adalyn Cieplenski, Elliot Grace Angelo, Calvin Angelo, Robert & Joyce Bloom, Roxie Bloom, Destiny Carter, Alexis Bloom, Joseph (Rylee) Young and Payslee Young. According to his wishes anatomical donation has been made to the University of Michigan. A private family memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 30, 2021, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Minister Gretchen Kershaw officiating. Those wishing to view a stream may do so here: A public memorial visitation will take place within the next 24 months when anatomical donation is complete and Daniels ashes are returned home. In accordance with Covid -19 guidelines a limit of 25 people at a time will be allowed and masks and social distancing will be required. Contributions in memory of Danny may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Messages of condolence may be posted at

Thompson, June E.

June E. Thompson

February 06, 1931 - January 20, 2021

PLAINWELL - June passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Plainwell Pines, where she had been a resident for the last few years and was lovingly known as June-Bug. She was born February 6, 1931 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Frank and Reca (Veldher) Loedeman. She had worked in food service at Borgess Medical Center and at several area restaurants. June enjoyed playing bingo and eating fried chicken and drinking pepsi. She loved animals especially her boston terrier, July. In 1974 she married Leonard Thompson who preceded her in death. Surviving are several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many special friends including Ted and Evelyn Campbell of Plainwell. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Gerald (Jeanette) Loedeman, Harold (Twila) Loedeman, Mary (Alfred) Loedeman and Betty (Neil) Bryer. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 25, 2021 at Alamo Center Cemetery with celebrant Bill Rose officiating. A memorial celebration to honor June will be held at a later time. Contributions in memory of June may be made to the animal rescue or food pantry of your choice. Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Hill, Beatrice "Bea" L.

Beatrice "Bea" L. Hill

May 09, 1933 - January 18, 2021

OTSEGO - Bea passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at Wings Home in Allegan. She was born May 9, 1933 in Ada, the daughter of Albert and Petranella “Nellie” (Doezema) Lewis. Bea enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and farming. She was active in township politics and for over 20 years was an election inspector. She was also involved with 4-H and taught woodworking. Bea was a member of TOPS and was crowned queen for losing the most weight in the state. On November 16, 1951 in Cannonsburg, she married Edward Hill who survives. Also surviving are her children, Edward (Ann) Hill Jr., Ronald (Char) Hill, Debbie Marculis and Gene Hill all of Otsego; 10 grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Gene Lewis of Grattan along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Dolores, Warren, Marilyn and Rosalie. A private family visitation and funeral will be held at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Bea may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan.
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Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Conley, Dortha (Donna)

Dortha (Donna) Conley

August 28, 1943 - January 14, 2021

MARTIN - A pillar of faith and a safe haven for her family, Donna Conley knew that her strength was not her own. She credited all good things in this life and all her hope for the future to the steadfast love of the Lord and clung to the promise of His unending mercies and great faithfulness. (Lam. 3:21-26) On August 28, 1943, Donna was born in the small historic town of Salyersville, Kentucky. With twelve siblings, there were plenty of opportunities to learn about self-sacrifice, hard work, and family devotion, values she kept for the rest of her life. Donna’s family moved to Michigan when she was a child. It was there that she met the love of her life, Wally Conley. Together they traveled to many places around the world and wintered in Florida, but she always said, “There’s no place like home.” During their sixty years of marriage, they shared all of life’s joys and sorrows. In business, as in all other ways, they were a perfect team, working at Farnsworth Chevrolet and Oldsmobile and then running their own lawn and garden equipment stores in Plainwell and Kalamazoo until retirement. They raised two children and created a place on their farm for family to grow up among meadows, woods, and creeks. Donna saw motherhood as her greatest honor. When grandchildren began to arrive, she loved nothing more than spending time with them, and great grandchildren multiplied her joy. Her hope in life and death was that she belonged to her Savior Jesus Christ, and her greatest desire was for everyone in her life to know that same hope. Donna now sees fully the truth of Job 19:25-26: “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God.” Donna died on Thursday, January 14, 2021, in Martin, Michigan, at peace and surrounded by loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings. She is survived by her husband, Wallace Conley; two children, Christopher Conley of Otsego, Michigan, and Lori (Daniel) Torres of Martin, Michigan; five grandchildren: Tara (Joel) Light, Jacob (Karen) Torres, Kaitlyn (Jordan) Smith, Destri Conley (Sam Garrison), and Kail Conley; and nine great grandchildren: Bennett, Hudson, Phoebe, Ava, Carter, Grayson, Nova, Summer, and Emile. A private graveside service was held at East Martin Cemetery on January 18, 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northbridge Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 8824 Douglas Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49009.
Arrangements by
McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Home
Marshall - Gren Chapel, 120 Woodhams St.,
Plainwell, MI 49080 269-685-5881
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Engelter, Robert

Robert Engelter

October 11, 1960 - January 14, 2021

PLAINWELL - Rob passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Borgess Medical Center. He was born October 11, 1960 in Kalamazoo, the son of Elwyn and Jane (VanderVeen) Engelter. Rob was a heavy machine operator for Cripps Fontaine Excavating for many years. Rob loved life, he had a great sense of humor, was adventurous, sarcastic and a very loyal dad and husband. He enjoyed being outdoors and riding mountain, road and fat tire bikes. He also liked snowboarding, camping, fishing, kayaking and golfing. Rob also loved his toys. On September 10, 1988 in Allegan, he married Lisa Rayburn who survives. Also surviving are his children, Jessica Engelter of Lansing and Sam Engelter of Plainwell; grandson, Landon; siblings, Andrea (Doug Horton) Engelter of Plainwell and Lincoln Engelter of San Francisco; step-mother, Barb Engelter along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant twin daughters. Cremation has taken place. A memorial to honor Rob will be held at a later time. Contributions in memory of Rob may be made to West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance (
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Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Perricone, Joy Lynn

Joy Lynn Perricone

October 01, 1949 - January 13, 2021

OTSEGO - Joy Lynn Perricone, 71, passed away on 1-13-2021 in Phoenix, AZ of complications due to the corona virus.  Joy was born in Three Rivers, MI on 10-1-1949. She is survived by her husband David of Otsego, a daughter Leslie of Phoenix, a step sister Ella of Bonita Springs, several aunts, and a nephew. Joy was retired from Allegan County where she served as recorder in Family Court.  In retirement, Joy enjoyed reading, weaving, long drives with Dave, special trips to spend time with Leslie, friends, friends, friends and more friends. In keeping with her passion to help the victims of child abuse and neglect, Joy volunteered for over 15 yrs to support Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center, Allegan. An active member of Otsego’s St. Margaret’s church, Joy served as parish Treasurer for a number of years.  Memorials may be sent to St Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, 134A West Allegan St, Otsego, MI 49078.

Mitchell, James A.

James A. Mitchell

November 10, 1951 - January 12, 2021

OTSEGO - Jim passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Metro Health Hospital. He was born November 10, 1951 in Kalamazoo, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Brockie) Mitchell. As a young man Jim worked at a tree nursery and Wells Aluminum in Parchment. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and proudly served his country during Vietnam. After his honorable discharge he worked at Menasha Paper as a journeyman millwright until its closing. He went on to work at Bowers Aluminum in Kalamazoo until his retirement. Jim also owned and operated a farm with his family. He was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. In his spare time he enjoyed camping, target shooting, watching westerns and reading. Most of all Jim loved spending time with his grandchildren. On July 3, 1971 at the Church of the Nazarene in Kalamazoo, he married Deborah Perkins who survives. Also surviving are his children, Debby (Earl) Young and Renee Mitchell; grandchildren, Dustin Mitchell, Alek Culver, Madison Culver and Isaac Culver; great-grandchildren, Jamison and Leighton Culver; siblings, Kay, Denice, Sherry and Jeff; brothers –in-law, Steve and Danny Perkins; aunt and uncle, Jim and Doris Brown along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws and brother, Charles “Chuck” Mitchell. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial honoring Jim will be held in the spring. Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to his family to help with funeral expenses.
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Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Vernon, Barbara J.

Barbara J. Vernon

December 25, 1922 - January 10, 2021

PLAINWELL - Barbara went to her heavenly home Sunday morning January 10, 2021 at her home. She was a Christmas baby born December 25, 1922 in Genesee County, Michigan daughter of the late Frank and Enola (Dieck) Moore. Mrs. Vernon resided in Plainwell since 2014. She moved to Sturgis in 1955 from Flushing. On February 21, 1942 she married Bruce W. Vernon in Flushing. He preceded her in death November 9, 2002. Mrs. Vernon retired from the Gravi-Flo Corporation in Sturgis following several years of dedicated employment as the company switchboard operator. She also worked five years as a deputy with the St. Joseph County Sherriff Department. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening and loved playing bingo and cards. She is survived by three daughters: Carole (Michael) Darby of Richland, Kathryn Long of Plainwell and Janet Vernon of Plainwell; daughter-in law Debra (Denison) Vernon, 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bruce, son Thomas Vernon, sister Phyllis Dyball and brother Wayne Moore. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. No services are planned at this time. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Vernon’s memory consider their favorite charity to receive it.
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Hackman Family Funeral Homes - Sturgis
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Reed, Carol Ann

Carol Ann Reed

January 09, 2021

ALLEGAN - Carol Ann Reed, 81 traded her walker for wings when she passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, a sister-in-law, a daughter-in-law, a granddaughter Ashley Colburn and her beloved son Larry Colburn. Carol was raised in the Chicago area until she fell in love with west Michigan and moved her family here in 1978. Landing in Allegan and spending 33 years at the Perrigo company brought Carol much enjoyment and close friendships that continue today. Following her 2011 retirement Carol moved to Wisconsin, surprising all of her children by becoming a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan, never missing a televised game, even upon her return to Michigan. She will be fondly remembered for her love of animals and all things leopard. Carol will always be remembered and deeply missed by her 5 children and their families; Michael (Lori) Colburn of Allegan, Janet (Donald) Barz of Holland, Lori (Dave) Brandt of Hudsonville, Daniel (Katie) Colburn of St. Charles, Il and Christopher Thomas of Holland, as well as her sister, Joyce (Ed) Schmeda of Florida, 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and dear friends. To honor her wishes, no funeral service will occur. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be planned in the spring. Carol was a feisty, spirited, caring soul who has certainly left her mark on all who knew her. While at please take time to sign Carol's guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family.
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Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society
Schoolcraft, MI

Vassau, Aaron T.

Aaron T. Vassau

March 25, 1964 - January 09, 2021

PLAINWELL - Aaron passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born March 25, 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Keith and Patricia (Luke) Vassau. Aaron loved his job at Kenco Group Inc. in Portage where he spent 15 years as a transportation supervisor. He was an avid sports fan and in his free time enjoyed golfing and watching cooking shows. Surviving are his children, Aaron J. Vassau of Indiana, Jessica (John) Pintarelli of Kalamazoo and Jamie (Jacob) VanBruggen of Plainwell; 7 grandchildren, Payton, London, Jalynn, Sydney, Brooklyn Jencyn and Nolyn and his sister, Brenda Vassau of Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Craig Vassau. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Contributions in memory of Aaron may be made to Bronson Children’s Hospital.
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Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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