Bloomquist, Bonnie S.

Bonnie S. Bloomquist

July 19, 1954 - January 16, 2020

OTSEGO - Bonnie passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at her home in Otsego. Bonnie was born July 19, 1954 in Otsego the daughter of Luis and Marie (Anaback) VanDerMeer. She had worked for Parker Hannifin for over 30 years and was a hard worker. Bonnie was an avid gardener, loved God’s earth, liked horses, ducks and cats and loved the Smurfs. She was a member of the Otsego Church of God where she was active in Sunday School. Bonnie loved Jesus and was very good with children. On September 5, 1976 she married David Bloomquist who survives. Also surviving are her sister, Carmen VanDerMeer; a brother John Bloomquist; an Aunt Beverly Bloomquist and many cousins on both sides of the family. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Contributions in memory of Bonnie may be made to the Otsego Church of God, Wings of Hope Hospice or Christian Neighbors.
Arrangements by Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Perry, Joseph H.

Joseph H. Perry

August 08, 1925 - January 14, 2020

OTSEGO - Joe passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell. He was born August 8, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of James and Blanche (Morrill) Perry. Joe proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He moved to the area in 1947. For 35 years Joe had worked for Clarage Fan until his retirement. He went on to work another 18 years as a tool and die maker for Dorr Industries. In his free time Joe enjoyed woodworking, making birdhouses and bookshelves, fishing, traveling and spending time in the mountains. Joe was a member of the Otsego VFW Post #3030. On December 8, 1947 in Battle Creek he married Anna Losiewski who passed away in 2002. Surviving are his nephew, Terry (Linda) Marcinkowski; nieces, Sally Carpenter, Agnes Chapman, Irene Franks and Tracy Keene along with many great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Otsego United Methodist Church, with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Burial of ashes will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery. Military Honors by VFW Post #3030. Contributions in memory of Joe may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.
Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Van Zee, Jamison

Jamison Van Zee

October 02, 2019 - January 14, 2020

OTSEGO - Jamison Michael Van Zee was born on October 2, 2019 and passed away on January 14, 2020. Jamison Van Zee was a fighter, but after three months he graduated to a place with no suffering and a new body that works perfectly with his Lord and Savior in Heaven. His first words were in the presence of God. He leaves behind his parents Brandon & Autumn; his grandparents Michael & Lois Van Zee and Larry & Sandy Foote; his aunts and uncles: Bradley Van Zee, Breanna Van Zee, A.J. (Laura) Foote and Amber (Matt) Bourdo; two cousins: Shailyn Foote and Lucas Bourdo; great grandparents: Allen & Merle Van Zee, Donna Tompkins, Linda Noyes and Marion & Mary Visser. Visit with Jamison’s family and friends on Friday, January 17 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Lighthouse Baptist Church; 12220 Cressey Rd, Plainwell, MI 49080. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 18 at 11:00 AM at the same location. Contributions may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church; 2011 Lincoln Rd. Allegan, MI 49010. All of the contributions will be used to help cover Jamison’s expenses. The family wishes to thank all who have prayed for Jamison and his family over these last many months. You are too many to count but each prayer was felt.
Arrangements by
McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Home
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Hicks, Sandra K

Sandra K Hicks

August 14, 1940 - January 12, 2020

KALAMAZOO - Sandy passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Borgess Medical Center. She was born August 14, 1940 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Harold and Beverly (Angell) MacDonald. Sandy was a 1959 graduate of Plainwell High School and lifelong resident of the area. For 26 years she had worked for the Plainwell Community Schools and retired in 1997 from Cooper Elementary. Sandy was a great mother and loved raising her 4 children. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed working in her many flower beds. She also enjoyed playing bingo, doing crafts, listening to live music and going to performances at The Barn. Sandy liked helping others and had volunteered at the Otsego Senior Center. She was a member of the Oak Grove Bible Church in Kalamazoo. Surviving are her children, Theresa (Dan) Lott of Martin, Becky Hicks of Plainwell, her favorite son, Dan (Renae) Hicks of Virginia and Diana Krogmann of Wayland; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Larry (Char) MacDonald, Harold (Linda) MacDonald and Bonnie Doest along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son in 1962 and brother, Rodney MacDonald. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held January 16, 2020 at the Oak Grove Bible Church in Kalamazoo. Pastor David Ives officiated. Burial of ashes will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell at a later time. Contributions in memory of Sandy may be made to Oak Grove Bible Church or to Wings of Hope Hospice.
Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Warner, Anthony "Tony"

Anthony "Tony" Warner

February 19, 1990 - January 12, 2020

OTSEGO - Tony passed away January 12, 2020 at his home in Otsego. He was born February 19, 1990 in Ionia, the son of James Warner Jr. and Lorelle Musser. Tony enjoyed fishing, swimming, reading, listening to music and playing chess. He was a wonderful uncle and liked spending time with his nieces and nephews. Surviving are his parents, Lorelle and Kurt Mathe; his children, Riley, Triton and Serenity all of Lansing; siblings, Jennifer Jensen, Tabitha Musser and Michael Warner all of Otsego and Amber, Ashley, Amanda and Sean Warner all of the Greenville area; nieces and nephews, Heather, Bre, Mike and Aria; his best friends, Casey O’Neal of Lansing and Lynn Goldacker of Otsego along with many extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at the Otsego VFW. Contributions in memory of Tony may be made to Stronger Than Addiction.
Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Fergusson, Claudette G.

Claudette G. Fergusson

November 28, 1943 - January 11, 2020

OTSEGO - Claudette passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born November 28, 1943 in Allegan the daughter of Russel and Donna Wesseling. Claudette enjoyed sewing, crafting, flower gardening and arranging and cooking. Surviving are her children, Trisha (Mark) Hipp of Florida and Tammy (Kevin) DeRyke of Otsego; 5 grandchildren, Jacob, Logan, Bailey, Brandon and Kyle; 3 great-grandchildren, Ariannah, Adalynn and Abigail and her siblings, Iva and Ken. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David; son, Todd Fergusson; grandson, Anthony Cannon; siblings, Sally and Larry; niece, Sandra and nephew, Tony. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. Contributions in memory of Claudette may be made to the National Autism Association.
Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Harvey, Randy

Randy Harvey

January 15, 1944 - January 09, 2020

PLAINWELL -
Randy passed away on January 9, 2020. Randy was born on January 15, 1944 to Clair & Pauline Harvey. Randy was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He had a deep faith in God and was passionate about his ministry work. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play. He enjoyed taking drives up to the UP in autumn to view the beautiful fall colors. Randy’s family includes his wife of 56 years, Judy; his children: Mike (Cinda) Harvey, Steve (Sondra) Harvey, Tammy (Ryan) McGraw; his sister Penny Harvey; nine grandchildren: Chad, Bryan, Jason, Trisha, Brandi, Amanda, Nathan, Carter and Bailey; seven great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Dixie Minshall. Randy was loved by many and will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18th at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 280 Starr Rd. in Plainwell.
Arrangements by
McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Home
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Abbott, Steven L.

Steven L. Abbott

December 30, 1960 - January 06, 2020

OTSEGO - Steve passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at his home in Otsego. He was born December 30, 1960 in Kalamazoo the son of Laverne and Joyce (Heighton) Abbott. Steve graduated from the University of Michigan in 1984 and earned his MBA from Western Michigan University in 1993. He had worked at Parker Hannifin for 35 years. Steve loved running and biking and was a member of the Kalamazoo TriKats. He helped organize the Shermanator Triathlon at Sherman Lake YMCA. He also enjoyed hiking and spending time in the Smoky Mountains with his family. Steve was very handy with home improvements and construction projects. He also enjoyed doing chores on the family farm, except for milking goats. Steve was kind hearted, had a great sense of humor and was always making a new friend. On May 31, 1986 he married Caroline Winters who survives. Also surviving are his children, Anneliese, Elizabeth, Laura and Tim all of Otsego; siblings, Deb (Don) Reed of Constantine, Teresa (Dan) Behrmann of Comstock and Ken (Liz) Abbott of Texas along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Otsego with Pastor Paul Laborde officiating. Contributions in memory of Steve may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or the First Baptist Church of Otsego. Arrangements by Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Rackley, Sheila G.

Sheila G. Rackley

September 10, 1964 - January 06, 2020

MARTIN - Sheila passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 6, 2020 in Plainwell. She was born September 10, 1964 in Allegan the daughter of Howard and Pricilla (Oisten) Pegg. Sheila was a 1982 Allegan High School graduate. For 11 years she had been a rural mail carrier for the Plainwell Post Office. Sheila loved animals especially her dogs. Most of all she loved spending time with and taking care of her family. On July 21, 1984 in Allegan she married Jeffrey Rackley who survives. Also surviving are her children, Tyler, Ashley and Tom Rackley all of Martin; mother, Pricilla Overstreet of Allegan; siblings, Terry Pegg of Allegan and Pam Pegg of Kalamazoo; mother-in-law, Lillian Rackley and many extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and step-father, Bruce Overstreet. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with Sheila’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the
Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego
until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M., with celebrant Mary Ann DeVries officiating. Contributions in memory of Sheila may be made to the Allegan County Animal Shelter.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

Otte, Thomas R.

Thomas R. Otte

July 06, 1947 - January 05, 2020

OTSEGO - Tom passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born July 6, 1947 in Battle Creek the son of Richard and Ellyn (Thomas) Otte. For 20 years he had worked as a driver for Fed Ex until his retirement. Tom loved the open road and in his retirement had hauled boats and trailers. He enjoyed hot rods, motorcycles, traveling, spending time in the sun by the beach and following U of M football. He was happiest sipping coffee and enjoying good conversation with family and friends. On April 15, 1972 he married Deborah Loftis who survives. Also surviving are his children, Kyle (Lisa Cass) Otte and their children, Mesa Rose, Aslyn and Morrison of Colorado, Ashley (Gracie) Otte and their children, Joshua and London of California, Colin Otte of California, Carly (Ryan Cook) Otte of Colorado and Oakley Otte and Rylee Boland of California; sister, Linda (Mike) Rosenow of Harbor Springs, special cousin, Cid Richardson, Mike, Carole and Kay Otte of Montana. Tom is also survived by Dianne, Barry, Chris, Doug, Connie, Steve, Carole, Carmel, Reb, John, Sally and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with Tom’s family from 6-8 P.M., Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the
Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the American Kidney Fund. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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