January 10, 1943 - February 16, 2018
SHELBYVILLE - Ginny passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at Rose Arbor Hospice. She was an avid reader and enjoyed just being home swimming in her pool, working in her flower garden or spending time with her dog, Chewie. Ginny was born January 10, 1943 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Virgil and Catherine (Roseboom) Blowers. She had worked at Wieland’s Flower Shop in Allegan for 15 years and retired from Meijer in Plainwell. On December 17, 1993 in Otsego she married James “Jim” Benoit who survives. Also surviving are her 4 children, Eric (Tonya) Powless and children, Jessica, Jason and Theresa; Cathy (Will) Williamson and daughter, Amy; Scott (Colleen) Powless and children, Reno and Renee; Dennis (Amanda) Powless and children, Emily, Hanna and Joslynn along with siblings, Mike (Coleen) Blowers and Norman (Naeyo) Blowers. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Teri Hammond. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with Ginny’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Contributions in memory of Ginny may be made to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com
April 12, 1922 - February 15, 2018
ORANGEVILLE - Dorothy Irene Bourdo, age 95, passed away February 15, 2018 at Life Care Center of Plainwell. Dorothy was born April 12, 1922 in Orangeville Township, the daughter of Charles and Leila (Chapman) Foote. Dorothy married the love of her life, Glenn Bourdo, and he preceded her in death October 19, 1988. A lifelong resident, Dorothy had the honor of being the only Queen of Orangeville. Dorothy loved her family, especially all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She could often be found in her swing, on her deck looking at the mill pond, enjoying flowers, reading, puzzles, playing Pedro, or gathering with the Lunch Bunch. Dorothy is survived by her sons: Gordon (Fran) Bourdo, Bill (Betty) Bourdo, and Jim (Kim Sullivan) Bourdo; daughters: Betty (Larry) Tobias and Barb Czuk; fifteen grandchildren, twenty nine great grandchildren, fourteen great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was also preceded in death by a son: Chuck Bourdo; a son in law: Mike Czuk; granddaughters: Jody Bourdo and Tammy Bourdo; three brothers, and two sisters. Dorothy’s family will receive friends, Wednesday, 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home. Dorothy’s funeral service will be conducted, Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM at the Orangeville Baptist Church, Grandson Tim Czuk and Pastor Dan Bowman officiating. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or Orangeville Baptist Church will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Dorothy’s family.
June 04, 1949 - February 14, 2018
PLAINWELL - Elizabeth Marie Killick passed away February 14, 2018 at Life Care Center in Plainwell. Betty was born February 18, 1931 in Doster, the daughter of Leo and Nina (Merklinger) Gurd. Betty married Robert “Bob” Killick June 4, 1949 in Delton at the Methodist Church and he preceded her in death August 2, 2014. A homemaker, family was very important to Betty, she also worked processing apples at Dunlop’s and at the Pine Lake Laundromat. Betty is survived by her son Steven (Jeanne) Killick and her son Brian Brown and his children Bailey and Bryant DeBolt; son Mark Killick and Mark's sons and their children Doug Jr. (Kari) Stull, Doug III, Adam, Kylie and Victoria; Robert H. Killick (Erin) and her son Jake, and Mark Jr. (Tonya) Killick and their children Lydia Jane and Mark Alan Killick III. Betty was also preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers: Richard, Leo Robert, Ray, Royce, Harold, Edwin, and Keith; and a great granddaughter Kylie Stull. Betty requested that there be no service. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Betty’s family.
March 28, 1929 - February 12, 2018
ALAMO TOWNSHIP - Edna was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus, Monday, February 12, 2018 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born March 28, 1929 in Vriesland, MI, the daughter of Edward and Jennie (VanderVelde) Kroodsma. Edna enjoyed playing yard games with her family, spending time at the cottage on the Muskegon River and playing scrabble. Family and faith were Edna’s passion. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Zeeland and enjoyed being in the choir. She was kind hearted and loved helping others and often volunteered at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. Though of modest means she shared all she had with those in need. 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40. Surviving are her children, Leigh (Nate) Greene of Kalamazoo, Tom (Joan) Bouman of Holland, Karen Ciarmello of Maryland and Mark (Julie) Bouman of Kalamazoo; grandchildren, Christopher, Philip, Quinton and Alexandra; 4 great-grandchildren; caregiver and friend, Stan Massey; sister, Esther Raterink and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her former husband, David and by her sister, Mildred. Friends may visit with Edna’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Ron Lytle officiating. Private family burial will take place at Alamo Center Cemetery, Alamo Township at a later time. Contributions in memory of Edna may be made to the Alamo Nursing Home. The family would like to thank the staff at Alamo Nursing Home and the acute care floor at Bronson Hospital for their superior care. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.
August 15, 1955 - February 12, 2018
KALAMAZOO - Terry passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 in Kalamazoo. He was born August 15, 1955 in Allegan the son of William and Barbara (Cronen) Collick. Terry was a 1974 Otsego High School graduate. He was a big U of M fan and enjoyed skiing, golfing, flower gardening, drag racing and formula racing. Surviving are his daughter, Nicole (Matthew) Romo of Schoolcraft; grandchildren, Dominick and Eleighana; his mother, Barbara (Gene) Keeley of Otsego; siblings, Bill Collick, Barry (Candis) Collick, Don Keeley and Gena (Marvin) Woods along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother, Barbara Collick. His family loves him dearly and hopes that he has found peace. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Contributions in memory of Terry may be made to the Allegan County Humane Society. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.
April 15, 1954 - February 12, 2018
PLAINWELL - Charlotte was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Wings of Hope in Allegan, MI. She was born April 15, 1954 in Plainwell, MI, the daughter of Arthur and Paula Henry. Char attended Martin High School. She loved decorating and remodeling houses, gardening and playing dominoes with her siblings on a weekly basis. Char's devotion to family and friends was easy to see. She was the glue that held the family together. She was kind-hearted and very giving. She volunteered at Wings Hospice and Christian Neighbors. Char is survived by her daughters, Cherity (Matt) Cowels and Jill (Jamie) White; grandson, Isaac White; siblings, Larry Fretwell, Paulette Fretwell, Deb Washburn, Joe Henry and her very special aunt Lucille (Phil) Dunlop. According to Char's wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited for a Celebration of Life and luncheon on Saturday, February 24 from 11am-2pm at the Gun Plain Township Hall, 381 8th Street, Plainwell, MI 49080. Contributions in memory of Char can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.
January 24, 1949 - February 11, 2018
PLAINWELL - Dan Crouch, age 69, of Plainwell passed away on February 11, 2018 at his home with his family at his side. Dan was born on January 24, 1949 to George A. & Sally (Saye) Crouch. Dan’s family includes his wife of 33 years, Mary; his two children: Monica Crouch and Charles (Tessa) Crouch; his mother Sally; five grandchildren: Hunter, Benjamin, Charleigh, Emerson and Evelyn; three siblings: Emily (Chris) Stafford, John Crouch, Ken (LeAnn) Crouch as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, George and his brother Pat. Dan graduated from Plainwell High School in 1967. During school he was active in sports and captain of football, baseball and basketball. Dan served proudly in the United States Marine Corp. during Vietnam. Dan had a life-long love of golf, fishing, camping and traveling. He was proud of his family and well loved by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church, 766 Farmer Street, Otsego. Please visit Dan’s memory page at www.lifestorynet.com where you can archive a memory or photo and sign his memory book online.
December 17, 1959 - February 10, 2018
HAMILTON - Debra passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Rose Arbor Hospice. She was born December 17, 1959 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Edward and Dorothy (Guy) Juskiewcz. Debra was a graduate of Hamilton High School. She had worked at Tyson Foods for many years, Tiara Yachts for 7 years and most recently at Freedom Smoke. On August 5, 1989 she married Bruce Kleeves until 2001. In her spare time she enjoyed going to the casino, playing the kitty slots and making blankets for people she loved. Surviving are her children, Tabatha (Chuck Hanson) Dunklee of Otsego and Chantal (Daniel) Morse of Gobles; 9 grandchildren, Sarah, Austin, Dylan, Ally, Dakota, Sam, Joe, Chloe and Russell; 1 great-grandchild, Emery and siblings, Beverly, Denise, Leo, James and Dale. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Richard and siblings, Sharon, Mark, Nancy, Brenda, Carole, Terry and Bucky. Friends may visit with Debra’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, February 15, 2018 with Pastor Stephen Burrow officiating. Cremation will follow. Contributions in memory of Debra may be made to her daughters for expenses. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.
December 21, 1949 - February 08, 2018
OTSEGO - Terry passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born December 21, 1949 in Marion, Indiana, the son of Stephen and Lois (Seeger) Terhune. Terry graduated from Marion High School where he was class president. He went on to graduate from Purdue University where he served as president of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Terry had owned and operated The Fireside Restaurant and Lounge in Otsego for 20 years until his retirement in 2013. He loved golfing and spent many hours on the greens at Prairiewood Golf Course. He had been the president of the Prairiewood Neighborhood HOA for many years. Terry was a big sports fan and enjoyed following the Bears, Tigers and Blackhawks. He also enjoyed attending Purdue football games with his brothers, John and Steve. Terry was strong- willed and a fighter, the strongest man his children ever knew. He had a great sense of humor and his one-liners will be greatly missed. Surviving are his children, Trisha Gesmundo and her children, Canyon and Kaia; Stephen Nathaniel Terhune and Gina Terhune along with his siblings, Stephanie Bessett, Steve Terhune, Jane Ann DuLong and John Terhune. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 17, 2018, with a time of sharing memories starting at 12:00 P.M., at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.
October 06, 1917 - February 02, 2018
OTSEGO - Hazel L. McPherson, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, passed away peacefully, Friday, February 2, 2018, with her loving family by her side at the Wings Home in Allegan. Hazel was born October 6, 1917 in Otsego, the daughter of Harry and Hazel (Dymon) Brown. She was a lifelong resident of Otsego and graduated valedictorian from Otsego High School. She was the co-founder of McPherson Plastics. Throughout her life she did everything from running a machine to keeping her meticulous accounting ledgers, working until the age of 97. Hazel was an avid quilter. She also enjoyed watching a variety of birds in her back yard, was a passionate reader, and loved traveling to Mackinac Island with her family. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Otsego. On January 22, 1939 in Bangor she married her junior high sweetheart, Bernard “Bud” McPherson who passed away in 2000. Surviving are her children, Melinda (Bruce) Kling, Bud Jr. (denny) McPherson, Roger (Linda) McPherson and Tim (Diane) McPherson; 8 grandchildren, Beth Stewart, Gary Kling, Brian McPherson, Amy Pueblo, Lyssa McPherson, Mark McPherson, Sarah Selkirk and Mike McPherson; 22 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband and her siblings, Betty Cassidy, Harry Brown, Barbara Scott and Katherine Corder. Friends may visit with Hazel’s family from 3-5 P.M. and 7-9 P.M., Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 6, 2018 with Pastor Darin Youngs officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Hazel may be made to the Wings Home of Allegan or First Congregational Church of Otsego. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.