Obituaries

Dick T. Winkel

With the joy of hope for an eternal tomorrow the family of Dick T. Winkel, formerly of McBain, Mi., mourns his passing at 92 years of age on April 21, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Mi.  Enjoying heavens glories praising God around the throne he joins his parents Tom and Jenny Winkel, grandson Douglas Heuker, great grandson Joshua Sloterbeek, brothers Harvey and Gordon Winkel, sister Joanne Haan, brothers in law Carl DeKam, Clarence and Marvin Vredevoogd and Alvin Schepers . Lovingly remembered by his wife of 68 years Gertrude (Vredevoogd), and daughters Diane (Douglas) Joppie and Donna (John) Heuker. Grandchildren Jennifer (Neil) Bright, Christopher (Samantha) Joppie, Alexander Joppie (Andrea Zeritis), (Erin) Heuker, Laura (Mark) Ligtenberg, Dawn ( Brandon) Sloterbeek, Brenda ( Porfidio) Caballero), Darrell (Lindsey) Heuker and 24 great grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister Betty DeKam, sisters in law, Lois and Marilyn Winkel, Esther Schepers, Johanna, Margrete, Joyce and Anna Vredevoogd and brothers in law, John DeHaan, Jack (Lois), Dennis (Peggy), Willard (Sandy), Calvin (Jan), Larry (Phyllis) and Harry Vredevoogd. Also, close and dear friend Ed Wright of McBain and so many more. Dad loved people and never forgot names, faces, phone numbers, and the stories that went with them. He was a veteran of WW11. He was a farmer, a salesman, and an A#1 bullshipper, loved by all.
      Visiting with the family as well as the service is at Bauer CRC of Hudsonville, Mi. from 5-8 Monday, April 24 and from 10:00  to 11:00  with the service at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday April 25. Private internment in McBain  followed by a time of visitation with the family at Burkholder Family Funeral Home  from 6:30 to 8:oo p.m. Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain is in charge of funeral arrangements. Thoughts and prayers may left at www.burkholderfamilyfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions may be  made to the Northern  Michigan Christian School in McBain.


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Ron and Sheryl Greenberg


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