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Emmons, Gale W. -

Gale W. Emmons

Plainwell - Gale passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at Alamo Nursing Home. He was born December 15, 1936, in Kalamazoo, the son of Glen and Marjorie (Gay) Emmons. For many years he worked at North America Aluminum in Parchment and had owned and operated Gales Bike Shop in Plainwell. In his spare time Gale enjoyed fishing, camping and loved taking trips up north. On November 21, 1997 he married Patricia Sutherland who survives. Also surviving are his children, Jeffery (Deborah) Emmons of Kalamazoo, Sarah Lindeman of Plainwell, Wendy (Rich) Hardey of Gobles, Jason (Debbie) Emmons of Vicksburg, Christine (Jeff) Noble of Kalamazoo, Larry Fox of Plainwell and James (Kimberly) Fox of Bloomingdale; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; siblings, Gary, Glenora, Randy, Will and Margie along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Nancy; son, Wesley and siblings, Glenna, Gilbert and Gaylord “Butch”. A private family funeral service took place March 26, 2021. Celebrant Mary Ann DeVries officiated. Burial followed at Mallory Cemetery in Allegan. Contributions in memory of Gale may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.
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Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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