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Gordon Maneke

Portage - Gordon passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 in Portage. Gordon was born April 18, 1930 in Rodney, MI the son of George and Bertha (Jehnzen) Maneke. He had worked for Otsego TV as a salesman and as a supervisor at Kalamazoo Paper. Gordon loved farming and grew and sold pumpkins to help with education expenses for his great-grandchildren; he enjoyed tinkering and fixing things, bowling and golf. He served for many years on the Trowbridge Township Board; enjoyed serving people in any capacity and loved serving at his church. On July 1, 1951 in Rodney, MI he married Bette Chamberlain who survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Kathleen (Jeffrey) Brand of Parchment and Janice Maneke of WI; a granddaughter, Courtney Bailey; 2 great grandchildren, Chloe and Brandon; his siblings, Wanda (Richard) Myers, Keith (Glenna) Maneke; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson Kryn Brand and siblings, Norman, Doug and Roger. Services were held on August 26, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Gordon may be made to Hospice Care of SW MI or At the Master’s Feet Discipleship Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Winkel Funeral Home
Winkel Funeral Home
207 E Allegan Street
PO Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078