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Knight, Bruce L. -

Bruce L. Knight

Otsego - Bruce passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at his home in Otsego. He was born February 7, 1952 in Plainwell the son of Claude and Dorothy (McDonald) Knight. Bruce had worked at Kal-Equip, Plainwell Paper, a window and siding company and drove school bus for AAESA for 7 years before retiring in 2016. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing bingo and traveling. Bruce had been a member of the Otsego VFW Post #3030 Men’s Auxiliary. On January 7, 1972 at the Otsego Methodist Church he married Deborah Blanchard who passed away in 2014. Surviving are his children, Jeff (Nikki Huff) Knight of Paw Paw and Jody (Jim) Leonard of Otsego; grandchildren, Taylor (Samantha) Knight, Kyllee (John Wass) Knight, Bailey (Trevor Todd) Knight, Courtney Sebright, and Hannah Sebright; great-grandson, Lincoln; girlfriend; Terri Macak; siblings, Sally Staley, Barb (Bernie) Livingston, Daryl (Kathy) Knight, Val (Mike Dalrymple) Vandervort, Brenda Kling and Wendy (Russ) Tompkins; brother-in-law, Don Sparks, brother-in-law, Allan (Linda) Blanchard along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and siblings, Sandy Sparks, Sharon Kellogg and Bonnie Bell; brothers-in-law, Dean Staley, Del Kellogg and Bill Bell; sister-in-law, Shirley Westcott and his father and mother-in-law, Earl (Francis) Blanchard. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Otsego United Methodist Church. Pastor Joe Shaler officiated. Burial followed at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego. Contributions in memory of Bruce may be made to Hospice Care of South West Michigan. Arrangements by Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego. Messages of condolence may be posted at

Winkel Funeral Home
Winkel Funeral Home
207 E Allegan Street
PO Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078