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Barbara A. Bredow

January 27, 1929 – October 18, 2021

Barbara “Barb” A. Bredow (Fretz) passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at the age of 92. She was born on January 27, 1929, in Newberry, Michigan, the daughter of Merle and Anna Fretz (Morrill).

On October 25, 1958, she married the love of her life William H. Bredow, together they raised three sons. She was a Plainwell resident for 50 years.

She is preceded in her passing by her parents, husband, and her siblings: Alice Otto, Mary Lee Heinz, and William Fretz;

Left to cherish her loving memory are her sons: Roger (Janice), Allan, and Mark (Valerie); grandchildren: Will, Tyler, Sophie, Lily, Emma, and Isaac; and many nieces and nephews.

Barb was an alumni of the University of Michigan’s Nursing Program and later in life received her Bachelor’s of Science from Western Michigan University. She was a nurse at Pipp Hospital and Fontbonne Manor. She enjoyed music, golf, genealogy, and spending time with her friends.

In accordance with the family’s wishes a public time of visitation will be held at McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Homes Marshall-Gren Chapel, 120 S. Woodhams St, Plainwell, Michigan 49080, on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Barbara will be laid to rest with William on a later date.

Memorials made in Barbara’s memory may be directed to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

While visiting Barbara’s tribute page please take a moment to light a candle or share a memory with the family. The Bredow family is being assisted by McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Homes Marshall-Gren Chapel, 120 S. Woodhams St, Plainwell, Michigan 49080. 269-685-5881

 

Paul Henry Fillman

January 11, 1946 – October 22, 2021

Paul Henry Fillman, 75, of Engadine, died Friday afternoon October 22, 2021 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City with his family by his side.

Born January 11, 1946 in Des Plaines, Illinois, son of the late Herbert H. and Mary L. (Round) Fillman, Paul was a 1964 graduate of North Main High School in Des Plaines and later received a technical degree from DeVry Institute of Technology in the field of Electronics.

On October 1, 1965, Paul enlisted in the United State Navy serving during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge on October 3, 1969 attaining the rank of Electronic Technician Second Class.

In 1972, Paul opened Paul’s T.V. Sales and Service serving the community for 32 years until its closure continuing in satellite service from his home for another ten years.

Paul was a life member of the former V.F.W. Post #8372, member of the American Legion Post #290 serving on the Honor Guard and served on the Garfield Township Planning Commission and Board of Review.  Paul’s hobbies included carpentry and woodworking building his house on Long Point in Curtis and his current residence in Engadine.  He also enjoyed breakfast at the Beary Patch to get the latest news and going to the casino.

In addition to his parents, Paul is preceded in death by his brother Richard “Herb” Fillman, sister Charlotte Camp and niece Sue Camp.

Survivors include his loving wife, the former Paula Klobucher of Engadine, whom he married October 6, 1984; sister-in-law Eunice Fillman of Newberry and brother-in-law Michael (Rae Marie) Klobucher of Engadine; ten nieces, four nephews, several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Per request, cremation services were accorded.  Graveside services will be held in May of 2022 with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #290 and the United States Navy Honor Guard at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for a future designation in his loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

 

Charles Fosdick III

December 24, 1942 – October 22, 2021

Longtime Engadine resident, Charles “Bub” Henry Fosdick III, 78, died Friday morning October 22, 2021 at U.P. Health Systems-Marquette.

Born December 24, 1942 in Kalamazoo, son of the late Charles Jr. and Jessie (Ryder) Fosdick, Charlie was a 1960 graduate of Three Rivers High School and attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

On November 13, 1964, Charlie enlisted in the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge on August 22, 1966 attaining the rank of Specialist Fourth Grade. Following his discharge, Charlie returned to Three Rivers and worked with his father at his trucking company.

A resident of Engadine since 1970, Charlie owned and operated several businesses including a beverage distributorship, Crazee Charlie’s Auto, Little Charlie’s Ice Cream, and was an auctioneer until his retirement in the 1990’s.

Charlie was a member of the Engadine United Methodist Church, member of the former V.F.W. Post #8372 and member of the American Legion Post #290. His hobbies and interests included fishing at the family cabin in Canada, loving all his dogs (Ginger, Pipsi, Jude, Patty, Misty, Shiloh I, Shiloh II, Shiloh III, and Shiloh IV), fixing anything and everything “Grandpa can fix anything!”, cooking the best blueberry pancakes for his grandkids, and attending his grandchildren’s events. Charlie was certainly a people person and enjoyed talking with anyone and everyone.

Survivors include his loving wife, the former Susan Drew, whom he married May 23, 1965 in Three Rivers, Michigan; children Charlie IV (Sheila) Fosdick of Engadine, Andrea Petoskey of Hamilton and Sharon (Roger) French of McMillan; grandchildren Hannah French, Drew French, Leah French, Oliver French, Charlie Fosdick V, Jesse Fosdick, Josie Fosdick, Sydnie Petoskey and Kendall Petoskey; sister Becky (Jim) Wise of Three Rivers; brother and best friend Bill (Maureen) Fosdick of Williamsburg; his pet companion dog, Shiloh IV.

Per request, cremation services were accorded.  A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday November 5, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Engadine United Methodist Church.  A memorial service celebrating the life of Charlie will follow at 2:00 pm at the church with Pastor Jackie Roe officiating.  Interment with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #290 and the United States Army Honor Guard will take place at the Engadine Cemetery with a meal following at the America Legion Post in Engadine.

Memorials may be directed to the Engadine United Methodist Church or the American Legion Post #290 in his loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.