Brenda Jean (Grauman) Powers, 75
A service celebrating the life of Brenda Jean (Grauman) Powers, 75, of Otsego will be Monday, Aug.10, at 11 a.m. at Otsego United Methodist Church, Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.
Friends may meet with her family, Sunday, Aug. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.
Brenda went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. The older of two children, Brenda was born to Clarence Arthur and Bernice Elizabeth (Punches) Grauman on Jan. 18, 1940, in Allegan. She was a graduate of Plainwell High School and Western Michigan University.
On Nov. 20, 1959, in Plainwell Brenda married the love of her life Robert Powers and together they raised four children.
Brenda owned and operated the Mercantile Antiques and Costume Shop in Otsego for 20 years. She will be remembered for her love of adventure, her sharp wit, can-do attitude, her passion for serving the underdog and for her love of the Lord.
A life-long social bug, she will be dearly missed by many, including special friends from the Goon Squad, the Golden Girls, the Plainwell High School class of 1958 and the monthly lunch group and loving church family of the Otsego United Methodist Church.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Bernice Grauman.
She is survived by her husband Robert; her children, Jeff (Mary) Powers of Grand Rapids, Jerrie (Tom) Matthews, Sherrie (Larry) Town and Tim (Susan) Powers, all of Otsego; 12 grandchildren, Ashley (Richard) Humphries, Brian Powers, Andrea Powers, Matt (Cathy) Matthews, Kevin (Kim) Matthews, Jenna (Matthew) Leyndyke, Bobby Matthews, Aric (Lindsey) Town, Adam Town, Veronica Powers, Jessica Powers and Sabrina Powers; seven great-grandchildren, Navene, Kennedy, Brady, Claire, Cameron, Evelyn and Case; her sister Mary Howe; and her brother Jerry Grauman.
Brenda was never afraid to "let her light shine," so the family asks all who knew and loved her to light a candle in memory of a life well used and to seek out how we, too may shine our light on the world.
Contributions in memory of Brenda may be made to the charity of one's choice or consider honoring Brenda by performing a random act of kindness.
Messages of condolence may be made by visiting www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.