Kyle L. Anderson, 72

Kyle L. Anderson, 72, of Plainwell, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Alamo.

Mr. Anderson was born July 5, 1941, at the family home in Gun Plain Township to Roy and Jacqueline (Morris) Anderson, both now deceased.

Kyle graduated from Martin Rural Agriculture School in 1959. For 36 years he was employed at the Plainwell Paper Mill until the very last day of its existence in April of 2001.

He enjoyed his home and loved watching sports, movies and history channels. He also loved to watch poker programs and played poker with many family and friends. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and friends.

When he was young he loved the out-of-doors and was a successful hunter, then enjoyed passing those skills on to his younger grandchildren, who because of him have been very successful.

Kyle was a member of the Portage/Schoolcraft Eagles, American Legion of Schoolcraft and the 12th Street Baptist Church.

On Sept. 15, 1984, in their home, he married the love of his life and best friend, Lynn, who survives.

Together they blended a family of six children, Mark Kyle (Donita) Anderson of Texas, Deborah Lee Simpson of Kalamazoo, Dawnl Lynn (Mark) Israels of Portage, Bryen Howard (Brandy) Pion of Martin and deceased son, Craig Eliot. They also have a daughter Barbara. There are 15 grandchildren, Cherie, Kenneth, Christopher, Savanah, Derek, Adam, Bryce, Bethany, Emily, Nikki, Roy Jr., Melanie, Ashley, Andrew and Amanda; many many “adopted” grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard Lee (Lloyal) Anderson of Colorado and David Allen (Linda) Anderson of Nevada. He also left behind to cherish his memory his two four-legged sons, SkipE and Tyty.

Friends may visit with Kyle’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A funeral service will be Thursday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at 12th Street Baptist Church, Pastor Thaddeus Stout officiating. Private burial will be at East Martin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Kyle may be made to the 12th Street Baptist Church or Disabled American Veterans. Messages of condolence may be posted by visiting



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