Warren W. McKinstry, 83

Warren W. McKinstry, 83, of Otsego passed away Monday, April 16, 2018, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born April 1, 1935, in Kalamazoo, the son of Clifford and Desdamona (Owen) McKinstry.

Warren proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. For many years he had worked in residential construction in Arizona and Arkansas and then returned to Michigan. He had also worked at Dorgan’s Hardware in Plainwell and the True Value Hardware Store in Kalamazoo.

In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, bowling, traveling, bird watching and visiting with his many friends.

In July 1994, he married Audrey Gehring who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Kathy (Wes) Teall of Kalamazoo; three grandchildren, Heather, Chris and Greg; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Dylan and Royce; brothers, Cliff (Micky) McKinstry of Plainwell and Loren (Ann) McKinstry of Richland; step-children, Ed Bennett, Connie (Paul) Brewster and Darrell Bennett; step-grandchildren, Scott Bennett, Amber (John) Haynes, Tyler Papesh and Mark Brewster; and several step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Gloria Ludeking.

Friends may visit with Warren’s family starting Friday, April 20, at 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m., at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Celebrant Bill Rose will officiate. Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Warren may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.


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