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Marshall-Gren Chapel
Tuesday June 15th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Eddie Oetman

Eddie Oetman, age 81, went to be with the Lord on June 9, 2021 at Vicinia Gardens. Eddie was born on November 14, 1939 in Martin, Michigan to Richard and Ruth (Edwards) Oetman. Visit with his family and friends on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 at McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; Marshall Gren Chapel – 120 S. Woodhams St. in Plainwell. Eddie is survived by his children: Michael Oetman and Pauline Collier; three grandchildren: Mandie (Dillon) Thomas, Katie (Chris) Lake and Trevor (Heather) Collier; three great grandchildren: Blaine, Braxton, and Kinzlee; his siblings: Cathy and Bill; as well as several nieces and nephews. Eddie is preceded in death by wife of 55 years: Rita; his parents; and siblings Mary Jean, JoAn, and Eileen. Eddie lived for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were the love of his life. He enjoyed farming and was an active member of the United Methodist Church. He lived to help make others safe by being on two different fire departments totaling 55 years of his life. Memorial contributions can be made to The Medical Team Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association. While visiting Eddie’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. The family is being assisted by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; Marshall & Gren Chapel, 120 S. Woodhams St. Plainwell, MI 49080 (269-685-5881).

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Michael and Pauline our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . Leonard has very fond memories of his days working with your dad on the farm. He will be missed . God Bless Leonard Sours and Rodney &Lora Kappis

Lora Kappis Jun 15 2021 1:39 PM

Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Eddie Oetman.

Jun 15 2021 7:26 AM

So sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. Keep your memories close in the days to come.

Jennifer & Jerry Veenkant Jun 14 2021 10:13 AM

Mike and Pauline, My thoughts and prayers are with you thru this time. I enjoyed working for Eddie inmy teenage years. Your family was always kind and gracious to me. A great many memories.

Robert Bailey Jun 13 2021 7:23 PM

Mike and Pauline Thoughts and prayers are with you both. Eddie lived a good life and was always ready to help others. We were in Sunday school together in the 1940's so we go back a long time. We were blessed to call Eddie our friend. Gary and Joan Melvin

Gary Melvin Jun 12 2021 1:33 PM

Mike and Pauline You are in our prayers. Eddie lived a good life and was always available to help others. We were in Sunday school together in the 1940's. Our is relationship was over a long time. We were blessed to call Eddie a friend. Gary and Joan

Gary Melvin Jun 12 2021 12:25 PM

Mike and Pauline, many great memories of time spent with your Dad and your Mom! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Phil & Cindy Banner

Phil & Cindy Banner Jun 12 2021 9:45 AM

Sincere Condolences to Mike, Pauline and the family. Cherish the many great memories. Ron Farr

Ronald Farr Jun 12 2021 7:56 AM

I didn't really get to know your folks but I do know they were good people and I sure enjoyed Eddie coming in my husbands room when they were both at Vicinia Gardens, he just came to visit I guess, I think he enjoyed him.

Colleen Summerville Jun 11 2021 6:41 PM

I spent a lot of years Working with Eddie at Wolverine Feeds! Was a very thoughtful man and will be missed. My sincere condolences to Mike & Pauline and your family. Terry Grinage

Terry Grinage Jun 11 2021 5:58 PM

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