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Charlene McKinnon

Charlene Ann McKinnon (Gensler)

Friday, April 12th, 1935 - Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
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Charlene Ann McKinnon, 84, of Hopkins, MI was called to her heavenly home Sunday morning, June 23, 2019 at Allegan County Medical Care Community. Born April 12, 1935 in Dorr, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Nora Ann (Lynch) Gensler. She married Robert McKinnon on June 22, 1957 and they just celebrated sixty-two years of marriage. Charlene had worked as a medical assistant prior to retirement. She was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Watson Township. In her spare time, Charlene enjoyed gardening, painting and crafting. Charlene was a loving woman who thoroughly enjoyed taking care of others, not just her family, but anyone in her community. Whether the need was for food or to have some laundry done, Charlene was there to meet their needs. Some say that she was the local food truck before meals on wheels was established. If someone had a life-changing event (i.e., a new baby, a death in the family, a new home, etc.), Charlene was there to provide food for them and never just a little food but making sure there was enough for everyone and anyone! Her tenderness and generosity of spirit will be missed by all those who knew her.

In addition to her husband, Robert, Charlene is survived by her children, Timothy (Beverly) McKinnon, Roderick (June) McKinnon, Brian (Karen) McKinnon, Lisa (Mark) Evans, Michael (Carolyn) McKinnon, Julie (Scott) Paxson and Cory McKinnon (fiancée Lisa Friend); sister, Helen Barr; sister-in-law, Vivian (Don) DeVos; brother-in-law Ron Bockheim; sixteen grandchildren, Gerid (Denise) Adams, Justin (Andrea) Adams, Staci (Jim) Heppe, James (Rachael) McKinnon, Michele McKinnon, Christopher McKinnon, Joseph McKinnon, Marie (Jackson) Conner, Jacob McKinnon, Emmalee McKinnon, Nick (Barb) Evans, Nora Evans (fiancé Bryan Cramer), Mitchel (Samantha) Evans, Tyler VanderMoore (Jackie Korteway), Collin VanderMoore, Clint VanderMoore (Rylee Foster), Skylar Recker, and Robbie Friend; and twelve great-grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Milo (Dolores) Gensler and Robert Gensler; sisters Phyllis (Don) Brocker and Betty Bockheim; sisters-in-law, Patricia (Herbert) Hill and Marcia (Harrison) Wilson, brothers-in-law John Barr, and Ron VanderMoore.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel with Rosary taking place at 3:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Christopher Derda officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Charlene’s name to the Allegan County Medical Care Community or Sacred Heart Altar Society.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Allegan Medical Care Community for the love and care shown to Charlene.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel
    Address
    208 West Main Street
    Hopkins, Michigan 49328
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial Donations may be made in Charlene's name to: Allegan County Medical Care Community 3265 - 122nd Avenue Allegan, MI 49010 OR Sacred Heart Ladies Altar Society c/o Sacred Heart Catholic Church 2036 - 20th Street Allegan, MI 49010
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel
    Address
    208 West Main Street
    Hopkins, Michigan 49328
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial Donations may be made in Charlene's name to: Allegan County Medical Care Community 3265 - 122nd Avenue Allegan, MI 49010 OR Sacred Heart Ladies Altar Society c/o Sacred Heart Catholic Church 2036 - 20th Street Allegan, MI 49010
  • Service

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    Address
    2036 20th Street
    Allegan, MI 49010
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial Donations may be made in Charlene's name to: Allegan County Medical Care Community 3265 - 122nd Avenue Allegan, MI 49010 OR Sacred Heart Ladies Altar Society c/o Sacred Heart Catholic Church 2036 - 20th Street Allegan, MI 49010
    Officiant
    Rev. Fr. Christopher Derda
  • Interment

    Location
    Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    M222 to 20th St., 2 miles north on 20th, west side
    Allegan, MI 49010
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Renee and Frank Schuitema

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In our hearts forever! With love and hugs from Ronald McKinnon's children: Candace, Devin, Jeffrey, Camilla, Desiree and Jennifer.
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You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs to all during this difficult time. You know the girls are having a blast in heaven
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Robert, you and the family are in our prayers. Much love, Bill, Ellen and George Hedling and Chris, Kristie, Levi, Elijah and Jodi Villarrial
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