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Edward Whitney

Edward Charles Whitney

Thursday, April 25th, 1929 - Saturday, December 7th, 2019
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Obituary

Edward Charles Whitney, 90 of Allegan, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mr. Whitney was born April 25, 1929 in Allegan, Michigan, the son of the late Irving and Christina (Hoke) Whitney and the husband of the late Donna (Kelley) Whitney. Edward was a machinist at Parker Hannifin, Brass Division, where he worked until his retirement. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Allegan for 60 years and was best known for his famous bean soup at the community lunch. Edward was a great person to be around and one always left with a smile after visiting with him. Though he may not have been formally schooled in certain areas, he could fix anything that needed fixing. He just had a special knack for making things work. In his 90 years here on this earth, so many were blessed to have him as part of their family and others were just blessed to have known him. He leaves a void in their lives that will never be filled.

Edward is survived by his five children, Kathy (Mike) Harrington, Lyle Whitney, Candy (Bob) Miller, Denise (Mike) Curtis and Sally (Bill) Ruga; seven grandchildren, Meagan (Chad) Weaver, Shane Harrington, Nathan (Megan) Miller, Mellissa (Chris) Hodge, Joshua Curtis, Emma Ruga, and Evan Ruga; two great-grandchildren, Haddie and Miller Hodge; along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his two siblings, Gloria Gates and Rudy Whitney.

Friends may meet with the family at the First Presbyterian Church of Allegan on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, at which time the Funeral Service will begin, Rev. Kathy Nealand officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Edward’s name to the Wings of Hope Hospice (530 Linn St., Allegan, MI 49010) or the First Presbyterian Church (200 Cutler St., Allegan, MI 49010). Inurnment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan, Michigan.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    First Presbyterian Church of Allegan
    Address
    200 Cutler Street
    Allegan, Michigan 49010
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Funeral service to begin at 12:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made in Edward’s name to the Wings of Hope Hospice (530 Linn St., Allegan, MI 49010) or the First Presbyterian Church (200 Cutler St., Allegan, MI 49010).
  • Service

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    First Presbyterian Church of Allegan
    Address
    200 Cutler Street
    Allegan, Michigan 49010
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Memorial donations may be made in Edward’s name to the Wings of Hope Hospice (530 Linn St., Allegan, MI 49010) or the First Presbyterian Church (200 Cutler St., Allegan, MI 49010).
    Officiant
    Rev. Kathy Nealand
  • Interment

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Oakwood Cemetery
    Address
    Western Avenue / M40 North / M89
    Allegan, Michigan 49010
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Barbara A. Ruga

Posted at 12:20am
I remember how much fun Ed was, his great sense of humor. He and Donna were very welcoming! He will be missed but leaves a strong legacy of kind and generous hearted children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our condolences to the whole Whitney family at this time.
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Cindy Tibbitts

Posted at 03:43pm
Sally and Bill,

So sorry for your loss. Peace and comfort to you and your family.

Cindy Tibbitts

Craig Phillips

Posted at 01:33pm
sorry to hear of Eds passing, thoughts and prayers to all the family, love you all!
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