BRONSON, Elwin D. 'Al'
Passed away Friday morning, August 22, 2008 at his home with his family by his side. His last days were filled with family and friends, jokes, laughter and love. Al was born June 21, 1926 in Otsego, the son of Paul and Ruth (Null) Bronson. He was a Veteran of WW II, serving in the Navy. Beginning in his teenage years, he was an auto mechanic and retired as a Master Mechanic from Koestner's of Plainwell in 1992. Al was a collector and restorer of antique tractors including the 'Oil Pull' brand. His memberships include the American Legion, the Kalamazoo Valley Antique Engine and the Michigan Steam Engine and Thrasher Clubs. Al had been a part of tractor shows for over 53 years. On June 29, 1946, in Otsego, he married Virginia Campbell, who survives. Also surviving are two sons and one daughter, Michael (Judy) Bronson, Mary (Randy) Lober, Mark (Sherri) Bronson, all of Otsego; three grandchildren, Paul Bronson, Joe and Kecia Bronson, Chris and Sarah (Bronson) Lake; four great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Paul Jr., James and Philip. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life party at his home will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home,
Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on 8/23/2008 (Posted by a VOLUNTEER-NO family connection)