Paul E. Ockert, 79, of Belding formerly of Lyons, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at Spectrum Health Continuing Care in Grand Rapids. Paul was born on December 14, 1938 in Remus, the son of Joseph and Opal (Decker) Ockert.
He grew up on a dairy farm near Remus and graduated from Remus High School with the Class of 1958. He retired from Motor Wheel Corporation in Lansing where he had worked as a setup man. He was a shade tree mechanic, loved hunting, fishing and home cooking. Paul will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was married on September 2, 1961 in Remus to Florence A. Myers who was working at a nursing home with Paul’s aunt Bertha and met the love of his life. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage.
Paul is loved and survived by his wife Florence and their children; Francie Green, Timmy Ockert, Glen (Valerie) Ockert, Malinda (Brian) Proctor and Leida (Nate) Zeigler, 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and a sister Irene (James) Monroe, nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Robert and Russell.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding with Pastor Dan Stoneham of the Church of God Grand Ledge, officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home and one hour before the service. Memorials may be given to Compassion International.