John R. Flatt, age 68, of Plainwell, MI passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at his home in Plainwell. He was born April 3, 1949 in Dyersburg, TN the son of Alton and Faye (Carson) Flatt. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He had worked for Parker Hannifin for many years until he retired in 2013. He had been a member of Otsego Rotary and the Lynx Golf Course. John enjoyed golf, vacationing in Jamaica, skydiving, and he was an avid history buff. He was a generous person, especially with those he loved and he was always helping friends and neighbors. On July 3, 1993 John married Nancy Elaine Moyer who survives. Other survivors include his son, Brandon Shane (Jill) Flatt; daughter, Casey Linda (Ross) Hakamaki; step-son, William Corey Ames; granddaughters, Amara, Brenna and Chloe' Flatt; his father, Alton (Peggy) Flatt; siblings, John Wyninegar, Kirk Wyninegar, Rita Sanders, Patti (Frank) Sachenbacher, David Wyninegar and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Faye Wyninegar; brother, Richard Wyninegar; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carl and Jeanette Moyer; brother-in-law, Joe Moyer. Private family graveside services will be held at Mt. Home Cemetery in Otsego. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at John's second home, the Lynx Golf Course, Otsego at 4pm with Pastor Howie Ohman officiating. There will be a time of visiting and celebration to follow until 8pm. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of John may be made to Alternatives of Kalamazoo, or to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. Winkel Funeral Home.