Memorial Gathering & Pig Roast

Saturday, May 25, 2019
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Gun Plain Township Hall
381 8th St.
Plainwell, MI 49080


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Allegan County Humane Society
2293 33rd St.
Allegan, MI 49010
(269) 686-5112
Web Site


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Plainwell Flowers
117 S. Main
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-8055
Driving Directions
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Life Story / Obituary


A wonderful husband, father and friend, Harry Betke, age 63, of Plainwell passed away on March 20, 2019 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Harry was born on May 19, 1955 to Bernard & Beverly (Burmeirster) Betke. A memorial gathering and pig roast will be held on Saturday, May 25 from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Gun Plain Township Hall; 381 8th St. Plainwell, MI 49080. Harry’s family includes his wife of 46 years, Laury; his children: Tracey (Ross) Robrahn, Stacey Betke, Brandy Moran and Andrew Betke; his siblings: Bernie (Peg) Betke and Yvonne DeSmit; his grandchildren: Suzey, Deven, Ryley, Courtney, Isaac, Allissa, Ashton, Mason and Carter; five great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Rusty. Harry graduated from Plainwell High School in 1973. While in school he was a wrestler. Harry worked as a carpenter, a mason and a boilermaker. He was a jack of all trades who could fix anything. He loved to travel and enjoyed fishing. He loved the outdoors. Harry was a motocross racer and later in life enjoyed visiting casinos to play blackjack. He was a good neighbor who plowed the neighborhood and would mow lawns to help out. Harry was a cancer survivor for over 6 years and spend that time traveling with his wife. He was a hard worker who was always willing to help others and will be deeply missed. Please visit Harry’s memory page at www.mccowensecord.com where you can archive a memory or photo and sign his memory book online. Memorial contributions can be made to the Allegan County Humane Society.