John R. Flatt, 68

John R. Flatt, 68, of Plainwell passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at his home in Plainwell. He was born April 3, 1949, in Dyersburg, Tenn., the son of Alton and Faye (Carson) Flatt.

John proudly served his country in the United States 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 and 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; and brother-in-law, Joe Moyer.

Private family graveside services will be at Mt. Home Cemetery in Otsego. A memorial service will be Friday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. at John’s second home, the Lynx Golf Course, Otsego, with Pastor Howie Ohman officiating. There will be a time of visiting and celebration to follow until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of John may be made to Alternatives of Kalamazoo, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. Messages of condolence may be posted at


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