Jeff Ainsworth

    Jeff Ainsworth, 58, of Allegan, died Sunday, April 21, 2019,  after 30 years of courageously battling heart di-sease.
    He was born May 10, 1960, to James and Mary Ainsworth. He was a resident of Allegan most of his life. On Oct. 29, 1983, he married Nannette “Nan” Peet, and together they enjoyed a wonderful marriage full of laughter, love and many good times.
    Jeff worked for many years for Brenner Oil Company, where he enjoyed taking care of his customers and making many friends. He was a huge University of Michigan fan, as well as a NASCAR fan, but his wife, children and grandchildren always were his first priority.
    Jeff has been cremated and an open house to celebrate his life will be held Sunday, April 28, noon until 4 p.m. at The Silo Banquet Hall, 1071 M-40 South, Allegan.  Burial of his cremated remains will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan.
    Members of his family include his wife, Nan; two children, Brooke (Dominique) Ware, Aaron (Kelsey Dragan); four grandchildren, Drew, Riley, Johnathon, Isaiah; three siblings, Deb (Dean) Salik Wintjen, Sue (Brian)  Robinson, Ted (Sar-ah) Ainsworth; his mother, Mary (Bob) Fulton; mother-in-law, Blanche Wilkinson; two step-siblings: Jackie (Matt) Mckeon and Jim Fulton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark (Jayne) Peet, Jane (Bill) Oestrich, Pam Peet (Mike Hakenjos); and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his father, James Ains-worth;  father-in-law, George Peet; and brother-in-law, Dave Salik.
    Visit Jeff’s personal memory page at:, to  read his life story, and archive a favorite memory or photo.
    Memorial donations may be made to Allegan General Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation and Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant program.
    Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009, (269) 375-2900.


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