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Barbara L.  Hoekstra

Barbara L. HoekstraOctober 30, 2014

Barbara Hoekstra, age 58 of Gun Lake, passed away at home following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her father Howard DeBack and sister-in-law Colleen DeBack. Barbara will be lovingly remembered by her husband Randy Hoekstra; her children: Tracy (Raigen) Blake and Scott Hoekstra (Katlynn Gregersen); her mother Helen DeBack; her brothers and sisters: Ken (Nancy) DeBack, Donna (Jim) Bosma, Mary Wammack, Sally (John) Clelland, Linda…



Lyle J. Leys, Sr.

Lyle J. Leys, Sr.October 30, 2014

Lyle J. Leys, age 84 of Dorr, passed away at home, October 30, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Leta Leys; his brother Ronald, his treasured daughter-in-law Diane Leys, his grandson Michael Scott Leys, and infant twin daughters Kimberly and Terry. Lyle will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Luella; his children: Jan (Mike) Stevens, Cathy (Stan) Elwartowski, Russell Leys, Karen (Wayne) Berens, Jim Cook,…



Robert J. Hendrixson

Robert J. HendrixsonOctober 25, 2014

Robert J. Hendrixson, age 86 of Wayland, entered into eternal rest on October 25, 2014. He was born in Wayland, at home, on August 21, 1928, to Harry H. and Anna May (Higby) Hendrixson. He was preceded in death by his dad and mother; one brother Donald G. Hendrixson; 5 sisters: Elsie (Lloyd) Cutler, Daisey (Gerald) Kronberg, Cecil (Ellis) Tooker, Hattie (Arthur) Dawson, and Lucille (Ted) Niemchick; stepdaughter Julie (Thomas) Kaminski; and son…



Jacob N. Sprague, Jr.

Jacob N. Sprague, Jr.October 25, 2014

Jacob N. Sprague, Jr., age 85 of Grand Rapids, passed away October 25, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Cecelia Sprague; his brothers Naman, Carl and Herman Sprague; and his sisters: Luella Collins and Maudelene McDonald. Jacob will be lovingly remembered by his caregivers: Patricia Sprague and Coleen Nessner and many nieces and nephews. Jacob was a member of the Gun Lake Tribe in Bradley. Friends may visit with Jacob’s…



Paul D. Cochran

Paul D. CochranOctober 18, 2014

Paul D. Cochran, age 36 of Dorr, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Metro Hospital following a sudden stroke. Through the Gift of Life several individuals will benefit by Paul’s donation. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Paul and Beverly Cochran and uncle Rob Wagner. Paul will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Maria; their children: Katheline and Damian; his parents: Paul and Theresa Cochran; his brothers: Andrew (Kelly)…



Victor Allen Dennis

Victor Allen DennisOctober 10, 2014

Victor Allen Dennis, age 66 of Wayland, passed away October 10, 2014. He was preceded in death by his first wife Gloria Jean Dennis, his parents Charles and Thelma Dennis, and his sister Bonita Herring. Victor will be lovingly remembered by his wife Pameler; his children: Victor (Kathryn) Dennis, Charles Dennis, and Ann (Jeff) Junge; step-sons: Raymond “Chip” (Becky) Morehouse, Daniel (Sarah) Morehouse, David (Robin) Morehouse, Joseph (Dana)…



Patrick L. Ten Hoopen

Patrick L. Ten HoopenOctober 10, 2014

Patrick L. Ten Hoopen, age 73 of Dorr, passed away October 10, 2014. Pat will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years, Barbara; his children: Patrick (Cassandra) Ten Hoopen, Carolyn (John) Clark, Sherry Ten Hoopen, and Gina Ten Hoopen; four grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Bill (Carol) Ten Hoopen, Roger (Sharon) Ten Hoopen, Kathy Bowker, Bro. Francis Ten Hoopen, Mary Lennington, Mike (Becky) Ten Hoopen, and Barb McNally; many nieces…



Cathie Delisa

Cathie DelisaOctober 3, 2014

Cathie May Delisa, age 66, of Dorr passed on Friday, October 3, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with cancer. Cathie was born on December 18, 1947 in Binghamton, New York to Kenneth Neil Joy and Lila May (Wheelock) Romanczuk. She was a 1966 graduate of Binghamton North High School. In 1967 she married Joseph Delisa Sr. and he survives. Cathie was the Dorr Township Lions Club treasurer for a few years and very…



Mary Jo Pillars

Mary Jo PillarsOctober 3, 2014

Mary Jo Pillars, age 75 of Martin, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. The daughter of Herchall and Elsie Bender of Martin, Mary Jo was born on February 9, 1939. She graduated valedictorian of Martin High School, class of 1957 and spent her entire life in the Martin area. For over 25 years, Mary Jo was a clerk at the Wayland Hopkins Livestock Auction, along…



Alberta

Alberta “Birdie” PopmaSeptember 23, 2014

Alberta J. “Birdie” Popma age 63 of Bradley Settlement, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, September 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Sarah Sprague, her siblings Linda Rose Shomin, Randall L. Sprague and Joseph Sprague. She is survived by her children Amy (Steven) Loonsfoot, Al Popma, Andrea (Cory) Heiss, Dean (Sheila) Popma and Dena (Chris) Barton; grandchildren Anthony, Joseph, Hunter, Lilly, Austin, Avory and…



Orville Hazen

Orville HazenSeptember 9, 2014

Orville Hazen, age 89, passed away September 9, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan; his sister Leatha; his brothers: Royal (Joan), Herbert, and Raymond; and his great-granddaughter Alissa. Orville will be lovingly remembered by his children: Joyce (Steve) Farrell, Carol (Bill) Genther, Raymond (Kathy) Hazen, Patricia (Glenn) Avery, Shirley (Alan) Schouw, and Barb (Jerry) Klunder; grandchildren: Steven Farrell, Jr., Patrick (Patti)…



Nellie B. Whitcomb

Nellie B. WhitcombSeptember 8, 2014

Nellie Bernita Whitcomb, 99, of Moline, passed away on Monday, September 08, 2014. She was born on July 28, 1915 to Alfred and Elsie (Frank) Noah. Nellie is survived by sons Jerry (Beth) Whitcomb, Robert Whitcomb (Deb Jackman); daughter Linda (Paul) Zimmer; grandchildren, Todd Whitcomb, Teresa (Matt) Maynard, Scott Whitcomb, Ryan (Anne) Whitcomb, Aaron (Beth) Zimmer, Megan Zimmer, and Jared (Jenny) Zimmer; great grandchildren Skye Whitcomb…



Howard C. Cowles

Howard C. CowlesSeptember 2, 2014

Howard C. Cowles, aged 90, reunited with his beautiful bride of 64 years, Juanita, in Heaven, September 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita (Bush) Cowles and his daughter Constance Swartout. Howard will be lovingly remembered by his children: Emery (Michelle) Stora and Diane (Tim) Butler; his grandchildren: Jill Dominiak, Robert (Ann) Swartout, Tracey (Tom) Arnold, Teri Stora, Michael Stora, Michelle (Tom) Grassia, Toni (Todd…



Dennis O. Taylor

Dennis O. TaylorAugust 16, 2014

Dennis O. Taylor, RN, BSN, of Green Lake went to the Walls of Jasper and the streets made of Gold for the most magnificent rock hunting ever. Revelations 21:18-21 Dennis was born in 1940 and left this earth on August 15, 2014. He was preceded in death by his brother Les Taylor and left to remember him are his brother James and Lois Taylor of East Jordan and his sisters Joyce Vanderzee of Grand Rapids and Gail Marzean of Wayland. He leaves behind…



Marjorie Elizabeth Velicky

Marjorie Elizabeth VelickyAugust 15, 2014

Marjorie Elizabeth Velicky, age 77 of Dorr, passed away August 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Elizabeth Pitsch, her sisters: Donna Holzgen, Jean Morsman, and Berdine Pitsch; and her brother Chester Pitsch. She will lovingly be remembered by her children: Elizabeth (Scott) Lynema, Stephen (Sandy) Velicky, and Leslie (Paul) Lettinga; grandchildren: Leyton, Erin, Mason, and Kinsee; her brother Forest (Berdine) Pitsch;…



James Marion Ledford, Jr.

James Marion Ledford, Jr.August 14, 2014

James “Jim” Marion Ledford, Jr., took his final march home to our Lord from his residence in Dorr, MI, August 14, 2014. Jim was born June 5, 1948, in Chicago, IL, to James, Sr. and Julia Ledford, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Forest View High School, Arlington Heights, IL, in 1966. He chose to immediately enlist in the U.S. Army and proudly served in the ASA, stationed in both Ethiopia and Vietnam. Shortly after his discharge, he…



Josie G. Talsma

Josie G. TalsmaAugust 4, 2014

Josie Talsma, age 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior, August 4, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Nick Talsma; sister Dort Zeinstra; son Dennis Talsma; and great-grandson Ricky Talsma. Josie will be lovingly remembered by her children: Dale (Jean) Talsma and Larry (Deb) Talsma; daughter-in-law Diane Talsma, grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and her brothers: Al (Florence) Hoekstra, Sierd (Marlene) Hoekstra,…



Barbara Rae Prelwitz

Barbara Rae PrelwitzAugust 3, 2014

Barbara Rae (Williams) Prelwitz, age 62, of Gun Lake, Michigan, was called to Heaven on Sunday August 3, 2014. Barb, as family and friends called her, loved to play bingo on Sundays. She also loved to play cards and scrabble, and was tough to beat at both. She was one of Elvis Presley’s biggest fans. She had a special protective spirit in her heart for all children. She was a woman of strong faith and frequently spoke out about that faith. She…



Verla Quackenboss

Verla QuackenbossJuly 28, 2014

Verla Quackenboss, age 85 of Gun Lake, passed away under hospice care, Monday, July 28, 2014. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Robert; her children: Cheri (Dick) Snay, Terry (Pat) Johnston and Shelli (Dan) Kelley; 10 Grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ollie Pulse. Verla loved going out morel hunting, working in her garden, playing with her dogs and cats, and knitting and…



James Wright

James WrightJuly 24, 2014

James Wright of Wayland, Michigan, passed away July 24, 2014, at home under hospice care. He is lovingly remembered by his children: Brandon Wright, and Kylee (Jonathan) Postma; his significant other: Charlene Jones and her children Jared, Autumn, and Stephanie Jones; his two grandsons Logan and Mason Postma; his seven siblings; Gene (Sue) Wright, Karen (Robert) Merrenn, Robert (April) Wright, Christopher (Bob) Wright, Mary (Gerry) Belden, David…



Karen L. Binion

Karen L. BinionJuly 20, 2014

Karen L. Binion, age 70 of Wayland, passed away at home under hospice care July 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Clara Mendenhall; her sisters Mardell Ritter and Ardith Eyer and her brother Duane Mendenhall. Karen will be lovingly remembered by her children Andrea (Craig) Thompson, Brian Olendorf, and step-son Scott (Deb) Binion; her granddaughter Samantha Dykstra; her special friend Tom; her sister Arlene Fansher…



Roger N. Dunkle

Roger N. DunkleJuly 19, 2014

Roger Nile Dunkle, age 71 of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully at home July 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Dorothy Dunkle and his sister Sandra Lee. Roger will be lovingly remembered by his wife: Ellen Dunkle; his children: Tom (Jenni) Dunkle, Tim (Sue) Dunkle, Rick (Wendy) Dunkle, Jason (Irene) Kamminga, Alisha Kamminga, and Kortney (Holly) Kamminga; grandchildren: Lauren Dunkle, Jacob Dunkle, Sarah Dunkle, Jerrod…



Warren

Warren “Tom” SmithJuly 15, 2014

Warren “Tom” Smith, age 81 of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Tom retired from Kalamazoo Public Schools in 1987 after 33 years of service as the Director of Transportation. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Lou. He is survived by his children, Terri (Tom) McLaughlin, Thomas (Ronda) Smith, Tammy (Scott) Elders; 4 grandchildren, Bradley Elders, Jessica Smith, Kurt Elders and Rebecca McLaughlin; and his brother Bud…



Eugene

Eugene “Gene” FentonJuly 10, 2014

Eugene B. Fenton “Gene”, age 81 of Wayland, passed away under hospice care, at home on his beloved farm. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elwood and Clara (Finkbeiner) Fenton, his twin brother Charles Fenton and his sister Anne Louise Fenton. Gene will be lovingly remember by his brother Jack (Pat) Fenton; his sister-in-law Ruth Fenton; and nieces and nephews: Tammy (Russ) Quick, Debbie (Keith) Thayer, Mary (Jerry) Bronkhorst, Susan …



Edward

Edward “Ted” WeatherheadJuly 7, 2014

On Monday July 7, 2014, Edward “Ted” Weatherhead passed away at his home in Wayland surrounded by his loving family. Ted dedicated his life to his faith, his family, his community, and his country. Lt. Weatherhead, proudly served in World War II as an Air Force pilot was born March 13, 1923 in Columbus, Ohio. He was awarded the Silver Beaver Medal for his leadership in Scouting. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Rotary Club. He was…



Alice Frook

Alice FrookJuly 5, 2014

Alice Mae (Schmidt) Frook, age 85, of Wayland formerly of Cadillac, went to be with her Lord on July 5, 2014. She is survived by her daughter Kathryn (Dan) McRae; her son-in-law Ken (Mary) Brinks; grandchildren: Doug (Becky) Brinks, Shelly Brinks, Scott McRae, and Kevin McRae; 7 great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law Kenneth (Suzie) Frook; her sister-in-law Sylvia (David) Huseby; and many nieces and nephews. Alice was preceded in death by her…



Frederic Hilbert

Frederic HilbertJuly 4, 2014

“Lived a life of constant amazement”

Frederic Hilbert, age 101 of Sentinel Pointe formerly of Wayland, passed away July 4, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Laverna and his wife of 23 years, Evelyn; his son Michael; his grandson Todd; his daughter-in-law Lynne Hilbert; his brother Russel and his sisters Juanita and Helen. Fred will be lovingly remembered by his children: Kenneth (Jane) Hilbert, John Hilbert, and E. Scott…



Norma Wamhoff TerAvest

Norma Wamhoff TerAvestJuly 1, 2014

On January 11, 1920 Norma was the first born of six children of Charles and Edith Wamhoff of Hopkins. She personified BIG sister by becoming a role model to many in her personal and career life. Mom of Susan and Mark, Wife of Robert (Bob), Business Partner in the dairy farm operation, School Teacher, Principal, Sunday School Teacher, Homemaker; she did it all with dedication and excellence. She married Bob on June 28, 1947 and they were…



Martha Koster

Martha KosterJune 28, 2014

Martha Koster, age 93, of Wayland passed peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 28th, 2014. Martha was born on April 28, 1921 in Randolph, WI. She was a woman ahead of her time, starting her own Dairy Farm 50 years ago. Martha leaves behind: children Gracia Stob, Ivan (Beth) Koster, Harry (Laura) Koster, Ken Koster and Kathy (Cal) Geers, 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, brother and sisters-in-law Arnie (Joyce) Koster, Bertha…



Margaret Heibel

Margaret HeibelJune 26, 2014

Margaret M. (Rewa) Heibel, age 93 of New Salem, went to be with her Lord and Savior June 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Cletus; her daughter Monica England; her sons-in-law: George Chismar and Eugene Striegle, Sr.; and several brothers and sisters. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Dorothy Chismar, Ruth Striegle, Linus (Nancy) Heibel, Tarsie (Neil) Thompson, and Marian (Russ) Richardson; son-in-law Jamie…



Kassandra Keyzer

Kassandra KeyzerJune 25, 2014

Kassandra Rose Keyzer, age 21 of Wayland, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ June 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her Grandfathers Wayne Keyzer and Ken Louwenaar and her Uncle John Keyzer. Kassandra will be lovingly remembered by her sweet son Reese; her fiancée Robert Johnson; her parents: Karen and Ken Louwenaar; her brother Alex Louwenaar; her grandmothers Sharon Keyzer and Pat Louwenaar; her great-grandmothers: Shirley…



Betty Mae (Whitmore) Szymanski

Betty Mae (Whitmore) SzymanskiJune 14, 2014

Betty Mae (Whitmore) Szymanski, age 84, of Wayland, formerly of Newaygo and Comstock Park, went to be with her Lord, Saturday, June 14, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward G. Szymanski, her brother, Jack Whitmore, her grandson, Robert Szymanski and her parents Marion and Ernest Whitmore.
Betty will be lovingly remembered by her children, Edward (Gloria) Szymanski, Thomas (Arlene) Szymanski, Janine (Ralf) Holloman; her six…



Albert Lee Mohn

Albert Lee MohnJune 5, 2014

Albert Lee Mohn, age 70 of Ionia, passed away June 5th. He was preceded in death by: his brother and sister-in-law Neal and Sarah Mohn. Albert will be lovingly remembered by his children:, Candice Bailey, Craig Mohn, and Amanda Degroot; his seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his brothers: Oscar Mohn and Gerald Mohn; his sisters: Betty Harris, Nellie Beverwyk, and Linda Jenks; and many nieces and nephews. Albert was a veteran of…



Melvin

Melvin”Mike” EkkelJune 1, 2014

Melvin “Mike” Ekkel, age 73 of Wayland, went to be with his Lord June 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan in 1988; his parents: John and Dena Ekkel; his sisters: Edith Tozer and Diane Ekkel and brothers: James and Donald Ekkel. He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Jeff (Nancy) Ekkel, Debra (Eugene) James, and Dawn Stein; grandchildren: Jeremy Ekkel, Joshua Ekkel, Nicole James, Kyle James, Elizabeth Stein, and Olivia…



Kathleen Cocayne

Kathleen CocayneMay 29, 2014

Kathleen Cocayne, age 68 of Dorr, passed away at her home May 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alan and Eunice Cocayne, her brother James Cocayne, and her Aunt and Uncle Lois and Albert Podhajsky. She will be lovingly remembered by Jeff and Lydya Hulst and Erika, Nicolas, Jessica, and Annika Hulst; her cousins: Tom and Vicky Podhajsky, Michael Podhajsky, David and Irene Podhajsky and Lori and Rick Speck. Kathy was a member of…



James Schumaker

James SchumakerMay 19, 2014

James Schumaker, age 87 of Middleville, died on May 19, 2014 at Faith Hospice, Trillium Woods surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Geneva Schumaker, and sister Ruth Weick. Jim is survived by his wife Ann of 66 years and his six children: Kathy and Mic Mutschler, Suzi and Tim Tobolic, Jim Schumaker and Nabil Ghazal, John and Stacy Schumaker, Mary Adams, Bill Schumaker and special family friend Betty Sue Van…



Lawrence Haywood, Sr.

Lawrence Haywood, Sr.May 17, 2014

Lawrence Haywood, Sr., age 68 of Shelbyville, passed away suddenly May 17, 2014 while on a family vacation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Esther Haywood and his brothers and sisters: June, Bobby, and Dawn. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Joyce; his children: Cindy (Steven) Kazmierski, Larry Haywood, Jr., and Kristen Haywood (Jim Knopp); 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters:…



Douglas Wayne Valentine

Douglas Wayne ValentineMay 12, 2014

Douglas W. Valentine, age 71, of Wayland passed away suddenly on Monday, May 12, 2014. Doug was born on September 26, 1942 in Ionia, MI to James F. and Elsie Evedene (Mulnix) Valentine. Doug graduated from Union High school and received a bachelor’s degree in Business from Davenport University. He took great pride in his time served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Shortly after his time in the Army he married the love of his life Joan…



Marvin E. Clark

Marvin E. ClarkApril 28, 2014

Marvin E. Clark, age 81 of Monterey Twp., went to be with our Heavenly Father on April 28, 2014. Marvin was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula. Born June 4, 1932, in Garnet, MI, the son of Truman and Leotta Clark. He is survived by his friend, Marjorie Oldenburg; his son Marvin C. (Kathleen) Clark of Jamestown, IN; his granddaughters: Jennifer (Brooks) Wagler and Kimberly (Judd) Houston; his great-grandchildren: Dylan Foster, Kaley Tharp,…



Dorothy Reurink

Dorothy ReurinkApril 28, 2014

Dorothy Reurink, age 69 of Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 28, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Louise Reurink and very special friend Howard “Butch” Dykstra. She will be lovingly remembered by her brothers and sisters: Nancy (Dale) Overzet, John (Judy) Reurink, Albert (Michelle) Reurink, Ken Reurink, and Sally Osterbind; sister-in-law Sharon (Donald Keith) Reurink; four nieces and five nephews; one great…



Robert Allen Van Dyke

Robert Allen Van DykeApril 26, 2014

Robert Allen Van Dyke, age 58 of Hopkins, passed away April 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father Henry “Bud”, sister Brenda, and sister-in-law Linda. He is survived by his mother, Jane; his daughters Sheila and Carmen and his granddaughters Amanda and Emily. Also surviving are his brothers Dennis (Sherry) and Pete (Jaylee) and his sister Karen (Jeff) Pomeroy and her children, Ann, Lisa and John (Jessica) Young, who were like his…



Marilyn Barney

Marilyn BarneyApril 25, 2014

Marilyn Barney, age 76 of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Dorr, passed away April 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother Marian Snyder and her sister Patricia Thompson. Marilyn will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 44 years, Joseph Barney; her children: Debra Matice, Daniel Barney, Nancy Havens, and Katherine (Kenneth) Riemersma; her step-children: Devie (Norbert) Gorges, Jeffrey Barney, David (Charon) Barney; her precious 14…



Francis J. Breen

Francis J. BreenApril 19, 2014

Francis J. Breen, age 91 of Wayland, passed away April 19, 2014. He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Greg and Janet Breen and Sandra Breen; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; his sister Ruth and his brother John; and many nieces and nephews. Francis was preceded in death by his wife Dortha. Francis was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Army. A time for relatives and friends to visit with Francis’…



Isabella D. Selvig

Isabella D. SelvigApril 19, 2014

Isabella D. Selvig, 93, of Byron Center passed gently into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, April 19, 2014 with her family by her side. Isabella was born on October 25, 1920 in Byron Center to Steve and Gertrude (Roeluf) Miller. She will be dearly missed by her children: Marie (Ken) Baxter, Karen Edema, Pearl (Edward) Trojanowski, Lloyd Selvig, Diane (Richard) Boyles, David (Suzanne) Selvig, Daryl (Grace) Selvig, daughter-in-law Kate Grunwell…



Carol Henry

Carol HenryApril 10, 2014

Carol Lee Henry, age 45, went to be with her Lord, Thursday April 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother, Hattie Perry. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Jack Henry: children, Alicia, Abigail, and Allen Henry; father, Charles Perry, brothers, Kevin (Dawn) Perry and David Perry; and sisters, Diane (Jerry) Spence, Linda (Terry) Perry.
Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 4PM Sunday, April 13 at Kubiak-Cook…



David A. Root

David A. RootApril 7, 2014

David A. Root, age 69 of Wayland, went to be with his Savior April 7, 2014. He will be lovingly remembered by his special friend Alice; his sister Gloria (Larry) Byle; and several nieces and nephews. Dave retired as an electrician from Newkirk Electric. A time for relatives and friends to visit with Dave’s family will be held from 4-7 PM Friday, April 11, at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services in Dorr, 4330 18th Street. A private graveside service will…



Thomas Bala

Thomas BalaApril 5, 2014

Thomas B. Bala, age 60, went to be with his Lord, Saturday, April 5, 2014, after a 25 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Donna Bala.
Tom will be lovingly remembered by his children, Corry (Amanda) Bala of Holly MI, Kevin (Carrie) Bala of Middleville MI, Candi (Kenny) Marquard of Shelbyville MI, Casey Bala of Wayland MI; his grandchildren, Cameron and Collin Bala, Carter, Kaleigh and…



Mildred Van Houten

Mildred Van HoutenApril 5, 2014

Mildred Van Houten, age 93, went to be with her Lord, Saturday, April 05, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira VanHouten; her daughter, Linda Dean; and her siblings, Clarabelle, Bernard and her infant brother, David. Mildred will be lovingly remembered by her children, Lois (Gary) Switzer of Sault St. Marie, Lola Merchant of Martin, Sue (Randy) Walcott of WA; her 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great…



Louis Lake

Louis LakeMarch 31, 2014

Louis “Lou” Milton Lake, age 67, of Wayland passed away March 31, 2014 from stomach cancer with his family by his side. He fought the cancer to the very end, trying everything possible to put it into remission. He LIVED with cancer for the last 12 months and lived life to the fullest. Never letting a day go by without letting his family know how much he loves them.

Louis was born August 29, 1946 in Ionia, MI to Hersel and Maxine Lake. Louis…



Russ Jones

Russ JonesMarch 18, 2014

Russ Jones, age 78 went to be with his Lord, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Pat Jones; children Bill Jones, Barb (Eric) Wolfe, Kim (Dave) Kaylor; grandchildren Guy, Katie (Damon), Anthony, Brandon, Michael and Josh; 3 great-grandchildren; brother Ronald (Sally) Jones; many nieces and nephews. Russ was a life-long resident of Hopkins, milk hauler and farmer. He will be missed by his family and…



JoEllen Jo Garcia

JoEllen Jo GarciaMarch 15, 2014

JoEllen Garcia, age 42 of Dorr, passed away March 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her grandparents. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Felix, Sr.; her children: Jacob Collins, Felix Garcia, Jr., and Gabby Garcia; her mother, Pat Palazzola and her father Frank Palazzola; her brothers and sisters: Jack (Joyce) Moseley, Jim Moseley, Timothy (Dora) Moseley, Truie (Kevin) Rotman, Lynda Moseley, Laura Moseley, and Kathryn (Bill)…



Nicklas Gorodenski

Nicklas GorodenskiMarch 14, 2014

Nicklas J. Gorodenski, age 84, passed away March 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nickola and Valeria Gorodenski. He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Cynthia (George) Owsley, Debra Kilmartin, and John (Kathy) Gorodenski; grandchildren: Kelly, Michelle, Denny, Becky, Jillian, Lacey, Kacey and Nicole; great-grandchildren: Bianca, Madeline, and Allie; brothers and sisters: Eva Lewis, Barbara Baldwin (Art Osterwald),…



Charles Edward Doublestein

Charles Edward DoublesteinMarch 12, 2014

Charles Edward Doublestein, age 88 of Hastings, passed away March 12, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Velma, his brothers Bob and Duane, and sister-in-law Nancy. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 33 years, Susan; his children: Colette (Bob) McDonald, James (Diane) Doublestein, and Forrest (Stephanie) Doublestein; his grandchildren: Charles (Kimmberly), Brian (Kate), Jeremy, Jude, and Hawthorne; several great…



Betty Meconis

Betty MeconisMarch 9, 2014

Betty Jean Meconis, age 89, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, with her family by her side after a courageous battle with C.O.P.D. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Ruby Schwander, her husband Leo Meconis, son and daughter-in-law Barry and Nancy Meconis, granddaughters Sharon and Tracy Meconis, and seven brothers and sisters. Betty was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and the best G.G. (great-grandmother) who always put…



Clara Rewa

Clara RewaMarch 6, 2014

Clara Rewa, 88, last of 10 children born to Artimus and Clara Hill, died Thursday, March 6, at Allegan County Medical Care Community where she had been well cared for the last six years. She was predeceased by her husband Francis, son-in-law Christopher Althouse, granddaughter Jessica Pavlak, her own siblings, and many in-laws. She leaves in loving memory her children Pat (Marcia) Rewa, Mary Frances Rewa, Don (Cathy) Rewa, Katie (Ron) Weber, C…



Joan M. Miller

Joan M. MillerFebruary 25, 2014

Joan M. Miller, age 74, of Hopkins went to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was born on July 19, 1939 to Michael and Helena (Miller) Schaendorf in North Dorr. Joan worked for Spartan Stores for several years in the warehouse. She loved to be with her family and especially spoiling the grandchildren. Joan is survived by: husband Jim Miller, children Kathy (Rob) Cornell, Kim (Mike)…



Florence C. Marklevitz

Florence C. MarklevitzFebruary 21, 2014

Florence C. Marklevitz, age 83, of Dorr went to be with the Lord Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Laurels of Sandy Creek in Wayland, MI. Florence was born on February 26, 1930 in Dorr Township to Peter and Rose (Hilaski) Marklevitz. She was a lifelong resident of the Dorr area and attended St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and was retired from Bell Fiber. Florence was known for her love of animals and old time country music. She will be…



Ivanna Swainston

Ivanna SwainstonFebruary 20, 2014

Ivanna Swainston, age 75 of Wayland, passed away February 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her sister Myrtle Markus and brother Carl “Chief” Russell. Her family includes her children: Linda (Chris) Cook, Walter (Sherry) Bush, James Bush, and April Bush; grandchildren: Samantha Cook, Crystal, Bryant Bush, Bud Johnston, Silas Bush, Summer Bush, Heather Bush, Hunter Hooker, and Illianna Bush; and 2 great-grandchildren. Ivanna attended the…



Katherine H. Pankratz

Katherine H. PankratzFebruary 17, 2014

Katherine (Kay) Pankratz, age 88 of Wayland, formally of Marshfield WI, went to her heavenly home on February 17, 2014, surrounded by those who loved her. The love she had for God and her family can not be put into words. Kay enjoyed golf, bowling and art work. She is a member of St Therese Church, life member of VFW Auxiliary and a volunteer in every way. She is survived by her loving husband Felix of 64 years; son; Lee (Kathy) Pankratz,…



Roger A. Modreske

Roger A. ModreskeFebruary 16, 2014

Roger A. Modreske, age 82 of Dorr, passed away February 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife Wanda. He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Linda, Roger, Bonny, Cindy and Tracy. Friends may visit with Roger’s family on Friday, February 21, 2014, from 5-7 PM at the Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services, 4330 18th Street, Dorr. A private interment will be at Hooker Cemetery. Donations in memory of Roger may be made to the Susan G. Komen…



James Edward Andres

James Edward AndresFebruary 13, 2014

James Edward Andres, aged 83, passed away February 13, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Teresa Andres, his parents and his sister Kathleen DeKoster. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his children: Kevin (Sue) Andres, Michele Andres, Mike (Kris) Andres, Clair (Vida) Andres, and Dean (Bettina) Andres; grandchildren: Megan Andres, Lt. David Andres U.S.N., Angela (Brandon) Ringler, James Card, Stephanie (Kyle) DeVries, Tim…



Elizabeth Sears

Elizabeth SearsFebruary 7, 2014

Elizabeth “Liz” (White) Sears, age 72, passed away on February 7, 2014 in Shelbyville, MI. She grew up in the San Francisco suburb of Berkeley, but had many adventures moving around the country with Bob, her husband of 49-1/2 years, and their 2 children, Julie and Michael. Liz loved to travel and enjoyed many wonderful trips with family and friends. She also loved the P.E.O. organization and spent the last 5 years on the state board working with…



Donald L. Anderson

Donald L. AndersonFebruary 6, 2014

Donald L. Anderson, age 73 of Dorr, passed away February 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Edith (Stauffer) Anderson, his son Marc Anderson, his sister Judy Anderson and his brother Richard Anderson. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Gerda Diane Anderson; his children: Don (Phyllis) Anderson, Jr., Cindy (Jeff) Brower, Mike (Dawn) Anderson and daughter-in-law Heather (Todd) Ritchie; his…



Howard Keizer

Howard KeizerJanuary 26, 2014

Howard Keizer, age 84 of Moline, went into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, surrounded by his family, on January 26, 2014. He is survived by his children, Linda Hibma, Jerry Keizer, Judy Miller, Jackie Keizer, Lori (Randy) Jager, Sr., Larry (Jeannie) Keizer; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Betty (Corwin) VerBeek; sisters-in-law Lois Wiers and Gertie Vos; brother-in-law Marvin (Sharon)…



Donald Richard Schurkamp

Donald Richard SchurkampJanuary 20, 2014

On January 20, 2014, with his family at his bed side, Don passed from this life into the presence of his Savior Jesus Christ.
He was born in Muskegon, MI, on February 7, 1929 to Richard and Ruby (Bates) Schurkamp.
Don proudly served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He would return home joining the ranks of the extraordinary service personnel who rebuilt their lives after a service related injury. He never…



Donald E. Welch

Donald E. WelchJanuary 19, 2014

Donald E. Welch, age 73, of Wayland went to be with his Lord Sunday, January 19, 2014 in Brownsville Texas. Donald was born July 16, 1940 in Grand Rapids to Paul and Jeanette Margaret (Ekkens) Welch. On June 22, 1962 at the Fairview Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI he married Shirley Ann DeVries. Don was a brick layer, builder and farmer in the area for many years. He enjoyed his friends in Brownsville, TX, going to restaurants with his…



Patience Pandora Brecht

Patience Pandora BrechtJanuary 17, 2014

Patience Pandora Brecht, age 39 of Wayland, passed away at her home January 17, 2014. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Eric Brecht; her sons: Cody Lichtig and Jerry Brecht; her mother Pamela (Keith) O’Brien; and her brother Michael O’Brien; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Patience had her medical assistant certificate and had worked at Byron Center Manor. She adored caring for the residents in the memory loss unit. A…



Joe Michael Chlebana

Joe Michael ChlebanaJanuary 15, 2014

Joe Chlebana, age 93 of Shelbyville, passed away January 15, 2014, at his home in Shelbyville. He was preceded in death by his wife Rose; his brothers: Chuck, Alex, and Mike; and his sister Millie. He will lovingly be remembered by his children: Joan Stark, Raymond (Donna) Chlebana, and Joe, Jr. (Sonia) Chlebana; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his sisters and brothers: Julie Dodds, Ann (Erwin) Doublestein, Andy (Elizabeth)…



Caleb Christopher Van Dusen

Caleb Christopher Van DusenJanuary 15, 2014

Caleb Christopher Van Dusen, age 4 of Shelbyville, went to be with his Lord January 15, 2014 while in his daddy’s arms, with mommy holding his hand and surrounded by his family at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital. Our little sunshine can finally run with the angels. He will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Christopher and Shelly Van Dusen and his brother Micah; grandparents: Nancy Longfellow, Chuck Longfellow, and Earl and Ginger Van Dusen;…



Kaelee Grace Noble

Kaelee Grace NobleJanuary 13, 2014

Kaelee Grace Noble, age 11 of Hopkins, went to be on a horse ranch in Heaven with her Lord, January 13, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be lovingly remembered by her twin sister Kara, her mother Brenda Noble, her grandparents: DeeDee and Glenn Noble, her little sisters Lydia and Aubrey Billings, her Aunt Megan and Bryan Vos, Uncle Dale and Aunt Kerri Welch and their son Logan, and many other friends and family who supported…



Robert W. LeValley

Robert W. LeValleyJanuary 11, 2014

Robert W. LeValley, age 62 of Wayland, passed away January 11, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife Dovie, and his parents, Amos and Ruth LeValley; his brothers Ken and Bill; and his sister Debbie. Robert will be lovingly remembered by his children: Robert LeValley, Mark LeValley, Brian (Karessa) LeValley, Carl (Angel Dow) Shackley, Amanda (Matt) Soergel, Keith (Shannon) LeValley, and Kenneth (Kara Gomez) LeValley; 15 grandchildren;…



Peter Inman

Peter InmanJanuary 5, 2014

Peter Inman, age 56, passed away January 5, 2014, in Dorr, Michigan. Peter is survived by his mother Jessie Croce, brothers: Michael (Debbie) Inman, and James (Theresa) Inman, sister Vicki (Julian) Carrizales, step-sisters: Michelle Croce and Maryanne Slakstoski, step-brother Ken Huizenga, many nieces, nephews; and his faithful companion Rachael Bokelmann. He was preceded in death by his father Carlton Inman, his step-father Art Croce and his…



Kay Inverso

Kay InversoJanuary 4, 2014

Kay Mary Inverso, aged 74 of Wayland, Michigan, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 after a long illness. Kay was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a homemaker and a longtime member of the Wayland VFW Post 7581 Women’s Auxiliary. She is survived by her children: Anthony (Nancy) Inverso, Cheri Inverso and Kris Presson, Robert (Claudia) Inverso, and Missy (Mark) Stora; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; her sister Mary Lou Freeman; her sister…



Sandra Joyce Reed

Sandra Joyce ReedJanuary 3, 2014

Sandy Reed, age 69 of Wayland, went to be with her Lord on Friday, January 3, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on March 1, 1944, in Rivervale, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Donnie Reed and her brother-in-law, Jerry Stites. She is survived by her sisters: Charlette (Paul) Dodd, Glenda (Chuck) Lieske, and Janice Stites; her brothers: Bill (Donna) Reed and Clay (Anna) Reed and twelve nieces…



Barry Whetzel

Barry WhetzelJanuary 2, 2014

Barry C. Whetzel, age 66 of Hopkins, died on January 2, 2014. He was born in Montgomery County, Maryland, son of Wilson and Naomi Whetzel on November 5, 1947. Barry served in the Vietnam War and was a lifelong member of the VFW Wayland Post. He is survived by his wife Ethel (Beck) Whetzel; his son SPC. William Byron; his mother Naomi Whetzel; his sister Donna Daggon (of Maryland). He will be sadly missed by his extended family and many friends….



Jerry A. Berndt

Jerry A. BerndtDecember 26, 2013

Jerry A. Berndt, age 60 of Dorr, passed away December 26, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Betty (Schwander) Berndt and his brother Scott. Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years, Mary (Skowronski) Berndt; his children: Rebecca (Jim) Downen and Robert Berndt; his brothers and sisters: Wayne, Diane, Mike, Bob, Debbie, and Tony; several nieces and nephews and many foster children who Jerry and Mary…



Wilbert Bartz

Wilbert BartzDecember 23, 2013

Wilbert Bartz, age 81 of Dorr, passed away December 23, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia in 2011, his parents Bert and Theresa (Holzen) Bartz, and his sister Fern Bartz. Wilbert will be lovingly remembered by his son Scott Bartz; his grandsons Travis Bartz and Jared Venema; his brother Louie (Carol) Bartz and several nieces and nephews. Wilbert was a lifelong farmer, operating his own dairy farm and in later years working…



David

David “Jerry” McKerchieDecember 19, 2013

David “Jerry” McKerchie, age 78 of Dorr, passed away at his home under hospice care on December 19, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents David and Ruth (McCoy) McKerchie, his first wife Patricia (McCune) McKerchie, his sister Thelma and his brother Donald. David will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 31 years, Kathleen; his children: Anita (James) Sweeter and Michael McKerchie; granddaughters: Rebecca, Tiffany, Rachael; grandsons:…



Steve Velicky

Steve VelickyDecember 12, 2013

Steve J. Velicky, age 79 of Dorr, passed away December 12, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents Steve and Philomena Velicky and sister Clara (Eugene) Miller. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife Margie; his children: Elizabeth (Scott) Lynema, Stephen (Sandy) Velicky, and Leslie (Paul) Lettinga; grandchildren: Leyton, Erin, Mason, and Kinsee. Steve was a graduate of Hopkins High School and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member…



Ronald Wiles

Ronald WilesDecember 12, 2013

Ronald C. Wiles, age 67 of Wayland, passed away on December 12, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents William Wiles and Beverly (Brunar) Wiles. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Dawn; his daughter, Brooke Wiles; his step-children: James (Vicki) Ayers, Greg (Jill) Ayers, and Dennis (Lisa) Ayers; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; his brother Tom Wiles and his sister Debbie Wiles; and several nieces and nephews. Ron was…



Allen Dale Armintrout

Allen Dale ArmintroutDecember 1, 2013

Allen Dale Armintrout, age 69, passed away at his home in Moline on December 1, 2013. Allen was the beloved son of Dale Armintrout and Wanetta (Frank) Armintrout. He was much loved by his grandparents, Lemuel and Darlene Armintrout and Alton and Gertrude Frank. Allen was the Lord’s blessing to us and deeply enriched our lives. He lived in Moline most of his life, was a member of the Moline Baptist Church and in later years of the Heritage…



Anne Mlynarchek

Anne MlynarchekNovember 28, 2013

Anne Mlynarchek, age 95, went home to be with her Lord, Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Mlynarchek, parents, Vincent and Cornelia Horvath; and six of her siblings. Anne will be lovingly remembered by her children, Bernadette (Joe) Maitner, Diane (Fred) Keyes, Barbara (Bobby) Holton, Elaine (John) VanderBaan, Susan (Larry) Ellis, Joanne Kisscorni, Clare (David) Tripp; her 17…



Lewis

Lewis “Dutch” AkersNovember 23, 2013

Lewis “Dutch” Akers, age 84 of Shelbyville, passed away November 23, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Frances “Sis”. Lewis will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 years, Patricia; his children: James (Sylvia) Akers, John (Donella) Akers, Jerry (Annette) Akers, Jeff (Julie) Akers, Sue Langley, Mary (Vern) Schwarz, Bob Akers, and Bill Akers; 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; his brother Richard Akers…



Genevieve

Genevieve “Genie” HarnishNovember 14, 2013

Genevieve “Genie” Harnish, age 88 of Wayland, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013. She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Sandra Harnish. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 67 years, Arthur; her children: David (Linda) Harnish, Luke (Cheryl) Harnish, Theresa (Jim) Loomis, Claudia (Rodney) Cheyne, Laura (Jake) Rewa, Peter (Trisha) Harnish, and Eric (Michelle) Harnish; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren;…



Robert Jimenez

Robert JimenezNovember 14, 2013

Robert Jimenez, age 79 of Moline, passed away November 14, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife Andrea Jimenez, his daughter Diana, his parents, two sisters and two brothers. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife Ardis Badger-Jimenez; his children: Daniel and Norma Jimenez, Elizabeth and Noe Alonzo, David and Shelly Jimenez, Linda and David Anaya, Hector and Concha Jimenez, and Dina and Rocky Anaya; step-children: Dawn and Graham…



Robert Osentoski

Robert OsentoskiNovember 14, 2013

Robert “Bob O.” Osentoski, age 77 of Wayland, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Osentoski and his brother and sisters: Harry, Harriet, and Marion. He will lovingly be remembered by his children: Mike Osentoski, Ron (Cheryl) Osentoski, Rick (Jennifer) Osentoski, and Michelle (Jeff) Velthouse; grandchildren: Taylor, Sydney, Olivia, Logan, Cooper, and Owen; sister Rita Juskusky and brother Larry…



Ruthelaine Macomber Amborski

Ruthelaine Macomber AmborskiNovember 6, 2013

Ruthelaine Amborski, age 83 of Wayland, reunited with her husband in Heaven on November 6, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Donald Rudolph Amborski, in 2004. She will lovingly be remembered by her children: Donald George (Gwendolyn), Stephen (Cherilyn) Robert, Sr. (Laura) and Ruth Ann Amborski; grandchildren: Henry James, Donald Raymond, Marilynn Ann, Carl Steven, Samuel Christian, Robert Alan, Jr., Matthew Thomas,…



Catherine A. Klok

Catherine A. KlokNovember 2, 2013

Catherine Agnes Klok, age 98, went home to be with her Lord, Saturday, November 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Klok; and her brothers, Bernard “Shorty”, Felix, Joe, Mike and John Ambrose.

Catherine will be lovingly remembered by her children, Henry Klok, Donald (Marianne) Klok; her grandchildren, Tristan Simon, Garrett (Jillien) Klok; her great grandchildren, Noa Simon, Eve and Mae Klok; her siblings, Stephen…



Dorothy Scheidel

Dorothy ScheidelNovember 1, 2013

“68 years ago we began our life’s journey on a train to San Francisco. About 10 days ago Dorothy purchased a ticket on the train to eternity. We wanted to journey together but just couldn’t afford both tickets at this time. We decided that Dorothy would go first and get things set up for when we were joined together again. She always did that for her family and me. She boarded the train at 7:55 this morning, November 1, 2013. I held her pretty…



Dovie J. LeValley

Dovie J. LeValleyOctober 18, 2013

Dovie J. LeValley, age 52, of Shelbyville MI passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, October 18, 2013. She was born on July 3, 1961 in Aurora, CO to David H. and Delores F. (Whitmen) Shackley. Dovie had spent most of her working years doing housekeeping for various hotels and casinos. She enjoyed listening to 80′s rock, spending time with family and going shopping with Sara. The children will miss the way she made each of them feel…



Betty Painter

Betty PainterOctober 11, 2013

PAINTER, Betty
Wayland, MI
Betty Jane Painter, age 78 of Wayland, passed away October 11, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband James Painter and sisters: Shelba, Hazel, and Wanda. She will lovingly be remembered by her daughters: Pamela (Les) Antcliffe, Carol (Bart) D’Agostino, Vicki (Richard Todd Thomas) Painter; grandchildren: Dana (Chad) Marshall, Aaron (Stacy) Antcliffe, Amber Bertram, Sean (Suzanna Peralta) Weeks, Joe (Angel)…



Hubert Sprik

Hubert SprikOctober 9, 2013

SPRIK, Reverend Hubert John
Wayland, MI
Born June 25, 1929 in Gallup, New Mexico to Egbert and Gacena (Bolt) Sprik, Hubert passed peacefully into the presence of Christ on October 9, 2013, in Wayland, MI., age 84. Gone ahead are his wife, Barbara (Schwartz), brother Ernest, sisters Marion Demos and Lila Vonk, brothers-in-law Ed Demos and John Vonk, sister-in-law Joan Dewey, son-in-law William Morgan, and grandson Brian Morgan. Waiting to join…



Edward B. Gulch

Edward B. GulchOctober 8, 2013

Edward B. Gulch, aged 85 of Middleville formerly of Baldwin, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Mr. Gulch was born September 30, 1928 in Dorr, Michigan, the son of Gus and Elsie (Ellas) Gulch. Ed served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1955 as a Private First Class. He was a member of the VFW Post #5315. Ed worked for and retired from Kelvinator after 40 years. Ed will be lovingly remembered by his children: Mark …



Gary Lee Whittredge

Gary Lee WhittredgeOctober 8, 2013

Gary Lee Whittredge age 54 of Wayland, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, October 8, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents David and Carol Whittredge and his sister Melody Whittredge. He is survived by his children Nicole Whittredge, Jake (Hanna) Whittredge and Jared Whittredge; granddaughter Katie and brother Dale (Terrie) Whittredge; step children Johnny, Josh, and Joey Jorgenson; and several nieces and nephews. The family will…



Steve Fifelski

Steve FifelskiOctober 4, 2013

Steve Fifelski, age 92 of Dorr, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013. Steve will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Lucy Fifelski; his children: Sr. Constance Fifelski, OP, Janet (Jack) Sage, Pauline (Craig) Gallagher, Mike (Lisa) Fifelski, Ken (Mari) Fifelski, Louis (Karen) Fifelski, Laura (Pat) Champion, Fred (Mary) Fifelski, Charles (Kathy) Fifelski, Sr. Jacoba Fifelski, FSGM and Alan (Lori) Fifelski; 37 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren,…



William Parker

William ParkerOctober 2, 2013

William Junior Parker, known as Charlie to his family, age 85 of Byron Center, passed away October 2, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Zella Parker, his son David and an infant daughter; and two brothers. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife Doris; his brother Leon D. Parker; his sister Betty; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Bill graduated from Sand Lake High School in 1946 and served…



Maxine Coleman

Maxine ColemanSeptember 29, 2013

Maxine Coleman, age 93 of Hopkins Township, passed away September 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Myron “Pete” and Mitchell Laker. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Robert Coleman; her sons: Matthew (Joan) Wallus and Robin (Carole) Wallus; grandchildren: Mike, Heather and Kathy; six great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; her sister Maureen Damoth and several nieces and nephews. Maxine was…



Matilda

Matilda “Tillie” SatterleeSeptember 29, 2013

Matilda “Tillie” Satterlee, age 95 of Wayland, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Maplewood of Sandy Creek. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilbert Weber, her second husband, Richard Satterlee, her son Rollan Weber, her grandson Ron Warner and her granddaughter Robin Warner. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Judy and George Warner; her sister Clarine and Jim Lanting; seven grandchildren,…



Jack Steven Norton

Jack Steven NortonSeptember 26, 2013

Jack Steven Norton of Byron Center, age 63, quietly passed away September 26, 2013, surrounded by family. He is survived by his stepmother, Margaret Norton of Palm Springs, CA, daughter Kayla (Bradley) Sadler of North Pole, AK, son, John (Ashley) Norton of Bloomindale, IL. Jack graduated from Wayland Union High School and Aquinas College. He was a member of the Michigan National Guard and worked at General Motors for many years.
A memorial…



Betty Ann Tolhurst

Betty Ann TolhurstSeptember 10, 2013

Betty Tolhurst, age 75 of Shelbyville, passed away September 10, 2013. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years, Chuck Tolhurst, Sr.; her children: Vicki Tolhurst, Chuck Tolhurst, Jr. and Rick; her grandchildren: Dawn Tolhurst and Damon (Megan) Tolhurst; her brothers: Don (Barb) Snider, Marv (Linda) Snider, Bruce (Debi) Snider, and Larry (Judy) Snider; and several nieces and nephews. Betty was a member of the Great Lakes Rodders and…