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Paul J. Hazen

Paul J. HazenFebruary 2, 2016

Paul J. Hazen, age 77, of Shelbyville passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Green Acres Assisted Living Center. Paul was born on March 18, 1938 in Shelbyville to Lyle and Lola (Main) Hazen. Paul was a graduate of Wayland Union High School and spent his life farming in the area. He enjoyed the Lions and Tigers win or lose, cars, trucks and tractors. Paul is survived by; siblings Joyce (Frank) Kolter, Ruth Barckley and Esther (Don)…



Mrs. Christine (Mauchmar) Long

Mrs. Christine (Mauchmar) LongFebruary 2, 2016

Christine M. Long (Mauchmar), age 62, of Wayland passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after her courageous battle with ovarian cancer on February 2, 2016 at Mercy Health Systems in Grand Rapids, MI. Christine was born on January 17, 1954 in Allegan to William and Bernadine “Cookie” (Steffes) Mauchmar. On February 26, 1972 she married David W. Long Sr. who survives. Her life’s love was being a mother and grandmother…



Herman Snyder

Herman SnyderFebruary 2, 2016

Herman Snyder, age 89 of Wayland, passed away February 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Snyder, children: Susan Littlefield, his brothers and sisters: Theresa (Charles) Carten, Garret James Snider, George (Katherine) Snider, John (Dawn) Snider, and brother-in-law Ervin Salik and sister-in-law Lee Snider. Herman will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ann Nausieda; his children: Terri (Henry) Lutostanski, Rick (Lynn) Snyder…



William Donald Dobson

William Donald DobsonJanuary 27, 2016

Rev. William Donald Dobson, aged 84, of Marietta, Ohio, formerly of Wayland, Michigan, passed away suddenly Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Bill grew up in Wayland and after high school joined the army. Following his time in the army, he worked in the real estate division for Marathon Oil Company for 20 years before following the call to become a pastor. He was the pastor at Whitneyville Bible…



Cornelis

Cornelis “Case” PolsJanuary 23, 2016

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Cornelis “Case” Pols, age 71, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 23, 2016 under the loving care of his family and Faith Hospice. Case was born on September 22, 1944 in Hoffdorp, Netherlands. He served in the United States Coast Guard and enjoyed woodworking and kayaking. He retired from P.C.I. of Michigan where he worked as a plumbing and mechanical inspector.

He will be missed by his beloved…



Virginia Arndt

Virginia ArndtJanuary 22, 2016

Virginia Arndt, age 90, formerly of Hamilton, MI passed away on January 22, 2016 in Lapeer, MI. She was born on March 21, 1925 to Mont and Ruby (Hurlbut) Warren in Grand Rapids, MI. Virginia was Nurse’s Aid for many years at Allegan General Hospital in Allegan, MI. She married Victor Arndt on March 5, 1943 and he preceded her in death in 1985. Virginia loved to play piano, sing, knit, crochet, crafts of all sorts and garden. She is survived…



Thomas E. Pavlak

Thomas E. PavlakJanuary 19, 2016

Thomas E. Pavlak, age 74, of Hopkins passed away peacefully surrounded by all of his family on January 19, 2016. Tom was born on March 19, 1941 to Emil and Julia (Arbanas) Pavlak in Allegan, MI. On August 24, 1963 he married his high school sweetheart, Janet Miller. Tom loved farming and seeing God’s hand in nature, especially the smell of freshly plowed fields and newly cut hay. He always had a dog at his side and his most recent sidekick TJ…



Gil Morrell

Gil MorrellJanuary 17, 2016

Gil Morrell, age 62 of Shelbyville, passed away January 17, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father Harry Morrell. Gil will be lovingly remembered by his mom, Juanita Morrell; his brother and sisters: Niki (Larry) Brace, Gary Morrell, Sheree (Sam) Cooke, JoAnn (Peter) Molnar, Kay (Vern) Finch; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephew. Gil spent his whole life being cared for by his parents in their home, being loved and teased by…



Marcia

Marcia “Maude” CarpenterJanuary 13, 2016

Marcia “Maude” Carpenter, age 74 of Wayland, passed away at home under hospice care January 13, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents Siebrand and Marguerite Tornga and her sister Yvonne Tornga. Maude will be lovingly remembered by her daughters: Lorie Carpenter (Kris Lapham), Brenda (Dan) Vander Velde, and Dawn (Phil) Hilaski; her grandchildren: Jason (Sarah) Brenner, Kevin Brenner (Katie), Rachel Hilaski, and Trevor Hilaski; her great…



Erwin Ray Doublestein

Erwin Ray DoublesteinJanuary 9, 2016

Erwin Doublestein, age 88, of Wayland, born in Otsego, went to be with his Lord, Saturday, January 9, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Velma Doublestein; brothers, Robert, Duane and Charles Doublestein.
Erwin will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 68 years, Anne Doublestein (Chlebana); his sons, Erwin and Cathy, Gary and Linda, Scott and Pam; his six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Clifford,…



Jeanette

Jeanette “Jan” D. HopkinsJanuary 4, 2016

Jeanette “Jan” D. Hopkins, age 79 of Wayland, passed away January 4, 2016 at Byron Manor Assisted Living. She was preceded in death by her husband Russell and her infant daughter Joanne. Jan will be lovingly remembered by her son Douglas and Nancy Hopkins; her grandchildren: Jeremiah (Cara) Hopkins, Joanna (Nate) Dear, Sarah (Adam) Lynema; Rachel (Steven) Geers, Charity (Dylan) Danz, Isaac Hopkins and Jonathan Hopkins; her nine great…



Sharon R. Near

Sharon R. NearJanuary 4, 2016

Sharon Rose Near, age 63 of Shelbyville, passed away at home under hospice care January 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents Allen and Leona (Theodore) Sprague and infant sisters Patty and Judy Sprague. Sharon will be lovingly remembered by her husband George Near; her children: Rebecca (Don) Baker and Billy Weber; her grandchildren: Dominik, Haven, and Donavin Baker; her brothers and sister: Gordon Sprague, Clarence Sprague, Dale…



Margaret

Margaret “Margie” SkrobotDecember 31, 2015

Margaret Skrobot, age 81 of Wayland, passed away December 31, 2015 and was reunited in Heaven with her husband of 60 years, James Skrobot. She was also preceded in death by her parents George and Bertha Cartwright, her brothers and sisters: Roman, Cecil and Shirley. Margie will be lovingly remembered by her brother and sister: Lorraine Bronkhorst and David (Geraldine) Cartwright, many nieces and nephews, and her special feline friend Mr. Kats. A…



Benjamin

Benjamin “Benji” John SmithDecember 27, 2015

Benjamin John Smith, age 23 of Wayland, went to be with his Lord December 27, 2015 at home with his family. Benji will be lovingly remembered by his parents Randy and Cheryl Smith; his twin sister Rachael (Adam) Austin; his brothers Nate, Alex, and Henryk Smith; his grandparents: Bill and Bea Berends, Ken and Carol Smith; and other loving family. Benji attended Hillside Learning and Behavior Center in Allegan, was a member of Moline CRC, and…



Arnold R. Adamczyk

Arnold R. AdamczykDecember 25, 2015

Arnold R. Adamczyk, age 95, of Hilliards passed away on December 25, 2015 at Metro Health Wyoming, MI. He was born on January 31, 1920 to Joseph and Helen (Czachorski) Adamczyk in Hopkins, MI. He was graduate of Wayland High School and served our country in World War II. Arnold worked as in Quality Control for American Seating. On July 13, 1940 he married Dorothy recently celebrating their 75th anniversary. He was a prayer warrior having a…



Helen M. (Baker) Kaumeyer

Helen M. (Baker) KaumeyerDecember 23, 2015

Helen M. (Baker) Kaumeyer of Wayland, MI went to be with her lord on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Helen was born October 20, 1917 to Helena and Wendell Tichvon on a farm in Barry County, Michigan. She is survived by her sons Jerry ( Judy) Baker of Burlington, WI; Don (Cathy) Baker of Brighton, MI: Doug ( Sue) Baker of Boise, ID; sister in law Barb Tichvon of Cobb Lake , seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and numerous nephews, and…



Terry Lee Baumgard

Terry Lee BaumgardDecember 19, 2015

Terry Lee Baumgard, age 73 of Wayland, passed away December 19, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother Wanda Batton and his grandson Clayton Thomas. Terry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sharon Baumgard; his children: Ann Baumgard, Kimberly Baumgard, Donna (Douglas) Thomas, and Scott (Allyson) Baumgard; his grandson Terry Thomas; his brothers: Carroll (Juanita) Eddy, Steve (Connie) Eddy, Wayne (Wilma) Eddy, Everett Batton, and…



Steve J. Kuhtic

Steve J. KuhticDecember 19, 2015

Steve J. Kuhtic, age 84 of Wayland, loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle, passed away December 19, 2015 at Rose Arbor Hospice. Steve was born to Ivan and Barbara (Petrich) Kuhtic on December 24, 1930 in Wayland, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Bonnie Kuhtic and his son Bryan Kuhtic. Steve will be lovingly remembered by his son Steve (Fran) Kuhtic and his daughter Shari (Kevin) Bates; his…



John J. Dolegowski

John J. DolegowskiDecember 16, 2015

John J. Dolegowski, age 58 of Watson Township, passed away following a car accident December 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Vander Ploeg. John will be lovingly remembered by his parents Chester and Marilyn Dolegowski; his brothers Larry, Joe, and Ron Dolegowski and his sisters Christine (Joe) Scott and Marlene Knox; his brother-in-law Kevin Vander Ploeg; nieces and nephews: Jessica, Travis, Trent, Julie, Heather, Amber,…



Kenneth G. Saddler

Kenneth G. SaddlerDecember 13, 2015

Kenneth G. Saddler, age 88 of Wayland, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015. He will be lovingly remembered by his friends and family.
Kenneth was a private pilot who enjoyed spending time flying airplanes and going to Air shows. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Kenneth also enjoyed his feline friends.
Services will be held at 1 PM with an hour of visitation at noon. Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services, 312 N. Main St.,…



Dawn Ayers Wiles

Dawn Ayers WilesDecember 11, 2015

Dawn Joyce Ayers Wiles, age 79 of Caledonia, passed away December 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Georgina (Whiteside) Bradley, her husband Ronald Wiles, her sons Steven and Timothy Ayers, and her brothers Gerry and Ken Thompson. Dawn will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Jim (Vicki) Ayers, Greg (Jill) Ayers, Dennis (Lisa) Ayers; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; her step-daughter Brooke Wiles; her…



Richard Hayward

Richard HaywardDecember 11, 2015

Richard “Dick” Hayward, age 84 of Holland, passed away December 11, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son Mark Hayward, his sisters Doris Wycoff and Dorothy Jukes and his brothers Carl and Russell Hayward; and daughter-in-law Victoria Hayward. Dick will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years Patricia Hayward; his sons: Rick (Patricia) Hayward, Bruce (Janet) Hayward, Glenn (Loretta) Hayward, and Craig (Mary) Hayward; his 14…



Mary Helen Krup

Mary Helen KrupDecember 8, 2015

Mary Helen Krup, loving wife, mother and grandmother, went home to be with the Lord, and to rejoin her husband on December 8, 2015, at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by her closest friend and husband of 65 years, Richard Krup, and her parents John and Helen (Humenik) Koval. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her children: Patricia “Pat” (Dan) Guldenzoph and Richard “Mike” (Judy) Krup; her grandchildren: Andrea (Ryan) Haase, Scott (Joy…



David Mark Dykstra

David Mark DykstraDecember 2, 2015

David Mark Dykstra, age 52 of Portage, passed away December 2, 2015 at Rose Arbor Hospice Home after a two year courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his father David J. Dykstra. Dave will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sara Dykstra; his children Chloe and Isaiah; his mother Janice Dysktra; his brothers and sisters: Todd (Priscilla) Dykstra, Barry (Angela) Dykstra, and Rebecca (Paul) Commons; several nieces and nephews;…



Barbara L. Aubil

Barbara L. AubilDecember 1, 2015

Barbara Aubil, age 91, of Dorr Township went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Aubil and her parents Arthur and Inez (Gilbert) Hallan. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Sherry (Wayne) VanDuine, 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, December 7th at Leighton United Methodist Church, 4180 2nd St. Caledonia, at 11AM with…



Robert L. Nakken

Robert L. NakkenNovember 25, 2015

Robert L. Nakken, age 77 of Wayland, went to Glory on November 25, 2015. He was preceded in death by many loved ones. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years Evelyn Nakken; his children: Tammy (Scott) Hollon, Tom Nakken, Steve (Stacy) Nakken, Randy (Amy) Nakken and Bryan Nakken; his 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; his sisters: Jean Sebright, Myrt Miller, and Elaine VanOveren; and many nieces and nephews. Bob retired…



Linda Marie Weick

Linda Marie WeickNovember 21, 2015

Linda Marie Weick, age 55 of Dorr, passed away peacefully at the Wings Home, November 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her mother Mary (Rewa) Whitemyer. Linda will be lovingly remembered by her children: Jessica (Andrew) Harrington, Tanya (Jason) Povio, and Jacob “Jake” (Chelsie) Weick; her 8 grandchildren; her father Charles (Carol) Whitemyer; her significant other Dennis Lenhart; her brothers Gary (Donna) Paquin and Clark Whitemyer; and…



Anna Marie Harig

Anna Marie HarigNovember 18, 2015

Anna Marie (Weber) Harig, age 85 originally of North Dorr, went home to be with her Lord November 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Harig and her daughter Kathleen, her brothers Harold and Ray Weber, and her sisters Betty, Frieda, Georgianna, Florence, and Rose. Anna will be lovingly remembered by her children: Patricia (Douglas) Echelberger, Barbara (Steven) Richards, Janice Harig (fiancé Kevin Macdonald), Carol (Brian)…



Edith Butler

Edith ButlerNovember 15, 2015

Edith Butler, age 88 of Wyoming formerly of Wayland, passed away November 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Sam and an infant son Rodney. Edith will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Rollin (Marilyn) Butler and Larry Butler; her grandchildren: Michelle, Christopher, and Tracy; and her 10 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law Katherine Milheim; and several nieces and nephews. Edith retired as a custodian from Wayland High…



Rena L. Kamps

Rena L. KampsNovember 13, 2015

Rena L. Kamps, age 83, of Burnips went to be with her Lord on Friday, November 13, 2015. She was a loving caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Throughout her life she had worked for General Telephone, as a librarian and picked asparagus for many years. On September 25, 1954 she married Jerald Kamps and together they raised four children. For 61 years they travelled for work and pleasure, but especially…



Irwin T. Hazen

Irwin T. HazenOctober 29, 2015

Irwin T. Hazen, age 51, of Hopkins passed suddenly on October 29, 2015. Irwin was born on April 3, 1964, in Allegan, MI, to Thomas and Sharon (Thompson) Hazen. Irwin was a hard worker and very mechanically inclined, being able to fix just about anything. He is survived by his siblings Rose (Bob) Zerfas, Mary Brunink and Herb Hazen, many nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs Jack and Jake. Irwin was preceded in death by his parents. …



Susan A. Wright

Susan A. WrightOctober 27, 2015

Wright – Susan A. Wright age 59, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015. She was born April 20, 1956 the daughter of Kenneth and Sandra (Morrell) Marquard. Susan is survived by her parents, fiancé, Gene Wright; her children, Nikki (Matt) Carmon, Keith Wright; two grandchildren, Khloe, Bailey Carmon; her siblings, Kathy (David) Spray, Kenneth (Julie) Marquard, Michael (Linda) Marquard and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by…



Dorothy Ann Wykoski

Dorothy Ann WykoskiOctober 23, 2015

Dorothy Ann Wykoski, age 91 of Wayland, reunited to dance in Heaven with her husband Harry on October 23, 2015. She was also preceded in death by her parents Vincent and Busia Eva Pawloski; and her brothers and sisters, Isabel Nausieda, Joseph Pawloski, Gene Pawloski, and Dolores Mazurkiewicz. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her children: Mary (Chris) Meehan, Robert (Susan) Wykoski, and Richard “Rick” (Stacey) Wykoski; her six…



Montgomery

Montgomery “Monty” BilgerOctober 22, 2015

Montgomery “Monty” Bilger, age 59 of Wayland, passed away October 22, 2015. Monty was preceded in death by his father Jack R. Bilger, his sisters infant Beckie Bilger and Susan Bilger, his grandparents Irene and Paul Bilger and Orval B. Loxley. Monty is survived by his mother Connie (A.D.) Wharton; his brothers and sister: Tim Bilger, Lance (Patricia) Bilger, and Michelle (Kevin) Falskens; several nieces and nephews; his grandmother Kathryn…



Shirley Commons

Shirley CommonsOctober 16, 2015

Shirley Lee Commons (Tubergan) born July 31, 1956, age 59 of Burnips, passed away to be with the angels on October 16, 2015. Shirley now joins her mother and father, Bill and Bee Tubergan, who have been patiently waiting to welcome their little girl home! As well as her sister Patty Tubergan and her dearly missed friend Sandra Lynn. Shirley leaves behind with so much love her two daughters, Connie Commons (Therman Ezell) and Christie Commons …



Deborah Ann Ranville

Deborah Ann RanvilleOctober 16, 2015

Deborah Ann Ranville, age 51, of Wayland, passed away, Friday, October 16, 2015. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Shawn Zoerner and Elise Todd; her father, Donald (Shirley) Ranville; mother, Cecelia (Larry) Tucker; her brothers, Don (Barbie) Ranville, Tony Ranville; her step-brothers, Robert Ray and E. Thomas Tucker; step-sister, Laura Tucker; and her numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Deborah loved reading, making…



Robert S. Kaniewski

Robert S. KaniewskiOctober 14, 2015

Robert S. Kaniewski, age 69, of Dorr, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Connie; children, John Hoss and Jason (Amy) Hoss and granddaughter, Ainsley; sisters-in-law Beverly (Rich) Davis and Pamela Ashley; several nieces and nephews and many friends. A memorial service will be held 11am Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Epiphany Lutheran Church, 4219 Park Lane, Dorr, MI…



Florence Vander Ploeg

Florence Vander PloegOctober 14, 2015

Florence Vander Ploeg, age 88 of Hopkins Township, died October 14, 2015 and went to be with her husband Gerald Vander Ploeg, her son Rodney Vander Ploeg, her grandson Mike; and her daughter-in-law Barb Vander Ploeg. Florence will be lovingly remembered by her children: Bob (Kay) Vander Ploeg, Pat (Seymour) De Haan, Daryl (Shirley) Vander Ploeg, Kathy Schipper, Kevin Vander Ploeg; her daughter-in-law Judy Vander Ploeg; her grandchildren: Connie,…



Allie May Peckham

Allie May PeckhamOctober 11, 2015

Sweet baby girl Allie May Peckham passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents: Richard and Tootie Presser, Robert Peckham and Margaret and Gale Truax. Allie will be forever missed by her parents James and Tanya Peckham and her big sister Macie; her grandparents Missy and Bob Peckham, Sally and Rex Truax; her great-grandparents Linda and James Magee and Esther…



Charles

Charles “Charley” Shehorn, Jr.October 8, 2015

Charles “Charley” A. Shehorn, Jr., age 44 of Dorr, passed away October 8, 2015. Charley will be lovingly remembered by his wife Cassandra; his children: Mason, Brycen, Bailey, Madelynn, and Ella; his mother Connie Shehorn; his father Charles Shehorn; his sisters: Annette (Delwyn) Smith and Christina (Jonathan) Moore; several nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law Dorothy (Russ) Pappert; his father-in-law Saulo Montalvo; his brothers-in-law Medy…



Frances L. Poskey

Frances L. PoskeyOctober 2, 2015

Frances L. Poskey, age 94 of Grand Rapids, passed away October 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin and her son Rodger. Frances will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Marijane Levendosky; her grandchildren: John and Dana Levendosky, Lisa and Keith Kadwell, Lynn Ann and Scott Williamson, and Todd and Gale Poskey; her 9 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Fran was a member of the Beverly Reformed Church….



Wayne Vander Laan

Wayne Vander LaanSeptember 15, 2015

Wayne Vander Laan, age 70 of Wayland, passed away September 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father Raymond Vander Laan and his brother Raymond Vander Laan, Jr. Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 21 years Janet Vander Laan; his mother and step-father Blanche (Vander Laan) and Art Bradley; his children: Bryan Vander Laan, Mark (Mary Hills) Vander Laan, Terri Mulder, Scott (Shannon) Hendges, Tracy (Miguel) Dolar, GySgt…



Annie Damveld

Annie DamveldSeptember 14, 2015

Annie (Bauman) Damveld, age 62 of Holland, passed away September 14, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Myrtle Bauman and her brother Fredrick Bauman. Annie will be lovingly remembered by her son Jason Damveld; her brothers and sisters: John (Connie) Bauman, Timothy (Jane) Bauman, Daniel (Kathy) Bauman, Betty Kelly, Mary (Greg) Damveld, Susie (Lew) Chrisman, Penny (Bret) Cobb, Jack Bauman, and Bill (Susan) Bauman; many…



John Lynema

John LynemaSeptember 12, 2015

John Lynema, age 96 of Shelbyville, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Thornapple Manor. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Bertha (Shafer). He is reunited with his parents, two sisters and four brothers. John will be lovingly remembered by his daughters: Janice and Elmer Derks and Bonnie and Paul Schiedel; grandchildren: Jeff (Stephanie) Derks, Jim (Nichole) Derks, Jason (Helen)…



Rose Saladin

Rose SaladinSeptember 9, 2015

Rose Saladin, age 90 of Wyoming, passed away September 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Ruby Goddard, her brother Jack Goddard, her husband Adrian L. Saladin, her daughter Patricia Saladin, and her son-in-law Lawrence Kellogg. Rose will be lovingly remembered by her children: Elaine Kellogg, Sue (Tony) TenHave, Earl (Terri) Saladin, Mary (Ronald) Hes, and Karen (Michael) Sevigny; and grandchildren and great…



Mary Anne Gamble

Mary Anne GambleSeptember 6, 2015

Mary Anne Gamble, age 89 of Wayland, passed away peacefully September 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son Terry Bartell and her husband Walter Gamble. Mary Anne will be lovingly remembered by her son Michael and Doris Bartell of Pennsylvania; 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren; and her sister Mildred Lettinga and family. Mary Anne owned and operated The Copper Door and previously worked at Mid…



Marian F. Longstreet

Marian F. LongstreetSeptember 6, 2015

Marian F. Longstreet, age 90 of Wayland, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents RV and Helen Cobb, her sister Dorothy Peet, and her husband Ed Longstreet. Marian will be lovingly remembered by her children: Susie (Terry) Frank, Joey (Jim) Gilder, Mike Longstreet, Dennis (Grace) Longstreet, and Jim (Colleen) Longstreet; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Marian was a member of the Wayland VFW…



Mason James Hoskinson

Mason James HoskinsonSeptember 4, 2015

MASON JAMES HOSKINSON
On September 4, Mason passed away at his home, after a long battle with cancer. Mason was born October 30, 1975, in Allegan. Mason was a graduate of Hopkins High School, Class of 1994. He worked for Sebright Products for many years, beginning at age 15, and for Seimens/Evoqua in Holland for 8 years. Mason was a generous person, avid movie watcher and could quote hundreds of movie quips for almost any scenario to make…



Catherine

Catherine “Betty” Elizabeth SchrierSeptember 3, 2015

Catherine Elizabeth Seymoure Schrier (Betty) passed away on Sept. 3, 2015.
She was born in Graybill, IN on Sept. 14, 1915.
She was preceded in death by her parents Erick Hasta Seymoure and Georgia Hannen Seymoure, her husband of 68 years, John Robert Schrier, son Richard A. Schrier and one grandson Christopher Dutton.
She is survived by daughters Ruth Schrier of Grand Rapids, and Bonnie (Bill) Dutton of Goleta, California, four grandsons;…



Laurence Oetman

Laurence OetmanAugust 31, 2015

Larry A. Oetman, age 78 of Wayland, went to be with the Lord, Monday, August 31, 2015 after a courageous battle of Heart Disease and leg amputation. Surviving is his wife Arlene, married for 55 years; his siblings: Dave (Arlene) Oetman, Louis (Florence Oetman) Miedema, along with many nieces and nephews. He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Donna Oetman, Beverly (the late Kevin) Post, Steve (Rayanna) Oetman, and John (Shari) Oetman;…



Helen Gambee

Helen GambeeAugust 21, 2015

Helen Muriel Gambee, age 90 of Bradley, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home on August 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband John Ozias Gambee and her brother Ervin Davis in WWII. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Erv (Tammy) Gambee and Nathan “Nate” Gambee; her grandchildren: Lisa Graham, Joshua (Beth) Gambee, Naomi Gambee, Justin Gambee, Jon Gambee, Nathaniel “Evangeline” Gruis, and Cody Gambee; her…



Reba Stephenson

Reba StephensonAugust 18, 2015

Reba Stephenson age 52 of Shelbyville, passed away unexpectedly August 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Warren and Margaret (Wellman) Tyrrell. She is survived by her husband, Kevin; her daughters, Samantha (Calton Smith) Stephenson and Sara (Jason) Brown; grandchildren Hunter, Annika, Caleb and Jody. Reba will also be greatly missed by her brothers, John (Jackie) Tyrrell, Ron Tyrrell, and Don (Diane) Tyrrell; many nieces,…



Lyle Kraft

Lyle KraftAugust 12, 2015

Lyle Kraft, age 78, of Hopkins, went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, August 12, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Kraft. Lyle was a truck driver most of his life. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, hunting and partying.
Lyle will be lovingly remembered by his son, Benny (Dawn) Kraft.
A time for relatives and friends to visit with Lyle’s family will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, August 17, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran…



Douglas G. Wind

Douglas G. WindAugust 4, 2015

Douglas G. Wind, age 70, of Hopkins, formerly of Wyoming, passed on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at his home. Doug was born on May 5, 1945 in Wyoming, Michigan to Henry and Doris (Poyser) Wind. He proudly served our country during Vietnam in the Army. In 1971, he married Marlene Tollefson and she survives. Doug loved bowling, living in the country, working on his yard and his Chihuahua’s. Shawn and Greg will always treasure the time spent…



Joan Weick

Joan WeickAugust 1, 2015

Joan K. Weick (Iciek) age 73 went to be with her Lord, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Joan’s life was defined by love, none more so than the 53 years of marriage she shared with her husband, William (Bill) Weick. Born in January 1942, in Hopkins, Michigan, Joan was afflicted with juvenile diabetes at the age of 13. Unwilling to let her disease define her, or even slow her down, Joan received both her undergraduate degree and master’s degree from…



Patrice L De Haan

Patrice L De HaanJuly 31, 2015

Patrice De Haan, age 57, of Wayland went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 31, 2015. Patt was born September 25, 1957 in Columbus, OH to Rev Hubert and Barbara (Swartz) Sprik. She was a dairy farmer’s wife, mother and grandmother. Patt drove bus for Wayland Union Schools and Hope Network, as well as secretary and grant writer for Grand Rapids Adult Education. In her spare time Patt enjoyed genealogy research and was active in…



Clara Jean Clark

Clara Jean ClarkJuly 23, 2015

Born in Hatton, Alabama, the daughter of Grady & Maggie Bradford. She is survived by her husband Louis Clark, daughter, Debbie (Joe) Vitale of Coloma, MI, 2 Grandchildren, Matthew and Heather Vitale. Siblings Coy (Hazel) Bradford from Eastero, FL , Don (Linda) Bradford from Kalamazoo, MI, Dale (Sandy) Bradford from Chapel Hill, TN and several nephews & nieces.
Clara was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jim Bradford, Wade Bradford and sister…



Walter J Arndt

Walter J ArndtJuly 16, 2015

Walter J. Arndt, age 88, of Wayland was called to his eternal rest on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Walter was born on September 9, 1926 in Dorr, MI to John and Emma (Miller) Arndt. On July 8, 1949 Walter married Carolyn McMannis who preceded him in death after 58 years of a very loving marriage. The two most important things in Walter’s life were his faithfulness to his Lord and Savior and his family. He will be lovingly remembered by his…



Richard De Haan, Jr.

Richard De Haan, Jr.July 7, 2015

Dick, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo after a short battle with an aggressive form of lymphoma. He was born on January 13, 1933 in Grand Rapids, MI- son of Richard Sr. and Hattie De Haan. Dick was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Saralyn VanRhee. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; children, Rhonda (Phil) Kroll of Manistee, MI; Ric (Kathy) De Haan of Hudsonville, MI; and five grandchildren…



Mary A. Nolan

Mary A. NolanJune 26, 2015

Mary A. Nolan, age 74, of Wyoming passed away on June 26, 2015 at Metro Health Hospital surrounded by family. Mary was born on April 21, 1941 at home on her family farm in Gobles, MI to John and Anna (Widutis) Sudeikis. She was a graduate of Borgess Nursing School and worked as a Registered Nurse for over 50 years. In 1962 she married Bill Nolan and he survives. Mary enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting, spending time with family and friends…



James Nathan Winter

James Nathan WinterJune 20, 2015

James Nathan Winter went from the arms of his mother to the arms of Jesus on Saturday, June 20, 2015. He lived for just 20 days.
He will be lovingly missed by his parents, Dick and Deborah; his sisters, Jessica, Jana and Joy; and brothers Jacob, Jonas and Jeremiah. He will also be deeply missed by his brother-in-law Joshua, his Uncle Fred, other aunts and uncles, many cousins and three nieces.
James’ life was short but meaningful. We…



Sandy L. Bennett

Sandy L. BennettJune 11, 2015

Sandy L. Bennett, age 77, of Hamilton, passed away on June 11, 2015 at the Butterworth Campus of Spectrum Health Services in Grand Rapids, MI. She was born on August 7, 1937 to Theodore and Ferne (Swinton) Strickfaden in Douglas, MI. She was a 1955 graduate of Shelby High School and then attended Hackley School of Nursing in Muskegon obtaining a degree in Nursing. Sandy worked as an RN certified in rehabilitation for 19 years at Mary Free Bed…



Bill Merchant, Jr.

Bill Merchant, Jr.June 11, 2015

William M. Merchant, Jr., age 55 of Hopkins, died following an automobile accident June 11, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Claudene Merchant and his father-in-law Wayne Ritz. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his daughters: Nicole (Nathan) Cardosa, Jessica Merchant (Nicole Myers), Brittini Merchant, and Macy Merchant; his grandchildren: Raegan and Landen Cardosa; his sisters: Sue (Marty) Tourangeau, Lisa (Chris)…



Gladys J. Beek

Gladys J. BeekJune 6, 2015

Gladys Beek, age 82 of Moline, went to be home with her Lord and Savior on June 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbert “Bud” Beek. Gladys will be lovingly remembered by her children: Douglas and Sandra Beek, Kimberly and Michael Slachter; her grandchildren: Heather and Ken Duff, Cheyenne Slacher, Travis Beek, Michaela Slachter, and Lexie Slachter; her five precious great-grandchildren; the neighborhood children who called her…



Kelly

Kelly “Skip” HartmanJune 6, 2015

Kelly “Skip” Hartman, age 59 of Wayland, passed away June 6, 2015. He was born on March 21, 1956, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Ike and Johanna Hartman. Skip graduated from Thornapple-Kellogg High School in Middleville in 1974. He is survived by his daughter Erika of Chicago; his sister, Nancy (Sam) McCandlish of Hastings, his brother Chuck (Ginger) Hartman of Bossier City, LA, his favorite cousin Henry Klok of Wayland and several nieces and…



Thomas Andrews

Thomas AndrewsJune 3, 2015

Thomas Leeson Andrews, age 48, went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lori Strach and his brother-in-law, Dan Van Dyke.
Tom will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 26 years, Valerie Andrews (Van Dyke); his children, Kyle, Cody, Katelynn Andrews; his parents, Thomas S. and Joyce Andrews (Leeson); his father- and mother-in-law, Doug and Ruth Van Dyke; his sister, Cathy (Dale) Freybler; his…



Harry Raad

Harry RaadJune 3, 2015

Harry Raad, age 79 of Dorr, passed into eternal life in Christ June 3, 2015 surrounded by his loving family after a brief battle with cancer. He walked into his heavenly home to meet his loving family, parents Casper and Gertrude, first wife Nancy, infant son Wayne, all his brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and Grandson Tommy. Harry is survived by his wife Ann; children: Joyce (Patrick) Burrows, Christine (Tim) Taylor, Samuel (Penny) Johnston,…



Chris Fifelski

Chris FifelskiJune 1, 2015

Christopher Fifelski, age 56 of Kent City, passed away June 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by parents Stanley, Sr. and Ann Fifelski; his brothers and sister: Jerry, Lawrence “Larry”, and Philip Fifelski and Alice Fifelski; and father-in-law George Aube. Chris will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 31 years, Joan Fifelski; his children Anna Fifelski and Nicholas Fifelski; his brothers and sisters: Lucy (Craig) Sell, Julianna Vittelli,…



Mary Lu Higbee

Mary Lu HigbeeMay 30, 2015

Mary Lu Higbee, age 76 of Dorr, passed away May 30, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Ruben “Bud” Higbee, her parents Lloyd Capron and Mary (Nichols) Tinkham, her daughter Darlene Ann McCourry, and her brother John Capron. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her children: Gary and Peggy McCourry, Denise Greenbauer, Rick McCourry, Tamara and Edward Hodge; her grandchildren: LaQuan & Larry Fisher, Ray McCourry, Ryan & Lisa Greenbauer,…



Ruben

Ruben “Bud” HigbeeMay 26, 2015

Ruben “Bud” E. Higbee, age 85 of Dorr, passed away May 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Myron Higbee and Lydia (Tinkham) Kopen; brothers and sisters: William Higbee, Vivian Gort, Simone Hopp, Frances Jean McMillan, and Howard Higbee. Bud will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years Mary Higbee; his children: Gary and Peggy McCourry, Denise Greenbauer, Rick McCourry, Tamara and Edward Hodge; his grandchildren: LaQuan &…



David Hilaski

David HilaskiMay 22, 2015

David Ray Hilaski, born 12/8/1942, 44, 46, 49, and 51, of Wayland, passed away at his home on May 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Edna Hilaski and his sister Norma (Bill) Schaendorf. He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Ken Hilaski, Janice Hilaski (Scott Roberts), Steve Hilaski, and Cassie Price Hilaski; sister Dorothy (James) Dever, Robert (Janice) Hilaski, Leon (Cheryl) Hilaski, longtime friend Mary Litten…



Marian G. Streb-Albers

Marian G. Streb-AlbersMay 22, 2015

Marian Streb-Albers, age 70 of Dorr, passed away May 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her first husband Donald Streb and her second husband Glenn Albers, her parents Harry and Rose Weber, her brothers Robert, August, and Francis Weber, and her niece Anna Sobie. Marian will be lovingly remembered by her son Dean and April Streb; her grandchildren: Dallas and Carrie Streb; her brother Father Don Weber and her sister Margaret Weber; and…



Richard

Richard “Dick” KrupMay 13, 2015

Richard “Dick” Krup, loving husband, father and grandfather, went home to be with the Lord, May 13, 2015, at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Louise Krup and his sisters Barbara Bush and Margaret Strong.
Dick will be lovingly remembered by his wife and closest friend of 65 years, Mary Krup; his children: Patricia “Pat” (Dan) Guldenzoph and Richard “Mike” (Judy) Krup; his grandchildren: Andrea, Scott, and…



Vera

Vera “Connie” WardMay 8, 2015

Vera V. Ward “Connie”, age 89 of Wayland, passed away May 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband James and her brothers and sisters: Doris Krulic, Sonny Vance, Jerry Vance. Vera will be lovingly remembered by her children: Dennis (Linda) Ward and Deborah (Paul) Drolshagen; her grandchildren: Mindy, Desiree, Stacia, Jeffrey, and Scott; her great-grandchildren: Kollen and Colden; her brothers and sisters: Etta Mae Leverton, Mary Louise…



Agnes VandenBerg

Agnes VandenBergMay 6, 2015

Agnes VandenBerg, age 94 of Wayland, passed away May 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew VandenBerg and son-in-laws: Robert Rewa and James Miller. Agnes will be lovingly remembered by her children: Patricia Miller, Marilyn Rewa, Sharon (Terry) Baumgard, Joe (Ruth) VanDenBerg, Sandra (William) Nieboer, Penny (Jeff Bauer) VandenBerg, and special friend of the family Michael and LuAnn Selzer; 15 grandchildren, 25 great…



John T. Sloan

John T. SloanMay 4, 2015

John T. Sloan, age 56 of Grand Rapids, passed away May 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Maxine Sloan and his sister Susan Heller. John will be lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters: Todd (Judy) Sloan, Don Sloan, Sunny Strouse, Linda Niezurawski, Robert D. Sloan, Steven Sloan, and Richard Sloan; many nieces, nephews and cousins. John was a graduate of Caledonia High School. He was owner and operator of…



Judith K. Smith

Judith K. SmithApril 30, 2015

Judith K. Smith, age 75 of Gun Lake, passed away April 30, 2015 at Rose Arbor Hospice Home. She was preceded in death her brother Tim Niebel and her parents William and Lucille Niebel. Judy will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 52 years, Doyle Smith; her daughters: Jodie Groppel, Holly (Julie Neumark) Lucille, and Heidi (Chris) Rehm; her grandchildren: Connor Abendroth, Shen Groppel, Montana Rehm, and Sierra Rehm; her sister Karen (Ed)…



Geraldine

Geraldine “Joyce” SodmanApril 29, 2015

Geraldine “Joyce” Sodman, age 90, of Dorr passed peacefully at Trillium Woods in Byron Center on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. According to her wishes no services will take place at this time and interment will take place in Bath Cemetery, Bath, MI at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.kubiak-cook.com



Carol K. Miller (LaFountain)

Carol K. Miller (LaFountain)April 28, 2015

Age 61, of Wayland passed on to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 28th 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Owen LaFountain and Carolyn (Ron) Keech; parents-in-law Earl Miller, and Barbara Miller; sister Robin Henry, and brother Johnny Bingner. She is survived by her step-mother Jean LaFountain; devoted husband Patrick Miller; loving daughters, Denice (Tim) Pekel, Amelia Rohrbacher, Jody (Ken Teague) Campbell, and Martha…



James

James “Boonie” HilaskiApril 19, 2015

James “Boonie” Hilaski, age 72 of Dorr, went to be with the Lord April 19, 2015, while home with family. He was born to the late Walter and Florence Hilaski. James lives on in the hearts and memories of his wife of 50 years, Linda (Swainston) Hilaski; his son Brian Hilaski; his daughters Catherine Hilaski and Shelley (Mark) Funk; granddaughter Alicia (Cesar) Juarez; and 4 great-grandchildren: Ariana, Elias, Isaac, and Charlotte; and mother-in…



Herman Jay Potter

Herman Jay PotterApril 19, 2015

Herman Jay Potter, age 75 went to be with his Lord, Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Susie Potter; brother Arthur (Savannah) Potter; sisters Henrietta Zerfas, Betty Brondyke, Gertrude Kroll; brother-in-laws Robert DeJong, Donald (Julia) Westendorp. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years Florence Potter; children Roger (Melody Sessions) Potter, Dan (Amy) Potter; grandchildren Jenna…



Michael A. Klinkner

Michael A. KlinknerApril 14, 2015

Michael A. Klinkner, age 52, of Wayland, went to be with his Lord, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Constance Klinkner (Lesinski) and his mother and father-in-law Enoch and Evelyn Fish. Mike will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 33 years, Tracey Klinkner (Fish); his children, Melissa and Vern Hall, Michael D. Klinkner, Mallory and Greg Taber, Madison Elizabeth Klinkner; his 14 grandchildren; his father,…



Fred Schwartz

Fred SchwartzApril 13, 2015

Fred Schwartz, age 83 of Wayland, passed away April 13, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Mary Lou Schwartz. Fred will be remembered by his son Bruce (Vicki) Schwartz; his grandchildren Jeremy and Jessica Schwartz; his great-granddaughter Macy; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Donald and Jeannette Schwartz and Jerry and Linda Schwartz; and many nieces and nephews. Fred and Mary Lou were longtime business owners through the…



Robert P. Kramer

Robert P. KramerApril 11, 2015

Robert Kramer, age 63 of Wayland, passed away April 11, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Betty Kramer and his father-in-law William Walsh. Bob will be lovingly remembered by wife, Pamela; his children: Jamie Kramer, Melissa (Jason VanderZand) Kramer, Christine Kramer, and Marcus Kramer; his grandchildren: Dominick Kramer, Cody Kramer, and Haley VanderZand; his mother-in-law Mildred Walsh; his brothers and sisters: Jim…



Chad Russell MacIntosh

Chad Russell MacIntoshApril 11, 2015

Chad Russell MacIntosh, CRT, RRT, age 36 of Gun Lake, passed away April 11, 2015. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Lionel and Jean Barrett and Russell MacIntosh, and his best friend Kristofor Lorback. Chad will be lovingly remembered by his wife Kim MacIntosh; his children: Keegan and Emmarie; his parents: Scott and Suzanne MacIntosh; his twin brother Andrew (Tiffany) MacIntosh and his brother Cameron MacIntosh and fiancée Andrea…



Edith E. Clack

Edith E. ClackApril 7, 2015

Heaven rejoiced in welcoming home the soul of Edith E. Clack, age 99, of Wayland on April 7, 2015. Edith and her husband Eugene owned and operated Gene’s Barber Shop & The Beauty Center in Wayland, MI. She was a lifelong member of Wayland United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was active in many women’s groups. Edith loved to work in her flower and vegetable gardens. They were admired by many in Wayland for their beauty and…



Deborah Sue White

Deborah Sue WhiteApril 3, 2015

Deborah Sue White, age 61, went to be with her Father in Heaven on April 3rd, 2015. She was born and raised in Alabama but moved to Michigan in 1977, but never lost her accent, which is something everyone loved about her. Debbie, as a lot of people knew her by, could put a smile on anyone’s face with her goofy humor and kind heart. She will always be remembered as a loving, caring, and giving woman that loved spending time with her family more…



Virginia L. Hall

Virginia L. HallApril 1, 2015

Virginia L. Hall, age 82, of Shelbyville, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Hall and her sister, Nancy Northrop.
Virginia will be lovingly remembered by her niece, Denise Shondelmeyer; sister-in-law, Rosemary, brother-in-law, Don; and many special nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Virginia was a giving, loving and wonderful person. She loved having fun, shopping,…



Beverly Ann Gerard

Beverly Ann GerardMarch 28, 2015

Beverly Ann Gerard, age 74 of Burnips, went to be with her Lord and loved ones who preceded her in death.
Bev will be lovingly remembered by her brother Milo “Mick” (Exie) Gerard of White Cloud; her nieces and nephews Pam (Jim) Baxter, Susan (Paul) Kennedy, Cheri Berkenpas, and Jeff Gerard. She was preceded in death by her brother Ron (Norma) Gerard, special Uncle and Aunt Warren and Gert Smith.
Bev was a member of the Burnips United…



Johanna

Johanna “Jo” BryantMarch 25, 2015

Johanna (Jo) Bryant, age 84, of Dorr passed away unexpectedly, and much too soon, Wednesday March 25, 2015. Jo was born March 20, 1931 in Kalamazoo, MI to Elzo and Gertrude Veenkant. Since retiring, Jo and her late husband, Richard (Dick Bryant), looked forward to their weekends up north, hunting, fishing, playing poker, and spending time with family and friends around the campfire. Jo also loved watching NASCAR, going to the casino,…



Doreene Mabel McCrath

Doreene Mabel McCrathMarch 25, 2015

Doreene Mabel McCrath, age 97 of Wayland, went to be with her Lord March 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her son Terry; her grandson Robert McCrath; her sister Bunny Danduran; her brother Albert Wolf, Jr.; and her son-in-law Erwin Scheib. Doreene will be lovingly remembered by her children: Wally (Pat) McCrath, Sandy Scheib, and Nancy McCrath; step-sons: Paul (Jo) McCrath and Cliff McCrath; 8 grandchildren, 24 great…



Russell R. Shoemaker

Russell R. ShoemakerMarch 24, 2015

Russell R. Shoemaker, age 86 of Dorr, went to be with his Lord March 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Hattie Shoemaker, his sisters Beatrice Pallett and Edith DeCoux and his brothers Horace Shoemaker and Lester “Jack” Shoemaker. Russ will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Viola; his children: Linda Shoemaker-Johnston, Janice (Gilbert) Goodwin, Dean (Tammy) Shoemaker, Colleen (Brian) Thomas, and Marcia …



Earl

Earl “Tom” BinionMarch 12, 2015

Earl Thomas “Tom” Binion, age 74 of Wayland, passed away March 12, 2015. He was preceded in death by sisters Betty and Shirley and his brother Billy Joe. Tom will be lovingly remembered by his children Andrea (Craig) Thompson, Scott (Deb) Binion, and Theresa (Joe) Faunce; his grandchildren: Christopher, Harley, Levi, Alyssa, Evan, and Riley; his sister Sue and his brother Sam; and many nieces and nephews. Tom was a veteran of the U.S. Marine…



James Scott Sevigny

James Scott SevignyMarch 9, 2015

James Scott Sevigny, age 50 of Wayland, passed away March 9, 2015. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his sons Tyler and Austin Sevigny; his parents Orlys and Dick Sevigny; his brothers and sister: Renee Sevigny and Doug Goodwin, Rick Sevigny and Kathy Stafford, Mike and Karen Sevigny, Bob and Donna Sevigny, and Tom and Connie Sevigny; and many nieces and nephews and extended family. Jim was a Diesel Technician at South Kent Truck Sales. He was…



Rose Jones

Rose JonesMarch 8, 2015

Rose (Rewa) Jones, age 93 of Dorr Township (Hilliards), entered into eternal rest on March 8, 2015. Rose was born to Fred and Mary Rewa on March 28, 1921 in Salem Township. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence “Sam” Jones and son John “Scott” Jones. Rose and Sam owned and operated a dairy farm in Monterey Township. Rose will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Wilma Darlene (Marvin) Pogodzinski of Hilliards and daughter-in-law…



Ann L. Miklusicak

Ann L. MiklusicakMarch 7, 2015

Ann L. Miklusicak, age 93, of Wayland went peacefully to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at home. Ann was born on December 9, 1921 in Wayland Township to John and Maria (Farsky) Miklusicak. She was a life-long area resident retiring from GM as an Inspector. Ann was a very devout Catholic, loved her animals and enjoyed being outdoors working in her garden. She is survived by her nephew and caretaker Jim Miklusicak along with many…



John Robert Gavrun, Sr.

John Robert Gavrun, Sr.February 27, 2015

John Robert Gavrun, Sr., age 78 of Hopkins, passed away February 27, 2015. John was born September 25, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Andrew and Margaret (Sharp) Gavrun. He served in the U.S. Marines. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Mary Gavrun; his children: Mary A. Pelton of Indiana, John (Lorrie) Gavrun, Jr. of Florida, Andrea (Gene) Van Dieman of Ontario, Della (Phil) Shenoskey of Michigan, Lora (Dave)…



Andrew M. Chlebana

Andrew M. ChlebanaFebruary 26, 2015

Andrew M. Chlebana, age 82 of Wayland, went to be with his Lord February 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by parents Michael and Johanna Chlebana; his brothers Charles, Joseph, Michael, and Alex Chlebana; and his sister Amelia Peck. Andrew was the beloved husband of his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth; he will be lovingly remembered by his children: Cynthia, Roger (Robin), Roy (Andrea), and Matthew Chlebana; his grandchildren: Jamie Elizabeth,…



Stanley James Jansen

Stanley James JansenFebruary 24, 2015

Stanley James Jansen, age 90 of Dorr, passed away February 24th following a brief illness. His son, James Allyn (Jimmy), his parents, Nicholas and Sophie, his brother and sister in law, Nicholas and Esther precede him in death. He is survived by his wife and best friend Evelyn of 47 years. Also his children Joan and James Slopsema, Jerry and Vicki Jansen, Larry and Laurel Jansen, Ron and Mary Jansen, Stan Jr. and Sharon Jansen, Steve and Kathie…



Richard E. Kugelard

Richard E. KugelardFebruary 21, 2015

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Richard E. Kugelard, age 72, passed away, Saturday, February 21, 2015, at his home in Middleville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Ada Kugelard and his sister, Norma (Marv) McBride.

Dick will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Sandy Kugelard (Seymour); his children, Gina Munch (Nick DeWeerd), Troy Kugelard, Creg (Cara) Kugelard; his grandchildren, Kayla and Kelsey Munch, Cyle and Alana Kugelard.