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    Lawrence Clare Belden, 74, of Allegan

    Lawrence Clare Belden, 74, of Allegan passed away July 10, 2019. He was born Oct. 29, 1944, and was preceded in death by his mother Margaret Vote Belden, his father Cleo “Red” Belden and sister Terri Belden Wood. Surviving are his wife, Sue, his daughters Tiffany and Audra, his step-sons Brett Harris (wife-Michelle) and Jason Moose and brother-in-law Fred Price (wife-Patti) 5 grandchildren- Camille, Jeremiah & Abigail Pittman, Dylan Harris (wife-Jessi) and Ross Harris (wife-Katelyn) Larry lived in Otsego and Allegan all his life. He graduated through the eighth grade and started riding race horses at the tender age of 11; riding at “Bush” Tracks in Michigan and Ohio.  Larry’s…

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    Woodrow Wilson Windischman, Jr., 79

    Woodrow Wilson Windischman, Jr., 79, passed away at 6:04 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at AdventHealth Hospital in Ocala, Fla. His passing was attended by his wife, Linda, and eldest son, Woodrow Wilson III. Known to friends and family as Woody or Wood, he was a long-time snowbird, alternating between homes in Michigan and Florida. Woody had a long and varied career in the automobile industry, finally providing quality control consulting for both automobile manufacturers and their suppliers. He was known as a life-long “Picker” and connoisseur of antiques and collectables. He maintained a passion for nature and ensured that birds and other wildlife would always be welcome on…

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    Dorothy June Burdette, 89, of Allegan

    Dorothy June Burdette, 89, of Allegan passed away July 14, 2019. She was born on June 1, 1930 in Marti, the daughter of Cecil and Gertrude Noble. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Duane Burdette and son Kurt Allen Burdette. She was an active member and past Noble Grand of Radiant Rebekah Lodge and long time volunteer for Wings of Hope Hospice. She enjoyed her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, gardening, and camping. Surviving are three children: Karman (Jim) Wheeler of Louisville Ky., Kristie Allison of Sun City Ariz., and Keith Burdette of Allegan; six grandchildren: Amber Berg of Del Ma, Ca., Mason (Candace) Burdette of Kouts, Ind., Laurel (Joe)…

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    Morris R. Stoughton, Jr., 88, of Otsego

    Morris R. Stoughton, Jr., 88, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at his home in Otsego. He was born December 11, 1930 in Otsego, the son of Morris Sr. and Audrey (Edson) Stoughton. Morrie graduated from Otsego High School in 1949. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Morrie enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, chopping wood and gardening. He had a very strong faith and was a hardworking Christian man. Morrie was happiest when surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always where he was needed whether they knew it or not. On March 3, 1951 in Lawrenceburg, Ind., he married Jeanette Curtis…

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    Alvie ‘Gail’ Maynard, 67

    Alvie “Gail” Maynard, 67, of Casco Township passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019. He was born April 11, 1952 to Alvie and Freida (Cope)Maynard. in Monette, Arkansas.  Gail is preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline Reed in 2002. He married Debrah Meacham in Allegan in 2004. Gail was a fabrication welder, worked at the mushroom factory in Pullman for 30 years and for Getman Corporation for the past eight years.  Gail enjoyed drawing, fishing and working on Hot Rods.

 Gail is survived by his wife, Debrah Maynard, daughters – Paula King and Jackie (Henry) Warren, both of Pullman, siblings–Freida Joyce Maynard of Pullman, Schiela Sharp of Fennville,…

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    Ross Alexander, 82

    Ross Alexander, 82, of Fennville passed away on July 8, 2019, in his home with family by his side. He was the son of Stanley and Ruth (Abernathy) Alexander.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Ferris State University and owned and operated Alexander’s Drug in Fennville and Saugatuck Drug in Saugatuck until his retirement.  He married his high school sweetheart Edna Mae (Burnett) Alexander in 1957, and were just two months shy of celebrating 63 years of marriage.Ross was loved and respected by everyone who knew him. He loved the community of Fennville and always strived to make this community the best place to live. He served twice on the Fennville…

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    Jerry Holthof, 92

    After a lengthy fight against cancer, Jerry Holthof, 92, of Hastings died July 4, 2019. He leaves wife Mary Ann; son Duane; daughter Laura; grandson Eric; two great-granddaughters, Britany and Sydnie; great-great-granddaughter Emberly; and sisters Henrietta, Evelyn, Carol, and Valerie. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brother Ed; sisters Annette and Anne; son Bruce; and granddaughter Lana. Cremation will be followed by internment at Fort Custer National Cemetery. . Tags:  Allegan County News Obituary Holthoff Jerry

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    Catherine R. Cerveny, 98

    Catherine R. Cerveny, 98, of Allegan passed away peacefully from natural causes on July 6, 2019, surrounded by her family. She met her husband, Charles Cerveny, in Chicago, Ill., where they married in 1943 during WWII. After the war, they moved to Pullman where they raised their family.  She lived a very blessed life, worked hard and enjoyed many wonderful travels and adventures. She was happiest when she was surrounded by her family, hosting family get-togethers, celebrations and holidays. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years; one infant child Coy; an infant grandchild and her brother and sister.  She is survived by six children, Carol Earl…

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    Hazel Leona Arndt, 97

    Hazel Leona Arndt, 97, of Allegan passed away Friday, July 5, 2019, at Allegan County Medical Care Community.  Born Nov. 30, 1921, in Pullman, she was the daughter of the late William Layton Stuller and Bertha (Borton) Stuller and was the wife of the late Harold Edwin “Bus” Arndt, who preceded her in death in 1996.  Mrs. Arndt had worked for 10 years for Freidlands Company where she ran a high-powered sewing machine making coats. She was the best pocket setter in the organization, which she was very proud of.   Mrs. Arndt was dedicated to her family. In the 1950s she was a 4-H Leader and was very involved in…

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    David W. Mauger, 87

    David W. Mauger, 87, of Douglas passed away June 26, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., Dave was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.  A veteran, Dave served as an officer during the Korean War in the Army Corp of Engineers.  Dave lived in West Michigan for the past 27 years. He was a Rotarian, he served as a Village Trustee for Douglas and mentored children in reading and math.  Prior to his death, Dave said “he is enjoying the nice, friendly people at the Warm Friend in Holland (where he recently moved) and the good food!”  David was preceded in death by his first wife Shirley…

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    Nina Mae (Steffes) Bergholtz, 87

    Nina Mae (Steffes) Bergholtz, 87, of Allegan passed away Friday, June 28, 2019, at Vicinia Gardens in Otsego. Born March 22, 1932, in Ontonagon, she was the daughter of the late Sebastian and Mary (Burns) Steffes and was the wife of the late William C. Bergholtz.  Mrs. Bergholtz was a member of the graduating class of 1951 from Otsego High School.  She worked as a bank teller and retired from PNC Bank, formerly First National Bank of Allegan. She was a longtime, dedicated member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where she found great joy in tending to the gardens, arranging the flowers for mass and coordinating the funeral luncheons.  Mrs.…

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    Charlene Ann McKinnon, 84

    Charlene Ann McKinnon, 84, of Hopkins was called to her heavenly home Sunday morning, June 23, 2019, at Allegan County Medical Care Community. Born April 12, 1935, in Dorr, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Nora Ann (Lynch) Gensler. She married Robert McKinnon on June 22, 1957, and they just celebrated 62 years of marriage. Charlene had worked as a medical assistant prior to retirement. She was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Watson Township. In her spare time, Charlene enjoyed gardening, painting and crafting. Charlene was a loving woman who thoroughly enjoyed taking care of others, not just her family but anyone in…

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    Darlene Rose Stumpf, 75

    Darlene Rose Stumpf, 75, of Fennville died Friday, June 21, 2019, at her home.  Darlene owned Flora Touch Florists in Fennville with her daughter for 20 years. She was on the board of education for the Garden Grove School for the handicapped in Illinois for many years. For relaxing Darlene enjoyed fishing and she loved her dogs Abby, Sissy and granddog Rylee. And she was there for her children “no matter what.” She was preceded in death by her mother, Frank and Rose Trobec. She is survived by her husband Joseph and children, Joseph Jr. Stumpf of Fennville and Darlene Stumpf and fiancé Rick Willingham of Fennville. A memorial service…

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    Gwendolyn Ellen Dunn, 67

    Gwendolyn Ellen Dunn, 67, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2019. Ellen was born on Nov. 30, 1951, in Detroit, the daughter of William Edward II and Harriet Gertrude Reinfeldt.  Ellen was a dedicated member of the Fountain of Truth Apostolic Tabernacle in Orangeville where she was active in the Dorcas group. She loved to socialize with others about her grandchildren and the weather.  Ellen is survived by her daughters, Tracy (Jon) Garcia, Jessica Tuer, Elizabeth Tuer, and Erica Sikes; son Bradley (Andrea) Sikes; nine grandchildren; a brother William Reinfeldt III; sisters, Kim Neihoff and Lynn Dietrich; and many cousins and church family.  Ellen was preceded in death by her parents,…

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    Kristi Ann Rastall, 62

    Kristi Ann Rastall, 62, of Saugatuck died Monday, June 17, 2019, at her home. Kris had a huge heart and was one who loved spending time with her kids and grandkids and could not turn away a stray dog. Kris enjoyed cooking, reading, the outdoors and being around any kind of water. She worked in the ICU at Holland Hospital for many years. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law Jack Rastall; husband Thomas Rastall; sister Gail Lord; and brother-in-law David Rastall. She is survived by her children, Heather and Joe Solomon of Spring Lake, Blake and Jennifer Upright of Vermontville, and Erika Rastall of Holland; 11 grandchildren; parents,…

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    Brandy Lynn Ridge, 45

    Brandy Lynn Ridge, 45, of Plainwell and formerly of Allegan, passed away June 2, 2019. She was born July 2, 1973. Brandy is survived by her mother Karen Ridge; daughter Rosalee Ridge; brother Stephan Ball; and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A memorial potluck picnic will be Saturday, July 27, from1 to 3 p.m. at Northside Park, Otsego. . Tags:  Allegan County News Obituary Ridge Brandy

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    Marilyn Jayne Allen, 74

    Marilyn Jayne Allen, 74, of Hamilton passed away Monday, June 17, 2019, at Wings Home in Allegan. Born Nov. 10, 1944, in Holland, she was the daughter of the late Owen John and Norma Esther (Phillips) Wakeman. She married Doulas Wesley Allen on April 15, 1966.  Marilyn had a passion for serving people through ministry. She was dedicated to raising her family, serving in her church, and missions. She was a teacher, dorm parent, secretary and principal for many years at Bethany Christian Mission Center in Kentucky. She also served at Middleman Ministries with her husband Doug for many years in various capacities.  She was a life time member and…

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    Thomas John Steel, 87

    Thomas John Steel, 87, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2019, in Grand Rapids. He was born in Grand Rapids on June 15, 1931, to Thomas A. and Dorothy Cowin Steel. Tom graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in 1949, and Michigan State University in 1954. At MSU, he met the love of his life, Margaret Ann Schank, and they married in 1955. Tom served as 1st Lt. in the United States Air Force stationed in Harlingen, Texas, where they spent their first married years. Moving back to the Midwest, Tom worked for more than 30 years in the commercial mortgage banking field, primarily in Chicago. He held the prestigious…