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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…

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    Marcus Otis (Marc) Waugh, 86

    On May 21, 2019, Marcus Otis (Marc) Waugh passed peacefully in his apartment at Porter Hills Village in Grand Rapids. Born Dec. 15, 1932, the only son of Ruth E. and Lloyd H. Waugh, Marc was a lifelong resident of Saugatuck until the passing of his wife Lynn Nadine Waugh (Resignol) on Nov. 9, 2009. They were married 49 years and resided at 346 Griffith St., from 1964 until Lynn’s death. Marc was born in the Saugatuck-Douglas hospital that now houses the Kirby hotel and restaurant. Marc attended Saugatuck Public Schools and was a member of the Graduating Class of 1951. He attended Western Michigan University for two years before…

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    Janet L. Hettinger, 81

    Janet L. Hettinger, 81, of Allegan passed away on June 11, 2019, at Wings Home in Allegan. Janet was born Sept. 15, 1937, to the late Howard and Susie Pierce of Otsego. She is survived by four children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her late husband John F. Hettinger and two sons. There will be a memorial service at 313 Depot Street in Gobles on June 29, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with an open house immediately following. . Tags:  Allegan County News Obituary Hettinger Janet

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    William ‘Berdoo Blue’ Lawson, 60

    In loving memory of William “Berdoo Blue” Lawson. He was born William Joseph Lawson on April 26, 1959, in Dayton, Ohio. He loved motorcycles, hunting, fishing, everything outdoors and mostly his family. He was a caring, righteous and loyal man that will be missed terribly by many.  “The cancer got him” and ended his suffering on June 3, 2019. Surviving family members are sister, Barbara Benson and family; his wife of over 30 years Shaun Lawson; son Blue Lawson; daughter Martha Gibson; grandchildren, Brooklynn Christine Reed, Charlie Nichols, Amber and William Gibson, Makayla, Jordan, Jacob and Leah.  Family members also include his aunts, uncles, cousins, chosen family, friends and his…

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    Evonna ‘Bonnie’ Beard, 80

    Evonna “Bonnie” Beard, 80, of Dorr went to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 25, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton “Bud” and Sylvia Brenner, and her infant brother Darl. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Otto “Sonny” Beard; her children, Ronda (Kevin) Gilbert and Scott (Heidi) Beard; grandchildren, Jessica (Cody) Milburn, Kristin (Tyler) VanderSyde, Mitchell (Becca) Gregory and Clayton Beard; brother Clayton “Shorty” Brenner; sisters-in-law, Marie VanKlompenberg and Margaret (Ron) Priest; brother-in-law Wendell (Sandy) Beard; and extended family and many close friends. Bonnie will be remembered as the friendly face and voice of Beard’s Produce where she worked for many years…

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    Matthew Morgan Montgomery, 42

    Matthew Morgan Montgomery, 42, of Allegan passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019.  Born March 1, 1977, in Marcum, Ill., he was the son of Sharon (Kocsis) Montgomery and the late Kenneth Ray Montgomery.  Matthew had worked for a variety of employers throughout his adult life but had most recently enjoyed his employment with Ropes Courses in Allegan. He loved to work on cars, lawnmowers and practically anything else with an engine. He was especially proud of the Cj5 Red Jeep that he built. Matthew was a devoted father and a dedicated uncle who helped to raise his niece and nephews. His family was the most important thing in the world…

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    Duane Francis Schraeder, 79

    Duane Francis Schraeder, 79, of Butler Township passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Promedica Coldwater Regional Hospital, unexpectedly, from natural causes. In keeping with his wishes, Duane has been cremated and a service will be Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at Oasis of Love Family Church in Coldwater with Pastor Harold Jewell officiating. Duane was born July 17, 1939, to Carl and Edith (Loew) Schraeder in Hopkins, where he grew up, attended school and the St. Paul Lutheran Church. He moved to Branch County in the 1980s and was married to Carolyn Hyatt, who preceded him in death in 2009. On May 18, 2018, he married Connie…

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    Barbara Roxbury, 81

    Barbara Roxbury, 81, of Hopkins passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at her home. Born July 1, 1937, in Holland, she was the daughter of the late Harry Raymond and Florence (VanderMeulen) Beekman and devoted wife of Thomas Lee Roxbury. Barbara was a member of Hopkins Community Reformed Church. She owned and operated Grandma Barb’s Daycare where she especially loved spoiling the babies. Barb was very interested in genealogy and traced her family tree through Scotland and the Netherlands. At home, she loved to watch the hummingbirds, orioles, and occasional woodpecker from her window. With a quick wit and loving heart, Barbara loved cracking jokes, giving instructions to her husband,…

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    Robert Lee Thomas Sr., 80

    Robert Lee Thomas Sr., 80, of Allegan passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Born July 3, 1938, in Allegan, he was the son of the late Earl and Leva (Frederick) Thomas and was the husband of Christine (Markoski) Thomas. Mr. Thomas joined the United States Marine Corps in 1955. He was honorably discharged in 1961, as a Lance Corporal. Mr. Thomas had worked for various companies and in many capacities including at Brunswick, TruHeat, ElectroHeat, Rockwell, Thomas Associates and Haworth. His greatest joy; however, came from his work as Chaplain at the Allegan County Jail where he was often lovingly referred to as…

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    Carol Joyce DeMull, 91

    On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, Carol Joyce DeMull passed away. She was born on April 26,1928, in Chicago, Ill., to Daniel and Nella Elston (Kammeraad). She attended Hope College, married and raised a family. Returning to work, she became a respiratory therapist and worked for many years at Metro Hospital, a job she truly enjoyed.  Carol was an accomplished seamstress, loved to shop, and had a deep Christian faith. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Ross DeMull, Jackie Myers and Joan DeMull; grandchildren, Rachel, Matthew, Nathan, Leah; and five great-grandchildren. Carol was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; son in law Millard “Butch” Myers; and great-grandchild…

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    Martha E. Snyder, 95

    Martha E. Snyder, 95, of Allegan passed away Monday, May 27, 2019, with family by her side at Ely Manor Nursing Home. She was born on March 30, 1924, in Chester, W.Va., to the late Fred W. and Pearl (Mellot) McGaffick.  She is survived by one son, Fred D. (Doug) Snyder, 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was married to William (Bill) Snyder in the Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo on May 7, 1955. William (Bill) passed away Feb. 28, 1989, in Baton Rogue, La.  She was preceded in death by three children, M. Sue Walters of Kalamazoo; Larry (Bud) Snyder of Gobles; Margaret (Peggy) Marino of Monroe, La.; and…

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    John ‘Jack’ R. Nash, 84

    John “Jack” R. Nash, 84, passed away in his home, surrounded by family, on May 31, 2019, at 2:55 p.m. Jack was born on Oct. 5, 1934, in Allegan, to Barbara Maxine Nash. He married Carolyn “Susie” (Walker) Nash on Oct.27, 1967, in Fennville. Jack is survived by his son Josh Nash of Mishawaka, Ind. and three daughters, Tonya Nash of Vicksburg, Kelly (Loren) Fairbotham of Mishawaka, Ind., and Challice (David) Dixon of Grand Rapids. Also surviving are his eight grandchildren, Jordan Nash of San Francisco, Calif., Chandler Nash of Shelby Township, Joseph (Derrick) Fairbotham of Elkhart, Ind., Austin Dixon of Chicago, Ill., Landan Nash of Rochester, Jesse Fairbotham of…

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    David Lee Jacobson, 60

    David Lee Jacobson, 60, of Otsego passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Rose Arbor Hospice. He was born Oct. 10, 1958, in Kalamazoo, to Otto and Nancy Jacobson. Dave loved the simple pleasures in life; chatting with family and friends, snacking on his favorite foods, watching old Westerns, and building puzzles. Dave had the biggest heart and he will be missed deeply by all who know him. He is survived by his mother Nancy; brothers, Gary and Jerry; sister, Lynn and her husband Ron; nieces, Karmin and Terri; and nephew Kalvin. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A service will be at a later date.…

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    Guadalupe Barajas Callejas, 85

    Guadalupe Barajas Callejas passed away peacefully on May 25, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was 85 years old. Guadalupe was a good father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, son, brother and friend, especially to those in need. Guadalupe was born in Dec. 12, 1933, in Edcouch, Texas, to the late Epifanio Artemio Callejas and Guadalupe Barajas. He was raised in Villagran, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Guadalupe was a hard worker, who loved to sing, garden and attend family events. He is survived by his former wife Juanita Robles Callejas and his children, Esther (Mark) Fifelski, Esteban (Melissa) Callejas, Roberto (Maris) Callejas, Nicomedes Callejas, Guadalupe Callejas, Naomi (Dave) Muyskens, Minerva Breeding (Jeremy), and Samuel…

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    Kathleen Ann Kibby, 72

    Kathleen Ann Kibby (Havaich), 72, of Allegan passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Wings Home in Allegan. Born Sept. 29, 1946, in Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Katherine (Furjanich) Havaich and was the wife of the late Ivan Harry Kibby.  Shortly following her high school graduation and at the young age of 17, Kathleen left home to go to work in Washington, D.C. for the Department of Defense as a secretary specializing in shorthand. She continued her work for the government for many years.  Kathleen later went to work as a salesperson for Discovery Toys. She loved meeting new people and sharing…

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    Ronda Sue Robinson, 55

    Ronda Sue Robinson, 55, of Hamilton passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Born Dec. 16, 1963, in Douglas, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Carol (Hildebrandt) Myers and the late Paul Butler and was the wife of Frederic “Fred” George Robinson. She worked as a realtor for many years and was the former owner of two jewelry stores, Dreams of Gold in Saugatuck and Allegan. In her spare time she enjoyed shopping, experiences and adventures with her family, grandchildren and friends. She battled a lot of sicknesses and triumphs and she went peacefully to be with our Lord. In addition to…

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    Cynthia Kollen, 93

    Cynthia Kollen, 93, of Saugatuck, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Cynthia was born May 9, 1926, in Zeeland to Jacob and Margaretha Van Dorp. She graduated from Zeeland High School and on Sept. 19, 1953, she married Benjamin Kollen.  Ben and Cindy opened Country Store Antiques in Saugatuck in 1953 and the Kollen family still owns their store 66 years later.  In 2009, Ben preceded her in death.  Cindy was a lifelong member of First Christian Reformed Church of Zeeland. She is survived by her daughter, Margo Kollen of Gobles; her son, Bentley and Anne Kollen (Morgan, Jonathan, Nathan, Ethan) of Zeeland; her son, Carlton and Rachael Kollen (Andrew,…

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    Linda J. Lorback (Wiley), 79

    Linda J. Lorback (Wiley), 79, of Allegan passed away at home on May 22, 2019. She is survived by brother Glenn (Ruth) Wiley; daughters, Diana (Rod) Terpstra, Laurie (Gary) Wray and Terri Merkel; 10 grandkids; and 14 great-grandkids. Donations can be made to Wings of Hope Hospice Allegan. . Tags:  Allegan County News Obituary Lorback Linda

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    John Lee Kelley, 77

    October 19, 1941 – October 27, 2018 OPEN HOUSE Saturday June 1, 2019; 2-5 p.m. 4635 112th Avenue, Pullman, MI Join us for an afternoon luncheon to Celebrate together and share our best memories and moments of John Lee: October 19, 1941 – to October 27, 2018. . Tags:  Allegan County News obituary service Kelley John

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    Branden Hunter Morris, 16

    Branden Hunter Morris, 16, of Pullman, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born Feb. 10, 2003, in Holland, to Stacy Gentry and Charles “Chuck” Morris.  Branden was in the ninth grade at Fennville High School. He loved BMX biking, Play Station 4 and rap music. Branden liked being outdoors, especially fishing.  He was preceded in death by his father, Chuck Morris who died in 2007. Surviving are his mother, Stacy Gentry of Pullman; sisters, Erika (fiancé Morgan Bolles) Gentry of Fennville and Trisha Morris of Georgia; brothers, Charles Morris III of Jonesboro, Mo., and Jonathan (Andrea) Guthrie of Grand Junction; grandparents, Faye…

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    Betty Klage, 90

    Betty Klage, retired Douglas business owner and Herman Miller legal assistant, died in Saugatuck on May 14, 2019, at the age of 90. After graduating from Thorton Fractional High School in Calumet City, Ill., Betty married her high school sweetheart Bill. Following a tour as Navy wife, she raised five children in Munster, Ind. Betty and Bill instilled in their children a love for outdoor activities including camping, boating around Lake Michigan and skiing the mountains of Colorado. After moving to the Saugatuck area, they owned and operated Lakeview Lanes. Betty had an incredible zest for life and was well known for frequently breaking into song. After moving to Stuart,…

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    Frances Mae Brown, 82

    Frances Mae Brown, 82, of Allegan passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at her home. Born Nov. 29, 1936, in Allegan, she was the daughter of the late Irwin and Pauline (Root) Hazen and was the wife of Melvin Wayne Brown.  Mrs. Brown had worked for McGowan’s Men’s Store for many years before going to work for the United States Postal Service, from which she eventually retired. She attended First Congregational Church for many years and was very actively involved with the Congregational Kitchen.  Mrs. Brown was an avid golfer. She played for 38 years at Lake Monterey Golf Course. Bowling was another of her favorite past times. She had…

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    Phyllis Joan Lown, 81

    Phyllis Joan Lown, 81, of Allegan went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 13, 2019, at Wings Home in Allegan. Born June 10, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Fannie (Kilgore) Keeley and was the wife of the late Harold Amos Lown.  Mrs. Lown was retired from the Michigan Fruit Canners in Fennville after 45 years of employment. She enjoyed watching Westerns alongside her furry companions, Scooter, Ace and Rumple. She and her son shared a love for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons and Michigan basketball. Mrs. Lown was also a talented gardener and loved spending time tending to her flowers. She…

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    Sharon Lee Shanahan Weber, 76

    Sharon Lee Shanahan Weber, 76, of Sarasota and Saugatuck, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on May 8, 2019. She was born in Elmhurst, Ill., on April 29, 1943 and grew up in Glen Ellyn. Preceded in death by her parents, A. Burton and Ruth V. Hall, and brothers Warren and Bob, Sharon is survived by her husband Fred of 29 years, her brother Burt “Chip” Hall and his wife Sue, and her sister Sandra Janos and her husband Richard. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Following a successful career in computer sales, she retired. Sharon loved to share time with family and friends,…

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    Toni Marie (Tuckerman) Carter, 50

    Toni Marie (Tuckerman) Carter, 50, of Houston, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 25, 2018. Moving to Texas, she started her career at Tomball schools in 1992. She was a second grade teacher at Willow Creek Elementary School in Tomball, Texas. Toni was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Houston, where a Memorial Mass was held on Jan. 4, 2019. Through marriage with Jeff Carter in March 2001, she was a devoted mother of Kelly Carter and Jamie Carter, both of whom survive her. She is also survived by parents Tom and Sondra Clark; sister Tara Kimball; brother John (Dawn) Tuckerman; grandmother Madeline Clark; as well as many…

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    Robert E. “Bob” Bellingar, 90

    Robert E. “Bob” Bellingar, 90, of Plainwell passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Kalamazoo. He was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Watson Township to Lynn and Martha (Bump) Bellingar. Bob served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II. He had worked as an electrician with IBEW No. 131 for many years. In his free time Bob enjoyed puttering around, playing golf, doing yard work, especially mowing his lawn, fishing, square and round dancing, camping and birdwatching. Bob loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially Liam and Liza. He was a member of the Otsego Elk and a life member of the Otsego…

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    James Dean Lynn, 80

    James Dean Lynn, 80, of Galesburg, died unexpectedly in his home on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Jim was born on Jan. 20, 1939, in Petoskey, to Delbert and Arleen Lynn of Bellaire.  Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing from childhood into adulthood. The younger of two boys, he grew up on the family farm. He earned enough to put himself through college by raising dachshunds. He graduated twice from Central Michigan University, once with a Bachelor of Science degree and a second time with a Master’s Degree in Education. Jim met Margaret Ann Murray from East Jordan at CMU and they married on June 24, 1961. Jim started his career in…

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    Roger Donald Ratekin, 69

    Roger Donald Ratekin, 69, of Berkley passed away at his home on Monday, May 6, 2019. He was born Sunday, Feb. 26, 1950, in Ames, Iowa to Donald and Anna Ailee (Campell) Ratekin. The family moved to Allegan, where Roger graduated from Allegan High School. He then graduated from Ferris State University where he was named Man of the Year in 1972. Work brought him to Royal Oak where he met and married his loving and caring wife April (Koss) Ratekin on Feb. 25, 1978. He is survived by his wife of 41 years April (Koss) Ratekin and their children Robert (Julie) Ratekin and Amanda (Jacob) Sullivan. He was the…

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    Thomas Marvin Fargo, 65

    Thomas “Tom” Marvin Fargo of Allegan passed away at home on May 3, 2019, after a brief illness surrounded by loved ones. He was 65. Tom, or as he often introduced himself ‘Thomas Marvin Fargo of the World,” was born July 22, 1953, in Dowagiac. Aside from a few months’ work in Arizona, he was a lifelong resident of Michigan. He worked in the steel industry for more than 30 years, retiring in 2004. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, as well as a former state champion trap shooter. Living in Southwest Michigan gave him plenty of opportunity to indulge in two of his favorite hobbies, snow plowing and…

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    Cheryl Joyce, 80

    It’s with great sadness that the family of Cheryl Joyce announces her passing after a brief illness on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the age of 80. Born Sept. 7, 1938, to Howard and Lois Eckley, Cheryl will be lovingly remembered by her children. She was raised in Tekamah, Neb., and the most important thing to her was family. Surviving children are Grant (Sherrie) Iske, Denise Osborn, Michelle Iske, Dennis (Janet) Joyce, Kevin (Liz) Joyce, Kathy Hensley, Mark (Lorna) Joyce and Lisa Joyce; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and cousins and friends. Cheryl was a long-time member of the Allegan community, working for the Chamber of Commerce, Allegan County Board of…

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    Eugene “Gene” S. Cronkhite, 83

    Eugene “Gene” S. Cronkhite, 83, of Otsego died May 4, 2019, at Wings Home in Allegan. Gene will be lovingly remembered by his son Kelly J. Cronkhite, his daughter/son-in-law Lorie and Mike Bartz, his granddaughters McKensie and Samantha and several nieces and nephews.  He attended Otsego High School and was a veteran of the United States Army where he finished his high school academics, received the good conduct medal and served his time in Alaska.   For many years Gene worked for Michigan Cottage Cheese and retired from Yoplait USA where he was a member of the Teamsters and Union Steward. For most of his life he enjoyed gardening, hunting, playing…

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    Carol Jane (Thake) Bulson, 77

    Carol Jane (Thake) Bulson born Oct. 5, 1941, died peacefully on May 4, 2019, with her loving husband and family at her side.  Carol is survived by her husband of 56 years, Donald Bulson; children, Nancy and Kip Kauffman of Holland, son Andy and Laurie Bulson of Inverness, Ill.; and eight grandchildren, Sierra and Logan Bulson, Benjamin, William, and Hillary Kauff-man, Drew, Maddy, and Jack Bulson; and one great-granddaughter Everleigh Bulson. Carol is also sur-vived by her loving sister Barb McGee and her hus-band Don.  She was preceded in death by her son Theodore (Ted) Bulson; brothers, Robert, Johnny, and Jerry Thake; and her parents, William and Minnie Thake. A…