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    Halbert Stanton Sands, 90

    Halbert Stanton Sands, 90, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019, at Sentinel Pointe Senior Living in Grand Rapids. Hal was the only child born to Herbert and Gladys Sands. He grew up in Springfield, Missouri, graduating from Springfield Central High and Southwest Missouri University where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Hal served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Jeanne on Oct. 8, 1950. After college and military service, Hal and Jeanne moved to Plainwell. Hal served as teacher, coach and administrator at Plainwell High School from 1955 to 1985. Hal and Jeanne retired to Naples, Fla., until 2015, when they moved back to Michigan…

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    Stella Mae Mckeown Vahue, 89

    Stella Mae Mckeown Vahue passed away on Aug. 10, 2019, at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry L. Vahue. She is survived by her children Garry Vahue and Janice Vahue Ofalla and also by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 323 Cutler St., Allegan, MI  49010. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First Congregational Church. . Tags:  Allegan County News Obituary Vahue Stella

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    Norma Sherwood, 101

    Norma Sherwood, former South Haven resident, passed away at the age of 101 on April 24, 2019.  Norma was surrounded by family and friends when she passed peacefully at her retirement residence in Florida.  Norma was born on March 27, 1918, in Kansas City, Mo., to Stanley and Mary Catherine Severinghaus.  Norma was the third oldest of six siblings, many of whom enjoyed longevity similar to Norma’s. The brothers and sisters remained close throughout their lifetimes; and Norma took pleasure in traveling out of state to visit her siblings, and routinely did so right up to her 100th birthday.  When Norma was an infant, her family moved to South Haven,…

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    Joyce Marie Kolbeck, 88

    Joyce Marie Kolbeck, 88, of Allegan passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at Ely Manor. Born Dec. 1, 1930, in Otsego, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Persley and Hazel (VanHouten) Brown and was the wife of the late Eugene Arthur Meade and Alois Kolbeck.  When she was not tending to the variety of animals on her mini hobby farm, she enjoyed spending time crocheting. Mrs. Kolbeck is survived by her children, Linda Hermenitt, George (Lisa) Meade, Herb Meade, Harry (Kathy) Meade, Kenneth (Elizabeth) Meade, Michael Meade and Larry (Helen) Meade; her sisters, Neva Wallace and Helen Wallace; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Along with her parents…

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    Thomas Charles Moon, 79

    On Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, Thomas Charles Moon, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at the age of 79 at his home in Delton. Tom was born on April 1, 1940, in Detroit, to Thomas Lloyd Moon and Alice June Moon. He grew up in Plainwell where he was called “Tommy” by all who knew him. An avid scholar-athlete at Plainwell High School, Tom excelled in both the classroom and in football, basketball and track. Tom was also a committed member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he was a member of the Order of the Arrow and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Tom graduated with…

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    Sally Ann Miller, 82

    Sally Ann Miller, 82, of Allegan passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, following years of battling health issues. Through her final months, she received special care at Ely Manor where she made friends with all. Born May 9, 1937, in Indiana, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John W. “Jack” and Blanche E. (Wolfe) Williams and was the wife of the late Dean Charles Miller.  Sally loved talking with people, whether it be a stranger in a store or chatting with friends over a meal. She loved and supported her family and friends unconditionally.  Spending time on the telephone was a favorite pastime of Sally’s as it helped…

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    Steven E. Klingenberg, 67

    Steven E. Klingenberg, 67, of Saugatuck and Ft. Lauderdale Fla., died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids. Born in Holland, Steve graduated from Holland High School class of 1969. He was co-owner of Major Brands Oil and Performance Plus Oil Changes. He is survived by his sons, Kyle (Mandy) Klingenberg and Justin (Melissa) Klingenberg, both of Holland; grandchildren, Olivia, Esmay and Finley; mother Ann Klingenberg of Holland; brother Rodney (Karen) Klingenberg of Holland; as well as nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m., at Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Road, Holland, with Rev. Anna Radcliffe officiating. Burial will be…

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    Nancy J. Heilig, 85

    Nancy J. Heilig, 85, of Plainwell passed away Thursday, Aug.ust 8, 2019, at Wings Home in Allegan. She was born Dec. 24, 1933, in Rutherfordton, N.C., the daughter of Adele Hyder. Nancy had owned and operated Western Michigan Financial Services for more than 20 years. After retiring she started two non-profit organizations, Good Hands of Plainwell and Bridges of Hope of Allegan County. Nancy also assisted in starting Sylvia’s Place and Wings of Hope Hospice. She was a member of the DDA, Chamber of Commerce and was a charter member of Hope Lutheran Church. On May 23, 1953, in Newport, N.C., she married Jennings Heilig who survives. Also surviving are…

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    Janice Lee (Wadsworth) Keith, 58

    On July 29, 2019, Janice Lee (Wadsworth) Keith was called to heaven to be with her Lord. Janice was born Jan. 20, 1961, in Kalamazoo. She was preceded in death by her sister LuAnn (Hamm) Dekilder and step brother Roe Johnson. Jan is survived by her husband of 42 years John Ray Keith of Plainwell; her mother, Joann (Rocky) Johnson of Allegan; daughter Faith (William) Davis of Lennon MI; son John (Kerry) Keith of Allegan; five grandchildren; Daniell Davis, Charles Keith, James Davis, Amanda Keith and Alexander Keith; sister Rachel Wadsworth of Kalamazoo; sister Virginia (Bruce) Hopson of Fennville; sister Loretta Smith of Kalamazoo; sister Beth Hamm of Allegan; brother…

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    Jeanne Neuhaus, 83

    Jeanne Neuhaus, 83, of Hopkins passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Metro Health Hospital. Born Sept. 10, 1935, in Grand Rapids, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Stella (Babinski) Heim. She met Michael Neuhaus while attending a Catholic youth group and they married in 1959. Michael preceded her in death in 1999 after spending more than 40 years together. Mrs. Neuhaus was a dedicated member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church for over 40 years where she served on the Altar Society and belonged to Our Lady Queen of Heaven Circle. She had worked for Weick’s Grocery Store for 13 years and later for the Allegan County…

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    Janice Lee (Wadsworth) Keith, 58, of Plainwell

    On July 29, 2019, Janice Lee (Wadsworth) Keith was called to heaven to be with her Lord. Janice was born Jan. 20, 1961, in Kalamazoo. She was proceeded in death by her sister LuAnn (Hamm) Dekilder and step brother Roe Johnson. Jan is survived by her husband of 42 years John Ray Keith of Plainwell; her mother, Joann (Rocky) Johnson of Allegan; daughter Faith (William) Davis of Lennon MI; son John (Kerry) Keith of Allegan; five grandchildren; Daniell Davis, Charles Keith, James Davis, Amanda Keith and Alexander Keith; sister Rachel Wadsworth of Kalamazoo; sister Virginia (Bruce) Hopson of Fennville; sister Loretta Smith of Kalamazoo; sister Beth Hamm of Allegan; brother…

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    Isabelle M. ‘Liz’ Kong, 89

    Isabelle M. “Liz” Kong, 89, passed away July 9, 2019, at Rehoboth Oaks Assisted Living in Dorr. She was born Nov. 17, 1929, in St. Louis County, Missouri, the daughter of Ignacio Marie and Guadalupe (Gomez) de Uriarte. Surviving are her children, Robbie Melton of Hawaii, Ann Kong of California, Dave Kong of California and Randy Kong of Iowa; her siblings Irene Ruga, Raymond de Uriarte and Thomas Uriarte; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of life service will be Saturday, August 17, at 11 a.m. at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Contributions in…

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    Vincent H. Beckman III, 74

    In Memory of Vincent H. Beckman III It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Attorney Vincent H. Beckman III, 74, of Chicago, Ill., and Saugatuck. Born in St Louis, Mo., on Sept. 30, 1944, Vincent Beckman III was the son of Elizabeth Desloge and Vincent Beckman Jr., and loving husband of Carmen J. Beckman. He passed into the arms of God on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Vincent Beckman grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he attended St. Xavier High School. He received a B.A. from Notre Dame University, a Masters in Sociology from University of Chicago and a J.D. from Northwestern University, which…

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    Betty Jean Truax, 93 of Shelbyville

    Betty Jean Truax, 93 of Shelbyville, passed away at her home on July 31, 2019. She was born May 20, 1926 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of the late George and Jessie (Sweezy) Hammer. Betty was a wonderful seamstress and worked for Kesslers most of her life.  She is survived by her children, Gary (Betty) Truax, Darlene (Fred) Morley, Bruce (Sharon) Truax, and Neil (Linda Simmons) Truax; her son-in-law, Kenneth Thomas; her sister, Donna Youtzy; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Truax, and daughter, Janice Thomas; her brothers, Larry (Myrna) Hammer, Wendel (Rose) Hammer, Grant (Beulah) Hammer and Ed…

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    Janet Rund

    Janet Elizabeth Perkins Rund passed away from Alzheimer’s disease on July 28, 2019. She was peaceful and surrounded by her loving husband and children. Her family is grateful to the staff and caregivers at Freedom Village for their partnership and care over the years. Janet was born in Chicago, Ill., to Alfred and Dorothy Perkins. She has four siblings, Barbara Wright, Arthur Perkins, Carol Williams and Marilyn Biery. Janet grew up in Illinois and Indiana and attended Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., where she earned a nursing degree and met her best friend and husband-to-be Austin Rund. They married on Sept. 18, 1976, settled in Decatur and raised three children,…

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    Frank Albert Blank, 82

    Frank Albert Blank, 82, of Hopkins passed away Monday, July 29, 2019, at his home.  Born Aug. 21, 1936, in Crete, Ill., he was the son of the late Frank and Elsie (Dehn) Blank and the husband of the late Arlene (Schaendorf) Blank.  Frank worked for the Teamsters and also was a farmer. His true passions were time spent hunting and fishing and maybe relaxing with a little Canadian Mist. Frank and his wife, Arlene, always enjoyed creating wonderful memories with their grandchildren.  Surviving are his two children, John Blank (and his wife, Marcy Hazen) and Karyn Blank; three grandchildren, Zachary J. Blank, Logan F. Blank and Briana B. Cronk;…

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    Janet Ilene Westfahl, 82

    Janet Ilene Westfahl, 82, of Hopkins passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, at Railside Assisted Living in Byron Center with her friend, Hannah Hensel present.  Born Jan. 1, 1937, in Grand Rapids, Janet was the daughter of the late Clarence and Nellie (Schribner) Solomon and the wife of the late William Carl Westfahl Jr.  She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Wayland and dedicated to her Lord. Janet had a kind and giving heart and she enjoyed taking care of her family, especially doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She is survived by her children, Sharilyn Westfahl, Jeff McLochlin, Jesse McLochlin, Jancy McLochlin and Jerry McLochlin; her…

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    Alex Bardocz, 45

    Alex Bardocz, 45, of Allegan passed away on July 24, 2019. Born Sept. 19, 1973, in Livonia, he was the son of the late Alexander (Art) and Donnie (Garlen) Bardocz. He was preceded in death by his son Matthew Bardocz and his brother Douglas Bardocz.  He is survived by his sons, Jacob Bardocz and Jaiden Milward; his siblings, Steve (Donna) Bardocz, Bill (Shelley) Bardocz, Tim (Pam) Curtis, Steve (Patty) Curtis, Gary (Linda) Curtis, Becky Bardocz and Sally (David) Sturgis; and many nephews and nieces. Alex had a kind heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He had a passion for anything with wheels and  enjoyed attending auto…

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    William John Petter, 93

    William John Petter, 93, of South Haven passed away July 20, 2019, at his home under Hospice care.  William, oldest of eight children, was born to Blanche and William Petter in Ellsworth (population 250) situated six miles west of East Jordan along a chain of lakes connecting Lake Bellaire to the south. Whenever asked what it was like growing up during the Great Depression, Bill would say, “No one in Ellsworth really knew there was a depression because no one had any money to begin with. The only difference was that more guys came back home from the city.” After a childhood of hunting, fishing and picking beans on Grandpa’s…

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    Raymond Dansfield, 83

    Raymond “Ray” Dansfield went to the Lord on Dec. 21, 2018, after a brief illness resulting from a fall at his home in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Community Church of Douglas, 6874 Wiley Road, Douglas, MI; on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. Ray was born in St. Joseph on Nov. 2, 1935. His father was Frank Denison, a well-known yacht builder in both Saugatuck and Fort Lauderdale, and his mother was Gladys (Petersen) Dansfield of St. Joseph who married Frank Dansfield, and who raised Ray as his son. Ray’s wife and soul mate of 32 years, and who preceded his death, was…

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    Constance Graves Deam, 86

    Constance Graves Deam passed away peacefully at her home in San Luis Obispo, Calif., on July 20, 2019. She was 86. A graduate of Michigan State College, Connie grew up in Royal Oak and spent her summers in Saugatuck. In addition to enjoying the beach and swimming there, she spent time in her uncle Carl Bird’s boat building workshop, which contributed to her lifelong passion of working with her hands creatively. She always had a project underway and could be found re-caning chairs, fixing a canoe or upholstering furniture (most of which she rescued from the dumpster), and she as likely had paint spattered on her cheeks as makeup.  She…

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    Dorothy Irene Scott, 91

    Dorothy Irene (Spencer) Scott, 91, of Allegan and formerly of Casco Township passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Briarwood Assisted Living.  Born Aug. 9, 1927, in South Haven, she was the daughter of the late Floyd A. and Corlan (Lyman) Spencer. She married George W. Scott on June 29, 1947, at the family home in Casco Township.  Mrs. Scott was a lifetime member of Casco United Methodist Church. She attended Beechdale School in Casco Township as a child, graduated from South Haven High School and later attended Michigan State University.  Mrs. Scott worked as a legal secretary for 10 years in Bangor and retired from Allegan County as a…

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    Lorene Disselkoen, 90

    Lorene Disselkoen, 90, finished her earthly race and joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, July 22, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence, sister-in-law Nell Morren, and by her nephew Mike Morren. She is survived by her five children, Randy (Terri) Disselkoen, Jack Disselkoen, Merry (Mike) Vermeer, Dan (Diane) Disselkoen, and Laurie (Randy) Elders; her grandchildren, Robyn (Daniel) Russell, Kaitlyn (Justin) Swan, Steve (Christa) Disselkoen, Grant (Kaitlin) Vermeer, Drew (Jenna) Vermeer, Nick (Sarah) Disselkoen, Tony Disselkoen, DJ Disselkoen, Trent (Kelly) Elders, Tara (Graham) Schultze and Troy Elders; and great grandchildren, Abbie Disselkoen and Jonah Swan. She also leaves behind her brothers Clyde Morren, Jon Morren,…

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    Bernard Leon Sheaffer Jr., 84

    Bernard Leon “Sonny” Sheaffer Jr., 84, of Allegan passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Wings Home.  Born Aug. 20, 1934, in Allegan, he was the son of the late Bernard Lee and Cornelia Sheaffer. He was a member of the graduating class of 1952 of Allegan High School. On June 27, 1959, Sonny married Eleanor Mae Reimink and they recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. He retired from Eaton Corporation after 30 years of service as a machinist and was a proud member of the UAW Union. Other memberships included the Allegan Eagles Club, Otsego Moose Lodge 345 Chapter 672, Fennville and Allegan Rod and Gun Clubs and the NRA. …

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    Diana Lynn Vickers, 67

    Diana “Dee Dee” Lynn Vickers was born on Nov. 14, 1951, in Michigan City, Ind., she entered Heaven’s gates on July 17, 2019. A loving wife, mother, sister, NaNa and friend who was loved by many. She enjoyed traveling the world one of her most favorite trips was her love for Africa which she visited twice with her husband Jeff, son Sam and then grandsons’ Tyler and Bailey. Her love for paddle-boarding with Gunner (their golden-lab), kayaking and boating on the beautiful Kalamazoo river took up most of her summer days, while at night, she owned and managed her restaurant The Wild Dog Grille from June 2007 to Oct. 2018.…

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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,…