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    Amara Pureifoy- Slaughter

    Amara Pureifoy-Slaughter was born November 30, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan to Calvin and Helen Jones. Amara feel asleep in death on Friday, February 22, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was prec …

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    Wayne Harris Sr

    Wayne Raynard Harris Sr., age 59, was born July 10, 1959 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Enell Harris and Rebecca Ann Harris. Wayne went to be with his lord Saturday, February 02, 2019 surrounded …

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    William Wright

    William Polk Wright, age 91, was born August 09, 1927 in Rockwood, Tennessee to Louis T. Wright, and Hettie Wright. William went to be with his lord Thursday, January 31,2019 surrounded by his …

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    Harold Hitchcock

    Harold Dean Hitchcock, age 87, was born July 17, 1931 in Athens, Tennessee to Frank Hitchcock and Dorothy Hitchcock. Harold went to be with his lord on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 surrounded by …

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    Alberta Walker

    Alberta Walker, age 89 , was born January 30, 1930 in Memphis, Tennessee to Jessie Phillips and Luciele Hunter. Alberta went to be with her lord Monday, January 28, 2019 surrounded by her famil …

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    Carla Taylor

    Carla Michelle Taylor, age 50, was born May 05, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois to Lloyd Wayne Taylor and Deborah Autman. Carla went to be with her lord Wednesday, January 02, 2019. She was preceded …

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    Barry Brownridge Jr

    Barry Brownridge Jr. was born July 17, 1944 in West Point, Mississippi to Barry Sr. and Doris Brownridge. Barry went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 surrounded by his family. He …

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    Marihya Harris

    Marihya Maylee Harris, age 9, was born September 19, 2009 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Kenneth Harris Jr. and Latrice Maze. Marihya went to be with her lord Friday, December 28, 2018. She was p …

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    Sharon Rucker

    Sharon Lett (Rucker) was born April 25, 1943 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Arnold and Belinda Lett. Sharon went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 27, 2018 surrounded by her family. She wa …

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    Lucille Williams

    Lucille Williams, age 102, was born May 14, 1915 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Joe Williams and Viola Williams. Lucille went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 27, 2018 surrounded by her f …

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    Tyson Coleman

    Tyson James Coleman was born November 11, 1983 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to James Lee Fruge and Endora Coleman. Tyson went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 surrounded by his …

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    Rommie Young

    Rommie Lee Young, age 80, was born September 18, 1938 in Oakfield, Georgia to Leroy Young and Mary Lizzie Holder. Rommie went to be with his lord on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 surrounded by his …

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    Glenn Harris

    Glenn Allen Harris was born August 08, 1958 in Holland, Michigan to William Marshall and Pinkie Harris. Glenn went to be with his Lord on Friday, December 14, 2018 surrounded by his family. He …

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    Filipa Smith-Jones

    Filipa Lamoine Smith-Jones, age 53, was born November, 10, 1965 in Jackson, Michigan to Philip Smith and Elyse Evon Smith-Jones. Filipa went to be with her lord Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Sh …

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    Dorothia Upton

    Dorthia Maybella Upton, age 87, was born April 10, 1931 in Rockwood, Tennessee to John M Brown and Rosalee Brown. Dorthia worked as a Security Guard at Union High School for 20 years.She really …

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    Sharon Burton

    Sharon Lee Burton, age 79, was born September 03, 1939 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Maurice Weekly and Lorraine Newton. Sharon worked for General Motors for 30 years. She enjoyed bowling, churc …

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    David Covington

    David Covington, age 59, was born August 09, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri to Thomas Covington and Inez Covington. David went to be with the lord on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 surrounded by his f …

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    Jeremy Daniel Geluso

    Jeremy Daniel Geluso, age 39, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Jim Geluso and his son Jeremy Geluso Jr. He is survived by his chidren, Jordan and Gina Geluso; girlfriend, Judy Green; mother, Patricia Geluso and grandmother, Vivian Geluso. A Celebration of Life to honor Jeremy will be 1:00 PM – 2 PM Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Family Tavern in Alto, MI then to continue at Woody’s Sports Bar in Wyoming, MI on Sunday.

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    Lambertus (Bert) Reus

    Lambertus (Bert) Reus age 95 of Grand Rapids passed away early September 30, 2018 after battling cancer for the fifth time. Bert was born in the Netherlands and at the age of 4 travelled to this country with his parents and sister crossing the ocean on a large ship, eventually settling in Grand Rapids. He was the oldest and only son, of Alice and Cornelius Reus. Bert grew up on Leonard St near College, attended St Alphonsus grade school and graduated from Davis Tech. He honorably served his country during WWII in the US Army in the South Pacific. After his service he married his hometown sweetheart, Virginia, (72 years…

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    Mrs. Marilyn Zost

    Mrs. Marilyn Zost age 87 of Grand Rapids passed away peacefully September 26, 2018. Preceded in death by her husband Dr. Bernard Zost, parents John and Gertrude Junewick sister Kathleen Johnson and her grandson Zonnie Olk-Szost, niece Judy Horrigan. Surviving are her children; Marilyn Szost, Gregory (Melissa) Zost, Kenneth (Loretta) Zost, Dr. Michael (Dr. Deana) Zost, Joslyn Zost and Bernard (Tammy) Zost, 16 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, brother Jack (Christie Lefley) Junewick, sister-in-law Carol Szost and many relatives and friends. Marilyn was a devoted mother, raising six children as a widow. She was a 1948 graduate of Mount Mercy Academy. She was involved in numerous activities at school for her…

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    Mr. Michael E. Stapleton

    Mr. Michael E. Stapleton age 70 of Jenison went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Monday September 24, 2018. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 46 years Ruth Stapleton (Balulis); his son Eric and his grandchildren Joseph and Alexus; his brother Kevin (Julie) Stapleton; nieces Emily and Lisa; nephews Blake and Matt; his sisters in law Joy (Larry) Jansma, Fran (Jim) Gager; brothers in law Harry Balulis (his military brother), David (Diane) Balulis, Tom (Arty) Balulis, Terry Wimpee and many nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by his parents Philip and Evangeline Stapleton, also his sister Kathleen Zobro and his sister in law Nancy…

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    Mrs. Clara S. Krezelewski (Madura)

    Mrs. Clara S. Krezelewski (Madura) age 96 of Grand Rapids went to be with the Lord on Monday September 24, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard, and her sons Gregory and Brian. Clara is survived by her children Karen Smith and Lori (Jerry) Gessler; her grandchildren Erin Smith, Lance (Danielle) Burzynski, and Lisa Stanard; great grandchildren Madison Smith, Skylar Thorpe, Hayden, Lily and Audrey Stanard, Lance Burzynski; sister Catherine Hodyna; many nieces and nephews. Clara was a longtime member of St. Isidore Church. She retired from Applied Arts in 1985. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:00 AM at St. Isidore Church…

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    Mrs. Constance "Connie" A. Milito

    Mrs. Constance “Connie” A. Milito age 81 of Grand Rapids went to be with the Lord on Monday September 24, 2018. She was preceded in death by her daughter Laura Ann, her sister Diane Boos and her brother James Porter. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 58 years Vincent P. Milito; her children Lynn (Thomas) Pechumer, Maria (Timothy) Johnson, Denise (David) Milito-Stockwell, Vincent (Rebekah) Milito; 9 grandchildren Scott (Dana), Sarah, Taylor, Sophie, Bennett, Harlan, Dante, Amelia and Eliora; 2 great grandchildren Gavin and Hazel; many relatives and friends. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday at 11:00 AM at St. Alphonsus Church where the family will receive…

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    Mr. Eldon A. Butler

    Mr. Eldon A. Butler age 90 of Grand Rapids went to be with the Lord on Friday September 21, 2018. He now rejoins his wife of 60 years Marie Butler. Eldon is survived by his children Patricia Wendt, Robert (Marie) Butler, Mary (Kevin) Mac Conley, Therese (Eric) Thomasma, Eric (Betty) Butler, and Kathleen (Tom) Bowman; 26 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sister in law Minnie Butler; several nieces and nephews. He served his country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Eldon was a longtime active member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and worked for many years with the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He enjoyed the…

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    Marian Wicks

    Mrs. Marian Wicks, age 77 of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully Friday September 21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Sarah Weaver, siblings John, Harvey, Betty and Barbara Weaver. Surviving are: her loving husband Gerald; children Ruth (Len) Ekema, Sarah (Eric) VanZytveld, Esther Wicks, Robert Wicks, and Mark Wicks; grandchildren Matthew, Rebekah, Isaiah, and Samuel; great grandchildren Matthew and Adessa; siblings Martha, Andy (Verba), Emmy, Elizabeth, and Sarah (Don); many nieces and nephews. Marian was faithful to the Lord and a loving wife and mother who will be deeply missed by her family. The funeral service will be celebrated Wednesday September 26 at 11 AM…

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    Mrs. Patricia A. Sandel

    Mrs. Patricia A. Sandel (Szopinski), age 77 of Grand Haven, passed away peacefully Friday September 21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Case and Margaret Szopinski, her brothers, Thomas and Daniel Szopinski, and her daughter, Catherine Jennings. Surviving are: her husband Howard; her children Diana Smith and Steve Sandel; grandchildren Jason, Ryan, and Amanda Smith, Ashley, Zachary, and Haley Sandel; 5 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and close relatives. Pat kept busy with many hobbies such as sewing, knitting, gardening and fishing, among many others. She enjoyed entertaining her family on the holidays and many other special occasions. She will be greatly missed by all who knew…

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    Mark Dufresne

    Mr. Mark Dufresne passed away September 17, 2018 after life-long disabilities. He is preceded in death by his mother, Therese Dufresne. He is survived by his father, Emile Dufresne; brother Paul Dufresne; sisters Suzanne Dufresne, Marie (Cary) Stougaard and Jeanne (Ken) Liupakka; several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday September 20, 2018 at St. Isidore Catholic Church at 10:00 am with visitation in church one hour before Mass. Contributions in Mark’s memory may be made to Hope Network Foundation, 3075 Orchard Vista SE, PO Box 890. Grand Rapids, MI 49518-0890 or Servants Center, PO Box F, Grand Rapids MI 49501

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    Mrs. June L. Downer (Dodge)

    Mrs. June L. Downer (Dodge) age 94, of Grand Rapids, passed away Thursday September 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 74 years Edwin and her infant son. She is survived by her four children Gregory (Patricia) Downer, Cynthia (Dean) Malm, Thomas (Cynthia) Downer, Daniel (Patricia) Downer; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and their families. She volunteered for several years at Villa Elizabeth. June was a longtime member of the Basilica of St. Adalbert where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday September 18th at 11:00 AM. She will repose at the church one hour…

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    Sister Bernadette Mooney, OP,

    Sister Bernadette Mooney ,OP, of Grand Rapids (born in Ionia, MI) died September 10, 2018. She was 85 years old and a Dominican Sister for 66 years. Sister Bernadette earned a bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College; a M.A.R.E. (Masters in the Art of Religious Education) degree from St. Paul Seminary, Saginaw; and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Sr. Bernadette served as a teacher at St. Philomena in Beal City; St. Andrew, St. Alphonsus, Marywood Academy, and St. Stephen, Grand Rapids; St. Francis, Traverse City; Holy Rosary Academy, Bay City; St. John, Essexville; St. Mary, Lake Leelanau; SS. Peter and Paul, Saginaw; and Catholic Central, Muskegon.…

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    Merrie DeVoe

    Merrie DeVoe, aged 76, left her earthly body and joined her husband, Mick, in heaven August 20, 2018 while on vacation in Rome, Italy. She was born September 30, 1941 in Lansing, Michigan and was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Lillian Sump, brother William Sump and sister Elizabeth (Sump) Samson. Merrie is survived by four children and their spouses: Marcia (Timothy) Visser, Douglas (Jane) DeVoe, Daniel (Jessica) DeVoe and Michele (Andrew) Lussky; eleven grandchildren: Ryan DeVoe, Misty Long, Matisse Loeschner, Taylor Darling, Mark Loeschner Jr, Shelby DeVoe, Ethan Lussky, Landen DeVoe, Olive DeVoe, Ruby DeVoe and Zared Lussky, and two great-granchildren: Lucas and Lillian DeVoe. Also surviving…

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    Sandra Keenan

    Sandra Lea Keenan, age 80, was born July 7, 1938 in Muskegon, Michigan. She departed this life on September 12, 2018 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Kee …

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    Josephine C. Sandusky

    Josephine C. Sandusky age 92 went to be with the Lord on Monday Sept. 10, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas and son-in-law Wayne Zylstra. She is survived by her children: Mary Jo and Roger Drew, Sandy Zylstra, Tom Sandusky and Betsy, Debra Sandusky, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, brothers and sisters-in-law: Stan Sandusky, Ed (Judy) Sandusky, Phylis North and Ann (Mike) Chrisman, nieces and nephews and a very special and dear friend Florence Mikrut and family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 11AM at St. John Vianney Church where she will repose one hour prior to the Mass.…

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    Marie E. Perdue

    Marie E. Perdue (Ten Eyck) born April 6, 1965 was called home by the Lord on Sunday September 9, 2018. She is survived and mourned by her parents Dr. Allan and Gloria Ten Eyck, her sister Sharon (Tom) Kailing , niece Alexandra, nephew Aaron, her brother Paul (Erika), niece Faith, nephew Jackson, her brother David (Kendra), nieces Danielle (Austin),Taylor and grandnieces, Jade and Sage, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, including her special feline companions Pixie and Patches. Marie was happiest when celebrating family events and family vacations, often being the organizer of activities. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Marne on Monday at 11:00 am. Those wishing…

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    Rayette Townsend

    Rayette Lynn Townsend, age 52, was born October 19, 1965 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Bobby James Townsend and Rosemarie Bradley. Rayette loved spending time with her family, visiting her parent …

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    Sharral Joseph

    Sharral Lanette Joseph, age 63, was born November 12, 1954 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Charles Harris and Karen Marion. Sharral was preceded in death by her husband; Phillip Peter Joseph. She …

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    Mr. Gregory Lee Deurloo

    Mr. Gregory Lee Deurloo age 62 of Grand Rapids, went home September 6, 2018. Preceded in death by his mother Velma Crane and his father Adrian Deurloo and several siblings. Survived by his wife of 36 years Judy Deurloo, children; Patricia Deurloo, his four fur babies and many relatives and friends. Greg served in the U.S. Navy as a BT3, boiler tech. He enjoyed truck driving for 30 years driving around the Midwest. The family will receive visitors Monday 2-4PM at the Arsulowicz Brothers Stocking Chapel, 585 Stocking Ave NW. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday 11AM at the funeral home, where he will repose one hour prior to…

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    Mr. Scott Joseph Kowalczyk

    Mr. Scott Joseph Kowalczyk, age 57, joined his mother Dorothy and four babies in heaven on Wednesday September 5, 2018. Scott was a champion in his six-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. He had the vision to begin “Chek Fest- A Celebration of Life” golf outing which funded two large research grants to the International Myeloma Foundation in search of a cure. Scott was part of the famed 1977 Grandville High School basketball team. He went on to play basketball and graduate from Ferris State University and Aquinas College. He battled back from a near life ending Jeep accident and recovered by his amazing determination and strength to return to play…

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    Mr. Douglas Ulven

    Mr. Douglas Ulven age 38, of Grand Rapids passed away September 1, 2018. Surviving are his children; Abigail and Molly Ulven, siblings; Duane and Lucy Ulven, his father Duane Ulven and many relatives and friends. The family will receive visitors Friday September 7th from 2-4PM at the Arsulowicz Brothers Stocking Chapel, 585 Stocking Ave. A Celebration of Life will follow the visitation at Perrin Brewing Company from 5-9PM. Memorial contributions to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or to his daughters will be appreciated.