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    Don Rink

    Don Rink Don Hilbert Rink, age 80, of Rockford, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 8, 2019.  He was born on March 25, 1939, in Grand Rapids, MI, to the late William and Dorothy (Schermer) Rink.  Don graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1957.  He played baseball for the Detroit Tigers in 1960 before injuring his arm.  Don married Kay Kessler on February 17, 1962, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids.  He was a builder of quality hom…

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    Kenneth Harkless

    Kenneth Harkless Kenneth Edward Harkless, age 66, of Sturgis, passed away May 2, 2019 at Fairview Nursing Home in Centreville.  Born on August 11, 1952, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Kenneth attained the rank of Lance Corporal, earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the M-16 Marksmanship Badge.  Committal services, with full military honors, are at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Fort C…

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    Lloyd E. “George” Cope, Jr.

    Lloyd E. “George” Cope, Jr. Lloyd Eugene “George” Cope, Jr., age 60, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Metron of Greenville with his family by his side.  The son of Lloyd Eugene & Linda Lucille (Roger) Cope, Sr., he was born on May 22, 1959.  George was a collector, ultimate deal maker at flea markets and yard sales, but most importantly a true friend.  His goal in life was to bring joy to other people and make them smile. Surviving is his mother, Linda Cope; four sibling…

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    Candy Cook

    Candy Cook Candy Lee Cook, age 73, of Bitely, formerly of Benton Harbor, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Spectrum Health – Big Rapids Hospital.  The daughter of Henry & Mildred (Brinley) Handy, she was born on June 28, 1945 in Benton Harbor and had worked as a home health and hospice caregiver. On February 12, 1988, in Pellston, she married Willis George Cook.  Together they enjoyed 31 years of marriage and in retirement made their home in Bitely. Honoring her wishes, cremat…

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    Roger Heemstra

    Roger Heemstra Roger Alan Heemstra, age 64, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice at his son’s home in Lowell.  The son of Robert & Margaret (Riemersma) Heemstra, he was born on February 11, 1955 in Grand Rapids and worked in the drywall and construction trades. A celebration of life gathering is being planned and will be announced later.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Roger’s online guest book, or to…

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    Sharon Jackson

    Sharon Jackson Sharon M. Jackson, age 71, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Sheridan under the loving care of her family and Spectrum Health Hospice.  The daughter of James & Lena (Isham) Bennett, she was born on September 16, 1947 in Stanton.  She was preceded in death by her parents;  and a daughter, Marie Sanborn on August 5, 2016.  Surviving are her children, Tammy Pasch of Leslie, Tonya Gorsuch of Riverdale, Kelly Strouse of Sherdian, Sc…

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    Wendy Brown

    Wendy Brown Wendy Sue Brown, age 64, of Howard City, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at home under the care of Spectrum Health Hospice.  The daughter of Eugene M. & Betty M. (Jones) Brown, she was born on August 17, 1954 in Grand Rapids. Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Wendy’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com  Arrangements are entrusted to….

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    Michael Heiss

    Michael Heiss Michael A. Heiss, age 60, of Coral, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at his sister’s home near Cedar Springs under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice. The son of Robert & Elaine Laurel (Crego), he was born on July 6, 1958 in Grand Rapids and worked in the construction trades.  He was preceded in death by his parents;  and a brother, Roger Heiss.  Survivors include two sisters, Marsha Beardsley of Cedar Springs and Sandra Skinner of… …

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    Dennis Jourdan

    Dennis Jourdan Dennis Mark Jourdan, age 58, of Edmore, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Spectrum Health United Hospital, Greenville.  The son of Johnny & Yvonne (Hansen) Jourdan, Dennis was born on July 19, 1960 in Lakeview. Dennis was an avid Harley rider, traveling all over on his Harley making friends where ever he went… you could go just about anywhere and mention his name and someone would know Dennis.  He enjoyed spending time hanging around the bonfire with fr…

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    Donald Lambright

    Donald Lambright Donald L. Lambright, Jr., age 56, of Alto, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at Metro Health – University of Michigan in Wyoming.  The son of Jacqueline Nellie (Crowley) & Donald Lawrence Lambright, Sr., he was born on April 23, 1963 in Grand Rapids and was employed at PurForms in Lowell.  He was preceded in death by his father, Donald L. Lambright, Sr. Survivors include his mother, Jacqueline Lambright of Alto; girlfriend, Sara Brewer of Lowell; three daughters,…

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    Richard Lawens

    Richard Lawens Richard Joseph “Rick” Lawens, age 66, of Edmore, passed away Wednesday morning, May 15, 2019 in Belding under the loving care of family, friends, and Spectrum Health Hospice. The son of Richard Francis & Helen Loretta (Parmalee) Lawens, he was born on December 10, 1952 in Mt. Pleasant and had worked as a truck driver.  Rick enjoyed golfing, hiking, and reading. Surviving are his parents, Richard F. & Helen Lawens of Six Lakes;  a brother, Tim & Louann Lawe…

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    Arthur Schuitema

    Arthur Schuitema Arthur William Schuitema, age 84, formerly of Edmore, passed away Tuesday morning, May 14, 2019 under the loving care of his son, daughter-in-law, and Spectrum Health Hospice at his son’s home near Howard City.  The son of Martin Marinus & Ellen Mae (Corkins) Schuitema, he was born on July 7, 1934 in Grand Rapids and grew up in the Wyoming-Grand Rapids area. A veteran of the Korean War era, Art proudly served in the United States Army and was stationed in occupied……

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    Rick Marshall

    Rick Marshall Rick Allen Marshall, age 64, of Carson City, passed away Tuesday morning, May 14, 2019 at his home under the loving care of his family and Sparrow Hospice.  The son of Maurice Allen & Edith Rowena (Nelson) Marshall, he was born on September 5, 1954 in Alma.  On June 29, 1974, in Vestaburg, he married Sandra Ruth Komperda and together they enjoyed almost forty-five years of marriage and raised two children.  Rick retired from the Michigan State Police where he …

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    Charles Kelley

    Charles Kelley Charles Walter Kelley, age 67, of Greenville, passed away Saturday morning, May 11, 2019 at Spectrum Health United Hospital, Greenville. The son of Russell & Dorothy (Whitton) Kelley he was born on March 2, 1952 in Pontiac.  On June 17, 1972, in Fullerton, California, he married Rebecca Louise Fyler.  Honoring his wishes, no services are planned at this time.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign his online guest book, or to share a favorite memo…

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    Edwin Hughes

    Edwin Hughes Edwin H. Hughes, age 67, of Fenwick, passed away Friday afternoon, May 10, 2019 under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice at his brother’s home. The son of Robert E. & Beverly I. (Craig) Hughes, he was born on August 25, 1951 in Flint, had worked as a residential and commercial painter. Honoring his wishes, no services are planned at this time.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Ed’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory,….

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    Susan White

    Susan White Susan Jane White, age 72, of Spencer Township, was welcomed into Heaven on Monday, May 13, 2019 from Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  The daughter of Carrol & Irene (Nygren) Wilford, she was born on August 6, 1946 in Grand Rapids, was a 1964 graduate of Union High School, and attended the former Grand Rapids Junior College.  In 2009 she retired from a 44 year career as a legal secretary, having spent the last 22 years with Miller Johnson.  …

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    Jean Bailey

    Jean Bailey Jean Ilene Bailey, age 83, of Six Lakes, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at her home under the loving care of her family and Spectrum Health Hospice.  The daughter of Clarence & Erma (Damey) Meroney, she was born on April 27, 1936 in Ligonier, Indiana and had worked as a licensed practical nurse. She was preceded in death by her parents;  and a daughter, Brenda Hallgren on December 30, 2003.  Survivors include her husband, William R. “Bill” Bailey of Six… Jean…

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    Ronald Powelson

    Ronald Powelson Ronald Joseph Powelson, age 56, of Edmore, passed away Sunday morning, May 5, 2019 under the loving care of his family and Heartland Hospice at his sister’s home in Stanton. The son of Bernice Irene (Keck) & George Alfred Powelson, Jr., he was born on April 18, 1963 in Alma, had worked as a security guard at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, and enjoyed watching old Western movies. He was preceded in death by his parents;  and his faithful canine companion,……

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    Antra “Andy” Howard

    Antra “Andy” Howard Antra “Andy” Howard, age 71, of Stanton, formerly of Vickeryville, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  The daughter of Robert & Austra (Mukuss) Couch, she was born on February 22, 1948 in Germany.  On October 1, 1966 she married Douglas Wayne Seaward Howard and together they enjoyed over 52 years of marriage and raised two children.  Andy also worked outside the home at the former Electrolux Home Prod…

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    Fredia Matthews

    Fredia Matthews Fredia S. Matthews, age 64, of Orleans, formerly of the Greenville area, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Spectrum Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Grand Rapids.  The daughter of David & Lillian (Greene) Munson, she was born on May 21, 1954 in Clare.  On December 1, 2000, she married Guy L. Matthews and together they enjoyed 18 years of marriage and worked together as over-the-road truck drivers having completed over a million miles tog…

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    Vivian Roberts

    Vivian Roberts Vivian Roberts, age 90, of Reed City, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital.    Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Vivian’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville. Vivian Roberts, age 90, of Reed City,…

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    Falice A. “Faye” Bradley

    Falice A. “Faye” Bradley Falice A. “Faye” Bradley, age 84, of Lincoln Lake, Gowen, passed away Friday at her home under the loving care of her family and Heartland Hospice. Funeral arrangements are pending at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, and will be announced in Monday’s The Daily News and online at:  www.ChristiansenCares.com Falice A. “Faye” Bradley, age 84, of Lincoln Lake, Gowen, passed away Friday at her home under the loving care of her family and Hea…

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    Judith Morris

    Judith Morris Judith Ann Morris, age 78, of Big Rapids, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at home under the care of Spectrum Health Hospice.    Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Judith’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville. Judith Ann Morris, age…

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    Wayne Straube

    Wayne Straube Wayne Scott Straube, age 53, of Portage, passed away March 28, 2019 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.  Born on June 18, 1965, he a proud veteran of the United States Army. Committal services, with military honors, are at  10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Road, Augusta. To sign Wayne’s online guest book or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com  Arrangements …

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    Dale Miller, Sr.

    Dale Miller, Sr. Dale Eugene Miller, Sr., age 76, of Fenwick, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at his home under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice.  He was born on March 9, 1943 near St. Joseph, Missouri.  A proud veteran of the Vietnam era, Dale served with the United States Army from 1961 to 1969 where he attained the rank of Sergeant.  He later served for several years with the Michigan National Guard, was a member of the Stanton American Legion Pos…

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    Sharon Adams

    Sharon Adams Sharon Adams, age 75, of Lowell, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 under the care of her family and Great Lakes Caring Hospice at the Laurels of Kent in Lowell.  The daughter of Cornelius Jacob & Lois (Knecht) Lodewyk, she was born on February 10, 1944 in Grand Rapids.   She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, James Lyle Adams.  Surviving are her three children, Leon McKay and Karen, Kent Adams & Sara, and Vena Stier; two …

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    Charles “Chuck” Laper, Sr.

    Charles “Chuck” Laper, Sr. Charles Robert “Chuck” Laper Sr., age 85, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Spectrum Health Rehab & Nursing Center in Greenville. The son of Charles A. & Ila (Godfrey) Laper, he was born on May 18, 1933 in Greenville. He graduated from Greenville High School in the class of 1951.  In June of 1952, he enlisted in the United States Air Force.  Following training, he was assigned to the Air Defense Command and was a crew chie…

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    Glen Neville, Jr.

    Glen Neville, Jr. Glen Fredrick Neville Jr., age 74, of Cedar Springs and formerly of Conklin, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 at home under the care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice after a two year battle with cancer.  The son of Glen Sr. & Velda (Payne) Neville, he was born on July 23, 1944 in Flint.  A proud veteran of the United States Army, after his discharge he owned and operated Neville Heating for over forty years.  On December 22, 2007, at their hom…

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    Anna Rentsman

    Anna Rentsman Anna Mae Rentsman, age 83, formerly of Gowen, passed away late Sunday evening, April 7, 2019 at her daughter’s home under the loving care of her family and Heartland Hospice.  The daughter of William Henry & Thelma Loudean (Brown) Gruber, she was born on July 22, 1935 in Dayton, Ohio.      Anna Mae retired from the former Electrolux Home Products in Greenville after 31 years of service, enjoyed camping and her trips to the casino  —  havin…

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    Nancy Spencer

    Nancy Spencer Nancy E. Spencer, age 75, of Belding, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019. She was born on December 11, 1943, In Hinsdale, IL, to the late Owen & Elizabeth (Williams) Crater. Nancy married Floyd R. Spencer on May 11, 1962, in Ionia, MI.  They shared almost 57 years of marriage together. Nancy enjoyed BINGO, dancing, singing and music.   She loved people, was very social and always happy.  Her family was the most important thing to her, and were her pr…

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    Jerome Vandenburg

    Jerome Vandenburg Jerome Vandenburg, age 80, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019.   He was born on September 27, 1938, to the late Egbert John & Marian F. (Edwards) Vandenburg.   Jerome worked at Federal Mogul, operated Vandenburg Body Shop, and managed Greenville Airport.  His favorite time spent working was at Vandenburg Air Service.  He taught numerous people to fly and shared his passion.  He later owned and operated At Willow Pond Bed & Breakfast with…

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    Duane Wagner

    Duane Wagner Duane S. Wagner, age 54, of Greenville, passed away on March 26, 2019.   He was born on October 31, 1964, to Gerald & Patricia Wagner.   Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Duane’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com   Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville. Duane S. Wagner, …

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    Charleen Vincent

    Charleen Vincent Charleen Vincent, age 84, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019. She was born on October 26, 1934, to the late Harry & Myrtie (Wesbrook) TreDenick. Charleen graduated from Sheridan Rural Agricultural School.  She worked for many years at Electrolux.  She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary.  Charleen enjoyed going to the casino and her flower beds. Survivors include her significant other, Larry Mount;  two children, Ron (Jean) South…

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    Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner Chris “Wayne” Wagner, age 89, passed away at his home with his family by his side, on Monday, March 25, 2019.    He was born on August 17, 1929 to the late Chris W. & Gertrude (James) Wagner.   Chris was a longtime resident of the Sheridan area.  He worked for Wycoff Construction for 31 years, retiring in 1991.   He loved to spend time with his family, buy and sell at Trufant Flea Market.  He had knowledge of many things and loved to… Chris “Wa…

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    Cindy Davis

    Cindy Davis Cindy Lou Davis, age 56, of Stanton, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at SKLD – Ionia.  The daughter of Scottie Leo & Arlene Vonda (Sherman) Davis, she was born on December 6, 1962 in Belding.   Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Cindy’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com Arrangements were entrusted to Christian…

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    Susan Shinske

    Susan Shinske Susan Marie Shinske, age 50, of Baldwin, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  The daughter of Anthony Robert & Patricia Joyce (Steciak) Shinske, she was born on September 17, 1968 in Livonia.   Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Susan’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please… Susan Marie Shinske,&nbsp…

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    Harold Stidham

    Harold Stidham Harold E. Stidham, age 77, of Jackson, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson.  The son of Woodrow & Minnie (Turner) Stidham, he was born on October 11, 1941 in War Creek, Kentucky. Harold was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving stateside at Fort Bragg during the Vietnam War.  After his honorable discharge, he made his home in Missouri where he worked as a school bus driver. He was preceded in death by his pare…

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    Paul Amenta, Sr.

    Paul Amenta, Sr. Paul Thomas Amenta, Sr., age 75, of Grant, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 11, 2019 in the emergency room at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  The son of Leonard & Gertrude Ella (Caplick) Amenta, he was born on January 6, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois.   On October 8, 1966, in Hammond, Indiana, he married Patricia Marie Evanoff and then proudly served in the United States Army.  Paul was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam war…