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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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    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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    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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    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……