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    Hilary Martin

    View Hilary Martin Hilary John Martin, age 90, of Portland, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019. He was born on October 4, 1929 the son of John and Mary (Nurenberg) Martin. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, and the K of C  # 2168. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and the outdoors. He is survived by his children, Judy Smith, Marilyn Partridge, Dick Martin, Mike (Liz) Martin, Duane Martin, Patricia (Gordy) Curns, and Phil (Robin) Martin; 17 grandchildren; 26 great…

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    Richard Steward

    View Richard Steward Age 71, of Ionia. Passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019. There will be no services at this time. Age 71, of Ionia. Passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019. There will be no services at this time. View   Send Flowers

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    Donald Geiger

    View Donald Geiger Donald Henry Geiger, age 92, of Ionia, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019. He was born on July 31, 1927 in Freeport, MI the son of Russell and Phebe (Slater) Geiger. Don was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving aboard the U.S.S. Independence during W.W. II. He retired from the State of Michigan in 1987 and was a member of the Ionia Moose Lodge, V.F.W., American Legion in Saranac and the F.O.E. Eagles. Don enjoyed playing euchre, and was a referee for many years in all hi…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Thomas Breimayer

    View Thomas Breimayer Thomas Francis Breimayer, age 80, of Portland, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019. He was born May 29, 1939 in Belding, Michigan, the son of Andrew and Esther (Ulrich) Breimayer. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com. Thomas Francis Breimayer, age 80, of Portland, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019. He was born May 29, 1939 in Belding, Michigan, the so…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Alexander Scheid

    View Alexander Scheid Alexander John Scheid, passed away on November 3, 2019 at the age of 93. Alex was born on February 18, 1926, in Tawern, Germany, the son of the late Matthias & Maria Scheid. In 2018, he was preceded in death by his brother, Konrad Scheid, age 91, of Lansing. He is survived by sisters, Olga Kugel and Priska Schümann. He&…

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    Nancy Makowski

    View Nancy Makowski Nancy Kay Makowski, age 71, of Portland, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Mike Alber at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, November 7, 2019 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday evening from 5-8 p.m. with a rosary being prayed at 7:30 p.m. at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge Street, Portland. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com. Nancy Kay Mako…

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    Janice Livingston

    View Janice Livingston Janice Lynn Livingston, age 81, of Portland, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Janice was born on September 13, 1938, the daughter of Burton and Marian (Barton) Brown. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Portland and was very dedicated to the Blessed Mother and the rosary. Janice volunteered at funeral dinners and enjoyed cooking, baking and music. Her greatest love was her family and she cherished the time spent with them. She was p…

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    Erna Schulte

    View Erna Schulte Erna Mae Schulte, of Portland, age 94, passed away November 3, 2019. She was born September 28, 1925 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Norman and Dail Lever. She attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and was a founding member of St. Gerard Parish, Lansing.  Erna is survived by her children, Ann (David) Heath, Paul Schulte, Mary (Mark) Moyer, Teresa Schulte, Peter Schulte, Susan (Tom) Gibson, Steven (Kathy) Schulte, and Patricia Schulte; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandc…

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    Larry Huhn

    View Larry Huhn Larry Allen Huhn, age 77, of Eagle, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his home. He was born in Lansing, Michigan on August 4, 1942, the son of Allen J. and Helen M. (Taft) Huhn. Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was loved by many and will be missed dearly.  Larry loved the outdoors, especially racing and riding quads. He was a loyal employee of General Motors for over 35 years. Preceding him in death…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Jack Collier

    View Jack Collier Jack Stanley Collier, age 90, of Ionia, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019. He was born on November 19, 1928 in Ionia, the son of Harry and Mable (Hill) Collier. Jack was retired from the Department of Corrections after many years of loyal service. He was known as “Cadillac Jack”, he enjoyed gambling, and taking trips to Florida. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Betty Lance and Geraldine Szymobroski, and Maxine Suilborski; brother, Harry Collier, Jr…..

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    Jill Platte

    View Jill Platte Jill Ann Platte, age 47, of Portland, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, surrounded by family. Jill was born on April 12, 1972, the daughter of Julius and Patricia (Manning) Platte. Jill lived a blessed and full life navigating life’s challenges having cerebral palsy, with a positive attitude and a loving spirit. Jill loved all her nieces and nephews and eagerly awaited Christmas every year so she could be “Ms. Claus” and spoil each one with a gift. Next to her… Jill…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Suzanne Rosenburg

    View Suzanne Rosenburg Suzanne Grace Rosenburg July 4, 1964 – October 27, 2019 Suzanne Grace (Woodcock) Rosenburg was born on the 4th of July, 1964 in Trenton, Michigan, and passed away on October 27, 2019 in Ionia, Michigan. She was the youngest of 8 children born to Edward and Ruth (Kelly) Woodcock. As a young widow, Suzanne’s mother moved the family to McBride, Michigan, in 1970 and gave all of her children adoring love and affection in abundance. Suzanne graduated from Montabella High Sch…

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    Bishop Anthony Yeboah

    View Bishop Anthony Yeboah Bishop Anthony Yeboah, age 62, of Lansing, Michigan passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Portland, Michigan. He was born on November 25, 1956 in Ghana, West Africa. He was preceded in death by his father, Agossou Yeboah; wife, Marilyn Yeboah; and brother, Justin Yeboah. Surviving him are his current wife, Cindy Yeboah of Prescott, Arizona; daughters, Josephine Osae of Accra, Ghana, Matilda Yeboah of Lansing; son, Francis Anane of Accra, Ghana; mother, Moyemi Yebo…

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    Effie Shepard

    View Effie Shepard Effie Marie Shepard, age 92, of Gladwin, formerly of Ionia, passed away October 19, 2019. She was born on April 8, 1927 in Barthell, Kentucky, the daughter of Benjamin R. and Stella M. (Jeffers) Campbell. Effie enjoyed sewing and watching television, especially WWE Wrestling and game shows. Effie loved flowers and could make anything grow. She even became quite talented at making artificial roses out of crepe paper in her spare time. Preceding Effie in death are her parents…

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    Vickii Moore

    View Vickii Moore Vickii Colleen Moore, age 72, of Portland, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019. She was born in Carson City, Michigan on January 20, 1947, the daughter of Fred and Agnes Knight. Vickii was a loving mom, wonderfully overjoyed grandmother, and an outstanding friend to all. She will be missed , but sorely, but never forgotten.  Surviving Vickii is her son, Sean (Jess) Moore; grandson, Connor Moore; and siblings, Marcia (Joe) Bennett, Larry Churchill, and Kathy Detraz.&nb…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Donna Repik

    View Donna Repik Donna Jean Repik, age 95, of Ionia, passed away on October 22, 2019. She was born in Lowell, Michigan, the daughter of William and Mildred (Colby) Condon. Donna had a heart of gold and was very involved in the community, volunteering for funeral luncheons at S.S. Peter & Paul Church and helping out with voting in Easton Township. “Our dear mother Donna Repik was the matriarch of our large family. She was an inspiration to so many. She was always kind and generous in every…

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    Connie Platte

    View Connie Platte Connie Lou Platte, age 79, of Westphalia, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 surrounded by her family. Connie was born on February 13, 1940, the daughter of Kenneth and Alice (Nolph) Henderson.  At the age of 8 she was adopted by Horace and Mercedes Farley of Fowler.  Connie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Westphalia. She was devoted to her faith, the Blessed Mother and the rosary. Connie loved her family and cherished all the memories…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Rosemary Simon

    View Rosemary Simon Rosemary (Smith) Simon, age 88, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born April 2, 1931 at 505 Divine Highway, Portland, the daughter of Julius and Julia (Feldpausch) Smith. Rosie was a faithful member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland, Catholic Order of Foresters, American Legion and the V.F.W. #4090 Auxiliaries. Rosie enjoyed playing bingo, a good game of marbles, sew…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Mary Ellen Thome

    View Mary Ellen Thome Mary-Ellen Thome, 95, of Ionia, MI, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019.  She was born in Chicago, IL, on March 23, 1924 to John and Adele (Eckardt) Quinlin.  On May 21, 1949, she married Walter J. Thome of Sparta, MI, in Chicago. They had met while serving as attendants in a wedding.  She was preceded in death by her husband Walter, parents, sister, Alice, brother, John, several sisters- and brothers-in-law, son-in-law, Mark Weber, and daughter-in-law, S…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Terry Wieber

    View Terry Wieber Terry Lee Wieber, age 65, of Westphalia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  He was born on August 24, 1954 to Leon and Geraldine (Braun) Wieber. Terry is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Westphalia, Michigan. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing with family and friends, especially in the fall.  Terry spent time trap shooting and was a member of the Oak Hill Gun Club.  He and his friends enjoyed playing…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Joseph Kavanagh

    View Joseph Kavanagh Joseph Kavanagh, age 91, of Haslett, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com. Joseph Kavanagh, age 91, of Haslett, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made… View   Send Flowers

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    June Drake

    View June Drake June F. Drake, age 95, of Ft. Myers, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019. She was born in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Hirum and Mildred (Biddlecome) Brown. A private family graveside will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com. June F. Drake, age 95, of Ft. Myers, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019. She was born in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Hirum and Mildred (Biddlecome) Brown…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Beverly Hamlin

    View Beverly Hamlin Beverly Ann Hamlin, age 85, of Portland, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019. She was born October 17, 1934 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Paul S. and Muriel E. (Wall) Griggs. Beverly was a faithful and devoted member of the Portland United Methodist Church, where she was the Treasurer for 18 years. She also enjoyed knitting and she used her talents to create hats for premature babies at local hospitals and blankets for newly baptized children at the Methodist Church. She also…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Linda Holcomb

    View Linda Holcomb Linda Lou Holcomb, 77, of Ionia, passed away at Butterworth Hospital on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Arrangements by Lehman Funeral Homes. No services to be held at her request. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com. Linda Lou Holcomb, 77, of Ionia, passed away at Butterworth Hospital on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Arrangements by Lehman Funeral Homes. No services to be held at her request. Online condolences… View   Send Flowers

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    Sally Wade

    View Sally Wade On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Sally Marie Wade, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at age 77 from complications from Alzheimer’s disease, surrounded by her family. Sally was born on July 1, 1942 in Ionia, Michigan to Helen Grescowle and George Mann. She graduated from Ionia High and received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Michigan in 1964, with a degree in speech therapy. On April 16, 1966, she married Warren Wade. They raised three children…..

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Mary Spurrell

    View Mary Spurrell Mary Louise Spurrell 96, of Portland, formerly Grand Ledge, Eaton Rapids & Lansing, was called home by the Lord on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Preceding her in death was her son, David & husband of 57 years, Arnold.  Surviving are her sons Richard (Patti), James (Cindy), daughters, Kathryn (David) LeFurge, Pamela (Steve) Patrick & Julie (Jeff) Lienhart. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 2 great-great….

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Thera “Terry” Curtis

    View Thera “Terry” Curtis Thera “Terry” M. Curtis, age 94, of Ionia, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019. She was born on July 11, 1925, the daughter of Clayton and Gertrude (Neller) Brewer. Terry was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Ionia, Crystal Lake United Methodist Church in Lakeland, FL, the United Methodist Women and the CIC Sunday School. She volunteered at the Ionia Co. Memorial Hospital and the Red Cross. Terry was a homemaker for most of her life, and was a part ti…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Timothy Miller

    View Timothy Miller Timothy J. Miller, age 66, of Lansing, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019. Tim enjoyed wood working, collecting items, he always remembered birthdays and was interested in his family’s genealogy. Tim traveled around the state, he loved the holidays and spending time with his family. Faith was very important to him, he attended St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing. He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters-in-law, Pamela Miller and Dalena Miller. Surviving Tim are his …

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    Janet Kennedy

    View Janet Kennedy Janet A. (Morey) Kennedy, age 79, passed away unexpectedly at Butterworth Hospital on October 5, 2019. Janet was born in Ionia on May 25, 1940, the daughter of LeMar and Adah (Letts) Morey. She grew up in Ionia and attended Ionia High School. She married Robert “Bob” Kennedy on January 30, 1959 and they shared over 50 years of marriage. She enjoyed watching sports on T.V., especially the Detroit Tigers and college basketball. Janet also loved to knit and read. Janet worked …

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Dennis Thelen

    View Dennis Thelen Dennis J. Thelen, age 86, of Westphalia, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 4, 2019. He was born on March 6, 1933 the son of Norman and Mary Thelen. Dennis was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Westphalia and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a hardworking, lifelong dairy farmer who enjoyed golfing, traveling and being with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph Mark Thelen and David Thelen and a brother-in-law, Joseph Fedewa. …

  • Ionia,  Portland

    William Beard

    View William Beard William Jack Beard, age 97, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 with family at his side. He was born on September 8, 1922, the son of Joseph and Thelma Beard. Bill is retired from General Motors, loved watching NASCAR, and racing super modifies for many years. He enjoyed spending winters in Arizona after retirement. Bill never threw anything away, having a solution on how to fix anything and his mind was sharp right up until the end. Bill is a veteran of the U.S. Navy…

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    Norman Sweet

    View Norman Sweet Norman Samual Sweet, age 65, of Saranac, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at his home. He was born October 3, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Private Family Services will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com. Norman Samual Sweet, age 65, of Saranac, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at his home. He was born October 3, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Private Family Services wil…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Maybelle Thelen

    View Maybelle Thelen Maybelle Pauline Thelen, passed away peacefully after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born July 25, 1931 to Celestine and Margaret (Uhren) Feldpausch. She graduated from Fowler High School. After graduating she moved to Lansing and worked as a dispatcher at Lawrence Bakery until her marriage to Gregor Thelen. Maybelle and Greg were married at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler on October 17, 1951. They settled in Westphalia, raising their f…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Harry Boyes

    View Harry Boyes Harry Edgar Boyes, of Ionia, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 20, 2019 after a short illness. He was born in Brighton, Michigan on September 20, 1924 to Fred Woolfenten Boyes and Vernona Pike Boyes. Harry grew up in Hartland, Michigan, where he worked on the family farm and attended school, graduating salutatorian of his high school class. While living in Hartland, he also attended the musical conservatory as part of the Hartland Project at Walden Woods, …

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Michael Schafer

    View Michael Schafer Michael Edward Schafer, age 94, of Portland, passed away September 20, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 13, 1925, the son of Edward J. and Laura C. (George) Schafer. Mike was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was a devout Christian man. He absolutely loved his family and he enjoyed every minute he spent with them, especially his grandchildren. Mike also liked to tinker, ride his bike, tell jokes, and he loved to smile and laugh with ot…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    James Hayden

    View James Hayden James William Hayden, passed away peacefully at the age of 80 on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his family. Jim led a very active life.  Unfortunately, over the past 5 months he suffered many health complications. Jim worked his entire life in the automotive industry, starting at the age of 14 washing cars for George Coe in Ionia, Michigan. After attending Central Michigan University, he went to work for George’s son, Orson…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Eugene Platte

    View Eugene Platte Eugene Albert Platte, age 91, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 . He was born on October 27, 1927 in Westphalia the son of Ferdinand and Antoinette (Arens) Platte. Gene was a member of St. Mary’s Church, and the Westphalia Fire Department. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a Corporal with the 43rd Army Infantry. He was a member of the the V.F.W. Post #3733, enjoyed going to horse races, traveling and fishing. Gene was  preceded in death by his wife, Betty; …

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Celeste Heckman

    View Celeste Heckman Celeste Mary Heckman, age 86, of Pewamo, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019. She was born October 7, 1932 in Fowler, the daughter of Nicholas and Rose (Simon) Hufnagel. Celeste was a devoted member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She followed P-W sports and was a Spartan fan, despite most of her family’s love of U of M maize and blue. She always made sure others were taken care of and often drove them to doctor’s appointments. Celeste…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    William Pung

    View William Pung William David Pung, of Portland, age 67, passed away September 10, 2019. He was born April 26, 1952, the son of Louis J. and Florence L. (Miller) Pung. Bill was a faithful member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He enjoyed going out to dinner and watching golf and Lawrence Welk. Most of all, Bill loved spending quality time with his family. Preceding Bill in death are his parents. He is survived by his siblings, Sr. Mary Pung CSJ, Lawrence (Ann Marie) Pung, Joseph (Jeane…