• Ionia,  Portland

    Wesley Ramsey

    View Wesley Ramsey Wesley George Ramsey, 68, passed away suddenly on February 12, 2020 while on vacation in the Bahamas. Wes loved life and lived every minute to the fullest. He gave so much of himself to others and he is going to be greatly missed. Wes was born in South Haven, MI on September 29,1951 to Jack and Naomi (Warner) Ramsey. He graduated from South Haven High School in 1970. He went on to graduate from Central Michigan University in 1973 with a degree in elementary education w…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Louis Jenkins, Jr.

    View Louis Jenkins, Jr. Louis M. Jenkins, Jr. Age 91, of East Lansing, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020. Memorial Services will be held in Florida. Arrangements are with Lehman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com. Louis M. Jenkins, Jr. Age 91, of East Lansing, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020. Memorial Services will be held in Florida. Arrangements are with Lehman Funeral Home. Online condolences… View   Send Flowers

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Robert Barker

    View Robert Barker Robert “Bob” Louis Barker, age 74, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2020 with family by his side. He was born on December 14, 1945 in Ionia, Michigan to parents Florian and Angelian (Halik) Barker. Bob attended S.S. Peter and Paul Elementary School and High School, graduating in 1963. He had a successful career as an Allstate insurance agent in Lansing, MI, retiring in 1998. Bob was known for his sense of humor, charm and ability to quickly connect with people. B…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Louise Scutt

    View Louise Scutt Louise Darlene Scutt, age 91, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020. She was born February 3, 1929, the daughter of George and Pearl (Rhodes) Johnston. Louise was the most kind-hearted, sweet lady who touched everyone she met. She always had a joke to crack, making those around her laugh constantly. Louise was a tough woman and was sure that her family and friends were well taken care of. Louise liked to hop onto the trails and snowmobile with her family. She never missed…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Forrest Homkes

    View Forrest Homkes Forrest Eugene Homkes died peacefully at SKLD Ionia, where he was lovingly cared for, and surrounded by family on February 8, 2020. Forrest “with two r’s” was born on December 13, 1941 to Russell and Lois (Van Den Berge) Homkes and lived in Holland, MI for the majority of his life. He was truly one-of-a kind. He was known for his penchant for storytelling, love of family road trips, knowledge of science, reverence for history, and taste for a hefty serving of butter…..

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Patricia Platte

    View Patricia Platte Patricia Louise Platte, 83, of Portland, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother went to heaven on February 8, 2020.  Patricia was born October 14, 1936, to Edward and Lorena (Cusack) Manning.  Patricia devoted her life to caring for her family and making each family member feel special and loved.  Mom made us all better people by her quiet example. Patricia was preceded in death by her son, Herbert; daughter, Ji…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Stephen Lampman

    View Stephen Lampman Stephen Lester Lampman, of Ionia, passed away February 7, 2020 at SKLD of Ionia at the age of 69. Steve was born June 16, 1950, in Ionia, the son of Burdette and Alice (Hoy) Lampman. Steve had a kind word and a joke for anyone he met. Due to an injury at birth, he lacked the ability to drive, but you could see him walking around town. His favorite time of the year was during the Ionia Free Fair, where he could be seen everyday enjoying the sights and food. Durin…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Carolyn Newcombe

    View Carolyn Newcombe Carolyn F. Newcombe, age 70, of Portland, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020. She was born November 21, 1949 in Pontiac, Michigan, the daughter of Delbert B. and Dorothy J. (Broyles) Hardenburgh. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com. Carolyn F. Newcombe, age 70, of Portland, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020. She was born November 21, 1949 in Pontiac, M…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Ellajean Miller

    View Ellajean Miller Ellajean Miller, age 86, of Ionia, passed away February 3, 2020. She was born September 15, 1933 in Ionia, Michigan, the daughter of Elga and Edith (Ward) Roberts. Ellajean enjoyed providing childcare for many years. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl Miller; sisters, Estella Jeffers and Maryetta Musser; brothers-in-law, Clinton Jeffers, Burl Musser, Henry Luett Johann, and Paul Jerman. Surviving Ellajean are her sisters, Janet (Elijah) Ward and R…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Alejandro Martinez-Flores

    View Alejandro Martinez-Flores Alejandro Martinez-Flores Age 79, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 434 High St., Ionia. Rite of Committal will be in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in the spring. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., Tuesday at the the Lehman Funeral Home, 220 Rich St., Ionia. The rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Online condolence…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Candice Cassel

    View Candice Cassel Candice Jo Cassel, age 51, of Ionia, passed away February 1, 2020. She was born February 14, 1965, the daughter of Clare and Donna (Stemler) Cassel. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Portland VFW #4090 on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. in honor of Candice. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.  Candice Jo Cassel, age 51, of Ionia, passed away February 1, 2020. She was…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Blanche Kincaid

    View Blanche Kincaid Blanche Kincaid, age 95, of Portland, passed away January 30, 2019. She was born in Brighton, Missouri, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Kroutil) Novak. Blanche was a devoted member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She enjoyed baking and cooking; she was always sure everyone was fed well. Blanche also took joy in sewing, quilting, and gardening flowers. She loved going camping and taking the family RV “out West”, her favorite place being Arizona. Preceding Blanche in death…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Michael Spedoske

    View Michael Spedoske Michael Dominic Spedoske, age 74, of Portland, passed away January 29, 2020. He was born February 26, 1945, the son of Dominic and Caroline Spedoske. A full obituary will follow. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.  Michael Dominic Spedoske, age 74, of Portland, passed away January 29, 2020. He was born February 26, 1945, the son of Dominic and Caroline Spedoske. A full obituary will follow. Online… View   Send Flowers

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Lenard Halfacre

    View Lenard Halfacre Lenard W. Halfacre, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 27, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Kristina Lea Halfacre; sons, Micah Halfacre and Jonathan Vegter; daughters, Andrea (David) Jenkins and Samantha Vegter; granddaughter, Sofia Lizette; mother, Julia Halfacre; and niece and nephew, Joshua and Nicole Walrath. He was very much loved and will be missed by many. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com. Lenard W. Halfacre, went to be with hi…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Dolores Pline

    View Dolores Pline Dolores Marie Pline, age 91, of Portland, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. She was born on November 20, 1928, the daughter of William and Verina (Kloeckner) Thoma. Dolores was a faithful member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She enjoyed camping, doing word searches, reading, and going to the casino. Dolores loved watching re-runs of The Andy Griffith Show and The Waltons and could recite every line. Most of all she loved her family, especially her gra…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    John Scheurer

    View John Scheurer John Albert Scheurer, age 79, of Lyons passed away on January 28, 2020.  He was born on March 17, 1940, the son of Harold and Bertha (Schlosser) Scheurer of Ionia. Preceding John in death were his parents and his in-laws, Leonard and Pauline Smith; his son, Spencer John in 1975; his brothers, Harold and Jerry Scheurer; his sister, Betty Knox; his brothers-in-law, Ken Knox, Harold Smith, Leon Smith, and Ron Gamble; and his sister-in-law, Elaine Gamble.  John is sur…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Joshua Hoskins

    View Joshua Hoskins Joshua Joseph Hoskins, age 43, of Portland, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. He was born on December 26, 1976, the son of Harvey and Deb (Wheeler) Hoskins. Josh was a member of the Portland United Methodist Church. He enjoyed collecting various items (collectables), running, watching sports, coaching middle school basketball, and being on the “chain gang” for Portland football. Josh worked at the Portland Federal Credit Union and for the State of Michigan Commissi…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Elizabeth Seal

    View Elizabeth Seal Elizabeth Ann Seal, age 81, of Portland passed away peacefully on January 21, 2020. She was born on September 10, 1938, the daughter of Alfred Sr and Lucy (Miller) Goodman of Portland. Preceding Elizabeth in death were her parents; her husband, Gordon D. Seal; brothers, Jim and Mike Goodman; nephew, Brian Goodman; niece, Staci Rogers (Weatherbee), father and mother-in-law,&n…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Cindy Auge

    View Cindy Auge Cindy Ann Auge, age 57, of Portland, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020. She was born on November 20, 1962 in Grand Rapids. Cindy loved her cats at home and tending to her plants and the numerous roses around the house. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shirley and Lyle Monroe; a brother, Monte Bowman; a brother-in-law, Steve Auge. Surviving are her husband, Andy; her children, Keith Auge and Tara (David Seachrist) Auge; her grandchildren, Ryan and Breanna Seachri…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Mary Frye

    View Mary Frye Mary Jean (Bengel) Frye, age 72, of Nevada, formerly of Portland, passed away peacefully at her home on December 30, 2019. Services will be held in the spring. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com. Mary Jean (Bengel) Frye, age 72, of Nevada, formerly of Portland, passed away peacefully at her home on December 30, 2019. Services will be held in the spring. Online condolences may be made at… View   Send Flowers

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Dennis Anderson

    View Dennis Anderson Dennis “Denny” Keith Anderson of Pentwater, MI, formerly of Mason, MI, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the age of 69. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janice (neé Jewett) Doner; his father, Forest “Juke” Anderson; and his brother, Steven Anderson. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years and best friend, Dawn; by… Dennis&nbs…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Leota Miller

    View Leota Miller Leota A. Miller Lee passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the age of 94. She was born on March 21, 1925 in Ovid, Michigan. She grew up on various farms in the area with her parents, sisters and brother. Lee worked for a factory as a young woman during WWII, she then worked for Michigan “Ma” Bell Telephone in Ionia. On September 21, 1947, she married Jay B. Miller and together they raised their family of four children. She loved her family, friends and God. Music and boo…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Linda Smith

    View Linda Smith Linda Lou Smith, age 77, of Portland passed away peacefully on January 13, 2020. She was born on August 21, 1942, the daughter of J. Louis and Marian (Thurber) Logel of Williamston. Preceding Linda in death were her parents, her husband, James A. Smith, sister, Mary Browers, brothers-in-law, Jerome Smith, Larry Klein, Chris Goodman Sr., Robert Shattuck, and sisters-in-law, Jewel Smith, Liz Gray, and Jeanette Shattuck. Linda is survived by her four children, Julie (Scott) Hugh…

  • Ionia,  Portland

    Eloise Patrick

    View Eloise Patrick Eloise Katherine Patrick, age 99, of Portland, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2020. She was born on March 12, 1920, the daughter of Anthony and Anna (Fedewa) Pung. Eloise enjoyed cooking, embroidery, playing bingo, and going to the casino. Eloise loved her family dearly and cherished every moment she spent with them. Preceding Eloise in death are her husband, William; granddaughter, Chris Wilcox; grandson, Mark Strang; great-grandson, Tristan Brown; sons-in-l…