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    Joseph Slepr

        J. Keith Slepr, age 95, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI.     A Graveside Service will be held at Union Home Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, with Pastor Steven Lang officiating.      Keith was born in Duplain Township, Michigan on June 9, 1924, the son of Joseph and Grace (Case) Slepr. He graduated from Elsie High School. Keith proudly served his country…

  • Elsie,  Ithaca,  St. Johns,  St. Louis

    James Egbert

         James Vincent “Jim” Egbert, age 61, of Elsie, MI, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019, at his home.      Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI, on December 11, 2019 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Ava Williams officiating.  Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie, MI. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the…

  • Elsie,  Ithaca,  St. Johns,  St. Louis

    James Egbert

         James Vincent “Jim” Egbert, age 61, of Elsie, MI, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019, at his home.      Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI, on December 11, 2019 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Ava Williams officiating.  Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie, MI. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the…

  • Elsie,  Ithaca,  St. Johns,  St. Louis

    Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek

         Rev. Fr. Raymond J. Urbanek, age 79 of Ovid, MI, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his home.      A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Ovid, MI, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:00 A.M., with Bishop Earl Boyea as Celebrant. Rev. Urbanek will lay in state Monday, December 2, 2019 from 2-8 P.M. at the Church with a Rosary being prayed at 7:30 P.M.  Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Mt….

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    Norma George

    View Norma George Ovid, Michigan Norma Jean George, age 79 passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Norma was born on April 16, 1940 in St. Johns, MI the daughter of Ralph H. and Mary Alice (Speckert) Wilson.  She graduated from Ovid High School in 1958 and had worked at Owosso Memorial Hospital until changing career paths in the dental field where she worked at J. W. Bates, D.D.S. for a number of years.   Norma stayed at home to raise her children, Lo…

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    Paul Voisin

         Paul James Voisin, age 85, of St. Johns, MI, entered Eternal Life on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI.      A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, MI, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 P.M. at Calvary Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, MI. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 2-8 P.M. with…

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    Margaret Rosekrans

    View Margaret Rosekrans Bath Margaret Dale Rosekrans passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the age of 85.  Margaret was the only child of W.H. Hughey and Margaret D. Francis and born in Memphis, Tennessee on June 18th, 1934. While raised in the south with her mother and 4 aunts, our mother made her way to East Lansing after marrying her love, Carl A. Rosekrans, on June 21st, 1952, 3 days after turning 18 years of age.  Together they had 5 children and Margaret was an active…

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    Roger Bovee

         Roger W. Bovee, age 78, of Ithaca, MI, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at his winter home in Arizona.      Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, November 25, 2019. Burial will take place at Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca, MI. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2019 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca,…

  • Elsie,  Ithaca,  St. Johns,  St. Louis

    Hugh Miller

         Hugh Henry Miller, age 85, of Fowler, MI, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019, at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns, MI.      Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fowler, MI, on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 A.M., with Rev. Paul Clark officiating. Burial will take place at East Plains Cemetery, Clinton County, MI. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 2-8 P.M. at Smith Family…

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    Frederick Fleischer

    View Frederick Fleischer St. Johns Fredrick J. Fleisher, age 91 passed away at his home on Monday, November 18, 2019.  He was born on May 9, 1928 the son of Edward J. and Nora M.E. (Miller) Fleischer.  Fred graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School and on September 15, 1945 he married Betty Jean Ellsworth in Kentucky.  Fred was a farmer, worked as a mechanic at G.M. for several years retiring in 1990, then worked as a Tax preparer for 60 years.  Fred was a member of the …

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    Rose Besant

    View Rose Besant DeWitt Rose M. Besant died Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the age of 68. She was born June 14, 1951 in Florence, AL the daughter of Luther and Virginia (Hodge) Kelley.  Rose was a member of the Owosso Assembly of God Church and was a homemaker taking care of her family and home. Rose enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially her grandchildren who were the light of her life. On July 31, 1981 she married John “Jack” Besant and he preceded her in death in Augus…

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    Cindy Horman

    View Cindy Horman DeWitt Cindy A. Horman died Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the age of 62. She was born August 2, 1957 in Lansing, MI the daughter of Larry and Yvonne (Jennings) Rogers. Cindy was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and enjoyed quilting and flower gardening. She loved spending time with family and friends especially her grandchildren and was instrumental in founding Peter’s Sunshine Project.  She was an insurance agent for the Reed Insurance Agency in DeWitt for several …

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    Janet Smith

    View Janet Smith St. Johns On Saturday, November 9, 2019, Janet Ann Smith, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away at the age of 83. She was born September 26, 1936 to Carl and Eleanor Whitford. Janet was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns.  Her lifetime work included working at the St. Johns Furniture store, Michigan State Police, but was primarily a homemaker taking care of her family, home and family business. She enjoyed spending time with family and …

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    Melvin Sehlke

    View Melvin Sehlke St. Johns Melvin R. Sehlke, passed away on November 8, 2019 at the age of 88. Mel was born on August 23, 1931 the son of Richard A. and Regina L. (Marten) Sehlke and was a veteran of the U. S. Army.  He had worked as a salesman of industrial tools and farming.  He was a very generous and nice man who loved to dance, take walks every day and was a very avid sports fan, especially loving MSU sports. Mel was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, American Legion, VFW…

  • Elsie,  Ithaca,  St. Johns,  St. Louis

    Daniel Sturgis

         Daniel Richard Sturgis, 62, of Lake Placid, FL (formerly of White Lake, MI) went home to the Lord on Friday evening October 25, 2019.           A Memorial Service will be held at Elsie United Methodist Church, Elsie, MI on November 16, 2019 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Alex Brown officiating.      Daniel is the son of Joanne (Williams) and Richard Sturgis of Elsie, MI. Daniel was born July 16, 1957 in Flint,…

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    Gerald “Jerry” Bast

    View Gerald “Jerry” Bast St. Johns Gerald L. “Jerry” Bast died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the age of 85. He was born March 11, 1934 in St. Johns to Isadore and Gertrude (Karber) Bast.  Jerry was a graduate of Rodney B. Wilson High School in St. Johns, Class of 1953. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns and was an Army veteran. Jerry was an attendant for the former AAA Ambulance Service and worked for over 20 years a…

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    Debra Mathews

    View Debra Mathews Portland Debra S. (Nobis) Mathews passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Her last moments were spent with her children, Emily (Tom Wolan) Mathews and Sarah (Troy) Tahvonen. Debbie was 65 years old. Debbie was preceded in death by the love of her life, John, to whom she was married for 42 years, and her parents Carl and Phyllis (Witte) Nobis. For more than two decades, John and Debbie were the proud owners of Mathews Hardware (later Mathews Paint and Decorating…

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    Joan Jorae

    View Joan Jorae St. Johns, Michigan   Joan M. Jorae died Wednesday, November 5, 2019 at the age of 91. She was born February 23, 1928 in St. Johns to Irving and Ethyl (Desprez) Eaton.  Joan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns and worked as an aide at Eureka Elementary School for several years. In her younger years she was a beautician but primarily she was a homemaker taking care of her family and home. Surviving is her husband of 70 years Bernard; her children, …