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Mark A. Huizenga

September 9, 1959 - March 26, 2016

Mark Alan Huizenga, age 56 of Dorr, passed away March 26, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother Barbara Huizenga. Mark will be lovingly remembered by his wife Julie Huizenga; his father Leo (Emily Wunsch) Huizenga; his brothers and sister: Steve (Sue) Huizenga, Geri (Doug) Powell, Dave (Susan) Huizenga, and Tom Huizenga; mother-in-law Lucy Ensing; brothers-in-law: Mike (Tammy) Ensing,...
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Cornelis "Case" Pols

September 22, 1944 - January 23, 2016

POLS Cornelis "Case" Pols, age 71, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 23, 2016 under the loving care of his family and Faith Hospice. Case was born on September 22, 1944 in Hoffdorp, Netherlands. He served in the United States Coast Guard and enjoyed woodworking and kayaking. He retired from P.C.I. of Michigan where he worked as a plumbing and mechanical...
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Virginia Arndt

March 21, 1925 - January 22, 2016

Virginia Arndt, age 90, formerly of Hamilton, MI passed away on January 22, 2016 in Lapeer, MI. She was born on March 21, 1925 to Mont and Ruby (Hurlbut) Warren in Grand Rapids, MI. Virginia was Nurse's Aid for many years at Allegan General Hospital in Allegan, MI. She married Victor Arndt on March 5, 1943 and he preceded her in death in 1985. Virginia loved to play piano, sing, knit, crochet,...
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Thomas E. Pavlak

March 19, 1941 - January 19, 2016

Thomas E. Pavlak, age 74, of Hopkins passed away peacefully surrounded by all of his family on January 19, 2016. Tom was born on March 19, 1941 to Emil and Julia (Arbanas) Pavlak in Allegan, MI. On August 24, 1963 he married his high school sweetheart, Janet Miller. Tom loved farming and seeing God's hand in nature, especially the smell of freshly plowed fields and newly cut hay. He always had...
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John J. Dolegowski

May 15, 1957 - December 16, 2015

John J. Dolegowski, age 58 of Watson Township, passed away following a car accident December 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Vander Ploeg. John will be lovingly remembered by his parents Chester and Marilyn Dolegowski; his brothers Larry, Joe, and Ron Dolegowski and his sisters Christine (Joe) Scott and Marlene Knox; his brother-in-law Kevin Vander Ploeg; nieces and...
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David Mark Dykstra

September 15, 1963 - December 2, 2015

David Mark Dykstra, age 52 of Portage, passed away December 2, 2015 at Rose Arbor Hospice Home after a two year courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his father David J. Dykstra. Dave will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sara Dykstra; his children Chloe and Isaiah; his mother Janice Dysktra; his brothers and sisters: Todd (Priscilla) Dykstra, Barry (Angela) Dykstra, and...
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Linda Marie Weick

April 25, 1960 - November 21, 2015

Linda Marie Weick, age 55 of Dorr, passed away peacefully at the Wings Home, November 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her mother Mary (Rewa) Whitemyer. Linda will be lovingly remembered by her children: Jessica (Andrew) Harrington, Tanya (Jason) Povio, and Jacob "Jake" (Chelsie) Weick; her 8 grandchildren; her father Charles (Carol) Whitemyer; her significant other Dennis Lenhart; her...
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Anna Marie Harig

June 8, 1930 - November 18, 2015

Anna Marie (Weber) Harig, age 85 originally of North Dorr, went home to be with her Lord November 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Harig and her daughter Kathleen, her brothers Harold and Ray Weber, and her sisters Betty, Frieda, Georgianna, Florence, and Rose. Anna will be lovingly remembered by her children: Patricia (Douglas) Echelberger, Barbara (Steven) Richards,...
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Rena L. Kamps

November 5, 1932 - November 13, 2015

Rena L. Kamps, age 83, of Burnips went to be with her Lord on Friday, November 13, 2015. She was a loving caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Throughout her life she had worked for General Telephone, as a librarian and picked asparagus for many years. On September 25, 1954 she married Jerald Kamps and together they raised four children. For 61 years they...
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Shirley Commons

July 31, 1956 - October 16, 2015

Shirley Lee Commons (Tubergan) born July 31, 1956, age 59 of Burnips, passed away to be with the angels on October 16, 2015. Shirley now joins her mother and father, Bill and Bee Tubergan, who have been patiently waiting to welcome their little girl home! As well as her sister Patty Tubergan and her dearly missed friend Sandra Lynn. Shirley leaves behind with so much love her two daughters,...
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Deborah Ann Ranville

July 1, 1964 - October 16, 2015

Deborah Ann Ranville, age 51, of Wayland, passed away, Friday, October 16, 2015. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Shawn Zoerner and Elise Todd; her father, Donald (Shirley) Ranville; mother, Cecelia (Larry) Tucker; her brothers, Don (Barbie) Ranville, Tony Ranville; her step-brothers, Robert Ray and E. Thomas Tucker; step-sister, Laura Tucker; and her numerous aunts, uncles,...
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Robert S. Kaniewski

July 25, 1946 - October 14, 2015

Robert S. Kaniewski, age 69, of Dorr, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Connie; children, John Hoss and Jason (Amy) Hoss and granddaughter, Ainsley; sisters-in-law Beverly (Rich) Davis and Pamela Ashley; several nieces and nephews and many friends. A memorial service will be held 11am Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the...
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Frances L. Poskey

February 25, 1921 - October 2, 2015

Frances L. Poskey, age 94 of Grand Rapids, passed away October 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin and her son Rodger. Frances will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Marijane Levendosky; her grandchildren: John and Dana Levendosky, Lisa and Keith Kadwell, Lynn Ann and Scott Williamson, and Todd and Gale Poskey; her 9 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren....
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Clara Jean Clark

January 8, 1933 - July 23, 2015

Born in Hatton, Alabama, the daughter of Grady & Maggie Bradford. She is survived by her husband Louis Clark, daughter, Debbie (Joe) Vitale of Coloma, MI, 2 Grandchildren, Matthew and Heather Vitale. Siblings Coy (Hazel) Bradford from Eastero, FL , Don (Linda) Bradford from Kalamazoo, MI, Dale (Sandy) Bradford from Chapel Hill, TN and several nephews & nieces. Clara was preceded in death by 2...
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Walter J Arndt

September 9, 1926 - July 16, 2015

Walter J. Arndt, age 88, of Wayland was called to his eternal rest on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Walter was born on September 9, 1926 in Dorr, MI to John and Emma (Miller) Arndt. On July 8, 1949 Walter married Carolyn McMannis who preceded him in death after 58 years of a very loving marriage. The two most important things in Walter's life were his faithfulness to his Lord and Savior and his...
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Sandy L. Bennett

August 7, 1937 - June 11, 2015

Sandy L. Bennett, age 77, of Hamilton, passed away on June 11, 2015 at the Butterworth Campus of Spectrum Health Services in Grand Rapids, MI. She was born on August 7, 1937 to Theodore and Ferne (Swinton) Strickfaden in Douglas, MI. She was a 1955 graduate of Shelby High School and then attended Hackley School of Nursing in Muskegon obtaining a degree in Nursing. Sandy worked as an RN...
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Gladys J. Beek

September 25, 1932 - June 6, 2015

Gladys Beek, age 82 of Moline, went to be home with her Lord and Savior on June 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbert "Bud" Beek. Gladys will be lovingly remembered by her children: Douglas and Sandra Beek, Kimberly and Michael Slachter; her grandchildren: Heather and Ken Duff, Cheyenne Slacher, Travis Beek, Michaela Slachter, and Lexie Slachter; her five precious great...
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Harry Raad

March 29, 1936 - June 3, 2015

Harry Raad, age 79 of Dorr, passed into eternal life in Christ June 3, 2015 surrounded by his loving family after a brief battle with cancer. He walked into his heavenly home to meet his loving family, parents Casper and Gertrude, first wife Nancy, infant son Wayne, all his brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and Grandson Tommy. Harry is survived by his wife Ann; children: Joyce (Patrick) Burrows,...
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Mary Lu Higbee

August 16, 1938 - May 30, 2015

Mary Lu Higbee, age 76 of Dorr, passed away May 30, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Ruben "Bud" Higbee, her parents Lloyd Capron and Mary (Nichols) Tinkham, her daughter Darlene Ann McCourry, and her brother John Capron. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her children: Gary and Peggy McCourry, Denise Greenbauer, Rick McCourry, Tamara and Edward Hodge; her grandchildren: LaQuan &...
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Ruben "Bud" Higbee

January 28, 1930 - May 26, 2015

Ruben "Bud" E. Higbee, age 85 of Dorr, passed away May 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Myron Higbee and Lydia (Tinkham) Kopen; brothers and sisters: William Higbee, Vivian Gort, Simone Hopp, Frances Jean McMillan, and Howard Higbee. Bud will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years Mary Higbee; his children: Gary and Peggy McCourry, Denise Greenbauer, Rick McCourry, Tamara...
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David Hilaski

May 22, 2015

David Ray Hilaski, born 12/8/1942, 44, 46, 49, and 51, of Wayland, passed away at his home on May 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Edna Hilaski and his sister Norma (Bill) Schaendorf. He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Ken Hilaski, Janice Hilaski (Scott Roberts), Steve Hilaski, and Cassie Price Hilaski; sister Dorothy (James) Dever, Robert (Janice) Hilaski,...
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Marian G. Streb-Albers

March 1, 1945 - May 22, 2015

Marian Streb-Albers, age 70 of Dorr, passed away May 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her first husband Donald Streb and her second husband Glenn Albers, her parents Harry and Rose Weber, her brothers Robert, August, and Francis Weber, and her niece Anna Sobie. Marian will be lovingly remembered by her son Dean and April Streb; her grandchildren: Dallas and Carrie Streb; her brother Father...
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Agnes VandenBerg

September 17, 1920 - May 6, 2015

Agnes VandenBerg, age 94 of Wayland, passed away May 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew VandenBerg and son-in-laws: Robert Rewa and James Miller. Agnes will be lovingly remembered by her children: Patricia Miller, Marilyn Rewa, Sharon (Terry) Baumgard, Joe (Ruth) VanDenBerg, Sandra (William) Nieboer, Penny (Jeff Bauer) VandenBerg, and special friend of the family Michael and...
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Geraldine "Joyce" Sodman

February 5, 1925 - April 29, 2015

Geraldine "Joyce" Sodman, age 90, of Dorr passed peacefully at Trillium Woods in Byron Center on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. According to her wishes no services will take place at this time and interment will take place in Bath Cemetery, Bath, MI at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.kubiak-cook.com
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James "Boonie" Hilaski

February 5, 1943 - April 19, 2015

James "Boonie" Hilaski, age 72 of Dorr, went to be with the Lord April 19, 2015, while home with family. He was born to the late Walter and Florence Hilaski. James lives on in the hearts and memories of his wife of 50 years, Linda (Swainston) Hilaski; his son Brian Hilaski; his daughters Catherine Hilaski and Shelley (Mark) Funk; granddaughter Alicia (Cesar) Juarez; and 4 great-grandchildren:...
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Beverly Ann Gerard

November 12, 1940 - March 28, 2015

Beverly Ann Gerard, age 74 of Burnips, went to be with her Lord and loved ones who preceded her in death. Bev will be lovingly remembered by her brother Milo "Mick" (Exie) Gerard of White Cloud; her nieces and nephews Pam (Jim) Baxter, Susan (Paul) Kennedy, Cheri Berkenpas, and Jeff Gerard. She was preceded in death by her brother Ron (Norma) Gerard, special Uncle and Aunt Warren and Gert Smith...
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Johanna "Jo" Bryant

March 20, 1931 - March 25, 2015

Johanna (Jo) Bryant, age 84, of Dorr passed away unexpectedly, and much too soon, Wednesday March 25, 2015. Jo was born March 20, 1931 in Kalamazoo, MI to Elzo and Gertrude Veenkant. Since retiring, Jo and her late husband, Richard (Dick Bryant), looked forward to their weekends up north, hunting, fishing, playing poker, and spending time with family and friends around the campfire. Jo also loved...
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Russell R. Shoemaker

June 8, 1928 - March 24, 2015

Russell R. Shoemaker, age 86 of Dorr, went to be with his Lord March 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Hattie Shoemaker, his sisters Beatrice Pallett and Edith DeCoux and his brothers Horace Shoemaker and Lester "Jack" Shoemaker. Russ will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Viola; his children: Linda Shoemaker-Johnston, Janice (Gilbert) Goodwin, Dean (Tammy...
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JoAnn M. Zomerlei

January 17, 1932 - November 26, 2014

JoAnn (Homrich) Zomerlei, age 82 of North Dorr, passed away November 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Elizabeth Homrich, her brother Vernon Homrich, and her sister Marlene Wykowski. JoAnn will lovingly be remembered by her husband of 60 years, Carl; her children: Ron (Pat) Zomerlei, Allen (Marge) Zomerlei, Karen (Terry) Miller, and Larry (Julie) Zomerlei; her...
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Gabriella S. Rewa

March 5, 1931 - November 26, 2014

Gabriella Sylvia Rewa, age 83 of Salem Township, passed away November 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband John Rewa, her parents Hippoliet and Helen Bosman, and her grandson Jay Fase in 2010. Gabriella will be lovingly remembered by her children: John (Roganne) Rewa, Karl (Dale Rachelle) Rewa, Joan Rewa, Matthew (Rosie) Rewa, Sarah (Doug) Fase, Christopher "Jake" Rewa, Greta Rewa,...
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Patrick L. Ten Hoopen

August 19, 1941 - October 10, 2014

Patrick L. Ten Hoopen, age 73 of Dorr, passed away October 10, 2014. Pat will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years, Barbara; his children: Patrick (Cassandra) Ten Hoopen, Carolyn (John) Clark, Sherry Ten Hoopen, and Gina Ten Hoopen; four grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Bill (Carol) Ten Hoopen, Roger (Sharon) Ten Hoopen, Kathy Bowker, Bro. Francis Ten Hoopen, Mary Lennington, Mike...
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Marjorie Elizabeth Velicky

September 27, 1936 - August 15, 2014

Marjorie Elizabeth Velicky, age 77 of Dorr, passed away August 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Elizabeth Pitsch, her sisters: Donna Holzgen, Jean Morsman, and Berdine Pitsch; and her brother Chester Pitsch. She will lovingly be remembered by her children: Elizabeth (Scott) Lynema, Stephen (Sandy) Velicky, and Leslie (Paul) Lettinga; grandchildren: Leyton, Erin, Mason...
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James Marion Ledford, Jr.

June 5, 1948 - August 14, 2014

James "Jim" Marion Ledford, Jr., took his final march home to our Lord from his residence in Dorr, MI, August 14, 2014. Jim was born June 5, 1948, in Chicago, IL, to James, Sr. and Julia Ledford, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Forest View High School, Arlington Heights, IL, in 1966. He chose to immediately enlist in the U.S. Army and proudly served in the ASA, stationed in both...
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Louis Lake

August 29, 1946 - March 31, 2014

Louis "Lou" Milton Lake, age 67, of Wayland passed away March 31, 2014 from stomach cancer with his family by his side. He fought the cancer to the very end, trying everything possible to put it into remission. He LIVED with cancer for the last 12 months and lived life to the fullest. Never letting a day go by without letting his family know how much he loves them. Louis was born August 29,...
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Russell A. Hansen, Sr.

April 27, 1924 - September 2, 2013

Russell Alfred Hansen, Sr., age 89 of Dorr, passed away September 2, 2013. On August 28, 1948, Russell married Mary Burkett and they shared 59 wonderful years. He is survived by their children: Russell (Joyce) Hansen, Jr., Rita (Larry Eklund) Hansen, Richard (Rhonda) Hansen, son-in-law Gary Collens, Ruth (Joseph Motto) Hansen, Regina Jones, Ralph (Cathy) Hansen, Rachel (Doug) Hansen-Schuring,...
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Catherine VanWinkle

November 13, 1940 - January 17, 2013

Catherine VanWinkle, aged 72 of Allegan, met the Lord at the gates of Heaven on January 17, 2013. She is survived by her children: Ann (Keith) Allen and Ed (Jessi) VanWinkle; her grandchildren: Kristopher (Shawna), Richard, Madison, Zachary, and Jackson; her sister Mary Hitzler; her brother James Birman, Sr.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and...
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Marjorie Leach

March 9, 1917 - September 29, 2012

LEACH-Marjorie Leach, age 95 of Dorr, went to be with the Lord Sunday, September 30, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband Moody; her son-in-law Jim Zoulek and grandson Ron Zoulek. She is survived by her children, Gary (Corlyss) Leach, Patty Zoulek and Billy (Linda) Leach; grandchildren, Tina (Brian) Collings, Penny (Dale) Kaminski, Julie Leach, Tom Zoulek, Brian Leach, Rebecca (Randy)...
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Mary Schaeffer

August 11, 2012

SCHAEFFER- Mary Schaeffer age 87 of Dorr passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012. She is survived by her children Jerry (Joyce) Maslowski, Robin (Harold) Schumaker, Bill (Barb) VanHouten, Cal (Betty) Schaeffer, Lynn (Donna) Schaeffer, Sam (Kenneth) Boersma, Randy Schaeffer, 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Norman and great-grandson. A Mass of...
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Donald E. Schulze, Jr.

November 9, 1959 - August 4, 2012

SCHULZE: Donald E. Schulze Jr., was taken unexpectedly by God on Saturday, August 4, 2012, doing something he loved; riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his two loving kids, Eric and Abigail Schulze. A celebration of his life will be held at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1896 135th Avenue, Hilliards,MI from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, August 9, 2012. Memorials may be made to Helen DeVos...
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Cheryl Selby

February 3, 2012

SELBY – Cheryl L. aged 65 of Burnips passed away Friday February 3, 2012. She is survived by Roger her husband of 45 years; her sons Ron Selby and Scott Selby; grandchildren Jessi, Tanya, Scott, Seth and Makenzi; brothers Jerry (Janice) Laninga, Craig Laninga; sisters Darla (Russ) Hibma, Pam (Denny) Brouwer; many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday...
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Jamie Fifelski

January 28, 2012

FIFELSKI – Jamie Joseph aged 37 of Dorr passed away at home Saturday January 28, 2012. He is survived by his children Tamara and Trenton and their mother Angela; mother Sharon; sister Sherele Fifelski, brothers Randy (Kim) Fifelski, Jeff (Laurie) Fifelski, William Jr. ( Dianne) Fifelski, many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and friends. He is preceded in death by his father William Sr....
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Mary Whitemyer

December 21, 2011

WHITEMYER – Mary L. Whitemyer aged 82 of Salem Twp., passed away Wednesday December 21, 2011. She is survived by her children Gary (Donna) Paquin, Clark Whitemyer, Linda Weick, grandchildren Tony Paquin, Crystal (Howard) LaCroix, Joseph Whitemyer, Tanya (Jason) Povio, Jessica (Drew) Harrington, Jacob Weick, 8 great grandchildren, sister Carol (John) Lenhart, brothers Jim Rewa, Paul (Deb) Rewa,...
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Phyllis Arndt

December 2, 2011

ARNDT – Phyllis C. Arndt aged 76 of Dorr, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday December 2, 2011. She is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 54 years Raymond, sons Terry, Ken (Tracy), Mike, Dennis (Chris), grandchildren Becky (Don) Hibma, Michelle (Bob Royce) Roberts, Alan Arndt, Matthew Arndt, great grandchildren Faith and Jacob Hibma and Devin Roberts, brother Dan (Maddie) Wolf,...
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Ruth Halloran

November 19, 2011

HALLORAN – Ruth I. Halloran aged 92 of Leighton Twp., passed away Saturday November 19, 2011. She is survived by her children Doug (Marcia) Halloran, Dean (Sandy) Halloran, Kathy Halloran, Jo Pierce, Wayne (Joan) Halloran, Colleen Norton, Paul (Geri) Halloran, Mick (Barb) Halloran, William (Sue) Halloran, 24 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and sister in law Naomi Hildenbrand. Ruth was...
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Richard Jansens

November 19, 2011

JANSENS – Richard P. Jansens aged 75 of Dorr passed away Saturday November 19, 2011. Richard served in the Army as an MP and was stationed in the U.S. and overseas in Berlin. He was a welder and pipefitter for 45 years. Richard is survived by his wife of 51 years Adriana, children Jessica (Don) Westbrooks, Patrick (Kim) Jansens, grandchildren Matt Jansens, Sara (Shawn) Heise, Chris Jansens,...
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Loren Genther

November 6, 2011

GENTHER – Loren Lee Genther aged 71 of Dorr, passed Sunday November 6, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Patricia Genther, children Brent Genther, Brian (Tonda) Genther, Michael Bessey, Glenn Bessey, Sheldon (Kelly) Bessey, grandchildren Amber, Kim Genther, David Vogt, Jessica, Blain, Jacob Fleser, Taija, Roy Genther, Ryan, Brandon, Kristen, Luke, Nicholas, Zachary, Hunter, Zane...
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Fred Holbrook

October 9, 2011

HOLBROOK - Freddie J. Holbrook aged 74 of Dorr passed away peacefully at home with his family Sunday October 9, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Connie, children Melodie (Paul) Niemczyk, Mike (Tammy) Holbrook, Melissa (David Lanning) Holbrook, Monica (Paul) McClung, grandchildren Dustin (Heather) Niemczyk, Diggy (Carla) Niemczyk, Dylan Niemczyk, Michaela Niemczyk, Ryan (Jamie)...
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