Our Obituaries

Jon E. Johnson

April 5, 1953 - July 26, 2017

Jon E. Johnson, 64, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Born April 5, 1953 to Ralph and Elise (Haines) Johnson in Harvey, Illinois, Jon graduated from Kankakee High School. He worked as an engineer, most recently in the Detroit area. After retiring, he moved to DeWitt to be close to his family. Jon loved to golf, work on his cars, and tinker. He was...
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Paula Ann Tiraboschi

September 11, 1945 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Kenneth Lee Smith

August 4, 1928 - July 20, 2017

Kenneth Lee Smith, age 88, went to his eternal home to be with the Lord on July 20, 2017. Kenneth was born on August 4, 1928 in DeWitt Township, Clinton County, to Stanley Alden Smith and Lucia Ambrosia (DeFeyter) Smith. He graduated from Eastern High School in June, 1945. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from April 1946 to November 1946 aboard the destroyer Eugene Allen Green. Ken...
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Samuel J. Barnett

June 23, 1919 - July 16, 2017

Samuel James Barnett Jr. June 23, 1919 - July 16, 2017 Sam Barnett, 98 years of age, Child of God, Soul Winner, was born on June 23, 1919 in Taos, New Mexico to Naomi Belle Phipps and Samuel James Barnett Sr. He lived there for several years before his family moved to Lansing, Michigan. Sam would spend the majority of the remainder of his life in mid-Michigan residing in DeWitt. Sam married his...
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Douglas Roger Earle

December 13, 1942 - July 6, 2017

Douglas Roger Earle was born on December 13, 1942 in Plainwell, MI, the son of Roger ("Dusty") and Cora (Elferink) Earle, and passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 6, 2017 at the age of 74. At the age of two, Douglas lost his father, Roger Earle, in World War II. He was raised by his mother, Cora, Grandpa and Grandma Earle and Auntie Ruth in his younger years, until Cora married William...
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Juan M. Ramos

September 26, 1950 - July 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Karl L. Kyes

July 5, 1922 - June 30, 2017

Karl Lee Kyes, 94, of DeWitt, MI passed away June 30, 2017, just 5 days before his 95th birthday. Karl was born in DeWitt on July 5, 1922 to Edwin and Ruth (Plowman) Kyes. He joined the United States Army and proudly served his country during WWII, earning the Bronze Star for "meritorious service as a half track driver." His Citation goes on to say "Technician fifth grade Karl Kyes devotion to...
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Robert J. Bashore

May 5, 1933 - June 26, 2017

Robert J. Bashore, 84, of Bath, passed away June 26, 2017. He was born May 5, 1933 in Lansing, MI to Orville and Betty (O'Brien) Bashore. He graduated from Resurrection High School in 1951. Bob proudly served his country for 4 years in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After discharge he worked with his dad as a brick mason contractor. Later he had his own contracting business for many...
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Allen Keith Waller

March 2, 1931 - June 25, 2017

Allen Keith Waller, 86, of DeWitt, Michigan passed peacefully on Sunday June 25, 2017. Allen was born in Lansing on March 2, 1931 to Ray and Vera, and married Evelyn Waller on June 13, 1953.Allen was an active member of Holmes Road Church of Christ and volunteered for Southside Kitchen. Allen was a graduate of Sexton High School, going on to attend Michigan State University and General Motors...
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George W. Baird

September 4, 1911 - June 23, 2017

George W. Baird, 105, went home to be with his Lord on June 23, 2017. George graduated from Bath H.S. and loved being a lifelong farmer, serving in several of the Agriculture Associations of Clinton Co. George was a former member of Redeemer UMC and more recently a member of the Bath Baptist Church. Most of all, George loved his wonderful late wife, Helen, who he married in 1932.George was...
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John Edward Rykert

January 23, 1965 - June 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Herbert Zinser

June 25, 1940 - June 20, 2017

Herbert Zinser passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his home in DeWitt, MI at the age of 76. Herb was born in Binghamton, NY on June 25, 1940. Herb's family moved to Detroit, MI in 1948 before settling in Flint, MI. After settling in Flint, Herb worked his way through high school and college at the family business, the Country Butcher. Herb graduated from Dye High School in Flint...
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Joe Devlin Donovan

September 16, 1999 - June 18, 2017

Joe "Joey" Donovan, 17, of DeWitt passed away June 18, 2017. He was born in Lansing on September 16, 1999 to Joseph G. and Susan A. Donovan.Joe was entering into his senior year at DeWitt High School. He had been a wrestler for DeWitt for the past 5 years. He was an avid fan of video games, movies, amusement parks, Transformers, Renaissance Festivals, the ocean, and Wing Dings.Joe is survived by...
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RaeAnne Todd

December 1, 1942 - June 15, 2017

RaeAnne Todd, 74, of Bath passed away peacefully on June 15, 2017 with her family by her side. She fought a brave and courageous fight against cancer for 10 years. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI on December 1, 1942 to Leonard and Henrietta VanOeveren. On March 1, 1968 she married the love of her life, Allen. They shared 49 special years together, and the bond they had gave each other the...
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Sharon Kay Hunt

September 5, 1935 - June 11, 2017

Sharon K. Hunt, 81, died June 11, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Sharon was born on September 5, 1935. She was one of seven children. She lived all her life in the DeWitt area, graduating from DeWitt High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Donald Hunt, on January 7, 1955. They adored each other and their five children. Sharon was active her whole life raising her...
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Jeanne P. Norwood

August 3, 1935 - June 10, 2017

Jeanne P. Norwood 8/3/1935 - 6/10/2017Beloved daughter of Winifred & Donald Penniman, sister, & mother, passed away June 10, 2017 at Sparrow Hospital. Left to mourn are children, Suzanne (Frederick) Giannaris, Lee Norwood, Patricia Walter; grandchildren, Haylee Giannaris, Jacob (Korin) Norwood, Jordan Norwood, Victoria Brock; great-grandchildren, Garret Karst, Ella Norwood, Patience,...
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Donald Charles Weeks

April 2, 1955 - June 3, 2017

Donald Charles WeeksDeWitt, Formerly of LansingDonald Charles Weeks, our treasured loving spouse, father, and grandfather was unexpectedly taken from us Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 in a tragic vehicle/motorcycle accident. Don was an incredibly hard-working, talented business owner who mastered his masonry trade over a 40 year career. He built an exceptional reputation within the Mid-Michigan...
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Joan Lucille Stevens

March 3, 1930 - May 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Diane L. Rossow

September 19, 1943 - May 28, 2017

Diane Louise Rossow, 73, of St. Johns, Michigan passed away May 28, 2017. She was born September 19, 1943 in Lansing to Glen and Mary VanEpps. Diane worked as an accountant for more than 40 years at Simplified Tax. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending her leisure time camping. She also loved her special dog, Benji.Surviving to cherish Diane's memory are husband, Laverne; daughter...
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Cheryl Ann Corr

December 30, 1932 - May 24, 2017

Corr, Cheryl A., age 84, of DeWitt, passed peacefully Wednesday, May 24, 2017 surrounded by family. Cheryl was a beloved mother of 8, Linda (Frank) Boone, Chris Corr, Jeff Corr, Tim (Linda) Corr, Teri (Al) Seger, Steve (Donna) Corr, Lisa Rowley, Jenny (Tim) Cross, grandmother of 19, and great-grandmother of 21. She was a founding member of The Catholic Community of St. Jude, where enjoyed...
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Janet Lee Sandberg

December 23, 1947 - May 16, 2017

Janet Lee Sandberg, 69, of Bath, MI passed away May 16, 2017. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 23, 1947 to Jesse and Theresa (Lieber) Pogue Sr. Janet grew up in Skokie, Illinois before moving to Mattson, Illinois with her husband, John Sandberg. They settled in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area for many years. Janet retired from PNC Bank after 25 years as a customer service...
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Shirley E. Sanborn

September 13, 1929 - May 14, 2017

Shirley Emily Sanborn, 87, of DeWitt passed away on May 14, 2017. Shirley was an animal and nature lover. Cats and birds were among her favorites. She never met a stray cat she didn't like. She would also feed anything that came on her deck, from birds, raccoons and to even the possums. She was a BIG Detroit Tigers fan and followed the team closely. She also loved her cottage at Littlefield Lake...
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Nathalie Clair Fouch

November 16, 1929 - May 12, 2017

Nathalie C. Fouch, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 12, 2017. She was born in Antigo, Wisconsin to Henry and Lillian (Schenk) Gilbertson, and graduated from the St. Mary's School of Nursing in Wausau, Wisconsin. Nathalie worked as nurse for Sparrow Hospital, and after retiring, continued to volunteer her time, caring for others. She was active with Girl Scouts of America, serving as a...
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Russell William Joseph Ballor

July 19, 1925 - May 8, 2017

Russell William Joseph Ballor, 91, of Bath MI, passed away May 8, 2017. He was born in Fairbault, MN on July 19, 1925 to Charles Emory and Nannie Belle (Spicer) Ballor. He loved his motorcycle and continued to ride until he was 87 years old. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. As a young man, Russell served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Russell was a member of the International Union of...
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Alice L. Satterla

February 19, 1926 - May 1, 2017

Alice Satterla, 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2017. She was born in Lansing, Michigan on February 19, 1926 to Francis and Laura (Rappleyea) Favreau and was a 1944 graduate of Eastern High School. Alice was a retiree of the State of Michigan, Agricultural Department, with 31 years of service.Alice was a devoted daughter, wife, and friend. She was hardworking and a great teacher...
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Margaret Holka

February 18, 1929 - April 13, 2017

Our mother, Margaret Holka, arrived in Heaven on Holy Thursday of Easter week. She was number 8 of 13 children born to the late Casimer and Mary Froncek. On Nov. 5, 1949 she married our dad, the late (and great) Arthur Holka. Surviving are her children, Connie (Robert) Gokey, Ken (Diane) Holka; and grandson, Ethan Holka. She was preceded in death by grandson, Austin Holka.Mom loved to dance,...
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Forrest Clinton Tefft

June 21, 1946 - April 10, 2017

Forrest Clinton "Sparky" Tefft, 70, of DeWitt, MI, was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother and friend to all. He passed peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, April 10, 2017. He will be missed more than words can express, but we know he is happy and healthy again in his new life.Born on June 21, 1946, in Howell, MI, Sparky grew up in Fowlerville and Byron, MI. On August 21, 1976,...
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Dave R. Church

February 9, 1945 - April 9, 2017

David Ray Church passed peacefully from this world on April 9, 2017 with his wife, Eileen and his brother, Jim by his side. Born February 9, 1945 to Thelma (Ash) and Chester "Chet" Church in Lansing Michigan, Dave was a lifelong resident of DeWitt. Shortly after high school, he hired into Oldsmobile, received his Machine Repairman Apprenticeship, then joined the United States Navy where he...
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Gail A. Zeigler

July 22, 1949 - April 9, 2017

GAIL A. ZEIGLERDeWITT, MI (formerly of MULLIKEN, MI)Gail A. Zeigler passed away peacefully on April 9, 2017 at the age of 67 in DeWitt, MI. Gail is survived by his daughter, Amy; brother, Joel (Linda) Zeigler; sister, Rosette Norris; nephew, Dan Zeigler; niece, Lori Brown; 3 grandnieces, Cheyenne, Sarah, Lindsay and grandnephew, Ryan.Gail's wishes were for cremation with no services. For...
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Linda Bryan

March 26, 1953 - April 8, 2017

Linda Kay Bryan, age 64, passed away April 8, 2017. She was born March 26, 1953 to Robert and Virginia Kingman in DeWitt, MI. Linda was married 27 years to David Bryan Jr. who preceded her in death in 2002. Linda graduated from St. Johns High School in 1972. She grew up in DeWitt, moving to Holt, where she resided for 40 years. She lived in Laingsburg the past 3 years.Linda was preceded in death...
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Doris Ann Kain

June 12, 1950 - March 31, 2017

Doris "Dee" Kain, 66, of DeWitt, MI, peacefully joined the Lord with her family by her side on Friday, March 31, 2017. She was strong willed and fought a good fight. She was a compassionate, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Dee was dependable and always there to help and care for others and known by friends and co-workers as "Mama Dee". Dee was born on June 12,...
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Bruce Warren Baker

February 11, 1954 - March 27, 2017

Bruce Warren Baker, 63, unexpectedly went home to be with his Lord on March 27, 2017. Bruce loved spending time at home in Dewitt and up north at Higgins Lake. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, boating and spending time hanging out with family and his many special friends. Bruce was a great helper and liked to share his skills. He attended First Baptist Church of St. Johns. Most of all, Bruce loved...
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Susan L. Taylor

April 7, 1940 - March 24, 2017

Susan L. Taylor, 76, of Laingsburg, passes away March 24, 2017. She was born in Dexter MI on April 4, 1940 to Rex and Lucile (Schaffer) Gleason. Susan was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ray Gleason; and sister, Donna Gleason.Surviving to cherish her memory are her husband of 51 years, John; daughter, Deborah (Jody) VanderWeide; sons, Michael (Dawn) Taylor, Stephen (Adrianne) Taylor;...
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Jacqueline Miller

October 31, 1949 - March 23, 2017

Jacqueline (Jacque) Miller passed away at the age of 67 on March 23, 2017, in DeWitt, Michigan due to brain cancer. Jacque was born on October 31, 1949, in Carmel, California to Thomas and Irene Main. She grew up with 2 siblings, Miles Main (deceased) and Jeanette Cecil of Hutchinson, Kansas. She spent much of her childhood in California, Ishpeming, Michigan and Pawhuska, Oklahoma. She graduated...
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Geraldine Marie Garofalo

September 6, 1931 - March 20, 2017

Geraldine Marie Garofalo, 85, of DeWitt, Michigan passed away March 20, 2017. Private services will be held.Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.grdewitt.com
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Judith Mary Hutchison

November 22, 1930 - March 13, 2017

Judy Hutchison was the nicest person anyone ever met. Born November 22, 1930, died March 13, 2017. Judy lived her life in Joy. She was adored by her parents, Dr. Franklin James and Unis May Cushman, and siblings Jim Cushman, Mary Ann Lambert, and Annice Douglas (surviving). Judy was beloved by her husband Ben and her children Christopher and Barbara Hutchison, Cynthia and John McCarty, Susie and...
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Rodney Michael Weston

August 26, 1972 - March 2, 2017

Rodney Michael Weston, 44, died peacefully at his home in Oak Park MI on March 2, 2017. He was born August 26, 1972 in Lansing, MI. Rod was one of the first groups of recipients to graduate from the Central Michigan University CENTRALIS Scholarship program. He was a prolific writer of poetry and spent most of his writing career in advertising. During his employment at Campbell Ewald Rod was...
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Lois J. LaViolette

June 13, 1943 - February 21, 2017

Lois J. LaViolette of Lansing and Port Charlotte, Florida was born on June 13, 1943, the daughter of Darold and Zelma Beckner, and passed away on February 21, 2017 at the age of 73. She enjoyed knitting, crafts, coloring and crocheting. She loved teddy bears, hummingbirds and all animals, especially her dog, Buddy. Most of all, Lois loved spending time with family and friends. She married her...
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Dennis Ray Moffitt

April 7, 1944 - February 21, 2017

Dennis Moffitt, 72, of DeWitt passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at home. He was born April 7, 1944 in Baltimore, MD to Harold and Edna Moffitt. He married Linda Ogden on October 31, 1964.He was a lifelong member and church leader of Looking Glass River Church/Faith Church DeWitt Campus where he served on the board for many years. He worked for C.J Rogers for 28 years as general...
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Judith Ann Maki

June 7, 1945 - February 20, 2017

Judith Ann Maki, our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the age of 71. The wife of an evangelist and missionary, Judith was a woman of great faith and devoted her life to the service of others. She loved to travel and was blessed with the opportunity to minister in more than 60 countries, the United States, and Canada. A talented...
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M. Thomas Hopkins

April 2, 1956 - February 19, 2017

M. Thomas (Tom) Hopkins, 60, of DeWitt, MI passed away at his home unexpectedly February 19, 2017. He was born April 2, 1956 to Charles and Betty (Gaylord) Hopkins. He was an avid lover of cars and owned the DeWitt Spa Detail Center in DeWitt where he enjoyed interacting with his customers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Betty. Surviving to cherish in his memory are his two...
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Janine L. Wilson

January 27, 1958 - February 16, 2017

Janine L. Wilson of DeWitt, Michigan died February 16, 2017. She was born to the late Richard and Ann Blancher on January 27, 1958. Janine had many accomplishments, she was a Vice President at First National Bank, owned a residential and commercial appraisal company, and worked at Psychological and Consulting Services.Janine loved to get her hands dirty. If you were to stop by, you would find her...
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Ruth C. Pearson

March 1, 1935 - February 14, 2017

Ruth C. Pearson, 81, of DeWitt, Michigan passed away February 14, 2017. She was born in Lansing, Michigan March 1, 1935 to Louis and Sophia (Trieweiler) Platte. Ruth was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She and her husband, William raised 5 children, 3 daughters and 2 sons. In her spare time, Ruth enjoyed quilting and baking.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband;...
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Donald Douglas Hiatt

December 6, 1933 - February 10, 2017

Donald Douglas Hiatt, 83, of Bath, Michigan passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at Fairview Adult Foster Care, Grand Ledge, Michigan. He was born December 6, 1933 in Lansing, Michigan to Leonard Hiatt, Sr. and Kitty May (Vail) Hiatt. Soon after graduating from Bath High School in 1951 he was hired by General Motors where he worked 40+ years, retiring as a skilled trades tinsmith. Don was an...
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Harriett L. Smith

March 21, 1930 - February 9, 2017

Harriett L. Smith, 86, of DeWitt, Michigan passed away February 9, 2017. There will be no services. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington Street, DeWitt. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.grdewitt.com
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Gayla Y. DeFoe

June 21, 1935 - January 31, 2017

Gayla Y. DeFoe, 81, of Lansing, passed away January 31, 2017. She was born in Weakley County, TN on June 21, 1935 to Carrmie and Viola (VanCleave) Sigman. Gayla was a member of Redeemer United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She also liked camping, canoeing, swimming, golfing, flowers, gardening, bowling and shopping. Above all, Gayla loved her family.She was preceded in...
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Charles George La Macchia

August 21, 1927 - January 30, 2017

Charles George La Macchia, 89, of DeWitt, MI passed away January 30, 2017. He was born August 21, 1927 in Durand, MI to Frank and Carrie (Hanson) La Macchia. Charles loved to play cards, tinker, camp, and fish in Canada. He also enjoyed spending his winters in Florida, and was a regular member of the DeWitt McDonald's "Morning Coffee Club". Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; his...
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Richard James Ferguson

November 29, 1953 - January 23, 2017

Richard "Rick" James Ferguson, 63, of DeWitt, MI passed away January 23, 2017. He was born November 29, 1953 in Lansing, MI to Charles and Norma (Decker) Ferguson. Rick was a graduate of DeWitt High School and worked for General Motors for 33 years. He was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and truly enjoyed his travels. Rick tolerated camping, and liked tubing down the Muskegon River....
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Tracy Jo Tenlen

November 10, 1970 - January 20, 2017

Tracy Tenlen, age 46 of Laingsburg (previously Bath, Michigan) passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, January 20, 2017 surrounded by family and friends.Tracy was an O.R. Nurse for Sparrow Hospital for over twenty years. She loved watching her children's sporting events, attending family events, and camping all over Michigan. Recently, she was able to go on a dream vacation with her family...
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Ray L. Bailor

July 6, 1936 - January 20, 2017

Ray L. Bailor, 80, of DeWitt passed away Friday, January 20, 2017. He was a proud Air Force veteran. Ray enjoyed many things in his lifetime. He loved anything with an engine. Cars, snowmobiles and motorcycles were a few of his specific passions. He also loved various sports along with camping, hunting and traveling. Ray was the kind of man who never met a stranger. There was always someone he...
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Irma Jean Clark

December 24, 1941 - January 12, 2017

Irma Jean "Aunt Jeanie" Clark passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. She was born in DeWitt, MI to the late Floyd and Nora (Ribby) Clark, and spent much of her life in the DeWitt area. When she wasn't working as a nurse, Irma loved to travel - covering the globe many times over in her travels. Upon her return, she would scrapbook all her photos and mementos...
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Gail Anne Bissell

September 23, 1935 - January 4, 2017

Gail ( Williams ) Bissell of Barryton, Mi. resided in DeWitt, MI. passed away January 4th 2017 at the age of 81. Exactly 17 years and one day of her husband, Robert Bissell of Lansing, MI. Gail graduated from Barryton High in 1953. Gail was a stay at home mom, she was also president of Lansing firefighters women's auxiliary.She was also active in the march of dimes charity. She loved bowling,...
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Adeleen Nancy Sudac

July 8, 1930 - January 2, 2017

Adeleen (Addie) N. SudacAdeleen Nancy Sudac, originally of Bath, Michigan but later residing in East Lansing and DeWitt, passed away on 2 January 2017 at the age of 86.She is survived by her six children: Mary (John) Deitrick, Cathy Sudac, John (Ruth) Sudac, Joe Sudac, Mark (Janet) Sudac and Ann (Erik) Borgen. She leaves behind seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived...
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Evalle Ethel Church

March 21, 1935 - January 2, 2017

March 12, 1935 - January 2, 2017Passed away peacefully at 81 years old with loving family by her side. Evalle was born on March 12, 1935 in Lansing, MI to Virgil and Mildred (McCune) Sample. She is survived by sons, Steven (Jane) and Michael (Tammie) and daughter, Karen (Joan Walker); 6 grandchildren , Emily Bourne, Brittany (Corey) Smith, Steve (Makel) Church, Amanda (Chris) Bates, Michelle ...
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Loretta Kirchen

January 14, 1942 - January 2, 2017

Loretta Kirchen, 74, joined the love of her life in heaven on January 2, 2017. She was born January 14, 1942 to Russell and Grace Higbie. She graduated from DeWitt, MI in 1960 and represented her class as Homecoming Queen. After graduation she married Gerald "Jerry" Kirchen. They settled in DeWitt. Her love and talent for art will always be remembered through her quilts, paintings,...
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Ronald Roy Helsel

May 10, 1942 - January 1, 2017

Ronald Roy Helsel of DeWitt, Michigan passed away on January 1, 2017 at the age of 74.Ron was born in May of 1942 in Pontiac, Michigan the son of Howard and Helen (Stringer) Helsel. He graduated from Pontiac High School, attended Lansing Community College, traveled to Wyoming in 1964 where he met and married his wife, Carole Ann.Ron loved being outdoors and worked for 45 years as a professional...
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William Thomas White

May 25, 1948 - December 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Oralie Ann Smith

October 16, 1957 - December 29, 2016

Oralie Ann Smith, 59, passed away on December 29, 2016 in DeWitt. She was born on October 16, 1957 in Lansing, Michigan to Donald C. and Edith F. (Arrington) Smith and spent much of her life in the DeWitt area. Oralie lived and breathed DeWitt. A talented artist in both drawing and airbrushing, she was also a skilled baker who created amazing and memorable cakes, and she passed those artistic...
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Joshua Thomas Miller

January 25, 1981 - December 25, 2016

JOSHUA THOMAS MILLER, Tollhouse, CA, Age 35, passed away on December 25, 2016. Josh was born in Lansing, MI on January 25, 1981 to Elizabeth A. (Crowl) and Thomas R. Miller. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and nephew. Josh graduated from Haslett High School in 1999 and joined the United States Marine Corps in 2000. After serving tours of duty overseas in both Afghanistan and Iraq,...
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James Harold Fisher

November 8, 1919 - December 20, 2016

Professor of Geology, WWII Captain of Infantry (France and Germany), husband, father, and grandfatherDr. James Harold Fisher, age 97 passed away in his sleep in DeWitt, Michigan, December 20, 2016, following complications from a stroke. He was born in Mayfield, Kentucky on November 8, 1919 to Clyde and Lillian Fisher. He entered R.O.T.C. in 1934 at Lakeview High School, and continued in R.O.T.C....
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Aleksander J. Duda

February 6, 1936 - December 18, 2016

Aleksander "Alex" John Duda, 80, of Laingsburg, MI passed away December 18, 2016. He was born February 6, 1936 in Lansing, MI to John and Josephine Duda. After graduating from Sexton High School in 1954, Alex proudly served in the U. S. Army. He attended the University of Michigan and was an avid U of M football fan. Alex was a resident of Laingsburg for 30 years and held a U. S. Patent for a...
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Linda Kay Fritch

April 2, 1948 - December 17, 2016

Linda Kay Fritch, of Dewitt, age 68, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at her home in DeWitt, after a seven month battle with cancer. She was born on April 2, 1948 in Lansing, Michigan to the late LaVern and Gladys (Stevenson) Fuller. She obtained both her cosmetology degree and a diesel mechanic associate's degree, and worked for many years with her husband,...
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William R. Fouch

July 25, 1928 - December 12, 2016

William R. Fouch, 88, of East Lansing, MI passed away December 12, 2016. He was born July 25, 1928 in Traverse City, the son of Harry and Charlotte (Thies) Fouch. William attended Traverse City High School and the University of Michigan. He was employed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as a wildlife biologist for 30 years. William was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed hunting and...
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Stewart Coleman Clise

January 27, 1946 - December 12, 2016

Stewart Clise born January 27, 1946, passed away December 12, 2016, at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy Clise; his sister, Jo (Carl) Sillanpaa; his sons, Tim (Wendy) Clise and Steve Clise; and four grandchildren, Emma Clise, Gwenneth Clise, Henry Clise and Danielle Clise. He was preceded in death by his brother, Burton Clise, and his son, Stewart Clise.Stewart graduated...
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Carole C. Parker

December 23, 1939 - December 3, 2016

Carole C. Parker, born December 23, 1939 in Jackson, the daughter of the late DeVern and Ethel Hulce, passed away on December 3, 2016 at the age of 76.Carole was a resident of Lansing since 1955. She was married to her husband, Larry for 58 years and was very supportive of him and her entire family; they considered her their number one fan. She loved crafting, knitting, crocheting, and plastic...
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Margaret Blood

March 15, 1934 - November 16, 2016

Margaret Blood, 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Lansing, Michigan. She was born in Lansing to Bert A. and Bethel (Pratt) Schultz, and spent much of her life in the Lansing and DeWitt area. A gifted and avid gardener along with her husband, Margaret's yard was always beautiful and well kept. She planted flowers, trees, and vegetables, and enjoyed canning the fruits...
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Bill Bruce Sweet

November 3, 1929 - November 16, 2016

William Bruce Sweet Sr.Born November 3, 1929; passed away November 16, 2016 at the age of 87. Bill proudly served as a Tank Division Sargent in occupied Japan and Korea. After his discharge, Bill worked as an Operating Engineer as member of Local 324. Some of his greatest accomplishments include helping to restore the Lansing State Capital building and several projects at Michigan State...
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Richard Stier

February 3, 1934 - November 15, 2016

Richard "Dick" Stier, 82, of DeWitt, passed away November 15, 2016. He was born February 3, 1934 in Niagara Falls, NY to Clarence and Myra Stier. Dick graduated from Sexton High School in 1951. He owned his own siding contract business for 40 plus years. Dick was interested in a large variety of activities. In the 1960's, he was a member of the Lansing German Short Haired Pointer Club and in the...
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Donna E. Wiggins

February 26, 1933 - November 14, 2016

Our angel Donna Elaine Wiggins, age 83, went to be with our Lord on November 14, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.Donna was born at home in Lansing, MI to Wilfred J. and Molita M. Griffith on February 26, 1933.She was preceded in death by her husband, John N. Wiggins, her father, Wilfred J. Griffith, her mother Molita Mae (Hart) Griffith, and her brother, Douglas W. Griffith...
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Shirley Ann Elliott

June 10, 1939 - November 11, 2016

Shirley Elliott peacefully passed away on November 11th, 2016, ending a 77 year journey that took her from her hometown of Lacey, MI all over the world. During the course of her full life, she was a business leader, travel guide and small business owner. More importantly, she was a great friend, a loving mother and a fantastic grandma. She is survived by her sons, Matt and Joe, daughter-in-law,...
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Jerry Ellis Moulder

October 17, 1965 - November 11, 2016

Jerry Ellis Moulder "Peanut" was born on October 17, 1965. He went to be with his mother, Evelyn Marie Moulder, in Heaven on November 11, 2016 at the age of 51. He put up a courageous fight against his cancer for 9 years. He worked in concrete construction. Peanut always had a smile on his face and was just happy to be alive. He said he was tired of fighting and ready to go. He...
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Wanda Lucille Dague

April 7, 1922 - November 10, 2016

Wanda Lucille Dague, 94, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Prestige Centre, Mt. Pleasant. She was one of sixteen children born to William and Florence Hawk. Wanda married Melvin Dague and together they raised 5 children: Linda (Brent) Newman, Janice (Allan) Bedaine, Michael (Brenda) Dague, Pamela (Michael) Compson, and Brigitte (Gary) Losey. Wanda adored her 12 grandchildren and...
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Alma M. Miller

May 1, 1924 - November 3, 2016

Alma Mae Miller, 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in Midland, Michigan. She was born May 1, 1924 in Weidman, Michigan to Elmer and Sarah (Nutt) Gross. She spent much of her early years living on a farm that had no running water or electricity. Later in her life, Alma learned to use and enjoy her computer in between wintering in Vero Beach, Florida, traveling with her...
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Eleanor Helen Goushaw

November 13, 1923 - October 24, 2016

Eleanor H. Goushaw, 92, of DeWitt, Michigan, residing at Hazel Findley Home was called to her Lord and Savior on October 24, 2016. Eleanor attended St. Mary's School and graduated with the class of 1941.She is survived by her niece, Helen Scieszka of Chilton, Wisconsin; nephew, Robert Scieszka of California; and dear friends, Joyce and Dave Bordui of DeWitt, Michigan. She was preceded in...
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James O. Watson

September 15, 1949 - October 23, 2016

On Sunday, October 23rd Ben and Jerry's stock price fell sharply with the news of Jim Watson's passing. It was a beautiful fall day when Jim joined those who have passed before him: granddaughter, Kayla Ann Grier, son, Jason, wife, Vicki, and his beloved parents, Martha (Midge) and Lloyd. Jim filled a room with laughter, loved with all he had, and as those close to him know "did it his way". He...
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Dorothy J. Anderson

March 30, 1929 - October 22, 2016

March 30, 1929 - October 22, 2016Dorothy, age 87, died peacefully at her home on October 22, 2016, with her son and caregiver, Joseph, her daughter, Lola, and her beloved dog, Missy by her side.She was born March 30, 1929 in Gaylord, Michigan to Theresa (Kosiara) and John Mankowski. She was raised in Battle Creek, Michigan and a graduate of St. Phillip Catholic High School, 1947.Dorothy was...
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Marjory J. O'Connor

September 15, 1937 - October 21, 2016

Marjory J. O'Connor, 79, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 21, 2016 in Lansing, Michigan. She was born September 15, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois to Abraham and Ruby (Ginsburg) Brauer. She taught elementary school for over 40 years, starting in West Layfette and Fort Wayne, Indiana before teaching in Detroit and eventually, for 28 years in Dryden. Marjory played cello and piano in her...
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Melba June Mull

January 12, 1926 - October 19, 2016

Melba June MullFarwell, MI, formerly of Lansing, MIMelba June Mull, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in Farwell, Michigan. She was born January 12, 1926 in Lansing to Ray and Erma (West) Parks. Melba was very crafty and enjoyed plastic mat weaving. A mystery lover, she made sure she read daily. She was loved by everyone, and her great sense of humor will be deeply...
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William John Purves

November 18, 1937 - October 15, 2016

William John Purves, "Bill", 78, went home to His Lord and Savior on October 15, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at Sparrow Hospice House. Mr. Purves was born on November 18, 1937 in Lansing, Michigan to Glen and Lulavene Purves. Bill was employed at Demmer Corporation for 56 years. He served in the Army National Guard for 9 years. Bill was an active life-long member of Valley Farms Baptist...
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Gerald Heiden

January 31, 1949 - October 14, 2016

Gerald (Jerry) Heiden born January 31, 1949 passed away October 14, 2016, at the age of 67. Gerald was preceded in death by his father Herman Heiden. He is survived by his mother, Lydia Heiden and two sisters, Rosemary Pasch and Yvonne Heiden. Gerald graduated from Bath High School in 1967; was a plumber/pipe-fitter for over 30 years. He built six houses over the course of his life. He was...
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Marcella Mae Ward

May 20, 1926 - October 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Dewitt, MI.
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June A. Shepherd

June 28, 1917 - September 27, 2016

June Alberta Shepherd, loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend, joined her Heavenly Father, beloved husband Roy, and son William on September 27, 2016 at the age of 99.June is survived by two children - Gerald L Shepherd and Sue C (William) Allen; grandchildren -- Scott Shepherd, Catherine (Mike) Atchison, Jennifer (Daniel) Russell, Benjamin (Molly) Fettig, Doug Shepherd,...
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BettyJane E. Dilday

November 22, 1930 - September 27, 2016

BettyJane E. Dilday, 85, of DeWitt, MI passed away September 27, 2016. She was born in Eaton Rapids, MI November 22, 1930 to Carl and Gladys (Norris) Wood.BettyJane enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband, Robert. She also liked riding horses with him and her daughter. She liked to travel and to camp. BettyJane was very family oriented. She loved spending time with her children, and watching...
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Craig L. Hummel

December 12, 1964 - September 23, 2016

Craig Lee Hummel, 51, of DeWitt Township, MI died September 23, 2016. He was born in Lansing, December 12, 1964 to Gary Lee and Patricia Ann (Clark) Hummel. Craig graduated from DeWitt High School where he was a two time wrestling champion. After high school he joined the U. S. Army and medically retired as a Major.Craig is preceded in death by his father, Gary. Surviving to cherish his memory...
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Robert Dale Herrguth

November 4, 1926 - September 13, 2016

Robert Dale Herrguth, 89, of Bath, Michigan, passed away September 13, 2016. He was born in Jackson, Michigan on November 4, 1926 to Fredrick and Carolyn (Barber) Herrguth. Robert proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII and was a member of the Bath American Legion Post 412. He was the owner/operator of Allied Disposal for 55 years. Robert was a longtime member of the Bath community,...
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Scott D. Wohlfert

December 13, 1959 - September 7, 2016

Scott D. Wohlfert, 56, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016. He was born in St. Johns, Michigan on December 13, 1959. He loved to ride his motorcycle, debate with anyone, and spend time on Facebook. He collected guns, and enjoyed hunting in his spare time. Scott had recently become a member of the Harrison Moose Lodge and was looking forward to doing, as he said, "Moose things". He was...
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Arlene May Parks

September 21, 1928 - September 6, 2016

Arlene May Parks died Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. She was born September 21, 1928, in Owosso, Michigan, the seventh of eight children, to Herbert and Bessie (Currier) Seward. She was mostly a stay at home mom but also worked 18 years as a secretary at North Presbyterian Church at which she was an active member for over 60 years. She enjoyed singing in the choir,...
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Myrtle F. Belbeck

December 18, 1922 - August 30, 2016

Myrtle Belbeck of Haslett passed serenely on August 30, 2016. She was born at home on the family farm in DeWitt, Michigan, on December 18, 1922, to George and Elfrieda Lena Rohrer (nee Massoll).She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 64 years, Frederick Thomas Belbeck; siblings Eva, Lewis, and Harold Rohrer, Mildred Bliven, Ruth Gross, and an infant brother. Surviving are her...
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Robert S. Clark

January 2, 1923 - August 29, 2016

Our beloved father, Robert Sylvester Clark, 93, passed away of natural causes at home on August 29, 2016 DeWitt MI. Robert was born in Culver, Indiana January 2, 1923 to James Sylvester and Fannie Mae (Warren) Clark. He was one of 9 siblings. Robert lived in Warsaw, Indiana until the age of 19 when he met the love of his life, Elouise Ruth (McNeely) Clark, deceased. Married April 23, 1942 Lansing...
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Thomas Ernest Keener

December 23, 1952 - August 28, 2016

Thomas E Keener, age 63 was born 12/23/1952 to Ernest and Laura Keener. He passed away peacefully at home on 8/28/2016. Thomas married Debra Braddock on 4/6/1974. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Debra; children, Angela Keener, Amy (Chad) Richardson, Annie (Justin) Kobus, Thomas (Melissa) Keener Jr.; grandchildren, Kynan, Ethan, Hunter, Mikayla, Aidan and Lawton. He is also survived by his...
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Glenna M. Hawk

August 17, 1927 - August 27, 2016

Glenna M. Hawk, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 27, 2016 in St. Johns, Michigan. She was born August 17, 1927 in St. Johns to Carl and Nellie (Pease) Waltz. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and camping at Big Lake in Mecosta. Glenna was a loving, kind person who always had a smile for others. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hawk, and her...
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Ben Gutierrez

August 26, 1920 - August 23, 2016

On August 23, 2016, Ben Gutierrez Jr's spirit was reunited with his loved ones in Glory after a long and faithful walk with the Lord. The last of a great family generation, he was preceded by 12 other dedicated brothers and sisters.A son of immigrants growing up during the Depression, his story has many chapters; a shoe shine boy, a field hand, a line worker at Ford, and later both an engineer...
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Shirley Rae Hopper

February 20, 1921 - August 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Dewitt, MI.
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Ruth Elizabeth Colson

September 12, 1927 - August 12, 2016

Ruth Elizabeth Colson, 88, of Lansing passed away August 12, 2016. She was born September 12, 1927 in Detroit to Francis and Armoza Mitchell. Ruth lived in the DeWitt area for over 50 years. She belonged to St. Therese of Lisieux Parish and was an active member of the Rosary Makers. Ruth loved to camp and to travel. She made beautiful afghans, and enjoyed collecting post cards. Ruth also loved to...
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Deanna Linn Smith

February 12, 1955 - August 6, 2016

Deanna Linn Smith, 61, died August 8, 2016. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Dewitt, MI. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grdewitt.com
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Catherine E. Post

March 13, 1936 - August 5, 2016

Catherine E. Post, 80, of DeWitt, MI passed away August 5, 2016. She was born in Paterson, NJ on March 13, 1936. Catherine was an avid reader, and loved to do puzzles. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Post in 1982. Surviving are daughters, Deborah Ann Laggner, Patricia Ann (Tim) Decker; sons, William Joseph Post, Michael Davis Post; 7 grandchildren, Joeylynne Decker, Jonathon...
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Mark George Krish

May 28, 1956 - August 1, 2016

Krish, Mark GeorgeSt. Johns, MIFormerly of East Tawas, MIAge 60, passed peacefully from this world at Mother Teresa House on Aug. 1, 2016. Mark was born in Holland, MI on May 28, 1956, the son of George and Irene Krish. He was a loving and selfless husband and father. Mark worked the State of Michigan in Lansing as a computer analyst and technician for 27 years. He loved fishing, bowling,...
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Frank A. Thomas

January 14, 1932 - July 31, 2016

Frank Arden Thomas III, of Lansing, Michigan, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, passed away peacefully at home on July 31 after a brief battle with cancer. Frank was born in Lansing on January 14, 1932, to Ione (Converse) and Frank Arden Thomas II. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Ione and Frank; brother, Edward; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Ralph...
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Eileen May Neuhardt

March 15, 1928 - July 13, 2016

Eileen May NeuhardtDeWitt, MichiganEileen May Neuhardt, born on March 15, 1928 in Muskegon Michigan, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Dorothy Hager, passed away on July 13, 2016 at the age of 88. She was a bookkeeper at Pierce Bros. Beauty Supply and retired after 25 years. She enjoyed gardening and going to the UAW Hall. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. ...
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Barbara L. Sickles

July 30, 1935 - July 8, 2016

Barbara Lucille Sickles (Wolfrom), 80, transitioned peacefully to her eternal home with her family at her side on Friday, July 8, 2016. Born on July 30, 1935 to Irene and Glen Wolfrom. Barbara was a graduate of Laingsburg High School where she had been active in 4-H and was a drum majorette in the band. She married Donald W. Sickles in 1954. They enjoyed 41 years of marriage before Don's death...
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