Our Obituaries

Goldie Mae Bouts

December 8, 1925 - November 18, 2017

Goldie Bouts, age 91,of DeWitt Township, passed away on November 18th at home. A short service will be held on December 2nd at 2pm, with visitation to follow until 4pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt 205 E. Washington Street. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Sparrow Home Hospice - Clinton Team, 306 E. Elm St. St. Johns, MI 48879. A full obituary will be posted...
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Elizabeth Ann Udry

October 26, 1932 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Beverly Ann Swartz

March 26, 1937 - November 11, 2017

Beverly was born on March 26, 1937 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Douglas and Doris Beach, and went to be with her Lord & Savior on November 11, 2017. Beverly was a resident of DeWitt area for over 70 years. She was a member of the Bath Baptist Church, an avid piano player & piano teacher and she loved playing for the Chapeltones for over 15 years. Beverly enjoyed riding motorcycles,...
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Arlene Marie Snoeyink

October 10, 1931 - November 10, 2017

SNOEYINK - Arlene Marie, age 86, of DeWitt, Michigan, passed away at home on November 10, 2017 with her family at her side. She was born October 10, 1931 in Hopkins, Michigan to Walter and Elsie (Thede) Runkel. On June 18, 1955 she married the man who became her "happily ever after"-- Sherwin (Pete) Snoeyink. Arlene and Pete were blessed with 62 wonderful years together. She was a nurse at...
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Charlene Ruth Hardwick

August 6, 1928 - November 6, 2017

Charlene (Lake) Hardwick, 89, was born in Owosso, MI on Aug. 6, 1928 to Charles and Alice Lake. She died Nov. 6, 2017 at home in Lansing. Charlene moved to Lansing at an early age. She met the love of her life, Robert J. Hardwick and they were married for 68 years until Robert's death in 2013. Charlene enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, needlework, and watching Detroit Tigers and Red...
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Patricia Dean Tangeman

May 25, 1931 - November 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Carri Louise Perry

August 14, 1963 - November 5, 2017

Carri Louise Perry, 54, of DeWitt, passed away November 5, 2017. She was born in Royal Oak, MI on August 14, 1963 to Joseph and Miriam Furci. She worked for a number of years as a recreational therapist at Southfield's Providence Hospital, Hope Network, and Burcham Hills.As a mom, Carri was very supportive of her sons' activities, especially Connor with Special Olympics and Joseph and his pursuit...
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Douglas J. Kosloski

August 10, 1942 - October 25, 2017

Douglas J. Kosloski, 75, of Lansing, MI died October 25, 2017. He was born in Lansing on August 10, 1942 to Carl and Lena Kosloski.Douglas had many interests including golf, hunting, bowling, hanging out with his buddies. He played fast pitch softball, was an avid MSU fan, and also enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers and Lions games. Douglas loved his '75 olds convertible. He was a member of...
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Mary Elizabeth Wood

April 15, 1929 - October 20, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Wood, age 88, of Holt, Michigan, passed away October 20, 2017. Mary was born April 15, 1929 in Berwyn, Illinois to Ratliff and Dora (Langlois) Compton. She was highly educated, holding Associates Degrees in Classical Voice and Music Theory, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, and a Master's Degree in Education. She was a world traveler, seamstress, musician, artist, and published...
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Ethel Marie Finger

October 1, 1939 - October 18, 2017

Ethel Finger, 78, of DeLand, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She was born October 1, 1939 in Cadillac, Michigan to Harry and Madeline (Cooley) Blaksley.Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, James Finger.She is survived by her children Lori (Khimji) Nakrani, David (Denise) Scholten, Dr. Teresa (Ron) Berridge, Cynthia (Tom) Hoffman; sister, Shirley Southwick; brother,...
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Bill Myers

March 26, 1960 - October 6, 2017

William "Bill" Dean Myers, born march 26, 1960 in St. Johns, the middle child to Wendell and Hazel (Argersinger) Myers, passed away on October 6, 2017 at the age of 57.Graduated from DeWitt High School in 1978 and went straight into the Electrical Apprenticeship with the IBEW local 665 in Lansing, MI. He graduated as a full Journeyman Electrician; he then became a Master Electrician. He worked...
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James Edward Ross

February 3, 1955 - October 6, 2017

James "Jim" Edward Ross, 62, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. He was born in Lansing, Michigan to Richard and Muriel (Chapman) Ross and graduated from Bath High School. Jim was one of a kind. A dedicated member of AA for over 15 years, Jim loved walking, picking guitar, listening to classic rock like Bob Dylan, and writing poetry. He was preceded in death by his mom...
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Joyce Lynn Schafer

October 16, 1936 - October 5, 2017

Joyce Lynn Schafer, age 80, of DeWitt passed away on October 5, 2017 at home. She was born on October 16, 1936 in Muskegon, the daughter of Ernest and Mary (Burns) Collins. Joyce was an excellent cook and loved to make things from scratch! She enjoyed word searches, spending time up north at the family cottage and especially loved to play with her grand kids, she was also an avid fan of game...
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Barbara Ann Scott

May 12, 1938 - October 4, 2017

Barbara Ann Scott, "Aunt Barb", age 79, passed away on October 4, 2017 after a long illness, with her loved ones by her side. Barb was born May 12, 1938 in Lansing, Michigan, but was raised in Engadine in the Upper Peninsula and always considered herself a "Yooper". Oh, how she loved to Polka! Barbara will be greatly missed by her son, Russell Scott, Jr.; daughter-in law,...
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Dalee Carol Sprague

October 1, 1967 - October 3, 2017

Dalee C. Sprague, 50, of DeWitt passed away October 3, 2017. She was born in Kalamazoo, MI on October 1, 1967. Dalee was a loving mother. Her children were her world and she was happiest being with and loving her family.She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Smith. Surviving to cherish her memory is her mother, Donna Beth (Nagel) Hutcherson; sons, Simon Sprague, Casey Sprague, Sampson...
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Paul Eric Roettger

February 24, 1951 - September 30, 2017

Paul Eric Roettger, born on February 24, 1951, left this world on September 30, 2017. Paul was a graduate of Kelloggsville High School in Wyoming, Michigan. He was honorably discharged from the United States Coast Guard after 6 years of service. Paul was a Michigan State University graduate. He worked at Merit Labs in East Lansing for 30 years as an environmental chemist. He was preceded in...
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Kay R. Sederquist

October 10, 1938 - September 25, 2017

Kay R. Sederquist, 78, of East Lansing, passed away September 25, 2017. She was born in Lansing on October 10, 1938 to Melvin and Virginia Sederquist. Kay raised 6 children, graduated from Sexton High School in 1956, and then went to work for the State of Michigan, retiring in 2001. Kay was a member of Valley Farms Baptist Church. She loved music, sang in the choir, and played the piano and...
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Erik Francis Olson

January 31, 1941 - September 25, 2017

Family, volunteerism and love of community. Quiet, strong, dependable, highly analytical with a powerful work ethic- that was Erik Francis Olson. He was a working Christian- always doing for others, never refusing a request; he walked the talk. He was born on 1/31/41 to Francis and Helen (Schmidt) Olson in Neenah, WI. He passed away suddenly on 9/25/17 from a massive heart attack. As a child, he...
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Alex Scott Veliz

January 20, 1962 - September 19, 2017

Alex Scott Veliz, 55, of Lansing passed away September 19, 2017. He was born January 20, 1962 in Lansing to Francisco and Margarita Veliz. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Harold W. Stevens

April 14, 1928 - September 16, 2017

Harold "Mick" Stevens, 89, of Lake, MI died September 16, 2017. He was born April 14, 1928 in Stockbridge MI the son of Richard and Anna Stevens. Mick was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, uncle, brother, and friend. He passed with his family at his side. We know he is happy again. He was proud to be a Korean War Vet. He and his wife, Rose resided in Lansing, then DeWitt. Mick...
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John Owen McGonigal

May 22, 1937 - September 16, 2017

John O. McGonigalBathPassed away September 16, 2017 at the age of 80. John was born May 22, 1937 in Bath, MI to Chester Roland and Ada Belle (Dolton) McGonigal. John trained in the Air Force as a dental lab technician, determining his first career which lasted 34 years. He began a second career in corrections with the State of Michigan in 1989 achieving top ten status in his graduating class....
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Jeremy James Rush

November 1, 1978 - September 12, 2017

On September 12, 2017, Jeremy James Rush went to rest in his eternal home in Heaven. Jeremy leaves behind the love of his life, wife and best friend, Andrea Rush. His three daughters, Madyson, Avery and Blake Rush were the lights of his life. He adored being a dad to his girls and a husband to Andrea. Jeremy had a contagious laugh and smile. He was loved deeply by his family and will be...
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Helen Marie Schafer

March 27, 1933 - August 18, 2017

Helen Marie Schafer was born March 27, 1933 in Fowler, MI, the daughter of the late Arnold and Pauline (Wieber) Miller, and passed away on August 18, 2017 at the age of 84. Helen Marie was employed by Oldsmobile, Service Bureau Corporation and retired from the State of MI in 1992. She married Paul H. Schafer, the love of her life, on May 15, 1954 and he preceded her in death on September 23,...
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Michael V. Zallman

February 19, 1980 - August 13, 2017

Michael Vail Zallman, 37, of Dewitt, MI, born February 19, 1980 in Greenville, MI, left this earth for his heavenly home on Sunday, August 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Michael joins his biggest fan, his sister, Julie Kim Zallman, along with loving grandparents, Betty and Fred Zallman and E. Ted Vail. Those left behind to honor and mourn him everyday for the rest of their lives...
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Joseph Allen Schoonmaker

June 8, 1980 - August 12, 2017

Joseph Allen Schoonmaker, 37, of Bath passed away unexpectedly on August 12. Joe was a hard worker. His job of choice was hanging siding, but he also did some roofing. Joe was proud of the work he did and did it very well. Joe had a good heart, willing to help family and friends whenever he could. He especially liked to help out is nieces and nephews. Joe loved his family and loved his...
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Lisa Marie DELINE

May 6, 1979 - August 10, 2017

Lisa Marie Deline, 38, of St. John's, passed away August 10, 2017. Lisa was born in Lansing on May 6, 1979 to Earl and Connie Newman.Lisa was preceded in death by her mother Connie Cogswell; and sister, Pamela Newman. Surviving to cherish her memory are sons,Kaden Deline, Ryan Woods; daughters, Jasmine Deline, Gracie Woods; father, Earl (Cathy) Newman; stepmother, Diana (Ron) Miller;...
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Marcella Elaine Petersen

February 24, 1956 - August 7, 2017

Marcie passed away in her sleep at home on Monday, August 7, 2017. She was born to Robert and Mary June Reed on February 24, 1956 in Landstuhl Germany. Marcie grew up in Southern California where she met her husband Dave. They married in June 1990. She moved to Lansing and had two children, Molly and Megan. Marcie worked for 18 years in various branches of the Michigan State Legislature where...
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Gerald D. Shooltz

April 11, 1939 - August 2, 2017

Gerald D. Shooltz, born April 11, 1939 in Lansing the son of the late Aloys and Helen (McKenzie) Shooltz, passed away August 2, 2017 at the age of 78. Gerald lived in DeWitt his whole life; he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was the owner/operator of S&J Heating and Insulation; he was a very hard worker. He was a very active member of DeWitt VFW Post #671. Gerald loved to travel and fish. ...
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Barbara J. Jones

June 13, 1939 - July 31, 2017

Barbara J. Jones, 78, passed away July 31, 2017. She was born June 13, 1939 to Frank and Helen Fish. Barbara loved to play the piano and to travel. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clayton Donald Jones; sister, Rosie; niece, Kelsey; and brother-in-law, Peter Dinklage. Surviving to cherish Barbara's memory are son, Timothy (Karri) Chamberlin; grandsons, Austin and Aidan...
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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 Elsie (Haines) Johnson in Harvey, Illinois, Jon graduated from Eastridge High School in Kankakee. He worked as an engineer. After retiring, he moved to DeWitt to be close to his family. Jon loved to golf, work on his cars, and tinker. He was preceded in death by his...
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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

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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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