Obituaries

Obituary: Victoria Anne “Vicki” Mayer (nee Thompson)

Obituary: Victoria Anne “Vicki” Mayer (nee Thompson)

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20242 min read

Victoria Anne “Vicki” Mayer (nee Thompson) passed away on July 6, surrounded by her loving family, after a five-year battle with fronto-temporal dementia, and primary progressive aphasia.Vicki was born June 9, 1962, in Chicago, the daughter of Jerry Thompson and…

Obituary: Hazel Marie (Russell) Guigue

Obituary: Hazel Marie (Russell) Guigue

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20242 min read

Hazel Marie (Russell) Guigue passed peacefully on July 13, 2024, in South Haven. Hazel was born to her late parents Harold and Francis (Bushee) Russell on July 30, 1930, at her family homestead. Graduated 1948 from South Haven high school…

Obituary: Kathryn Pearle Mankin

Obituary: Kathryn Pearle Mankin

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20242 min read

Kathryn Pearle Mankin, 97, died July 10th, 2024, in Wings Home hospice of Allegan.Kathryn was born November 25, 1926, in Mendon Illinois to Earl B and M. Grace (Hawe) McCelland. She married Bernard J. “Bud” Mankin on October 3, 1947,…

Obituary: Jeanne Sands

Obituary: Jeanne Sands

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20242 min read

Jeanne Sands, 93, passed away Monday, June 24,2024, at Fountain View Assisted Living in Grant, Michigan. Jeanne was the second of two daughters born to Charles and Pauline Owen. She grew up in Springfield, Missouri, graduating from Springfield High School in…

Obituary: Reverend Paul Newell Ray

Obituary: Reverend Paul Newell Ray

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20243 min read

Reverend Paul Newell Ray, a cherished minister and pillar of the Rochester, Wisconsin community, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, July 4, 2024 at the age of 85. Pastor Ray’s journey of faith and service touched the hearts…

Obituary: Carolyn “Joyce” Sage

Obituary: Carolyn “Joyce” Sage

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20242 min read

Carolyn “Joyce” Sage, passed away peacefully at Bronson Commons, Mattawan, July 6, 2024. Joyce’s family is extremely grateful to the staff at Bronson Commons and Centrica Care Navigators Hospice for the care they provided to her during her final weeks.Born…

Obituary: Thomas Arthur Janecke

Obituary: Thomas Arthur Janecke

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20242 min read

Thomas Arthur Janecke passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at the age of 76. Born on December 14, 1947, in Mason, MI, Tom was the beloved son of Arthur and Marie (Heiber) Janecke. He grew up on the family…

Obituary: Kathleen Wagner

Obituary: Kathleen Wagner

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Kathleen Wagner of Three Rivers died at Ascension Borgess Hospital on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. She was born in Three Rivers, Michigan, on February 1, 1948, to Harold and A. Juanita (Cole) Anderson. She graduated from Three Rivers High School…

Obituary: Justin Noel Norton

Obituary: Justin Noel Norton

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

Justin Noel Norton June 10, 1975 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 48) Justin was born to Pratoom (Toy) Sommai Norton and Richard (Ric) Norton nearly a half century ago in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. From the time he took his first…

Obituary: Joyce Edna Moore

Obituary: Joyce Edna Moore

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Joyce Edna Moore, 72, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at her home. She was born August 6, 1951, in Three Rivers, the daughter of Armond and Dolores (Arndt) Moore, and graduated from Three Rivers High School…

Obituary: Hugh Clifton Wilson

Obituary: Hugh Clifton Wilson

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Hugh Clifton Wilson, 91, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at Centrica Rose Arbor Place. He was born April 10, 1933 in Kenton, Ohio, the son of Hugh C. and Marjorie (Frost) Wilson. Hugh served his country…

Obituary: Caroline Rose (Hoeft) Modrzynski

Obituary: Caroline Rose (Hoeft) Modrzynski

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20244 min read

July 27, 1930 to June 3, 2024 Caroline was the only child of Agnes Susan (Klingshirn) and Charles Henry Hoeft of Rogers City, Michigan. She attended St. Ignatius Catholic School in Rogers City and Siena Heights in Adrian (boarding school)…

Obituary: Carol Lynn (Rusak) Clute

Obituary: Carol Lynn (Rusak) Clute

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Carol Lynn (Rusak) Clute, age 69 of Clare, passed away on June 25, 2024, at MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland surrounded by loved ones. Carol was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 15, 1955, to Rose (Rohmer) and Richard Rusak.…

Obituary: David Ray Graham

Obituary: David Ray Graham

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

David Ray Graham, age 74, of Lake, MI passed away on June 28, 2024, surrounded by his family at St Mary’s Hospital.  Dave was born in Mt Pleasant on October 31, 1949. He was proceeded in death by his parents…

Obituary: Edwin Lee Woodard

Obituary: Edwin Lee Woodard

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Edwin Lee Woodard, 84, a beloved figure of Marion, Michigan, sadly left our world on July 5, 2024 after a life richly lived in service and kindness.  Known for his devotion to God, Edwin was a beacon of light and hope…

Obituary: Joyce May Vandeusen

Obituary: Joyce May Vandeusen

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

MARCH 26, 1930 – JULY 7, 2024 Joyce May VanDeusen age 94 went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 7, 2024. Joyce was born March 26, 1930 in Eagle Township, Clinton County, Michigan the daughter of Orville A.…

Obituary: Paul David Vanaanhold

Obituary: Paul David Vanaanhold

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

AUGUST 26, 1967 – JUNE 25, 2024                 Paul David VanAanhold, 56, of Farwell, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Paul was born August 26, 1967 in Bay City, Michigan to James Arthur VanAanhold…

Obituary: Richard M. Reuther

Obituary: Richard M. Reuther

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

December 10, 1930 – July 1, 2024 Richard Reuther, or as his friends and family called him, Dick, had many roles. Son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend. He had a way about him, making people feel cared for and…

Obituary: Arthur Frederick

Obituary: Arthur Frederick

Editorial StaffJul 10, 20242 min read

Arthur Frederick passed away peacefully in Holland, MI on July 1, 2024, at age 85.Born in Defiance, Ohio, on Feb. 5, 1939 to his late parents Arthur and Hannah Frederick, Arthur’s life was defined by hard work, selfless generosity and…

Obituary: Wilma Halstead

Obituary: Wilma Halstead

Editorial StaffJul 10, 20242 min read

Wilma Halstead, age 97, passed away on July 7.Wilma worked for several local companies in Holland. Her specialty was sewing canvas. She retired full time from West Michigan Canvas in 2011, at the age of 84.Although she never had children…

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