Obituaries

Obituary: George Paul Zemke

Obituary: George Paul Zemke

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

George Paul Zemke (aka Papa), age 86 of Clare passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024 in Midland Hospital surrounded by family.  He was born to George H. and Eva (Rogan) Zemke on February 22, 1938 in Glenwood Minnesota.  He attended Luther…

Obituary: Brent W. DeGeer

Obituary: Brent W. DeGeer

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20241 min read

Brent W. DeGeer, age 47 of Lake, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2024 at the MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland. Brent was born the son of George H. and Nancy A. (Henry) DeGeer on January 5, 1977 in Reed City.…

Obituary: Charles Gilman

Editorial StaffJun 12, 20241 min read

Charles Gilman, 78, of Easton, Pa. passed away May 14, 2024.After graduating from Saugatuck High School, Chuck proudly served in the United States Navy, where he developed his expertise in computer programming and formed lifelong friendships.These connections led him to…

Obituary: Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason

Obituary: Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20242 min read

Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason was 69 when she passed peacefully surrounded by family at her side on May 5, 2024. Laureen was born July 28, 1954, in Albion Michigan. After graduating high school, she went right into the workforce in…

Obituary: Paul William Coffman

Obituary: Paul William Coffman

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20244 min read

Paul William Coffman, 50, of Three Rivers, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2024 in Jefferson Township.Paul was born April 4, 1974 in West Palm Beach, Florida, the son of Daniel Coffman and Cathrine Anne Baker. Paul grew up in Berryville,…

Obituary: Linda Marie Leensvaart

Obituary: Linda Marie Leensvaart

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20244 min read

Linda Marie Leensvaart passed into the arms of Jesus peacefully in her sleep on Friday, May 24, 2024 at her home in Three Rivers.Linda was born in Harvey, Illinois to Wray and Rhoda Davis on November 23, 1954 and married…

Obituary: Stephen Franklin Hall

Obituary: Stephen Franklin Hall

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20242 min read

Stephen Franklin Hall, lifelong resident of the Marion area passed away at home, with family by his side, on Sunday, May 19, 2024. He was 77.Steve was born on September 9, 1946, in Reed City, Michigan to Forrest Franklin and…

Obituary: Erin Lynn (Goffnett) Timmons

Obituary: Erin Lynn (Goffnett) Timmons

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20243 min read

Erin Lynn (Goffnett) Timmons1957 was a good time to be born. It was a period of special cars, awesome music and a very special person.Erin’s parents were Elton and Evelyn Goffnett and her siblings were Eric, Ethel, and Erlene. Erin…

Obituary: Ruth Ann Armentrout

Obituary: Ruth Ann Armentrout

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20242 min read

Ruth Ann Armentrout, age 64, quietly went home to be with her Lord on May 1, 2024 surrounded by many loved ones. Born on April 21, 1960 in Clare, MI to Donald and Jean Armentrout, she grew up living and…

Obituary: Faye Margaret Poet

Obituary: Faye Margaret Poet

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20241 min read

Faye Margaret Poet, age 92, of Clare, passed away at Medilodge of Midland on June 3, 2024.Faye was born September 18, 1931, in Coleman Michigan to Neva Jones and Art Richmond. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1949.She…

Obituary: Mary Helen Cassidy

Obituary: Mary Helen Cassidy

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20242 min read

Mary Helen Cassidy, age 77, of Clare, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at My Michigan Health in Clare. She was born the daughter of Roy and Marie (Fitzpatrick) Smith on Feb. 24, 1947, in Mt. Pleasant. Mary was…

Obituary: Jeffrey J. Michels

Obituary: Jeffrey J. Michels

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20243 min read

Jeffrey J. Michels, age 69 of Clare, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, June 2, 2024 surrounded by his family. On August 20, 1954, Jeff was born the elder of two children to Harry and Arda (Gakle) Michels…

Lon C. Miller

Lon C. Miller

Editorial StaffJun 5, 20242 min read

Lon C. Miller, 76, of Athens went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at home with his wife. He was born on March 7, 1948, the only son of Don and Dorothy Miller. Lon was united…

Grace Norris Hollaway

Grace Norris Hollaway

Editorial StaffJun 5, 20242 min read

Grace was born and raised on the family farm in Martin, Michigan to John Norris and Ruth Margaret (Baughman) Norris. She graduated from Martin High School in 1948 and while living with her half-sister in Augusta, Michigan, she met Donald…

Obituary: Mr. Bobby B. Crim

Editorial StaffJun 5, 20241 min read

Mr. Bobby B. Crim, 70 of Valley, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2024.Public Visitation will be held on Monday, June 3, 2024 from 1:00 PM CST until 5:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel, Lafayette, AL.Mr. Crim…

Obituary: Mr. John Henry Kidd

Editorial StaffJun 5, 20241 min read

Mr. John Henry Kidd, 79 of Wedowee, AL passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Lineville Health and Rehabilitation, Lineville, AL.There will be no public visitation.Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 2PM CST at Canaan…

Obituary: John Edward McGonigle

Obituary: John Edward McGonigle

Editorial StaffJun 3, 20243 min read

John Edward McGonigle, age 71 peacefully passed away on Sunday, May 19 at his beloved home on Lake Diane in Camden, Michigan. He was born on Aug. 1, 1952, in Lafayette, Indiana to John and Eileen McGonigle. John was not…

Obituary: Terry W. Kline

Obituary: Terry W. Kline

Editorial StaffMay 31, 20242 min read

Terry W. Kline, age 66 of Centreville, passed away Monday, May 27, 2024 at his home following a hard fought battle with colon cancer. He was born January 5, 1958 in Three Rivers, a son of Wayne and Mary Lou (Gross)…

Obituary: Judy M. Wolgamood

Obituary: Judy M. Wolgamood

Editorial StaffMay 31, 20241 min read

Judy M. Wolgamood, 76 of Constantine, passed away May 23, 2024 at her home. Judy was born in Three Rivers on May 8, 2948, a daughter of Richard and Margaret (Becker) Wayne. She graduated form Three Rivers High School. On…

Obituary: James Gordon Budd Sr.

Obituary: James Gordon Budd Sr.

Editorial StaffMay 31, 20242 min read

James Gordon Budd, Sr. of Farwell passed away Wednesday morning May 15, 2024 surrounded by his family and friends at the age of 68. Jim was born on December 25, 1955 in Cadillac to Charlie R. & Anna J. (Pardee)…

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