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add to favorites Kay Don Russell
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Kay Don Russell of Lake City passed away at his home on Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was 74 years old.

He was born July 6, 1941 in Carrier Mills, Illinois to JC and Juanita (Middleton) Russell.

He married the former Eva Clark in Carrier Mills, Illinois.

Kay Don was a graduate of Carrier Mills High School, class of 1959, and Oakland City College.

He was a fire fighter for Carrier Mills, Illinois and the City of Lake City. He served as Saline County Civil Defense Director. He was a Shriner for 30 years and a Mason. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Sons of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Eva; son and daughter-in-law, W. Scott and Stacey Russell of Lake City; son, Kurtis (Julie) Spradlin of Rochester, IL; grandchildren, Sebastian Russell, Shaina Mercy, Mia Russell, Ashley Spradlin, Kristin Spradlin, Alanna Jeska Russell, Nicole Chappa, and 4 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Jack Oertle of Carrier Mills, IL; niece, Alisha Randolph of Marion, IL; and nephew Russell Ridley of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service was March 30 at the Lake City Assembly of God Church with Pastor Carol Jackson Clapper officiating. Burial was in the Lake City Cemetery.

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add to favorites Norma Lee Gray
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Norma Lee Gray, a longtime resident of Lake City passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital. She was 90.

Norma was born April 14, 1925, in Detroit to Roy and Ivy (Murray) Hebert

She married Richard D. Gray on Feb. 7, 1948, in Lansing. He preceded her in death July 27, 2005.

From the age of five Norma was raised at the St. Vincent Orphanage after the deaths of both her parents and her brother Tom.

Norma was a homemaker and loved to cook and collect dolls. She enjoyed her family. Norma was a member of the American Legion Auxillary in Lake City.

She is survived by her sons, Gerry, Thomas (Tonda), Dana Edward, Jeffrey (Teresa) and James (Peggy) and a daughter Susan, as well as ten grandchildren: Tommy, Katie, Billy, Becky, Amy, Tessa, Matthew, Kyle, Anna and Mitchell and one great granddaughter Olive.

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Tom, Woody, Pat and Jack.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Legion Auxillary in Lake City.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Burial will take place in the Lake City Cemetery

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add to favorites Laurence Charles Ruhf
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Laurence Charles Ruhf of Lake City passed away at his home on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. He was 71.

He was born Aug. 13, 1944, in Lansing, Michigan to Laurence Cassius and Lucile Mae (Hoisington) Ruhf.

He married Sandra Lee Ann (Belen) Ruhf on Jan. 28, 1972, in Lansing, Michigan.

Larry graduated from Sexton High School, Lansing, Michigan, and obtained an Associate Degree in Manufacturing Engineering/Technology Machining from Lansing Community College. His apprenticeship was with Demmer Tool and Die in Lansing, Michigan. He worked for Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona for 33 years, retiring in 2015.

He volunteered as a football coach at Catalina Magnet High School, Sahuaro High School, and Cholla Magnet High School in Tucson, Arizona. Larry was an avid Michigan State sports fan and loved to hunt and fish, especially in northern Michigan.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra; children, Melissa (John) Blanchard, Wendy Grogan, Christopher (Andrea) Ruhf, and Laurence (Yetive) Ruhf; sisters, Le Craven of Tucson, AZ, Lorene Bouchard of Tuscan, AZ, and Lois (Midge) Taylor of Santa Rosa, CA; grandchildren, Ashleigh Grogan, Connor Grogan, Ted Blanchard, Vanessa Blanchard, Samantha Blanchard, Alexandra and Arya Ruhf, and Gwen, Penny, and Lucy Ruhf; and, many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held May 21 in Tucson, AZ.

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add to favorites Patsy Ann Emond
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Patsy Ann Emond of Lake City passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at her home. She was 73.

Patsy was born July 1, 1942, in Pioneer Township, Missaukee County to Anton and Alice (Helsel) Hejnal.

On June 6, 1960, Patsy married Junior Emond.
Patsy was self employed for 40 years as an Adult Foster Care provider.

She loved to watch birds and enjoyed her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always enjoyed the challenge of working on puzzles.
Patsy is survived by her husband Junior; and children Karen Emond, Anna (Scott) Crane and Joe (Shelley) Emond all residing in Lake City.

She is also survived by her grandchildren: Tanya, Lindsay, Sarah, Emily, Nick, Chelsie, Tyler, Hannah, Olivia, Koby, Willow and Ivy; and 10 great grandchildren; and a brother David (Tong) Hejnal of Lake City.

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Shirley Elliott; brother, Boliver Hejnal; and a son, Charlie Emond.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Lewis officiating.

Visitation will be on Friday, March 25 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Lake City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude’s Hospital.

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add to favorites Tyler Calvin Lockwood
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Tyler Calvin Lockwood of Lake City passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Tyler was 18.

Tyler was born Nov. 16, 1997, in Cadillac, Michigan.

Tyler was a student at Lake City High School and was a member of the graduating Class of 2016.

As a student of the advanced industrial arts wood shop, Tyler assisted in building the new Trojan picnic tables for the school. Throughout his life he always had an interest in drawing and was an awesome artist.

He was always involved in helping those in his community. He loved to fish and liked to cook and enjoyed camping and heavy metal music.

Tyler is survived by his parents Dave and Angie Noren of Lake City and Tim Lockwood of Texas; and brothers, Anthony Johnson of Colorado, Zack, Sabby, Eyn, and Evan Noren of Lake City; and a half sister, Autumn Skye Lockwood of Texas.

He is also survived by his grandfathers, Calvin Cook of Wolverine and Ronald Noren of Cadillac; and grandparents, Bill and Lois Lockwood of Texas.
Tyler was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Peggy “Nana” Cook and Linda “Mema” Noren.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at the Lake City High School gymnasium with Rev. Larry Shetenhelm officiating.

An After Party will follow the celebration of Tyler’s life until 9 p.m. at the Lake City High School cafeteria.

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add to favorites Bernice Agnes Wondergem
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Bernice Agnes Wondergem, of Tustin, and formerly of Marion, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Lakeview Manor in Cadillac. She was 86.

She was born in Cadillac on Feb. 21, 1930, to Arthur and Anna (Swanson) Benson. She married Andrew Wondergem on Dec. 8, 1951, at the Temple Hill Baptist Church in Cadillac. He preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1999.

Bernice was a member of the McBain Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, gardening, stamp art, playing dominoes, baking, canning, taking walks, and she enjoyed herself no matter what she was doing.

She leaves behind five children, Karl Wondergem of Reed City, Karlene (Don) Veld of Wayland, Keith Wondergem of Marion, Kerwin (Penny) Wondergem of Tustin, and Kaye Wondergem of Byron Center. She has three grandchildren, Dustin (Stephanie) Wondergem of Scottsville, Kentucky, Ashley Wondergem of Lafayette, Indiana, and Donavan Veld of Wayland; also there are two great-grandchildren, Cadence and Hayden Wondergem of Scottsville, Kentucky. Siblings are Hartley Benson of McBain, Robert Benson, and Lucille Peterson of Cadillac; and in-laws are John and Shirlene Mulder of Grand Rapids.

She was preceded in death by Mariam Benson, Joe Peterson, Amelia Benson, Dorothy and Elmer George, Arthur and Tessa Benson, Leonard Benson and Mildred Benson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Anna Wondergem; in-laws, Bill and Hattie Workman, Sarah and Tys Koster, Pete and Zoa Wondergem, Ollie and Nella Wondergem, Ralph and Dorothy Workman, Martin and Wilma Wondergem and Ella May Mulder.

Funeral services were March 22 at the McBain Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Smith officiating and burial was in the Vogel Center Cemetery following lunch at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McBain Baptist Church, Hospice of Northern Michigan or one of choice.

Arrangements were handled by Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain. Thoughts and prayers may be left at
add to favorites Richard (Dick) Robert Bollenberg
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Richard (Dick) Robert Bollenberg, of Bonneau Beach, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. He was 84.

Born in Detroit, Michigan on Aug. 10, 1931, he was the son of the late Omer Peter Bollenberg and Madeline Vandingenen Bollenberg from Belgium.
Richard Bollenberg was baptized into Christ in 1972 and attended Victory Christian Church.

Mr. Richard Bollenberg loved aeronautics and was a gifted horticulturist. He loved the United States Air Force and honorably dedicated his career serving his country. Duty tours included Korea, as a jet mechanic.

He served at Charleston Air Force Base as a crew chief working on C-141 between the years of 1977 through 1996. He enjoyed being outdoors and was a hard working provider for his family. He enjoyed the majority of his life living in the south.

Surviving are, his wife Michaelle (Mickey) Masteller Bollenberg; daughter, Georgette Vandenboss and her husband Gary Vandenboss of McBain, Michigan, daughter Kelly Kathleen Bollenberg Tavelle and her husband James Jeffrey Tavelle of Bonneau Beach; son Matthew Lee Bollenberg and his wife Tabatha Owens Bollenberg of West Ashley; son Luke Daniel Bollenberg and his wife Heather Lee Gillespie Bollenberg of Moncks Corner; son Mark Howard Bollenberg and wife Michelle Ruth McPherson Bollenberg of Bonneau.

Also surviving are his brothers; Roger Bollenberg (deceased) and Widow Lorriane Bollenberg and their children William, Jimmy and Edward Bollenberg; Raymond Edward Bollenberg and wife Sharon Bollenberg and their children Steven (deceased), David, Jeffrey and Kenneth Bollenberg of St., Clair Shores, Michigan; Ronald Omer Bollenberg and his children Michael and Sean Bollenberg of East Pointe, Michigan; Robert Micheal Bollenberg and wife Jeanne Strathman Bollenberg and children Rebecca Susan Bollenberg Young, Benjamin Finkel, and Rachel Finkel of Honor, Michigan.

Also 15 grandchildren; Gary Lee Vandenboss, Gail Marie Vandenboss Cook, Madeline Jo Tavelle Schoppe, James Jeffrey Tavelle Jr. Tyler Michaelle Tavelle, Tabitha Lavene Tavelle, Allie Katlynn Bollenberg, Elyse Lee Bollenberg, Leah May Bollenberg, Brody Michael Bollenberg, Benjamin Fisher Bollenberg, Lilly Grace Bollenberg, Noah Ethan Bollenberg, Lucy Elizabeth Sawadske, Marina Lynn Bollenberg; 8 great grandchildren: Riley Vandenboss, Logan Vandenboss, Careline Cook, Cassidy Cook, Clara Cook, Coleman Cook, Adam Schoppe, and Eli Schoppe.

Memorial services took place Jan. 21, 2016, at Victory Christian Church in Goose Creek, SC.

In lieu of flowers, the family request making donations to Victory Christian Church, 521 Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek, SC 29445.
add to favorites Zachery Jason-Tyler Henry
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Zachery Jason-Tyler Henry of Lake City passed away, Monday, March 14, 2016. He was 17.

Zachery was born June 27, 1998, in Cadillac to Jack and Alice (Pauley) Henry.

Zachery was a student at Lake City High School and a member of the graduating Class of 2016. Zachery had played two years on the high school baseball team.

He was enrolled at the Career Tech Center and taking classes in public service and safety. He wanted to pursue a career in the military and to become a police officer.

Zachery was employed at McDonalds and Walmart in Cadillac.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting and attended the Harvest Worship Center and the Cadillac Revival Center.

Zachery is survived by his parents, Jack Henry and Alice (Bill) Harvey of Cadillac; and a sister Jenny Pauley of Lake City. He is also survived by his grandparents Clifford and Irmgard Pauley of Lake City and Ron Henry of Cadillac; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Zachery was preceded in death by his grandmother Patricia Ann (Beach) Henry; great grandfather Charles Morris; great grandmother Irmgard (Morris) Klahn; and a great aunt Jenny Morris.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at the Lake City High School gymnasium with Rev. Mike Green and Rev. Will Markham officiating.

Visitation will be on Friday, March 18 from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home.

Burial will take place at the Meauwataka Cemetery.

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add to favorites William "Bill" Alderden
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William “Bill” Alderden of Lake City passed away, Monday, March 14, 2016, at his home. He was 54.

Bill was born Aug. 7, 1961, in Hammond, Indiana to William and Charlotte (Pearson) Alderden.

Bill was raised in Lansing, Illinois and moved to Lake City, MI around 1985 when he met and married the former Susan Hoitenga, Oct. 28, 1989.

He then worked at the Lake City Drop Forge. In 1989 he obtained his real estate license and sold real estate for 25 years, opening RE/MAX Professionals in 1997.

He and Susan pursued their dreams of running a successful fishing and hunting lodge up in Canada and bought Whitefish Lodge in 2013. They had a love for the outdoors and shared that experience with many others.

Bill was an active member of the Lake City Christian Reformed Church.

Bill had a true love for the Lord and it showed in everything he did. He will be missed by many.

Bill is survived by his wife Susan; and children, Brandi Root and Stephani (Michael Escalera) Root both of Lake City; and grandchildren, Cameron McInnes, Noah and Kadence Root, Destany Minzey, Paige Wilson, Hailey Root and Maritza Escalera.

Bill is also survived by his brothers, Ken (Heather) Alderden of Gilbert AZ, and Brian (Sheri Metz) Alderden of Lansing, IL; and a sister, Brenda (Don) Courtney of Highland, IL.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Bill has been a believer in Jesus as his savior for many years but it has been through the events of the past few years that made him realize how important his salvation really was. Through his parents’ death and his battle with cancer, he came to have peace knowing that God had the reins of his life. Through it all, grew a sincere desire for his family to acquire the faith he had so that they may join him in Heaven.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, on Friday, March 18 at the Lake City Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Mical Pugh officiating.
Burial will take place in the Lake City Cemetery.

In the final months of Bill’s life all of his family, friends and church family surrounded him with love and support. A special thank you goes out to all of the nursing staff and Hospice of Michigan, Kathy Hassen, for the extraordinary care Bill received.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society’s “Hope Lodge”, 129 Jefferson Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49603.

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add to favorites Wanda L. MacLennan
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Wanda L. MacLennan, of McBain, Michigan, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016. She was 82.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Jeffries; second husband, Lawrence MacLennan; son, Ricky Jeffries; daughter, Deborah Jeffries; brother, Marvin Rutherford; sisters, Shirley, Thelma, and Velma; and grandchild, John Jeffries.

She is survived by her son, Bob Jeffries; brother, Bob Rutherford; sisters, Bonnie and Judy; grandchildren, David Jeffries, Kristen Okoh, Michael Jeffries, Paul Jeffries, Nicole Thole; and great grandchildren, Aidan, Scarlett, Peter, Collin, Gavin, Sean, Domanick, Justin, and Alissa.

Wanda loved her family and was very proud of her grandchildren. She missed by all who knew her.
add to favorites Ronald Bruce VanNatter
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Ronald Bruce VanNatter of Commerce Township passed away March 10, 2016, in Novi. He was 67.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 19 at the Young Funeral Home in Lake City.

Visitation will be Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. until service time.

Burial will take place in the Lake City Cemetery.

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add to favorites Agnes VanderMolen
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On March 14, 2016, in her 101st year, Agnes VanderMolen passed peacefully from this life into the arms of Jesus. She was at home, surrounded by love.

Agnes was born on June 25, 1915, in Grand Rapids, MI to George and Gertrude (Bouma) Oppenhuizen.

Her parents moved to Redlands, CA, and Denver, CO, before settling as missionaries to the Navajo people in New Mexico. Agnes came back to Grand Rapids to finish school at Grand Rapids Christian High, Calvin College, and Blodgett Memorial School of nursing. She worked as a public health nurse, and in 1945 enlisted in the U.S. Army as a nurse at the end of WWII.

On Aug. 14, 1946, she married Jack Stroo. They lived in Olivet, Grand Rapids and Hudsonville, MI. After Jack’s death in 1966, Agnes worked as an RN for Pine Rest Hospital and for Bethany Christian Services. She married H. Dan VanderMolen in December, 1970, and lived with him in Jenison through the time of his death in 2000. In her last 9½ years, Agnes moved to the home of Elaine and Bob Clark in McBain where she received loving care until her death.

Agnes loved the Lord, served in the church, and loved her large blended family. She is survived by her children, Suzanne (George) Towers of Cadillac, Maxine (Harvey) Brink, of Everett, WA, Elaine (Robert) Clark of McBain, MI, Cathleen (Leo) Van Arragon of Ottawa, ON, Canada, James (Dorothy) Stroo, of Dallas, TX, Marie (Paul) Jacobs, of Hamilton, MI, Mary (James) Vander Kam of South Bend, IN, and Lois (John) Lukaart of Byron Center, MI.

Agnes was proud grandmother to 27 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren, who celebrated joyfully when she turned 100 in June of 2015.

She is survived by two sisters, Winneva (William) Van Wynen of Grand Haven, MI. and Claire (Peter) Vander Weide of Oskaloosa, IA, as well as Kathy (Ed) Oppenhuizen of Phoenix, AZ.

Her four brothers, Hessel, Engelus, Edwin and baby brother Wilbur Oppenhuizen died before her as did her sister Jean (Case) Persenaire, and their spouses as well as her husbands and all their siblings. She grieved the deaths of two infant grandsons, Jacob Stroo and Brent Lukaart, who died shortly after birth.

Funeral services will be held at 12th Ave. Christian Reformed Church in Jenison, MI., at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 18, with Rev. Ben Van Arragon officiating.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 18, at 12 p.m. until service time at 12th Avenue Christian Reformed Church before the funeral.
Interment will be at Rosedale Memorial Park, Lake Michigan Drive, Grand Rapids, MI.

Memorial gifts may be made to Friends Ministry, Lake City, or to Christian Reformed World Missions.

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add to favorites Clifford Duane 'Todd' Osborne
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Clifford Duane “Todd” Osborne of Lake City passed away on March 4, 2016, in Bradenton, FL after a short illness. He was 82.

Todd was born in Battle Creek, MI on Oct. 18, 1933, to Clifford and Madeline (Day) Osborne. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1953 where he was active on the cross-­country running team.

He joined the U.S. Navy and served four years on the USS Tripoli and the USS Joseph P. Kennedy.
Todd married Joyce Williams of Lake City on Oct. 5, 1963, and they had 52 wonderful years together.

Also surviving him are his brother and wife, Richard (Skeeter) and Doris Osborne; and in-­laws Fran and Harold Pardee and Ginny and Don Williams; and many nieces and nephews.

Todd spent his working career with All-­Phase Electric and Medler Electric as an electrical controls salesman, dealing with contractors and large corporate clients.

Upon retirement, he and Joyce took up permanent residency in Lake City. Todd enjoyed playing and watching golf, hunting, fishing, boating, and going for coffee in downtown Lake City.

Cremation has taken place in Florida and a Celebration of Life will be held in Lake City later in the year.
add to favorites Edward Earl Herweyer Jr.
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Edward Earl Herweyer Jr.passed away March 6, 2016, at his home in Riverside Township, Missaukee County. He was 81.

He was born July 26, 1934, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Edward Earl Sr. and Martha Beatrice (Martin) Herweyer. Edward married Ursula Regina Kohler on June 14, 1969, in Aikon County, South Carolina.

Edward was in the U.S. Army for 30 years serving in Korea, two tours in Vietnam. He had been a drill instructor, as a linguist with two tours in dialect intelligence. He retired as a sergeant major. After retiring he took an advanced course in engine mechanics. Edward traveled frequently and enjoyed golfing.

Edward leaves behind his wife Ursula Herweyer of McBain; siblings, Mary D. Oakes of Sterling Heights, Elizabeth Ann (Keith) Gibbs of Falmouth, Lawrence Lloyd (Joan) Herweyer of Claussan, Helen Sue Robins of Auburn Hills and Bonnie Lou (James) McHale of Claussan; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many friends.
Edward’s parents and his sister Diane (Jim) Wilhemina Green preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Edward were March 10 at the Burkholder Family Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Boven officiating.

Burial was in Mount View Cemetery with military honors provided by the Lake City Post 300.

Arrangements are being handled by Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain. Thoughts and prayers for the family may be left at
add to favorites Keith M. Myers
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In loving memory of Keith M. Myers who on Feb. 13, 2016, at Spectrum Hospital in Greenville, MI entered into the loving arms of his heavenly father and joining his heavenly family who were waiting with open arms to welcome him home.

Including his beloved wife of 51 years, Darlene (Bell) Myers, parents Clarence R. and Pearl (Williams) Myers, who cradled him in their arms 83 years ago on Aug. 9, 1932, the fourth of seven children born to them in Butterfield Township, Missaukee County, Michigan.

Others to welcome him home were his brother Roger C. Myers, May 6, 2015, sisters Dorotha J. Myers, Thompson Glaiser, Oct. 6, 2005, Blance A. Myers Randall, May 11, 2015; brothers-in-law Howard Thompson, Bill Slaiser, Troy Jones, Gordon Randall and Stanley Estrada, Dec, 18, 2015; niece Shawne C. Felsk, June 25, 1992; and in-laws Arza and Mabel Ball and son-in-law Tim Hoag.

Grieving are his children, Tonda Hoag, of Greenville, Melody Carter of Alto, New Mexico, Keithanne (Tom) Laughter of Greenville, Regina Brooks, Battle Creek, MI and Kurt (Cindy) Myers, of Rockford, MI; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; sisters Carolyn K. Estrada of Cadillac, Betty L. Jones of Boerne Texas, Kathy (Darrell) Hall of West Branch, MI; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Keith spent two years in the Army serving in Korea. Upon returning home he lived in Greenville, where he worked for 47 years at Federal Mogul Corp, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, where his wife was a pianist and both were members of two gospel quartets. Sharing his amazing bass voice with many. They both loved traveling throughout the states.

Private services were held on Feb. 16 in Greenville. As our loved ones pass on, a piece of our hearts go with them.
add to favorites Caroline Bell Landers
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Caroline Bell Landers of Weidman and formerly of Marion went home to be with her Lord on March 13, 2015, at the Woodland Hospice House in Mt. Pleasant. She was 71.

She was born on Nov. 10, 1943, in Winterfield Twp., Clare County to Wilfred and Freda (Gaskill) Landers.

She loved to go out to eat, go on vacations, and birds.

She is survived by her siblings, Donna (Barney) Maynard of McBain, Wilfred (Dianna) Landers of Sebring, Florida, Richard (Andrea) Landers of Adrian and Ronnie (Donna) Landers of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Also, there are many nieces and nephews that are surviving.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; and a brother, Sam Landers.

Funeral services were March 16 at the Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain with Rev. Adam Grill officiating.

Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery at Marion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building and maintenance fund at the Lucas Rehoboth Reformed Church.

Thoughts and prayers may be left at www.burk
add to favorites Lawrence Baker
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Lawrence Baker of Lake City passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the Hilltop Manor Nursing Home in Roscommon. He was 89.

Lawrence was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Sparta, Tennessee to G.H. and Ova (Elrod) Baker.

He was married to the former Geraldine Hook in 1948.

Lawrence was proud to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1944 to 1946 during which time he received the Purple Heart.

He retired from Chrysler Automotive and was a member of the American Legion Post #300 in Lake City. He enjoyed hunting and especially cherished his grandchildren.

Surviving him are his four children; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a twin sister.

Internment will take place on the family plot in the Baker Cemetery in Sparta, Tennessee.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Legion Post #300 in Lake City.

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add to favorites Angela Elizabeth Margurite Cannello
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Angela Elizabeth Margurite Cannello of Lake City, formally of Sault St. Marie, MI, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at her daughter’s home. She was 88.

Angela was born in Crossgar, County Down, Northern Ireland (Ulster) to Alfred and Anne (Stockman) Alexander on June 4, 1926.

During WWII, Angela and a close friend Rose, went to work in London, England, at Atheium’s in the Mall a short way from Buckingham Palace. It was there on June 4 they served dinner to General Eisenhower and several other officials before D-Day.

She went back to Maghera, Northern Ireland to visit her mother. While there, she met Frank Smith who was stationed with the 552nd Engineers. He was sent to North Africa, then Italy. Three years later they married on June 25, 1945. Her sister, Mary Alexander and Willard Littlefield stood up for them.

Angela and her daughter Sandra came to the United States in March 1947, on the ship M.S. John Ericsson. After disembarking, the ship burned in the New York Harbor. After some delays they arrived in the Sault on March 4, 1947. After 22 years Angela and Frank were divorced. In June of 1968 she married James Cannello.

Angela worked at the Soo Theater, Cowans, and was last employed at The Hub where she was a manager until the store closed in 1979.

She took up golf and was the club champion and also made some hole in ones.

Just prior to her passing, she came to live with Sandra and Dean.

A special thank you to Munson Hospice, Cadillac. and also Mrs. James (Julie) Kibbe of Sault St. Marie, who went above and beyond to help care for my mother.

She is survived by her husband, James; daughter, Sandra (Dean) DuVall of Lake City; sister, Mary Murphy, Auckland, New Zealand; grandchildren, Kelly (Robin) Dormon, Mackinaw Island, MI, and Kerry (Tim) Carpenter, Adrian, MI; great grandchildren, Jeffrey (Ashley) Cunningham of St. John’s, MI; Chris (Cory) Dorman of VT, Joli (Matt) Heavin of IN and great-great grandchildren, Henry, Samantha and Clarabelle and one to be born in May 2015.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers; Sammy, Tommy, Alfie, Noel, Robbie and Isaiah; and former husband, Frank.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 21 at the Moddersville Reformed Church with Rev. Sherwin (Chic) Broersma officiating.

Memorial contributions can be directed to Moddersville Reformed Church or Munson Hospice, Cadillac.

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add to favorites Barbara Ellen Guernsey
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Barbara Ellen Guernsey of Lake City passed away, Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was 81.

Barbara was born Sept. 23, 1933, in Columbus, Ohio to William and Edna (Musser) Hand.
She married Wallace Guernsey April 23, 1994, in Cadillac.

Barbara was a cook at the Bavarian Café and also employed at Foster’s Market in Lake City before becoming program director for the Michigan Mental Health in Cadillac where she retired.

She was a coach and volunteered for the Special Olympics in the local area.

Barbara had a love of music, crafts, cooking, collecting sewing machines and a special talent of being able to repair just about anything.

She loved and cherished her husband and children, but placed God above all.

Barbara is survived by her husband Wallace; and her children, Dan (Elyse) LaBelle of Sulfur Wells, KY, Janet (Fred) Bartholomew of Lake City, Michael (Karen) Foster of Searcy, AR, Debbie Booms of Cadillac, Mary (Mike) Snyder of Lake City, Patti (Stantley) Rogers Jr. of Manton, Paula (Britt) Vickers of Lake City and Elizabeth (Matthew) Sinor of Elizabethtown, KY.

Many grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren survive her as well.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Kenneth Hand Sr.

Funeral services were March 18 at the Young Funeral Home with Pastor Dale Killingbeck officiating.

Burial will take place in the Lake City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of choice.

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add to favorites Allen 'Al' Arthur Porter
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Allen "Al" Arthur Porter of Lake City, Michigan, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at his home. He was 64.

Allen was born July 12, 1950, in Detroit, Michigan to Lloyd John and Edith Marie (Anderson) Porter. He served in the United States Army and resided in Germany until he was discharged in 1970.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University and was a builder and computer technician by trade.

Allen married the former Donna Gene Smith Aug. 7, 1971, and they welcomed two children during their marriage: Ashley and Hillary. The Porter family relocated from Detroit to Lake City, Michigan in the spring of 1988, where Allen spent much of his time working on and adding to their log cabin.

He enjoyed computer technology, politics and conversation. He was a highly intelligent, funny man and always tried to help others.

Al requested that no memorial or service be held, but his family wishes for those that knew and were positively affected by him to celebrate his life while you think of him.

Allen is survived by his daughter, Hillary Baldwin and her husband, Quinn Baldwin; two grandchildren, Bennett and Beau Baldwin; and his former wife Donna Porter, all of Memphis, Tennessee.

He is preceded in death by his son, Ashley Porter of Lake City, Michigan; his mother, Edith Porter; and grandparents, Arthur and Dorothy Anderson of Detroit, Michigan.

"The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it." ~ Ernest Hemingway

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