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add to favorites George Gray
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George Gray of Novi passed away at his home March 20, 2014. He was 84.

George was born in Lake City June 13, 1929, to Harry and Margaret (Nixon) Gray.

He graduated from Lake City High School and Michigan State University.

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.

George worked in residential construction and built several homes in Lake City and Metro Detroit.

He was an avid Spartan fan and enjoyed fishing and especially deer camp in Merritt.

George was the proud owner of a red 1950 Jeepster that he continually worked on to restore to its former glory.

He was a member of the Jackson Koster Gray American Legion Post 300 in Lake City.

George is survived by his wife Patricia; a daughter Anna (Rick) VanSwol of Grand Rapids; and a son Raymond Gray of Novi; two sisters Agnes Baker of Grand Rapids and Patricia Foster of Lake City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Raymond (Bud) Gray; and sisters, Marguerite Whitney and Mary Aguirre.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, March 28 at the Young Funeral Home, with Pat Smith officiating and the American Legion conducting military honors.

Burial will take place in the spring at the Lake City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Jackson Koster Gray American Legion Post 300 in Lake City.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered by visiting www.youngfuneral.com.
add to favorites Carl August Linstrom Jr.
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Carl August Linstrom Jr. of McBain and formerly of Marion passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 13, 2014, at Autumnwood of McBain. He was 84.

He was born on Oct. 20, 1929, in Muskegon to Carl August Sr. and Nina (Stuyvenberg) Linstrom. He married Norma Jean Kelley on Nov. 10, 1987, in Las Vegas, NV.

Carl was proud to have served his country during the Korean War. He had managed bus services in Cadillac and Arizona. He had lived in Bullhead City and worked in Las Vegas. He and his wife had owned and operated the Pleasant Ridge AFC Home in Marion for many years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting. He was a member of the Cadillac AMVETS and the Cadillac American Legion Post.

He is survived by his wife, Norma of Marion; daughter, Kari (Jeff) Schonert of McBain; granddaughter, Chelsey; daughter, Beth Ann Wearing of Muskegon; sons, Carl Linstrom (Christy) of Bradenton, Florida, Ronald Linstrom of Muskegon, Roger Linstrom of Muskegon, Tim (Kathy) Linstrom of Livonia; stepchildren, Darrell (Caroline) Kelley of Cadillac, Kevin (Tammy) Kelley of McBain, Mike (Sheila) Kelley of Kenner, Louisiana, Patricia Whittaker of Mebane, North Carolina; sister, Virginia Sanderson of Muskegon; brother, Russell (Jan) Linstrom of Fullerton, California; and sister-in-law, Mary Linstrom of Spring Lake. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jack Linstrom.

Carl’s wishes were to be cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Autumnwood of McBain.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Burkholder Family Funeral Home, 211 N. Pine Street, McBain. Thoughts and prayers may be left at www.burkholderfamilyfh.com..
add to favorites Leslie A. Talcott Sr.
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Leslie A. Talcott Sr., of Cadillac, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at his home. He was 66.

He was born Dec. 3, 1947, to Floyd and Doris (Davis) Talcott in Flint, MI. He enjoyed watching his favorite football team, the Chicago Bears, listening to Johnny Cash, and he loved to barbecue. He retired from Mercy Hospital in Cadillac after 32 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; children, Leslie Talcott, Jr., Tammy and Gregory Rosenberry, Shannon and Daniel Scharf, and Kimberly and Jeffrey Beard; grandchildren, Kip Talcott, Maddie Talcott, Robin Shapardon, Nicole Shapardon, Gwyneth Scharf, Lucas Scharf, McKenzie Beard, Mason Beard, and Braxton Beard; great-grandson, Caspian Rydecki; brother, Roger and Sandy Talcott; mother-in-law, Phyllis Caffrey; and in-laws, Don and Doreen Byrne, Millie Caffrey, and Claudette Talcott.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Danny, Keith, and Dave; and, grandson, Owen Talcott.

Memorial service was held Monday, March 17, at St. Agnes Church in Marion, with Father Joe Fix officiating.

Burial will be at the Moddersville West Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to the American Cancer Society.

To send a condolence to the family, please visit www.youngfuneral.com.
add to favorites Shirley Jean Gray
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Shirley Jean Gray of Lake City passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at her home. She was 51.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1962, in Santa Fe, New Mexico to James Griffin Sr. and Millie (Shaw) Griffin. She married Alan Gray on Aug. 21, 1999 at Tahquamenon Falls, MI. She worked at Carter’s Supermarket in Lake City for four years, as well as Foster’s Supermarket.

She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and collecting southwest memorabilia.

She is survived by her husband, Alan; children, Dylan Williams of Traverse City, Josh, Brittany, Dakota, Casey, and Sydney, all of Lake City; mother-in-law, Ruth Gray of Lake City; brothers, James (Judy) Griffin, George (Barb) Griffin; and, sister, Marie Seitz. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Bev Griffin.

A memorial service was held March 13 at the Young Funeral Home. To send a condolence to the family, please visit www.youngfuneral.com.
add to favorites Clyde Ralph Kitchen
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Clyde Ralph Kitchen of Lake City passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. He was 91.

He was born on Oct. 1, 1922, to Ralph and Dora (Allison) Kitchen in Lake Township, Missaukee County. He married Verda L. Sutton on April, 23, 1949, in Cadillac. She preceded him in death in 1996.

Clyde worked for Kysor Industries for over 20 years in Cadillac. He enjoyed farming and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Ben (Helen) Kitchen of Cadillac, Mike (Marcella) Kitchen of Pickford, and Tom (Sis) Kitchen of Lake City; grandchildren, Joseph (Amy) Kitchen, Becky (James) Jetzke, John (Jess) Kitchen, Charlie (Angie) Kitchen, Connie (Chris) Hall, Jessica (David) VanderBrook, and Kate (Dave) Cobb; ten great grandchildren, and one on the way; brother, Richard (Adeline) Kitchen of Lake City; and, sisters Delores Hunt, of Lake City, and Nellie Rogers, of Cadillac.

The funeral service will be held Friday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home with Terry and Molly Whetstone officiating.

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

To send a condolence to the family, please visit www.youngfuneral.com.
add to favorites Keith A. Mosher
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Keith A. Mosher of Lake City passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his home. He was 90.

He was born on April 18, 1923, to Willard and Lillie (Beam) Mosher in Lansing, MI.
Keith married Lucille on June 20, 1969, in Cadillac.

He was a member of the DAV in Lansing; he served in the Army in WWII. After the war, Keith worked for Tranter Manufacturing Co. for over 34 years in Lansing and then went to work in the U.S. Post Office for 10 more years before retiring in 1995.

Keith and Lucille moved up to Lake City to enjoy their retirement. Keith enjoyed working with wood, making tables and cabinets, and always helping neighbors with building projects in the neighborhood.

He is survived by his lovely wife Lucille; children, Dennis and Ellie, Jim and Carol, Don and Carolyn, Steve and Patti, Bryan and Barbie, and Renita, Renee, Dave and Sue, Sandy and Rick, Wendy and Larry; many grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert; daughter, Brenda; and sister, Laurel.

Graveside services will be in the spring at the Lake City Cemetery, with the American Legion Post 300 providing military honors.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered by visiting www.youngfuneral.com.
add to favorites Lynn Levere Blair
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Lynn Levere Blair of Grand Rapids formerly of Lake City, passed away March 5, 2014, in Coopersville, Michigan. He was 70.

He was born on Oct. 13, 1943, to Lester L. and Ruby E. (Powell) Blair in Cadillac, MI.

Lynn graduated from Lake City High School. He worked at Coon’s Gas Station for many years during the 1960’s and 70’s. He did snow removal and lawn mowing. Lynn was an avid Tiger fan and attended many games. He also worked with Wertz Warriors for many years.

He is survived by his two sisters, Lois Baldwin and Joyce (Rick) Travelbee; niece, Tina Baldwin; nephews William Baldwin, Richard (Heidi) Travelbee, Clare Travelbee, Kevin (Jenny) Travelbee. He is also survived by his special friend Judy Burgess of Coopersville; her children, Kris Burgess, Kimberly (Don) Groeneveld, Carol (Allen) Becker, Kelly (Ben) Berington.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered by visiting www.youngfuneral.com.
add to favorites Louis Stuart Peer
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Louis Stuart Peer passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Cadillac. He was 60.

“Louie” was the owner of “Lou’s Car Care”, as well as his own lawn care and snowplowing business. He was a proud member of the Lake City Car Club, loved NASCAR, and anything that had to do with vehicles.

He is survived by his children, Christine (Peer) Armstrong, Baldwinsville, NY, Danielle, Rebecca and Alex Peer; and mother of his children, Jennifer (Marion) Peer of Lake City, MI; sisters, Susan Miller and family; as well as Donna Hart and family; grandchildren, Mariah Chase, and Nathan Armstrong; close friends are Burt and Marcia Lorraine, Mark Bartholomew of Lake City; and many nieces and nephews. Lou was preceded in death by his infant son Ralph Council Peer; his sister, Sandra Gast; and parents, Ralph and Dorothy Peer.

Lou’s family would like to thank Mercy Hospital staff for the great care they provided during his stay.

A private burial service for the close family will be held in New York in the spring. A celebration of his life will happen locally and the family can be contacted for details.

In lieu of flowers, for expenses incurred, the children are accepting donations via mail at P.O. Box 348, Lake City, MI 49651.

To send a condolence to the family, please visit www.youngfuneral.com.
add to favorites Daniel Cotten
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Daniel Cotten of Manton, passed away in Traverse City on Monday, March 3, 2014. He was 77.

Dan was born in Chicago, IL on July 15, 1936, to Daniel and Catherine (Bon Christiano) Cotton. He married Mary E. Dalsky on Aug. 14, 1967, in Chicago, IL.

Dan was a painter, gas station owner, factory worker. He loved spending every minute he could with his grandchildren, they were everything to him and his love for them will last forever.

He loved taking walks and making spaghetti and pizza. Dan is known for his kindness for everyone. He loved to talk and get to know people and be present in their lives.

He is survived by his wife; Mary; daughter, Sheila (Samuel) Parker; sister, Christina Munez; and grandchildren, Angelica Parker, Julia Parker, Emma Parker and Samuel Parker Jr.

Dan was preceded in death by his father and mother; sisters, Violet Garcia and Bernadette Augerbauer.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. at the St. Stephen Catholic Church with Reverend James VonToble officiating.

Burial will be at St. Carmel Cemetery, IL.

To send a condolence to the family, please visit: www.youngfuneral.com.
add to favorites Keith Russel Tissue
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Keith Russel Tissue of Moorestown passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. He was 62.

He was born on April 5, 1951, in Alma, MI to Ellis and Georgia Marie (Layton) Tissue. Keith married Kristine Kay Anna on Oct. 17, 1970, in Alma.

For over 30 years Keith worked at Wolverine Power Company. He liked four wheeling and hunting but loved being with his family the most.

He is survived by his wife, Kristine; children, Monica (Daniel) Tissue-Daws of Stanton, and Troy Tissue of Lake City; also, four sisters, Katharine Severs of OK, Ellen (Randall) Kempf of Six Lakes, Jana (Donald) Rogers, and Francine (Mike) Throop, both of St. Louis, MI.

Keith is preceded in death by his parents; and son Trent.

Funeral service was March 3 at the Young Funeral Home with Rev. Jean Smith officiating. Burial will be in the spring at the Richland Township Cemetery in Vestaburg, Michigan.

An online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.youngfuneral.com.
add to favorites Carol Jane Lash
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Carol Jane Lash passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at home. She was 69.

Carol was born Oct. 10, 1944 in Sturgis, MI. She married Gary Lash on July 21, 1962, in Burr Oak, MI.

In her younger days, Carol was the head of the lead departments in the manufacturing of commercial delivery trucks. She then went on to handle many tasks in the commercial printing business before she retired.

Upon retiring she moved back to the beautiful north country to the beloved log cabin she helped design and build with her family. She always kept busy hunting and helping anyone who needed a hand.

Carol is survived by her husband, Gary Lash; children, Jeff Lash, Ginny (Lash) Rakowski; brothers, Gary Summey, Mel Summey; sisters, Patricia (Summey) Gordon, Roberta Summey; grandchildren, Matt Rakowski, Danielle (Rakowski) Kramer, Nicholas Rakowski, Tim Lash, George Lash, Andrea Phaul, Zach Robbins; great grandchildren, Dominick Kramer, Cody Kramer, Landon Lash, Gryffin Phaul, Claire Robbins; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Junior Gerald Summey, Laura Louise Richardson; sister, Lila (Summey) Royer.

A gathering of family and friends will be announced at a later time to celebrate her life.

To send a condolence to the family, please visit www.youngfuneral.com.
add to favorites Janet Stahl
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Janet Stahl of McBain went home to be with the Lord on March 1, 2014, at Autumnwood of McBain. She was 95.

She was born on Aug. 15, 1918, in Clam Union Township, Missaukee County, to Rikus and Mary (Boven) Mulder. She married John Stahl on Feb. 10, 1939, at the Prosper Christian Reformed Church Parsonage. He preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1993.

Janet had done housekeeping in private homes after her children had started school and had volunteered at Autumnwood of McBain for over 10 years. She was a member of the McBain Christian Reformed Church and was a member of the Sunshine Circle at the church. She loved taking care of her family.

She leaves behind five children, Norma (Louis) VanderVlught of Peoria, Arizona, Rich (Ruth) Stahl of McBain, Don (Linda) Stahl of Jenison, Butch (Dee) Stahl of Cadillac, and Ken (Gail) Stahl of McBain. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Rikus Mulder of Shelbyville, Eunice (Clarence) Clark of Boynton Beach, Florida and Lois (Ken ) Westdorp of McBain; in-laws, Esther Jordan of Kent City, and Hazel Stahl of Belmont.

Janet was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Amber Fitzgerald; many siblings; and in-laws, Charlie ( Henrietta) Mulder, John Mulder, George ( Gertrude) Mulder, Tony (Jeanette) Mulder, Grace (Herm) Beerens, Ethel (John) Westdorp, Ann (Jay) Smith and Ed Brinks, Ruth (Andy) Dodde, Martha (George) Mys, Ida (Peter) VanDyke, Cora (Rich) Beerens, Art Stahl and Peter (Henrietta) Stahl.

Services were held at the McBain Christian Reformed Church March 5 with Rev. Jaclyn Busch officiating. Burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery in the spring.

Arrangements handled through Burkholder Family Funeral Home at 211 N. Pine St., McBain. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the activities department on Ivy Lane at Autumnwood of McBain.

Thoughts and prayers may be left at www.burkholderfamilyfuneralhome.com..
add to favorites William Murray Cherry
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William Murray Cherry of Lake City passed away at his home on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was 52.

He was born on March 21, 1961, in Tampa, FL to Richard Cherry and Johnny Faye Marron. He married the former Judy Jaekel on March 30, 1985, and was married for 27 years.

He served in the Air Force for five years from 1982 to 1987 and was a Conservation Officer for the State of Michigan for the past 23 years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with his son. He was a movie buff and also enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Amber (Gabe) Shaw, Erin Cherry, and Kyle Cherry; grandchildren, Mason and Ava Howell and Isadora and Eloise Shaw; a sister, Evelyn (Douglas) Hernandez of Tampa, FL; and close friend, Carmen VanGelderen of Bay City.

Memorial service was March 5 at the Lake City Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Richard Bachman officiating. American Legion Post 300 will provide military honors.

To send a condolence to the family, please visit www.youngfuneral.com.