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Julia "Sally" Korstange
October 4, 1914 - February 2, 2002
Portage 
Date of visitation: February 5, 2002
Time of visitation: 2:00 PM
Date of service: February 6, 2002
Time of service: 11:00 AM
 Passed away Saturday afternoon, February 2, 2002 at her residence. Sally was born October 4, 1914 in East Chicago, Indiana, the daughter of John and Mary (Forzan) Siskaninetz Sr., and has been a West Michigan area resident most of her life. For over 25 years she was employed with the Monarch Paper Mill. Sally enjoyed sewing and traveling, especially the 21 years that she and her husband wintered in Lakeland, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents; by three brothers, William, Nick and Frank; and five sisters, Mary, Anna, Helen, Pauline and Sophie. On June 29, 1940 she was united in marriage to Louis Korstange, who survives. Also surviving are three brothers, John (Marlene) Siskaninetz of Decatur, MI, Paul (Betty) Siskaninetz and George (Nancy) Siskaninetz, all of Paw Paw, MI; two sisters, Katherine Dyson of Portage, Martha Orzechowicz of Hammond, IN; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the LANGELAND Family Funeral Homes PORTAGE CHAPEL 411 E. Centre Ave. 343-1508 A private interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Portage Chapel on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorials in Sally's memory may be directed to Bethany Reformed Church, or VNA Hospice Program. 

Jo Ellen Maxam
March 9, 1956 - February 2, 2002
Kalamazoo 
Date of visitation: February 4, 2002
Time of visitation: 2:00 PM
Date of service: February 5, 2002
Time of service: 11:00 AM
Died February 2, 2002 at her residence. Mrs. Maxam was born March 9, 1956 in South Bend, IN the daughter of James and Jacqulyn (McDowell) Stefoff. She enjoyed traveling and bowling and was employed by the Kalamazoo Symphony. On March 2, 1984, she was united in marriage to Lowell Maxam who survives. Also surviving are 2 children; Cheri Lynn Bell of Kalamazoo, and Steven Lowell Maxam of Kalamazoo, 3 grandchildren; Margaret Bell, Curtis Bell Jr., and Hannah Maxam, her parents James and Jacqulyn Stefoff of Lawrence, 1 sister; Debra Kay Cornwell of Scottsdale, AZ, and 1 brother; Jim Stefoff of Menasha, WI. Funeral Tuesday 11 AM at the BETZLER FUNERAL HOMES Stadium Dr. West of 131 375-2900 Rev. Donald DeYoung officiating. Interment West Oshtemo Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Greater Kalamazoo, West Michigan Cancer Center, or South West Michigan Food Bank. 

Edward E. Mottor, Sr.
June 5, 1931 - February 2, 2002
Plainwell 
Date of visitation: February 4, 2002
Time of visitation: 6:00 PM
Date of service: February 5, 2002
Time of service: 11:00 AM
Ed passed away February 2, 2002 at home. He was born June 5, 1931 to Alma Moffett who preceded him in death in 1968. When Ed was very young, he was adopted by Alonzo and Lucille Mottor who also preceded him in death.
He spent the majority of his life in the Plainwell area and enjoyed fishing, camping and had a special fondness for his little dog named Little One. Edís family includes his wife of nearly 50 years, Ruby; three children Beverly Burnett of Plainwell, Ed (Margaret) Mottor, Jr. of Allegan, and Connie (Kevin) Grimm of Plainwell; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by 4 grandchildren.
Friends may spend time with the family 6-8 pm Monday at Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren Funeral Home, Plainwell Chapel where a Celebration of Life Service will be held 11 am Tuesday. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Borgess Visiting Nurse & Hospice Services.

Betty J. Norris
October 17, 1926 - February 4, 2002
Kalamazoo 
Date of visitation: February 7, 2002
Time of visitation: 6:30 PM
Date of service: February 8, 2002
Time of service: 10:00 AM
Age 75, passed away on February 4, 2002, leaving to all those who knew her a legacy of laughter, compassion and love. The former Betty J. Owens of Grand Haven was born October 17, 1926 to E. Robert Owens and Iva M. Crockford. She graduated from Grand Haven High School with the Class of 1944. She married Budd J. Norris, also of Grand Haven, on June 24, 1947. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her sister, Leta (Hal) Henrickson of Grand Haven; her daughters and son, Judy (Dan) Jones of Grand Rapids, Lynn Hooker of Tucson, Arizona, Mary Beth Norris of Caledonia, and Jay Budd Norris of Portage; as well as 4 grandchildren, Amy, Melissa, Joseph and Graham; 5 great-grandchildren; and 12 nieces and nephews. The Norrises were Kalamazoo residents since 1956, where they were long-time members of Christian Church - Disciples of Christ. Betty was an avid supporter of WMU and an active volunteer with the Kalamazoo Department of Social Services. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, February 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the LANGELAND Family Funeral Homes MEMORIAL CHAPEL 622 S. Burdick St. 343-1508 A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 8, at the Christian Church - Disciples of Christ, 2208 Winchell Ave., Kalamazoo, with luncheon following in the Church Fellowship Hall. The Reverend H. Charles Kutz- Marks will officiate. Memorials in Betty's name may be directed to Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

John F. O'Neil
January 1, 1922 - February 4, 2002
Portage 
Passed away February 4, 2002. John was born January 1, 1922. He leaves behind his wife of 27 years, Patricia; step-daughter, Wendy Popkes, as well as dear friends here and in Tucson, AZ, and relatives whom he loved. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. There will be no services. A private interment of cremains will be in Grandville Cemetery. Arrangements by Avink Funeral Home Cremation Society, Schoolcraft.

Edward C. Page
February 16, 1930 - February 1, 2002
Plainwell 
Date of visitation: February 3, 2002
Time of visitation: 3:00 PM
Date of service: February 4, 2002
Time of service: 11:00 AM
Died Friday, February 1, 2002 at his home. Mr. Page was born February 16, 1930 in Allegan, the son of Floyd and Rena (Beagle) Page. Mr. Page was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army. He loved his dog, Toby. He enjoyed repairing antique furniture and loved going to flea markets and casinos. He was a member of the Allegan Eagles Aerie #2315 and had been employed by Rockwell Int'l. for 30 years, retiring in 1988. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; 3 children, Charles Page of Grand Rapids, Bonnie and Kenny Ward of Allegan, and Carl and Deb Page of Indiana; 4 stepchildren, Leonard and Natalie Witt, Lisa and John Rasnake and Lana and David Rasnake, all of Plainwell, and Lori and Jim Jager of Caledonia; many grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step- great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Morris Page of Allegan, and Ronnie Page of Florida; 1 sister, Nancy and Ernie Brower of Allegan; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister, Lloyd Page and Phyllis Clark. Friends may meet with the family from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the GORDEN FUNERAL RESIDENCE Allegan Chapel where Funeral Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., Pastor Robert Cosby officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. 

Helen F. Price
January 29, 1930 - January 30, 2002
Kalamazoo 
Date of visitation: February 4, 2002
Time of visitation: 1:00 PM
Date of service: February 4, 2002
Time of service: 2:00 PM
Died Wednesday morning, January 30, 2002. Helen was born January 29, 1930 in Battle Creek, MI, the daughter of Neil and Lillian (Mott) Price, and had lived in the Kalamazoo area for most of her life. She was a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, and was previously employed at the Friend of the Court and the Department of Social Services in Grand Rapids, and lastly at the United Kennel Club in Kalamazoo. Helen was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kalamazoo. She was preceded in death by her sister, Gwendolyn Layton in 1992. Surviving are nieces and nephews, David (Jamie) Layton of Kalamazoo, Ann (Gary) Whitehead of Davison, MI, Linda Copeland of Kalamazoo, Pam (Jim) Miller of Mt. Morris, MI, and Steve (Cindy) Powell of Durand, MI; several great-nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Monday at the LANGELAND Family Funeral Homes MEMORIAL CHAPEL 622 S. Burdick St. 343-1508 with the Rev Dale Hotelling and the Rev. Robert Eckert officiating. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery in Battle Creek. Friends may meet the family beginning at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helen's memory may be made to the charity of your choice. 

Edith "Romaine" Sherwood
November 26, 1941 - February 1, 2002
Otsego 
Date of visitation: February 4, 2002
Time of visitation: 2:00 PM
Date of service: February 5, 2002
Time of service: 1:30 PM
Passed away Friday, February 1, 2002 at her home. Mrs. Sherwood was born November 26, 1941 in Taplin, WV the daughter of Roel Bruce and Mabel (Buzzard) Ellis. A 1959 graduate of Man High School, Man, WV she had been employed for several years with Parker Hannifin, Pneumatics in Otsego. Romaine enjoyed reading, puzzles, birds, plants and flowers. On December 3, 1960 in Otsego she married Skip Sherwood, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children, Lenette Sherwood and Carol Batker of Raleigh, NC, Anita Sherwood Quarry and Dave Quarry of Allegan, Edith and Bret Rietkerk of Otsego, and Shawn Thomas Sherwood of Otsego; 6 grandchildren, Matthew Boerman, Mariah Rininger, Katie Rietkerk, Ain Rietkerk, Stacey (Kyle) Lindsey and Jason (Becky) Quarry; 2 great- grandchildren, Madison Lindsey and Peyton Quarry; 4 brothers, Oliver and Judy Ellis of Oklahoma, Larry and Ida Ellis and Ted and Kelly Ellis all of West Virginia, Summers Richard and Carol Ellis of Allegan; 4 sisters, Anna and Roger Wall, Kathy and Dempsey Lively, Marsha and Matt Trevor all of West Virginia, and Vicky and Mike McNeil of Florida; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant son, her parents and a brother, Robert Anthony Ellis. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at the Winkel Funeral Home Otsego where services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday. Interment at Lindsley Cemetery. 

Dolores M. Stamp
July 9, 1922 - February 4, 2002
Kalamazoo 
Date of visitation: February 7, 2002
Time of visitation: 2:00 PM
Date of service: February 7, 2002
Time of service: 4:00 PM
Passed away Monday afternoon, February 4, 2002 at her home. Dolores was born July 9, 1922 in Cleveland, OH, the daughter of William and Alvina (Behlke) Schultz. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Flat Rock Chapter #156 O.E.S. and enjoyed painting, arts and crafts, and dancing. On June 29, 1946 she was united in marriage to John A. Stamp, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children and their spouses, Barbara (Bruce) Mullens of Southgate, MI, John F. (Debra) Stamp of Kalamazoo; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and in- laws. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 o'clock Thursday at the LANGELAND Family Funeral Homes MEMORIAL CHAPEL 622 S. Burdick St. 343-1508 with Rev. Arthur Wiers, of the Hope Reformed Church, officiating. Friends may meet the family from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at the chapel prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707. 

Donald R. Stoughton Sr.
January 10, 1934 - February 3, 2002
Allegan 
Date of visitation: February 5, 2002
Time of visitation: 7:00 PM
Date of service: February 6, 2002
Time of service: 11:00 AM
Passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002 at his home. Mr. Stoughton was born January 10, 1934 in Otsego, the son of Morris Sr. and Audrey (Edson) Stoughton. For 20 years he was employed with Allied Paper Co., and then for 24 years was employed with K & R Construction in Grand Rapids, retiring in 1995. Don's hobbies included fishing, hunting and woodworking. On August 29, 1953, in Portage, he married the former Jean Meadows, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, Donald R. (Cindy Evink) Stoughton Jr. of Otsego, Douglas J. Stoughton of Gobles, and Darrell L. (Gail) Stoughton of Otsego; 8 grandchildren, Nicholas, Heather, Roy, Sherrie, Amy, Dustin, Joshua and Ryan; 3 great- grandchildren, Dominique, Jacqueline and Daniel; a brother, Morris Stoughton Jr. of Otsego; 4 sisters, Betty Galloway of Kalamazoo, Eva Belden of Allegan, Shirley (Thomas) Campbell of Otsego, and Linda (Ted) Clark of El Cajon, CA; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Marvin Stoughton. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Winkel Funeral Home Otsego where Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Bruce J. VanDer Kolk officiating. Interment at Genesee Prairie Cemetery, Oshtemo. 

Joseph N. Thierjung
November 11, 1914 - February 1, 2002
Portage 
Date of visitation: February 5, 2002
Time of visitation: 12:00 PM
Date of service: February 5, 2002
Time of service: 1:00 PM
Died Friday evening, February 1, 2002. Joseph was born November 11, 1914 in Chicago, IL, the son of Nicholas and Helen Thierjung and had lived in the Kalamazoo area since 1944. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 30 years at Hawthorne Paper, Sutherland Paper, Brown Company and James River Paper Company. Joseph attended Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was an avid bowler and bowled in several leagues over the years and was also an accomplished handyman and like to paint and fix things up. Joseph was a very good husband and father to his children and grandchildren. Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Gertrude ``Gerri'' Lund, to whom he was married on May 6, 1939. Also surviving are 3 sons, Robert (Marie) Thierjung of Norfolk, VA, Richard (Janet) Thierjung of Scotts, MI and Michael (Cecelia) Thierjung of Kalamazoo; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Joseph was preceded in death by a sister and a brother. Services will be held at 1:00 o'clock Tuesday at the LANGELAND Family Funeral Homes MEMORIAL CHAPEL 622 S. Burdick St. 343-1508 with the Rev. Dr. Mlen-Too Wesley, Interim Pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. Friends may meet the family beginning one hour before the service at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions in Joseph's memory be made to the American Lung Association, the American Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice.

Gary W. Van Eck
April 6, 1946 - February 1, 2002
Kalamazoo 
Date of visitation: February 4, 2002
Time of visitation: 1:00 PM
Date of service: February 4, 2002
Time of service: 2:00 PM
Passed away early Friday morning, February 1, 2002. Gary was born in Kalamazoo, April 6, 1946, the son of Gerald and Margaret (Fisher) Van Eck. He owned Professional Printing & Office Supply, was a 1964 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School, and was a Vietnam Navy veteran. He was also a member of the Beacon Club and the Nior Yacht Club, and enjoyed cooking boating, sports cars, motorcycles and fix-it-yourself projects. He is survived by his mother, Margaret L. Van Eck; and very close friends, Tom and Barbara Ross, all of Kalamazoo; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father on January 1, 1981. Friends will be received at the funeral home beginning Monday afternoon, February 4, 2002 at 1 o'clock, where Services will be held at 2 o'clock with Rev. James Dyke officiating, followed by interment in the family lot at Riverside Cemetery. JOLDERSMA & KLEIN 917 S. Burdick 343-2628 

Mary C Weeks
June 7, 1915 - February 5, 2002
Vicksburg 
Date of visitation: February 7, 2002
Time of visitation: 2:00 PM
Date of service: February 8, 2002
Time of service: 11:00 AM
    Maryís life began on June 7, 1915 in Bluffton IN, the daughter of Homer and Erma (Moore) Brumbaugh. Her family moved to Vicksburg when Mary was 7 years old and she graduated from Vicksburg High School before earning her teaching degree through Kalamazoo College.  While in high school, Mary was a member of the girlís basketball team.
     Mary taught school in the towns of Fowlerville, New Buffalo and Augusta.   While teaching in New Buffalo, she became acquainted with a fellow teacher, Thomas A. Weeks.  Soon they started to spend time with each other and they were married on June 17, 1941.  Tom entered the Navy at the start of WW II and Mary continued to teach school.  During the war years, Mary and Tom only saw each other twice, but their love grew through the writing of frequent letters.  Upon Tomís discharge, Tom and Mary moved to Vicksburg and joined in Maryís family business, Weeks and Brumbaugh.  Together they ran the store until their retirement in 1981.  Through the years Mary was active in the Vicksburg community being involved in helping out the Vicksburg Rotary, school projects, and the Vicksburg United Methodist Church.  She was also an active member of the Eastern Star where she was past matron of the Lotus Lily OES, past grand Ruth of the Grand Chapter OES of the state of Michigan and past President of Kalamazoo OES. Mary was a trusted friend who was forthright and was always willing to give her opinion on issues.  This honesty brought her respect from all who knew her. 
    Members of her family include her son Thomas of Kalamazoo and her cousin Jean Freeland of Hastings.  
    Mary died on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. She follows in death her husband Thomas in 1985.
     Friends may visit with her family on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Rupert,     Durham, Marshall & Gren Funeral Home with an OES service at 7:30 pm.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 am on Friday at the Vicksburg United Methodist Church.  Mary will be buried next her husband Tom in the Vicksburg Cemetery.

Lena B. Anderson
September 11, 1933 - May 31, 2002
Kalamazoo 
Date of service: June 5, 2002
Time of service: 1:00 PM
Passed away Friday morning, May 31, 2002. Lena was born September 11, 1933 in Osceola, Arkansas, the daughter of L.Z. and Allie (Hunter) Royster, and had been a resident here since the early 1970's. She was employed as a nurses assistant at the Total Living Center for several years, and was a member of the Jehovah Witness East Congregation. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Anderson; daughter, Debra Hudson; grandson, Michael Larthdridge Jr.; and 2 brothers, Ivoryjoe and James Hunter. Surviving are 5 children, Andrew Wines, Brenda Ward, Monica (Raymond) Jackson, Wanda Anderson, Monique Anderson; 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; her mother, Allie Hunter; 5 brothers and sisters, Autrey Wright, Ruth Brown, George Ford, Chester Ford, Mary Freeman; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and special friends. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 o'clock Wednesday at the East Congregation of Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, 4200 Nazareth Rd. with Mr. William Kennedy officiating. Arrangements by LANGELAND Family Funeral Homes MEMORIAL CHAPEL 622 S. Burdick St. 343-1508 

Robert L. Beck
May 31, 1928 - May 28, 2002
Kalamazoo 
Date of visitation: May 31, 2002
Time of visitation: 6:00 PM
Date of service: June 1, 2002
Time of service: 11:00 AM
Died Tuesday, May 28, 2002. Robert was born May 31, 1928 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of Vanna S. and Mary A. (Johnson) Beck. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, was a member of the Climax American Legion Post #465, Augusta V.F.W. Dads Post #215 and the Elks Lodge in Pine Island, Florida. Prior to his retirement, Robert worked for the Federal Civil Service at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base for over 30 years. On March 30, 1957 he was united in marriage to Bonnabell (Case), who preceded him in death on October 18, 1995. Robert was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth and sister, Bernice. Surviving are three children, Timothy Beck of Stevensville, Robert L. (Shawna) Beck II of Kalamazoo, and Kimberly (Kevin) Negri of Climax; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Janice Wilson of Galesburg. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the LANGELAND Family Funeral Homes HOAG-SWITZER GALESBURG CHAPEL 145 W. Battle Creek St. 343-1508 with The Rev. John W. Vick, of the First Free Will Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8 p.m. 

Linda Sue Braun
May 14, 1950 - May 30, 2002
Kalamazoo 
Date of service: June 1, 2002
Time of service: 1:00 PM
Passed away on May 30, 2002 at her home. She was born on May 14, 1950 in Zeeland, MI the daughter of Ernest and Dora (Delp) Dyer. Surviving are her husband, Daniel Hilbert Braun Jr; 2 daughters, Elissa Cloud of Pontiac, MI and Heather (Josh) Melvin of Kalamazoo; 3 brothers, Jim (Pat) Dyer of Otsego, Paul (Jane) Dyer of Galesburg and John (Terry) Dyer of Lawton; 5 sisters, Tracy (Rick) Burgen of Comstock, Rosie (Ken) Robinson of Portage, Julie (Denny) McDonald, Paula Burgen both from Comstock and Diane Day of Decatur; a stepfather, Richard Burgen of Comstock; 5 Grandchildren, Robert, Ashley, Tracy, Ray Jay and Britney; several aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation has already taken place. There will be no visitation. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo. Pastor Michael Baker-Streevy from Galesburg United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family C/O PARCHMENT - REDMOND Funeral Home 2300 East G Avenue 

John Daly
August 3, 1916 - May 29, 2002
Kalamazoo 
Date of visitation: May 30, 2002
Time of visitation: 6:00 PM
Date of service: May 31, 2002
Time of service: 1:00 PM
Passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2002. John was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 3, 1916 the son of Robert and Janet (Reed) Daly. He served his country during WW II at the Boston and Long Beach, California shipyards as a coppersmith supervisor, repairing U.S. Naval ships. He retired from the Upjohn Company in 1975 after 27 years as a steamfitter. On September 16, 1944 John was united in marriage to Vera (Shrauger), who survives. Also surviving are three sons, John Jr. (Sherry) of Aurora, IL, James of Kalamazoo, and Joel (Deborah) of Augusta; two daughters, Janice (Lenny) Forchione of Battle Creek, and Judy O'Brien of Kalamazoo; eight grandsons, three granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his twin brother, James (Dorothea); brother, William (Lucille); sister, Irene; sisters-in-law, Thelma Loomis and Wanda Shrauger; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Services will be held 1:00 o'clock Friday at the LANGELAND Family Funeral Homes HOAG-SWITZER COMSTOCK CHAPEL 6121 King Highway 343-1508 with The Rev. John W. Vick, of the First Free Will Baptist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Comstock VFW Post #6252 Ladies Auxiliary. 

Robert J Fulton
July 29, 1919 - May 27, 2002
Vicksburg 
Date of visitation: May 29, 2002
Time of visitation: 2:00 PM
Date of service: May 30, 2002
Time of service: 11:00 AM
Robert J. Fulton, an even temperament man who prayed earnestly for his children and grandchildren went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday May 27,2002 after a prolonged illness.
Bobís life began on July 29, 1919 in Lansing, the son of William and Iva (Griffith) Fulton. As a boy, Bobís family moved around the Lansing area several times. During the depression work was hard to find and Bobís father needed to provide for the family. Some of the mid-Michigan communities that Bob lived in were Bath, Williamston, and Mason, where he graduated from high school in 1938.
Bob joined the Army in 1940 and served for the duration of the war. He was stationed in Alaska as a medic for the army air corps. Bob was proud of his military commitment and his effort during the war.
Upon his discharge from the service in 1945, Bob, like many veterans, took advantage of the G.I bill and enrolled in college. Bob matriculated at the Olivet Nazarene College in Kankakee, Illinois. It was during this time he met Lois Evert. It was a short courtship and they were married on July 25th 1947. The following year their first child, Penny, was born. Shortly after, they moved back to Michigan and settled in the Lansing area. This would be home for Bob and Lois and their growing family for more than 30 years.
Bob worked for several years for the State of Michigan. Some of his jobs with the state included weigh master, investigator for the Secretary of State and inspector for the Department of Transportation.
Church was a big part of Bobís life. While living in Lansing, he was very active at Lansing South Church of the Nazarene, serving on the church board, as Sunday School Secretary and helping with the construction of a new church. Since moving to Vicksburg in 1986, Bob was a faithful constituent of the Chapman Memorial Church of the Nazarene.
Bob liked to read science fiction and religious books. After his retirement his hobbies included woodworking and hooking rugs. Both his woodworking projects and rugs are treasures that the family will cherish for years.
His family remembers Bob as a man who never let lifeís extremes affect his demeanor. Through good times and bad, Bob was always there with his usual smile and his sense of humor. His unassuming conduct made Bob a reliable person for his family, work and church.
Bobís family includes his wife Lois, children: Paula J. Fulton of Holt, Linda K. Adams of Vicksburg, Coralee and her husband Dr. Daniel Behr of Mt. Vernon Ohio, a brother Rev. Almon G. and his wife Audrey R. Fulton of Vicksburg. His grandchildren, whom he adored and received great joy are Kendra J. Lee and husband Brian Lee of North Aurora, Illinois, Krista A. Kraemer and husband Kelly Kraemer of Lexington, Kentucky, Aaron D., Andrew E. and Adam R. Behr of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and Michael E. Adams of Vicksburg, Michigan.
He is preceded in death by his daughter Penny Jean in 1950, his sister Dorothy A. West, his parents and his son-in-law Thomas Adams.
Friends may visit with Bobís family on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren Funeral Home, Vicksburg Chapel and his Celebration of Life Service will be at 11am on Thursday, May 30th at the Chapman Memorial Church of the Nazarene. Bob will be buried in Ft. Custer National Cemetery with full military honors.

Lola Gane
- May 28, 2002
Kalamazoo 
Died Tuesday, May 28, 2002. Arrangements pending at the LANGELAND Family Funeral Homes PORTAGE CHAPEL 411 E. Centre Ave. 343-1508 

Dorothy J. Halstead
May 25, 1924 - May 30, 2002
Otsego 
Date of visitation: June 2, 2002
Time of visitation: 2:00 PM
Date of service: June 3, 2002
Time of service: 11:00 AM
Died Thursday, May 30, 2002 at the Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo. Mrs. Halstead was born May 25, 1924 in Ohio, the daughter of Seth and Mary Margaret (Bauman) Beldon. She had been a member of the Watson Bible Church. Surviving are 6 children, George Dale Halstead and William Charles and Leah Halstead, all of Allegan, Eileen Margaret Boylan and Ruth Ann Halstead, both of Otsego, Rebecca Jean and Jeff Hamilton of Plainwell, and Linda Marie and Ronald Crans of Otsego; 15 grandchildren; 8 great- grandchildren; 1 brother, Rex ``Johnny'' and Louise Beldon of Ohio; 1 sister, Pearl Schmidt of Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1999; and 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Friends may meet with the family from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at GORDEN FUNERAL RESIDENCE Allegan Chapel  where Funeral Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., Pastor James L. Collison officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. or Wings of Hope Hospice.


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