Miscellaneous Michigan Obituaries


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Mrs. Sandra L. Burling - 385 S. 3rd, Fruitport, Mich.  Age 33, passed away Thursday, September 2, 1971.  Born February 22, 1938 in Kalamazoo, the former Sandra L. Ryan married Daniel Burling, December 10, 1954 in Kalamazoo.  Survived by:  her husband, two sons, Michael and David;  one daughter Robin, all at home; her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Paul Ryan of Schoolcraft; one brother, Royce Ryan of Kalamazoo;  one sister Mrs. Marcia Vargason of Frederick, Colo.  Funeral service Sunday 1 p.m. at the Walburn Funeral Home,  1547 W. Sherman Blvd., Muskegon.  Interment, Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery, Kalamazoo Tuesday at 11.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 3 Sept 1971

David Michael Burke  8376 Yale, Richland - Infant son of Gay Howard and Joan Burke passed away Tuesday morning May 10, 1977.  David was born May 9, 1977.  Surviving besides the parents are one sister, Melissa Kay Burke; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Keith of Kalamazoo, Mr. & Mrs. Howard Burke of Allegan;  2 great-grandmothers, Mrs. Eula Keith of Elmhurst, Ill., Mrs. Linnie Milheim of Allegan; several aunts and uncles.  Graveside services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock in Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan.  Rev. Mr. Charles R. Hulbert of Bethlehem Baptist Church officiating.  Arrangements by the Langeland Chapels.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 13 May 1977

Mr. Howard L. Burnham - 1728 Texel Dr.,  Passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 12, 1976, after a brief illness.  Mr. Burnham was born June 28, 1905, in Chicago, Ill., son of Lawrence and Emily Burnham and was a resident of Kalamazoo most of his life.  He was married in October 1929, to Katherine Slough, who preceded him in death August 1956.  Mr. Burnham was a New York Central Freight Agent  from 1946 to 1967, retiring after 45 years with New York Central and Michigan Central Railroads.   He was an extended life member in the Kalamazoo Transportation Club, past member of the Utilization Club, Chamber of Commerce and Brotherhood of Railway Clerks.  His wife, Peggy Labadie, preceded him in death in 1965. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (M. Jane) Eager of Kalamazoo;  2 grandsons, Kip and Kris; one great-grandson; his wife, Dortha, of Alaska;  3 sisters, Mrs. Ivar (Gladys) Anderson of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Roland (Arlene) Berger of Battle Creek, Mrs. Howard (Joy) Olson of Paw Paw;  2 brothers, Raymond and Frank, both of Kalamazoo;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel 7 to 9 Monday and Tuesday evenings. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 13 Dec 1976

Mr. J. William Burke - 2507 Carlyle Dr.  Passed away Saturday evening, August 25, 1979 at Bronson Hospital.  Mr. Burke was born Sept. 16, 1915, in Detroit, had been a resident of this community for many years. He received his Bachelor of Science and Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan in 1937. He was a Chemical Engineer with Hercules Co. from 1937 till his retirement in 1977.  During that time he served as manager of the Radford Powder Plant, Technical Service Engineer, District Sales Manager of Hercules Canada, Ltd., and as a Product Specialist at the Kalamazoo Hercules Office.  Was a member of Kappa Sigma Tappi, St. Augustine Cathedral, Catholic Athletic Assoc., Kalamazoo Nature Center and Gull Lake Country Club.  On Sept. 12, 1942, he was united in marriage to Marie M. Asplan, who survives.  Also surviving are his mother, Clara Burke of Stone Mountain, Ga.; 2 sons, John Joseph Burke of Reno, Nev. and Dr. Robert William Burke of Layton, Utah;  one daughter Kathleen Marie Burke of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Margaret Davis of Stone Mountain, Ga.  Friends may call at the Donovan Funeral Home, 447 W. South where the rosary will be recited this evening at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday morning 11 a.m., St. Augustine Cathedral.  Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Those who wish, may contribute to the Research Dept. for Scleroderma % Dr. Christopher Zarafonetis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette 27 Aug 1979

Mrs. Myrtle Iva Burlingham - 626 Harway St., Comstock  Passed away at her home early Wednesday morning, Sept. 15, 1976. Mrs. Burlingham was born in Cheshire Township, Allegan County, June 22, 1899 the daughter of Warren and Shirley (Rankin) Merchant and had been a resident of this area for the past 50 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald B. Burlingham on Nov. 9, 1948.  Also preceded in death by a son, Eugene in 1921 and 6 grandchildren.  Surviving are 3 sons and 7 daughters, Dwine of Palm Dale, Calif., Donald and Warren, both of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Nelson (Lucille) Flynn of Vicksburg, Mrs. Francis R. (Minnie) Mays of Riverview, Fla., Mrs. Leon (Edith) Mulder of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Theodore (Genevieve) Boehm of Richland, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Turner of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Forrest (Ernestine) Camfield of Lawton, Mrs. John (Patricia) Born of Kalamazoo; 3 brothers, Bert Merchant of Delton, Ervin Merchant of Portage, Charlie Hosner of Vicksburg; a sister, Mrs. George (Leona) Sinkler of Kalamazoo; 26 grandchildren;  18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Redmond Funeral Home, where services will be held Friday afternoon at 2, Rev. Tom Evans, of the Comstock United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment in Comstock Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 15 Sept 1976

Mrs. Jane P. Burns - 2131 Rambling Rd.,  Passed away Monday at 1 o’clock at her home.  Mrs. Burns was born Oct. 17, 1894, in Providence, R.I., and had been a resident of this community for the past 54 years. She was a charter member of the Auxiliary of the Academy of Medicine, a member of St. Augustine Cathedral and a former member of the Workers of Mary.  She was a graduate of the School of Nursing at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.  She was the widow of the late Dr. John T. Burns, who passed away in 1944.  Surviving are 2 sons, John T. Jr. of Kalamazoo and Robert L. of LaHabre, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Victor M. (Jane) Kimmel of Paw Paw;  8 grandchildren;  3 sisters, Miss Mary Donovan, Mrs. Margaret Hagan, both of Warwick, R.I. and Mrs. Eileen Scribner of Jersey City, N.J.;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Donovan Funeral Home, after 7 this evening where the rosary will be recited Wednesday evening at 7.  Mass of the Resurrection will!
 be celebrated at St. Augustine Cathedral Thursday morning at 10.  Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Heart Fund,  envelopes available at the funeral home. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 11 Jan 1977

Robert Allen Burns - Infant son of Rex and Patricia Lovely Burns, died shortly after birth.  He was born June 3, 1972, in the Army Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas.  Surviving besides the parents are grandparents, Mrs. Dorothy Dawson, Kalamazoo, Mr. Harold Lovely, Valparaiso, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Billie O’Dell Burns, Kalamazoo;  great-grandparents, Mrs. Leroy Manning, Murray City, Tenn., Mrs. Arlen (Margaret) Wellsand, Kalamazoo,  Mr. Thomas Lovely, Wheatfield, Ind.  Graveside services were held at  Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery Thursday afternoon, Rev. Douglas Beason officiating. Arrangements by the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 9 June 1972

Mr. Joseph H. Burnworth - 7356 S. 25th St., Portage, Michigan - Passed away July 27, 1972 at his residence.  Mr. Burnworth was born November 13, 1892 in LaGrove, Indiana.  Was a veteran of World War I and was retired from Allied Paper, Monarch Division. Surviving are:  six sons and one daughter, Douglas, Portage,  Donald, Carlton and Clair, El Cajon, Calif., James, Lemon Grove, Calif.,  Robert, Rte. 1, Fulton,  Mrs. Carol Gililland, Kansas City, Mo.;  20 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wesley and Orville, Kalamazoo;  several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Burnworth will be at the Truesdale South Chapel, Portage, where religious services will be held at 3 p.m.  Tuesday, Rev. Charles R. Hulbert officiating.  Interment, Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 29 July 1972

Mr. Howard D. Burrows - 4751 East Milham, Portage - Passed away Thursday afternoon May 12, 1977.  Mr. Burrows was born January 22, 1895 in Detroit the son of Alonzo and Zoah Burrows and had been a resident here since 1966 previously living in Detroit.  Before his retirement he was employed by the People’s Outfitting Company.  Surviving are his wife Florence C.;  a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Lee Burrows and a daughter-in-law Betty Burrows all of Kalamazoo;  6 grandchildren, Capt. Gary Burrows with the U.S. Air Force in Germany,  Roger Burrows of Detroit, Craig, Clifton, Vivian and Glenn Burrows all of Kalamazoo; 3 great-grandchildren;  and 2 sisters, Miss Lonah Burrows of Chelsea, Mich. and Mrs. Luella Roberts of Southfield, Mich.  He was preceded in death by a son Warren C. in 1971.  Memorial services will be held  Monday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622  S. Burdick.  Interment in Mountain Home Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Midwest Oncology Center.  Friends may call at the Chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 13 May 1977

Mr. Warren C. Burrows - 181 West Ridge Circle - Passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 1, 1971.  Mr. Burrows was born June 19, 1919, in Detroit, the son of Howard D. and Florence Burrows and had resided in this area for the past 16 years.  He was president of Kandler Machinery Co.  Mr. Burrows served with the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II.  He was a member of the Richland Presbyterian Church, Past President of the Clark Memorial Board,  Past Commander of Penisular Commandery No. 8, a member of Kalamazoo Lodge No. 22 F & AM,  Kalamazoo Chapter No. 13 and Council No. 63, and ASTME.   He is survived by his wife, Betty;  3 sons, Captain Gary D., U.S. Army in Colorado,  Roger B. of Westland, Mich. and Craig C., home address;  his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Burrows;  one brother Bruce L. Burrows, all of Kalamazoo;  2 nephews and one niece.  Memorial services will be held Friday at 3 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick.  Past Commander Vern Hays officiating.   Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.  Memorials may be made to the Richland Presbyterian Church or Knights Templar Eye Foundation.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 2 Sep 1971

Mr. Harold Burson - 2311 Hemlock, Portage - Passed away Monday evening, April 18, 1977. Mr. Burson was born June 12, 1920, in Kalamazoo, son of Clarence and Cora Burson and had been a lifelong resident here.  He was a veteran of World War II, and was employed by the Upjohn Co.  Surviving are his wife, Dena; 2 sons and one daughter, Michael of Portage, Gary of Vicksburg and Mrs. David (Susan) Newhouse of Portage;  one grandson, Jason Burson;  4 sisters, Mrs. Shirley Taylor, Mrs. Ethel Staple, both of Schoocraft,  Mrs. Helen Bussema of Kalamazoo,  Mrs. Gayle Smith of Schoolcraft;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Thursday at 2 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.  Friends may call at the Portage chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 19 April 1977

Mr. Doyle Edwin Bush Sr., - 1923 W. Centre, Portage - Passed away July 1, 1976, at Bronson Hospital.  Mr. Bush was born July 3, 1915, in Grand Junction, Mich., son of Edward and Lena (Goodrich) Bush.  He retired in 1971 from Rheem Mfg. Co., where he was employed for over 33 years.  Mr. Bush became an avid CB’er in March of this year and was generally on Channel 6.  Surviving are his wife, Freda H.;  2 sons, Doyle Edwin Bush Jr. of Portage and Donald L. Bush of Kalamazoo;  7 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Vern (Nellie) Crawford and Mrs. Chester (Beryl) Gibbs, both of Kalamazoo.  A sister, Mrs. Jennie Beatty, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage, with Pastor Charles R. Hulbert, of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. Saturday evening.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 2 July 1976

Mrs. Estle C. Burtis  4517 W. Main - Passed away Wednesday morning Nov. 17, 1976 at a local hospital.  Mrs. Estle was born Dec. 16, 1899, in Texas Townshhip.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek. Surviving are 2 sons, Herbert Burtis of Red Bank, N.J. and  Mervin Burtis of Portage;  3 grandsons, Steven, David and Peter;  one sister, Margaret Allen of Lansing.  Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek. A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo, with Rev. David W. McShane officiating.   Due to the wishes of the family there will be no visitation at the funeral home.  Friends may call at 2221 Hickory Point Dr., Portage.  The family suggests that contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, envelopes available at the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan Ave.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Wed 17 Nov 1976

Mrs. Adelia H. Bush - 327 Reed St., Formerly of 2624 E. G Ave.  Passed away Sunday evening Sept. 12th, 1971. Mrs. Bush was born Oct 22, 1885 in Middle Port, New York, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Foster and had  made her home in Kalamazoo most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert on Dec. 9th of 1970. Surviving is one sons and 1 daughter, John W. Ries and Mrs. Charles (May E.) Root both of Kalamazoo, 20 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.  1 sister, Mrs. May Hoffman of Lockport, New York.  Several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick with Rev. Gail Pike of the Merson Church, Allegan officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 13 Sep 1971

Mr. Frank Bush - 936 E. Walnut St. - Passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 2, 1977.  Mr. Bush was born April 14, 1908, in Lee Township, Allegan County and was a resident of Kalamazoo since 1915.  He was a member of the Quarter Century Club at Fuller Div., Eaton Corp., where he was employed until 1968.  Surviving are his wife, Georgia; 2 aunts, Mrs. Mabel McKie of Benton Harbor, Mich. and Mrs. Grace Bump of Tampa, Fla.;  several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Pastor A. L. Neibacher Jr., of the Lutheran Church of the Saviour, officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.  Memorials may be made to the Michigan Association for the Blind or the Beverly Manor Nursing Home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 3 Jan 1977

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