Miscellaneous Michigan Obituaries


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Mr. Kenneth J. Campbell - 1019 Sheridan Drive - Mr. Campbell was born June 24, 1948 in Kalamazoo and had been a resident here until the fall of 1970, residing in Alaska and was employed with the Yukon Trading Company.  A member of the Grace Christian Reformed Church.  Surviving are:the parents, Mr.and Mrs.Spencer Campbell;  three brothers and two sisters, Robert, David, Carolyn, James and Karen and a grandmother, Mrs. Anna VanDonselaar, all of Kalamazoo.  Service arrangements will be announced later by the Langeland Chapels.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Sunday 19 March 1972

Mrs. Lucy Allen Bangs Campbell - 512 Randy Lane, Ft. Myers Beach. Fla. - Age 86, died Saturday in Ft. Myers.  She was the widow of the late Archibald Upjohn Campbell.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Walters S. Moore of Ft. Myers Beach;  4 nieces and nephews, Ruth S. Burris, Edward K. Bangs, Robert B. Bangs, Elizabeth B. Murr;  7 grand nieces and nephews;  3 great-grandnephews.  Funeral arrangements are private. Interment in Mountain Home Cemetery Kalamazoo, at a later date.  Arrangements by the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 2 March 1976

Miss Margaret J. Campbell - 625 Jenks Blvd - Passed away at Borgess Hospital June 16, 1971.  Miss Campbell was born August 14, 1905, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Peter and Mary Campbell.  She retired in 1969 as a teacher in the Kalamazoo Public Schools.  Miss Campbell was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, ACE, AAUW and was a life member of NEA and MEA and was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Kalamazoo.  Surviving are 2 sisters, Miss Janet Campbell and Miss Mary Campbell;  a sister-in-law, Mrs. John (Cora) Campbell;  a nephew, Peter John Campbell;  a niece, Mrs. Frances Bush, all of Kalamazoo.  Religous services 3 p.m. Friday, Truesdale Downtwon Funeral Home, Rev. David McShane officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to a charity of your choice.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 17 Jun 1971

Mr. Paul D. Campbell - 494 Rex - Passed away Tuesday morning, June 21, 1977 at the Verdries Nursing Home.  Mr. Campbell was born April 22, 1914, in Gobles, son of Guy and Grace Campbell.  Was employed by the State Highway Dept. until his retirement.  He was a member of Eagles Lodge Aerie No. 526. He was married to Florence Conklin, in Elkhart, Ind., in 1932, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons, Dermott of Lakesie, Calif., Robert, Albert, Larry, Russell and Stanley, all of Kalamazoo;  16 grandchildren;  4 brothers, Lawrence and Phillip of Kalamazoo, Newton of White cloud, Asahel of Gobles;  3 sisters, Mrs. Ida Blesing of Kendall,  Mrs. Orah Eldred of Kalamazoo,  Mrs. Esther Flory of Decatur;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, where services will be held Thursday at 2 o’clock, Rev. A. G. Fulton officiating.  Interment in Robinson Cemetery, Gobles.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 21 June 1977

Bernard L. Canney Sr. - Pinellas Park, Florida - Passed away November 12, 1975 at the Pine Hills Veterans Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla.  Mr. Canney was born May 1898 in Kendall, Wisconsin, son of Jack and Kathryn Canney.  Served in World War I; and was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and the Elks, all of St. Petersburg.  Surviving is his wife, Constance of St. Petersburg; one daughter, Mrs. Ann C. Lampman of Minnesota;  six sons, Terrance J. Canney, Milwaukee, Wis.,  Bernard L. Canney, Jr.,  Phoenix, Arizona,  Robert J. Canney, Kalamazoo,  Joseph H. Canney, Rochester, Minn., Lewis C. Canney of Portage,  Brian C. Canney of Wisconsin;  35 grandchildren,  10 great-grandchildren,  Mr. Canney will be at Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Milham at S. Westnedge, Portage, after 9 a.m. Friday.  Rosary at  the chapel Friday 8 p.m. Funeral mass 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Monica RC Church, Rev. Father Adolph Nadrach officiating.  Entombment, Mount Ever-Rest Mausoleum.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs 13 Nov 1975

Mr. James A. Carl - Ex-Kalamazooan Dies in Arizona - Age 83, formerly of Kalamazoo, died Jan 31, (1976) in Tucson, Ariz.  He had been a resident of Tucson for 45 years after moving there from Kalamazoo.  He was employed by the Hoover Bond Furniture Co. here and was a veteran of World War I. Carl is survived by two sons, Morris of Tucson and Roger of California.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Wed Feb 4, 1976

Raymond E. Cardiff - Funeral Rites Thursday in Derby, Kan. - Funeral services will be held Thursday in Derby, Kan., for Raymond E. Cardiff, a former Kalamazoo man.  Cardiff, 56, died Friday in Wichita, Kan. following a lengthy illness.  He was a retired Boeing aircraft worker in Wichita. Cardiff is survived by his wife, Frances;  two sons, David A. at home and Edward with the U.S. Army at Fort Polk, Ind.;  three daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Loibl of Rose Hill, Kan.,  Mrs. Carolee Tomey of Chetopa, Kan. and Debra Ann Cardiff at home;  one brother, Robert Lee Cardiff of Kalamazoo;  two sisters, Mrs. Louise Ryskamp and Mrs. Ruth Matteson, both of Portage. Broadway Mortuary in Wichita is handling the funeral arrangements.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Weds 27 April 1977

Mr. Willliam E. Cardiff Jr. - 1471 N. Big Lake Dr., Hopkins, Mich.  Formerly of Kalamazoo - Passed away Sunday morning Aug. 15, 1976.  Mr. Cardiff was born June 3, 1917, in Kalamazoo, son of William and Johanna Cardiff and was a resident of Kalamazoo until 1966, also living in Arizona.  He served with the U.S. Army in World War II in the European-African area.  He was a member of the Desert Haven Reformed Church of Tempe, Ariz. and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.   Surviving are his wife, Martha;  one daughter and 5 sons,  Mrs. William (Sharon) Fenner of Allegan,  Herman Cardiff,  Kalamazoo,  Anthony Cardiff and Douglas Cardiff, both of Plainwell, Billy J. Cardiff, with the U.S. Army in Germany,  Duane S. Cardiff of Hopkins;  12 grandchildren;  2 brothers and 2 sisters,  Mrs. Louis Ryskamp of Portage, Raymond Cardiff of Wichita, Kansas,  Robert Cardiff of Parchment,  Mrs. Ford (Ruth) Matteson of Portage; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Mr. Herman Raak of Twin Lakes Reformed Church officiating. Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery, with military honors by Disabled American Veterans.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 16 Aug 1976

Gregory Carlson - Friday Services for Ex-Local Youth Killed in U.P. who was killed Tuesday (Aug 24, 1976) in an unusual accident.  Gregory Carlson was working on changing a large truck or heavy equipment tire when a portion of a split tire rim flew up and struck him. The incident took place at a service station in the Marquette County community of Little Lake.  Carlson died enroute to a Marquette hospital.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carlson, who lived here for about 10 years before moving to Carlshend in the Upper Peninsula about two years ago. The youth is survived by his parents, a brother, Duane; and five sisters, Cathy, Barbara, Amy, Jane and Sarah.   Friday’s funeral services will be held at Bowerman and Halifax Funeral Home in Munising.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs 26 Aug 1976

Mr. William (Bill) Carlson - 4205 Twin Terrace, Portage - Died Saturday (July 15, 1972) night at Borgess Hospital. He was born in Kalamazoo, son of Louis and Lamenta Carlson.  He was with the Traffic Engineering Department of the City of Kalamazoo;  served in the Navy in World War II,  member of the First United Methodist Church of Portage;  Portage Lodge No. 340 F & AM;  City of Kalamazoo Employees Union.  Survived by:  son, Richard of Kalamazoo;  sister, Mrs. Eleanor Frantz, Portage;  two nieces, Mrs. Leonard Wessels and Mrs. James Wooden.  Religious services 11 a.m. Wednesday Truesdale South Chapel, Portage, Dr. Paul Albery officiating.  Commital services under the auspices of Portage Lodge No. 340 F. & A.M. at Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 17 July 1972

Mrs. Rosemary Carlton - 2845 S. 26th St. - Passed away at Bronson Hospital Saturday morning. She was born February 3rd, 1916 in Kalamazoo.  She is the wife of Russell Carlton.  She is survived by her husband Russell, two sons and one daughter.  Paul Carlton of Celina, Ohio, Mrs. James (Canadace) Bump of Plainwell,  Thomas Carlton of Chicago.  Cremation services were held immediately. Arrangements by Wagar & Clark Chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 24 Jan 1976;  Kalamazoo College:  1938 Rosemary Walton Carlton died on January 24 in Kalamazoo.  She received a Master’s degree in library science from Western Michigan University in 1967 and received a private pilot’s license in 1974.  She is survived by her husband, Russell V. Carlton 34, (437 ISB Building, Kalamazoo, Mich.  49006);  two sons, Paul W. Carlton 61 and Thomas W. Carlton 74; and a daughter, Candace Carlton Bump.  She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Thomas O. Walton 14, who served Kalamazoo College as professor of mathematics and head of the department from 1921 to 1960.

Mrs. Vivian S. Carlton - Formerly of 1120 March St. - Passed away Saturday (Dec 4, 1976)  morning.  Born August 1, 1881 in Comstock Twp., the daughter of Darius and Laura Simmons. Was a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo.  She was a member of the first graduating class of Michigan Normal School.  February 23, 1907 she was married to Warren Carlton, who passed away April 23, 1963.  She was a member of the D.A.R., Ladies Library Association and the First Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are:  one son, Russell of Kalamazoo; two grandsons;  one granddaughter;  four great-grandchiuldren.  Cremation services were held.  Arrangements by Wagar & Clark Chapel. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 4 Dec 1976

Mr. Willilam L. Carman - 616 W. Cedar St. - Passed away June 26, 1972 at Borgess Hospital. Mr. Carman was born Nov. 3, 1900, in Indianapolis, Ind., son of John and Mary Little Carman, and had been a resident here for the past 33 years.   For many years, until his retirement, was an agent with Northwest Mutual Insurance Co.  He studied cello at Eastman Music School and played for seven years in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman Theatre and Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Carman was a veteran of World War II, serving as Captain in the Quartermaster Corps and spent 30 months in France and England.  A member of the First Baptist Church,  Kalamazoo Kiwanis Club, Amerigan Legion Post 332,  Board member of the Kalamazoo Symphony and Junior Symphony Orchestras.  Surviving are his wife, Helene; a daughter and a son, Mrs. Craig R. (Mary Lynn) Weaver and Owen W. Carman of Philadelphia;  a brother, Dr. John S. Carman, New York City;  a sister, Miss Charity C. Carman, Redlands, Calif., several nieces and nephews.  The family will be at the Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., where religious services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Albert Pittman officiating.  Graveside services and interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery, in charge of American Legion Post 332.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Smphony Orchestra and Junior Symphony Orchestra. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 27 June 1972

Mrs. Adelia C. Carnes - 3130 East Shore Dr., Portage -  Passed away Friday (May 7, 1976) morning. Mrs. Carnes was born in Kalamazoo, August 24, 1903, and had resided in the area all of her life.  She was the daughter  of Joe and Matilda Reisterer. On July 16, 1931, was married to Ivan R. Carnes, who preceded her in death in 1958. She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church of Vicksburg and belonged to the Federation of the Blind.  Surviving are one son, Robert of Portage; 2 daughters, Mrs. Zigmund (Marilyn) Losiewski of Plainwell and Mrs. (Butch) Edward (Karen) Wesoloski of Scotts; 3 brothers, Lawrence Reisterer of Kalamazoo,  Paul Resisterer of Vicksburg and Cecil Reisterer of Kalamazoo;  one sister, Mrs. Irving (Agnes) Myers of Portage;  8 grandchildren; one great-grandchild;  several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Rupert-Durham Funeral Home, Vicksburg, after noon Saturday, where the family will receive friends Saturday evening 7 to 9 and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Service arrangements will be announced later.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Friday 7 May 1976  Funeral For Mrs. Adelia Carnes to Be Held Monday.  Mrs. Carnes had lived in Kalamazoo all her life and belonged to the Federation of the Blind.  She lost her signt when she was 28.  She worked at Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan for several years, ironing and sewing clothing.  She is survived by one son, Robert of Portage,  two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Losiewski of Plainwell and Mrs. Karen Wesoloski of Scotts,  three brothers, Lawrence and Cecil Reisterer of Kalamazoo and Paul Resiterer of Vicksburg, one sister, Mrs. Agnes Myers of Portage, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.  A mass will be celebrated for Mrs. Carnes Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Martin Catholic Church in Vicksburg.  A rosary will be recited by the women of the St. Martin Church Sunday at 8 p.m.  Interment at South Portage cemetery will follow the Monday morning Mass.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette  Sat. 8 May 1976

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