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Kalamazoo Gazette, Saturday, July 13, 1968
HOLLAND, Mr. Robert H., 8288 Yale Ave., Richland
Passed away Friday.  Mr. Holland was born Dec. 26, 1918, in Kalamazoo, the son of Charles and Florence Holland.  He was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Army, serving in the Philipines.  Mr. Holland was employed by the Brown Co. Mill No. 2, Parchment, and was a member of the United Paper Makers Local 323.  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy M.; one step-son, Miles D. Helmer of Alamo; 2 sisters, Mrs. John (Lela) Girard of Portage and Mrs. Mark (Susan) Hatmaker of Coldwater; 4 grandchildren, Valerie Jean, Douglas Dee, Christopher Robert and Gregory William; several nieces and nephews.  Religious services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. Don Moffett officiating, Truesdale Downtown Chapel.  Interment, Alamo Cemetery.

Mrs. Frances H. Coffey - 541 N. Clarendon passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 12, 1972. Mrs. Coffey was born Aug. 12, 1913 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Albert A. and Lulu Meyers and was a lifelong resident of this community.  She served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was a member of the D.A.V. Buck Crosby Chapter.  Mrs. Coffey is survived by 3 sons, Retired major of the U.S. Army James Stowell of Fayetteville, N.C., Rev. Roger Stowell of Norwalk, Calif. and Michael Coffey of Kalamazoo;  11 grandchildren; her father, Mr. Albert A. Meyers of Kalamazoo; several cousins.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Ray Fassett of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Graveside services at Grand Prairie cemetery in charge of the D.A.V.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 15 Aug 1972

Mr. Earle D. Clickner - 3238 Old Colony Rd. Passed away Tuesday morning, April 12, 1977, at Bronson Hospital. Mr. Clickner was born Aug. 21, 1899, in Allen, Mich., son of William and Ida (Roberts) Clickner.  Prior to his death, Mr. Clickner was a resident of the Upjohn Community Nursing Home since August of 1976.  He started work with the Shakespeare Fishing Tackle Co. in 1917, where he retired in 1962 as Vice President and Chief Engineer. For many years he was a member of the Kalamazoo Men's Bowling Assoc. and the Kalamazoo Men;s Golf Assoc.  Surviving are his wife, Frances E.; a son, Thomas E.; a daughter-in-law, Dolores J.;  2 granddaughters, Kimberly Ann and Terri Lynn, all of Kalamazoo; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A brother, Martin B., preceded him in death Sept 1, 1965.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage, Rev. William Richards, of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Entombment will follow in Mt. Ever-Rest Mausoleum.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Upjohn Community Nursing Home - Senior Citizens.  Family members will be present after 7 p.m. this evening and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Weds 13 April 1977

Miss Angie VanderVeen - Passed away suddenly Wednesday morning, October 24, 2001 at her home. Miss VanderVeen was born December 18, 1923 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Garrett and Stella (Veldt) Vander Veen, and was a lifelong resident here. She was a member of the Heritage Christian Reformed Church and the Ladies Fellowship, and had been a longtime Sunday School teacher. Before retirement, she was employed in the offices of James River Corp. for 43 years. Angie also had served as a volunteer for the Red Cross at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Wea Werkman and Miss Hermina Vander Veen, both of Kalamazoo; a nephew, David (Judy) Werkman of Kalamazoo; a great- nephew and great-niece, Kevin and Tammy Werkman. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna and Tillie Vander Veen. Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Heritage Christian Reformed Church, 2857 S. 11th St. with Rev. Gary M. Stevens officiating.  Private interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may meet the family at Langeland Family Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel 622 S. Burdick St. 343-1508 today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Park Village Pines, Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, or a charity of choice.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette 26 Oct 2001

The Kalamazoo Gazette 25 October 1988; page 10D
CUYLER, Mrs. Viola M. 14509 East "Y" Avenue
Passed away Sunday evening, October 23, 1988.  Mrs. Cuyler was born July 15, 1916 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Edwin and Mable (Bradstreet) Hiscock.  She was preceded in death by 5 brothers and by her husband, Harold in 1976.  Surviving are 3 sons and 4 daughters, Jerry and Naomi Cuyler of Climax, Larry and Joyce Cuyler of Battle Creek, Marilyn and Fred Simmonds of Vicksburg, Joyce and Ron Drummond of Rialto, CA, Sue Cuyler of Fulton, Mary Jane Eglehoff of Fulton, Robin and Debbie Cuyler of Plainwell; 22 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; 1 brother and 5 sisters, William Hiscock of Florida, Alva Pitesky of CA, Myrta Carlson of Washington, D.C., Letha Worden of Lansing and Marie Norton and Edna Bunce, both of Battle Creek.  Services will be held 2 o'clock Wednesday from the Langeland Climax Chapel, 205 E. Maple, A Trust 100 Chapel, with the Rev. Mr. Richard Tigchon of Lakeland Reformed Church officiating.  Interment in beckley Cemetery, Battle Creek.  Friends may call at the Climax Chapel today from 2-4 and 7-9.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Sanoma Church.

Mr. Samuel Johnson  - Went to be with his Lord, Saturday, November 17, 2001. Samuel was born March 31, 1935 in Vicksburg, MS, the son of Samuel and Henrietta (Ford) Johnson, and had been a resident in the area for 24 years. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was employed for 12 years as a butcher for Kalamazoo Locker and was a faithful member of the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. On June 19, 1972 he was united in marriage to the former Bonnie Wiley, who survives. Together they had 2 sons, Johnny Johnson and Daryl Johnson, both of Kalamazoo; many grandchildren; 3 sisters, Bernice Bertholder of Chicago, Bessie Ford of Denver, Elyin Gaines of Vicksburg, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Services will be held 11:00 o'clock Wednesday at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel 622 S. Burdick St. 343-1508 with the Rev. J. Louis Felton officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with full military honors by Comstock VFW #6252. Friends may meet the family Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the chapel. Memorials may be directed to the family.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette 19 Nov 2001

Nicholas McVay - Died early Sunday morning, November 25, 2001 in Kalamazoo, MI. Nick was born January 9, 1984 in Kalamazoo, MI, a son of Martin D. McCaul and Shannon M. McVay. Nick was a sensitive and loyal young man. He loved fishing, music, sports, motorcycling and video games. Surviving are his father, Marty McCaul and Jennifer Faketty of Paw Paw; his mother, Shannon and Lance Frost Sr. of Kalamazoo; a sister Jenny McVay; 3 brothers, Jamie Horton, David McVay and Lance Frost Jr.; paternal grandparents, Hugh and Marilyn McCaul of Galesburg; maternal grandparents, Philip and Margy McVay of Portage; great grandmother Connie Hiscock, of Comstock; aunts and uncles, Mike and Diane McCaul, Bob and Deb LaPenna, Rick and Karen Stratton, and Matt and Sue McVay; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins; and his very special friend, Cara Iden. Services will be held 11:00 Thursday morning at Langeland Family Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel 622 S. Burdick St. 343-1508 with the Rev. Richard Larson, of Forgotten Man Ministries, officiating. Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery will follow services. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2- 4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Nick's memory may be directed to the Boys & Girls Club of Kalamazoo, 915 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette 27 Nov 2001

Mrs. Sally C. Cramer - 45A Carla, Lakeland, Fla., Formerly of Kalamazoo passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 1976, in Lakeland.  Mrs. Cramer was born in Chicago, April 3, 1902, daughter of Richard and Cora Wiggington and had been a resident of Lakeland for the past 20 years.  She was a former member of St. Augustine Cathedral.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Ament and her second husband, Walter Tetzlaff.  Surviving are her husband, Glenn Cramer of Lakeland;  3 children, Betty E. Ament and Willis E. Ament, both of Lakeland, Mrs. Robert (Beverly) Barr of Lexington, Ky.;  2 sisters, Mrs. Cora Honeysett and Mrs. Lillian Jager, both of Plainwell; one brother, Richard Wiggington of Augusta;  7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Redmond Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Tuesday, where the rosary will be recited Tuesday evening at 7:30.  Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Augustine Cathedral Wednesday morning at 11.  Interment in mt. Olivet Cemetery.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 26 Jan 1976

Mrs. Georgia Newton -  Passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2001 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Newton was born March 7, 1925 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of George and Isabelle (Jackson) Slate. Jo was a natural athlete and loved golfing and square dancing. She attended the Cooper Congregational Church. On August 13, 1949, in Battle Creek, she was married to David A. Newton, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and a son, Sandra (David) Hogan of Choudrant, Louisiana, Jo Ann (Frank) Warner of Gobles, and David Newton of Plainwell; 4 grandchildren, Eric Yossett, Jennifer Hogan, Jessicca Crowe and Justin McElwaine; 3 great-grandchildren, Sean Yossett, Stephanie and Christina Beaudrie; a sister, Lucy (Wayne) Marker of Plainwell; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Emily Geren, earlier this year. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2001 at the Cooper Congregational Church, Pastor Brenda Clarke officiating, and will be followed by a luncheon at the church. Interment of ashes will be at Green Bower Cemetery. Winkel Funeral Home Otsego  source: Kalamazoo Gazette 30 Nov 2001

Miss Zalia Clark - 2400 Portage St., Formerly: 475 W. Lovell Passed away November 12, 1971.  Miss Clark was born September 18, 1874 in Jamestown, Ottawa County, Michigan, daughter of William and Susan Osborn Clark, was a graduate of Parsons Business College; was secretary and sales representative for the Kalamazoo Corset Company, commonly known as the Grace Foundation Company. Member of the First Congregational Church of Hopkins.  Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Kenneth (Lillian) Mulvany, Battle Creek and Mrs. Harold (Lila) Bacome, Plainwell.  Religious services wil be held Monday at 3 o'clock at the Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Citizens Fund or the First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 13 Nov 1971

Mr. Leighton Cronkhite - Formerly of 1516 March St., age 79, passed away at the Birch Manor Nursing Home, Friday evening after a lingering illness.  Born November 15, 1892 in Lawton, Michigan, son of Eben and Sarah Baker Cronkhite, been a resident of Kalamazoo County all of his life.  He owned and operated a barber shop in Kalamazoo for several years. Member of Stockbridge Ave. United Methodist Church, Friendly Bible Class, the Men's Club, a life member of Fidelity Lodge No. 513 F. & A.M.  On June 24, 1919 he was married to Mildred Clark.  Mrs. Cronkhite passed away November 13, 1963.  Surviving are:  one niece, Mrs. Frank Junkrowski of Mattawan.  Friends are being received at Wagar & Clark Chapel where funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. Rev. Lloyd Shloop and Fidelity Lodge No. 513 F. & A.M. officiating.  Interment in the family lot, Riverside Cemetery.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 11 Dec 1971

Mr. Verne E. DARLING - 2203 Glendale, passed away Friday (16 Apr 1976).  Mr. Darling was born August 7, 1897 in Eaton Rapids, Michigan and had been a Kalamazoo resident for a number of years.  He was a retired Clergy of the Nazarene Church having pastored several churches before his retirement.  He was a member of the Central Church of the Nazarene.  Surviving are the wife, Ida;  a step-daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Geraldine) Elwen of Kalamazoo;  and a half-sister Mrs. Ethey Lyon of Eaton Rapids.  Memorial services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:00 from the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. with the Rev. A. G. Fulton, officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Central Church of the Nazarene.  Relatives and friends may meet the family at the funeral home Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 o’clock.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 17 April 1976

Ex-Local Jeweler Dies in Arizona - Word has been received herre of the death of a former Kalamazoo jeweler, Fred Corson, 80, in Phoenix, Ariz.  Corson came to Kalamazoo in 1923 and operated the Corson Jewelry Store at 112 Portage until 1952.  He then taught watch repairing at the State Technical Institute and Rehabilitation Center at Pine Lake.  Prior to coming to Kalamazoo, Corson studied at Bradley Polytechnical Institute in Peoria, Ill.  He was a veteran of World War I and a charter and life member of the Buck-Crosby Chapter No. 6 of the Disabled American Veterans in Kalamazoo.  He maintained his membership in the local chapter after moving to Arizona several years ago.  Survivors include two sons, Jack of Scottsdale, Arix., and Roy off Phoenix; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held in Phoenix where he was buried.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 2 Mar 1976

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