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Mrs. Maude Burr - 316 W. Highway St., Vicksburg - Passed away very suddenly early Thursday morning (14 Sep 1972).  Mrs. Burr was the daughter of Stempson and Harriah Trout, born Dec. 16, 1888, in Ohio, had been a resident of this area for 58 years.  Her husband, Clifford, and 2 sons, preceded her in death.  Surviving are 2 children, Clair of Vicksburg and Mrs. Hazel Hunter of Battle Creek;  3 grandchildren;  7 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Critz-Redmond Funeral Home, where services will be held Sunday at 2, Rev. Carl Holwerda officiating.  Burial in Vicksburg Cemetery.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 15 Sept 1972

Mrs. Grace Bullard  Rt 1, Vicksburg - Passed away Friday afternoon, Mrs. Bullard was born June 30, 1887 in Brady Township.  The daughter Ezra and Hannah Sager McCaslin and had been a lifelong resident of this area.  In 1906 she was married to Alba who preceeded her in death 1947, also preceeding her in death was one son Leo in 1975.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Lila Weaver and Mrs. Ned (Mildred) Donovan both of Vicksburg.  2 granddaughters, Mrs. John (Shirley) VandenAkker of Vicksburg, Mrs. Gordon (Bonnie) Cookingham  of Scotts; 4 great-grandchildren, 1 nephew whom she raised, Roy Bullard of Sarona, Wisconsin; several other nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Rupert-Durham Funeral home where the family will receive friends Sunday from 3-5 and where services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. C. Robert Carson of the Vicksburg United Methodist Church officiating.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 10 Apr 1976

Mr.  Willliam C. Carrier - 1042 N. 5th St. - Passed away Wednesday morning at Borgess Hospital.  Mr. Carrier was born December 5, 1922 in Lexington, Ky., son of U. Grant and Millie Cook Carrier.  He served in the Army during World War II.  He was employed as a pipe fitter for the Brown Company for 25 years.  He was a member of the Kalamazoo Elks Lodge, No. 50.  He was married (to) Mavis Daisher in 1945, who survives.  Also surviving; a son, David A. Carrier of Ann Arbor, a granddaughter, Christine E.;  one sister, Mrs. Leva Smith of Chicago and nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, where services will be held Friday at 2 o’clock, Rev. Charles R. Hulbert officiating.  Interment, Mount Ever-Rest  Cemetery. The family suggests that those who wish may make contributions to the Midwest Oncology Center. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  7 Jan 1976

Mr. John P. Cronin - 3876 Greenleaf Circle - Passed away May 27, 1977 at Bronson Hospital.  Mr. Cronin was born in Rochester, Minnesota, May 9, 1916 the son of John E. and Grace (McGovern) Cronin and had been a resident of Kalamazoo since 1946.  He was manager of the Sterile Products Division of the Upjohn Company, veteran of World War II serving as a Captain in the Marine Corps, a member of St. Monica Catholic Church, the American Chemical Society, American Pharma-ceutical Association and the Kalamazoo Management Assoc-iation.  Surviving are his wife Lorraine;  2 sons, John P. Cronin Jr. of Miami, Florida and Michael P. Cronin of Sterling Heights, Mich.;  his mother, Grace Cronin of Rochester, Minn.;  a brother Robert Cronin of Monterey, Calif.;  2 sisters, Mary Louise Cronin and Geraldine Cronin both of Rochester, Minn.;  several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at the Redmond Funeral Home Monday evening from 7 t o 9 and where a Scripture Service will be held Monday evening at 8.  Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Monica Catholic Church Tuesday afternoon at 1, inurnment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  The family requests memorials be made to Father Bill McCauliff, Notre Dame Seminary, envelopes at the funeral home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sun 29 May 1977

Douglas D. Chapman - 5710 Mt. Olivet - Passed away Saturday afternoon, May 20, 1972.  Mr. Chapman was born May 30, 1939, in Kalamazoo, the son of Stulting and Dorothy Chapman, and had been a lifelong resident of the Kalamazoo and Gull Lake area.  He was graduated from Richland High School and had attended Western Michigan University.  He had been employed since 1957 at the Upjohn Co., where he was a chemistry assistant.   Mr. Chapman was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, where he was adult Sunday school superintendent and director of the high school choir.  He was also active in the Anchor Point Camp rifle program and was a member of the National Rifle Association.  He also operated a color photography business.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean;  4 daughters, Elizabeth Dawn,  Kimberly Rinell, Lori Jean, and Maria Christine, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stulting Chapman of Kalamazoo;  a grandfather, Carl Chapman of Gull Lake;  and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Dee) Schultz of St. Joseph and Mrs. Richard (Ann) Aiken of Kalamazoo;  several aunts, uncles, one niece and one nephew.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, Rev. Mark Jackson and Rev. Douglas Beason officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Baptist Anchor Point Camp.  Friends may call at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick , after 7 Sunday evening.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sun 21 May 1972

Mrs. Ann Cree Dies in California - Word has been received here of the death of a former Kalamazoo and Parchment resident, Mrs. Ann Cree, who died last week in Balboa, Calif. of cancer.  She was the wife of Dale R. Cree who had worked for a short time at  Gilmore Brothers Store and at the Parchment Community Credit Union.  Survivors besides Cree include a son and a daughter and Mrs’s Cree’s father, John Sullivan of Connecticut.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 11 Aug 1976

Timothy Crawford - 735 S. Davis St., Vicksburg - Infant son of Gary and Dixie DeBolt Crawford, passed away Sunday morn-ing, March 7, 1976.  Surviving besides the parents are 2 brothers, Dennis Lynn and Matthew Lance; paternal grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Max B. Crawford of Kalamazoo;  maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sidney (Helen) Schurtz of Coldwater;  several aunts and uncles.  Graveside services were held Tuesday at 3 o’clock at Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery, Rev. James Kidney, of the Kalamazoo Missionary Church, officiating.  Arrangemetns by the Langeland chapels.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 9 March 1976

Mr. Bernardo Corda - 4430 Starlight, passed away early Saturday (5 Aug 1972) morning at Borgess Hospital. Born July 24, 1893 in Italy.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Survived by: one son, Frank Corda; one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Theresa) Noppen, both of Kalamazoo; three grand-children; one great-grandson; two brothers and three sisters, Joseph Corda and Mrs. Mary Nanellia, both of Calif.; Victory Corda of Chicago, Mrs. Theresa Laurient of Miami Beach, Fla., Mrs. Anna Pantellaria of Benton Harbor; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Donovan Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited this evening at 7 o'clock.  Mr. Corda will be taken to the Leo Brieske and Son Funeral Home, 2859 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, Illinois.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Chicago. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. source: Kalamazoo Gazette Sun 6 Aug 1972

Mrs. Nettie Crouch - 213 Frank Ave., Colon, Michigan, Formerly of Vicksburg, passed away Saturday morning at Bronson Hospital following a short illness.  Mrs. Crouch was born in Brady Twp., August 15, 1899, daughter of Pete and Mary Moyer and had been a resident of the Vicksburg area most of her life.  She was married to Carl Crouch, who preceded her in death in 1969.  Surviving her are: two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Viola) Linehart of Ionio and Mrs. Carl (Avis) Freeland of Colon; one sister, Mrs. Vida Andres of Portage; three granddaughters and one grandson; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Rupert-Durham Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Sunday morning, where services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. with REv. Myron Williams of the Vicksburg United Methodist church officiating.  Interment in the Vicksburg Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials may be made to the Franklin Community Hospital.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 2 Oct 1971

Mr. William Buenger - Elkhart, Indiana Formerly of Kalamazoo  Passed away early May 4, 1977.  Mr. Buenger was born on March 8, 1906 in Munising, Michigan.  He was employed by Allied Paper Company from 1928 to 1971 when he retired as general superintendant and moved to Elkhart, Ind.  He is survived by one sister, Stella Longacore of Elkhart;  one son, Richard of South Bend;  one daughter, Beverly Finch of Northfield, Mass.; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Buenger was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian in 1965 and his sister, Emma Quarandillo.  Funeral services will be held at the Hartzber Gutermuth Funeral Home in Elkhart, Indiana 10 a.m. Friday.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 5 May 1977

Mrs. Luvera Mae Coville - Pickeral Lake, Rte 3, Vicksburg passed away Wednesday evening, June 15, 1977.  Mrs. Coville was born Sept. 11, 1905, in Delton, Mich., daughter of James K. and Luvena Verrill and had made her home in the Climax-Vicksburg area for the past 60 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold A., Oct. 13, 1970.  Surviving are one daughter and 3 sons, Mrs. Alfred (Annabelle) Scheibner of Falls Church, Va., Lee of Climax, Harold of Portage and Wendell of Vicksburg;  12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Martha Wood of Otsego; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock at the Langeland Climax Chapel.  Interment in Prairie Home Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Climax chapel.  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 16 June 1977

Kinney - In Prairie Ronde township, Thursday, Jan 6th, (1898) D. C. Kinney, aged 74 years.  Deceased was born in Huron Co., Ohio and came to Michigan in the year 1853 (this probably should read 1835), located on the farm where he lived and died.  By industry and good management he cleared up one of the best farms of several hundred acres in the township.  In 1853 he was united in marriage to Caroline Webb, and this union was blessed with four childrren, two of which, with the wife and mother, survive him.  Mr. Kinney was one of the pioneers of the township.  His funeral, on Sunday, under auspices of Schoolcraft Lodge of F. & A.M., of which he was a member of 35 years, was the largest in attendance ever known in that community, over 100 buggies by actual count being in the procession.  The services were conducted by Rev. D. H. Reiter, at the home, and scores of people were unable to get in the house.  source:  The Commercial, Vicksburg, MI 14 Jan 1898

Mr. J. Paul Churchill - Father of Local Man Dies at 82 - The father of a Kalamazoo area man, J. Paul Churchill, 82, died Monday (Nov 8, 1971) in Belvidere, Ill.  Survivors include his son, Bruce W. Churchill of 3730 Jennings Dr. in Parchment, a microbiologist with the Upjohn Co.;  his widow Rose and one other son, Robert in Belvidere. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 9 Nov 1971

Mr. Larry T. Crocker - 11247 Portage Rd.,  passed away Tues-day (9 Nov 1971) morning, November 9, 1971.  Mr. Crocker was born Nov. 23, 1946, in McKenzie, Tenn., son of James W. and Bonnie Crocker and had been a resident here since 1953. Grad-uated from Portage Central High School in 1964 and had served in U.S. army for 2 years and was a Vietname Veteran.  He was employed by Travel Accessories co. in Schoolcraft. Surviving besides the parents are 3 sisters and one brother,  Mrs. Jerral (Barbara) Seeger of Vicksburg,  Mrs. Roger (Trelva) Bennett,  Mrs. Larry (Kay) Vander Roest, both of Kalamazoo,  James J. Crocker, home address;  2 nephews;  several aunts and uncles.  Memorial  services will be held Friday at 2 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 411 E. Centre.  Interment in South Portage Cemetery. Friends may call at the Portage Chapel.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 9 Nov 1971

Dolores M. (Dee) Crummel - 616 E. Division St., Vicksburg passed away early Friday morning at the Vicksburg Hospital.  She was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Kalamazoo, daughter of Frank and Bessie Crummel.  Her father passed away in 1961, and mother in 1970.  She had lived in Vicksburg since 1930.  Surviving are an aunt, Mrs. Wilbur (Clara Crummel) Howard of Kalamazoo; cousins, Mrs. Herbert (Bernice) Eliason of Muskegon, Lewis Crosby of Paw Paw, Alvin Crosby of Caro, Edmund Crosby of Adelphi, Md., Norman Crummel of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Arthur (Marguerite) Jarvis of Plainwell, Mrs. Harold (Joyce) Martin of Hartford, Alfred Crummel of Ft. Worth, Texas; other relatives, friends and neighbors, left to mourn including her close friend Madge Prolo.  Friends will be received at the Critz-Redmond Funeral Home, where services will be held Sunday at 2:30, Rev. C. Robert Carson officiating.  Interment in Vicksburg Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 11 Feb 1977


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