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Rev. Harold R. Krieg - 5324 Rimmel, Vicksburg, Rte 1, passed away Tuesday (Dec
14, 1976) afternoon at his home. Rev. Krieg was born in Detroit, Oct. 2, 1908,
son of Jacob and Bertha Voltz Krieg and had lived in Vicksburg for many years. 
He was a minister with the West Michigan Conference of the Kalamazoo District,
United Methodist Church and was pastor at the Jones United Methodist Church. 
He was affiliated with scouting for 35 years and was recipient of the Silver
Beaver Award. August 28, 1975, he was married to Donnetta Belle Brown, in
Nashville, Mich., who survives.  Also surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. David
(Joyce) Klein of Elkhart, Ind., Mrs. Edwin (Shirley) Krieg of Bad Axe;  one
son, Donald Krieg of Vicksburg; 2 step-daughters, Tammy Brown, at home, and
Mrs. Garry (Terry) Sparow of Vicksburg; 2 step-sons, Brian Phelps of Mendon and
Jerry Phelps of Galesburg; 17 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Victor Brumm of
Nashville, Mich.; 2 brothers, Edwin Krieg St. of Caseville, Mich. and Walter C. Krieg of Detroit; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Robertson Funeral Home, Schoolcraft, after 7 p.m. this evening.   Services will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Jones United Methodist Church, Dr. George Hartman officiating.  Burial in Vicksburg Cemetery.  The family requests
that those who wish, may make memorial contributions to the New Cardiac Unit of
Bronson Hospital, which may be left at the funeral home. 
source: Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 15 Dec 1976 

Mrs. Stella Land - 408 Drexel Place, age 73, passed away January 1, 1977, at
her home.  Mrs. Land was born June 14, 1903, in Jackson, Miss., the daughter of
Henry and Fannie Cullum and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for over 35 years.
 Mrs. Land was a member of the Church of God, Pentecostal.  Surviving are her
husband, Mr. Lonnie Land; one brother, Mrs. Edward Cullum of St. Louis, MO; 
one sister, Mrs. Marie Knapper; a godchild, Irma L. Matthews, both of
Kalamazoo; 2 nieces, Mrs. Beatrice Bassette of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Calleen
Williams of Chicago, Ill.; several grand-nieces and grand-nephews; many
friends.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Church of
God Pentecostal, Elder Layfayette Davis officiating.  Intement in Riverside
Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harper Funeral Home, 521 Douglas Ave., where
the family will meet with friends this evening from 7 to 8 p.m.  source: 
Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 4 Jan 1977 

Mr. A. LeRoy Lander - 3219 Magnolia Circle, passed away at his residence Monday
morning.  Mr. Lander was born Dec. 17, 1904, in Benton Harbor, the son of Lewis
and Frances Lander Nichols.  He was a retired district manager for the John
Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co.  A member of the Kalamazoo Camera Club and
First United Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy E.; one
daughter, Helen L.  The family will meet friends at  the Joldersma & Klein
Funeral Home Monday and Tuesday evening from 7 to 9.  Graveside services will
be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock in Riverside Cemetery.  Memorial
services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock at the First United
Presbyterian Church, Dr. Lewis Briner officiating. The family requests that
memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, the First United Presbyterian
Church or a charity of your choice. 
source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 22 Jul 22,1974

Mr. Arthur C. Lang - 1139 March St., passed away Tuesday evening, April 6,
1976.  Mr. Lang was born Nov. 22, 1894, in Geneva, Mich., son of Gustave and
Ella Lang and had been a lifelong resident of the Kalamazoo area.  He served in
the U. S. Army in World War I and prior to his retirement, was employed with
General Gas & Light Co. for over 30 years.  At one time, he was active in the
Moose Lodge.  He was preceded in death by a brother, LeRoy Lang.  Surviving are
3 sons and one daughter, Carl W. and H. Lloyd, both of Kalamazoo, Leonard A.
(Bud) of Vicksburg and Eunice Wagner of Kalamazoo; 6 grandchildren;  7
great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister, Cecil Lang of Kalamazoo and
Mrs. Viola Pioch of South Haven; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services
will be held Friday at 3 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick. 
Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source: 
Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 7 April 1976

Mr. Boss M. Lang - 186 E. Battle Creek St., Galesburg, age 73, passed away
suddenly Tuesday morning.  Mr. Lang was born Sept. 8, 1897, in DeKalb, Miss.,
where he spent most of his life.  He had resided in Galesburg for the past 18
years.  Mr. Lang was married to Esther Thomas, May 23, 1924, who survives. 
Also surviving are 2 sons, Morris of Galesburg and Robert of Lewisville, Tenn; 
4 daughters, Mrs. Christine Egbert and Mrs. Rita Sparks of Galesburg, Mrs. Ruby
Smith of Augusta and Mrs. Margie Smith of Greenwood, Miss.; 22 grandchildren; 6
great-grandchildren;  3 brothers and 4 sisters in Mississippi.  Friends are
being received at the Hoag-Schmitts Funeral Home, Galesburg, where services
will be held Friday at 11 a.m., Rev. C. Lennart Polson officiating.  Interment
in Oak Grove Cemetery  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 11 May 1971

Mr. Keith A. Lang - 913 Oak St., passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 4, 1976, in
Decatur, Ind.  Mr. Lang was born June 1, 1956, in Kalamazoo, son of Elton and
Flossie Lang and had been a lifelong resident here.   He was graduated from
Parchment High School in 1974 and was a member of the Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ).  Mr. Lang was a student at Western Michigan University
and was employed by A & P Super Market.  Surviving are his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Elton T. Lang of Parchment; one sister, Carol Lang of Parchment;
grandparents, Mrs. Mossie McAfee of Ewing, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lang of
Russellville, Ala.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Memorial services will
be held Tuesday at 1 o'clock at  the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, with
Dr. Donald Franklin officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Church.  Friends may meet
the family at the chapel this evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. 
source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 6 Dec 1976

Mr. Marlon N. Lang - 205 Montrose, passed away Sunday morning, June 26, 1977. 
Mr. Lang was born January 31, 1924, in Parkville, Mich., son of Floyd and Anna
Lang and had been a resident here for 27 years.  He had served with the Army
Air Corps during World War II.  He was graduated from Ferris State University
and was a registered pharmacist.  He was the owner and operator of Lang's
Pharmacy for the past 20 years.  He was a member of the First Congregation
Church, the Pharmaceutical Assoc. and Ducks Unlimited.  Surviving are his wife,
Marilyn;  2 daughters and one son, Mrs. Julie Gibson of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Sherrie
Townsend of Spokane, Wash., Andy of Kalamazoo; his mother, Mrs. Anna Lang of
Three Rivers; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ulrich of Three Rivers;  several
nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday morning at 11
o'clock at the First Congregational Church, with the Rev. Dr. William A.
Keith officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church or to Ducks Unlimited.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 27 June 1977

Mrs. Anna Lange - 3839 Portage St., passed away Dec. 13, 1971 at Bronson
Hospital.  Mrs. Lange was born Feb. 5, 1888 in Wickbridge, England, and had
been a resident here for the past 60 years.  Surviving are her husband, William
J.;  9 nieces including Mrs. Frank (Ida) Langdon, Mrs. Gerald (Beverly) Kurtz,
Miss Flora Wilds, Mrs. Raymond (Elsie) Weninger, Mrs. Les (Jerri) Dieball of
Kalamazoo, Irons and Pontiac, Mich.  Mrs. Lange will be at the Truesdale
Downtown Funeral Home, where services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Mr. Roger
Greeley, of the Peoples Church, officiating.  Interment, Riverside Cemetery.
source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 14 Dec 1971

Mr. Roscoe Langley - 1414 Charles St., passed away suddenly at his home June 5,
1976.  Mr. Langley was born in Watervliet, Oct. 22, 1900 and came to Kalamazoo
from Detroit.  He is survived by Mrs. Remo (Barbara) Mion, Kalamazoo; several
cousins.  Friends are being recieved at the Redmond Funeral Home, where
services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Harold Cupery, of the
Bethel Reformed Church, offiiciating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Mr.
Langley was the son of Norman and Minnie (Ryder) Langley and was preceded in
death by 2 wives, Veda and Nellie.  he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving
in World War I.  Services were held today at the Redmond Funeral Home.  source:
 Kalamazoo Gazette June 7, 1976

Mr. Albert Lanting - 1228 Royce, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 10, 1976. 
Mr. Lanting was born Jan 9, 1913, in Kalamazoo, son of Jacob and Sophia Lanting
and was a lifelong resident here.  Before his retirement in July of 1975, he
was employed by the Brown Co.  He was a member of the United Paper Workers
International Union Local No. 1010.  On Sept. 7, 1935, he was married to Lola
Mae Curry, who survives.  Also surviving are one son and one daughter, Robert
Alan Lanting of Mattawan and Mrs. Ralph (Linda) Gerra of Brookline, Mass.; one
granddaughter, Kimberly Lanting; 2 brothers, Jacob of Hobe Sound, Fla. and John
of Stanton, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a
brother, Martin Lanting, in January of 1970.  Memorial services will be held
Tuesday at 1 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Alden
Burns, of Milwood United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment in Mt.
Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.  Memorials may be made to the Michigan Heart Association.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 12 Jan 1976 

Mrs. Wilma J. Lanting - Hope Sound, Fla., formerly of Kalamazoo,  passed away
Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 11, 1977 in West Palm Beach, Fla.  Mrs. Lanting was
born Jan. 29, 1908, in the Netherlands and was a resident of Kalamazoo since
1916, living in Florida since 1969.  Before her retirement, was employed at
Borgess Hospital as a licensed practical nurse for 27 years.  Surviving are her
husband, Jacob; one son and one daughter, Richard of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Allan
(Marilyn) Wheeler, of Plainwell; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one
brother, Henry Tromper of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews.  She was
preceded in death by her daughter, Mrs. Elsie Stuck in 1976.  Memorial services
will be held Saturday at 3 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick,
Pastor Theo Phillips of First Baptist Church of Otsego, officiating.  Interment
in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo
Gazette Thurs 13 Jan 1977

Beryl Jean Ham
REED CITY -- Beryl Jean Ham, 78, of Reed City, died Monday, Dec. 4, at Spectrum Health Reed City Campus. She was born June 8, 1922, in Neosho, Mo., to James H. and Bertha M. (Redford) Kennard, and she attended school in Hamilton, Mo., graduating from J.C. Penney High School before attending beauty school.
She was married Oct. 26, 1946, to Joseph W. Ham, who preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1968. 
Before moving to Michigan 30 years ago, she lived in Missouri and Indiana, and worked as a beautician and also worked at Yoplait U.S.A. She was also an accomplished seamstress, was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Reed City Chapter No. 265 Order of the Eastern Star and the Rebekahs. 
Surviving are one daughter, Beryle "Ginger" (Tom) Hebner, of Chillicothe, Mo.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one nephew; two nieces; six great-nephews; and dear friends, Violet and David Murray, of Reed City. 
She was also preceded in death by her brother and one great-granddaughter. 
A memorial service will take place in Hanover, with the burial in Hamilton, Mo. Local arrangements were made by the McDowell Funeral Home. 

Jessie D. Hollen 
Jessie D. Hollen, 52, of Warren, died Monday, Nov. 27, at his home. He was born Jan. 6, 1948, in Detroit, to Walter and Audrey Hollen, and graduated from Southern Eastern High School, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. 
Surviving are one son, Jesse John; 12 nieces and nephews; and five great-nieces and nephews; siblings, Carl Hollen, Jim (Norma) Ritchie, Priscilla Ritchie, Sandra Goins, and Tim (Jodie) Hollen. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Terry. 
Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m., at the E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Home, 22642 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48091. 

Florence B. Proctor 
PARIS -- Florence B. Proctor, 79, of Paris, died Friday, Dec. 1, at her home. 
She was born April 29, 1921, in Rathbone to Hazen and Maude (Welch) Miller II, and attended Alma and Sowers Schools in Gratiot County. 
Mrs. Proctor was married Aug. 12, 1944, to Carl Shaver, who preceded her in death in 1976. In 1978, she married Milton Proctor, who also preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2000. 
She had lived in Ithaca and Reed City before moving to Paris 23 years ago. She enjoyed gardening, especially flowers. 
Surviving are one son, Michael Shaver, of Paris; two daughters, Ruth Ann (James) Alexander and Linda (James) Schonert, all of Evart; one sister, Marion (Mason) Grossett, of Edmore; three grandchildren, Angela, James Alexander II, and Shara (Shaver) Snider; and nine step-children. 
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers. 
Following cremation, there will be a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements were made by the McDowell Funeral Home. 

Glen R. Watz 
REED CITY -- Glen R. Watz, 76, of Reed City, died Sunday, Dec. 2, at Spectrum Health Reed City Campus. 
He was born May 11, 1924, in Lapeer to John and Clara May (Stover) Watz. 
He attended school in Lapeer and Imlay City, and went on to study at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945, mainly in the European theater. 
He was married March 17, 1956, to Jeanne Round, who survives him. 
He lived in Lum, Saginaw, Portage, and Charlotte before moving to Reed City 20 years ago. He was employed as a highway construction engineer for the State of Michigan and later Osceola County. He enjoyed playing cards. 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Mary Ness, of Reed City; three brothers, Basil (Dora), of Florida, Jimmy (Gwen), and Dale (Beverly), of Lum; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Erik. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. 
Memorial services will take place at a later date. Arrangements were made by the McDowell Funeral Home.