Miscellaneous Montcalm County, Michigan Obituaries



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ELEANOR R. PENCE
Eleanor R. Pence, age 68, of Gowen, passed away at home, Wednesday evening, February 5, 2003, under the loving care of her family and Hospice after a courageous battle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Visitation:    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2003 FROM 3-5 P.M.  AND  7-9 P.M. (OES CANDLE LIGHT FUNERAL CEREMONY WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 P.M. ON SUNDAY EVENING.)
Funeral Service:    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2003 AT 1:00 P.M. AT THE FUNERAL HOME
Memorial Contributions:  TRUFANT CHAPTER O.E.S. -or- HOSPICE OF MICHIGAN  (BIG RAPIDS OFFICE)

JOYCE SCOFIELD
Joyce Scofield, age 76, of Greenville, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, February 4, 2003 at her home.  
Visitation:    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2003 FROM 2-4 P.M.  AND  6-8 P.M.
Funeral Service:    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2003 AT 1:00 P.M. AT THE FUNERAL HOME
Memorial Contributions:  CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK
Burial: REST HAVEN MEMORY GARDENS, BELDING (PRIVATE)

CECIL R. KING
Cecil R. King, age 82, of Greenville, passed away late Monday evening, February 3, 2003 at Metron of Greenville.  
Visitation:    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2003 FROM 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Funeral Service:    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2003 AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE FUNERAL HOME
Memorial Contributions:    HOSPICE OF MICHIGAN, BIG RAPIDS OFFICE
Burial:    OTISCO TOWNSHIP CEMETERY, BELDING

DAVID KEENAN HILER
David Keenan Hiler, age 44, of Greenville, passed away late Monday afternoon, January 27, 2003 at United Memorial Health Center-Long Term Care Unit, Greenville, under the loving care of his family and Hospice.
Visitation:    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29th AND THURSDAY JANUARY 30th FROM 7-8:30 P.M. AT THE FUNERAL HOME  (ROSARY PRAYER SERVICE AT 8:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 30th).
Mass of Christian Burial:    FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2003 AT ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC CHURCH, GREENVILLE, WITH THE REV. FATHER FRED BRUCKER OFFICIATING
Burial:    ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC CEMETERY, GREENVILLE
Memorial Contributions:    THE NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
HOSPICE OF MICHIGAN (BIG RAPIDS OFFICE)
AN EDUCATIONAL FUND FOR DAVID'S SONS

ASHLEY RAE TIFFANY
Ashley Rae Tiffany, age 10, of Greenville, passed away late Saturday evening, January 25, 2003 from injuries received in an automobile accident in Mecosta County.
Visitation:    TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2003  from  6:00 - 8:00 P.M. 
Funeral Service:    1:00 P.M.  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2003 AT THE FUNERAL HOME
Burial:    IN THE SPRING, IN SIDNEY CEMETERY, SIDNEY.
Memorial Contributions:    TO THE FAMILY

EVELYN R. WALDORF
Evelyn Ruth Waldorf, age 84, of Greenville, passed away late Sunday evening, January 19, 2003, at United Memorial Health Center, Greenville.  In honoring Evelyn's wishes, cremation has taken place.  
Visitation:      THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS ON THURSDAY, JANUARY, 23, 2003 FROM 1-3 P.M. AT THE FUNERAL HOME.
Memorial Service:    A FAMILY PRAYER SERVICE WILL CONCLUDE THE GATHERING AT 3:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY.
Burial:        REST HAVEN MEMORY GARDENS, BELDING
Memorial Contributions: FOR A MORE LASTING MEMORIAL, THE FAMILY SUGGESTS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY.

RICHARD I. STREU
Richard Irwin Streu, Sr., age 63, of Sand Lake, formerly of Perch Lake, Gowen, passed away early Sunday morning, January 19, 2003 at United Memorial Health Center, Greenville.  In honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place and memorial services will be announced at a later date.  
For those planning a memorial tribute, the family suggests contributions to an educational fund for his grandson, Brandon.

REMINGTON  JAMES  CORL
Remington James Corl, four month old son of Travis Corl and Sheila Nunamaker, of Greenville, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, January 16, 2003 at home.  
Visitation:  12:00 NOON, SATURDAY, JAN. 18, 2003
Funeral Service:  1:00 P.M., SATURDAY, JAN. 18, 2003 AT THE FUNERAL HOME
Burial:  FOREST HOME CEMETERY, GREENVILLE
Memorial Contributions: TO THE FAMILY

ALICE  M.  BAULEY
Alice M. Bauley, age 74, of Greenville, formerly of Dearborn, passed away late Sunday evening, Jan. 12, 2003 at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.  In honoring Mrs. Bauley's wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held.  
Memorial Contributions: Horvitz Center at the Cleveland Clinic
M-71, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44106

DWIGHT K. GARDNER
Memorial Service:  Monday, August 9, 2004 at the Temple Baptist Church, 1978 S. Road, Ionia, with the Rev. Jim Houseman, officiating.  In honoring Dwight's wishes, cremation has already taken place at Myrtle Park Crematorium, Rockford.
Dwight K. Gardner, aged 54, of rural Sheridan, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday afternoon, August 4, 2004 at his home. The son of Gaylord G. & Bernita G. (Flory) Gardner, he was born on Aug. 30, 1949 in Battle Creek. Dwight was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam era. On June 21, 1974, in Vermontville, he married the former Debra L. Gross.
Dwight was a loving husband and father and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He volunteered his time with the Montcalm-Ionia District Family Independence Agency driving FIA clients to medical and other appointments. 
Surviving are his wife of thirty years, Debbie Gardner of Sheridan; his parents, Gaylord & Bernita Gardner of Vermontville; his mother-in-law, Louise Gross of Lansing; three children and their spouses, Scott & Dawn Gross of Lansing, Ray & Devon Gardner of Portland, and Angelita & Mike Despain of Greenville; six precious grandchildren, Carly, Michael, Sebastian, Grant, Kathrine, and Dustin -- with the seventh grandchild on the way; a brother and sister-in-law, Douglas & Judy Gardner of Vermontville; four siblings-in-law, Diane & Tracy Hammond of Charlotte, David & Kay Gross of Hastings, Daniel & Dianea Gross, and Tina Young, all of Lansing; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, 2004 at the Temple Baptist Church, 1978 S. State Road, Ionia, with Pastor Jim Houseman officiating. Honoring Dwight’s wishes, cremation has taken place at Myrtle Park Crematorium, Rockford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the family would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the church. The Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the family and is entrusted with the arrangements. www.brown-teman-christiansen.com

VERA GOLEMBIEWSKI
Visitation:  Thursday, August 5, 2004 from 10:00 - 11:00 am at the St. Charles Catholic Church
Funeral Service:  Thursday, August 5, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Charles Catholic Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Father Phil Salmonowicz, pastor of St. Charles Catholic Church, officiating. 
Vera Louise Golembiewski, age 74, of Greenville, passed away Sunday morning, August 1, 2004, at Spectrum Health United Memorial-United Campus, Greenville. The daughter of Oliver Carl & Evelyn H. (Bissell) Benham, she was born on June 15, 1930 in Eureka Township. A devoted mother and grandmother, Vera was especially proud of her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, where she had been active in helping with drives to keep the church’s food pantry replenished. She enjoyed getting out with her friends and neighbors. 
Surviving are her children, Deborah Kulas of Walled Lake, William Golembiewski Jr. of Walled Lake, Mary & William Swendsen of Brooklyn, Patrick Golembiewski of Walled Lake, and Valerie & Walter Dixon of Commerce Township; a sister, Jean & Richard Hall of Luther; three brothers, Oliver Jr. & Elsie Benham of San Antonio, Texas, Richard Benham of Houston, Texas, and James & Phyllis Benham of Ottawa, Illinois; three grandchildren, Krystal, Amber, and Shawn; a great grandson, Gavin; an aunt, Henrietta Benham of Greenville; and many nieces and nephews. 
The Mass of Christian Burial for Vera will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 from St. Charles Catholic Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Father Phil Salmonowicz, pastor of St. Charles Catholic Church, officiating. Cremation will follow at Myrtle Park Crematorium, Rockford. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday morning at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the church. The Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the family and is entrusted with the arrangements. www.brown-teman-christiansen.com

NANCY A. DINGMON
In honoring Nancy's wishes, no services will be held and cremation will take place at Myrtle Park Crematorium, Rockford.  A memorial gathering will take place on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Nancy Ann Dingmon, age 71, of rural Stanton, passed away on Thursday afternoon, July 29, 2004, at Spectrum Health-Blodgett Campus, East Grand Rapids. The daughter of George W. & Ruth (Cizik) Jones, she was born on Jan. 6, 1933 in Jackson. On Feb. 5, 1948, in Elkhart, Indiana, she married Wayne M. Dingmon. Nancy was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and was an Elvis fan. For 33 years she worked as a beautician.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Dingmon; and a son-in-law, Rocky Coleman. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Wayne Dingmon of Stanton; their children, Kathy Coleman of Stanton, James Dingmon of Jackson, and Cliff & Diane Dingmon of Parma; her grandchildren, Kevin & Mindy Dingmon, Shane & Candance Dingmon, Jami & Jason Kellogg, John & Marci (Dingmon) Phillips, Allen & Cecil Coleman, and Jessica Coleman; great grandchildren, Brittany Dingmon, Hailey Phillips, Kegan Dingmon, Jacob Kellogg, and Joshua Kellogg; and several brothers and their families.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, for a gathering of remembrance. Honoring her wishes, no services will be held and cremation will take place at Myrtle Park Crematorium, Rockford. In lieu of flowers, envelopes for memorial contributions are available at the funeral home. 
The family wishes to thank all the nurses on the M.I.C.U. at Blodgett, and especially Nurse Cathy Kutchinski... we wouldn’t have made it through this without you. The Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the family. www.brown-teman-christiansen.com

TERRY D. BIGLER
Visitation:  Sunday, July 11, 2004 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Monday, July 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Christopher Weeks, pastor of the Kent City Baptist Church, officiating 
Terry D. Bigler, age 55, of Langston, passed away Thursday evening, July 8, 2004 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus, Grand Rapids. The son of Basil & Lena (Crankshaw) Bigler, he was born on March 24, 1949 in Greenville. Terry was blessed with a mechanical ability and began working at the Pontiac dealership while in high school. After graduating from Greenville Senior High School, he worked as a certified mechanic at area garages, including Youngman’s Chevrolet and Farnsworth Tree Farms. He was always willing to help his family, friends, and neighbors. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Basil Bigler on Sept. 16, 1965; by his mother, Lena Bigler on June 16, 1997; and by a brother, Michael R. “Mike” Bigler on Dec. 17, 2000. 
Surviving are three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Joan & James Collins of Kent City, Anna Mae & Larry Harris of Six Lakes, and Shirley Whitten of Stanton; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Bigler of Stanton; aunts and uncles; Leona Bronner, Anna Daniels, and Franklin & Verna Crankshaw; many nieces and nephews; several great nieces and great nephews; and a special long-time family friend, Mary Hansen of Lakeview.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with burial following at Riverside Cemetery, Langston. The Rev. Christopher Weeks, pastor of the Kent City Baptist Church, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, envelopes for memorial contributions are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. 

LEONORA M. FRALICK
Visitation:  Thursday, July 8, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Friday, July 9, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dave Perry, pastor of the First Church of God, officiating
Leonora M. Fralick, age 92, of Greenville, passed away late Tuesday morning, July 6, 2004 at Metron of Belding. The daughter of Clayton & Ida Mae (Jacobs) Wall, she was born on April 23, 1912 in Sherman Township, Osceola County. On Sept. 8, 1930, in Hersey, she married Earl Fralick. Leonora was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and enjoyed sewing and needlework. Although she spent most of her time raising her family, she had also worked at the former Metzger’s and Ore-Ida plants in Greenville. She was a member of the Greenville First Church of God and enjoyed helping with Vacation Bible School.
She was preceded her in death by her husband, Earl Fralick in 1986; a daughter, Earla Maye Fralick; a grandson, Rick Stauffer; a great grandson, Adam Spry; a brother, Raymond Wall; and ten siblings-in-law, Bill, Henry, Lillian, Louise, Ella, Bert, Art, Leo, John, and Beatrice.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Zelda & Howard Spry of Greenville, and Alberta & Melvin Stauffer of DeWitt; eight grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with burial following at East Montcalm Cemetery. The Rev. Dave Perry, pastor of the First Church of God, will officiate. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the First Church of God are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends this evening (Thursday) from 6-8 p.m.

WAYNE WOODMAN
Visitation:  Friday, July 2, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Saturday, July 3, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kenneth Harger, pastor of Shiloh Community Church, officiating. 
Wayne R. Woodman, age 71, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday evening, June 29, 2004, at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus, Grand Rapids, after a sudden illness. The son of P. Grant & Leona (Caris) Woodman, he was born on June 11, 1933 in Stanton. After graduating from Belding High School, he served with the U.S. Coast Guard. For most of his life, Wayne worked as a tinsmith and sheet metal fabricator, owning and operated WEB Sheet Metal in Greenville. He loved to be outdoors and enjoyed watching deer and birds, as well as hunting and fishing. He was an avid fan of stock car racing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Grant Woodman; his mother, Leona (Woodman) Greene; and two brothers, Paul Woodman, and Robert Woodman.
Surviving are his two children, David & Doreen Woodman, and Karen Miller, all of Greenville; four grandchildren, Danielle Woodman, and her fiance Christian Sowers, Stephanie Woodman, Gary Miller, and Anthony Miller; two nephews, Bruce & Sharon Woodman, and Doug & Jo Woodman of Crystal; and several great nieces and nephews. 
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Kenneth Harger, pastor of Shiloh Community Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Ferris Center Cemetery, Vestaburg. In lieu of flowers, envelopes for memorial contributions are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 6-8 p.m. 

ELMA  L.  BECK
Visitation:  Wednesday, June 30, 2004 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Thursday, July 1, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Aaron I. Sorrels III, pastor of the two-point parish of Settlement Lutheran Church in Gowen and St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Trufant, officiating.
Elma L. Beck, age 83, of Gowen, passed away Monday morning, June 28, 2004 at her home. The daughter of Charles & Mary Elizabeth (Galbreath) Copeland, she was born on March 15, 1921 in Montcalm Township. On June 20, 1942, in Greenville, she married Elmer Amble Beck. Elma was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and liked gardening, taking care of her lawn, and tending her flower beds. She also enjoyed handicrafts and working puzzles. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer A. Beck on April 26, 1992; a granddaughter, Pamela Sue Beck in 1967; and a grandson, Terry Lee Poisal on July 29, 2003; and nine brothers and sisters. 
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra & Richard Cairns of Gowen; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin & Donna Beck of Greenville, and Bruce & Sandra Beck of Clifford Lake; seventeen grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; a special niece, Gloria Copeland of Milan; and several other dear nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with burial following at Little Denmark Cemetery, Gowen. The Rev. Aaron I. Sorrels III, pastor of the two-point parish of Settlement Lutheran Church in Gowen and St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Trufant, will officiate. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the Parkinson’s Foundation are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. 

RUSSELL ELLSWORTH
Visitation:  Tuesday, June 29, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Jones, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating.
Russell Ellsworth, age 78, of Greenville, passed away early Saturday morning, June 26, 2004 at home. The son of Clyde & Frances (Crawford) Ellsworth, he was born on June 4, 1926 at Clifford Lake. Russ served with the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Cleveland-Wolverton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Greenville. For most of his working years, he drove RediMix truck for Wheeler’s Concrete and later Hi-Grade Materials. On June 4, 1960, in Greenville, he married Joyce Schultz. Russ was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and loved to spend time with his family hunting and fishing. 
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Joyce Ellsworth of Greenville; their children, Chris & Cindi Ellsworth of Newberry, Gene Ellsworth of Greenville, and Mary & Karl Eikenhout of Grand Rapids; nine grandchildren, Ellen, Milly, Anna, Adam, Bryan, Ryan, Erik, Russ, and Ethan; six brothers and sisters, Bill & Caroline Ellsworth of Stanton, Arlene & Chuck Pinckney of Cedar Springs, Mary Ann Parmeter of Holland, Ben & Ruby Ellsworth of Clarksville, Indiana, Bea & Versil Swift of Ionia, and Vern & Dorthea Ellsworth of Stanton; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Loren & Phyllis Schultz of Bellevue, Washington; and many, many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Jerry Jones, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating. Private interment will be in East Montcalm Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions to either the American Cancer Society or VNA-Hospice are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. 

LOUISE I. SCHAFER
Graveside committal services will be held on Friday, June 25, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Langston, with Pastor Joe Szendre of Resurrection Life Church officiating.
Louise Irene Schafer, age 63, of rural Greenville, Oakfield Township, passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning, June 23, 2004 at United Memorial-United Campus, Greenville, after a long fought battle with Alzheimer‘s disease. The daughter of Lewis & Vivian Palmer, she was born on Oct. 23, 1940 in Greenville. Louise was a graduate of Greenville Senior High School and worked in the office at the former Gibson Refrigerator Company and GAAP parts warehouse. She had been a member of the First Congregational Church and the ladies auxiliary of the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101. Her singing and smiles will be sadly missed.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lewis Palmer. Surviving are her mother and step-father, Vivian & Jim Winkowski of Greenville; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Brenda & Bob DuMond Jr., and Bonnie & Robert DeVries, all of Greenville, and Bridget & Michael Bradley of Rutherfordton, North Carolina; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Anne Burgess, and Edith & Larry Denovan, all of Greenville; a brother and sister-in-law, Lewis “Corky” & Karen Palmer of Greenville; seven grandchildren, Jason DuMond, Heather DuMond, Eric Lamb, Joshua DeVries, Jacob DeVries, Joshua Bradley, and Dottie Bradley, with her first great grandchild on the way; and many nieces and nephews. 
Graveside committal services will be held on Friday, June 25, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Langston, with Pastor Joe Szendre of Resurrection Life Church officiating. Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association. The Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the family and is entrusted with the arrangements. 

AUDRIE L. HAYNES
Audrie L. Haynes, 86, formerly of Greenville, passed away Tuesday morning, March 2, 2004 at Luther Home in Grand Rapids.  Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, March 6, 2004 in Greenville.  The Rev. Scott Lindner, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, officiated the service.  
Graveside committal services will be held Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery in Manton, Michigan.

GENEVA JONES
Visitation:  Tuesday, June 15, 2004 from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, June 15, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Ted Bailey officiating
Mrs. Geneva Jones, aged 90, of Higgins Lake, formerly of Greenville, passed away early Thursday evening, June 10, 2004 in Ludington. The daughter of Rennie & Ida (Dalton) Greenhoe, she was born on Sept. 29, 1913 in Montcalm County. 
A graduate of Carson City High School, she had worked in sales with the J.C. Penny Company and at West‘s Firestone Store in Greenville. Even after retiring to the Higgins Lake area, she remained active by working as a bookkeeper for a local real estate agent. Mrs. Jones had been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville and enjoyed crocheting and needle work, as well as cooking, baking, and canning. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Jones on Jan. 16, 1983; a son, Carl Jones of Feb. 15, 1996; and a brother, Merle Greenhoe.
Surviving are a son and two daughters-in-law, Larry & Fonda Jones of Greenville, and Winona Jones of Manistee; a sister, Doris Trowbridge of Grand Rapids; four grandchildren, Debbie, Tamara, Steven, and Thad; several great grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Gretchen Greenhoe of Belmont, Wanda Brown of Barryton, Hope Wheeler of Greenville, and Leone Barnes of Lansing; a brother-in-law, Max & Dorothy Jones of Higgins Lake; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Ted Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 1 - 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

DARLENE M. TAYLOR
Visitation:  Tuesday, June 15, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. R. Mark Shaw, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.
Darlene Mae Taylor, aged 71, of Ypsilanti, formerly of Greenville, passed away Thursday evening, June 10, 2004 at St. Joseph-Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. The daughter of Felix Benjamin “Jack” & Nora Mae (Dobbe) Johnson, she was born on March 10, 1933 in Greenville and graduated from Greenville Senior High School in 1950. On June 9, 1987, in Milan, she married Clyde E. Taylor. Darlene enjoyed gardening, especially her vegetables and fruit trees, and was an expert cook who could can and put up almost any food imaginable. She was a member of Ypsilanti Baptist Temple and of the T.O.P.S. support groups in both Greenville and Ypsilanti. She loved to stay in touch with family and friends by sending cards and never missed a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or other special event. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Richard Johnson, and Bob Johnson.
Surviving are her husband 17 years, Clyde Taylor of Ypsilanti; her seven children, Wesley Harper of Arizona, Teresa & David Campbell of Gowen, Susan & Tom Randall of Sheridan, Cindy & John Higgins of Ada, Bob & Kim Stahl, and Burnett & Ammy Stahl, all of Greenville, and Shane & Stacy Stahl of Howard City; six step-children, Catherine & Bryan Taylor-Roach of Arizona, Patty & Daniel Kesterson, Melinda Taylor, David & Jamie Taylor, Candy Taylor, and Sandy & Courtney Garr, all of Ohio; a brother, Ferris & MaryAnn Johnson of Gowen; thirty-four grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends; and her special church family at Ypsilanti Baptist Temple. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. R. Mark Shaw, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. Envelopes for memorial contributions are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends for visitation on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. 

L.T. BEEMER
Visitation:  Friday, June 4, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Carl Gruno of Forgotten Man Ministries officiating. Burial, with military honors rendered by the Lester J. Sitts VFW Post 5065, will follow at Spencer Mills Cemetery.
Mr. L.T. Beemer, age 79, of Spencer Township, passed away early Thursday morning, June 3, 2004 at Spectrum Health United Memorial-United Campus, Greenville. The son of Robert Roy & Ethel Belle (Sharp) Beemer, he was born on Aug. 29, 1924 at home near Morley. A veteran of World War II, L.T. served with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre and was a life member of the Lester J. Sitts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5065 in Sheridan. On March 25, 1950, in Altona, he married the former Marie Badge. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ernie Beemer, Norman Beemer, and Jack Beemer; and a sister, Marjorie Husted. 
L.T. retired from Wolverine Brass in Grand Rapids after 38 years of service and had also farmed. He loved to stay busy and was always willing to help. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. Even while recovering from a broken hip, he still maintained his garden by “supervising” his son and daughter-in-law as they worked the rows. 
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Marie Beemer; a son and daughter-in-law, Gordon & Carol Cox of Cedar Springs; his grandchildren, Jodie & Mark Hansen of Stanton, and Allen Cox & Christine Shoen of Cedar Springs; two great granddaughters, Megan and Madison Hansen; four sisters, Alma Russell of Howard City, Goldie Merrick of Stanwood, Helen & John Main of Lakeview, and Sherry & Chester Rish of Cedar Springs; five brothers, Dale & Rose Beemer of Gowen, Harold & Lynn Beemer of Grant, Jerry & Barbara Beemer of Sand Lake, Clarence Beemer & Cathy Robinson of Greenville, and Gilbert & Debra Beemer of Cedar Springs; siblings-in-law, Kim Badge of Howard City, Robert & Norene Badge of Trufant, Diana & Richard Maguire of Lakeview, Carol & Floyd Cogswell of Six Lake, Arlene Kohn of Greenville, Virginia & Harry Rohloff of Grand Rapids, Ruth & Clare Johnson of Sand Lake, and Peggy Cogswell & Tom Hogan of Grand Rapids; a very special niece and nephew, Marjean & Pat Cooper of Greenville; and many, many other dear nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Carl Gruno of Forgotten Man Ministries officiating. Burial, with military honors rendered by the Lester J. Sitts VFW Post 5065, will follow at Spencer Mills Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 6 - 8 p.m. today (Friday).

JOHN C. VALAS
Memorial Gathering:  Thursday, June 10, 2004 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the funeral home
Committal Services: Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. with full military honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.
John C. Valas, 76, of Howard City, formerly of metro Detroit, a retired automobile executive and university professor, passed away on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2004 at Spectrum Health-Blodgett Campus, East Grand Rapids. The son of Chris John Valas, a Greek immigrant, and Thelma (Foreman) Valas, an Indiana farm girl, he was born on Oct. 31, 1927 in Hudson, Michigan, during the Great Depression. John lettered in three sports during high school and went on to serve with the 5th Army Air Corps during the occupation of Japan. He returned to the Midwest to attend Michigan State and the University of Michigan, earning a Masters in Economics. He was a Spartan fan to the core. He traveled throughout his professional life, including living overseas, with time spent in England, Northern Europe, the Far East, and South and Central America.
He held his first job at the age of five, sweeping floors in his father’s restaurant. Subsequently he worked for General Motors for 28 years, where his favorite project was building the Cadillac Engineering Center, and later taught business policy and strategy at Ferris State University for 18 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Frances Jean Valas; his brother, Dale Valas; four children, Chris, Catherine, Elizabeth, and John, to whom he was affectionately known as Bubba; and his three grandchildren, Grace Valas-Iverson, Hayden Valas, and John Valas, all of whom he loved dearly and did not know as long as he would have liked.
At once intensely private and yet tremendously friendly, he spent his retirement in the woods, next to a lake, reading voraciously, cooking avidly, and receiving appreciative letters from former students. 
There will be a memorial gathering of family and friends from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2004, at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville. Committal services, with full military honors, will follow at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.

HUGO DELL'ARCIPRETE
In honoring Hugo's wishes, cremation has taken place at Myrtle Park Crematorium, Rockford, and no services will be held. Memorial contributions are suggested to Carson Home Hospice, 406 E. Elm, Carson City, 48811.
Hugo Dell’Arciprete, age 61, of Banks Lake, rural Greenville, passed away Friday evening, May 28, 2004 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice. The son of Camilo & Lola (Muniz) Dell’Arciprete, he was born on June 10, 1942 in Argentina. In his youth Hugo was active in amateur league hockey. After touring the United States with his team in the late 1960’s, he decided to move to America in 1969. For over 30 years he worked at Rapistan in Grand Rapids. Hugo enjoyed bowling and vintage automobiles. 
Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Mirta & Roberto H. Chenlo; his nephews and nieces, Fabian Chenlo, Steve & Carrie Chenlo, Chris & Kathy Chenlo, and Collen Chenlo & Mary Whiting, all of Grand Rapids; five great nieces and great nephews; and many special friends and co-workers. 
Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place at Myrtle Park Crematorium, Rockford, and no services will be held. Memorial contributions are suggested to Carson Home Hospice, 406 E. Elm, Carson City, 48811. The Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the family and has been entrusted with the arrangements.

ALICE WOODS
Visitation:  Friday, May 28, 2004 from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Friday, May 28, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Wilcox, retired pastor of the Sheridan Assembly of God, officiating.
Alice E. (Coston) Woods, age 89, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday morning, May 26, 2004 in the Long Term Care Unit of Spectrum Health United Memorial-United Campus, Greenville. The daughter of Milo & Hazel (Hawley) Anderson, she was born on Oct. 21, 1914 in Spencer Township, Kent County. Alice worked for many years at the former Gibson Refrigerator Company in Greenville, even building gliders during World War II. She retired in 1985. A devoted wife and mother, she enjoyed crocheting and also loved birds and flowers.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Kermit Coston and Charles Woods; a son, Jack D. Coston; a son-in-law, Gene Davis; and two great grandchildren, Andrew Miller and Becky Dehn.
Surviving are her children, Richard & Marian Coston of Greenville, Marvel Davis of Gowen, Shirley & William Dehn of Belding, Kay & Raymond Cowles of Belding, and Robin Nietering, and her fiance Ralph Keller, of Sidney; a half-sister, Hattie Marie Wood; a sister-in-law, Mary Woods of Greenville; many, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Jim Wilcox, retired pastor of the Sheridan Assembly of God, officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends one hour prior to services on Friday afternoon. 

GERALD H. COLES, Sr.
Visitation:  Thursday, May 27, 2004 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Friday, May 28, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dave Perry, pastor of the Greenville First Church of God, officiating.
Gerald Howard “Jerry” Coles, Sr., age 64, of rural Belding, passed away late Monday morning, May 24, 2004 at Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing. The son of Howard & Mary (Davis) Coles, he was born on Nov. 2, 1939 in Mt. Pleasant. On Feb. 23, 1957, in Edmore, he married the former Carolyn M. Griffis. Jerry retired from the American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) where he worked as a union staff representative, contract negotiator, and arbitrator. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and camping. Jerry also liked to read and enjoyed sports -- especially baseball and football.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a step-father, Sigaard Andersen. 
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Carolyn Coles of Belding; their five children, Ann & William Hopkins of Palo, Gerald Jr. & Shirley Coles, Rebecca Coles, Howard & Chari Coles, all of Belding, and Renee Miller & Ron Heath of Sheridan; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, with an eighth on the way; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Judith & Ron Brousseau of Croswell, Sandy & Rick Dennis of Flint, and Rosemary & Bernard Ehle of Fenwick; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas & Emma Coles of Battle Creek; siblings-in-law, Betty & Don Morrison of Baldwin, Donna Slock of Stanton, and Darlene Petersen of Greenville; several nieces and nephews; and many cousins. 
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 28, 2004 from the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. David Perry, pastor of the Greenville First Church of God, officiating. Graveside committal services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at the Broomfield Township Cemetery near Remus. Envelopes for memorial contributions to Mid-Michigan Dialysis Center or First Church of God (Elevator Fund) are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. 

CHARLES "CHARLIE" KENNEDY
Visitation:  Friday, May 21, 2004 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Hansen of Greenville Community Church officiating.
Charles William “Charlie” Kennedy, age 17, of rural Fenwick, passed away Tuesday morning following an automobile accident in Sidney Township. The son of William John & Christine Jean (Hanna) Kennedy, he was born on Jan. 3, 1987 in Lakeland, Florida. Charlie was a sophomore at Greenville High School and loved to work on anything with an engine... especially Ford’s. His mechanical skills included fixing cars, trucks, motorcycles, and tractors. He looked forward to being a father.
He was preceded in death by his father, William J. Kennedy on June 24, 1999. Surviving are his mother, Christine Kennedy of Fenwick, and her fiance, Mike King of Belding; a sister, Dorothy Kennedy at home; his fiance, Miranda Burns, and their unborn child, of Greenville; grandparents, Charles & Janice Hanna of Gowen, and William & Viola Kennedy of Cincinnati, Ohio; great grandmother, Dorothy Forton of Greenville; half-siblings, Amanda Kennedy of Minnesota, Billy Kennedy of Ohio, Adam Kennedy, and Anthony Kennedy, both of Minnesota; maternal uncle and aunt, Leroy & Heather Hanna of Gowen; several great aunts and great uncles; and many cousins and friends. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2004 from the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Tom Hansen of Greenville Community Church officiating. Burial will follow at Otisco Township Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 4-8 p.m. 

ARTHUR LEE TUIN
Arthur Lee Tuin, age 61, of Perch Lake, Greenville, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, May 8, 2004 at his home. The son of Benjamin & Nellie (Bruggman) Tuin, he was born on July 6, 1942 in Grand Rapids. On Aug. 5, 1961 he married the former Janet Louise Priest. Art had worked as a plumber until poor health forced his retirement. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandpa, he found his greatest joy by spending time with his family. He liked to hunt, fish, and camp and was especially skilled at catching frogs. 
Surviving are his wife of almost 43 years, Janet Tuin of Greenville; their children, Gerald & Clair Tuin of Lincoln Lake, Gloria & Steven Patterson of Lakeview, Micheal & Sandie Tuin of Gowen, and Craig & Janet Tuin of Bay City; nine grandchildren, Steven, Shelly, Mark, Joy, Crystal, Angela, Eric, Arianna, and Hope; a great grandson, Skyler; a sister, Marsha Cobb; his mother-in-law, Louise Selbee; a sister-in-law, Barbara Dooley; and several nieces and nephews.
Honoring his wishes, a private family gathering was held Saturday evening, May 8, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with cremation following at Myrtle Park Crematorium, Rockford. Final interment will be in Monroe Cemetery, Montcalm Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Art’s memory to the American Lung Association. 

M. VIRGINIA ROSE
Vistitation:  Sunday, May 2, 2004 from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Monday, May 3, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Trufant, with the Rev. Arron I. Sorrels III, pastor, officiating.
Mrs. Mable Virginia Rose, age 84, formerly of Trufant, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 29, 2004 at Gratiot Community Hospital, Alma, after a brief illness. The daughter of Dr. Earl Perchel & Nettie Marie (Whitney) Bunce, she was born on Dec. 31, 1919 at home in Trufant. After graduating high school, she earned her bachelor’s degree in teaching from Central Michigan University, where she was a member of the academic sorority Kappa Delta Pi. 
For 34 years, Virginia served as Postmaster for Trufant. A life long member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, she was also active in the Deborah Circle at the church. A proud resident and promoter of Trufant, she was a life member of the Trufant Area Chamber of Commerce and had served as Grand Marshal at the Trufant Labor Day Jubilee. She was a life member of the Trufant Chapter No. 383 Order of the Eastern Star and had served twice as Worthy Matron. She also held life memberships in the National Association of Postmasters of the United States, Heritage Village, and the United Way of Montcalm County. Earlier this year, Virginia moved to Masonic Pathways Living Center in Alma.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence Hugh Rose on Oct. 3, 1973; and a son, Gerald H. Rose on June 19, 2003. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Ruthanne N. Rose of Arnold, Maryland; a granddaughter, Virginia Mae Rose of Greenburg, Penn.; three great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Leo W. & Mary Louise Bunce of Trufant; nephews and nieces, John W. Bunce of Alliance, Nebraska, Gregory E. & Carol Bunce of Vulcan, and Mark A. & Melodie Bunce of St. Louis; great nephews and nieces, Charles J. Bunce, Ashley Anne Bunce, Crystal Calkin, Corey Calkin; and many dear friends. 
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 3, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 408 W. Second Street, Trufant, with the Rev. Aaron I. Sorrels III, pastor of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will follow at the Trufant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Virginia Rose are suggested to St. Thomas Lutheran Church, the American Lung Association, or the charity of the donor’s choice. 

NORMAN RYDAHL
Visitation:  Friday, April 30, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral Service:  Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Arthur Mullen officiating.
Mr. Norman Carl Rydahl, age 74, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday evening, April 27, 2004 at the Laurels of Kent, Lowell. The son of Carl & Helena Rydahl, he was born on Sept. 24, 1929 in Greenville. After graduating from Greenville High School in 1949, Norman was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was a proud veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a life member of the Cleveland-Wolverton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3794 in Greenville. He was a past commander of the post, as well as holding several other offices over the years. 
On Oct. 7, 1961, at the South Sidney Church, he married the former Sylvia Jean Hall. Norm retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where he worked as a maintenance engineer at the post offices in Greenville and Lansing. 
Surviving are his wife of over 42 years, Sylvia Rydahl of Greenville; a daughter, Jean Rydahl of Visalia, California; a son, Tom Rydahl of Greenville; a sister, Marion Wood of Essexville; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold & Joyce Rydahl of Greenville; three sisters-in-law, Jeanette & Orval Cooper, Diane & Bud Moffett, and Debbie Hall; a brother-in-law, Randy Hall; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Arthur Mullen officiating. Burial, with military honors rendered by the Cleveland-Wolverton VFW Post 3794, will follow at East Montcalm Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Norm are suggested to either the Cleveland-Wolverton VFW Post 3794 or the Fighting Falcon Military Museum. Envelopes are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends Friday, April 30, 2004 from 6-8 p.m.

FRANCES J. SNIDER
Visitation:  Sunday, April 25, 2004 from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Monday, April 26, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Scott Lindner, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, officiating.
Mrs. Frances J. Snider, age 79, of rural Sheridan, passed away Thursday evening at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice. The daughter of Juren & Grace (Pearson) Murra, she was born on Dec. 18, 1924 in Blanchard. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she found her greatest joy in spending time with her family and loved to cook for them. Frances was a life member of the Ladies Auxilary of the Lester J. Sitts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5065 in Sheridan. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Alton Andersen; her second husband, Vernon Snider; and four sisters, Mary Andersen, Dortha Welch, Florence Kerns, and Irene Timmer.
Surviving are her children, Ray Andersen of Greenville, Diana Jensen of Greenville, and Reita & John Miller of Sheridan; a brother and sister-in-law, Raymond & LuAnn Andersen of Blanchard; six grandsons and their wives, Jeff & Martha Moorhead, Lynn & Rachael Jensen, Todd & Cris Fuhrman, Troy & Brandy Fuhrman, Bryan Curler, and Forest Andersen; eight great grandchildren, with a ninth on the way; a special niece, Barbara Davis of Edmore; and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 26, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Scott Lindner, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Andersen-Snider family plot at South Sidney Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions to Gratiot Area Hospice are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. 

NALMAJEAN M. WELLS
Honoring her wishes, private family services will be held and cremation will take place at Myrtle Park Crematorium, Rockford.
Nalmajean Mae Wells, age 65, of Stanton, passed away Wednesday morning, April 21, 2004 at Metron of Greenville. The daughter of Joseph Dean & Ida Florence (Seaman) Houseman, she was born on Nov. 24, 1938 in Sumner. After graduating high school, Nalmajean completed nursing school and then worked as a Registered Nurse. She had been a member of the Moose Lodge in Kalamazoo.
Suriviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra & John Hooks of Stanton, and Susan & Daniel Manning of Paris; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Edward & Sandy Wells of Phoenix, Arizona; a sister, Josephine Walsh of Crystal; a brother and sister-in-law, Leon & Nadine Houseman of Stanton; eighteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren, with a sixth on the way; and many nieces and nephews. 
Honoring her wishes, private family services will be held and cremation will take place at Myrtle Park Crematorium, Rockford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of one‘s choice. The Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the family and has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

PAUL ALGER
A gathering of remembrance will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  No formal services will be held.
Paul Edward Alger, age 67, of Greenville, passed away Monday afternoon, April 19, 2004 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus, Grand Rapids, after several battles with cancer. The son of Frank & Bessie (Hall) Alger, he was born on March 2, 1937 in Greenville. Paul retired as a crane operator from Greenville Steel Sales. He enjoyed camping and traveling, racing remote controlled trucks, and watching western movies. 
He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Alger; his father, Frank Alger; his mother, Bessie Swartz; a step-father, Frederick M. Swartz; and his uncle and life long friend, Jack Hall. 
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Larry & Cathy Alger of Phoenix, Arizona; four daughters and sons-in-law, Joan & Brent Reeves of San Antonio, Texas, Paula & Ernie Drayton of Greenville, Ronda & Jeff Antes of Sheridan, and Bonnie & Darin Lund of Sheridan; the mother of his children and special friend, Sharon Alger of Edmore; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and three aunts and an uncle, Dolly & Clyde Sisson, Doris Hall, and Maxine Sisson. 
The family will receive relatives and friends for a gathering of remembrance on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville. In honoring Paul’s wishes, no formal services will be held and cremation will take place. Private burial will be in the Sidney Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the University of Michigan Hospital for cancer research. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

GLORIA  WITTKOPP
Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at East Montcalm Cemetery, north of Greenville with the Rev. Jerry Jones, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating.
Gloria A. Wittkopp, age 74, of Trufant, passed away late Friday afternoon, April 16, 2004 at Spectrum Health-United Memorial Campus, Greenville. The daughter of Theodore & Dorothy (Brabon) Matson, she was born on Aug. 15, 1929 in Elk Rapids. Gloria was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and loved to work crossword puzzles, read, and play bingo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Fred Sutter; her husband, Howard Wittkopp; and her special friend and companion, Arden Christensen.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Linda & Gary Bell of Trufant; two grandchildren, Christopher Bell & Brenda Frye of Trufant, and Brandy Bell & Andrew Cunningham of Cedar Springs; three great grandsons, Troy, Damian, & Tyler Bell; two sisters, Joyce Wood, and Sherren & Leroy Schlagel, all of Traverse City; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Graveside committal services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at East Montcalm Cemetery, north of Greenville, with the Rev. Jerry Jones, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating. In honoring Gloria’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no visitation will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to either the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Patient Activities Fund at the United Memorial Long Term Care Unit. The Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the family and has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

EDWARD  LODHOLTZ
Visitation:  Sunday, April 18, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Monday, April 19, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Jones, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating.
Edward M. Lodholtz, age 69, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2004 at his home. The son of LD & Mary Eliza (Puckett) Lodholtz, he was born on Nov. 11, 1934 at home in Chase. Ed was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served with the occupation forces in Japan after World War II. He had been an avid hunter and fisherman, and was also a talented artist in painting and drawing. Ed retired from the former Frigidaire Home Products where we worked in repair. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maxine (Burgess) Lodholtz on March 31, 1995; a brother, Richard Lodholtz; and two sisters, Norma Clementshaw, and Freeda Schoff. 
Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Yeakey of Greenville; two sons, Edward & Sheree Lodholtz of Greenville, and Richard Lodholtz of Three Rivers; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Audrey Olsen, Dixie & Ron Kingsbury, all of Greenville; and Phyllis Sautman of Chase; a brother-in-law, Clifford & Sharon Burgess of Oregon; seven grand-children; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Jerry Jones, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating. Private interment will follow at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. 

JACK M. HALL
Visitation:  Tuesday, April 6, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Stan Hagemeyer officiating
Jack M. Hall, age 70, of rural Fenwick, passed away early Friday morning, April 2, 2004 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus, Grand Rapids. The son of George E. & Lona Belle (Baird) Hall, he was born in Aug. 31, 1933 in Kent County. For over thirty years Jack worked as a truck driver, traveling throughout the continental 48 states. On June 25, 1960, in Greenville, he married the former Doris J. Rush. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he enjoyed camping, fishing, and bird watching with his family. He also was a fan of Western’s... especially Gene Autry. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Fletcher Hall; two brothers, Cleo Hall and George Hall; and five sisters, Nola Hall, Bertha “Billie” Hall, Lillian Minzey, Bernice Bartlett, and Bessie Swartz.
Surviving are his wife and best friend of almost 44 years, Doris Hall of Fenwick; a son, Jody Hall, and his fiance Jennifer Reese, of Stanton; a daughter, Jacklyn Loncella Hall of Belding; his foster children, Mark & Karen Kamradt, Connie & Chuck Williams, and Debra & Dennis Hagadus; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Dollie & Clyde Sisson of Greenville, and Maxine Sisson of Fenwick; grandchildren, Danielle Hall, Brooke LaBumbard, and Veronica Hall, all of Stanton; foster grandchildren, Mary Sue & Kendall Betteridge, Joy & Roman Noah, Ann & Douglas Weaver, Jeremy Williams, and Josh Williams; six great grandchildren; siblings-in-law, Joanne Peeples and Patrick Cory of Sheridan, Leslie & Bonnie Rush of Georgia, Alvin & Margaret Rush of Stanton, and Richard Rush, and his fiance Kathy Christensen, of Greenville; a special nephew and friend, Paul Alger; and many other dear nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Stan Hagemeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Sidney Township Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. 

CARMEN JORGENSEN
Visitation:  Sunday, April 4, 2004 from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Monday, April 5, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Trufant, with the Rev. Aaron I. Sorrels III, pastor, officiating.
Carmen Michael Jorgensen, age 53, of Trufant, passed away Monday morning, March 29, 2004, at his home. The son of Myron C. & Barbara (Fox) Jorgensen, he was born on Feb. 12, 1951 in Lakeview. He liked to repair and restore fiberglass watercraft and enjoyed music. Carmen was talented enough to be able to play just about any instrument he picked-up. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Myron C. “Mike” Jorgensen on February 7, 1999. Surviving are his mother, Barbara Jorgensen of Trufant; his children, Adam Michael & Sarah Jorgensen of Spring Lake, and Dana Marie Jorgensen, attending Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane & Mary Anne Jorgensen of Elk Rapids, and Randy & Lois Jorgensen of Williamsburg; two nieces, Kenda and Kirsten Jorgensen; four nephews, Dan, Jim, Jordan, and Kristopher Jorgensen; a great aunt, Zella VanderMarkt; an aunt, Yvonne & Tony Hendrick; two uncles, Norris Fox, and Erwin & Marg Fox; a longtime friend, John VanderMyde; and many other dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 5, 2004 from St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Trufant, with the Rev. Aaron I. Sorrels III, pastor of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, officiating. Private interment will be in Trufant Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions are available at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. 

DOUGLAS SCHRADER
Visitation:  Saturday, April 3, 2004 from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home
Funeral Service:  Saturday, April 3, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Mr. Don Rausch and Rev. Jeff Wilcox officiating.
Douglas E. “Doug” Schrader, age 47, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 31, 2004 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice. The son of Lewis I. & Maxine J. (Guilfoyle) Schrader, he was born on Sept. 20, 1956 in Greenville. After graduating from Greenville High School, Doug hired in at R.J. Tower Automotive and where he worked for almost 30 years. On March 16, 2004, in Grand Rapids, he married Janet M. Popour-Knoph. He had planned to move with his new bride to the Upper Peninsula in May. An avid outdoorsman he enjoyed hunting and ice fishing. He was active on archery leagues at Hilltop Sports in Greenville and in Carson City... winning several trophies. Doug was also a Red Wings hockey fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a niece, Tracey Ziegenfuss. Surviving are his wife, Jan Schrader; his son, Jack Schrader of Stanton; three step-children, Ryan, Rachel, and Renee Knoph, all of Manistique; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carol Ziegenfuss, and Debby & Mike McNeil, all of Greenville; his mother-in-law, Marcia & Art Lehman of Gulliver; siblings-in-law, Terry & Alma Popour of Escanaba, Mike & Lorrie Popour of Manistique, Steve & Denise Popour of Escanaba, Sherry & Bob Hampton of Manistique, and Amy & Allen Hutchinson of Manistique; uncles and aunts, Bruce & Sally Schrader of Greenville, Wayne & Maxine Guilfoyle of Gowen, and Harry Perkins of Belding; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2004 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, Greenville, with Mr. Don Rausch and Rev. Jeff Wilcox officiating. Cremation will follow the service at Myrtle Park Crematorium, Rockford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in memory of Doug to a fund for his son, Jack. Envelopes are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday afternoon from 3-5 p.m.


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