Miscellaneous Michigan Obituaries


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Mr. Lester Boyer  5097 N. 20th St., Parchment  Passed away Tuesday afternoon at Borgess Hospital after a lingering illness.  Mr. Boyer was born May 8, 1914 in White Pigeon.  He was employed as a millwright at the National Gypsum Co. for the past 29 years.  He was a member of the Kalamazoo Eagle Lodge No. 526.  He was preceded in death by his son, Robert in 1933.  Surviving are his wife, Winifred;  3 daughters, Mrs. Jerald (Elaine) Stout,  Mrs. James (Beverly) Tyria and Mrs. Thomas (Gloria) DuMouchel, all of Kal.;  4 sons, Duane, Paul both of Calif., Richard and Donald, both of Kal.; his mother, Mrs. Nettie Boyer of Gobles; 2 sisters, Mrs. Helen Dailey of Vicksburg, Mrs. Laveta Hainer of Comstock;  7 brothers, Hershel, Hurbert, Russell, Howard, all of Gobles, Elmer of Comstock, Ralph of Paw Paw and John of Portage;  20 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Parchment Funeral Home, 2300 East G Ave., where scripture prayer services will be held Thursday evening at 7 o’clock, Rev. Father Lawrence Woods officiating.  Services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock, Pastor John Vick officiating.  Interment in East cooper Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 8 Sep 1976

Patrick S. Boyle  304 Adams St.  Passed away Saturday afternoon August 5, 1972.  Patrick was born July 14, 1956 in Kalamazoo, the son of Darrell and Jolan Boyle and was a lifelong resident here.  He was a student at Loy Norrix High School and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.  Surviving besides the parents are one brother, Fred Grimm;  grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Sluka, all of Kalamazoo; several aunts, uncles, cousins.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Pastor Louis W. Grother officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church.  Friends may call at the chapel.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 7 Aug 1972

Mrs. Katherine E. Boze  Formerly of 102 Fullerton, Galesburg  Age 86, passed away Wednesday at Borgess Hospital.  She had been in the Parkview Nursing Home for the past three months.  Born in Kansas January 24, 1890 and had worked for the Graff Paper Company of Kalamazoo for a number of years.  She is survived by: one son, Richard Buck of Galesburg;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Hoag-Switzer Funeral Home, Galesburg, where funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m., Rev. Christopher Noffke of Galesburg United Congregational Church, officiating.  Interment, Oak Grove Cemetery, Galesburg.  Friends who wish may make contributions to Comstock Community Center of the memorial of their choice, envelopes available at the funeral home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs March 11, 1976

Mr. Maxwell G. Braden  5634 East S. Ave.  Passed away at the Veterans Hospital, Ann Arbor, Wednesday evening.  Mr. Braden was born in Scotts, Mi., July 4, 1892, the son of Dr. George and Alice Phelps Braden and had been a lifelong resident of this area.  He was married to Eva Robinson, who preceded him in death in 1973.  Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Elaine) Keith of Vicksburg; 3 grandchildren, Mrs. Henry (Sharon) Nieuwenhuis, Kal;  Dennis Keith of Scotts and Richard Keith of Vicksburg.   The family will receive friends at the Rupert-Durham Funeral Home from 7-9 Friday evening.  Graveside services will be held at the Boughton Cemetery on East S.  AVenue at 10 am Saturday morning with Rev. Jerry Balog of Vicksburg Assembly of God Church officiating.  Internment to follow.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs 10 June 1976

Mr. Albert L. Bradfield  2718 Mallery St., Flint, Mich.  Formerly of Kalamazoo  Age 62, died Oct 27, 1975 at McLaren General Hospital.  Mr. Bradfield was born in Lapeer, Mich., March 15, 1913 and was a resident of the Kalamazoo area for 17 years until moving to Flint three years ago.  He was a member of the Kalamazoo Presbyterian Church.  He received his B.S. Degree from WMU and an M.A. Degree from the University of Michigan.  Mr. Bradfield was a member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Congress of School Administrators, Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators and the American Association of School Administrators and also served on the Board of Directors of Kalamazoo County Community Mental Health Board.  He was superintendent of the Kalamazoo Valley Intermediate School District for 17 years, retiring in 1971.  Surviving are his wife, Hazel of Fliint; one step-daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Betty) Wilson of Flushing;  one brother, Franklin of Paw Paw;  one sister, Mrs. Helen Ainsworth of Florida.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Sisson Funeral Home, Lawrence, Mich.  Rev. David A. Rowland officiating.  Burial in Prospect Lake Cemetery, Lawrence, Mich.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to Youth Opportunities Unlimited, 422 E. South St., Kalamazoo.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 28 Oct 1975

Mr. William J. Bradac  224 E. Dutton St.,  Passed away Thursday morning June 29, 1972. Mr. Bradac was born Nov. 10, 1904, in Czechoslovakia and came to this country at the age of 8 months.  He is survived by his wife, Thana; 3 daughters, Mrs. Donald (Virginia) Priest, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Rogers and Mrs. George (Delores) Tazelaar, all of Kalamazoo;  7 grandchildren;  2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Shugar to Freeland, Mich.  Mrs. Anna Spring of Schnectady, N.Y.;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. William Vanden Berg, of the Fourth Reformed Church, officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet the family at the chapel Thursday and Friday evenings from 7 to 9.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs 29 Jun 1972

Mrs. Mary M. Bradley  627 Chrysler  Passed away Thursday night at Borgess Hospital.  Mrs. Bradley was born Sept 27, 1910 in Arkansas, the daughter of Ase and Thursey Martin Hines.  She was employed as a nurses aid at Borgess Hospital and was a member of the First Free Will Baptist church.  She was married to Harrison S. Bradley, who survives.  Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Van A. Young of Charleston, S.C.;  3 sons, John W. Bradley,  Roy M. Bradley and Stanley L. Bradley, all of Kalamazoo; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren;  2 brothers, Burl Hines of Newark, Ark. and Sherrod Hines of Auckland, New Zealand;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, where services will be held Monday at 3 o’clock, Rev. John Vick officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 26 Nov 1976

Mr. Clarence A. Bradford  Rte 1, Schoolcraft  Passed away Saturday evening at Bronson Hospital.  Mr. Bradford was born in Attica, Harper County, Kansas, Sept. 30, 1889, the son of Calvin P. and Catherine F. Bartlett Bradford.  He practiced law in Kalamazoo and Detroit and lived in Detroit for many years before retiring to his summer home at Rte 1, Schoolcraft, 2 years ago.  On June 8, 1911, he was married to Ethel Fox, in Kalamazoo, who survives.  Also surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Capper of Dearborn and Mrs. Gloria Bommarito of Dearborn Heights;  4 grandchildren, Dr. Bradford Capper, Brenda Kandt, Nancy Bommarito and Deborah Bommarito;  one great grandson, David Kandt;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Robertson Funeral Home, Schoolcraft, after 2 p.m. today, where the family will meet with friends between 2 and 4 and 7 and 9, and where services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m., Rev. Thomas E. Pace officiating.  Burial in Schoolcraft Cemetery. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 27 Sept 1976

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