Our Obituaries

Albert Leroy Brown

October 11, 1936 - October 19, 2017

Albert L. Brown (AL) age 81 from Muskegon has left this life after a long battle with cancer. Al was born 10/11/1936 to William A. & Pearl (Cox) Brown, a self proclaimed start to a wonderful journey. He was an ex-Marine and very proud of it. he retired from CWC in Muskegon in 1996, a member of the Port City Model A Club and the Lithuanian Club in Muskegon. Al was preceded in death by his...
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Ella Virgil Sanders

November 1, 1930 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Barbara June Walker

October 22, 1939 - October 14, 2017

Barbara J. (Beerman) Walker, of Vestaburg and formerly of Muskegon, passed away on October 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Barb was a woman who held family close, and loved hosting them for holidays and get-togethers. She was a tremendous cook, and her family will remember fondly her chop suey, homemade breads, and special turkey stuffing. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother,...
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Meredith Ann Casperson

July 24, 1944 - October 11, 2017

Meredith A. (Chaffin) Casperson, age 73, died in Muskegon on October 11, 2017. She was employed by Meijer for 36 years. Meredith is survived by her husband, Paul of 52 years, two sons, Andy (Rose), Mark, a daughter Heather, one sister Rhonda (Ben) Rios, a granddaughter Courtney and her dog Turbo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Emogene (Carroll) Chaffin, one sister Jennifer...
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Ondra Yvonne Corley

August 10, 1947 - October 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Stephen Miotke

September 29, 1973 - October 5, 2017

Stephen Miotke, age 44 of Muskegon, passed away on October 5, 2017.Steve had been an electrician for many years, working with many trades men, and most recently with Eagle-Alloy. He was also a member of the Local IBEW 297. When he wasn't working, Steve enjoyed spending time with family, and had many special aunts, uncles, and cousins that he was especially close to. He developed a love for...
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Karen Irene Mutchler

February 23, 1950 - September 30, 2017

Karen Irene Pope Mutchler (Kippi Pope), daughter of Norman Julius Pope and Daun Irene Scherer. Born February 23, 1950 in Waukegan, Illinois. Karen married Wayne Tyrone Mutchler on September 3, 1977. They had two children. Son, Michael Timothy Mutchler and daughter Kacee Lynn Mutchler. Karen was a stay at home mother and wife. Karen had five grandchildren: Madison Rose Mutchler, Isabella Morgan...
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Joan A. Weaver

February 9, 1937 - September 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Robert VanPelt

November 6, 1963 - September 23, 2017

Robert D. VanPelt, age 53 of Muskegon, passed away surrounded by family on September 23, 2017. Rob was a talented mechanic. He worked both with heating and cooling systems and as a converter for many years. Once, in his spare time, he converted a motorcycle to run on natural gas. His handiwork earned him an award for his ingenuity. He was also a gifted artist, and once even painted a mural on his...
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Shirley Peters

August 29, 1922 - September 23, 2017

Shirley M. Peters, 95, died on Saturday September 23 at her Seminole Shores residence in Norton Shores, MI. Shirley was born August 29, 1922 in Ecorse, MI to George and Alma Seleske. Shirley was a WWII Navy veteran (WAVES), the women's branch of the Navy Reserves. She was stationed in San Diego, CA from 1944 to 1946 as a stenographer for a Submarine Repair Unit. Shirley was honored with the...
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Dawn M. Stevens

September 21, 1946 - September 22, 2017

Dawn Marie Stevens, Age 71,of Muskegon Mi. Passed away Sept. 22, 2017, peacefully at home with family by her side after celebrating 54 years of marriage with her husband Jack Stevens on August 31. As her travels on earth have come to a close her sightseeing in heaven is only beginning. Her heavenly reunion begins with her parents Virgil and Donna Tyers, her sister Valerie Adams along with...
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Daniel L. Evans

October 7, 1956 - September 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Karen L. Kappen

August 5, 1961 - September 19, 2017

Karen Kappen, age 56 of Muskegon, passed away on September 19, 2017. Karen worked as a clerk with the Muskegon County Sherriff's Office for many years. When she was not working, she loved to work on crafts, and was a devoted grandmother. She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Kappen. She is survived by her sons: Carl Engle and Phillip Engle; 7 grandchildren; Father Harold (Eleanor ...
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Barbara J. Kline

December 7, 1924 - September 18, 2017

Barbara J. Kline, age 92, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 in Muskegon. She was born December 7, 1924 in Muskegon to Harold C. and Agnes Celia(Perry)Loyselle. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, and the Phoenix Chapter of the Eastern Star that was formerly in Muskegon. Barbara enjoyed making jewelry, plastic canvas art, playing bingo, shopping at Younkers, active in...
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Olga Guardiola

August 22, 1956 - September 16, 2017

Olga Carmen Guardiola, 61 of Muskegon, passed away late Saturday night September 16, 2017. After losing her long battle with breast cancer.Olga was born in Hart, MI on August 22, 1956, to Raul & Conchita (Davila) Rodriguez. Olga is preceded in death by her parents, Raul and Conchita; three Brothers Raul, Albert, and Ernesto Rodriguez: and daughter Jennifer (Guardiola) Flores Olga is survived...
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Sherry A. Schmuker

June 7, 1944 - September 16, 2017

Sherry Ann Schmuker, age 73 of Muskegon, passed away on September 16, 2017. Sherry worked at Orchard View Schools for over 30 years as a teacher's aide until her retirement. She was an active volunteer with the school as well, volunteering with the band, the archives, and the school store. Sherry's heart was for her family, and she enjoyed crafting special projects for all of her loved...
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David Pickett

March 24, 1947 - September 14, 2017

David A Pickett, age 70, passed away on September 14, 2017 in Muskegon, MI with his loving family by his side. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and strength to maintain it during his most difficult time.David was born on March 24, 1947 in Black Oak, AR to Clarence and Evelyn Pickett, who preceded him in death. David moved to Michigan when he was 3 yrs old and resided in the...
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Esther K. Wiltenburg

March 15, 1931 - September 13, 2017

Katie Wiltenburg, age 86, died on September 13, 2017. She was born in Shelby on March 15, 1931 to Wells and Eleanor (Elliott) Smith. She graduated from Shelby High School. She married Robert Wiltenburg of Muskegon on June 18, 1949. Katie had been an Avon Representative for 35 years, and had worked for Cash-Way Lumber and Lappo Lumber. She also had worked for Muskegon Township as an election...
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John Reese Jordan

July 17, 1928 - September 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Raymond E. Greiner

July 4, 1925 - September 11, 2017

Raymond Greiner, age 92 of Muskegon, passed away on September 11, 2017. Raymond served his country in World War II, serving overseas in the Asiatic Theater. In 1966, Raymond began working for Huron Cement, which later became Lafarge Cement up until his retirement. Raymond and his wife Irene became members of St. Thomas Catholic Church in 1970. Family was a big part of Raymond's life, and...
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Roxanne M. Fischer-Wiater

February 28, 1953 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Florence Konowalow

June 30, 1917 - September 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Glorian Mae Norton

July 31, 1930 - September 4, 2017

Glorian Mae Norton passed away on September 4, 2017 at the age of 87. She was born on July 31, 1930 in Muskegon, MI to Ralph and Ruby (Uber) Miller. Glorian was a beautiful presence in the world and will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, selflessness and determination. She was our family rock and one of those special people who refused to let what she couldn't do keep her from doing...
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Lisa Lynn Brown

July 13, 1973 - September 4, 2017

Lisa Lynn Brown, age 44 of Muskegon, passed away on September 4, 2017. Lisa had a passion for life, and was a kind and generous person who would do anything for anyone! She never had an unkind word to say about others. Lisa's favorite saying was, "I'm good!" She had a soft spot for animals, and loved the Oakland Raiders and Ohio State Football. We will miss her dearly. Lisa was...
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James A. Weaver

November 12, 1938 - August 29, 2017

James A. Weaver, age 78, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in Muskegon. He was a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church. James is survived by his wife Joan of 60 years, three children, Kirk (Dawn) Weaver, Kathy Robertson and Melvin Weaver, and a "daughter by proxy, Donna", six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two sisters, Lois "Pete" (Dale) Elliott and Pat Daley, two half brothers, Joe ...
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Charles Carlisle Rexford

May 2, 1938 - August 28, 2017

Charles Rexford, age 79 of Holton, passed away on August 28, 2017. Charles served his country in the army. After his service, he worked at Anaconda Wire and Cable, and then Pacer for many years until his retirement. Charles had a passion for serving people, and volunteered numerous hours with churches, Love Inc., and the Red Cross. In fact, Charles made a point to donate blood whenever he could,...
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Ralph D. Schultz

September 11, 1928 - August 27, 2017

Ralph D. Schultz, age 88 of Muskegon, passed away on August 27, 2017. Ralph served his country proudly in the army. Following his service, he worked as a mail carrier with the United States Post Office until his retirement in 1987. Ralph was a member of Fellowship Reformed Church, where he attended with his family. He was preceded in death by a son, Ralph. He is survived by his wife of 65 years,...
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Nancy Lou Price

October 4, 1941 - August 25, 2017

Jackson passed away November 3, 2016 and Nancy on August 25, 2017. They were married for 54 years. They were members of the Grand Haven VFW, American Legion Whitehall, and Fruitport Eagles. They enjoyed the great outdoors and traveling. They were preceded in death by parents, Charles and Agnes Price and Harold and Mary Grant. They were survived by brothers David (Karen) Grant and Milton ...
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Joanne Lukos

April 25, 1944 - August 23, 2017

Joanne Lukos, age 73 of Muskegon, passed away on August 23, 2017. Joanne was born in Chicago, and moved to Michigan at a young age with her family. She worked at Alcoa/Howmet for many years until her retirement. In her spare time, Joanne loved to craft, and enjoyed beadwork, making jewelry, and especially cherished her father and brother's handcrafted baskets. She also loved to travel,...
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Greg David Fox

March 1, 1950 - August 19, 2017

Greg David Fox, age 67 of Muskegon, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Greg was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Fox, and his father, Gerald Fox. He is survived by his children:Troy (Natalie) FoxDustin (Sarah) FoxGemmie (Chuck) MattsonJosh Fox9 grandchildren1 great-grandchildBrothers and sisters:Sue (Emil) GardenerBrad FoxJill (Bob) DoreA gathering will be held Thursday, August 24,...
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Roy David Sadler

May 31, 1943 - August 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Daniel H. Gavin

November 16, 1933 - August 15, 2017

Daniel "Boone" Gavin, age 83, died Tuesday evening, August 15, 2017 in Fruitport Township. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Muskegon. Daniel was a founding member of the Fruitport Eagles Lodge and a member of the U.A.W. He loved hunting and riding his motorcycle. Daniel is survived by his wife Emmajane, five children, Greg (Sue) Gavin, Terry (Larry) Smith, Shelly Douglas,...
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Betty C. Sparks

December 30, 1928 - August 14, 2017

Betty Carol (Burns) Sparks, age 88, daughter of Beatrice and James Burns, died Monday evening, August 14, 2017. Betty enjoyed having fun and taking great care of her family. She was a very talented seamstress making many formal dresses upon request. Once she made a Flower Girl dress to match the bride's dress using only the Bride's visual description. Betty was an avid gardener - truly loved...
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Sandy Marie Nieves

February 23, 1995 - August 11, 2017

Sandy Nieves 22 of Muskegon Michigan died Friday August 11, 2017. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2p.m. at the Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00p.m. prior to service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.Sandy was born February 23, 1995 in Chicago Illinois. Sandy is survived by her loving parents: Carmen Rosa...
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Frank J. Harkness

October 5, 1929 - August 10, 2017

Frank J. Harkness, age 87 of Muskegon, passed away suddenly on August 10, 2017. Frank served his country in the army for 4 years and in the navy for 20 years. During this time, he served in the Korean Conflict. Frank was passionate about local history, and was a frequent contributor to "Muskegon's Memory Lane" on Facebook, where he shared many local stories, discussed local history,...
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Frank Joseph Plouhar

May 29, 1938 - August 10, 2017

Frank "Franko" J. Plouhar, age 79 of Muskegon Heights, passed away on August 10, 2017, surrounded by his family. Frank worked for CWC for many years, and served as a bartender in the area at different clubs. Frank was outgoing and loved meeting new people. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, and was referred to by many as the "Fish Whisperer," and other times the "Soup...
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Delmer Paul Gesco

December 19, 1938 - August 8, 2017

Delmer Gesco, age 78, passed away on August 8, 2017.There will be no services at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Evangeline Badour

March 5, 1923 - August 6, 2017

Evangeline B. Badour, age 94, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Muskegon. She was a lifetime member of the Salvation Army. Evangeline loved fishing, camping and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, Emily (Mike) Vasquez, Sandra (Don) Terlaan, Donna (Nelson) Peter, John (Sally) Cooper, Karen Sanders, Robin Cooper and Jeff Cooper, 19 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren...
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Robert Henry Ware

March 12, 1928 - July 29, 2017

Robert H. Ware, age 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2017. He was born March 12, 1928 in Hampden, Maine to Vernon and Ruth (Sparrow) Ware. Bob graduated from Hampden High School, class of 1946. He married Charlotte Sawyer in 1947. They settled in Greenville, Maine, then, in 1954 moved to the Bangor-Brewer area where he worked as a draftsman for the Great Northern Paper Company....
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Bernice Isley

October 20, 1931 - July 27, 2017

Bernice Isley, age 85 of Twin Lake, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on July 27, 2017. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Warren, sisters Louise Ruffalo, and Doris James, and brothers Dewey Bradley and Don Bradley. She is survived by her children: Danny (Helen) Watson, Janice Watson, Rick (Charlotte) Watson, Debbie (Bob) Sharda, Gordie Watson, Vicki Lynn Yates;...
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Aud Terryn

June 6, 1944 - July 26, 2017

Aud Terryn, age 73 of Muskegon, passed away surrounded by her loving family on July 26, 2017. Aud was born in Oslo, Norway, to Erling and Helene Saether. She moved to the United States in 1965. Shortly after moving to the Muskegon area, she caught the eye of Roger Terryn at Meijer, where they both worked. They would go on to be married and raise five children together. In retirement, Aud enjoyed...
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Hugh H. Landale

August 25, 1924 - July 24, 2017

Hugh H. Landale was born on August 25, 1924 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada and passed away on July 24, 2017. Hugh was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Jean (Munro) Landale. He is survived by two children, Lanny (Carole) Landale and Nancy Roossien, widow of Bob Roossien, five granddaughters, many great and great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Hugh worked at Steel...
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Laverne Burns

December 1, 1941 - July 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Kyran D. Mackey

March 12, 1931 - July 21, 2017

Kyran Mackey, age 86 of Muskegon, passed away on July 21, 2017. Kyran was a veteran of the Air Force in the Korean Conflict, during which time he was stationed in Germany as a mechanic. Following his service, he worked at Sealed Power as a Foreman, retiring after 35 years. Kyran was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosella. He is survived by his...
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Patricia A. Mahoney

February 16, 1948 - July 20, 2017

Patricia "Patty" Mahoney, age 69 of Muskegon, passed away on July 20, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Patty was a lifelong resident of the Muskegon area. She was a very talented cook, baker, knitter, and seamstress. She and her dear friend Jackie were associate members of the Red Hat Society, where she was known as Madame Giggles. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister,...
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Darryl G. Taulbee

August 7, 1943 - July 18, 2017

Darryl G Taulbee 73, Married to Charlene Taulbee, of Muskegon MI, died July 18th 2017 after an unexpected short battle with Brain Cancer. Darryl lived most of his life in Muskegon excect for the 2 years he served in the Army's 2nd Bn 32rd Armor Division in the Vietnam War. As the Tanker saying went "They were scrawny guys who had big guns and tough as nails." He lived his life this way to the...
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Robert B. Wright

June 15, 1938 - July 13, 2017

Robert Beveridge Wright. A Life Well Lived. (1938-2017)Bob began his life in Dumfries, Scotland, an only child of Janet McArthur Marshall and Dennis Wright. He came to America with his family in 1969 He had a full life and a happy one with a wonderful family, and he never wished for more, So rest in peace Bob, the last few years...
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Beverly Jean Wisniewski

November 2, 1944 - July 12, 2017

Beverly Wisniewski, age 72 of Muskegon, passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony "Jess" Wisniewski, grandson Samuel Wisniewski, brothers John Schwing and Gerald Schwing, and her parents Julius and Jennie Schwing. She is survived by her sons: Jeff (Ann) Wisniewski, David (Lori) Wisniewski; Grandchildren: Kevin Wisniewski, Emma Wisniewski...
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Violet W. Howell

February 25, 1935 - July 11, 2017

Violet Willetta (Newfer) Howell, 82, died Tuesday evening July 11, 2017 in Muskegon. She was born February 25, 1935 to Herman Russell and Murriel W. (Porter) Newfer in Alger, Ohio. The family moved to Grant and then Newaygo, MI. in 1940 where she graduated from high school in 1953. Violet then went on and graduated from the Muskegon Business College. She was employed at Brunswick Corp. as an...
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Joanne M. Bowman

December 7, 1938 - July 11, 2017

Joanne M. Bowman, age 78, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She was born in Ludington, Michigan on December 7, 1938 to Aage and Thelma (Carlson) Jensen. Joanne graduated from Muskegon High School in 1957. Joanne was a people person, and loved making others happy. She spent most of her life in the foodservice industry, and prior to retirement was the owner of the Cherokee Restaurant for 35 years...
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Dick James Rossman

April 10, 1935 - July 9, 2017

Dick Rossman, age 82, died on Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Holton. He was a member and past commander at the Hesperia American Legion Post #411 and a member of the Holton American Legion honor guard. Dick worked right up until his death with Universal Blastco Inc. He is survived by his wife Vicki, sons, Terry (Tammy), Brad (Nancy), Joel (Shelly) and Jamie, a daughter Shelly (Dan), 14 grandchildren,...
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David A. Ellis

October 6, 1969 - July 7, 2017

David A. Ellis, age 47, passed away on July 7, 2017 in Oakland, California.He is survived by his children:Cassandra EllisAaron EllisTheir mother, Norma EllisBrothers and sisters:Rhonda KlingelRobert Ellis Jr.Patti RooneyMother Carol EllisDavid was preceded in death by his father, Robert Ellis. Graveside services were held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Mona View Cemetery in Muskegon, Michigan.
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Joe William Simila

November 29, 1954 - July 6, 2017

Joe Simila Jr., 62 of Muskegon, passed away on July 6, 2017. Joe worked for many years as a printer for VerDuin's. Following that, Joe worked as a truck driver until his retirement. In his retirement, Joe volunteered with the clothing pantry and food pantry at Lakeside Baptist Church. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend, and he will be dearly missed. He was preceded...
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Marie Colbert

May 15, 1925 - July 6, 2017

Marie Colbert, age 92 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Muskegon, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 6, 2017. Marie was a member of the Muskegon Church of Christ. A woman of tremendous faith, Marie taught Sunday School for many years and visited folks with her husband, a church Elder. Family was incredibly important to Marie, and she cherished the times her family would get together. When they...
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Glen Edward Whisler

September 15, 1961 - July 3, 2017

Glen Edward Whisler, age 55 of Muskegon, passed away on July 3, 2017. Glen served his country proudly in the United States Army. Following his service, he worked as a mechanic in the Muskegon area. He was very good at what he did, and could fix anything! He knew everything, even when he didn't. Family was important to Glen, and his grandkids were the apple of his eye. When they would visit,...
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Raymond Lester Remus

April 5, 1917 - July 1, 2017

Raymond Lester Remus, age 100, of Norton Shores, died July 1, 2017, after a long battle with dementia. He was born April 5, 1917 to John and Mary (Witte) Remus in Gilberts, Illinois. He was the youngest of fifteen children--7 girls and 8 boys. Ray graduated from Dundee High School in Dundee, Illinois in 1935. He served for three and one-half years in the U.S. Army during World War II (2 1/2 years...
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Amy Jean Miesch

March 15, 1955 - June 29, 2017

Amy Jean (Knight) Miesch passed away on Thursday June 29, 2017 in Muskegon, MI. She was born on March 15, 1955 to Harry and Hazel (Graves) Knight in Muskegon. Amy loved to play pool, cooking and to be with her friends and family. On October 5, 2005 she married Thomas Miesch. He preceded her in death in September 2013. Amy was also preceded in death by her father Harry Knight, mother Hazel...
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Earl Lee Wissner

September 8, 1929 - June 23, 2017

Earl Lee Wissner passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23, 2017. He has left us to join his beloved wife Charlene, his son Randell, his daughter Jo Lynn Sue, his sister Grace Weiler, and his parents August and Elsie Wissner. Earl was born on September 8, 1929. He graduated from Shelby High School in 1949. He was very active in track, basketball, and football during these years. He married...
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Ann Wright

July 2, 1924 - June 23, 2017

Ann Wright, 92, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at home surrounded by her family. Ann was born July 2, 1924 to Albert and Regina Gebolys, who came here from Poland. She lived and worked in Muskegon her entire life. Ann's first job was in the family's small store, and her adult jobs were at Michigan Spring and Kaydon Corp., where she retired after 21 years. Ann married Roy Wright in 1959 and...
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Izora K. Porth

September 20, 1929 - June 20, 2017

Izora K. Porth, age 87, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Muskegon. She was a member of the Northside Seniors and a Life Member of the V.F.W. Post #446. Izora loved playing cards, crocheting and reading. She is survived by her daughter Sue (Carrie), a daughter in law, Margie Porth, three sisters, Mae Reeths, Mamie Cooper and Reenie DeHaven, seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and many...
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Alvin Lewis Domke

January 8, 1937 - June 19, 2017

Alvin "Al" Lewis Domke, 80 died at home in Muskegon. He was born in Cheyboygan, MI. Al enjoyed adventure and travel, especially road trips with his loving wife of 57 years, Marlene Marie (Carvey). Together they visited all 50 States. Also visited London, England, much of Canada & Mexico. He treasured time with his family, especially fishing and hunting for deer, turkeys, pheasants, bear...
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Carlos R. Salcedo

January 30, 1941 - June 18, 2017

Carlos R. Salcedo, age 76, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Muskegon. He attended the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Muskegon and was a member of the Eagle Lodge. Carlos loved music, he played in several bands and was known as "Country Carlos" in both American and Spanish. He was a great cook, loved fishing, camping and spending time with...
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Nora Mae Chilcote

January 24, 1960 - June 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Roger M. Lensegrav

August 26, 1938 - June 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Muriel Laverle Highland

April 29, 1929 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Anna Hlady

January 27, 1925 - June 9, 2017

Anna "Babcia" Hlady, age 92 of Montague, passed away on June 9, 2017. Anna was a passionate gardener, and was known to provide all of the vegetables her family ever needed. Family was incredibly important to her, and Anna could be found at all of her children and grandchildren's sporting events, usually their loudest cheerleader. When she wasn't at sporting events, she could be...
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Judith DeCheney

August 24, 1942 - June 4, 2017

Judith Ann DeCheney, age 74, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Muskegon. She was a long time member of Central Assembly of God. She worked 16 years as a cake decorator for Ryke's Bakery. Judy is survived by her daughters, Kelly (David) Martinez and Jennifer (Jim) Hill; grandsons, Jeffrey (Abigayle) Hill, Zachary Carey and Jared Hill; step granddaughters, Mackenzie and Alex; siblings, Louise...
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Miles A. Sprague

April 8, 1921 - June 2, 2017

Miles Sprague, age 96 of Muskegon, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. Miles was an army veteran of WWII, where he served in Germany and France. Following his service, he moved back home to Muskegon where he worked for many years as a pattern maker. It was at this time that he met and married the love of his life, Betty Wilson. They would be married for 65 years. Following retirement, Miles and...
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Jonell Swanson

July 25, 1940 - May 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Esperanza Gonzalez

June 14, 1929 - May 21, 2017

Esperanza Gonzalez, age 87, passed away on May 21, 2017.Esperanza enjoyed spending time in her flower garden, tending to her roses, beautiful yellow and purple irises, and her fruit trees. She was also a talented quilter, and many of her loved ones have her beautiful quilts at home. She was a fabulous cook, and was known especially for her Mexican dishes and delicious pumpkin empanadas. Most...
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Saundra Rexford

September 20, 1942 - May 16, 2017

Saundra Rexford, age 74 of Holton, passed away at home on May 16, 2017. Saundra taught at Fruitport Public Schools for 27 years until her retirement. Saundra served in Prison Ministry, and was passionate about helping those who had lost their way. Along with her husband, Saundra also fostered young people, providing a loving home to many. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend,...
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Arnold John Krisatis

April 5, 1933 - May 12, 2017

Arnold John (Chris) Krisatis, age 84, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. He was born April 5, 1933, in Red Wing, MN to William and Margaret Krisatis. Chris was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War where he was awarded a Bronze Star for heroism. He was a heavy equipment operator at Muskegon Asphalt for many years and a perfectionist as a painter at Northern Boiler. Chris...
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Sherley Helen Aiston

April 11, 1919 - May 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Harold Swiftney

March 10, 1954 - May 3, 2017

Harold Swiftney, age 63 of Muskegon, passed away on May 3, 2017. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel in Muskegon, from 5:00-7:00pm.
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Erlinda Vega Frees

November 18, 1953 - May 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Floyd Cousineau

February 15, 1957 - April 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Ronald Gene Smant

June 17, 1942 - April 26, 2017

Ronald Gene Smant passed away peacefully after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald (Connie) and sister Carole Ann. He is survived by his brothers, Rog (Gail), Jerry (Sue); sons Steve (Barb), Dennis (Abbie) and very special loved ones Joyce Gillette and Harrison Gillette. Ron had many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great...
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James Joseph Wojton

September 12, 1938 - April 21, 2017

James Wojton, age 78 of Muskegon, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Friday, April 21, 2017. Jim worked as an engineer for Telecom for over ten years, and at Acemco until his retirement. Jim was an avid bicyclist, enjoyed playing euchre, and was a collector of coins. Most important to him though, was his family. He was a loving and patient husband, father, and friend, who will be...
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Robert C. Kooi

April 14, 1935 - April 21, 2017

Robert C. Kooi, age 82 of Ravenna, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2017 at his home. Robert was preceded in death by his mother and father, Cornelius and Pauline (Harkness) Kooi, and his mother and father-in-law, Al and June Scholten. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ardith; Sons Robert D. (Brenda) Kooi, Ronald L. Kooi; Granddaughters Kelli Kooi and her children Kandis and Brantley,...
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Josephine Morrison

October 27, 1917 - April 17, 2017

Josephine Morrison, age 100, was born to the late Jan and Katherine Ciupa on October 27, 1917 in Muskegon and later adopted by the late Peter and Ella Reinoldt of Ashland Twp.in Newaygo County. Josephine passed away peacefully at home on April 17, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was married to the late Paul E. Morrison on November 27, 1935 and lived in Muskegon most of her life. She is...
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Elsie G. Diesel

December 18, 1920 - April 17, 2017

Elsie Diesel, age 96, died Monday, April 17, 2017 in Muskegon. She was born December 18, 1920 in Grand Haven to the late Cornelius and Aaltjie (VanDenBrand) DeGram. Elsie worked for the Selective Service during WWII and then at Star Watch Case in Ludington until retirement. Elsie was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Grand Haven, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Red...
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Betty Burrington

November 20, 1934 - April 16, 2017

Betty I. Burrington, age 82 of Muskegon, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation in Grand Haven. Betty was an avid gardener in her younger years, and enjoyed going on long scenic walks around her home. She was devoted to her family, and could often be found at the dining room table, talking with relatives around a fresh pot of coffee. She was a loving mother,...
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Margaret Louise Knill

June 15, 1935 - April 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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James A. Wawrzyniak

April 27, 1924 - April 14, 2017

James A. Wawrzyniak of Muskegon, MI was born on April 27, 1924 to the late Joseph and Mary(Janowski) Wawrzyniak and passed away under the loving care of his family and Brookhaven staff onApril 14, 2017. While in high school he was an exceptional athlete and was proudly part of St. Mary's1941 'Irish' football team that would be the first undefeated and untied team in the history of theschool. He...
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Patricia Mangione

March 24, 1942 - April 8, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a fiery, creative and silly bright light in her family and friend's lives. Her easy-going charm and innovative use of language was unique to all she encountered and those who knew her well. She was blunt and forthright, a real person with which you never needed to guess what she was thinking or how she felt. She was a caring...
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Charlotte Boone

May 31, 1947 - April 8, 2017

Charlotte Ann Boone, age 69, passed away on April 8, 2017. The family will gather privately.Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Dorothy Mae Stewart

January 17, 1931 - April 5, 2017

Dorothy Mae Stewart, age 86, went to be with her Lord on April 5, 2017. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Dorothy was a wonderful and loving Aunt to her nieces and nephews. She is survived by three nieces and three nephews, many great nieces and nephews and one sister in law. She is preceded in death by her mother, Jennie Brown, father, Raymond Stewart, brothers Raymond Jr....
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Stanley Prell

February 12, 1936 - April 4, 2017

Stanley D. Prell, age 81 of Fruitport, passed away on April 4, 2017. Stanley was preceded in death by his beloved wife Gertrude, and a brother Arden Prell. He is survived by his sons: DuWayne (Doris) Prell, and their children Christopher and Emily; Doug (Carol) Prell and their children Trevor and Brandon; Brad Prell and his dogs Max and Abbey; Brothers: Ron Prell (and Mary), Gordon (Sue) Prell,...
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Patrick Shanty

March 17, 1940 - April 4, 2017

On the early morning of April 4, 2017, Patrick Shanty passed away peacefully at home. Patrick was born to Ronald and Dorothy Shanty on March 17, 1940. He and his wife Kathie Shanty moved from Toledo, Ohio about ten years ago to be with Patrick's loving family. Patrick cherished camping every late spring to early fall at Whiskey Creek, sitting by the campfire enjoying conversation with his...
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Terrance R. Brown

July 10, 1949 - March 31, 2017

Terrance "T-Ray" Brown, 67 of Norton Shores, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 in Florida. He was the husband of Joni Burnett-Brown. They shared 47 years of marriage, and married in Dillon, S.C. on March 14, 1970. Terry was born in Muskegon, Michigan on July 10, 1949 to the late William W. and Juanita M. Brown. He graduated from Mona Shores High School in 1967, attended Western Michigan...
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Ascencion Vilca

May 5, 1932 - March 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Jacob Ashendorf

September 5, 1918 - March 30, 2017

Jacob Ashendorf died in his sleep of natural causes on March 30, 2017, in the assisted living facility of The Cove at Lake Woods, Muskegon, MI at the age of 98. Burial was held at Mona View Cemetery on March 31. Rabbi Alan Alpert officiated, and Gary Reynolds of the American Legion led the honor guard.A graduate of Muskegon High School, Jacob served as a sergeant in North Africa and Italy during...
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Marvin Laverne Geeting

March 10, 1949 - March 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Timothy Edward Steffens

February 19, 1962 - March 27, 2017

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Thomas L. Houseman

October 21, 1961 - March 27, 2017

Thomas Houseman, age 55 of Muskegon, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, March 27, 2017. Tom was a lifelong resident of Muskegon. Most recently, he was a truck driver for Howmet and GCA. When he wasn't working though, Tom was a family man. He made friends everywhere he went, and had a great sense of humor that made everyone laugh, and made everyone feel welcome. Tom was...
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Lyle Wayne Horton

November 23, 1940 - March 23, 2017

Lyle Wayne Horton, age 76 of Muskegon, passed away peacefully at home on March 23, 2017. Lyle was born in Sault St. Marie, Michigan on November 23, 1940. He served his country in the United States Army for 10 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing over the years. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and by his mother and father-in-law. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sharon ...
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Jill Helen Pallay

June 1, 1959 - March 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Donna Marie Johnson

December 28, 1929 - March 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Rachel Marie Mastenbrook

November 9, 1967 - March 19, 2017

Rachel Marie Mastenbrook, age 49 of Muskegon, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Rachel worked for many years at Walgreens as a pharmacy technician. Most important to her though, was her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter, and she will be missed by everyone who knew her. Rachel was preceded in death by her mother Mary Lou Levine, and aunts Theresa...
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Jose Venegas Gonzalez

August 26, 1936 - March 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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