Our Obituaries

Sylvia Gene Oswald

March 23, 1927 - December 11, 2017

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

July 3, 1917 - December 7, 2017

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

February 2, 1944 - December 5, 2017

Terry Lee Esterling, age 73, passed away Tuesday evening December 5, 2017 in Muskegon. Terry enjoyed music and playing his guitar. He served in the US Army during Vietnam. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Fruitport and the American Legion in Muskegon. Terry is survived by two sons Jayme (Tracie) and Jody Lee, two grandchildren Kayla and Haylee, two brothers Al Esterling and Randy (Pam)...
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Henrietta K. Mund

June 28, 1918 - December 4, 2017

Henrietta Kathryn Martens Mund was born ninety-nine years ago to the late Charles and Marie Martens. She spent her childhood in Montague and often recounted the adventures she had with her sisters and the neighbors, the Doll kids. She was a bit of a tomboy and was known to ruin many dresses and shoes playing in the woods and creek nearby. This resulted in industrial strength shoes for her, for...
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Elaine Maxine Johnson

January 25, 1924 - December 4, 2017

Elaine Johnson, age 93 of Muskegon, passed away on December 4, 2017. Elaine served as an LPN for many years, working with the hospital downtown and later with Dr. Wallace for over 10 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and ceramics. Elaine was a woman of devout faith, and was a member of Wolf Lake Baptist for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl, and...
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Joseph Elson Hudson

February 1, 1935 - November 29, 2017

Joseph Elson Hudson, age 82, died on Wednesday morning November 29, 2017 in Muskegon. He was born February 1, 1935 in Comstock Park, MI. to the late Clarence and Esther(Hattus) Hudson. Joseph loved fishing, hunting, playing cards and especially going on camping trips with his family. He is survived by his wife Alberta, two daughters Joy Carrie and Dawn Lynn, two grandchildren Ashley and Kyle,...
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Brian Lee English

July 4, 1991 - November 26, 2017

Brian Lee English, age 26, died Sunday morning November 26, 2017 in Blue Lake Township. He loved sports especially wrestling, playing video games, working on cars and doing construction. Brian is survived by his wife Whitney, two sons Landon and Brian Jr., two daughters Brooklynn and Beverly, his father James (Jennifer) English, his mother Corinna Hudspeth, nine brothers, James Jr., Bud,...
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Mary E. Bower

November 27, 1933 - November 23, 2017

Mary E. Bower, age 83 of Muskegon, passed away on November 23, 2017. Mary was rendered deaf after a childhood illness. She would attend Michigan's School For the Deaf in Flint for many years, where she learned to read, write, and communicate. After reuniting with her sister Sarah, she went to live with her and her family in Muskegon, where she was able to enjoy spending time with Sarah and her...
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Nereyda Hernandez

July 25, 1970 - November 21, 2017

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

July 25, 1970 - November 21, 2017

Nereyda "Nere" Hernandez, age 47, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Muskegon. She dearly loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Nere is survived by her loving spouse Jorge Hernandez, her mother Leonor Trujillo, two daughters Stacy (Antonio) Vazquez and Stephanie Vidal, three siblings, Nohemi (Eliazor) Mendoza, Noe (Vaneza) Pena and Nancy (Ricardo)Garcia,...
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Donna Jean Miller

September 22, 1931 - November 20, 2017

Donna Jean Miller, age 86 of North Muskegon, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2017. Donna was a lifelong resident of the Muskegon area. She was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church. She enjoyed time with her family, camping with her daughter and son-in-law, trips to the VFW Post 7729 with her niece Judy, and casino trips with her granddaughters. She was preceded in death by...
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Robert Gonzalez

December 13, 1930 - November 15, 2017

Robert Gonzalez, beloved husband of Ellena Gonzalez, passed away on November 15, 2017. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.
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Elizabeth Renee Jager

March 23, 1961 - November 14, 2017

Elizabeth Renee Jager, age 56, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 14, 2017 in Nunica. She loved being outdoors especially out on the water. Elizabeth is survived by her husband Michael, a son Michael Wayne (Jessica) Rottman, a daughter Danielle (Anthony) Arrasmith, a step son Michael Lee Jager, Jr., her dad Edward Kuiper, a sister Carolyn (Bob) Steimel, a brother Edward (Patricia) Kuiper, Jr., 7...
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Sheila R. Tenbrink

December 8, 1947 - November 13, 2017

Sheila Rose Tenbrink, age 69, passed away Monday morning November 13, 2017 in Muskegon, MI. She was born December 8, 1947 to the late Shelvin Sherwood and Julia (Milburn) Jenkins. Sheila was a member of the Lakeshore Baptist Church in Grand Haven. She loved the outdoors, especially watching birds, reading, cooking and spending time with her loving family. Sheila is survived by two sons...
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Rosemary King

March 5, 1944 - November 11, 2017

Rosemary "Rosie" King, age 73 of Muskegon, passed away after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Rosie was born to Joseph and Leona Prentkiewicz, and was a lifetime resident of Muskegon. She graduated from Muskegon Heights High School, and would later work at K-Mart in the deli, and at Pinkerton Security. Rosie was a woman of faith, and was a member at Evanston Avenue Baptist Church. She was...
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Nialynn Jelks

November 10, 2017 - November 10, 2017

Nialynn Jelks, beloved daughter of Chasin and Lynnette Jelks, was born sleeping on November 10, 2017. Nialynn will be lovingly remembered for inheriting her daddy's stubbornness, especially when it came to getting her picture taken, and for being always on the go like her mommy. She loved listening to her daddy's voice when he would sing to her and pray for her. She leaves to cherish her memory...
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George Apostle

June 6, 1923 - November 7, 2017

George Apostle, age 94, passed away on Tuesday evening November 7, 2017 in Muskegon. He was born on June 6, 1923 in Lawrence, Massachusetts to the late Nickolas and Angelina (Kremidas) Apostle. George was the lead navigator of the 15th Air Force during World War II. He was the former owner of both Balbirnie - Apostle Mortuary and the State Caf้ Gay 90's Restaurant and Bar for over 50 years. He...
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Elwood Perry

May 2, 1926 - November 6, 2017

Elwood Perry, age 91 of Muskegon, passed away on November 6, 2017. Elwood was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Geneva. He is survived by his daughters: Jane (Hal) Hutchinson, Connie (Don) Cole, Chris (Randy) Dill; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. A small graveside service for family and friends will be held at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Harbor Hospice.
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Olga Castillo Ragazon

June 23, 1958 - November 3, 2017

Olga Castillo Ragazon, age 59, passed away on November 3, 2017, surrounded by her loving children and family. She was born on June 23, 1958 to the late William and Terasita (Castillo Ducot) Ragazon in Manila, Philippines. Olga loved shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family - especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her son Bryan (Jasmine) Brusven, as well as his children...
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Lois Irene Jones

July 12, 1948 - November 2, 2017

Lois Jones, age 69 of Muskegon, passed away at home surrounded by her family on November 2, 2017. Lois studied at the University of Michigan, and went on to earn her degree in chemistry. As an environmental chemist, Lois would go on to work at many plants in the greater Muskegon area. When she wasn't working however, Lois's greatest passion was being a mother to her two daughters. She was always...
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Charles D. Dennison

November 2, 1939 - November 1, 2017

Charles "Charlie" Dennison, age 77 of Ravenna, passed away unexpectedly on November 1, 2017. Charlie worked for 14 years at Whitehall Leather. He had the gift of gab, and was always making friends where ever he went. Charlie loved fishing, enjoyed going to bingo, and loved spending time with his friends at the Lakeside Eagles. He was preceded in death by his brothers Eugene "Pete" Dennison and H...
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Darlene Potter

January 23, 1941 - October 31, 2017

Darlene Potter, age 76 of Twin Lake, passed away on October 31, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. According to Darlene, a perfect day was one where she could read a book, watch a little TV, and eat Lay's potato chips while sipping on vodka tonic with lime. She was an avid bargain hunter, and was always able to find the best specials before anyone else. For over 29 years, Darlene...
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Lacinda Lee Brewer

May 25, 1942 - October 30, 2017

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

January 9, 1928 - October 29, 2017

Herma (Poort) Swainston, age 89, died Sunday, October 29, 2017 in Muskegon. She was a member of the Fellowship Reformed Church of Muskegon for many years. Herma donated her time to the Civil Defense, PTA, Red Cross and many other organizations. She was very proud of raising three boys. She enjoyed camping, spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Herma is survived...
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Kenneth Joseph Piszczek

July 5, 1946 - October 26, 2017

Kenneth Piszczek, age 71 of Muskegon, passed away surrounded by his family on October 26, 2017. As a young man, Ken served his country proudly in the army. Following his service, he would go on to work at Sealed Power, where he would retire after 43 years. When he wasn't working, Ken was an avid golfer and bowler, and even bowled a perfect 300 game! He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Dee, and...
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Alberto Melgoza Melgoza

June 6, 1960 - October 25, 2017

Alberto Melgoza, age 57, of Muskegon died Wednesday October 25, 2017 at the University of Michigan Hospital. He was born June 6, 1960 in Michoacan, San Antonio, Mexico to Jesus and Elosia Melgoza. Alberto loved sports, especially soccer, fishing, spending time with family, being outdoors, gardening, working hard, dancing and having a good time. He is survived by his children, Cristobal Melgoza...
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Harold Norman Christianson

October 25, 1931 - October 25, 2017

Harold Christianson, age 86 of Muskegon, passed away on October 25, 2017. Harold served his country proudly in the army. Following his service, he went on to work at Brunswick, Michigan Spring, and Kaydon. In his retirement, Harold was an avid golfer and bowler, a passion he shared with his son, Gregg. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3195, and a lifetime member of the Polish Falcons. He is...
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Bernard Wayne McMillan

July 22, 1935 - October 22, 2017

Bernard "Bernie" McMillan, age 82 of West Olive, formerly of Muskegon and Hesperia, passed away on October 22, 2017 at Appledorn of Holland. Bernie served his country proudly in the army. Following his service, he worked as a machine operator at Rem Die-Cast, Vanderby Cabinets, and Holland Wire Products. In his retirement, Bernie enjoyed tending to his horses, traveling with his beloved wife, and...
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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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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

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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

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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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Charles Allen Swiftney

February 23, 1954 - August 24, 2017

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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

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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

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Roger M. Lensegrav

August 26, 1938 - June 15, 2017

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Muriel Laverle Highland

April 29, 1929 - June 11, 2017

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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

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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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