Our Obituaries

Ronald Gene Smant

June 17, 1942 - April 26, 2017

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

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

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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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John Edward Foster

November 2, 1941 - March 16, 2017

John Foster, age 75 of Muskegon, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. John was born in Light, Arkansas to Cledes and Nora Foster. The family moved to Muskegon when John was young, where he attended Muskegon High School. After high school, John served proudly in the United States Marine Corps. During his time on leave, he married his high school sweetheart, Linda Lou Cobb, and together they...
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William Helveston

February 23, 1931 - March 14, 2017

Mr. William J. Helveston died March 14, 2017 at the age of 86 in Muskegon, Michigan. He was born in Michigan to Joseph and Isobel Helveston on February 23, 1931. At the age of 17, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed on an aircraft carrier in Boca Chica Key, Florida and enjoyed many trips to Key West while on leave. After his four years in the Navy he returned to Michigan and...
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Oscar H. Colbert

September 3, 1924 - March 13, 2017

Oscar H. Colbert, age 92, died Monday, March 13, 2017 in Muskegon. He proudly served in the United States Army, he enjoyed gardening, woodworking, baseball and loved animals, especially dogs. Oscar is survived by three daughters, Rosemary(Richard) Wymer, Vicky Day and Cheryl Eaton, one son, James (Rhona) Colbert, one sister, Ruth Geneaux, seven grandchildren, Phil (Melanie), Brad (Dawn), Linda ...
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Thomas Douglas Plichta

January 21, 1954 - March 11, 2017

Thomas Plichta, age 63 of Muskegon, passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2017, at Poppen House. He is survived by his daughter, Vanessa Romeo of New Mexico; Mother Rosemary White; Step-father Jack White; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; Brothers: Howard Plichta, Brian Plichta, and Bruce Plichta; Sister Becky Blanshine. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Plichta, sister Cheri...
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Brenda Lee Talbot

November 14, 1965 - March 7, 2017

Brenda Talbot, age 51 of Muskegon, passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2017. Brenda had a passion for animals, and pursued that passion by working at Fremont Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant. She leaves behind two dogs, Mia and Cheddar, who she loved dearly. When she wasn't working, Brenda loved camping, cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, and listening to the Doors. Her family was the most...
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Renee Lenora Britton

December 23, 1937 - March 7, 2017

Mrs. Renee Lenora Britton, age 79, went to her home in heaven on March 7, 2017. She was born in Muskegon on December 23, 1937 to Raymond and Lenora Carlson, and lived in Muskegon the majority of her life with her dad and her step-mother Dorothy, and brothers Kurt and Ric. Renee married Ernie Britton on December 23, 1957 on her 20th birthday. She was a stay-at-home mom that supported her children...
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Alvera A. HEISS

July 10, 1926 - March 6, 2017

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

December 12, 1990 - March 4, 2017

Crystal Villanueva, age 26 of Muskegon, passed away on March 4th 2017 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Crystal was born Crystal St. John on December 12th, 1990 in Muskegon, Michigan to Michelle Bohland and John St. John Sr. She was a lifelong resident of Muskegon, and attended Reeths-Puffer High School, where she enjoyed socializing, music, dance, basketball, and cheer....
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Patricia A. Ambrose

February 3, 1950 - March 4, 2017

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

March 11, 1933 - February 22, 2017

Kenneth Lee Anderson, age 83, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Muskegon. He was born on March 11, 1933 in Ludington, MI. Kenneth was married for 47 years to Sharon Kay Shirk and she preceded him in death on November 29, 2016. Kenneth was a member of the Mason County Minor League Baseball Hall of Fame, a former little league baseball coach, a Merchant Marine, former scout master, a...
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Betty J. Cheney

January 12, 1930 - February 19, 2017

Betty Thurow Mavis Cheney, of Ludington, walked into the light of grace, eternal life in Heaven, Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the age of 87. Betty was born January 12, 1930 in Riverton Township, to William and Muriel Throw.She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Evelyn, two brothers, Emery and Edward, along with Russell Mavis, husband of 54 years, and Carl Cheney, husband of six...
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Benjamin Lyle Cousineau

January 27, 1954 - February 16, 2017

Benjamin Cousineau passed away on February 16, 2017. The family will be gathering privately.Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel.
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Barbara J. Green

January 27, 1940 - February 14, 2017

Barbara J. Green, age 77, of Muskegon died Tuesday, February 14, 2017. She was a was a excellent seamstress and took lots of pride knitting sweaters for area churches to be given to less fortunate children. Barbara is survived by three sons, Michael, Kevin and Shannon Green, five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and a dear friend Carol Zuidema. She was preceded in death by two...
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James Donald Vanderwest

October 26, 1959 - February 11, 2017

James "Jim Bob" Vanderwest, age 57 of Holton, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Jim was an avid outdoorsman, and spent much of his free time hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and enjoying the natural beauty that West Michigan has to offer. His love of fishing began at an early age, when he and his brothers bought their own boats and began entering fishing tournaments. This would be...
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Lee E. Homer

January 7, 1971 - February 11, 2017

Lee E. Homer Jr., age 46, passed away unexpectedly Saturday February 11th, 2017. He was preceded in death by his (infant) twin brother John, and left behind his wife Christina (Gardenour) Homer and son Johnathon Homer. Lee loved to fish and grew up camping at the Diamond Lake Campground properties, which were donated by his grandpa Yoder. Lee was in the process of preserving his grandpa's legacy...
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William L. GAGE

May 23, 1941 - February 7, 2017

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

September 10, 1944 - February 2, 2017

Deloras A. Stapel, age 72, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2017. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Deloras is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Mike), a son, Dale II, a sister Geraldine (Rich), two grandsons, Robert and Jacob Stillson, a niece, Tammy Tripp and a brother-in-law, David Kooi. She was preceded in death by...
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Larry Bullard

February 27, 1948 - January 20, 2017

Larry Bullard, age 68 of Muskegon, passed away after a tough battle with cancer, surrounded by his family. Larry was preceded in death by a daughter Sherry, sister Shirley Depree, and brothers Don Smith, Butch Bullard, Charles Smith, and LeRoy Smith. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Debbie; Children: Janet Merritt, Lisa Bullard, Kim (Jim) Bennett, Nicki Bullard, B.J. "Larry Jr." (Erica)...
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Jerome Pitcl

February 4, 1961 - January 19, 2017

Jerome R. Pitcl, age 55, of Muskegon, died Thursday, January 19, 2017. He loved enjoying outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He is survived by his mother, Elissa Susan Pitcl, a daughter, Angel Hamilton, four grandsons, a sister, Camryn Cruz and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and numerous cousins. Funeral services for Jerome will be on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the...
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Betty Jean Rose

April 19, 1932 - January 18, 2017

Betty Rose, age 84 of Norton Shores, passed away on January 18, 2017. Above all, family was most important to Betty. She loved to cook big meals for everyone, had a soft spot in her heart for little ones, and was always there for anyone in need. She was a skilled bargain hunter, and often was buying gifts for people she loved. She was a beloved wife and mother, and opened her heart to everyone...
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Priscilla J. Newman

March 26, 1929 - January 17, 2017

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

August 4, 1944 - January 9, 2017

Steven Lloyd Brown, age 72, of Grand Haven passed away on January 9, 2017 at the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Steve was born on August 4, 1944 to Thelma and Lloyd E. Brown and they preceded him in death. Steve leaves his wife Judy and loving daughter Jennifer Brown of Florida. Steve loved racing cars in the Sports Car Club of America and also racing sailboats. He was the...
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Donna May Thompson

May 29, 1955 - January 1, 2017

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

January 1, 1936 - December 30, 2016

John "Jack" Knill, age 80 of Muskegon, passed away on December 30, 2016. Jack served his country proudly in the United States Navy. After his service, he went to work at Brunswick in construction and later plowed snow. Jack was a child at heart and loved to help others. He was an avid hunter and loved cooking for his family. He was also active in de Colores and A.A., where he helped...
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Dale Allen Kammers

November 27, 1951 - December 26, 2016

Dale A. Kammers, age 65, passed away on December 26, 2016. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan on November 27, 1951, to the late Joseph and Cleo Kammers. Dale was a very loving individual that always had a smile. He loved his family very much and would do anything he could for them. Dale was an avid NASCAR and wrestling fan. Dale is survived by a brother, Jerry (Mary Jo) Kammers, several nieces and...
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Rose Marie Corley

September 8, 1950 - December 25, 2016

Corley, Rose Marie (Hain) age 66, lost her battle with cancer on December 25th, 2016. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband, William L, her sons, William J, James (Robin), and her grandson Corbin J. (Kristine). She is survived by her mother-in-law, Dorothy A Corley, her sister, Mary (Terry) Armstrong, her brother-in-law, Roger L (Ondra) and nephews and nieces, Terry Jr. (Paula)...
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Sharon M. Lackey

March 3, 1950 - December 22, 2016

Sharon Lackey Cutler Inman, age 66 of Norton Shores, passed away on December 22, 2016. Sharon was married to the love of her life, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was easy to open up to and because of that she was our rock our glue. She was the matriarch of our family of our tribe. She always made you feel welcomed and enjoyed time spent with family and friends. Please...
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Alice Hysaw

November 10, 1934 - December 22, 2016

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Janet R. Kolberg

July 6, 1938 - December 18, 2016

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Peggy Peterson

October 22, 1957 - December 17, 2016

Peggy Peterson, age 59 of Muskegon, passed away peacefully at her home. Per her wishes, no services will be held.
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Jane E. McMillan

June 6, 1926 - December 16, 2016

McMillan, Jane Berggren 6/16/1926 - 12/16/2016 Muskegon Jane Berggren McMillan, age 90, died in Muskegon on December 16, 2016 surrounded by family. She was a charter and lifetime member of the North Muskegon Don Rea VFW Post #8846. Jane loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, and extended family at the Sanctuary of the Oaks. She took great pride in being a homemaker and...
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Glenn Stromberg

March 11, 1930 - December 15, 2016

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Louis Frank Mogdis

September 22, 1922 - December 15, 2016

Louis Frank Mogdis, age 91, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. He is survived by his sons, Bob (Debbie) Mogdis and Louis (Teresa) Mogdis III, 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, his brother Stephen and sister Louisa. Louis is preceded by his wife Mildred, daughter Mary Lynn, as well as 2 brothers and a sister. A memorial service is scheduled at 12pm on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 at Ever Rest...
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Lawrence John Adamson

November 22, 1977 - December 14, 2016

Lawrence John Adamson, age 39, passed away at home on December 13, 2016. Lawrence was preceded in death by his mother, LouAnna Kreig. He is survived by his sisters:Christina AdamsonBeverly Selby Nieces and nephews:Nathaniel, Catherine, Avery, Teddy, Sky, Eden and Lilly Grandmother Lorraine Esh Great-grandfather AndyAunt LanaMany loving extended familyThe family will be gathering privately at a...
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Ronald Hansen

February 24, 1926 - December 14, 2016

Ronald J. Hansen age 90, Passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in Fruitport. He was born on Feb. 24, 1926 in Muskegon, MI. He was an Army WWII Veteran. On May 17,1958 , he married Mary Ann Kane, and she preceded him in death on August 11, 2007 SURVIVORS include sons, Scott (Sheri) Hansen, Mark (Mellan) Hansen, daughter Jan Hansen. 8 Grandchildren Alex & Nicholas Hansen, Taylor (Bobby)...
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Anna M. Filka

January 29, 1920 - December 12, 2016

Anna Filka, age 96 of Muskegon Heights, passed away on December 12, 2016 at Sanctuary at McAuley. Anna worked at Continental for over 30 years until her retirement in 1982. She was a beloved aunt and sister, and she will be missed dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Anna Filka, and her niece Patricia McRoberts. She is survived by her brother, Paul (Ada) Filka; Nieces and...
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Robert Charles Schalk

July 31, 1924 - December 10, 2016

Robert C. Schalk, age 92, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Robert served his country in World War II as a marine. After the service, Robert was a mail carrier for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, June in 2012, and his son Jim in 1993. He is survived by his children: Kathy (Jack) Carlson, Charles (Judith) Schalk, Robert J. Schalk; 9 grandchildren; many great...
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Debbie Spier

September 27, 1957 - December 9, 2016

Debra "Debbie" Spier, age 59 of Norton Shores, was called into the arms of her savior on December 9, 2016, surrounded by her family. With her family, Debbie enjoyed trips to Traverse City, and loved going to amusement parks. She was a woman of deep faith, and was a member for many years of Northside Bible Church. Debbie had worked at Plumb's as a cashier, where she loved talking to everyone, and...
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Anne C. Burkhart

August 26, 1936 - December 7, 2016

Anne C. Burkhart, age 80, died December 7, 2016 at her home. She was born on August 26, 1936 to the late George and Clarice (Defer) Kuhle. On November 20, 1961 in St. Clair Shores she married Charles W. Burkhart and he preceded her in death on April 4, 2011. Anne was an active member of the New Beginnings Church in Whitehall, she loved to read and spend time with her family. Survivors include...
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Susan Gene Lewis

July 7, 1941 - December 4, 2016

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Betty Jane Garzelloni

April 11, 1932 - December 4, 2016

Betty J. Garzelloni, age 84 of Norton Shores, passed away on December 4, 2016. Betty was a baptized member of Central United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. She is survived by her children:Joan (Steve) LinkJohn GarzelloniRita (Ken) DeCanPeter (Jim) Garzelloni7 grandchildren 4 great-grandchildrenMemorial services will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 2:00pm...
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Sharon Kay Anderson

February 8, 1945 - November 29, 2016

Sharon Anderson, age 71 of Muskegon, passed away on November 29, 2016. Sharon was a kind and generous person, who loved to read. She was fun loving, and always had a joke to share. In her spare time, she enjoyed crafting and sharing these crafts with others. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Royce and Martha Shirk, her step-mother Emma Shirk, many beloved aunts and uncles, and...
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Mary L. JORDAN

April 12, 1927 - November 29, 2016

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Martin Frank Deater

January 1, 1922 - November 29, 2016

Martin F. Deater, age 94, died November 29, 2016 in Muskegon. He is survived by three sons, Larry (Donna), Martin R. (Diane) and Roger (Marilyn), one daughter, Melody (Steve), several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Dempsey), his parents, brothers and sisters. Per Martin's request cremation has taken place and a private family...
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Norma June Owen

July 13, 1930 - November 26, 2016

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Roy Olen Fry

June 11, 1950 - November 25, 2016

Roy O. Fry, age 66, passed away on November 25, 2016. Roy enjoyed fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, and working on his retirement home up north. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Olen Fry Jr., wife Donna, and brother-in-law Alan Norman. He is survived by his children:Michael Fry of Greencastle, IndianaMichelle Fry of Coldwater, MichiganGrandchildren:Zachary, Makenzi,...
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Rose Sines

March 21, 1939 - November 25, 2016

After a hard-fought and courageous battle against cancer, Rose Sines, age 77 of Norton Shores, passed away peacefully on Nov. 25, 2016. Rose was born March 21, 1939. She was married to Lowell Sines for 57 years. Rose was a caring wife, and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and a friend to many. Rose dedicated her life to caring for her loved ones and passing along her...
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Theresa Ivy Randall

September 23, 1958 - November 23, 2016

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Joseph E. Fowler

July 6, 1938 - November 18, 2016

Joseph E. Fowler, age 78, died Friday, November 18, 2016 in Muskegon. He was born July 6, 1938 in Sandusky, Ohio. On March 10, 1973 in Muskegon, he married Anna Olson and they were married 43 years. Joseph enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, car races, hunting and was an excavator and general contractor for many years.In addition to his wife Anna, he is survived by five children, Keith Fowler,...
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Delores McLaughlin

July 26, 1936 - November 18, 2016

Delores "Dode" McLaughlin, age 80 of Muskegon, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016. Dode worked as a waitress at Pontaluna for 25 years. She later went on to open her own restaurant, Dode's Place in Wolf Lake. In her spare time, Dode served as the President of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Women's Auxiliary. In her later years, Dode also worked at Aunt Mary's Yarns...
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April Dawn Van Lue

May 17, 1969 - November 17, 2016

April Van Lue passed away on November 17, 2016 in Muskegon, MI. She was born on May 17, 1969 in Long Beach, CA. She is preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Johnson and father Sonny Bailard. April is married to Jeff Van Lue and he survives her along with Eric Johnson and the rest of her loving family and friends. A visitation will be held on November 23, 2016 at the Ever Rest Funeral Home...
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Alex John Fekete

March 24, 1939 - November 14, 2016

Alex Fekete, age 77, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016, from 6:00-8:00pm at Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel in Muskegon.
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Emma Jean Brooks

November 23, 1943 - November 14, 2016

Jean Brooks, age 73, of Twin Lake, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016. Jean was a volunteer for the 50/50 drawing at Mr. Quick's Car Show for 29 years. She is survived by her husband Tom, a daughter Deanna (Kevin) Vaughan, one grandson, Kyle Bird, two sisters, Joyce (Mark) and Patsy and one brother Otis, Jr. Jean was preceded in death by one son, James Clayton and one daughter, Tracy...
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Alma Anna Young

January 25, 1918 - November 13, 2016

Alma Anna Young, age 98 of Muskegon, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Alma worked at Howmet as a shipping clerk for 25 years until her retirement in 1980. She was very involved in the Ladies' Auxiliary out of Post #7729, and served as the past president of the 12th District, past 8th Supreme District President of the Military Order of the Cootie,...
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Lorenzo Gomez

August 10, 1932 - November 12, 2016

Lorenzo Gomez, Sr., born on August 10, 1932 in Donna Texas passed away November 12, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was a veteran of the Korean War, loved fishing, welding, working in the yard, and gardening. He is survived by his wife Clarice, sons Larry Gomez, Jr. and Mark (Andrea) Gomez, a daughter, Carmela Gomez Ochoa, two stepchildren, Thomas (Brooke)VanderWel and Katie LaNore, a...
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Charles Harold Luttrull

November 28, 1933 - November 10, 2016

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Norma Jean Johnson

June 1, 1945 - November 10, 2016

Norma Johnson, age 71 of Muskegon, passed away on November 10, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Daniel; Children: Tonya (Steven) Koch, Stevi Stevison, Jason Claeys, Brian Kammeraad, Desiree (Harley) Waller; Step-children, grandchildren, and many loving family. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Evanston Baptist Church at 12:00pm. The family will greet visitors an hour...
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Deborah Lynn Taylor

July 13, 1949 - November 7, 2016

Deborah L. Taylor, age 67, died on November 7, 2016. She was a member of the P.O.W. Rolling Thunder VFW Program. Deborah loved music and singing. She is survived by three daughters, Heather, Elizabeth and Danielle, one son Heath, seven grandchildren, Alexandra, Xavier, Cruz, Cameron, Christopher, Brent and Geoffrey and one brother Timothy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregg and...
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Becky Ann Flickema

September 22, 1948 - November 5, 2016

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

July 8, 1946 - November 4, 2016

Mrs. Olivia Deanna "Dee" Fellows, age 70 of Muskegon, passed away surrounded by her loving family on November 4, 2016. Dee was born in Battle Creek on July 8, 1946 to Olive Joyce. She later married Richard Allan Fellows on August 15, 1986. Before they had met, Dee had never ridden on the back of a motorcycle. As husband and wife, they traveled many miles together, with her on the back. With her...
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Jackson Le Roy Price

July 22, 1941 - November 3, 2016

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

June 14, 1925 - November 2, 2016

Hazel Celaine Gardner, age 91 of Muskegon, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 2, 2016. Celaine was a woman of strong faith. "It will be worth it all when we see Jesus!" she was known to proclaim, singing from her favorite hymn. In her early years, she and her husband Louie were founding members of Sheridan Drive Baptist. Celaine taught Sunday School and also led women's Bible...
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Willie Louis Scott

April 26, 1937 - November 1, 2016

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

April 28, 1940 - October 29, 2016

Dolores Hammond, age 76 of Muskegon, passed away on October 29, 2016. Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Elena Wilson

June 22, 1952 - October 27, 2016

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

May 11, 1936 - October 25, 2016

Sidney Henderson, age 80 of Muskegon, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at his home.A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 2:00pm at Christian Life Center in Spring Lake, Michigan.
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Regina Clarke

April 4, 1968 - October 23, 2016

In loving memory of Regina "Gina" Marie Clarke, age 48 of Muskegon, who passed away peacefully on October 23, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Gina loved her family with all of her heart, and was a devoted mother, grandmother, and sister. She was a selfless person, always putting others needs before her own. In her spare time, Gina was passionate about genealogy, and was able to trace her...
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Raymond Terpstra

June 15, 1934 - October 20, 2016

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

January 15, 1953 - October 16, 2016

Christine Nicholas Terry Villanueva, age 63, of Grand Rapids, passed away at home on October 16, 2016. Christine loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and her dogs. She loved to go shopping and baking. She is survived by two daughters, Anisa and Andrea, her birth mother, Catalina (Theodore) Aguilar, four grandchildren, Christina, Robert, Marisa and Anthony, seven...
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Margaret Puffer

May 6, 1926 - October 13, 2016

Margaret Puffer, age 90 of Twin Lake, passed away peacefully October 13, 2016, at Sanctuary at McCauley.Margaret was born and raised in Muskegon County. She was one of twelve siblings of the Gerencer family that worked on and owned the largest vegetable growing farm in the County. She was married to Raymond Puffer and together they raised two beautiful daughters, Nancy and Bonnie. Margaret'...
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Ruth Elaine David

March 1, 1929 - October 13, 2016

Ruth Elaine David, age 87 of North Muskegon, died at Hillcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Community on October 13, 2016. Ruth enjoyed playing cribbage, crocheting and singing. She worked for ten years for Howmet and was a former member of the Muskegon Heights Eagles Lodge. Ruth is survived by two sons, Steven and Daniel Andrews, one daughter Teryl Andrews, two brothers Earl (Marilyn) Epplett and...
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Jesse Allen Doyle

November 14, 1976 - October 12, 2016

Jesse A. Doyle, age 39, died suddenly at home on October 12, 2016. Jesse was a sports enthusiast, enjoyed reading and was a very talented sheet metal fabricator. He is survived by two daughters, Ashlyne and Alexis, a son-nephew, Larry, his companion and best friend Emily, his mother, Louann (Steve), a sister, Kelly, Grandmother, Delores and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was...
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Sandra M. Yarranton

December 31, 1934 - October 8, 2016

YARRANTON, SANDRA (AMBROSE) 12/31/1934 - 10/8/2016Sandra (Ambrose) Yarranton, age 81 of Muskegon, passed away peacefully at home on October 8, 2016. Sandra welcomed all life's challenges, she was a Hospice nurse, loved spending time with her family, cooking and making crafts. Sandra is survived by two daughters, Kelly (John) Ribesky and Patti (Janice), three sons, Mike, Tom and John (Faye)...
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Doris M. Reynolds

August 5, 1925 - October 7, 2016

Doris Marion Reynolds was born and raised in New Era, Michigan to Forrest and Opal Dunham. She attended Muskegon Business College where she met and married the love of her life, Kenneth Reynolds. Doris worked as a bookkeeper for Seaway Appliance Center while raising 3 children. After the children were grown, Doris and Ken moved to Cleveland, Cincinnati and then finally Florida. All her life,...
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Celia Halasinski

March 30, 1918 - September 30, 2016

Celia Halasinski, age 98 of Muskegon, passed away on September 30, 2016. Celia was born and raised in Muskegon, and worked for over 40 years at Shaw Walker. When she wasn't working, she enjoyed cooking, especially Polish food. She was a woman of faith and a practicing Catholic. Celia had an independent streak, and worked hard all of her life. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great...
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Charles Luther Barnes

August 16, 1961 - September 30, 2016

Charles "Chuck" Barnes, age 55 of Montague, passed away on September 30, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Chuck loved the outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He had worked at Hemco Gage in Holland for many years. Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Ronald. Chuck is survived by his beloved wife of 11 years, MargieSons:Jonah (Erin) BarnesNoah (Amanda) BarnesMark...
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