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Mr. William H. Marrison of Ludington
Mrs. Martha J. Mccann of Belfast, Northern Ireland (formerly of Ludington - widow of Anthony)
Mr. Maurice J. McCormick of Ludington
Mrs. Doris M. Miller of Scottville
Mr. Keith A. Miller of Ludington
Mr. Donald O. Morin of Ludington
Mr. Victor F. Muzzo Sr. of Ludington
Mrs. Dorothy J. Myers of Jefferson, GA (formerly of Ludington)
Bettie L. Nash of Ludington
Mrs. Donna M. Nichols of Ludington

 
Ruth A. Peters of Ludington
Mrs. Lorraine R. Peterson of Ludington
Mr. Richard G. Piotrowski of Ludington
Mrs. Virginia L. Engel Pufford of Ludington
Mr. Allen G. Quick of Ludington 
Mr. Raymond M. Racey Jr. of Ludington
Mr. Robert J. Renney Jr. of Ludington
Mrs. Marian K. Rogan of Ludington
Mrs. A. Jane Rowe of Ludington
 

Mr. William H. Marrison of Ludington

William H. Marrison, age 87, of Ludington passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Feb. 14, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Bill was born to Marguerite and William Marrison of Scottville on April 22, 1924.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Marilyn (Close) Marrison, whom he married on August 11, 1945 in Ludington. Also surviving are his children, Bill (Elaine) Marrison of Jackson, MI, Cathy Marrison of Ludington, Jim (Wanda) Marrison of Ludington and Mary Beth (David) Avedesian of Silver Spring, MD; grand children, Kristi Stiehl, Greg Marrison, Jim Marrison, Kelly Purtee, Cassie and Greg Avedesian; great-grand children, Hailey and Sheridan Stiehl, Ellery Marrison, Tiler and Mason Marrison, Allison Purtee, Katlyn Knudsen-Purtee; sister, Eleanor Miller; brothers, Donald Marrison and Charles VanAelst, plus nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceeded in death by his parents, step-father John VanAelst, sisters Phyllis Stulp and Doris Upton.
Bill retired from Dow Chemical as a Service Supervisor in 1982 after 37 years of faithful service.

Bill, along with his late father-in-law, Orval Close, developed the Buttersville Campground and was manager of the park until 2010. Bill was also Chairman of the Mason County and Pere Marquette Twp Park Boards from 1968 to 2010. He was instrumental in developing Suttons Landing and shelter, Buttersville boat launch and Mason County Campgrounds. In addition, Bill and Marilyn were long-time members of Carefree Sam's Camper Club. Bill also served as a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church board for many years.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 501 East Danaher St., Ludington, Mi. 49431 Saturday, Feb. 18th, 2012, at 11:00 AM with VISITATION starting at 10:00 AM at the church.

DONATIONS: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 501 E. Danaher St., Ludington 49431.

Clock Funeral Home of Ludington, 231-843-2531, was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mrs. Martha J. Mccann of Belfast, Northern Ireland (formerly of Ludington - widow of Anthony)

Martha "Marty" J. McCann, age 72, died September 20, 2011, in Ireland. She was born April 20, 1939, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to John Joseph "Rinty" and Frances (Thompson) Monaghan. She graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Belfast. On September 8, 1962, she married Anthony McCann, in Ludington. Martha worked at Gibbs Restaurant for 20 years. She loved to sing and dance. Martha won numerous Irish dancing medals as a young girl in Belfast. In the 1970's, she taught Irish dancing to local junior high girls. Martha was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and sister.

FAMILY: Surviving Martha are her sons, Anthony McCann Jr. of San Antonio, TX, John Joseph "Sean" (Brenda) McCann of Ludington and Kevin Barry (Dana) McCann of Fort Knox, KY; her grandchildren, Ronnie Beck of IL Jacob & Megan McCann of KY; her sisters, Collette Pill and Retta Spears, both of Belfast, along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceding Martha in death were her husband, Anthony McCann Sr., brother, John Joseph "Sean" Monaghan, and her parents, John "Rinty" Monaghan and Frances Monaghan.

FUNERAL LITURGY: Friday, October 7, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at St. Simon Catholic Church, 702 Bryant Rd., Ludington, with the Rev. Fr. Wayne B. Wheeler presiding.

VISITING TIME: Thursday, 4-7 PM, at Clock Funeral Home of Ludington, 309 S. Washington Ave., with a VIGIL SERVICE to be held at 5 PM, at the funeral home.
 

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Mr. Maurice J. McCormick of Ludington

Maurice J. McCormick, age 96, died June 23, 2012. He was born December 3, 1915, in Imlay City, to Lester and Ruby (Worthy) McCormick. In 1940, in Cheboygan, he married the former Marie Morrow, who preceded him in death in 1984. They moved to Ludington in 1954. Mr. McCormick was an engineer working on the C & O Carferries. He was an avid HAM radio operator and proudly served in the US Merchant Marines during World War II serving on the USS Ben A. Ruffin.

FAMILY: His children, William (Connie) McCormick of FL, Gary (Sue) McCormick of Lansing, Dale McCormick of Ludington and Jane (Robert) Croff of Ludington; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.

DONATIONS: Greenpeace International, 702 H St. NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20001 or Seeing Eye Dogs for the Blind, Memorial Department, Box 5000, Rochester, MI 48308-5000.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington (231-843-2531)was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mrs. Doris M. Miller of Scottville

Doris M. Miller, age 85, died April 25, 2012. She was born April 8, 1927, in Ann Arbor , to Alvah and Iva (Willison) Sylvester. She was a cook at Sportsmanís for many years, volunteered at Baywood (Tender Care) and worked at Meijer. Doris was a member of Bachelor Evangelical Covenant Church in Fountain. She was preceded in death by her sister, Marian Howey, a son, Durward Miller and a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Miller.

FAMILY: Deborah (Henry - "Hal") Blain of Scottville; a son, Marlin Miller of Woodland; a grandson, Frank Gauthier; a great-granddaughter, Tessa Gauthier; a brother, Leo Sylvester; and there were 7 others who called her "Grandma" and 10 who called her "Nana" and numerous friends.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Bachelor Evangelical Covenant Church, 5940 Sugar Grove Rd., Fountain.

VISITING TIME: Saturday, June 30, from 10:30 AM until service time, at Bachelor Evangelical Covenant Church .

DONATIONS: To Doris' favorite organizations in her memory: Scottville Area Senior Center, 140 S. Main St., Scottville 49454 or VFW Post 5096, 2022 E. US-10, Custer, 49405.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington, (231-843-2531) was selected to assist with arrangements.
 
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Mr. Keith A. Miller of Ludington

Keith A. Miller, age 53, of Ludington, made his trip to be with his Lord on January 4, 2012. He was born on May 10, 1958, at Argentia Naval Air Station, in Argentia, Newfoundland, to Gary and M. Ann (Parsons) Miller. Keith was a 1976 graduate of Ludington High School, where he was an avid Oriole sports fan and a Past-President of the LHS Oriole Pep Club. He had worked for Whitehall Industries until having to retire. Keith will be greatly missed by many.

FAMILY: A son, Justin Miller of CA; a daughter, Maegan Miller of Marquette; his parents, Gary and Ann Miller of Ludington; a sister, Leslie Miller of Haslett; a brother, Scott (Stephanie) Miller of MA; 2 nieces, Aubrey Miller and Emma Ann Miller; a nephew, Brady Miller.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: A memorial service will be held at a later date and announced at that time.

DONATIONS: Lakeshore Animal Friends, c/o Clock Funeral Home of Ludington, Box 458, Ludington 49431.
 

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Mr. Donald O. Morin of Ludington

Donald O. Morin, age 85, lost a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease on December 16, 2011. He was born April 27, 1926, in the Upper Peninsula in Herminsville, to John and Esther (Rinard) Morin, moving to the Ludington area from Escanaba. Proudly serving in the US Navy during World War II, on September 24, 1945, in Muskegon, he married the former Elizabeth French. Mr. Morin worked on the Mackinac Bridge during its construction. He had worked as a carpenter and plumber over the years, employed by Carpenters Local #100, working at R. D. Brooks Construction Co., then Nelson Construction, retiring in 1994. He then worked for the Bertch Co. He was a member of Ludington Eagles Aerie #1354, and Ludington American Legion Post #76. Grandpa Don was an avid fan of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren at their sporting events and was well known for his prowess and success as a Whitetail deer hunter.

FAMILY: His wife, Elizabeth; his children, Carol (Patrick) Pomorski of Ludington, Donna (Douglas) Bellgardt of Byron Center, Gary Morin of FL, Tracey (Fred) Whitman of Ludington, Renee Burnett of Muskegon and John (Caryn) Morin of Ludington; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 sister, Paula Vanderstelt of Muskegon; 3 brothers, John Jr. (Irene) Morin of Saginaw, Robert (Beverly) Morin of Muskegon and Elwin (Patsy) Morin of WA.

SERVICE: Monday, December 19, 2011, at 1:00 PM, at Clock Funeral Home of Ludington, 309 S. Washington Ave, with the Rev. B. Douglas Niemi officiating. A MILITARY SALUTE will be conducted at the funeral home at the time of the service, by the Honor Squad of Ludington American Legion Post #76. Interment will be made at Sugar Grove Cemetery.

VISITING TIME: Monday, from 12:00 PM (noon) until service time, at the funeral home.

DONATIONS: Alzheimer's Association, 1740 Village Dr., Suite 336, Muskegon, 4992-4282 or Hospice of Michigan, 5177 W. US-10, Suite B, Ludington 49431.
 

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Mr. Victor F. Muzzo Sr. of Ludington

Victor F. Muzzo Sr., age 86, passed away at his residence on August 30, 2013, with his loving family at his side. He was born October 23, 1927, in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He married the love of his life, Elaine Jahns, 64 years ago. They resided in Chicago Heights and Mr. Muzzo retired from Jewel Food Store after 45+ years. Victor and Elaine have joyfully lived in the Ludington area for the past 24 years. He was a communicant member of St. Simon Catholic Church in Ludington and a member of Chapter #1492 Knights of Columbus. Mr. Muzzo was a member of the Holbrook Volunteer Fire Department. He had been a Cub Scout Scoutmaster in Illinois, was an honorary member of the Iroquois Indian Nation, and was fondly known as the "Stump Fishing Champion" of Hamlin Lake. Victor was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Vincent Muzzo.

FAMILY: His wife, Elaine; his children, John (Cindy) Muzzo of Texas, Kenneth (Cindy) Muzzo of Alabama, Robert (Lynn) Muzzo of Florida, Joseph (Mari) Muzzo of Ludington, Pamela (Walter) Crescenzi of Ludington, Victor Jr. (Kim) Muzzo of Illinois, Maria Muzzo of Texas; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; Sister Josephine (Chuck) Rose of California; Aunt Angeline Caprio; Many cousins, nieces & nephews.

FUNERAL LITURGY: Tuesday, September 4, 2013, at 11 AM, at St. Simon Catholic Church, 702 E. Bryant Rd., Ludington, with the Rev. Fr. Wayne B. Wheeler Jr. presiding. Interment will be later in Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.

VISITING TIME: Tuesday, 10 AM until the Liturgy, at St. Simon Catholic Church.

DONATIONS: In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be sent to Misericordia Heart of Mercy, Attn: Sister Rosemary Connelly, 6300 N Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL 60660, St. Simon Parish or Hospice of Michigan, 5177 W. US-10, Suite B, Ludington 49431..

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington (231-843-2531) was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mrs. Dorothy J. Myers of Jefferson, GA (formerly of Ludington)

Dorothy J. Myers, age 96, died March 18, 2014, in Jefferson, GA. She was born Dorothy Jean Sytek in Manistee, on December 20, 1917, to Ladislaw and Catherine (Grahek) Sytek. She graduated from Manistee High School in 1935 and moved to Ludington, living there until 2010, when she moved to Georgia. In August of 1940, she married Shirley G. Myers, who preceded her in death in 1982. Mrs. Myers was a homemaker and also worked at Star Watch Case Co. and Shillinger's Gifts of Ludington. She was a 70+ year member of St. Simon Catholic Church, loved to play golf and was an avid card player. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Peter LaRocque, a daughter, Nancy A. Bentz, sisters, Genevieve Lyon and Virginia Cartier, brothers, Anthony Sytek and Richard Sytek, 3 nieces and 3 nephews.

FAMILY: Her daughter, Linda (Gus) Backelant of Jefferson, GA; granddaughters, Jennifer Kolodsick and Laura (Bill) Douglas; grandsons, Joel (Samantha) Kolodsick and Patrick (Annette) Bentz; great-grandchildren, Amelia Kolodsick, Logan Kolodsick, Michaela Nyp, Tyler Douglas, Nicholas Douglas and Nathan Bentz; nieces, Barb Lyon of Ludington and 3 other nieces; 1 nephew.

FUNERAL LITURGY: Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 11 AM, at St. Simon Catholic Church, 702 E. Bryant Ave., Ludington, with the Rev. Fr. Wayne B. Wheeler Jr. presiding. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery at a later date.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington (231-843-2531) was selected to assist with local arrangements. EVANS Funeral Home of Jefferson, GA, was selected to assist with arrangements in Georgia.
 

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Bettie L. Nash of Ludington

Bettie L. Nash, age 89, of Ludington, passed away June 19, 2014. She was born September 26, 1924, in Lake City, to Fred and Hazel (Somers) Barrett. She married Arthur William Nash on November 13, 1943, who preceded her in death in 1983. Together with her husband she owned and operated a fruit farm in Custer. She was preceded in death by their son, Arthur William Nash Jr., in 1963, as well as eight brothers and sisters. She was a member of Prayer and Praise Assembly of God in Ludington.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Hazel (Roy) Reif, Jack (Judi) Nash, Pat Rix, Betty (Ronald) Hodges, Shirley Nash and Susan Knudsen; her 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; her sister, Myrtle Graves; her sister-in-law, Frances Nash; nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

SERVICE: Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington, 309 S. Washington Ave., Ludington, with Pastor Henrik Lidman officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Custer.

VISITING TIME: Thursday, June 26, from 10 AM until service time at the funeral home in Ludington.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington (231-843-2531) was selected to assist with arrangements
 

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Mrs. Donna M. Nichols of Ludington

Donna M. Nichols, of Ludington, died April 10, 2012. She was born in Conde, South Dakota, to Lester and Rose (Hoffman) Hanno, and had lived in the Ludington area since 1969, moving here from Green Bay. Mrs. Nichols had been a homemaker much of her life and was preceded in death by a brother.

FAMILY: 2 sons, Rick (Denise) Steckel of WI and Steve (Jackie) Steckel of Ludington; 2 daughters, Debbie Reimann of Thompsonville and Ann Marie Mujica of Ludington; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.

DONATIONS: Nichols Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home of Ludington, Box 458, Ludington 49431.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington (231/843-2531) was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Ruth A. Peters of Ludington

Ruth A. Peters, age 84, died January 26, 2012. She was born March 23, 1927 in Munising, MI to Roy J. and Mazie (MacKenzie) Peters. When Ruth was six months old, the family moved to Ludington, and then moved to farm in Clinton in 1951. Ruth enjoyed helping on the family farm especially caring for the animals that she loved so much. In 1978 she returned to Ludington to make her home with her sister, Rita. Ruth was a member of St. Simon's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters, Marie Trudell and Helen Trudell, 1 sister-in-law, Comilla Peters and 2 brothers-in-law, Edgar Schneider and Howard Neal.

FAMILY: She is survived by 3 sisters, Rita Schneider of Ludington, Carol Neal of Georgia and Deanna (Bill) Noah of California; 3 brothers, Robert Peters and William (Janice) Peters, both of Clinton, and Harold (Margarete) Peters of Oklahoma; 30 nieces & nephews, who lovingly called her Aunt "Ruthie", and many grand-nieces & grand-nephews.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at St. Simon's Catholic Church, 702 E. Bryant Ave., Ludington, with the Rev. Fr. Thomas A. Schiller presiding. Interment will be made in Pere Marquette Cemetery.

VISITING TIME will be on Tuesday at 10:00 AM until service time, at St. Simon's Catholic Church.

DONATIONS may be made to Hospice of MI, Mason Co. office, 5177 W. US-10, Suite B, Ludington 49431 or the Memorial Fund of St. Simon's Catholic Church, 702 E. Bryant Ave., Ludington 49431.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington - 843-2531 - was selected to assist the family with arrangements.
 

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Mrs. Lorraine R. Peterson of Ludington

Lorraine R. Peterson, age 89, died January 25, 2013. She was born September 29, 1923, in Muskegon, to Everett and Lois (Morton) Millis. In 1943, she married Roy G. Peterson, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Peterson had been a homemaker all her life and was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Howe, and a twin sister, Dorothy Hoffman.

FAMILY: Her children, Nancy Hendrickson and Karen (Gerald) Howe, both of Ludington, Joan (James) Reid of Scottville, Jean (James) Batchelder of Ludington and Lorna (James) Selden of Portland; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marcella Sterling of AZ; a sister-in-law, Margaret Bjorkquist of Manistee.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Monday, January 28, 2013, at 5:00 PM, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Madison St., Ludington, with the Rev. Douglas Neimi officiating.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington (231-843-2531)was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mr. Richard G. Piotrowski of Ludington

Richard G. Piotrowski, age 58, died February 23, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born December 3, 1953, in Ludington, to Richard J. and Victoria M. (Boguszewski) Piotrowski. He attended St. Stanislaus School and graduated from Ludington High School in 1972, and from West Shore Community College with a Certificate in Welding. On October 14, 1977, he married Michelle J. Brunk. A welder by trade, he had worked as a welder and in maintenance at Great Lakes Castings Corp. He was a proud member of UAW Local 1464. Rick was a member of St. Simon Catholic Church, and was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed woodworking, and particularly loved his grandchildren. Richard proudly served 6 years in the US Army National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle; a daughter, Stacy (Michael) Bolf; grandchildren, Hailey Bolf and Brock Bolf; 4 sisters, Linda (Fred) Harrington, Mary Lou (Dan) Motyka, and Ann (Steve) Crawford, all of Ludington, and Helen (Tom) Milvert of IN; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 27, 2012, at 1:00 PM, at St. Simon Catholic Church, 702 E. Bryant Ave., Ludington, with the Rev. Fr. Wayne B. Wheeler Jr. presiding. There will be a luncheon following the funeral service in the St. Simon's Family Center. A private graveside service will be held in Pere Marquette Cemetery at a later date.

A Military Salute will be extended, at the church, by the US Army/Michigan National Guard, at the time of the Liturgy.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 26, 2012, 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home of Ludington, 309 S. Washington Ave., Ludington, during which a Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 PM. There will also be visitation from 12 noon to 1:00pm at St. Simon Catholic Church prior to the Funeral Service on Monday.

Donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. Simon Catholic Church, 702 E. Bryant Ave., Ludington, 49431 or the Piotrowski Family, c/o Clock Funeral Home of Ludington, Box 458, Ludington, 49431.

Clock Funeral Home of Ludington (231/843-2531) has been selected to assist the family with arrangements.
 

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Mrs. Virginia L. Engel Pufford of Ludington

Virginia L. (Engel) Pufford of Ludington passed away early Monday morning, May 20, 2013, at Tendercare of Ludington after extended illness. Virginia was born June 5, 1927, in Detroit, MI. She was married for 60 years to Kenneth Pufford, who preceded her in death in 2007.

Virginia and Ken retired to Ludington in 1992 from Dearborn. She graduated from Forson High School in 1945 and was employed at Montgomery Ward Department Store in Dearborn, and at Sanders Candy Shop, serving many customers Sanders Cream Puff Hot Fudge Sundaes. She last worked as a Nanny in Dearborn.

Surviving are her son, Gary Pufford of Ludington and her daughter, Gail (Timothy) Wingate of Ludington, two grandchildren, Samantha Wingate and David Wingate, three sisters, Eleanor, Winifred and Marion.

In accordance to her wishes, cremation has taken place at West Michigan Crematory in Muskegon.

No services are scheduled. Her urn will be buried with her husband's urn in Michigan Memorial Cemetery in Flat Rock, MI, on June 14, 2013.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington (231-843-2531) was chosen to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mr. Allen G. Quick of Ludington 

Allen G. Quick, age 85, died January 4, 2014, in Statesville, NC. He was born December 28, 1928, in Highland Park, Michigan, to Allen E. and Evelyn (Ager) Quick. On August 9, 1952, in Ludington, he married the former Wilma Perry, who survives him. Mr. Quick worked as a locomotive engineer for the C & O Railroad, retiring in 1986. Mr. Quick proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion, and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping, and enjoyed showing his classic car at car shows. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Carol Ann Quick, and a brother, Kenneth Quick.

FAMILY: His beloved wife, Wilma; his children, Marsha (Keith) Wittebols of Grand Rapids, Lori (Richard) Cobb of NC and Mark (Denise) Quick of Grand Ledge; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Doreen Langfeldt of Custer; nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Will be held at a later date, with time and place announced at that time.

DONATIONS: Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington (231-843-2531) was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mr. Raymond M. Racey Jr. of Ludington

Raymond M. Racey Jr., age 81, met the goal of his faith on February 2, 2013. He was born May 16, 1931, in Winchester, Virginia, to Raymond Sr. and Ola M. (Rosenberger) Racey. On September 3, 1977, he married the former Pamela J. Cooper. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. An Electrical Engineer by trade, Mr. Racey earned a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Virginia, and worked for 33 years, first for Sperry Rand Corporation and later for Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties, retiring in 1992. An active and dedicated member of Cornerstone Baptist Church since 1978, he was an adult Sunday School teacher for over 25 years, a sanctuary choir member, and AWANA leader, Food Pantry Director, a Missions Board member and a Point Man for Promise Keepers. In addition, Mr. Racey was a Board Member of the Ludington Chapter of Youth for Christ, International (Campus Life), a Board Member of the Ludington Chapter of the American/International Red Cross, and site director in Ludington for SHARE(Self Help and Resource Exchange). He was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Myrick.

FAMILY: His wife, Pamela; his sons, Jordan Racey and Tyler Racey, both of Ludington; sisters, Martha Wakeman, Jeannette Alexander and Ann Butler, all of Winchester, VA, Naomi Middleton of New Port Richey, FL, and Mildred Georger of West Simsbury, CT; brothers, Franklin Racey, Joseph Racey, Charles Racey and Loris "Jack" Racey, all of Winchester, VA, and John Racey of Inwood, WV; an uncle, Earl Rosenberger of Forest Hill, ME; father-in-law, James Cooper of Ludington; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

SERVICE: Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 121 N. Nelson Rd., Ludington. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Ludington, where a MILITARY SALUTE will be conducted by the Honor Squad of Edward Ewing American Legion Post #76 of Ludington.

VISITING TIME: Saturday, February 16, from 10:00 AM until service time at the church in Ludington.

DONATIONS: Center Lake Bible Camp, 15204 20 Mile Rd., Tustin, MI 49688 (231-829-3441 or http://www.centerlake.org/)

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington (231-843-2531) was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mr. Robert J. Renney Jr. of Ludington

Robert J. Renney Jr., age 84, achieved the goal of his faith and met his Savior on July 30, 2013. He was born November 1, 1928, to Robert J. Sr. and Florence (Green) Renney. On August 12, 1950, in Newaygo, he married the former Ella Mae (Nostrant). They have lived in the Ludington area since 1982, moving from Marne. Mr. Renney had worked or General Motors Corp. for 41 years, retiring in 1991 as a Quality Control officer. He was a staunch member of Calvary Baptist Church of Ludington. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Janice Marie Renney, a great-great-granddaughter, Melody Mary Schilling, in 2012, as well as four sisters and three brothers.

FAMILY: His devoted wife, Ella Mae Renney; daughters Mary (Alexander) Reisbig of Ionia, Joan (Robert) Matzat of Marne and Deborah (Paul) Holland of Coopersville; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Thomas (Virginia) Renney and Ralph (Patricia) Renney.

SERVICE: Friday, August 2, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Calvary Baptist Church, 220 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, with the Rev. Timothy Yankee officiating. Interment will be in Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Grand Rapids (Standale) on Saturday, August 3, at 1:00 PM.

VISITING TIME: Friday, from 9:30 AM until service time, at Calvary Baptist Church.

DONATIONS: Hospice of Michigan, 5177 W. US-10, Suite B, Ludington 49431.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington (231-843-2531) was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mrs. Marian K. Rogan of Ludington

Marian K. Rogan, age 86, died Monday, January 30, 2012. She was born December 17, 1925, in Ludington, to Nels A. and Alma (Johnson) Anderson. A graduate of Ludington High School, she was married to Gilbert H. Rogan on Feb. 1, 1947, in Ludington. Mrs. Rogan worked for Great Lakes Casting Co. for 24 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church of Ludington. Mr. Rogan preceded her in death, and a sister, Helga Mielke.

FAMILY: Her children, Timothy (Donna) Rogan of Holland and Marsha (Gary) Chartrand of Canton; grandchildren, Robert (Velvet) Figgins of Detroit and Brett (Belon) Horsch of Ypsilanti; a sister, Doris Hartman of Ludington; nephews, John (Gwyn) Hartman and Donald (Martha) Mielke.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: A memorial service will be held later in the Spring at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 501 E. Danaher St., Ludington.

DONATIONS: Hospice of MI, Mason Co. Office, 5177 W. US-10, Suite B, Ludington 49431.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington, (231)843-2531, was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mrs. A. Jane Rowe of Ludington

Jane Rowe, age 97, died November 17, 2012. She was born May 4, 1915, in Ludington, to William and Effie May (McAllister) Winey. She attended St. Simon Elementary School and graduated from Ludington High School, where she met her high school sweetheart on the tennis court. Jane was a tennis champion her Senior year and enjoyed all kinds of sports. She married her sweetheart, Clyde Rowe, on July 3, 1939. After a time away, Clyde, an Internal Revenue Agent, and Jane, an executive secretary for the Selective Service Administration, returned to Ludington, until the SSA closed the Ludington office in 1972, and Jane retired. Clyde and Jane spent their vacations touring the United States and Canada. After Clyde's death in 1987, Jane took advantage of traveling around the world, including three trips to Europe and several cruises to the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the Panama Canal. Jane was a communicant member of St. Simon Catholic Church, a Life member of Catholic Daughters, St. Simon Altar Society, a member of the Little Flower Circle, Pink Ladies, and a volunteer at the old hospital and at the new Memorial Medical Center in Ludington. She was a Past President of the Hospital Auxiliary and a Charter Member of the Women's Civic Club. Jane was also a member of the Women's Literary Club, Emblem Club, the Ludington Bridge Club and was a member of Lincoln Hills Golf Club. She cherished spending 24 winters in Florida. Her hobbies included traveling, sports, reading and time spent with her family and friends. Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde, her parents, a sister, Mildred Barber, brother-in-law, Lawrence Barber, a nephew, Thomas Swanson, and other family members.

FAMILY: Her son, Robert (Sonya) Rowe of Grand Rapids; granddaughters, Melissa Rowe and Michelle Rowe; great-grandchildren, Michael Tomko Jr., Tyler Rairigh, Alicia Rairigh, Dennis Rairigh III, Anthony Clark Jr., Mayson Clark and Bethany Clark; a nephew, Bill (June) Swanson.

MEMORIAL MASS: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at St. Simon Catholic Church, 702 E. Bryant Ave., Ludington, with the Rev. Fr. Thomas A. Schiller presiding.

DONATIONS: Spectrum Health & Palliative Care, MC 164, 4500 Breton Rd. SE, Grand Rapids 49508 or Food Pantry of St. Simon Catholic Church, 702 E. Bryant Ave., Ludington 49431.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington (231-843-2531) was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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