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Colton T Wood
8-28-98 to 10-19-14

Colton T Wood was called home on October 19th 2014 following brain injuries sustained from a car accident on his 16th birthday (August 28th 2014). His final days were spent in DeVos Childrens Hospital surrounded by friends and family.

Colton was born in Muskegon, MI., at the General Hospital Birthing Center, to Rev. Clinton Wood and Kasie (Smith) Wood. Though his life seemed all too short for those he left behind, he touched more lives in his 16 years than some do in 70. He had a very caring heart and was always willing to help others, or lend an ear just to listen, this was evident to us as parents during this whole process as we began to see the entire school and community pulling together and supporting us. Colton enjoyed listening to music and hanging out with friends. He played the trumpet very well and participated in the Montague HS Marching Band & Concert Band as well as the West Shore Community College Symphony.

With the passing of Colton we are reminded that we are not guaranteed tomorrow and we are thankful he knew Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. So as we remember Colton, we are encouraged in our faith and hope many will follow his example to love others wholeheartedly and to find Christ.

Colton is survived by his loving parents, Rev. Clinton & Kasie Wood, and two brothers, Ethan and Aryk, of Whitehall Michigan; Paternal Grandmother Rebecca McDaniels; Maternal Grandparents Chris & Cheryl Smith and Kevin & Julie Rhoades. Maternal Great Grandparents: Robert & Patricia McNabney. Aunts & Uncles: Katie Smith; Amanda & Scot Hubbard; Tiffany Wood; Tony Smith & Jennifer Richard; Adam Smith; Steve & Stephanie Shubert. Cousins: Lauren, Halee, Christopher, Bostyn, Lillian, Alex, Eliza, Breslyn, Lindsey, Kierra, Bowen, Emily. As well as many members of our extended family.

He was preceded by his Uncle Chris Smith II, Maternal Great-Grandma Barbara Novak, and Maternal Great-Great-Grandma Daisy Knollinger, Cousin Jacob McNiel, Paternal Grandpa William McDaniels, Paternal Great-Grandparents Percy & Mid Harvel.

The Memorial Service for Colton will be held at the Montague High School Auditorium on Saturday November 1st at noon with Pastors Adrien Thorne and Scott Visser officiating. Clock Funeral Home of Whitehall will be there to assist as well. There will be a luncheon immediately following.

CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake (231-894-5676) was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mr. Scott J. Russell of Montague

Scott J. Russell, age 90, died October 7, 2014. He was born June 11, 1924, in Muskegon, to Norman and Maude (McGillis) Russell. On March 9, 1962, he married the former June Rabe, and she survives. Mr. Russell worked at DuPont de Niemors in Montague, in construction and later in maintenance at Sealed Power Corp. in Muskegon until retiring in 1986. He was a Communicant member of St. James Lutheran Church in Montague. Scott was a veteran of the Submarine Service in the US Navy in World War II, and served in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean Conflict. He was a Life member and Past Commander of White Lake VFW Post #3256, where he served on the Honor Squad for many years, was Past Commander of the Michigan Submarine Veterans of World War II, and a Life member of White Lake F & AM Lodge 196.

Mr. Russell was preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Jeff, two sisters, Helen Slocum and Joyce Skinner, four brothers, Ben, Wayne, Neil and Gary Russell and his parents.

FAMILY includes his wife, June; David (Nancy) Russell of FL and Gary (Debbie) Steinberg of Jenison; 6 grand children; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; a sister, Rosemary Pursley of Whitehall; a brother, Mike (Gloria) Russell of North Muskegon; several nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 11 AM, at St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague, with the Rev. John W. Brooks officiating. A MILITARY SALUTE will be conducted by White Lake VFW Post #3256 at the church.

VISITING TIME: Saturday, October 18, 10 AM until service time, at the church in Montague.

DONATIONS: White Lake VFW Post #3256, 9370 Walsh Rd., Montague 49437 or Memorial Fund of St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague 49437.
 

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Mrs. Adelaide L. Duff of Whitehall

Mrs. Adelaide L. Duff, age 97, died Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Poppen House in Muskegon. She was born February 3, 1917, in Williams, Minnesota, to Ernest and Mary (Palmer) Beauchamp and has lived in the Muskegon and Whitehall area since 1929. She married Bernard Duff in 1933. He preceded her in death in 1985. She was formerly employed and was retired from Howmet Corporation. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and a former and Charter member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Muskegon.

FAMILY: Survivors include 4 sons, Bernard Jr. (Bao Anh) Duff of Vietnam, John (Roberta) Duff of Whitehall, Patrick (Lois) Duff of Portland and Paul (Karen) Duff of Grand Ledge; 5 daughters, Marlyn Krause of Whitehall, Eleraine "Bunny" Higgins of Norton Shores, Priscilla (Robert) Gross of Portland, Mary Beth Facchini (Andy Szmalec) of Muskegon and Amy (Bernie) Robart of Whitehall; special niece, Rosemary Kellogg; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-children; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Sharon Duff and Eleraine "Bunny" Higgins, 2 son-in-laws, Robert Gross and Gerald Kraus and 5 sisters and 5 brothers.

SERVICE: The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 6, 2014, at 11 AM, at St. James Catholic Church, 5179 Dowling St., Montague, with Rev. Fr. Peter Omogo as Celebrant. A ROSARY will be recited Sunday evening, at 6:45 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Montague.

VISITING TIME: Sunday, 5-7 PM at the funeral home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Muskegon Rescue Mission, 1691 Peck St., Muskegon 49441, or Alzheimer's Association, 1740 Village Dr., Suite 336, Muskegon 49442.

CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake (231-894-5676) was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mrs.Trena M. Ross Of New Era

Trena M. Ross, age 98, met her Savior and rejoined her beloved Charles "Ben" Ross in Heaven on September 30, 2014. She was born June 14, 1916, in Muskegon, to Edward and Iva (Ault) Schultz. She was married on March 28, 1934, and Mr. Ross preceded her in death in 2001. She had worked at Howmet Corp. until retiring, and was an active member of Rothbury Community Church. She served our troops during World War II by baking cookies for our servicemen overseas. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Ross, a daughter, Arlene Reid, brothers, Laverne Schultz, Ralph Schultz, Carl Schultz and Ardene Schultz, and a sister, Vivian Warren.

FAMILY: Her daughter, Jane (Norval) Boardwell; grandchildren, Jeff (Becky) Reid, Julie (Mike) Elis, Eric (Eileen) Ross, Sue Melbourf, Matthew (Pam) Boardwell, Aaron (Jodi) Boardwell, Nathan (Emily) Boardwell and Elizabeth Boardwell; 23 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph (Peg) Schultz; a daughter-in-law, Loretta (Mike) Timmich.

SERVICE: Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 2 PM, at Rothbury Community Church, 2500 W. Winston Rd., Rothbury, with the Rev. James C. Enns and Rev. Matthew Boardwell officiating.

VISITING TIME: Sunday, 1 PM until service time, at the church in Rothbury.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of Rothbury Community Church, 2500 W. Winston Rd., Rothbury 49452.

CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake (231-894-5676) was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Jean M. Ahnefeldt of Montague

Mrs. Jean M. Ahnefeldt passed away September 25, 2014 at Brookhaven Medical Care Facility. She was born February 1, 1926, in Weidman, Michigan. She lived most of her life in the Montague area. Jean is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband John.

Survivors: one son Paul of Montague, MI and daughter: Barbara (Randy) Grow of Rothbury. One step-son, John Ahnefeldt of Eau Clair, Wisconsin and a step-daughter Nancy Wojewodzki, of Muskegon and 5 grand-children and 6 great-grandchildren.

VISITATION: will be one hour prior to service time.

SERVICE: Monday September 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Clock Funeral Home Chapel of Whitehall with Deacon, Alexander Koppel Officiating.
 

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Mrs. Carol I. Hysell of Montague

Carol I. Hysell, age 71, was called Home on September 13, 2014. She was born September 8, 1943, in Shelby, to Leo and Pearl (Fischer) Ramthun. On October 12, 1963, she married Lyle W. "Bill) Hysell. He preceded her in death in 1993. She had worked as an associate at General Dynamics (Teledyne Continental) for 17 years, retiring in 2000. Carol had attended Muskegon Business College, was a Communicant member of Faith Lutheran Church in Whitehall, and was a Life member of White Lake VFW Post #3256 Auxiliary.

FAMILY: Her sons, Kurt Hysell (Dione Cloutier), Brad Hysell and Scott (Angela) Hysell, all of Montague; grandchildren, Makaila Wilson, Nick Hysell, Carina Hysell, Scott W. Hysell, Eli Hysell, Alanna Hysell, and Alyssa Hysell; sisters Joyce (Victor Patton of Montague and Judy Roberts of IL; special friend, Max Rolph of Montague.

SERVICE: Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 11 AM, at Faith Lutheran Church, 707 E. Alice St., Whitehall, with the Rev. Jim Eggert officiating. Interment will be in Hubbard Cemetery, White River Township.

VISITING HOURS: Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of Faith Lutheran Church, 707 E. Alice St., Whitehall 49461.

CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake (231-894-5676) was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mrs. Margaret E. Lunde of Ludington

Margaret Engfer Lunde died Thursday, September 4th, 2014, at Oakview Medical Care Facility. She was born March 13th, 1910, in Ludington, to Charles and Mathilda (Gerlach) Engfer. When she was five, her family moved to Fountain. She returned to Ludington for high school, graduating with the class of '28, as Salutatorian. She worked as an office secretary at Star Watchcase until her marriage to Robert Lunde in 1933.  They were members of Bethany Methodist Church. For many years, she served as church secretary at Bethany and for the United Methodist Church.

She and Bob enjoyed the out of doors year 'round, joining with children and friends on picnics, hikes, outings on the Lake in the Gypsy, and skiing, skating and tobogganing in the winter. She was a ski instructor at Ward Hills. She especially enjoyed the State Park.

Active in the community, she was a PTA president, member of the Ludington Study Club, the Women's Literary Club, and a member of the Friends of the Library. She bowled in the Pinafore League. She loved music and dancing, and encouraged her children in their musical endeavors.

In retirement, she and Bob were out and about, often on foot. They enjoyed classes at West Shore Community College. For many years, they were volunteers at White Pine Village. She also read to the visually impaired. Her life was full, and she enriched others through her energy and enthusiasm...leaving fond memories of afternoons at the beach, hikes in the State Park, of sunsets and campfires under evening stars and Ice cream at the House of Flavors.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her sister, Gertrude Olsen and her brother, Herbert Engfer.

She is survived by her children, Karen Pauler of Manistee, Anne (Norm) Pettigrew of Ludington and Karla (Dan) Barber of Lansing; grandsons, Eric (Shelly) VanTassel, Timothy (Shannon) VanTassel, Ian Pettigrew and Rob Pettigrew; great-granddaughter, Ava VanTassel, and many coiusins.

SERVICE: Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 2:00 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington, 309 S. Washington Ave., Ludington.

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

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