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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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Mr. Joseph S. "Joe" Polcin of Ludington

Joseph "Joe" S. Polcin, age 77, departed this life on September 11, 2014, went to Glory.

The youngest of six children, Joe was born on March 24, 1937, in Ludington, to Martin and Antonia (Yeck) Polcin. He was a dairy farmer all his life and retired in 1985.

Joe's family was the most important thing to him. He so enjoyed the life he was given and all the wonderful times and memories he shared with all of them. Joe also had a love for animals and he loved and fed any who came around. You could always catch him playing with his treasured dogs.

Joe was a member of St. Simon Catholic Church and humbly served the Lord in his own way. He married his life-long partner, Judy Guenthardt, at St. Simon's Church, and that began a journey that lasted over forty years.

Joe is survived by wife, Judy; sisters, Arlene Luskin, Mabel Polcin and Lucille Polcin, all of Ludington; a brother, Albert Kacynski of Ludington; He was preceded in death by his mother, Dad, brothers Ray and Lawrence, and a sister, Larraine Kacynski.

FUNERAL LITURGY: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 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 in Lakeview Cemetery following the luncheon in the St. Simon Family Room following the Liturgy.

VISITING HOURS: Tuesday, 10:00 AM until service time at the church.

DONATIONS: Friends of the State Park, c/o Ludington State Park, 8800 W. M-116, Ludington, 49431.
                   St. Simon Catholic Church or the charity of your choice.

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

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Mrs. Sandra M. Pastoor of Muskegon (formerly of Montague)

On September 8, 2014, Mrs. Sandra M. Pastoor, age 73, was welcomed into eternal life by her Savior Jesus Christ and her husband, Fred, who entered eternity on January 28, 2001. She was born on March 27, 1941, to Albert and Mae (Volkmann) Jandt and married Fred Pastoor on December 3, 1960. Her employment history included various places, among them, the S. D. Warren Company. In 1970, she chose to become a full-time wife and mother. Sandy was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church in Montague, where she joyfully sang in the choir, helped with the Contemporary Worship services and directed the handbell choir. She previously was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Muskegon.

FAMILY: Sandy and Fred were blessed with two sons, Brian (Kelly) Pastoor of Muskegon and Marc Pastoor of Montague. She was also blessed with grandchildren whom she loved dearly: Kristin, Jade, Sky, Violet, Jimmy, Logan, Zackery, Justin, Zoe and Ian. She is survived by one sister, Phyllis (David) Derda of Florida; two brothers, William (Margaret) Jandt and Thomas (Beth) Jandt of Muskegon; brother-in-law, Stephen (Bernice Houseward) Pastoor of Grand Rapids; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Sandy was preceded in death by her sister, Elsa Griesbach, and her brother, Robert J. (Bobby) Jandt.

SERVICE: Friday, September 12, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague, with Rev. John W. Brooks officiating.

VISITING HOURS: Thursday, 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague 49461 or Mercy VNS & Hospice, 888 Terrace St., Muskegon 49441.

CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, (2310894-5656) was selected to assist with arrangements
 

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