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Mr. Lynn E. Califf of Whitehall

Lynn E. Califf, age 72, died May 15, 2015. He was born December 5, 1942, in Muskegon, to Robert and Violet (Ketchum) Califf. On February 3, 1966, he married Sherel Hardenburg, who survives him. He had been self-employed. He was preceded in death by a brother, Milton Ellcey Jr.

FAMILY: His wife, Sherel; a son, Robert Califf; a daughter, Christine Wiggins; grandchildren, Matthew Califf, Bradley Califf (Brittney Maren), Makaila Califf (Dakota Burch) and Todd Wiggins Jr. (Serene West); sisters, Katherine Jobes, Sharon Buifnek, Ellen Ellcey and Ingrid Follett; sister -in-laws, Esther Ellcey and Darlene Ericks; brother-in-law, Gary Ericks; several nieces & nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews, and great-great-nieces & great-great-nephews.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.

DONATIONS: Califf Family, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.

Arrangements by Clock Funeral Home of White Lake (231-894-5676)
 

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Mrs. Peggy A. Mitchell of Ludington

Peggy A. Mitchell, age 67, died May 17, 2015. She was born July 8, 1947, to Preston and Pauline (Platt) Little. Mrs. Mitchell earned her Bachelor's Degree and had worked as a nurse at Ludington Memorial Hospital. On March 3, 1987, she married Richard Mitchell, who survives her.

FAMILY: Includes her husband, Richard; children, James Klein and Marcus Klein; step-children, Greg Mitchell and Cindy Mitchell; brothers, Tom Little and Aaron Little.

SERVICE: A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 3 PM, at Clock Funeral Home of Ludington, with Rev. Tom Thomas officiating.

Arrangements by Clock Funeral Home of Ludington (231-843-2531).
 

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Mr. Norman W. Ott of Lakewood Club

Norman W. Ott, age 90, died May 12, 2015. He was born to Adolph C. and Elizabeth A. (Grunst) Ott. He had worked as a tool & die maker for Howmet-Misco (Alcoa)for 35 years, retiring in 1989. Mr. Ott proudly served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. He was preceded in death by a son, Mike Ott, and brothers, Edwin and Earl.

FAMILY: His children, Terry Ann Ott-Szymanski, Christine Ott-Taube, Dr. Kim Ott-Gray and Mark Ott; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-children; a brother, James (Rayma) Ott; his significant other, Roxanne Styles; lifelong friends, Bob Grossman, Remo Vielmo and John Coubrough.

SERVICE: Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, at 12 PM (Noon).

VISITING TIME: Saturday, 10 AM until service time at the funeral home.

DONATIONS: Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, 803 E. Colby St., Whitehall 49461.

Arrangements by CLOCK Funeral Home White Lake (231-894-5676).
 
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Mr. Kenneth E. Kelly of Whitehall

Kenneth Edward Kelly, age 66, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, peacefully in his sleep at home after a long illness. He was born on March 18, 1949, in Chicago, IL to Edward T. and Gladys (Prochaska) Kelly. Ken lived in Whitehall, MI for 64 years and was a graduate of Whitehall High School. He was an employee of Lakeway/Bofors Nobel before he was called to service in 1969. Ken proudly served his country with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He returned in 1971, where he continued his employment at Lakeway/Bofors Nobel.

Ken was a member of the American Legion, VFW and AMVETS. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed working on automobiles and motorcycles. Ken was an avid supporter of the military services and he will be remembered for his sense of humor, his kindness and his ability to befriend anyone.

Ken is SURVIVED by his loving wife, Laura Kelly with whom he enjoyed 8 years of marriage. Ken is also survived by his daughters Angela Kelly, Shannon Kelly (Wesley Hunter), Ricki Witte, Heidi Heath, Jennifer (Adam) Rogers, Amanda Rodriguez and son, Nathan Kelly. He was a proud grandfather to Anthony Kelly, Ryan Loudermilk, Garrett Smith, Payton Hunter, Alex, Belle and Charlie Rogers, and Mariah and Monte Rodriguez. He is also survived by brothers Edward (Rhonda) Kelly and Joseph (Linda) Kelly and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents Edward T. and Gladys M. Kelly, sister, Linda Grant, and daughter Andrea Kelly.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall, MI. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Clock Funeral Home, followed by a luncheon and Military Honor Guard service at the Holton American Legion.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice of Michigan.
 

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Mr. Richard D. Grow of Whitehall

Richard D. Grow, age 64, died May 12, 2015. He was born September 10, 1950, in Shelby, to Dwaine L. and Betty (Bates) Grow. He had worked as a Maintenance Tech for over 30 years, last working for Barber Steel, retiring in 2015. He was a member of the UAW. He was preceded in death by his parents.

FAMILY: His children, Lisa Morningstar and Rick (Brenda) Grow; siblings, Dan (Joyce) Grow and Arlene (Tom0 Thomazin; 3 grandchildren.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 1 PM, at White Lake Congregational Church, 1109 S. Mears Ave. Whitehall. Visiting time from 12:00 PM (Noon) until service time.

DONATIONS: Grow Family, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.

CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake (231-894-5676) is handling arrangements.
 

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Mary A. Misze of Dalton Township

Mary A. Misze, age 70, died May 10, 2015. She was born January 19, 1945, in Muskegon, to Thaddeus and Mary Jane (Smith) Wisniewski. She was married to Bruce Cook, later Lewis Pennington and later Walter Misze, all of whom preceded her in death. She had worked as a hair dresser for 22 years at Sandy's Hair Designs, retiring in 1985. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister and 2 brothers.

FAMILY: Daughters, Shelley Cook Eyestone (Otho) and Hope Cook Sarber; sons, Bruce Cook II, Joseph (Katrina) Pennington; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; 1 step-daughter; 6 step-sons; 2 sisters, Evelyn Wisniewski (Jim) DeVries and Brenda Wisniewski; 1 brother, Ronald (Juanita) Wisniewski; numerous nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL GATHERING: Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 1-3 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

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

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Cheryl Cullen Of Montague

Our Loving Lord called our sweet Cheryl home to be with Him and "my Mom" on May 5, 2015. Cheryl was the daughter of her most devoted and loving parents, Don and Nina Cullen. Special sister to Donna and Bill, Tom and Kristie, John and Tanya, Christopher and Deanna. Cheryl cherished being an Aunt and Great-Aunt to Jenna, Eric, Cullen, Stephanie, Jeremy, David, Ryan, Steph, Sam, Spencer, Jordan, Ashley, Morgan, Tate, and Steve. Precious niece to Lois Ekstrand, Jack and Joan Cullen, cousin and friend to many whom she loved dearly. Cheryl was born February "two six". Cheryl attended kindergarten at Montague Public Schools in the classrooms of progressive and dedicated teachers, Ruth Kowalski and Francis Ingalls, to whom both included her in their General Ed Kindergarten classrooms long before Special Ed 94-142 was enacted. Cheryl loved school and continued her education at Wesley School, participating in the local, state and International Special Olympics. Cheryl won numerous ribbons and trophies to which she was extremely proud. After graduating from Wesley School, Cheryl moved into the work force of Goodwill Industries of Muskegon, where her favorite boss, Marva taught her many job skills. She attended the Annual Wesley School Proms, dancing all night long with friends...thank you Tom Schalk. Upon retiring after 30 years of working, Cheryl moved into her "own apartment" at Day Spring Assisted Living Center and attended Day Break Adult Activity Programs daily with friends and with the support from and the attentive caring, and professional help of friends Susan Griswold, Karen, Anne, Bonnie, Patti, Brian, Lyle, Kim and Deb; the Day Spring Staff, Ms. Cindi and staff and Hospice.

Cheryl was confirmed in her faith by Rev. Lorne Ruhl, with her memory verse, God is Love, and was a communicant member of St. James Lutheran Church, to which the family thanks Rev. John Brooks for monthly communion, prayers and visits. Cheryl appreciated cards and gifts to which she always proclaimed "my favorite"! Those remembrances were from family and friends, her church family, Mike and Maryann, Turtlellen, Beck, Doris and she especially enjoyed the Sunday afternoon visits from Papa and her dog, Ruby. Cheryl had a wonderful full life, and we're sure she is "happy" with all those waiting for her in Heaven. We, her family, thank God. Mom always said, "We can all learn a lot from Cheryl!" And, we did...remember to be kind, always say thank you, accept everyone, celebrate Christmas for a month, sing, dance, and be happy, pray before eating, do your best, eat ice cream, say your bedtime prayers, party on your birthday, and above all...love your family...no matter what. Cheryl modeled and did them all here on Earth with us. Although Cheryl took "a teeny bit" of each of our hearts with her, she left us with so much more and we will celebrate again with her "whole family" will "huggie" her in Heaven!

The Celebration of Life Service was Saturday, May 9, 2015, at St. James Lutheran Church in Montague. Memorials with thanks to "Gifts of Love" (Contact Donna) or to Harbor Hospice.
 

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Mr. Zigmunt Rajzer of Whitehall

Mr. Zigmunt Rajzer, age 62, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2015, with family at his side.

SERVICE: Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 3 PM, at White Lake Congregational UCC, 1809 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall with Rev. Keith N. Koebel and the Rev. Pam L. Koebel officiating. Imterment will be in Oakhurst Cemetery, Whitehall.

VISITING TIME: Saturday, from 1-3 PM, at the Church in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Rajzer Family, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall, Mi. 49461

CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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