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Mr. Raymond J. Promer of Montague

Raymond J. Promer, 100, passed away on August 17, 2014, at Heartland Health Care, in Whitehall. He was born on April 3, 1914, in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, to Herman and Mary (DeBruin) Promer. On June 23, 1934, he married the former Violet Leach. Raymond had been a Pipe Fitter for General Motors until 1973. Raymond has been an active member of St. James Catholic Church in Montague. He was preceded in death by his wife Violet, his parents, a son, Roger, and four brothers, Arthur, Robert, Norbert and Herman Promer, and two grandsons, Jeffrey and James.

SURVIVORS: His son, Larry (Pat) Promer of Montague, a daughter, Linda Kay Middleton of Battleground, Washington, and a daughter-in-law, Jeri Promer.

VISITING HOURS: Thursday, 3-5 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

GRAVESIDE SERVICES; Friday, August 22, 2014, at 1 PM, at Evergreen Cemetery, 1709 E. Mt. Hope Rd., Lansing, MI, 48910 (517)483-4303, with ther Rev. Father John Klein officiating.

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

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Dolores Ann Bialochowski
August 3, 1931 - August 8, 2014

Dolores A. Bialochowski passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at Oakview, and is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Dolores was born August 3, 1931 in Ludington to her parents Frank and Anna Hackett. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 56 years, Joseph P. Bialochowski who were married October 29, 1949, sister Donna Wilson, brothers Raymond, Harry, Ronnie and Danny Hackett and step grandson, victor Franklin. Dolores is survived by her sons Joseph P. Bialochowski, Jr. (Ludington) David (Laurie) Bialochowski (Scottville) Thomas (Dawn) Bialochowski (Grand Rapids) sisters Mrs. Wilbur (Jean) Bentz, Mrs. Clifford (Evelyn) Stuart, Janet Flint, Mrs.. Donald (Carol) Yeck, Sherrie (Cookie) Lynn all of Ludington, Mrs. Don (Phyllis) Harless of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Alan (Cindy) Schneider of Traverse City, and brother Gary Hackett of Walhalla. Also three grandsons, Jason (Brie) Bialochowski (Rockford) Ryan (Anna) Bialochowski and Joshua Bialochowski of Grand Rapids, step grand son Clinton (Amanda) Franklin (free soil) step granddaughter Amanda (Craig Bailey) Franklin & great granddaughters Makaya Franklin and Aubrianne Bailey.

Dolores was employed at Weinerts Drug Store, and was assistant cashier at J.J. Newberry's, J.C. Penny's, and for many years a cashier at Giant Family Center. Actively involved in the lives of her sons and grandsons, Dolores was a cub scout leader for years for her sons and the neighborhood boys. Dolores loved sports and loved watching her sons and grandsons play high school sports. Don't believe that she and Dad ever missed a game away or at home. Most high school umpires and referees knew her by voice. Dolores and Joe enjoyed more than 20 years of traveling in and out of state watching theirs sons playing major league fast pitch softball. She was known and respected by many county players as well as players from across the state, for her love of the game and her competitive attitude and support for the local teams. Oddly enough, those umpires knew her by voice also. Delores enjoyed many years with husband organizing and decorating parties at the Ludington Elks Lodge. Her loving dog, Nikki, stayed by her side throughout her illness. We love you , Mom

The sons of Joe and Dolores would like to invite family and friends to an open house to be held at the family home on Gaylord Ave. on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 2 PM-5 PM to celebrate their parents lives, love and heavenly reunion. In lieu of cards and gifts, please bring pictures and memories to share

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

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Mrs. Vivian Campbell of Ludington

Vivian M. Campbell, age 71, died August 6, 2014. She was born December 8,1942, in Delaware, Ohio, to Walter and Helen Maddox. She was married to John H. Campbell on August 8, 1964, in Ohio. Mrs. Campbell was a homemaker and a technician for and graduated from Carnegie Institute of Cleveland, OH. She was a member of Community Church of Ludington and involved with Ludington Art League and prayer support for Been Hinn Ministries.

FAMILY: Husband, John H. Campbell; daughters, Dr. Heidi Campbell of TX and Heather (Robb) Elmatti of FL: grandchildren, Faith Ann, Hopeful and Ian Elmatti of FL.

SERVICE: Tuesday August 12, 2014, at 11 AM, at Community Church, in Ludington, with the Rev. Wayne Buskirk and Dr. Jarl Malwin officiating.

VISITING HOURS: Tuesday, 10-11 AM at Community Church, 109 N. Harrison St., Ludington.

DONATIONS: Gideons Int'l, 2900 Lebanon Rd., Nashville, TN, 37214 ( or Commissioned Beyond Borders (

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Mr. Daniel A. Nelson of Montague

Daniel A. Nelson, age 71, of Montague, left his earthly home on July 26, 2014. He was born June 23, 1943, in Traverse City, to Arnold R. and Ruth (Thompson) Nelson. On December 31, 2009, he married the former Pamela J. Stowe. Dan attended Muskegon Community College, worked for Associated Truck Lines for 20 years and was a Property Manager for TriDonn Development for many years, retiring from TriDonn in 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
FAMILY: His wife, Pamela; his daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer Nelson (Christopher) Bryniarski, Jodi Nelson (John) Blouw; his step-son, Philip M. Belcher; his beloved grandchildren, Anna Elizabeth Bryniarski, John Daniel Blouw, Rachael Star Blouw and Mary Theresa Bryniarski; his friend and the mother of his children, Jackie Nelson; and his brothers, Robert (Dot) Nelson and David (Karen) Nelson. Dan also leaves behind many, many dear friends from the White Lake area, especially his 'brothers' at the Old Channel Inn, where he was a member of the board.

MEMORIAL GATHERING AND EULOGY: Friday, August 1, 2014, at 1 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

VISITING HOURS. Thursday, 6-8 PM at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake.

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Mr. Clifford E. Norman of Whitehall 

Clifford E. Norman, age 95, died July 24, 2014. He was born October 13, 1918, in Kirksville, Missouri, to Theron and June (Morrow) Norman. He was married to the former Isabelle Anderson on April 19, 1945, in Barabo, Wisconsin. She preceded him in death. Mr. Norman served in the US Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He worked as a forest fire officer for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for 25 years, retiring in 1970. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the American Legion and VFW Post #8846 in North Muskegon.

FAMILY: His children, Patricia M. (Sam) Swanson of Whitehall, Gregory Norman of Whitehall and Pamela Wilkinson of Montague; grandchildren, Dan Wilkinson, Troy Caris, Jenn (Josh) Hoff, Kirk (Wendy) Swanson and Nikki (Jason) Plough; six great-grandchildren.

GATHERING AND MILITARY SALUTE: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 12 PM (Noon) at  Don Rea VFW Post #8846, 1061 Witham Dr., North Muskegon.

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Mrs. Barbara J. Brown (Formerly of Montague)

Mrs. Barbara Jean Brown, age 75, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Barbara was born on November 21, 1938, to Harold and Dorothy (Brady) McNeal, and had resided in the area all of her life. On March 9th, 1957, she married Gerald G. Brown of Montague, who preceded her in death on August 1, 1999. Barbara retired from Howmet in 1996. She had been an avid gardener and enjoyed traveling with family and friends. She was a long-standing member of the Montague United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Muskegon County Garden Club and the Dirt Daubers Garden Club of Montague & Whitehall. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister in law Bev Pontious, her brother in law Russell Brown, son in law, Jerry Bostick; an infant daughter, Diana; and her granddaughter Amber Rose Brown.

SURVIVORS include four children, Laura Bostick of Fruitport, Kim (Scott) Smith of Muskegon, Larry (Lyndia) Brown of Montague, Karen Edlin of Grand Ledge, six grandchildren, Tate Brown of Montague; Bill and Brian Smith of Muskegon; Cameron, Lauren, and Nathan Edlin of Grand Ledge; her sister Judy (Jerry) Slicker of North Muskegon; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

SERVICES will be Saturday, July 19th, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Montague United Methodist Church, 8555 Cook St., Montague. VISITATION at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, will be Friday, July 18th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the Saturday Service at Montague United Methodist Church.
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS to the Montague United Methodist Church, Muskegon County Garden Club, or Dirt Daubers Garden Club.

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Mrs. Betty E. Barnett Of Ludington

Betty Elizabeth Barnett, 83, of Ludington, Michigan, went home to be with her Lord Jesus and loved ones on Friday, July 11, 2014.

She was born on January 17, 1931, to James Jerome Jensen and Estella Marie (Weldon) Jensen in Ludington. She attended Pere Marquette and Lakeview Elementary, graduated in the Ludington High School Class of 1949, and then attended Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant.

Betty married her LHS band sweetheart, Donald Willis Barnett, on January 6, 1951, in a candlelight service at Bethany Lutheran Church, with Rev. John Christensen officiating. The had been married for 63 years and had three children together. Douglas James was born in Long Beach, California, while Don served in the U.S. Army. Brian Carey was born in Ludington and 18 years later, Lenae Elizabeth was born, also in Ludington.

A lifelong resident of Ludington, she had served as a first aid instructor for the American Red Cross, as a crew leader for Civil Defense for Mason, Lake and Manistee Counties during the Cold War, and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was a member of Epsilon Phi sorority, had been a Sunday Bible School teacher at Bethany Lutheran Church, worked as an auditor for an engineering firm with the Pumped Storage Proect, was a head cashier at Tower Finance Corporation - Ludington Branch Office, and for many years was a receptionist and assistant at the dental clinic of Dr. Joseph Morris and Dr. Franz P. Helm. She had campaigned for the pool at O.J. DeYoung Junior High School, was active in the PTA, helped establish a kitchen at Franklin Elementary School and also took part in the local Girl Scout program.

Betty was completely dedicated to her born-again Christian faith and freely and eagerly shared it with everyone. Her favorite motto - "God, Country and Honor" - flourished in her heart and flowed in her words. Gratitude rose strongly within her. She was very grateful fo her life of God, family, friends and contents of life and service - God, Love, Truth. Bye for now... not forever.

A great and joyous part of Betty's later years was being an active member of and formulating the Living Word Church in Ludington with her husband and Lee Peterson.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Don; one sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie (Ken) Bannen of Watervliet; two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas (Linda) Barnett of Midlothian, VA and Brian (LeAnn) Barnett of Grand Rapids; one daughter and son-in-law, Lenae (Aaron) VanWagnen of Jackson; grandchildren, Christopher Barnett, Andrew (Kimberly) Barnett, Crystal Barnett, Kayla Barnett, Taralyn Barnett, Elizabeth VanWanen, Margaret VanWagnen and Katie VanWagnen; a 1 month-old great-granddaughter, Madilyn Barnett; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Klemm and Laurie Barnett; several nieces and nephews and friends.
Preceding Betty in death were her father, James J. Jensen, her mother Stella M. GeBott, her stepdad, William H. GeBott, an uncle who was like and older brother to her, Robert W. Jensen, one sister, Delores M. Pauwels, two brothers-in-law, Frank Pauwels and Norm Klemm, her faither-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Lelia Barnett, an uncle, Richard Barnett and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

VISITATION will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Clock Funeral Home of Ludington, 309 S. Washington Avenue. The FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the funeral home following the visitation, with Pastor Brian Ford officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeview Cemetery - Ludington.

MEMORIAL DONATIONS in Betty's name may be made in care of Pastor Brian Ford, Living Word Church, 316 N. Robert Street, Ludington, 49431, Michigan Kidney Association, care of the funeral home, or Scottville Senior Center, also in care of the funeral home.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all of her doctors, nurses and everyone at the Ludington Dialysis Center.

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

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Mr. Jeremiah J. Towne of Whitehall

Jeremiah James Towne, 34, of Whitehall, left us unexpectedly on July 3, 2014, to be with his Heavenly Father.

He is SURVIVED by sons Dylan James, 15, and Isaiah Brodie, 7, parents, James and Carol (Schmiedeknecht) Towne, siblings, Jessica (Matthew) Weimer, Karley Towne, Elijah (Joanna) Towne, niece, Ashlyne, nephew, Clayton, and a multitude of friends.

He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, Don and Helen Schmiedeknecht, and Clayton and Genevieve Towne, and aunt, Linda Towne.

Jeremiah worked at Ferguson Enterprise. He was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting, disc golf, and spending time with his sons, his family and his friends. Jeremiah will always be remembered for his selfless giving, his wonderful cookouts and his fierce commitment to his family. He touched many hearts and will be deeply missed.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 11 AM, at Faith Lutheran Church, 707 E. Alice St., Whitehall.

VISITING TIME: Wednesday, 6-8 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

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

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Mrs. Ilene F. Mcguire of Twin Lake

Ilene F. McGuire, age 72, died July 1, 2014. She was born November 18, 1941, in Muskegon, to William and Ione (Griffin) Stanley. She had been a homemaker all her life.

FAMILY: Floyd (Paula) McGuire of Twin Lake, William (Marge) McGuire of Muskegon, Kelly (Penny) McGuire of Lakewood Club; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

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

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

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Mr. David G. Wanderer of Ludington

David G. Wanderer, age 54, died June 28, 2014. He was born January 5, 1960, in Ludington, to Edward A. and Loretta A. (Quast) Wanderer. He was a graduate of Ludington High School and had worked at Lowe's. He was preceded in death by his parent, a sister, Judy Lemere, and a brother, Edward J. Wanderer.

FAMILY: A brother, Daniel L. (Sharon) Wanderer of Lansing; his sisters, Loretta M. Wanderer of Ludington, Ann L. Wanderer of Ludington, Rebecca Taylor of Scottvillle and Mary Dombay of Devon, England; nephews, Wayne Myers of Minneapolis and Ron (Fran) Myers of Ludington, Cory (Brooke) Taylor of Scottville, Johnny Shafer of Scottville; grand-nieces and grandnephews, Sephanie G. (Wayne) Fitch of Manistee, Jordan Myers and Madison Myers, both of Minneapolis, Cameron Myers of Ludington, Collin Myers of Ludington and Zachariah Taylor, both of Scottville, Marc (Megan) Myers of Scottville, Brynn Fitch of Manistee, Travis Myers of Manistee and Carter Myers of Scottville; brother-in-law, Doug Lemere of Ludington; friends, Clint Odean of Ludington, John Shafer of Scottville and Barb LaFreniere of Ludington.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.

DONATIONS: Wanderer Family, c/o Clock Funeral Home of Ludington, Box 458, Ludington, MI 49431.

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