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Bernice R. Korthase, 94, of Montague, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2015 at Heartland Healthcare, Whitehall, surrounded by family.

She was born October 17, 1920 in Chicago, IL to Josef and Anna Gasiorik. She married Fred Korthase of Boyne City, MI on April 25, 1948, and they settled in Montague that same year. A loving wife, mother and homemaker, who loved gardening, knitting and weaving tales.

She was a lifelong member of St. James Catholic Church, and was preceded in death by her husband Fred, sister Helen Solinski, and brother Eddie Gasiorik.

FAMILY: Celeste Korthase (Jeremy Hapner) of Eagle Rock, CA; Jerome (Marti) Korthase of Niwot, CO; Fritz (Mary) Korthase, and Tim (Tracy) Korthase of Montague, MI; 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

VISITATION: March 2, 2015 at Clock Funeral Home, Whitehall, 6-9 p.m.

MEMORIAL MASS: St. James Catholic Church, March 3, 2015 at 11 a.m., with a luncheon to follow.

MEMORIAL: May be directed to St. James Catholic Church Youth Programs, or Harbor Hospice, Muskegon.
 

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Ryan Wayne Zack of Lakewood Club

Ryan Wayne Zack, born September 19, 2014, to Bryan and Andrea (Holman) Zack, died February 12, 2015.

He was preceded in death by great-great grandparents, Leonard & Marie Eyestone and Orval & Anne Sampson, David Zack, and Harold & Irma Holman.

FAMILY: His parents, Brian and Andrea Zack; his brother, Kyle Zack; his sister, Emily Zack; maternal grandparents, Michael & Kathy Holman; paternal grandparents, Timothy & Susan Zack; great-great grandmother, Dona Zack; aunts & uncles, Gregory & Meghan Holman, David & Nancy Zack and Scott & Jackie Zack; 9 cousins, numerous great uncles & aunts and cousins, plus family friends and fire department families.

SERVICE: Was held February 18, 2015, at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake.

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

CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake (231-894-5676)
 

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Mr. Francis L. Fogg of Whitehall

Francis L. Fogg, age 79, died February 19, 2015. He was born October 28, 1935, in Shelby, to Earl O. and Elizabeth (Radics) Fogg. He was married to the former Betty J. Boehnlein on December 23, 1957. She preceded him in death. Mr. Fogg retired from Alcoa Corp.. He had proudly served in the US Army and was a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69. He was preceded in death by sisters Theresa, Helen and Margaret, and brothers, Ronal, Neil, Warren and David.

FAMILY: Daughters, Margaret (Chris) Farmer of KY and Christine (Christophe) Roucarie of France; a son, Dale (Shirley) Fogg of Montague; 8 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Fogg and John (Mari Beth) Fogg; nieces & nephews.

MEMORIAL GATHERING: Sunday, February 22, 2015, from 12-2 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

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

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

 

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Mrs. Joan K. Craymer of Ludington

Joan K. Craymer, age 84, died February 19, 2015. She was born Ocober 16, 1930, in Muskegon, to Arthur and Ruth Marie (Christiansen) Lederer. She had been a beloved wife and mother. Mrs. Craymer was a member of Torquay Pottery Society and Animal Friends League.

FAMILY: Her daughters, Tricia Mead of Cedar and Megan Kay Blount of Walkerville.

SERVICE: A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring.

DONATIONS: Lakeshore Animal Friends, Box 503, Ludington 49431.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mrs. Thelma A. Clements of Montague

Thelma A. Clements, age 78, passed away February 11, 2015. She was born April 30, 1936, in Muskegon, to Berwyn and Anna Mae (Kropf) DeCair. A lifetime homemaker, on September 25, 1954, she married Floyd Clements, who preceded her in death in 1985. She also had worked for many years at Kysor of Cadillac in Rothbury. She was a member of White Lake Congregational UCC. A loved wife, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and devoted sister. Thelma loved cooking, canning and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Ray DeCair, 2 sister-in-laws and 2 brother-in-laws.

FAMILY: Her children, Linda (Basil) Bird, Brenda (Brian) Doom, Glenda Olejarczyk, Ronald (Annette) Clements and Donald (Rita) Clements; 16 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn DeCair (Taun); a sister-in-law, Eileen DeCair; nieces & nephews; her beloved dog, Cookie.

SERVICE: Monday, February 16, 2015, at 11 AM, at White Lake Congregational UCC, 1809 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

VISITING TIME: Sunday, 2-5 PM, at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Alzheimer's Association, 1740 Village Dr., Suite 336, Muskegon, MI 49442.

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

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Mr. Frederick C. Painter of Whitehall

Fred Painter, age 74, died February 8, 2015. He was born September 15, 1940, in Benton Harbor, to Sidney and Eva (Norder) Painter. Fred had worked in construction for Boilermakers Local, retiring in 1984. Seven siblings preceded him in death.

FAMILY: His children, Todd (Joey) Painter, Timothy (Maria) Painter, Chad (Becky) Painter and Jason Painter; 7 grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Clayton, Loretta Cummings and Phyllis Jackman; nieces & nephews.

MEMORIAL GATHERING: Sunday, February 15, 2015, from 2-4 PM, at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Claybanks United Methodist Church, c/o Whitehall UMC, 117 S. Division St., Whitehall 49461.

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

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Mr. David G. Johnson of Whitehall

David G. Johnson, age 79, former long-time supervisor in Whitehall Township, died February 3, 2015. he was born May 8, 1935, in Muskegon, to Russell D. and Dorothy (Seastrom) Johnson. He attended Muskegon Community College, and on October 6, 1956, he married the former Arlene Ramthun. Mr. Johnson was Chief Production Supervisor at E. I. DuPont de Niemors prior to retiring in in 1990, working there for 36 years. He was also a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Whitehall. Serving his community, Mr. Johnson was Whitehall Township Supervisor and Assessor for over 30 years, and a former member of the Michigan Township Association. He was preceded in death by a son, Dale Johnson.

FAMILY: His wife, Arlene; a son, Randall (Eva Marie) Johnson; a daughter, Lisa (Roel) Acuna; a daughter-in-law, Sherrie (David) Ramthun; grandchildren, Sara (Adam) Sylvester, Steffanie (Daniel) Osborn, Samantha Johnson (fiancÚ, Dustin Herriman), Nicholas Johnson, Nathan Johnson, Rachel Acuna, Rebekah Acuna and David Acuna; great grandchildren, Kaiden Sylvester, Ethan Sylvester and Emilia Osborn; brothers, Richard (Dorothy) Johnson and Ronald (Carol) Johnson; an aunt, Arlene Brooks; a cousin, Ed Brooks; nieces and nephews.

SERVICE: Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 11 AM, at Faith Lutheran Church, 707 E. Alice St., Whitehall.

VISITING TIME: Friday, 4-7 PM at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake.

DONATIONS: Building 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. Carol L. Fichter of New Era

Carol L. Fichter, age 75, died February 1, 2015. She was born December 22, 1939, in Muskegon, to Orando "Shep" J. and Beulah "Boots" (Westerlund) Shepard.  She was married to Lanson "Lance" Fichter on June 15, 1962. Mrs. Fichter earned a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University and had taught school at Hidden Treasure Christian School in Greenville, SC, for 30 years, retiring in 1993. She was a member of Heritage Bible Church in Ferry Township. Mrs. Fichter was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lee Shepard.                      

FAMILY: Her husband, Lance; daughter, Karen (Mark) Bixler; sons, Todd Fichter, Ross (Carolyn Taylor) Fichter and Eric (Laura Oakes) Fichter; 16 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter.

SERVICE: Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 11 AM, at New Era Reformed Church, New Era.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of Heritage Bible Church, Box 309, Hart, 49420.

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

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Mrs. Donna E. Krohn of Whitehall

Donna E. Krohn, age 84, died Thursday, January 29, 2015. She was born November 19, 1930, in Muskegon, to Bert H. and Eva (Magnuson) Kanaar. A graduate of Muskegon High School, on May 22, 1948. She married Joseph H. Smith, on March 10 1975. She had worked as Manager of East Muskegon Roofing & Sheet Metal in North Muskegon for 20 years, and became owner and operator after Mr. Smith died. Donna retired in 1982. On April 30, 1983, she married Dr. Ned D. Krohn.

Mrs. Krohn was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Lakewood Club. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Smith, a brother, Ronald Kanaar and a sister-in-law, Vivian Kanaar.

FAMILY: Her husband, Ned; a son, James J. Smith of Twin Lake, a sister-in-law, Marcia Kanaar; 5 step-children, Dr. Michael (Carrie) Krohn, Nedra (Michael) Joseph, Jana Zylstra, Tim Krohn and John (Nicole) Krohn; 10 grandchildren.

MEMORIAL MASS: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 1 PM, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, 150 Church St., Lakewood Club.

VISITING TIME: 12:00 PM (Noon) until service time at the church.

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

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Mr. Larry K. Painter of Montague

Larry K. Painter, age 71, of Montague, passed away January 25, 2015, at home. He was born July 18, 1943, in Benton Harbor, to Sidney and Eva (Norter) Painter. On May 18, 1968, he married the former Linda Friday. Mr. Painter worked at Howmet Corp., in Whitehall, for 35 years until retiring 2001.

Larry proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from August 1962 to March 1966. On March 8, 1965, he was a member of the Battalion Landing Team 3/9, the first official ground troops in Danang, Vietnam.

Larry was actively involved in the White Lake community. He was a Life member and Past-Commander of White Lake VFW Post #3256, where he served on the Honor Squad for many years, and he was a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69. In 1980, he co-chaired the first Settler Days in the White Lake area. He was also actively involved in the Old Newsies.
Larry had many passions. He was an avid fan of all Montague athletics. He enjoyed transporting people to Wildcat games. He also loved music. He enjoyed spending time with his family at bluegrass festivals and karaoke events, and attending local talent shows. He organized several teen talent shows in the White Lake area.

Larry had a big heart and always wanted to help others. He found great pride and joy in supporting his daughter, Lara, in her teaching career at Shelby High School, and his daughter, Tara, in her singing endeavors. He loved his grandsons, Payton and Chase, and was learning to wear purple to support them in their participation in Shelby athletics.

Mr. Painter was preceded in death by five brothers, Russell, Sidney Jr., Robert, Ronald and Howard, and one sister, Donna, and his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda (Friday) Painter, of Montague; daughters, Lara (Keith) Kludy of Montague and Tara (Charlie) Mero of Rothbury; grandsons, Payton ad Chase Mero of Rothbury; brother, Frederick Painter of Muskegon; sisters, Dorothy Clayton of Montague, Loretta (Isaac) Rodriquez of Richmond, IN, and Phyllis Jackman of Richmond, IN; his mother-in-law, Jean (McGuire) Prochaska of Bean Station, TN. He was also blessed with several special brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

SERVICE: Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 4 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, with nephews Carl Cumings and John Painter delivering the eulogy. A MILITARY SALUTE will be conducted by White Lake VFW Post #3256 at the funeral home. Interment and graveside services will take place in the Spring at Hubbard Cemetery in White River Township.

VISITING TIME: Saturday, 2-4 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: White Lake VFW Post #3256, 9370 Walsh Rd., Montague 49437 or Old Newsboys, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.

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

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