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Mr.Robert Nelson Vreeland Sr. of Montague

Robert Nelson Vreeland Sr., age 69, died October 8, 2015. He was born May 26, 1946, in Lafayette, NJ, to Isaac and Eleanor Vreeland. He was married to the former Elizabeth Stafford and had worked at GHSP until retiring. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Margrette Vreeland-Allyn, in 2008.

FAMILY: His wife of 50 years, Elizabeth; 2 sons, Robert Jr. (Wendy) Vreeland of Twin Lake and Terry (D'Ann) Vreeland of Hart; 3 grandchildren, Andrew Allyn of Montague, Zakary Vreeland of Twin Lake and Katelyn Allyn of Walker; 3 sisters, Rose (Gary) Mowery of Lake Ariel, PA, Nancy Vreeland of Hamburg, NJ, and Gail (Kenny) Campbell of Sparrowbush, NJ; 1 brother, David Vreeland of Hamburg, NJ; 1 sister-in-law, Sandra Stafford of Montague; 1 brother-in-law, Randy (Selina) Stafford of Pen Argyl, PA; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

SERVICE: Private service for immediate family only.

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Mrs. Wilma E. Quick of Ludington

Wilma E. Quick, age 88, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 30, at Metro Hospital in Wyoming, Michigan.
She was born in Ludington to William E. and Audrey (Stubbs) on April 5 , 1927. She was married 63 years to Allen Quick, who preceded her in death in 2013. She had worked in housekeeping at the Oakview Medical Care Facility until retiring. She was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church (Cornerstone Baptist Church).

Surviving are her three children Marsha (Keith ) Wittebols, Lori (Rich) Cobb, Mark (Denise ) Quick; 6 grandchildren, Kristopher (Ashley) Cobb, Joseph (Jessica ) Cobb, Jennifer (Evan) Martin, Jessica (Andrew) Rogers, Samantha Ybarra, and Daniel Wier, 8 great grandchildren; a sister, Merna Nordine, a brother, William E.(Dianne) Perry, Jr., and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, October 10, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 121 N. Nelson Rd., Ludington, with Pastor Jim Peterson officiating.

Visitation will be held at 3:00 PM, until time of the service, and will have a dinner immediately following the service. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Wilma ' s name may be directed to Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441 or the Cornerstone Baptist Church /missions.

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Mr. Earl J. "Jim" Long of North Muskegon

On October 1, 2015, Earl (Jim) James Long Jr. died after a two year battle with cancer. Jim was born in Holland to Earl Sr. and Warrene (Dempsey) Long on May 7, 1963. He graduated from Whitehall High School. He was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 7 and the UAW of Muskegon for several years. His most recent employer was Challenge Manufacturing of Holland. Many consider Jim a "jack of all trades" as he worked as a journeyman, millwright, maintenance tech, welder and fabricator. Jim was an outdoorsman as he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He spent many weekends and evenings enjoying Lake Michigan on his boat with his family and friends. Jim was also well known for his goof sense of humor and his ability to fix anything broken. He was preceded in death by his father Earl Long Sr., mother Warrene (Dempsey) Long and brother, Jeffrey Allen Long.

Jim is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy (Funnell) Long; son, Richard (Katie) Long; daughter, Samantha Long; two grandchildren, Taylor and Emily Long; sisters, Christine Abbatoy, Cathleen Misze and Tonja Stone; sister-in-law, Cindy (Mike) Treml; many nieces and nephews.

VISITATION will be held from 11 AM to 12 PM with service to follow on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Laketon Bethel Reformed Church, 1568 W. Giles Rd., North Muskegon.

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

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Robert A. Smith of Rothbury

Robert Smith died on September 21, 2015.

He was born on April 16, 1941 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Robert LD Smith and Dorlene Fearthly.

FAMILY: His leaves behind his wife Barbara, a son, Lloyd D. Smith(Rothbury) , grandsons Lloyd D. Smith, Jr.(Rothbury), Robert J. Smith II,(New Era) Daniel A. Smith,(Rothbury) sisters Carlyn Morley(Ravenna), Jane Morin (Muskegon), and Cathy Finkler (Kalamazoo), brothers Bill Smith and Irvin Smith (both of Rothbury), and 7 great grand children.

He is pre-deceased by his parents and a son Robert Joe Smith.

VISITING TIME: Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 2-5 pm at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall

SERVICE: Sunday, September 27, 5 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Mary Brown officiating.

INTERMENT: Monday, September 28, 2015, at 11:00 in Rothbury at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to CLOCK FUNERAL HOME OF WHITE LAKE

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Brenda Lee Frazier of Whitehall

Brenda L. Frazier, age 42, died September 5, 2015. She was born March 12, 1973 in Shelby to Rene and Loretta (Bordeau) Frazier.

She had her Nursing degree and worked at Heartland of Whitehall. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Auxiliary.

Children, Brittany Smith and Seth Smith, her parents Rene and Loretta, her Fiance, Michael Dorman, a sister, Annette (Kenneth) Camba. Nephews, Kenneth Camba, Jr., and Jordan Camba.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 11:00 am at St. James Catholic Church, 5149 Dowling, Montague.

Monday, September 14, 6-8 PM. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:30 PM, at CLOCK FUNERAL HOME, 413 S. Mears Ave, Whitehall.

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Karel Topinka

Karel was born in Vienna, Austria to Leopold Topinka and Elizabeth Sotorova and raised in Třešť, Czechoslovakia. He attended Charles University in Prague. In 1943 he met his future wife Erika Damhof in Munich, Germany where he was her Latin Instructor. He immigrated with his family to the U.S. following WWII, where he worked at a sawmill in Halfway, Oregon until 1959. He obtained his BA at University of Idaho, followed by an MA at University of Colorado.
He taught foreign language at Ashland College in Ohio, then German and Russian at CMU in Mt. Pleasant, MI. He retired as an associate professor in 1987. He had a love for language, with education in Czech, Latin, Greek, German, Russian, English, French, and Spanish.

Karel and his wife moved to Ludington, MI in 2004. He had a great love of the outdoors and was an avid recycler long before it became fashionable.

He is survived by his wife Erika, children Dagmar Wolcott, Vera Topinka, Jan (Kay) Topinka, Marcus Topinka (Kelley Zyniewicz), Michaela Topinka (Michael Espeland), Christopher Topinka (Cathy Craven), 8 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

A private family service will be held on Saturday, August 1st at Clock Funeral Home in Ludington, MI.

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Macie Grace Dierking of Muskegon
06/02/2015 - 07/25/2015

Macie Grace Dierking, infant daughter of Michael and Rebecca(Moon) Dierking, passed peacefully in the arms of her family on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the physicians and amazing nursing staff that cared for Macie during her brief stay.

Macie was born Tuesday June 2, 2015 in Muskegon, MI. Macie is survived by her parents Michael and Rebecca (Moon) Dierking brothers: Clinton and Jackson. Grandparents; Christy Moon and Tom Syers , Curtis and Joyce Dierking; Uncle Nikolas Moon and Aunt Josie Dierking

A Celebration of Macies life will be held at the American Legion of Whitehall on Sunday August 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM
with great uncle Wallace L. Taylor officiating.

A Private Memorial Gathering has been held.

In Lieu of flowers please consider the family. 

Clock Funeral Home of White Lake has been selected to assist with arrangements 

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