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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.

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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.

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Mrs. Monica E. Gregones of Ludington

Monica Elizabeth Gregones, 85, of Ludington, passed away peacefully at Oakview Nursing Home after complications from stroke on September 5th,2014.

She was born August 13th,1929 in Ludington to Casimir and Elizabeth Izdebski. Monica was a member of the St. Stanislaus Rosary Society and St. Simonís Catholic Church. She married William Gregones, also of Ludington, on October 7th, 1950 at St. Stanislaus Church. Monica was an organist at both St. Stanislaus and St. Simonís parishes. She worked for the Tamper Company and later as a medical billing clerk at Memorial Medical Center, retiring in 1994. After her retirement, she enjoyed sewing, reading and spending time with family.

Monica is predeceased by her loving husband William Gregones and their children James and William Jr.; two infant daughters, Donna Marie and Patricia, and infant son Thomas.

Surviving are her son Richard, of Ludington; former daughters in law Nancy Bentz and Laurie Allison also of Ludington; two grandchildren Rachel (Amos) Vryhof of North Syracuse, New York and, Jerry (Justine Fortney) Gregones of Nashua, New Hampshire; two great-grandsons, Hunter Dorling of North Syracuse and Zachary Gregones of Nashua; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 10th from 1-2 p.m. at St. Simonís Catholic Church, 702 E. Bryant Ave., Ludington, with Mass of Christian Burial to follow with the Rev. Fr. Wayne B. Wheeler Jr., celebrant. A private burial will be in Pere Marquette Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the St. Simonís Food Pantry or a charity of choice.

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

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Mrs. Helen Squires (widow of Ron) of Muskegon (formerly of Montague)

Helen Squires, age 81 , died August 25, 2014.

SERVICE: Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 11 AM, at Montague United Methodist Church, 8555 Cook St., Montague, with the Rev. Mary Brown officiating.

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

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Seth Walkendorf of Muskegon

On August 23rd, the world lost a very special human being, Seth Walkendorf, who is now in a much better place than us. Seth was a caring soul and friend to all. Seth was born on March 5th, 1993, in Muskegon, Michigan, to Beth A. Budde and John Walkendorf. No child was ever so welcome to a family and it was a wonderfu day for us all. Seth was wise beyond his years and caring to a fault.

His passions in life were - friends, fishing, two-tracking, bonfires and just being a good ole' boy! Hew was also a proud member of the Holton American Legion, as well.

Besides his parents, Seth leaves his 2 brothers:
Nick and wife Natalie, and their children, Mason & Madelyn Armstrong;
Adam and wife Lorie, and their pup, Echo;
Best good friends, Zack Ductcher, Bobby Gluc and Carlos Soliz;
as well as a host of Aunts, Uncles Nieces, Nephews, cousins, and too many friends to mention.

Please join us to Celebrate His Life and many wonderful memories on Thursday, August 28th, 2014, for VISITING HOURS at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave, Whitehall, from 5-8 PM, and again on Friday, August 29th, for fellowship at VFW Post #7729, 6285 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon, from 1-3 PM.


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

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Mr. Keith A. Lownds of Montague

Keith A. Lownds, age 81, went Home to be with his Savior, on August 22, 2014. He was born December 7, 1932, in New Baltimore, Michigan, to Glenn and Mabel (Card) Lownds. On September 10, 1954, he married the former Mavis Weesies. Keith was a dedicated member of New Era Christian Reformed Church and a founding member of the Counselor's Quartet, with whom he sang for over 20 years. He worked for 45 years for Consumer's Power Company before retiring. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Myrna Lownds and Beryl Newbauer.

FAMILY: His wife, Mavis; his children, Norman (Laura) Lownds of East Lansing, Tim (Lisa) Lownds of Whitehall, Bruce (Jacki) Lownds of Holton and Dan (Wanda) Lownds of Whitehall; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Kelli Aebig; a brother, Roy (Jan) Lownds.

VISITING HOURS: Monday, August 25, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

SERVICE: Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 11 AM, at New Era Christian Reformed Church, 1820 Ray Ave. , New Era, with Rev. Greg Dyk officiating. Interment will be in Oakgrove Cemetery, Montague.

DONATIONS: New Era Christian School, 1901 Oak St., New Era 49446 or Heartland Hospice, 3230 Eagle Park Dr. NE, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.

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

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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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