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Mr. Leo L. Gagnon Sr. of Twin Lake
Mr. Lincoln V. Gale of Muskegon
Mr. Keith, E. Gascho of Montague
Mrs. Ruth A. Gerhart of Whitehall
Mrs. Dorothy C. Gibbs (Widow of William Sr.) of Whitehall 
Mrs. Donna L. (Read) Hubbard-Gibson of Whitehall
Mr. Jon S. Glassner of Montague 
Mrs. Margaret H. Godshall of Montague
Mrs. Patricia N. Whiting Goeres of Rothbury (widow of Walter) 

Mr. Clifford E. Goericke of Montague
Mr. Lowell Douglas "Doug" Goodrich of Montague
Mrs. Emma "Jean" Grady of Whitehall
Mrs. Patricia Lynn Grant of Whitehall
Mr. Douglas J. Grattafiori of New Era
Mr. Terry A. Gravengood of Whitehall
Jeanette M. Greenwald of Ludington
Mrs. Mae V. (Misek) Greinke (Widow of Ralph) of Montague 
Mr. L. Dale "L. D." Grieve of Montague 
Mrs. Phyllis A. Griffin of Montague (widow of Keith)

Mrs. Anita M. Groos of Whitehall
Mr. Willard E. Grossenbacher of Whitehall 
Mrs. Wanda M. Haas of Whitehall 

Mrs. Mary H. Hale of Whitehall
Mr. Bruce E. Hall of Montague
Mr. Kenneth R. Hampel of Whitehall
Mr. Raymond M. Hams Jr. of Montague

Mr. John Hansen (husband of Jackie) of Whitehall
Mr. Jack K. Harmon
Sally “Sal” Harris of Whitehall
Mr. Kenneth Harrison of Whitehall
Beldon P. Hasty
Mr. Clyde O. Hatch of Whitehall 
Mr. Robert, H. Hathaway of Muskegon
Mrs. Gladys Ethel (Stevens) Hay of Whitehall 

Mary J. Heath of Montague
Mrs. Marian J. Hedlund of Whitehall
Mrs. Donna B. (Johnson) Hein (Widow Of Gus) Of Whitehall
Mrs. Lura L. "Pattie" Heller of Montague
Mrs. Fern L. Henriksen of Montague 

Mr. Jesse W. Hepworth of Whitehall
Mr. Allen B. Higgins of Montague, Mi (formerly of Berwyn, IL)
Rita J. Hignutt of Whitehall
Mr. Wendell P. Hill of Whitehall
Mrs. Ramona S. Hines of Whitehall
Bennett W. Hoffman "Ben" of Montague
Mr. Eric M. Hoglund of Norton Shores
Mrs. Barbara R. Holmblade of Whitehall 
Mr. John T. Holmblade of Alma (formerly of Whitehall)
Mrs. Beverly J. Holy Of Lakewood Club
Mrs. Virginia M. Holy of Whitehall
Mrs. Velma M. Hopkins of Montague
Mrs. Kathleen M. Houghteling of Whitehall
Mr. Leonard M. Houghton of Rothbury
Mr. Robert C. Houseman of Muskegon
Mr. William L. "Bill" Hubbard Of Whitehall 
Mr. Richard K. "Dick" Hughes of Florida & Montague
Mrs. Dorothy A. Hulce of Twin Lake  
Mr. Glen A. "Buz" Hulet of Montague

 

Mrs. Doris M. "Dorie" (O'connell) Hunt of Whitehall
Mrs. Esther L. Hunt of Montague
Mrs. Margaret Cook Hunt of  Whitehall
Mrs. Gertrude A. Hunter (widow of William) Whitehall 
Mr. Harry E. Huston Sr. of Whitehall
Mrs. Carol I. Hysell of Montague
Marilynn Elaine Irey of Whitehall
Mr. Donald V. Iverson "My Don" of Whitehall
Mr. Charles E. "Chewy" Jackson Sr. of  Manistee
Mr. Russell M. Jackson of Muskegon
Mr. William A. Jackson Jr. of Montague 
Mrs. Laura A. Jacobs (widow of Dean) of Montague
Mr. Jay A. Jager Sr. of Montague 
Mr. Scott A. Jager of Montague
Mrs. Betty L. Johnson of Montague
Mr. Hans J. Johnson of Montague
Mr. Leo G. Johnson of Montague 
Mr. Herbert W. Jones of Montague
Mr. Terry L. Kamhout of Rothbury 
Andrea K. Kelly of Twin Lake 

Mrs. Twila E. Kemp of Whitehall
Lacey M. Kessler of Montague 
Mrs. Mary E. Kessler (widow of Henry) of Montague
Mrs. Marleis J. "Jeannette" Kesteloot Of North Muskegon 
Mrs. Carolyn Joy Kies-Genson of North Muskegon
Mrs. Ruth E. Kinsey of Whitehall
Mrs. Dorothy A. Klaus of Montague
Mr. Carl A. Klotz Jr. of  Hesperia 
Mr. David J. Knapp of Rothbury 
Mrs. Lucille N. Knapp of Spring Lake (formerly of Whitehall)
Mrs. Daisy B. Hill Knollinger, of Whitehall 

Mr. Joseph C. Kollaritsch of Whitehall
Mrs. Irma Kollaritsch of  Montague
Mr. Jack R. Kooyers of Whitehall
Mrs. Charlotte J. Kowalski (widow of Bruno) of Montague 
Mrs. Ruth Irene (Mund) Kowalski
Mrs. Alice I. Kozicki of Montague
Mrs. Jeanette R. Kreger of Montague 
Mr. Albert L. Kroll "Shorty" of  Montague 
Carol A. Thomas Kroll of Muskegon (formerly of Montague)
Mrs. Rhonda Pickard Henderson Kubon of North Muskegon
Mr. Henry J. Jr. "Hank" Laham of Whitehall 
Louise Parrilla Lang of East Stroudsburg, PA
Mrs. Margerie M. LaPree of Montague
Mary J. Larson of North Muskegon 
Mrs. Martha M. Lash of Montague
Mrs. Donna M. Schmitt Lathers of Whitehall 
Clyde Edward LeTarte of Saint Simons Island Georgia (formerly of Whitehall)
Mrs. Jacqueline D. Lewis of Montague 
Mr. Donald W. Lipka of Montague 
Mrs. Carol Lynne Ford Lohman of Montague
Mr. Clifford N. Longcore of Whitehall
Mrs. Thelma M. Longcore of Whitehall  
Ms. Enrica Ranae Lorenz of Wyoming, MI 

Mrs. Collette M. Loss of Twin Lake
Mr. Keith A. Lownds of Montague
Mr. Fred W. Loy of Whitehall
Mrs. Adelle L. Lucas (widow of Boyce) (formerly of Whitehall)
Mr. James H. Luttrull Sr. of Montague
Mrs. Sandra J. Lutz LPN of Muskegon
Mrs. Virginia H. Lynn (Widow of Robert) of North Muskegon

   
   

Mr. Leo L. Gagnon Sr. of Twin Lake

Mr. Gagnon, age 81, died Monday, June 14, 2010. He was born May 9, 1929, in Muskegon, to Leo and Leota (Misner) Gagnon. He had worked at CWC as a welder, and later a supervisor, for 31 years, retiring in 1984. Proudly serving his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, Mr. Gagnon was a member of American Legion Post #225 in Fremont. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 1 brother.

FAMILY: His children, Frank (Frances) Gagnon of Spring Lake, Dawn (Jeff) McPherson of Spring Lake, Leo Jr. (Lori) Gagnon of Fremont, Gary (Lori) Gagnon of Whitehall, Chris (Karen) Gagnon of North Muskegon; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 sister; 2 brothers; his long-time love, Ernestine Cleveland of Twin Lake.

SERVICE: Friday, June 18, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall, with Mr. Keith E. Olds officiating. Interment will be made in East Dalton-Oakhill Cemetery in North Muskegon where a Military Salute will be conducted.

VISITING HOURS: Thursday, 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: American Cancer Society, 12723 N. Bellwood, Suite 20, Holland 49424.
 

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Mr. Lincoln V. Gale of Muskegon

Lincoln
V. Gale, age 88, died peacefully at his home, July 26, 2011, surrounded by his family.  He was born June 30, 1923, in Muskegon, to Augustus and Hilda (Lederle) Gale. Proudly serving in the US Navy during World War II, he was married to the former Lois (Archambeau) Boonstra, who preceeded him in death in 2001. He worked for many years in sales, last working as an associate at Pine Street Furniture Co.  Mr. Gale was a member of Don Rea VFW Post #8846 and a Life member of Muskegon Eagles Aerie 668. He was preceeded in death by an infant daughter, May, his parents and brothers, Gerrol Gale, Truman Gale, Marvin Gale and Stan Gale.

FAMILY: Very special friend, Delores Brems of Muskegon; his children, Alan (Ofelia) Worrell of CA, Debbie Smith of Grand Rapids, Diane (Jerry) Januzzi of Gaylord, Alan (Patti) Gale, Laura Gale and David (Louise) Archambeau, all of Muskegon; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Virginia Lynn, Sally (Lynn) Felt, Carol (James) Johnston and Lois Kinstner; 3 brothers, Robert Gale, Carl (Dottie) Gale and Everett (Kelley) Gale;  and numerous nieces & nephews.

MEMORIAL GATHERING AND MILITARY SALUTE: Friday, August 19, 2011, at 12:00 PM, at Don Rea VFW Post #8846,  1061 Witham Dr., North Muskegon.

DONATIONS: American Cancer Society, 12723 N. Bellwood, Suite 20, Holland 49424.

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Mr. Keith, E. Gascho of Montague

Keith Edward Gascho Sr. of Montague, Michigan, joined his Heavenly Father on August 4, 2010. Keith was born to Edgar and Vivian (Bittner) Gascho on June 25, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. He married Janice Lee Hulce on July 25, 1970. They lived in the White Lake, Montague area where they raised their three sons, for 38 years.  Keith had a Bachelor of Science in Education from Wayne State University and a Master of Divinity from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He spent the last 8 years of his career as a design engineer working at L3 Communications. Keith was a Godly man whose example impacted the lives of many people. Although he was quiet by nature, his faith was made well known to all by the way he lived his life.  He was quite involved in church ministries and enjoyed teaching an adult Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife Janice Lee (Hulce) Gascho, and sons Edward (Becky) Gascho, Alan (Traci) Gascho, Keith Gascho Jr.; brother, Richard (Vicki) Gascho; and three grandchildren, Hannah, Kayla, and Aidan.

SERVICE: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Bridge Bible Church, 5035 Henry St., Muskegon, with the Rev. Eric J. Strattan and the Rev. Robby Richardson officiating. Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery-Montague.

VISITING HOURS: Monday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441 or Wings of Mercy, 10720 Adams St., Holland 49423-9153.

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Mrs. Ruth A. Gerhart of Whitehall 

Ruth Alma Gerhart, age 84, died February 21, 2010. She was born November 2, 1925, in Kokomo, Indiana, to Cadle C. and Rose Marie (Gray) Irick. She was married to James M. Gerhart, who preceded her in death in 2002. Ruth and Jim moved to Whitehall in 1970. Mrs. Gerhart worked in various dental practices in Muskegon and Norton Shores until retiring. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters.

She is survived by her children, James Cadle (Cheri) Gerhart and Elaine R. (Royce) Fillmore, her grandchildren, James I. Gerhart and Margaret E. Gerhart, and a great-grandson, Jack M. Gerhart.

FUNERAL LITURGY: Thursday, February 25, 2010, at 1:00 PM, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, 150 Church St., Lakewood Club, with the Rev. Fr. Donn P. Tufts presiding. Interment will be made in Oakhurst Cemetery-Whitehall.

VISITING HOURS: Thursday, 12:00 PM (Noon) until service time, at the church in Lakewood Club.

DONATIONS: Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441 or Christian Care Senior
Care, 1150 McLaughlin Ave., Muskegon 49442
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Mrs. Dorothy C. Gibbs (Widow of William Sr.) of Whitehall 

Dorothy C. Gibbs, age 86, died June 26, 2010. She was born October 8, 1923 in Claybanks Township, Oceana County, to August and Clara (Jonseck) Schmiedeknecht. In 1946, she married William H. Gibbs Sr., who preceded her in death in 1993. Mrs. Gibbs had been a homemaker all her life and was a communicant member of St. James Lutheran Church in Montague. She was preceded in death by a sister, Katharine, and a brother, LeRoy.

FAMILY: A daughter, June (Larry) Halgren; a son, Lou (Barb) Gibbs; 7 grandchildren, Kristie Eilers, Pam (Sonny) Stock, Michael Gibbs, Brian Puls, John Puls, Andrea Tanner and Stephanie Giorio; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Donna Sharp; a brother, Warren Schmiedeknecht; several nieces & nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, August 6, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague, with the Rev. John W. Brooks officiating.

DONATIONS: Building Fund of St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague 49437.
 

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Mrs. Donna L. (Read) Hubbard-Gibson of Whitehall

Donna Lee Hubbard-Gibson, (nee, Read), age 69, passed peacefully August 13, 2012, with family by her side at home. Born February 15, 1943, to Lincoln L. Read and Volene M. Nicholson, in Springfield, Massachusetts. She moved to Montague in 1955, where she grew up, and lived ever since. On June 20, 1964, she married William S. Hubbard, who preceded her in death in 1990. She then married Richard L. "Gibby" Gibson on January 20, 1995, and he preceded her in death in 2003. Upon graduation at Montague High School, Donna went on to Muskegon School of Business and graduated in 1962. After graduation, she moved to Washington, DC,and worked for the FBI. She returned to Michigan in '63 and went on to work for Brunswick Corporation, Michigan Catalog Printers, Comerica Bank, Howmet Employee Credit Union, and Abby White Lake News Co. Donna retired in 1997 and decided to travel. She loved spending time with family and friends,and was a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69 Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a son, William L. "Billy" Hubbard, in 2011.

FAMILY: A daughter, Karen Hubbard (Don Manies) of Twin Lake; 3 grandchildren, Jamie Hubbard (Justin McMillen) of Petoskey, Joshua Hubbard of Petoskey and Jesse Hubbard-Scott of Saginaw; 1 great-granddaughter, Aliyah Mader; special family friends, Julia (Mark) Riggs and Pam (David) Clark.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Will be held on September 9, 2012 from 1-3 PM, at Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, 703 E. Colby St., in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Pound Buddies, 1300 E. Keating Ave., Muskegon 49442.
 

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Mr. Jon S. Glassner of Montague 

Jon S. Glassner, age 37, died July 28, 2010. He was born March 21, 1973, to Stephen and Deborah (Aurich) Glassner. On January 25, 2003, he married the former Carol Grant. A graduate of Holton High School, he was a self-employed masonary contractor, owner of Jon Glassner Construction Co., and had attended Fifth Reformed Church in North Muskegon.

FAMILY: His wife, Carol; 4 children, Curtis Glassner, Jaeger Glassner, Joliene Glassner and Kevin Aishe; his parents, Stephen & Deborah Glassner; a grandmother, Joann Aurich; 1 sister, Melissa Bradley; 1 brother, Kurt (Melissa) Glassner; other special family members, aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews.

SERVICE: Monday, August 2, 2010, at 11 AM, at Fifth Reformed Church, 2330 Holton Rd., North Muskegon, with the Rev. Kevin S. Pyecraft officiating.

VISITING HOURS: Sunday, 3-5 PM, at Fifth Reformed Church in North Muskegon.

DONATIONS: Glassner Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall 49461-0128.
 

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Mrs. Margaret H. Godshall of Montague

Margaret H. Godshall, age 83, died April 11, 2012. She was born August 20, 1928, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, to Augustus and Helena (Rodenbough) Rode. On July 8, 1950, she married Narberth Godshall, in Bellair, Maryland. Mr. Godshall preceded her in death. Mrs. Godshall had been a homemaker most of her life, living in the White Lake area the past 20 years. She was a member of Crosswinds Fellowship in North Muskegon. She was preceded in death by her parents and 17 siblings.

FAMILY: 1 daughter, Debbie (Bill) Fillmore; 5 sons, William (Katrina) Godshall, Narby Godshall Jr., Douglas (Dusty) Godshall, Steven Godshall and Tracy Godshall; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Theresa Rode.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Monday, April 16, 2012, at 3:00 PM, at Crosswinds Fellowship, 1910 Ruddiman Ave., North Muskegon, with the Rev. William A. Fillmore officiating.

DONATIONS: General Fund of Crosswinds Fellowship, 1910 Ruddiman Ave., North Muskegon, 49445.

 

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Mrs. Patricia N. Whiting Goeres of Rothbury (widow of Walter) 

Patricia N. Whiting Goeres, age 72, died September 10, 2010, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born May 15, 1938, in Hart, to George and Charlotte (Beardsley) Whiting. On September 7, 1988, she married Walter Goeres, who preceded her in death in 2007. Mrs. Goeres was a homemaker all her life and a loving caregiver to family members who needed assistance. She was a member of White Lake VFW Post #3256 Auxiliary and Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69 Auxiliary. Pat loved gardening, fishing, wildlife and the outdoors. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jay A. Holm and Roger G. Holm, and a brother, George E. Whiting.

FAMILY: 2 daughters, Debra VanderLeest of Montague and Dawn (Patrick) Miehlke of Manistee; 2 sons, Dennis (Karen) Holm of TN and Michael (Teresa) Holm of OH; step-children, Walter Lee (Tina) Goeres of AZ, Robert (Kim) Goeres of AZ, Marlisa Ann (Bruce) Bradfield of Cadillac and Heidi (Andrew) Rynberg of Hesperia; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at 2:00 PM, at White Lake VFW Post #3256, 9370 Walsh Rd., Montague.

VISITING HOURS: One hour prior to service time, October 5, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM, at VFW Post #3256 in Montague.

DONATIONS: Goeres Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall 49461 or American Cancer Society, 12723 N. Bellwood, Suite 20, Holland 49424.
 

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Mr. Clifford E. Goericke of Montague

Clifford E. Goericke, age 82, died November 3, 2011, at his home with his family at his side. He was born December 23, 1928, in Muskegon, to Otto and Thelma (Ball) Goericke. A graduate of Muskegon Heights High School, where he excelled in track & field and held long standing records in the pole vault. On November 29, 1952, in Muskegon, he married the former Marian L. Bither. A pattern maker by trade, he had worked at several pattern shops until retiring. Mr. Goericke was an avid golfer, enjoyed bowling and loved farming. He was a Life member of White Lake Eagles Aerie #3214. Clifford was a kind and gentle man who loved his family and taught his family to appreciate nature and be kind to animals. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Karla, in 1981, a son, Russell, in 2001, and a brother, Douglas Goericke.
FAMILY: His wife, Marian; 1 son, William (Julie) Goericke of Spring Lake; 3 daughters, Jeanne (Garth) Aslakson of Cadillac, Janet (Jon) Chambers of Sparta and Mary Goericke of Coopersville; 4 grandchildren, Emily, Rebecca, Jared and Alyssa; a special niece, Michelle Jensen.

SERVICE: Monday, November 7, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at Clock Chapel - Whitehall. Interment will be made in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Montague.

VISITING TIME: Sunday, 4-7 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Pet's Best Friends, Box 66, Montague, 49437 or West MI Spay and Neuter Clinic, 6130 Airline Rd., Fruitport, 49415.
 

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Mr. Lowell Douglas "Doug" Goodrich of Montague

Mr. Doug Goodrich, age 77, passed away peacefully after a long illness. He was born February 19, 1932, in Shelby, to Lowell E. and Helen (Parker) Goodrich.

On March 14, 1953, he married the former Doris H. Pedersen, who preceded him in death in 2005. He proudly served in the US Army for two years. Doug was co-owner and operator of Meyer Plumbing & Heating 1959 until 1977, then later Meyer Well Drilling from 1977 until 1982.He also was licensed in the areas of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, Class A Boilers and as a contractor, as well as being a registered inspector, serving in White River Township, Oceana County and Holton Township. Doug also enjoyed participating in the annual Showboat Musical and loved to entertain children as a clown in the annual White Lake Christmas Parade. He was a member White Lake Eagles Aerie #3214 and Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Duane Goodrich and a sister, Jean Benson.

FAMILY: 1 son, David (Carrie) Goodrich; 2 daughters, Deborah (Craig) Harris and Diane (Peter) Fitzgerald; grandchildren, Kristina (Keil), Brandon, Tiffany, Scott, Katelyn, Matthew and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Eirwen and Isley; a sister, Joyce Flanders. Special friends Letty, Missy, John and Mary.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Sunday, August 9, 2009, at 3:00 PM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall, with Mr. James K. Tanis officiating.

VISITING HOURS: Sunday, 1-3 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: MI Parkinson Foundation, 30400 Telegraph Rd., Suite 150, Bingham Farms, MI 48025 or MAPS Scholarship Fund in Memory of Doug Goodrich, 4900 Stanton Blvd., Montague 49437.
 

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Mrs. Emma "Jean" Grady of Whitehall

Emma Jean Grady, age 88, died peacefully in her sleep on March 5, 2013, after a long illness. She was born October 14, 1924, in Whitehall, to Archie W. and Minnie F. (Chumney) Anderson. She graduated from Whitehall High School and Muskegon Business College and later worked as an administrative assistant at DuPont de Neimors and later for Attorney Allan VanderPloeg. On June 1, 1963, she married the love of her life, Eugene F. Grady, who preceded her in death. They traveled extensively about the U.S. Jean enjoyed scenic photography and took pleasure in sharing slide shows of their many trips. Jean was a long-standing and active member of Whitehall United Methodist Church and the Anne Circle of the church, White Lake Women's Club, Business & Professional Women and White Lake Historical Society. A brother, Dudley, preceded her in death.

FAMILY: Step-sons, Gerald (Janet) Grady and Ronald (Vivian) Grady; brother, Wendell (Betty Jo) Anderson of Whitehall; sister-in-law, Doris Anderson of Lansing; several nieces and nephews who were very important in her life.

SERVICE: Graveside services and a luncheon will be announced at a later date.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of Whitehall United Methodist Church, 117 S. Division St., Whitehall 49461.
 

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Mrs. Patricia Lynn Grant of Whitehall

Patricia L. "Pat" Grant, age 69, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011. She was born January 19, 1942 to Earl and Edith (Staple) Johnston. On July 9, 1960 she married Donald Grant, her husband of 52 years. Pat spent her adult life caring for others. she first opened "Patsy's Homestead Adult Foster Care" for the elderly, then cared for developmentally disabled adults for 18 years until retirement in 2001. Mrs. Grant was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Edith, a brother Doug, and a sister Peggy.

FAMILY; Her husband Donald, one daughter Kathy Williams (Rob Hunt), two sons: Ken (Kelly) and Mark (Dawn) Grant. Grand children Amanda (Jared) Wiggins, Dustin Williams, Kyle, Kandas and Kainan Grant, Alex Ellison, Jodi Barker, Sami and Josh Grant, Great grand children Madison and Clayton Wiggins and Logan Bluhm. She is also survived by a twin sister Bonnie , sister Nancy and several nieces and nephews.

SERVICE; Saturday, November 26, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. at Life Change Church, 3084 Whitehall Rd., North Muskegon, MI, with Pastor Mark Hacker officiating.

VISITING TIME; Saturday,November 26, 2011, from 10:00 til 11:00, at the church in North Muskegon.

DONATIONS: American Cancer Society, Northwest Michigan Office,129 Jefferson SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
 

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Mr. Douglas J. Grattafiori of New Era 

Douglas J. Grattafiori, age 46, died December 30, 2010. He was born October 2, 1964, in Dearborn, to Charles and Assunta "Sue" (Chiesa) Grattafiori. On August 20, 1988, he married the former Jan Braithwaite. Doug worked for Andrie Inc. in Muskegon.

FAMILY: His wife, Jan; a son, Charlie Grattafiori of New Era; his parents, Charles & Sue Grattafiori of Montague; 2 sisters, Cathy Grattafiori of Livonia and Lisa Myers of Redford; a brother, Mark (Shelly) Grattafiori of Rothbury.

MEMORIAL MASS: Thursday, January 6, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at St. James Catholic Church, 5179 Dowling St., Montague, with the Rev. Fr. Donn P. Tufts presiding.

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

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Mr. Terry A. Gravengood of Whitehall

Terry Arthur Gravengood, age 73, died April 1, 2012. He was born September 27, 1938, in Manistee, to Henry and Nellie (Shie) Gravengood. He had worked as a chemical operator at Bofors-Lakeway Chemical Co. until retiring. Terry enjoyed his dog, Harley, flying radio-control airplanes, trains, R/C cars and video games. He was a member of Port City R/C Club. Terry was preceded in death by his parents.

FAMILY: Three children, Jody (Paul) Liebing, Amy (Rob) Smith and Scott (Marilyn) Gravengood; 5 grandchildren, Josh, Sabre, Shyenne, Vincent and Adonnica; 1 great-grandchild, Ariana; a brother, Roger (Ruth) Gravengood; 2 nieces; 5 great-nephews; special friends, Ken Kelly, Marilyn Brown and Fran Brown.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, April 5, 2012, at 1 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, with the Rev. Verne D. Wright officiating.

VISITING TIME: Thursday, 11 AM - 1 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

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

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Jeanette M. Greenwald of Ludington

Jeanette M. Greenwald (84) of Ludington, MI passed away peacefully on May 28, 2012 in Waterford, MI surrounded by family.

Born Marie Jeanette Pioszak in Ludington on April 27, 1928, her parents were William and Joanna Pioszak. Jeanette lost her father when she was just five, leaving her mother Joanna to raise nine children alone in Ludington’s 4th Ward.

All of Jeanette’s siblings preceded her in death.

Jeanette attended Pere Marquette Elementary School, and she always recalled her love for track, garnering twelve first-place wins in the sport. Friends remembered her long hair waving in the wind as she ran. Jeanette graduated from Ludington High School in 1946. She worked as a Western Union clerk, living briefly in South Haven. Jeanette met the dashing young Jack Greenwald, also of Ludington, and they married in St. Stanislaus Church in 1951. They shared 58 years of marriage and raised five children together. Jeanette was devoted to Jack, and he to her. They were best friends, and shared an active life together until Jack died in 2009.

Family meant everything to Jeanette. Her five children are Dan Greenwald, of Omaha, Nebraska; Patti (Kenton) Matsumoto, of Waterford, Michigan; Jan (Jay) Fortier of Jenison, Michigan; John (Jeannie) Greenwald, of Atlantic Beach, Florida; and Deb Greenwald of Harbor Springs, Michigan. She was a loving mom, and when the grandchildren came along, she had the joy of children all over again.

Jeanette was the grandma every child should have, and these kids, did. In order of appearance, they are: Melissa (Joe) Pfluger; Jason Fortier; Sara Fortier (Jeffrey Kenzie); Jamie Fortier; Kaylan Matsumoto; Kristin Matsumoto; Parker Greenwald; Lily Greenwald; and Maggie Greenwald. Jeanette enjoyed many years as a grandmother, and had a youthful demeanor with them all. Each of them has their own special memories of her – adventures and cookies and thoughtful presents for each of them. She loved all holidays, and enjoyed decorating for them, and celebrating particularly when the whole family gathered at home, in Ludington.

When her youngest child was in elementary school, Jeanette went to work at the Mason County Sheriff’s department, and had a career there for eighteen years. She served as the administrative assistant (and was made a deputy!), and always impressed the younger grandkids when she’d show them her badge. She retired in 1988, and always had a special connection to the sheriff’s office.

Jeanette had a pleasant retirement and many great years with her husband, traveling some – and spending time with their kids and grandkids. Jeanette beat breast cancer in 1992-93. She was diagnosed with stage three cancer and bravely endured the surgery and chemotherapies. She healed, and carried on to enjoy another sixteen years of happy married life. They stepped in to help out whenever needed, enjoyed socializing with friends, children, and grandchildren. She and Jack loved Notre Dame football, and she went to a home game every year with her kids and grandkids, even after Jack died.

Jeanette and Jack shared a deep Catholic faith, and were involved in the St. Simon Catholic Parish community. For years, Jeanette was active with St. Simon: helping to provide meals for funeral lunches; working on the Apple Fest; assisting in the parish office; serving weekly at Perpetual Adoration. For years she arranged for individual families to do the Presentation of Gifts at the Sunday Masses. She gave of her time out of love for her parish family, and devotion to her faith. She attended Mass nearly every day, particularly during her retirement years.

Ludington was always home, both to her and Jack. She loved Ludington, and whenever she’d travel was always happy to return home. She truly treasured this community, the friendships she enjoyed during her long life. She was most at home here, and her family will always treasure Ludington as Jeanette and Jack Greenwald did.

FUNERAL LITURGY: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at St. Simon Catholic Church, 702 E. Bryant Ave., Ludington, with the Rev. Fr. Wayne B. Wheeler Jr. presiding. Interment will be made in Pere Marquette Cemetery, Ludington.

VISITING TIME: Tuesday, June 26, 10:00 AM until service time, at the church.

DONATIONS: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the St. Simon Tuition Fund, in Jeanette’s memory, c/o St. Simon Catholic Church, 702 E. Bryant Ave., Ludington 49431.. For many years the Greenwalds supported the Catholic education of a young boy in Haiti. Jeanette would be very happy to help make a Catholic education possible for a Ludington area child.

CLOCK Funeral Home of Ludington (231-843-2531 or 888-507-8012) was selected to assist with arrangements.
 

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Mrs. Mae V. (Misek) Greinke (Widow of Ralph) of Montague 

Mae  V. Misek Greinke, age 83, died Sunday, March 27, 2011. She was born June 19, 1927, in Rothbury, to Joseph J. and Mary (Hain) Misek. On October 4, 1947, in Muskegon, she married Ralph O. Grienke. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Greinke worked at Howmet Corp., retiring in 1994, and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, as well as VFW Post #3256 Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by a son, Keith Greinke, and sisters, Ethel Wilkinson, Helen Schmiedeknecht, Charlotte Gust and Eleanor Deyman, and a brother, Raymond Misek.

FAMILY: A daughter, Janet (Rick) Gifford of New Era; grandchildren, Dawn Amundson of Montague, Kristy McLouth of Shelby and Michael Gifford of TX; great-grandchildren, Jared, Megan and Natalie Jahnke, Ashley Amundson and Amanda McLouth; a sister, Josephine Cederquist; a brother, Joe  Misek; in-laws, Raymond Greinke, Donald Schmiedeknecht and Mary Misek.

SERVICE: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague, with the Rev. John W. Brooks officiating. Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery-Montague.

VISITING HOURS: Tuesday, 5-8 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 49437.
 

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Mr. L. Dale "L. D." Grieve of Montague 

L. Dale "L. D." Grieve, age 61, went Home to be with his Lord and Savior on September 2, 2010. He was born August 19, 1949, in Muskegon, to Leslie and Florence (Schlief) Grieve. On December 14, 1971, in West Palm Beach, Florida, he married the former Patricia "Pat" Edwards. Mr. Grieve served 22 years in law enforcement in West Palm Beach, Florida, before retiring and moving to the White Lake area. He was a member of White Lake Baptist Church in Montague.

FAMILY: His wife, Pat; 1 son, Andrew (Jaime) Grieve of Montague; 1 grandson, Christian Bihler; a sister, Roxanne Venski of Florida; cousins, Jim (Merry) Grieve of Montague, Jill (Bob) Bosch of Rothbury; aunt, Phyllis (Marvin) Rosenberg of Coldwater; and stepmother, Dr. Josephine Grieve of Muskegon.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Was held Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at White Lake Baptist Church, 5280 Dowling St., Montague, with the Rev. Steven L. Rodenburg officiating.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of White Lake Baptist Church, 5280 Dowling St., Montague 49437.
 

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Mrs. Phyllis A. Griffin of Montague (widow of Keith) 

Phyllis A. Griffin, age 81, joined her husband and daughter in Heaven on October 13, 2010. She was born December 15, 1928, in Jackson, to Merton and  Madalyn Mosher.  On September 3, 1949, in Napoleon, MI, she married Keith N. Griffin, who preceded her in death on October 29, 2004. Mrs. Griffin, along with being a homemaker, had worked in the wax department at Shellcast. She was an active member of Montague United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for many years. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Colleen Balon, and a son-in-law, John DeWolfe.

FAMILY: 3 daughters, Linda DeWolfe of Whitehall, Carol (Randy) Ackerberg of Montague and Cheri (Doug) Raeth of Whitehall; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, David Balon.

SERVICE: Saturday, October 16, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Montague United Methodist Church, 8555 Cook St., Montague, with Rev. Randall R. Hansen officiating and Mr. James K. Tanis as Eulogist. Interment will be made in Hubbard Cemetery-White River Township.

VISITING HOURS: Friday, 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75625-0309.
 

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Mrs. Anita M. Groos of Whitehall

Anita M. Groos, 94 a resident of Duck Lake, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2012 at Medi-Lodge, Port Huron, Michigan. Anita was born on March 12, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Robert E. and Hermina Hermann of Duck Lake. Anita graduated from the Chicago public schools and received a degree from Stephens College in Missouri. She married George Groos in Chicago on October 9, 1937. He preceded her in death in January 1994. Her working years were at Pullman Bank and as a clerk in the Chicago public schools. In 1978 Anita and George retired to Michigan and built a house on Duck Lake where they lived until 1984 when they moved to her parents home two doors away. Over the years Anita enjoyed numerous family visits, parties and celebrations at Duck Lake. Anita is survived by her son, Robert (Karen) Groos, Crystal Lake, Illinois and her daughter, Bonnie (Harlan) Blomquist, Port Huron, Michigan.

FAMILY: She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Robert M. Groos, Kimberly (Steven) Maddie, Steven (Winifred) Groos, Jennifer (Steven) Rankins, Melissa Groos, Christa (Gary) Annes, Eric (Melissa) Blomquist, and Todd Blomquist. She is survived by eleven great grandchildren, Mitch Maddie, William Maddie, Andrew Rankins, Sarah Rankins, Archie Annes, Olivia Annes, Robert J. Groos, Alexandra Blomquist, Margaret Groos, Ava Blomquist and Katherine Groos. SERVICE: A service, will be at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Avenue, Whitehall, Michigan 49461, on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Burial will be private.

VISITING TIME: Saturday, February 11, from 10:00 AM until service time.

DONATIONS: Memorials may be made to Blue Water Hospice, 1430 Military Street, Port Huron, Michigan 48060 or to the charity of your choice.
 

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Mr. Willard E. Grossenbacher of Whitehall 

Mr. Grossenbacher, age 91, died August 28, 2009. He was born on August 13, 1918, in Chicago, to Francis A. and Emily E. (Winters) Grossenbacher. In 1944, he married the former Mary Jane Miesch, who preceded him in death in 1999.. Mr. Grossenbacher owned and operated Edgewood Mobile Home Park and the Edgewood Store, retiring in 1977. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 5 brothers.

FAMILY: 2 sons, Richard (Pamela) Grossenbacher of Belmont and Roger (Margaret) Grossenbacher of Grand Rapids; 3 grandchildren, Rick Grossenbacher of CA, Dana (Jerry) Jansma of Kalamazoo and Philip (Angela) Beckwith of Shanghai, China; 2 great-grandchildren, Lindsey Jansma and Kollen Jansma, both of Kalamazoo; a sister-in-law, Margaret LaMorte of Muskegon.

SERVICE: Tuesday September 1, 2009, at 1 PM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall, with the Rev. Donald Jansma officiating. Entombment will be made in St. Mary's Mausoleum in Muskegon.

VISITING HOURS: Monday, 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Humane Society & Animal Rescue, Box 93, Muskegon, 49443 or Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441.
 

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Mr. Bruce E. Hall of Montague

Bruce Eugene Hall, aged 78, of Montague, passed away on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 after a recent cancer diagnosis. He was born in Muskegon, MI on August 26, 1934 to William M. Hall and Ester C. Hall (Peterson). He graduated from Muskegon High School in 1952 and married Katherine E. Tobin on June 23, 1956. He worked for Misco for a few years and then co-owned Towne Supply Co. in Muskegon, with his brother, Bill. He retired in 1980 and was a member of the Elks, Eagles and White Lake Community Fund. He loved his family, friends, church, the stock market, White Lake, and the Montague –Whitehall community. He is survived by his beloved wife, Katherine E. Hall (Tobin), brother Bill Hall Jr. (Patricia Hall), sister, Mary Lou Gielow, son, William Gregory Hall, daughter, Kandace Pouliot, (David Pouliot), four grandchildren (Kelly Hall, Kyle Hall, Kristina Pouliot and Daniel Pouliot), several nieces and nephews and Bruce’s lifelong best friend, Bob Woodard and his wife, Marilyn Woodard. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Alice Mae McGuire (Hall), brothers-in-law, Robert Gielow and Ray McGuire.

VISITATION will be Saturday, February 23 from 5 – 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 24 from 1 – 2 p.m.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 24. Both visitations and the memorial service will be held at White Lake Congregational Church (UCC), 1809 S. Mears Avenue, Whitehall, MI 49461.

DONATIONS may be made in Bruce Hall’s memory to White Lake Congregational Church (UCC), American Diabetes Association, Grand Rapids MI Office, 3940 Broadmoor Avenue SE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 or American Cancer Society, Northwest Michigan Office, 129 Jefferson SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
 

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Mr. Kenneth R. Hampel of Whitehall

Kenneth R. Hampel, age 97, died March 26, 2012, at his home, with his family at his side. He was born July 8, 1914, in Grand Rapids, to Julius and Inga (Anderson) Hampel. Earning a Bachelor's Degree at Michigan State University, retiring from 40 year career as a chemist at Furniture City Manufacturing and Gulf & Western Co., in 1978. On August 1, 1941, he married the former Marjorie Snyder, and together, they raised 4 children. Mrs. Hampel preceded him in death in 2006. Mr. Hampel was a member of White Lake Congregational UCC, the American Electroplaters Association, and a long-time and active member of the Muskegon Shoreline Chorus, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Active as a musician, artist, writer, environmental advocate, golfer and sailor on Duck Lake, he practiced his skills as a "chemical philosopher" and "electron theologian" with wit and determination. His exaggerated scientific "facts" amused and inspired his friends and family throughout his long life.

He was preceeded in death by his brother, Harvey Hampel, Elkhart Indiana, and mother Inga Anderson, Muskegon.

He is survived by his children, Sondra Timken(Tom) of UT, Terrie Hampel (Kimon Kotos) of Whitehall, Janet Hampel of TX, and Kreigh Hampel (Marta Weiskopf) of CA; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 11 AM, at White Lake Congregational UCC, 1809 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall. A Celebration of Life for Ken will be held, and time published, in the summer.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of White Lake Congregational UCC, 1809 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, 49461 or the Muskegon Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
 

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Mr. Raymond M. Hams Jr. of Montague 

Mr. Hams, age 84, died Thursday, September 3, 2009. He was born August 4, 1925, in Fremont, to Raymond M. Sr. and Laura (Warner) Hams. He proudly served in the US Navy during World War II in the South Pacific, seeing action in the Iwo Jima campaign. On August 30, 1946, he married the former Lois Riggle in Muskegon. She preceded him in death in 1997. Mr. Hams worked as a machinist at Teledyne Continental Motors for 36 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of Friendship Bible Chapel in Montague and had served on the White Lake Senior Center Board of Directors. He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, Thomas Hams, a sister Lillian, and a brother, Charles.

FAMILY: 1 daughter, Linda Hams of Montague; 1 son, William (Deborah) Hams of Montague; 2 grandsons, James (Heather) Hams of Whitehall and Scott (Janet) Hams of Montague; 4 great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Lauren, Matthias and Payton.

SERVICE: Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at 1 PM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall, with Mr. Ed Burdick officiating. Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery-Montague.

VISITING HOURS: Wednesday, 11:30 AM until service time, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: White Lake Senior Center,  8741 Ferry St., Montague 49437.
 

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Mrs. Wanda M. Haas of Whitehall 

Wanda Haas, age 88, passed away Monday, January 3, 2011, in Whitehall, surrounded by her family. She was born August 15, 1922, in Shinston, West Virginia, the first child of Arvil and Lena (Harrison) Miller. After graduation from high school, she married Chester Booth and moved to Ohio. Wanda divorced some years later and eventually married Edward Haas who preceded her in death in 1971. Wanda and her family moved to the White Lake area in 1955. She had various employment adventures including working in a "company store" in West Virginia, telephone operator at Chase Brass Co. in Cleveland, Parson's Dry Goods in Whitehall, was The Patchwork Store manager in Grand Haven, and finally, owning her own boutique in Ft. Myers, Florida. Wanda worked to age 77 before retiring. She returned to Whitehall in 2002 to finish out her retirement years in the White Lake area.

Wanda had two brothers, Don and Arvil Miller, and a sister, Gerry Ford, all deceased. She leaves to cherish her memory, 1 daughter, Penny (Don)  Johnson, and three sons, Jay (Joyce) Haas of Bashor, Kansas, Jeff (Rosemary) Haas of Norvel, Michigan, and Scott Haas of Key West, Florida; seven grandchildren, Kim, Sean, Michael, Mark, Kelly, Joe and Michelle; one great-grandson, Alden.

Cremation has taken place and a CELEBRATION OF LIFE will take place on her birthday, Monday, August 15, 2011, 2-4 PM, at the home of Penny and Don Johnson in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: American Diabetes Association, Grand Rapids MI Office, 3940 Broadmoor Ave. SE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids 49512.
 

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Mrs. Mary H. Hale of Whitehall

Mary H. Hale, age 87, died February 23, 2013, with her loving family by her side. She was born April 20, 1925, in Chicago, to Henry and Lillian (Morgan) Sweeten. In 1944, she married Peter Hale, who prececed her in death. Mrs. Hale worked for 35 years at Misco/Howmet (now, Alcoa), until retiring. She had been a member of Lakewood Bible Church, a UAW Local #1243 member, and White Lake Senior Center. Mary was a member of the White Lake Shuffleboard Club, sang in the White Lake Festival Choir and loved to square dance. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Helen Sweeten and Theo Snyder.

FAMILY: Seven sisters, Margaret Franklin of Montague, Doris Coon of Muskegon, Willa Ball of New Mexico, Jeanne Ricketson of Oregon, Gay Stevens of Oregon, Viola Connor of California and Lillian Myers of Georgia; one brother, Henry Sweeten of Nevada; numerous nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Will be held April 20, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Lakewood Bible Church, 347 Kenwood Blvd., Lakewood Club, with Rev. Steve Yoder officiating.

DONATIONS: Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441 or American Cancer Society, NW MI Office, 129 Jefferson SE, Grand Rapids 49503.
 

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Mr. John Hansen (husband of Jackie) of Whitehall

John F. Hansen, age 76, died January 29, 2014. He was born April 6, 1937, in the rural McBride area, to Sam and Lena (Dennison) Hansen. He graduated from Edmore High School and from Central Michigan University with a Bachelors Degree in Education, where he also played college football. On June 11, 1960, he married the former Jacqualyn Buck. John worked as an educator for Muskegon Public Schools for 32 years, retiring in 1993. As well as being a great athlete, and a member of the CMU Alumni Association, he was an avid sportsman, with hunting and fishing his passions and loved life. Mr. Hansen was an original member of the Muskegon Sportfishing Association, was a member of White Lake Eagles Aerie #3214 and had been a member of Lincoln Golf Club for over 50 years. John had many "up North" friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Samuel Hansen Jr., and sisters, Marian Hansen, Lorraine Hansen and Lucille Hansen, and father-in-law, Alfred and Sophie Barr Buck.

FAMILY: His wife, Jackie; a son, John Jr. (Kay Hill) Hansen of Whitehall; a daughter, Julie Hansen of North Muskegon; grandson, Jason (Alicia) Hansen of Muskegon; a brother, Robert (Maxine) Hansen of Trufant; sisters, Bernice Becker Berns of Mt. Pleasant, Edna (Gene) Dyer of McBride and Margaret Peters of Mt. Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Barbara (Larry) Budreau of SC; numerous nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Sunday, February 2, 2014, at 1 PM, with Memorial Gathering to follow, at White Lake Eagles Aerie #3214, 1204 S. Lake St., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon, MI 49441.

 

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Mr. Jack K. Harmon

Jack K. Harmon, age 81, was called to the High Command on July 31, 2013. He was born December 16, 1931, in Manistee, to Averil and Hazel (Anderson) Harmon. A graduate of Ludington High School, he proudly served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, on June 19, 1954, he married the former Ingrid Malliett. An electrician by trade, he worked at PCA in Montague until retiring. Fondly known as "Scrapper" during his high school football days, Mr. Harmon was an avid golfer, bowler, outdoorsman and known as a "Mr. Fix-It". He was a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, David Harmon, and a brother, Ronald Harmon.

FAMILY: His beloved wife, Ingrid; his children, Laurie (Rich) Beauleaux of Adrian, Sara Harmon-Herman (husband, Jim) of Houston, TX, Andy (Debby) Harmon of Royal Oak and Jacque Pariseau of Montague; grandchildren, Beau, Craig, Sara, Jennifer, Chelsey, Andy and Hunter; great-grandchildren, Brian, Megan, Hailey and Reese; sisters, Millie (John) Simser and Marilyn Baugh; brothers, Paul (Sylvia) Harmon, Frank (Jackie) Harmon and Mitchell (Jean) Harmon; many nieces & nephews.

SERVICE: Monday, August 5, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, with Chaplain Elder Lowell Malliett officiating. Interment will be in Oakgrove Cemetery, Montague. A MILITARY SALUTE will be conducted at the cemetery by the Honor Guard of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69.

VISITING HOURS: Sunday, August 4, from 2-5 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Mercy VNS & Hospice, 888 Terrace St., Muskegon 49441
 

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Sally “Sal” Harris of Whitehall
05/11/1933 - 07/06/2013

Sally "Sal" Harris, age 80, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday July 6, 2013. She was born May 11, 1933, in Greenville, to Dale C. and Evelyn (Rice) Bissell. Sal has lived in the White Lake area for 40 years. She graduated from Greenville High School in 1951 and was a graduate of Western Michigan University with a B.S. Degree in education and a minor in art. She taught school for several years in Michigan before turning her attention to becoming a full time artist.
Life is like a painted canvas, colored by the experiences of each and every day. The canvas that was Sally “Sal” Harris’ life was vibrant and filled with beautiful colors and images. Sal’s parents were a blessed part of her life and taught her to be the colorful woman that she was. Her life was wonderful to be a part of and brought joy to those who were lucky enough to have known her.
 
She began serious study of watercolor with Leone Saxton of Battle Creek and continued studies with several nationally known watercolorists including Edgar Whiteney, Tony Van Hasselt, Bob Landry, Ray Loos, Nita Engle, Peggy Brown, Judi Betts, and Don Andrews.

She taught and demonstrated watercolors for over thirty years to organizations such as Michigan Art Train, Muskegon Fine Arts Guild, West Shore Arts League, Paint & Palette Club of Flint, Mott Foundation, Muskegon Museum of Art and Nuveen Center of the Arts. She was an acclaimed artist who received numerous awards including four best in shows and several first places.

Realism with a touch of fantasy described Sal Harris’ art. She devoted over 40 years to a continuing love affair with watercolor. Entranced by a large variety of subject matter, she enjoyed experiencing art in all its forms. Known not only for her watercolors, she offered her artistic expression creating original contemporary quilted wall hangings.
Sal exhibited regularly at numerous juried art shows and art centers in Michigan and Illinois . Her paintings are in private collections throughout the continental United States , Alaska , France , Scotland and Africa . Although she no longer exhibited at art shows she continued to teach until her death.

Her interests also included basket weaving, making unique, hand crafted Santa sculptures, and one of a kind Christmas ornaments.

In 1955 Sal married Al Harris. They were blessed with four children. Sal was a stay at home mother to Beth, Dale, Linda, and Michael. She had one sister, Mary Lee Balcom who was her best friend for life.

An avid reader, Sal loved crosswords, beating her sister at Upwards, was a die- hard fan of the Detroit Tigers and loved the casinos!

Sal is SURVIVED by Al Harris and their children Beth (Chris) Austin, Dale ( Sharon ) Harris, Linda (Joe) Kelly, and Michael Harris. She leaves behind her grandchildren, Anna (Antonio) Camargo, Sara ( Brandon ) Armstrong, Jacob Harris, Jessica Harris, step-grandchildren, Joseph Bell, Stephanie Bell, and Lilli Banner and her adored great grandchildren, Trace and Porter Camargo. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Lee Balcom, nieces and nephews and close friend Helen Andrew.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE for Sal’ will be hosted by her family at her home at 7533 Easy Street , Whitehall , MI 49461 on Sunday, July 21, 2013, between 1:00 - 5:00 PM.

DONATIONS: White Lake Community Library, 3900 W. White Lake Dr., Whitehall 49461 or Muskegon Museum of Fine Art, 296 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon 49440.

DONATIONS: White Lake Community Library, 3900 W. White Lake Dr., Whitehall 49461 or Muskegon Museum of Fine Art, 296 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon 49440.
 

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Mr. Kenneth Harrison of Whitehall

Kenneth Harrison, age 59, died November 24, 2013, at his home, with family at his side. He was born June 29, 1954, in Traverse City , to Donald and Margaret (Van Dusen) Harrison. On April 12, 1975, he married the former Rose Gutowski. Mr. Harrison had been employed at Bekaert Co. for many years and then Lift -Tech until retiring. He had attended St. James Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by a grandson, a sister and a brother.

FAMILY: His wife, Rose; daughters, Stephanie Harrison and Kristin (Brian) Schutter; grandchildren, Kennadi , Brenna and Dominic .; 6 sisters; 2 brothers; nieces & nephews.

FUNERAL LITURGY: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at 11 AM, at St. James Catholic Church, 5179 Dowling St., Montague, with the Rev. Fr. Peter Omogo presiding.

VISITING TIME: Wednesday, 10:00 AM until service time at the church in Montague.

DONATIONS: Grace Hospice, 3355 Eagle Park Dr., Suite 102, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.
 

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Beldon P. Hasty, age 65, died November 17, 2011, with dedicated family at his side. He was born April 22, 1946, in Hart, to Vernon and Avis (Haenke) Hasty. A graduate of Hart High School, where he served as its Marching Band Drum Major, Beldon also was a graduate of Peggy White Hair Styling Academy and was a Certified Master Hair Stylist. He worked at Tieke Haute Salon in Grand Rapids for a number of years. He later attended Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science and became a very capable Licensed Funeral Director. He worked at Clock Funeral Home in Muskegon for a number of years and presently was part of the staff at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall and Ludington and King Funeral Home in Hart. He was preceded in death by his parents Avis and Vern, a brother, Gary, and sisters, Cheryl Showalter and Priscilla Dennison. Beldon was a talented hair-stylist, a compassionate and well thought of funeral director, and a friend to many. He will be greatly missed by those closest to him.

FAMILY: Many beloved nieces and nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews, great-grandnieces & great-grandnephews, in-laws, and a special friend, David Malmquist of CA.

SERVICE: Was held Sunday, November 20, 2011, at 7 PM, at King Funeral Home, 2370 N. 72nd Ave. Hart, with the Rev. Lorraine T. Boucon officiating. Interment will be made next to his family in Hart Cemetery.

DONATIONS: Crystal Valley Care Fund, Box 451, Hart, MI 49420.
 

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Mr. Clyde O. Hatch of Whitehall 

Clyde O. Hatch passed away on May 28, 2009, at his cabin in Grayling. He was born on December 30, 1925, to Elmer and Edna (Packard) Hatch. He attended Muskegon Heights schools and graduated in 1944, from Walkerville High School. He immediately joined the US Navy and served through the end of World War II on the USS Bell, as a fireman. He married Dorothy E. Kokx on November 8, 1947, in Weare, Michigan.

He was employed by GTE of Michigan for 31 years before he retired in 1977. He was a Charter and Life member of White Lake Eagles Aerie #3214. He was also a member of Twin Lake Civic Club and served on the Twin Lake Board of Education. He served as caretaker of Michillinda Beach Association for about 16 years.

Of his many loves was going north to his "Cabin" in Grayling, watching the deer and other various wildlife. He was very devoted to his family and friends. He looked forward each year to the family reunion and never missed attending. Mr. Hatch was preceded in death by four brothers, Russell, Hubert, Clinton and Robert, and also by two sisters, Doris & Beatrice.

SURVIVORS include his wife of 61 years, Dorothy; four children, David (Jill) Hatch of Ludington, Nancy (Walter) Gray of Muskegon, Mary Stabler of Merritt Island, FL and Eileen (Steve) Jenkins of Holland. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and his beloved sister, Vera Campbell of Rapid City, MI.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Thursday, June 4, 2009, at 11:00 AM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Mercy Hospice of Grayling, 201 Meadows Dr., Suite A, Grayling, MI 49738.
 

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Mr. Robert, H. Hathaway of Muskegon

Robert H. Hathaway, age 73, died April 26, 2013. He was born September 24, 1940, in Wisconsin, to Henry and Esther (Thill) Hathaway. He had worked at Eagle-Ottawa Leather Co. and CWC-Textron. Mr. Hathaway proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents.

FAMILY: His children, Todd (Jennifer) Hathaway, Scott Hathaway, and Theron Hathaway; grandchildren, Seanna Hathaway and Journey Hathaway; a cousin, Phyllis Veigel of MN.

SERVICE: Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 1 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall. A MILITARY SALUTE will be conducted, at the time of service, by the Honor Guard of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, of White Lake.

VISITING TIME: Saturday, 11 AM until service time, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake.

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

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Mrs. Gladys Ethel (Stevens) Hay of Whitehall 

G. Ethel Stevens Hay, age 91, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 25, 2011. She was born September 5, 1919, in Rothbury, to Victor and Louise (Timmich) Lohman.  She graduated from Montague High School and Hart County Normal School.  She taught for a short time in a one room school house before her marriage in 1942 to Arthur M. Stevens, who preceded her in death in 1984.  In 1987, she married Lewis J. Hay, who also preceded her in death. Ethel loved being outside with her flowers and was ready to take on anyone in a game of cribbage. She worked at Howmet Corp. for nearly 28 years until retiring. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Montague, had been active in the women's groups at the church, and had been church secretary at Peace Lutheran Church in prior years. She was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Stevens, 5 sisters, Lucille Barrs, Dorothy Reed, Bernice Norberg, Eunice Fekken and Gertrude Peterson, and 4 brothers, Melvin Lohman, Martin Lohman, Lester Lohman and Leo Lohman.

FAMILY: Ethel is survived by 4 daughters: Sharon Bruce of Grandville, Bette Curtis of TX, Eloise (Bruce) Baxter of Whitehall, and Susan (Kenneth) VanBergen of Montague; 2 sons, Daniel (Joy) Stevens of Grandville and Jeffrey (Melanie) Stevens of Whitehall; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Wesley Lohman, Alvin (Aleta) Lohman and Donald (Dale) Lohman.

SERVICE: Monday, February 28, 2011, at 11:00 AM at St. James Lutheran Church in Montague, with the Rev. John W. Brooks officiating. Interment will be at Oakgrove Cemetery-Montague.

VISITING HOURS: Sunday, February 27 2011, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of St. James Lutheran Church towards construction of the Youth Activity House, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague 49437
 

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Mary J. Heath of Montague

Mary J. Heath, age 62, died September 15, 2013. She was born October 30, 1950, in Muskegon, to Roman and Doris (Little) Anderson. On September 2, 2001, she married Terry Heath. Mary had worked in Muskegon County as an optician at Kent Optical for 15 years. Mary was an active member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69 Auxiliary and White Lake Eagles Aerie #3214 Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her father, Roman Anderson and a sister, Michelle Whitman.

FAMILY: Her husband, Terry Heath; a son, David Lewis; her mother, Doris Anderson, and four sisters.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE and BENEFIT: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 2-6 PM, at White Lake VFW Post #3256, 9370 Walsh Rd., Montague.

DONATIONS: Terry Heath, Box 5392, North Muskegon 49445.
 

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Mrs. Marian J. Hedlund of Whitehall

Marian J. Hedlund, age 88, passed away May 30, 2013, at her home, with her family at her side. She was born May 11, 1925, in Shelby, to Harry and Gladys (Chalker) Burmeister. She worked at Shaw-Walker Co. until marrying Gunnar Hedlund on April 19, 1952. She then became a homemaker, raising three daughters. She was an active member of her local TOPS organization for many years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing rummy, and was a Detroit Tiger baseball fan. Mr. Hedlund preceded her in death in 2000.

FAMILY: Her daughters, Sandra Hedlund of Muskegon, Marlene Scheerer of New Era and Karen (Alan) DeMars of Kalamazoo; her grandchildren, Lindsay (Mark) Wilson, Robert Scheerer, Tyler DeMars, and Leah DeMars; a great-grandson, Alec Wilson; her brother, Velo (Jean) Burmeister of Shelby.

SERVICE: Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at 10 AM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave. Whitehall, with the Rev. Douglas M. Ogden officiating. Interment will be in Mears Cemetery.

VISITING TIME: Monday, 5-7 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Mercy VNS & Hospice, 888 Terrace St., Muskegon, 49441 or American Cancer Society, NW Michigan Office, 129 Jefferson SE, Grand Rapids 49503.
 

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Mrs. Donna B. (Johnson) Hein (Widow Of Gus) Of Whitehall

Donna B. Hein, age 86, died September 6, 2013. She was born on July 24, 1927, to Gustav and Pauline Johnson. Donna was married to Gus Hein, who preceded her in death. Donna had been employed by the Reeths-Puffer School District for many years.

Donna and Gus spent many fun days at their cottage in Broman. Donna loved nature, gardening, feeding her birds and a little hunting. She loved her family and attended family functions and attended to her dogs. She was a regular coffee-clutcher at McDonald's, until her health failed. Donna was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Bessie Bernhardt and Ruth McClellan and 3 brothers, Leo Johnson, Melvin Johnson and Harvey Carson, and step-brother, Patrick Carson; two nephews.
Donna is survived by a sister, Mary (Ken) Berhardt, two brothers, Paul (Patsy) Carson and Charles Carson, as well as 31 nieces and nephews; step-sister-in-law, Grace Carson; brother-in-law, Merle Bernhardt.

SERVICE: Monday, September 9, 2013, at 11 AM, at Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church, 4283 N. Weber Rd., Whitehall, with the Rev. Robert D. Wood officiating. Interment will be in Fruitland Township Cemetery.

VISITING TIME: Monday, 10 AM until service time at the church.

DONATIONS: Pound Buddies, 1300 E. Keating Ave., Muskegon 49442 or Project Noah, 5205 Airline Rd., Muskegon 49444.
 

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Mrs. Lura L. "Pattie" Heller of Montague 

Lura L. "Pattie" Heller, age 69, died December 21, 2010. Born March 4, 1941, in Muskegon, to Clinton and Bertha (Ashley) Seymour. A homemaker all her life, Pattie was married to Dr. Gordon N. Heller on June 21, 1978, in Muskegon. She was a communicant member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Rothbury, a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, a volunteer for the American Red Cross and was involved with the Whitehall Jr. High School Equestrian Club. She was preceded in death by a son, Stuart B. Ladd.

FAMILY: Her husband, Dr. Gordon Heller; a daughter, Stephanie (Shawn) Scholl of CO; 2 sons, Scott Ladd (Dawn Kari-Ladd) of Spring Lake and G. Stuart Heller (fiancee, Dawna Carpenter) of Montague; 4 grandchildren, Clinton Ladd & Franklin Ladd of Gillette, WY and Tabor Scholl & Tyler Scholl of CO; 2 sisters, Amy (David) Phillips of GA and Norma (Brian) Binns of Whitehall; 2 brothers, Michael Seymour of Whitehall and Bryan (Patricia) Seymour of Caledonia.

MEMORIAL MASS: Thursday, January 6, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 2964 W. Winston Rd., Rothbury, with the Rev. Fr. Phillip J. Witkowski presiding.

DONATIONS: Companion Animal Veterinary Services, 3099 S. Oceana Dr., Shelby 49455.

DONATIONS: Companion Animal Veterinary Services, 3099 S. Oceana Dr., Shelby 49455.
 

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Mrs. Fern L. Henriksen of Montague 

Mrs. Fern L.Henriksen, age 91, died April 17, 2010. She was born March 3, 1919, in Big Rapids, to Otto and Elizabeth (Rschke) Martz. A homemaker all her life, she was married to Hartvic C. Henriksen, who preceded her in death in 1995. Mrs. Henriksen was a communicant member of St. James Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Esther Hales, and a brother, John Martz.

FAMILY: 1 son, Phillip Henriksen of Montague; 1 daughter, Diane Branch of Winona , MN; 2 grandchildren, Phillip Jr. (Nicole) Henriksen of Cadillac and Kelly Henriksen (Omar Haitum) of Ann Arbor; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Grace (Russ) Dunkel of Big Rapids; 2 brothers, Hrold (Marge) Martz of Grand Rapids and Robert (Murlin) Martz of Big Rapids.

SERVICE: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at 1:00 PM, at St. James Lutheran Church, Montague, with the Rev. John W. Brooks officiating.

VISITING HOURS: Wednesday, 12:00 PM (noon) until service time, at the church in Montague.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague 49437.
 

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Mr. Jesse W. Hepworth of Whitehall

Jesse W. Hepworth, age 84, went Home to be with his Savior, on December21, 2012. He was born July 5, 1928, in Mason County, to William and Rosie (Poore) Hepworth. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Education, and a Masters Degree in Education at Western Michigan University. On October 4, 1947, he married the former Marian A. Bates, in Pentwater. Mr. Hepworth served as Elementary School Principal for Montague Area Public Schools until retiring. An avid tennis player and golfer, he was a member of Pentwater Tennis Club and Oceana Golf Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 4 sisters and 7 brothers.

FAMILY: His wife, Marian; his children, Ken (Ann) Hepworth of Shelby, Ron (Louann) Hepworth of Muskegon, Sharon (Chuck) Stevens of Jenison and Peggy Hepworth; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; siblings, Denzil (Gen) Hepworth of Pentwater, Jewel (Dick) Brower of Pentwater, Wilma VanHaitsma of Pentwater, Helen Dougherty of Mears and Katherine Belk f Grand Rapids; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

SERVICE: Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at White Lake Baptist Church, 5280 Dowling St., Montague, with Pastor Steve Brower officiating. Interment will be in Oakgrove Cemetery, Montague.

VISITING TIME: Wednesday, 6-8 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall (231-894-5676).

DONATIONS: Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice, 630 Kenmore Ave., Grand Rapids 49546 or Roofing Fund of White Lake Baptist Church, 5280 Dowling St., Montague 49437.
 

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Mr. Allen B. Higgins of Montague, Mi (formerly of Berwyn, IL)  

Mr. Higgins, age 88, died Thursday, April 8, 2010. Born September 1, 1921, in Clinton, IA to Colin and Edith (Ballou) Higgins, he graduated from Illinois Wesleyan College and earned a Master’s degree at the University of Illinois. On June 12, 1948, he married the former Margaret Finley in Riverside, Illinois.  Mr. Higgins served as Athletic Director of District #99 for the Cicero Public Schools in IL for 34 years, retiring in 1983. In 1994, Allen and Margaret moved to the White Lake area where they had been long time summer residents.

Mr. Higgins was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, the Montague United Methodist Church, and White Lake Lodge #198 F & AM. He proudly served his country in the US Army during World War II. Mr. Higgins was preceded in death by sons David and James and grandson Grant Kidman of CA.

FAMILY: His wife of 61 years, Margaret; daughters Amy Kidman of CA; Cynthia Billington (Charles) of  IL; Janice Higgins of WI; and Catherine (Scott) Brower of IL;   13 grandchildren; a sister, Anne (Charles) Nelson of MD; and a daughter-in-law, Linda (James) Higgins of MA. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Saturday, May 1, 2010, 11:00 AM, Montague Methodist Church, 8555 Cook St., Montague, with the Rev. Randall R. Hansen and Mr. James K. Tanis officiating.

VISITING HOURS:  10:00 AM until service time, at the church. 

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of Montague United Methodist Church, 8555 Cook St., Montague, MI  49437 or MHP VNS & Hospice, 888 Terrace St., Muskegon, MI  49441.
 

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Rita J. Hignutt of Whitehall

Rita Jean Hignutt, age 66 of Whitehall, entered into Heavenly rest on December 23, 2012, from complications of lung cancer. Rita was born on February 13, 1946. She was a 1965 graduate from Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, MI. In 1999, she worked as a Greeter for Meijer in Lansing, MI, until she retired and returned to Whitehall. Rita was a member of the American Legion Algot Johnson Post #69 Auxiliary. She devoted her time to her family, was a self-taught chef and loved animals. Rita was preceded in death by her grand-daughter, Brooke Pennington and her former husband, Frank Hignutt.

She is survived by her mother, Lillian Denman of Midland, two brothers, John (Anna) and Don (Lori) Denman, two sisters, Theresa (Kirk) Hepinstall and Cindy Denman Jones, her children, John of Lansing, Denise (Terry) Stevens of Woodland, and MaryJane (Aaron) Ring of Dallas, TX, nine grandchildren, Trevor Hignutt, Amber and Corey Pennington, Isaac Stevens, Lauren Glahn, Hazen, Wilder, Xander, and Draver Ring, and four great-grandchildren Brynn, Kayden, Natalia, and KrystiAna Pennington, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

PRIVATE SERVICES have been held.

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

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Mr. Wendell P. Hill of Whitehall

Wendell P. Hill, age 85, of Whitehall, died January 11, 2012. He was born in Muskegon County on May 20, 1926, to Dr. William F. and Maude (Price) Hill. He served as Superintendent of Kentwood Public Schools in Kent County for 16 years, retiring in 1982. Prior to that, he was Superintendent of Hillsdale Community Schools, Hile Public Schools, and Assistant Superintendent of the newly consolidated Mona Shores Public Schools. He served in the US Navy in World War II in the Pacific.

FAMILY: He is survived by his wife, Sandra. Also surviving are his children, Roger Hill, Sharon Kelley and Marsha Hill-King, and his grandchildren, Jody Lausen, Megan Merrill, Cassie Emery, Carrie Goodrich, Roger Hill Jr., Jeremy King and Brooke King.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.

DONATIONS: White Lake Community Fund, Box 42, Whitehall 49461.
 

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Mrs. Ramona S. Hines of Whitehall 

Mrs. Hines, age 84, died June 4, 2009. She was born July 7, 1924, in Joliet, IL, to Earl and Hazel (Knickerbocker) Roth. She had lived in the White Lake area the past 10 years, coming from St. Charles, MO. On February 24, 1968, in Altamonte Springs, FL, she married John Hines. She received an Associates Degree from Joliet Junior College, had worked for the Diocese of Central Florida for 20 years, was a member of St. Peter's By-the-Lake Episcopal Church and was a member of the White Lake Chorale.

FAMILY: Her husband, John; a daughter, Christal (Charles "Burt") Jackson of Whitehall; a son, Philip (Tracy) Hyatt of FL; a step-daughter, Gail (Don) Combs of TX; a step-son, Greg (Missy) Hines of AR; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

GATHERING: A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 9:30 AM, at the weekly morning Eucharist Service at St. Peter's By-the-Lake Episcopal Church in Montague, with the Rev. Fr. Everett H. Kline presiding.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Will be held at a later date and announced at that time.

DONATIONS:  Memorial Fund of St. Peter's By-the-Lake Episcopal Church, 8435 Old Channel Trail, Montague 49437.
 

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Bennett W. Hoffman "Ben" of Montague 

Bennett W. "Ben" Hoffman, age 11, died May 22, 2010. He was born June 13, 1998, in Fremont, to Dan and Laurie (Bennett) Hoffman. A member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Rothbury, Ben was in the 6th grade at NBC School in Montague. He was preceded in death by grandparents Wallace and Alma Hoffman.

FAMILY: His parents, Dan and Laurie Hoffman; a sister, Emily Hoffman of Whitehall; a brother, Drew (Beth) Hoffman of Whitehall; grandparents, Bruce and Carol Bennett of Ludington; his beloved cat, Cally; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

FUNERAL LITURGY: Thursday, May 27, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 2964 W. Winston Rd., Rothbury, with the Rev. Fr. Phillip J. Witkowski presiding. Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery-Montague.

VISITING HOURS: Wednesday, 4-8 PM, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Rothbury.

DONATIONS: Bennett Wallace Hoffman Memorial Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.
 

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Mr. Eric M. Hoglund of Norton Shores

Eric M. Hoglund, age 39, died June 26, 2013. He was born September 5, 1973, in Muskegon, to Charles D. and Darlene (Carlston) Hoglund. Eric had been a professional voice artist.

FAMILY: His father, Charley (Illana) Hoglund of Montague; his mother, Darlene Bell of Spring Lake; siblings: sister Mary Bostelaar, brother Darren (Beth) Schultz, sister Laurie (Ken) Walsama, his fiancée, Amber Seewald (Sofia, Liam, and Ariah), numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Monday, July 1, 2013, at 11 AM, at Evangelical Covenant Church of Whitehall, 900 S. Warner Ave., Whitehall, with the Rev. Tom Beeghly officiating.

VISITATION: Monday, 10 AM-11 AM, at the Covenant Church in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Teen Challenge, 472 E. Pontaluna Rd., Muskegon 49441.
 
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Mrs. Barbara R. Holmblade of Whitehall 

Barbara R. Holmblade, age 56, died July 3, 2010. She was born December 18, 1953, in Portland, Maine, to Arnold and Irma (Duludde) Cliff. On December 23, 1980, she married Bruce Holmblade, and had lived in the White Lake area the past 30 years. A 1972 graduate of Mona Shores High School, Mrs. Holmblade had worked at Holly's Bistro in Muskegon and later was an assistant manager and sales associate in the jewelry department of J. C. Penny. A certified master gardener in Michigan, she had also been a Red Cross volunteer. She was preceded in death by her father, Arnold, and a sister, Cynthia Cliff.

FAMILY: Her husband, Bruce; a daughter, Kari Kolberg of Rothbury; her mother, Irma Cliff Myers; sister, Marcia Nameney of IN, sister and best friend, Judy Cliff Boyle of Ada and her son, Dugan, and sister, Connie Johnson of ME; special friend, Frank Sallgren.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Saturday, July 10, 2010, at 1:00 PM, at the family home, 3920 Nestrom Rd., Fruitland Township, Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Noah Project, 5205 Airline Rd., Muskegon 49444.
 

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Mr. John T. Holmblade of Alma (formerly of Whitehall) 

John T. Holmblade, age 91, died July 12, 2010. He was born February 9, 1919, in Rochelle, Illinois, to Nels A. and Syneva C. (Weeks) Holmblade. A 1937 graduate of Whitehall High School,  he proudly served in the US Army during World War II, in the 2nd Armored Division, seeing action in North Africa and in Europe. On November 24, 1945, in Whitehall, he married the former Lila Spicklemire. Mr. Holmblade was a tool & die maker and had worked at Howmet Corp. for nearly 30 years, retiring as a supervisor in Inspection in 1981. Mr. Holmblade was a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church of Whitehall and later of Trinity Lutheran in Mission, TX, White Lake Lodge #198 F & AM, White Lake OES Chapter #201 and Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69 of Whitehall. He also served for a time on the Fruitland Township Board of Trustees. In his retirement, he was able to pursue a passion for travel and he and his wife traveled extensively. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Holmblade.

FAMILY: His wife, Lila; 1 daughter, Dorothy (Bill) Elliott; 4 sons, Phillip (Pama) Holmblade, Bruce Holmblade, Brian (Juanita) Holmblade and Paul (June) Holmblade; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Amy Jean (Philip) Knorr.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, August 14, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, with the Rev. Douglas M. Ogden officiating.

DONATONS: Memorial Fund of Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall 49461
 

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Mrs. Beverly J. Holy Of Lakewood Club

Bev Holy, age 55, wife of Andy, died February 10, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 15, 1957, in Flint, to Orvn and Mildred (Clark) Rosenfeldt. On June 4, 1984, she was married to Andy Holy in Muskegon. She had worked for Carter Manufacturing. Bev was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Holy.

FAMILY: Her husband, Andy; her children, Amanda (Bill) Drummond of Muskegon, Nicole Trahan of Muskegon, and Truckee (Sarie) Holy of Lakewood Club; a grandson/son, Jacob Holy; a sister, Debra Bowlin of Montague; 14 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

MEMORIAL GATHERING: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 1-4 PM, at the Bowlin Residence, 610 Fruitvale Rd., Montague.

DONATIONS: Mercy VNS & Hospice, 880 Terrace St., Muskegon 49440 or Pound Buddies, 1300 E. Keating Ave., Muskegon 49442.
 

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Mrs. Virginia M. Holy of Whitehall

Mrs. Virginia May Holy, age 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 5, 2014.
She is survived by her sons, Leonard, Robert and Ronald Holy, and her daughters, Barbara Jean and Joyce Christine Holy. She has 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, T. J. Holy, and her 2 sons, John and Richard Holy.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE will take place Friday, May 9, 2014, at 1 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

VISITATION will be from 6-8 PM on Thursday, at the funeral home in Whitehall.

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

   
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Mrs. Velma M. Hopkins of Montague

Velma M. Hopkins, age 88, former long-time resident of Fruitland Township, died October 1, 2013, with her family at her side. She was born May 2, 1925, in Atlee, Alberta, Canada, to Edward and Nancy (Boxell) White. On November 8, 1946, she married Kenneth L. Hopkins. He preceded her in death, in 1998, also preceded by a brother Henry White. Over the years, she worked at Misco Corp., formerly Howmet and now Alcoa and then at Dalton Grocery. Mrs. Hopkins had been a member of Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Scarlett O'Hatters Red Hat Society.

FAMILY: Daughters, Linda (Wendell) Umstead of Montague and Carol (Gilbert) Norwick of Muskegon; grandchildren, Wendy (Jim) Ginn, Kelly Umstead (Jeff Grow), SuLyn Dean and Troy Norwick; great-grandchildren, J.J. Ginn, Aiden Ginn, Lindsey (Dakota) Robertson, Drew Peters, Cole Peters, Landon Dean, Wyatt Dean, Kylor Dean and Melody Sanzone, great-great granddaughter, Brooke-Lyn Robertson; special friend, Louis Cihak of Muskegon, a sister Pearl Ruba, and two brothers, William White (Marge) and Robert White.

Special thanks to her caregivers, Karen Spencer and Charlene Barnes.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church, 4283 N. Weber Rd., Whitehall.

VISITING TIME: Saturday, October 12, 10:00 AM until service time, at the church.

DONATIONS: American Cancer Society, NW Michigan Office, 129 Jefferson SE, Grand Rapids 49503, or Mercy VNS & Hospice, 888 Terrace St., Muskegon 49440 or Memorial Fund of Fruitland Covenant Church, 4283 N. Weber Rd., Whitehall, 49461.
 

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Mrs. Kathleen M. Houghteling of Whitehall

Kathleen M. Houghteling, entered into eternity to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. She was born March 15, 1924, in Walkerville, to Daniel and Grace (Cocking) Cole. She was married to Jack C. Houghteling on November 15, 1942, in Walkerville. Mr. Houghteling preceded her in death in 1987. Mrs. Houghteling worked as an Executive Secretary at General Telephone Co., retiring in 1980, and was a member of Rothbury Community Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jackie, in 1945, and a sister, Ruth Raby.

FAMILY: Her daughters, Marla Houghteling (Norm Mottl) of Harbor Springs, Frances (Richard) Paxson of Whitehall and Beth (Rusty)VanDerVeer of Hesperia. Grandchildren, Courtney (Jason) Niblick of Shelby, Raymond VanDerVeer of Hesperia, Allison (Jake) Kelly of Grand Rapids, Wendy (Jim) Braam of Jenison and Andrea (Erik) Schliewe of Grand Rapids. Great-grandchildren, Tessa Niblick, Ezra Braam, Addison Schliewe and soon-to-be born Baby Boy Kelly. Sister, Beth Swanson and sister-in-law, Josephine Houghteling.

SERVICE: Monday, September 26, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at Rothbury Community Church, 2500 Winston Road, Rothbury, with the Rev. James C. Enns officiating. Interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery, Walkerville.

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

DONATIONS: Alzheimer's Association, 1740 Village Dr., Suite 336, Muskegon 49442-4282 or Rothbury Community Church, 2500 Winston Rd., Rothbury 49452.
 

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Mr. Leonard M. Houghton of Rothbury

Leonard M. Houghton, age 73, died March 22, 2012, in Muskegon. He was born July 21, 1938, in Muskegon, to Byrel and Clara (Smith) Houghton. After proudly serving in the US Army, in the Canal Zone, hew worked for 30+ years at Whitehall Leather Company. He was a member of Shelby Assembly of God.

FAMILY: A daughter, Cathy Houghton of Rothbury; step-daughter, Tammy Keck of Lakewood Club; step-son, Michael Keck of Montague; 2 grandsons, Brandon Houghton and Christopher Keck; a sister, Ina Sheldon of Oregon; 2 brothers, Douglas Houghton Sr. of Rothbury and Ivan Houghton of Shelby.

SERVICE: A memorial service will be held at a later date and announced at Shelby Assembly of God.

DONATIONS: Houghton Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Inc., Box 128, Whitehall 49461.
 

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Mr. Robert C. Houseman of Muskegon

Robert C. Houseman, age 75, died July 1, 2012. He was born October 25, 1936, in Montague, to Walter and Matilda (Gowey) Houseman. A graduate of Montague High School, he was married to the former Janet Burns. Mr. Houseman proudly served in the US Navy, and worked at Muskegon Piston Ring Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1992. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Norman "Nie" Houseman, Walter "Bud" Houseman and Albert Houseman.

FAMILY: His wife, Janet; 2 sons, Bill (Lora) Houseman of Rothbury and Don Houseman of Muskegon; 5 grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Karen Houseman of Montague; many nieces & nephews.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.

DONATIONS: Noah Project, 5205 Airline Rd., Muskegon 49444-9727 (231-865-1264).
 

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Mr. William L. "Bill" Hubbard Of Whitehall 

William Lee Hubbard, age 43, passed away unexpectedly, yet, peacefully, on the morning of July 11, 2011. Bill was born on February 1, 1967, to William S. and Donna (Read) Hubbard. He graduated from Montague High School in 1985, during which time he was part of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Band that toured the Scandanavian Countries. He then went on to  Michigan State University for 4 years, during which time he was an active member of the MSU Spartan Marching Band and remains an alumni to this day. He had worked as an I.T. Specialist for a number of years. Music was an essential component of his life and everything he participated in revolved around music and theater. Bill was a member of Caulder City Concert Band, LGBA World Band Association, Michigan PRIDE Committee, West Michigan PRIDE, Speak Equal, Equality Band of Michigan and had served as Board Secretary, Librarian and Coordinator of WMI. He also was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69. He was preceded in death by his father, William Sherman Hubbard, grandfather, Lincoln L. Read, step-father, Richard L. Gibson, grandmother, Mabel V. Read, and grandmother, Irene Wentzloff.

FAMILY: Survivors include his mother, Donna Gibson, a sister, Karen Hubbard (Don Manies); a niece, Jamie Hubbard; 2 nephews, Joshua Hubbard and Jessie Hubbard (Katie Mader); a great-niece, Aliyah Mader-Hubbard; special friends, Deb Herlein and Nathan Bauer; aunts, uncles, cousins.

MEMORIAL GATHERING: Sunday, July 24, 2011, from 2-5 PM, at Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, 803 E. Colby St., Whitehall.

MEMORIAL TRIBUTE: Sunday, July 24, 2011, at 3 PM, at the American Legion Post.

DONATION: Memorial Fund of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, 803 E. Colby St., Whitehall 49461.
 

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Mr. Richard K. "Dick" Hughes of Florida & Montague

Dick Hughes passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the age of 82. He was born to Russell E. and Irma J. (Van Luven) Hughes on December 30, 1929, in Owosso, and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He married Lorraine Schmidt on September 3, 1950, in Montague and briefly taught math before becoming Vice President at MasterTag. He retired in 1988. Mr. Hughes was a communicant member of St. James Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his parents.

FAMILY: He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; a daughter, Janet "Jan" (Jim) Kienke of North Muskegon; a son, Rick (Rep. Holly) Hughes of Montague; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Hekkema, Jason (Emily) Kienke, Joe (Jenni) Kienke, Morgan and Taylor Hughes; and great-grandchildren Carter and Madison Hekkema.

SERVICE: Saturday, September 15, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague, with the Rev. John W. Brooks officiating. Entombment will be made at the Montague Mausoleum.

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

DONATIONS in lieu of flowers: Memorial Fund of St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague 49437, or Harbor Hospice, for Poppen House, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441.
 

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Mrs. Dorothy A. Hulce of Twin Lake 

Dorothy Alice Hulce has joined her Lord and Savior, June 28, 2010. Dorothy was born April 8, 1925, in Ravenna. She married Merton Lewis Hulce in 1941. Together they lived in the White Lake area since 1958. Merton and Dorothy spent many years ministering to others. They are remembered by many for their hosted gatherings in their back patio. In her retirement, Dorothy spent most of her time enjoying her grandchildren and has left a big impact on their lives. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Merton, and her parents, George and Cora Cook.

She is survived by daughter, Janice (Keith Sr.) Gascho, sons Terry (Louann) Hulce and Brad (LuAnn) Hulce; grandchildren, Edward (Becky) Gascho, Alan (Traci) Gascho, Keith Gascho Jr., Christina (Jeff) VanKuiken, Heather (Drew) Orlando, Virginia (Paul) Davidson, Drew Yeaton, Ann Hulce and Matt Hulce; 9 great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Thelma Liikala and Peggy (Al) Ackerman.

SERVICE: Friday, July 2, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall, with the Rev. Eric Strattan officiating. Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery-Montague.

VISITING HOURS: Thursday, 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441
 

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Mr. Glen A. "Buz" Hulet of Montague 

Glen "Buz" Hulet, age 71, peacefully passed away on July 14, 2010 following a brief illness. He was born February 11, 1939, in Ludington, to Harold and Estelle (Haviland) Hulet. On October 24, 1964, in Superior, Nebraska, he married the former Margaret "Marge" Miller. He worked for GTE/Verizon for 33 years, retiring as Western Division Switching Services Manager in 1992. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Montague, a member of White Lake Eagles Aerie #3214 and a member of Our Lady of White Lake Chapter of Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold "Bud" Hulet. Buz enjoyed riding his motorcycle, deer hunting, gardening, long walks, casino trips, traveling and especially spending time with his family and friends.

SURVIVING FAMILY: His wife, Marge; 3 children, Laurie (Charles) Flagstead, Mark (Janice) Hulet and Raymond (Laura) Hulet; 4 grandchildren, Kristin, Zachery, Matthew and Austin; 5 sisters, Marjorie Carlson of Nevada, Marilyn (Carroll) Sweet of California, Madeline Chmielewski of Manistee, Joan (James) Carey of Ludington and Jean (Joseph) Maloney of Manistee; brothers & sisters-in-law, Diane VanBerkom of North Dakota, Bernice Miller, Rita Miller, Betty (Jerome) Mazour, Rosemary Rowley, Alfred (Agnes) Miller, Wilfred (Helen) Miller, Bernard (Joan) Miller and Gene Miller, all of Nebraska, as well as many nieces & nephews.

MEMORIAL MASS: Friday, July 23, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at St. James Catholic Church, 5179 Dowling St., Montague, with Rev. Fr. Donn P. Tufts presiding.

VISITATION: Friday, 9:00 AM until service time, at St. James Catholic Church.

DONATIONS: St. James Catholic Church Memorial Fund or Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441.
 

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Mrs. Doris M. "Dorie" (O'connell) Hunt of Whitehall

Dorie Hunt, age 87, died June 3, 2013. She was born August 23, 1925, in Fruitland Township, to Joseph and Elvia (Austin) O'Connell. A graduate of Montague High School, Dorie was married to George Hunt in 1946. Mr. Hunt preceded her in death. She served as a Red Cross Swim Instructor for many years. Dorie was a member of Montague United Methodist Church. She had been a member of White Lake Dance Club and as an avid golfer, was a member at Old Channel Trail Golf Club.

FAMILY: A son, Ken (Pam) Hunt of Wisconsin; daughters, Janice Hunt of Florida and Georgia Hunt of Montague; a grandson, Ryan Cockerill of Waterford; a sister, Dolly Morton of Whitehall.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, June 7, 2013, at 11 AM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

VISITING TIME: Friday, from 10 AM until service time, at the funeral home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Montague High School Golf Team, c/o Montague Public Schools, 4900 Stanton Blvd., Montague 49437 or Memorial Fund of Montague United Methodist Church, 8555 Cook St., Montague 49437.
 

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Mrs. Esther L. Hunt of Montague

A Celebration of Esther Lucille Hunt's life will be held on Sunday, August 4 between 1:00 - 4:00 at Montague United Methodist Church. Esther was born September 9, 1911 to Christina (Simonson) and William Gillan. She and her two brothers Bill and Wayne were raised in Rothbury, MI. She was a 1929 graduate of Montague High School, and married classmate Walter Hunt on Christmas Eve, 1934. Esther taught for six years at area county schools, keeping up on her teaching certificates through classes at County Normal in Hart, as well as Northern Michigan University in Marquette. While helping Walt with the family business, Hunt Sales and Service, she also raised five children and two foster children: Dick (Jean) Hunt; Pete Hunt; Edie (Rich) Smith; Sharon Schiller; and Cindy (Dave) Francis, along with Bob Near and Tom Cassada.

Esther was a lifelong member of Montague United Methodist Church and an active participant in Fidelis Circle and UMW. She enjoyed travelling - to New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Ireland, and throughout the U.S.; walking and playing cards with friends (she was unbeatable at Esther's Rummy!); quilting; and Tuesday morning breakfasts at Gary's with the ladies. Her 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren will tell you she baked the BEST bread. Memorials can be directed to the Montague Alumni Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Youth Programs at Montague United Methodist Church, or to Harbor Hospice, who allowed her to finish her life peacefully at home, surrounded by family.

Sunday, August 4 between 1:00 - 4:00 at Montague United Methodist Church A Celebration of Esther Lucille Hunt's life.
 

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Mrs. Margaret Cook Hunt of  Whitehall  -   November 23, 1913 - July 28, 2010 

Margaret Cook was born to David and Grace Lewis Cook on November 23, 1913, in Baltimore, Ohio. She was the 6th of 8 children. The family had some house rules that kept it in order: everyone was expected to keep busy, if you wanted to know something you were to find the answer yourself, and singing was a means of worship, entertainment and sharing within the family. Margaret continued to use these guidelines throughout her life, becoming the teacher to many, a great source of local history and lore, a singer in several local groups, an accomplished craftswoman, and even into her mid-nineties, busy with one project or another. She added to those tenets her own friendly smile and eagerness to share; stories, jokes, baseball scores were some of her favorites. 
 

After graduation from Wooster College, Margaret was married to Howard Hunt, a young social worker. They lived in Indiana and New Jersey before Howard became the Executive of the War Chest (now United Way) in Muskegon, Michigan. With three small children of her own, Margaret saw the plight of families where women were suddenly thrown into the work force and needed child care. She convinced the War Chest to begin the first day care center in Muskegon and spent many hours working there herself to be sure it got well started. 

The family, now with 4 children, moved to Whitehall in 1948 to establish a Christmas tree nursery. With the move, Margaret enjoyed the welcoming spirit of the area, especially in the activities of the While Lake Community Club. In the mid-fifties, Howard bought another nursery in the Fennville area and moved there permanently, leaving Margaret with 5 children. In what became typical Margaret fashion, she found a sitter for the youngest kids, and got a job teaching in the Whitehall schools, providing for the family. During the summers she attended classes at Central Michigan College and earned her masters’ degree. 
 

For 25 years teaching was an exciting career for Margaret. She was also active in the Congregational Church, singing in the choir and eventually serving as a deacon.  In the 60’s, after she finished her graduate work, she worked during the summers in the tourist information booth for the chamber of commerce. Helping others find the perfect place to stay was right up her ally. She continued to help others after her retirement, taking a leadership role in taping the sermons to share with the elderly at Whitehall Manor, spending every Saturday at the Manor chatting with the residents, keeping them in touch with the larger community. 

Margaret had an almost obsessive interest in genealogy, which of course required computer skills which she picked up quickly, especially when she realized that communicating with her grandchildren was going to necessitate such skills. The work in genealogy introduced her to far flung cousins with whom she communicated for years.
 

Even into her late 80s Margaret was the driver for many folks who no longer could drive themselves, and was volunteering as a respite caretaker for Home Care Services, Inc. Her skill at knitting and other needle work has been appreciated by her grandchildren, and by others for knitted caps that are just right to keep a senior warm when their activity is limited. With the advent of the Friends of Art which became the Arts Council, Margaret served as a board member and booster. She has even taken some turns at the Wren Gallery for artists who need the time to work on their craft. 
 

Margaret’s five children (Pat Hunt, Natalie Van Tassel, John Hunt, Peggy Angelina Richter, and Elizabeth Villaverde) and their partners enjoyed a history cruise with her on July18 as part of an annual family get together. She became ill just days afterward and died at her home.  Margaret is survived by one brother, Dr. John Cook of Jackson, Ohio, her children, their various partners and spouses, nine grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. She was loved and well cared for by Peter and Jan Johnson, Russell Reagan, and Betty Bloomberg. She was pre-deseased by one grandchild and 6 of her siblings. Her family is appreciative of the support and love of all those who have touched her life.
 

CELEBRATION OF MARGARET'S LIFE: Sunday, August 8, 2010, from 1:00-3:00 PM, at Lakeside Inn, 5700 N. Scenic Dr., Whitehall.
 

DONATIONS: Friends are asked to remember Margaret's favorite charities, White Lake Arts Council,  8695 Ferry St., Montague 49437 or White Lake Congregational United Church of Christ, 1809 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall 49461.
 

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Mrs. Gertrude A. Hunter (widow of William) Whitehall 

Gertrude A. Hunter, age 84, died March 17, 2010. She was born August 10, 1925, in Suttons Bay, to Albert and Gena (Olson) Setterbo. On May 12, 1946, in Suttons Bay, she married William H. Hunter, who preceded her in death in 2001. Mrs. Hunter had worked as a ward secretary at Muskegon General Hospital for more than 20 years, retiring in 1987. She was a communicant member of Faith Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Johnston, a brother, Melton "Mickey" Setterbo, and two sisters, Arlene Mortenson and Elizabeth Hartle.

FAMILY: Her children, Cynthia (William) May of Muskegon, William (Sherry) Hunter of Muskegon, Karon (Gary) Jackowski of Virginia, Cheryl (Greg) Gerrans of Norton Shores and Carol (John) Kring of Whitehall; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Faith Lutheran Church, 707 E. Alice St., Whitehall, with the Rev. Micheal D. Kroll officiating.

DONATIONS: Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441.
 

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Mr. Harry E. Huston Sr. of Whitehall

Harry E. Huston Sr., age 91, was called to the High Command, on Monday, August 26, 2013. Born in Chicago, on February 22, 1922, to Golda and Isabel (Bloswick) Huston, Harry proudly served in the US Marine Corps in the Pacific in World War II, and again during the Korean Conflict. He was a self-employed electrician and well-driller, retiring in 1988.

Harry was preceded in death by sisters, Marjorie Wygant and Joyce Thomas, and brothers, Raymond Huston and Jack Huston.

FAMILY: His children, Harry Huston Jr., Julie Huston, Rose Ripley and Mike Huston; two grandsons, Simon Huston and Mike (Shannon) Ripley; two great-granddaughters, Alyssa Ripley and Kiley Ripley; his brother, Jerry (Pat) Huston and extended Phillips family.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATION: Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
 

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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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Marilynn Elaine Irey of Whitehall
04/19/33 – 01/22/12

Marilynn was born to Annabelle (Neuman) and Harvey Nicklas on April 19, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. Having vacationed many years in the White Lake area, she made her home in Montague in 1954.

She was employed by HarborLight Credit Union (formerly Howmet Credit Union) as a loan supervisor until her retirement in January 1996, where she then served on the credit union’s Board of Directors for three years. She was a charter member of the White Lake Eagles #3214 Ladies Auxiliary having served such offices as President, Past Madam President and Treasurer. She also served as Treasurer of the White Lake Ladies Bowling League for 30 years in addition to being secretary for five years.

Marilynn enjoyed counted cross stitch, crossword puzzles, crocheting, reading, watching the Detroit Tigers and playing scrabble with her sister. Her greatest enjoyment was watching her sons and grandchildren in whatever activity they were involved in.

Marilynn’s family was exceptionally close knit and never did an “I love you” go unspoken. Whether it was football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball or wrestling, you could count on seeing her smiling face in the stands.
SURVIVORS include sons Brian (Linda) Irey, Brad (Barb) Irey; grandchildren Kirsten (Marcus) Iverson, Audra (Bradford) Riley, Jordan (Kaitlin Olds), Conlan and Logan; great granddaughter Madison Elaine Iverson; sister Carol Gerich; several nieces and nephews and many special friends. She was preceded in death by son Denny, one brother Clark Nicklas, and two sisters Jackie Nicklas, and Bonnie Stepler.

SERVICE: Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 2 PM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall, with the Rev. Bruce A. Beach officiating.

VISITING TIME: Wednesday, 5-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Harbor Hospice (for Poppen House), 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441.
 

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My Donald

Mr. Donald V. Iverson "My Don" of Whitehall

Donald V. Iverson, age 92, died October 26, 2012, at his home, with his loving companion of 42 years, Marie Olson, by his side. He was born May 23, 1920, in Whitehall, to Thornton and Catherine (Morrison) Iverson. Don was a self-employed building contractor until retiring. He was an avid golfer and was formerly a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69. He proudly served in the US Army, attached to the US Army Air Corps, in the Pacific, during World War II. He was preceded in death by 5 siblings, Ted, Nellie, Genevieve, Louie and Burnie.

FAMILY: His loving companion, Marie Olson; 1 daughter, Karla Iverson; 3 grandchildren, Kaitlyn Marie, Tim & Dustin; several nieces & nephews.

SERVICE: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 1 PM, at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, with the Rev. Gayle S. Berntsen officiating. A MILITARY SALUTE will be conducted at the funeral home at the time of service by the Honor Guard of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69. Interment will be made in Oakhurst Cemetery, Whitehall.

VISITING TIME: Tuesday, 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Noah Project, 5205 Airline Rd., Muskegon 49444-9727.
 

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Mr. Charles E. "Chewy" Jackson Sr. of  Manistee

Charles E. "Chewy" Jackson, the Patriarch of the Jackson family, age 81, died February 8, 2013. He was born July 16, 1931, in Muskegon, to William A. and Mary (Duffing) Jackson. Chewy was married to the former Sara Anne McDonnell, a marriage lasting 64 years, on November 13, 1948, in Shelby. Mr. Jackson was a concrete technician for 44 years, had worked and managed Certified Concrete Co. in Muskegon for 31 of those years, worked for Vanderwall Brothers, and then was owner of J & W Concrete in Manistee from 1981-1987, retiring in 1996. Chewy was preceded in death by one brother.

FAMILY: He is survived by his wife, Sara; seven children, Sara (Dan) Shirk, Mary (Gary) Cederquist, Charles Jr. (Colly) Jackson, Cheri DiPaula, Pam Meinhardi, Mike (Cheryl) Jackson and Robert (Sue) Jackson; 29 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; eight sisters; three brothers.

SERVICE: Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 1 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, with Mr. Dan Shirk officiating.

VISITING TIME: Friday, February 15, from 4-7 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall and 12 PM (noon) until service time on Saturday.

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

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Mr. Russell M. Jackson of Muskegon

Russell M. Jackson, age 80, died September 1, 2013. He was born April 17, 1933, in Baldwin, to William and Mary (Duffing) Jackson. On March 1, 1969, he married the former Donna Goforth, and had worked in maintenance at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church until retiring. He was a member of Fruitland Baptist Church, and proudly served in the US Army during and after the Korean Conflict. Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a grandson.

FAMILY: His wife, Donna; his children, Gerrit (Kate) VanderVegte, Russell (Lettie) Jackson, Lisa (Kevin) Seelye and Christina Jackson (Rick Franklin); 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 8 sisters; 2 brothers.

SERVICE: Friday, September 6, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Fruitland Baptist Church, 4611 Orshal Rd., Whitehall, with the Rev. Gene Walter officiating. Interment will be after the funeral reception at Fruitland Township Cemetery.

VISITING TIME: Today, Thursday, 5-8 PM, at Fruitland Baptist Church.

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

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Mr. William A. Jackson Jr. of Montague 

Mr. Jackson, age 79, died Sunday, November 22, 2009. He was born May 11, 1930, in Baldwin, to William Sr. and Mary (Duffing) Jackson. On September 30, 1950, he married the former Eleanor VanBrocklin in Baldwin. Mr. Jackson worked in the concrete and masonary business for 53 years, retiring from Consumer's Concrete in 1990. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, William Barrett.

FAMILY: His wife, Eleanor; his children, Linda (Chris) Sluyter and Anetta (Richard) Lohman, both of Whitehall, William (Meri) Jackson of Twin Lake, Sue Barrett of Rothbury, Tom Jackson of Montague, David (Glenda) Jackson of FL, Shelly (Kevin) Hanke and Rita (Bob) McConaughy, both of Montague; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers; 8 sisters.

SERVICE: Friday, November 27, 2009, at 3:00 PM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall, with the Rev. Verne Wright officiating.

VISITING HOURS: Friday, 1-3 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Jackson Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.
 

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Mrs. Laura A. Jacobs (widow of Dean) of Montague

Laura A. Jacobs, age 99, died September 25, 2012. She was born July 28, 1913, in Montague, to Frederich and Anna (Fehrenbach) Kroll. On September 11, 1937, she married Dean A. Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs preceded her in death on February 8, 2005, at the age of 94. Mrs. Jacobs was an active member of Claybanks United Methodist Church, where she had been very active over the years, including serving as church organist for a number of years. Music was Laura's life. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley French, 2 grandsons, Patrick Mahaffey and Rodrick Mahaffey, 2 sisters, Elaine Jacobs and Florence Ramthun, and a brother, Robert Kroll.

FAMILY: 1 son, David Jacobs of Blythedale, MO; 1 daughter, Evelyn Mahaffey Harris of Montague; 9 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; 1 sister, Mildred Hildman of Grand Haven.

SERVICE: Friday, October 5, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Claybanks United Methodist Church, 9197 56th Ave., Montague, with the Rev. Gayle S. Berntsen officiating, and James K. Tanis as Eulogist. Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery, Montague.

VISITING TIME: 10 AM until service time at Claybanks United Methodist Church.

DONATIONS: Claybanks United Methodist Church, c/o Whitehall United Methodist Church, 117 S. Division St., Whitehall 49461, or Heartland Health Care Center, Music & Entertainment Program in Memory of Laura Jacobs, 916 E. Lewis St., Whitehall 49461
 

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Mr. Jay  A. Jager Sr. of Montague 

Jay A. Jager Sr., age 70, died April 30, 2011. He was born September 28, 1940, in Muskegon, to Benjamin and Virginia (Lundquist) Jager.

He had worked for Mayflower Van Lines until retiring and was a member of White Eagles Aerie #3214. He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Jager.

FAMILY: 3 sons, Troy Jager of MO, Jay Jr. "Bud" Jager and Scott Jager, both of Muskegon; 2 daughters, Kimberly Jager of Muskegon and Tracy Jager of Whitehall; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Lorna (Robert) Cavanaugh of Whitehall; 1 brother, Ben Jager of Montague.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.

DONATIONS:  Jager Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Inc., Box 128, Whitehall 49461.
 

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Mr. Scott A. Jager of Montague

Scott A. Jager, age 45, was called Home to his Lord, April 24, 2012, in Grand Rapids. He was born March 27, 1967, in Muskegon, to Terry and Jacquelyn (Larsen) Jager. A graduate of Montague High School, Scott attended Western Michigan University. He worked as a carpenter and at Merry's Custom Canvas with his aunt. He was a self-employed concessionaire, owning and operating Jager Enterprises, producing the tastiest elephant ears at many area festivals. Scott enjoyed riding his Harley, watercrafting and snowmobiling. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jackie, and his brother, Todd.

FAMILY: His father, Terry; siblings, Mark (Joan) Larsen of VA, Deb (Gregg) Herin of Stony Lake, Amy (Roger) Reveyrand of NV and David Jager of IL; a sister-in-law, Lorie Jager of Grand Haven; nieces & nephews, Amanda (Jason) Vaudor & Victoria Larsen, Taylor, Graham & Rachel Herin, Whitney & Jackie Reveyrand, and Jacob & Calvin Jager; aunts & uncles, Larry & Marie Jager, Merry & Jim Grieve and Brad & Shelly Jager; many cousins; Carla Morat and children; many friends.

SERVICE: Monday, April 30, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Shelby Road Baptist Church, 4066 W. Shelby Rd., Shelby, with Pastor David Sill officiating. Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery, Montague.

VISITING TIME: Saturday, 5-7 PM, and Sunday, 2-5 PM, at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Scott Jager Medical Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.
 
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Mrs. Betty L. Johnson of Montague

Betty L. Johnson, age 84, died November 6, 2012. She was born Janurary 6, 1928, in Pentwater, to Roscoe and Kathleen (Pierce) Frutchey. On July 4, 1946, she married Arthur A. Johnson. A homemaker all her life, she had been a member of Bible Baptist Church in Montague.

Betty was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Johnson, a grandson, Chad Johnson, and a sister, Patricia Beattie.

FAMILY: Her husband, Art; 2 daughters, Karen (Ron) Mikkelson of Montague and Kathy Kumar of Hemlock; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Louise Nearanz and Virginia Gale; 2 brothers, Roscoe (Wanda) Frutchey and Kenneth (Shirley) Frutchey.

SERVICE: Monday, November 12, 2012, at 1 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, with the Rev. James S. Enns officiating. Interment will be in Oakgrove Cemetery, Montague.

VISITING TIME: Monday, November 12, from 11 AM until 1 PM, at the funeral home.

DONATIONS: Alzheimers Association, 1740 Village Dr., Suite 336, Muskegon 49442.
 

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Mr. Hans J. Johnson of Montague

Hans J. Johnson, age 87, died October 21, 2011, in Muskegon. He was born January 20, 1924, in Muskegon, to Hans Sr. and Nellie (Conklin) Johnson. Hans was a dedicated employee and worked for many years at White Lake Foundry and Old Century Forge, retiring in 1974.

FAMILY: Hans family included 6 sisters, Emma, Josie "Bing", Betty, Hilda, Nellie and Violet, and 3 brothers, Arthur, Vernon and Raymond.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.
 

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Mr. Leo G. Johnson of Montague 

Mr. Johnson, age 78, died March 25, 2010. He was born December 23, 1931, in Muskegon, to Gustave and Pauline (Miel) Johnson. On November 4, 1953, in Cross Plains, Tennessee, he married the former Marie Conn. She preceded him in death on January 11, 2009. Mr. Johnson worked as a color mill operator at Whitehall Leather Company (Genesco) in Whitehall until retiring. He proudly served in the US Army as a paratrooper during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Melvin Johnson, Harvey "Ed" Carson and an infant brother.

FAMILY: His children, Nancy (Michael) Hennessy, Diane (Stephen) Lutz, Linda (Dan) Mahoney and Debra Yordy; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Donna Hein, Mary (Kenneth) Bernhardt, Ruth McClellan and Bessie (Merle) Bernhardt; 2 brothers, Paul (Patsy) Carson and Charles "Charlie" Carson.

SERVICE: Monday, March 29, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall, with the Rev. Jonathan D. Rager officiating. Interment will be made at Oakgrove Cemetery-Montague. A MILITARY SALUTE will be conducted at the cemetery by White Lake VFW Post #3256.

VISITING HOURS: Monday, 9:30 AM until service time at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441.
 

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Mr. Herbert W. Jones of Montague

Herbert W. Jones, age 84, died Friday, December 9, 2011. He was born May 22, 1927, in Fremont, to Carl and Pearl (Dove) Jones. After serving in the US Marine Corps during World War II, on October 30, 1948, in Belding, he married the former Carolyn Dehn. Mr. Jones worked for and retired from E. I. DuPont de Neimors in Montague and was a Communicant member of St. James Catholic Church in Montague. He was a member of Our Lady of White Lake Council #12985 Knights of Columbus and Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by 2 sons, Michael "Mick" Jones in 1982 and Dr. Timothy Jones, in 2003, 2 sisters, Iola Johnson and Edith Reineke, and a brother, Willis Jones.

FAMILY: His wife, Carolyn; his children, Lyndehn (Norton) Cohen of NY, Rev. Fr. Herbert W. Jones Jr. OFM of TX, Dennis (Joyce) Jones of Montague and R. Chris (Gleice) Jones of Rochester Hills; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Ethel Burd of CA and Nila (Howard) Noble of Muskegon; 1 brother, Robert (Evelyn) Jones of Fremont.

FUNERAL LITURGY: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at St. James Catholic Church, 5079 Dowling St., Montague, with the Rev. Fr. Herbert W. Jones Jr. OFM, presiding.

VISITING TIME: Monday, 5-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall. A ROSARY will be recited at 7:45 PM at the funeral home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: MHP VNS & Hospice, 888 Terrace St., Muskegon 49441 or Memorial Fund of St. James Catholic Church, 5079 Dowling St., Montague 49437.
 
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Mr. Terry L. Kamhout of Rothbury 

Terry L. Kamhout, age 67, passed away unexpectedly on December 30, 2010, at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones.

Terry was born April 12, 1943, to Glen and Ruth (Crow) Kamhout of Montague, at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon. He was adopted and raised by his grandparents, Lester and Mammi Kamhout of Montague. He was married to the former Carole Ann (VanSlyke) Highland on June 7, 1980, in Montague.

Terry was an avid fisherman and loved to farm and raise animals until 1991. He also drove truck and was a security guard for Howmet. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, and a grandson, Adam Spear.

FAMILY: He is survived by his wife, Carole; daughters, Brenda (Tom) Kerkstra of Rothbury and Darlene Bitten of Reed City; sons, John Kamhout of Reed City, Mark (Ann) Highland of NC, Mike (Becki) Spear of Whitehall, Brian Spear and Ken Spear, both of Muskegon; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Michelle (Mark) Norton of NY; brothers, Chase (Debbie) Kamhout of Spring Lake, Scott Kamhout of Muskegon, Dean Kamhout and James (Shirley) Scarfia of NY; an aunt & adopted sister, Helen (Eldon) Taylor of Muskegon; mother-in-law, Joyce VanSlyke; brother-in-laws, Terry (Marcia) VanSlyke of Spring Lake, Ray (Eve) VanSlyke and Randy (Brenda) VanSlyke, both of Montague.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Friday, January 7, 2011, from 2-4 PM, with Prayer and Time of Sharing beginning at 3 PM, at Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, 803 E. Colby St., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Kamhout Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.
 
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Andrea K. Kelly of Twin Lake 

Andrea K. Kelly, age 35, died April 17, 2010.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, May 1, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at Holton American Legion Post #397, 9150 Holton Rd., Holton.

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

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Mrs. Twila E. Kemp of Whitehall

Twila E. Kemp, age 81, died September 12, 2012, at her home. She was born May 14, 1931, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, to Glenn E. and Sarah Jane (Weir) Carson. She attended Nyack College. On August 23, 1952, she married William C. Kemp in Pennsylvania, and they have lived in the White Lake area the past 45 years. Besides being a homemaker, Mrs. Kemp worked at the White Lake Observer newspaper, retiring in 1984. She was a member of Shelby Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Wayne and Glenn.

FAMILY: Her husband, William; 3 children, Kathleen Kemp, Deborah (Dale) Uithoven and Daniel (Deanna) Kemp; her grandchildren, Dale III (Julie) Uithoven, Michael Uithoven, Cheryl Kemp, Lauren Kemp, Akeya Kemp and Olivia Kemp; a great-granddaughter, Grace Uithoven; a brother, Mark Carson.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 11 AM, Shelby Road Baptist Church, 4066 W. Shelby Rd., Shelby, with Rev. Robert McNeil officiating. Interment will be made Monday, September 24, 2012, at 11 AM, at Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

DONATIONS: Shelby Road Baptist Church Children's Ministries, 4066 W. Shelby Rd., Shelby 49461.
 

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Lacey M. Kessler of Montague 

Lacey M. Kessler, age 23, died March 14, 2010. She was born March 27, 1986 in Muskegon, to David and Dawn (Kanouff) Kessler. A graduate of Montague High School, on December 13, 2009, in Shelby, she married Jesse Lee. A homemaker, Lacey had attended Shelby Seventh Day Adventist Church and had been active in the 4H program for many years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dawn, and grandfather, Henry Kessler.

FAMILY: Her husband, Jesse Lee; a son, Daniel Marshall; her father, David Kessler; a sister, Cortney Kessler; grandparents, Mary Kessler and Don & Patricia Kanouff.

SERVICE: Friday, March 19, 2010, at 3:00 PM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall, with Pastor Ron R. Mills officiating. Interment will be made in Oakhurst Cemetery-Whitehall.

VISITING HOURS: Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Kessler-Lee Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.
 

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Mrs. Mary E. Kessler (widow of Henry) of Montague

Mary E. Kessler, age 83, joined her husband and her Savior in Heaven on January 10, 2012. She was born August 24, 1928, in Muskegon, to Sidney and Ella (Leifer) Hamstra. Mary was a homemaker and farm wife and a member of St. James Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, and a grand-daughter, Lacey.

FAMILY: Her children, Judy (David) Schaner of Grand Haven, Patty Postema of North Muskegon, Linda (Roger) Morris of Lake Orion, Arlene (Joe) Bierman of Grand Haven, and David Kessler of Montague; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Carolyn (Cliff) Colburn; 1 brother, Sidney Jr. (Bettie) Hamstra.

SERVICE: Sunday, January 15, 2012, at 3 PM, at St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague, with the Rev. John W. Brooks officiating.

VISITING TIME: Saturday, 3-7 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: American Diabetes Association, Grand Rapids office, 3940 Broadmoor Ave. SE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids 49512 or American Cancer Society, Northwest MI Office, 129 Jefferson St. SE, Grand Rapids 49503.
 

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Mrs. Marleis J. "Jeannette" Kesteloot Of North Muskegon 

Marleis J. Kesteloot, age 68, died August 10, 2009. She was born August 18, 1940, in Bloomington, IL, to William and Hazel (Runion) Chamberlain. A most wonderful mother and friend to her daughter, Sheli, she had worked as a customer service representative most of her life, retiring from Dake Corp. A Red Cross Volunteer for many years, Mrs. Kesteloot was a member of Community United Methodist Church in North Muskegon.

FAMILY:  1 daughter, Sheli Kesteloot; 1 son, Jeffrey Kesteloot; 3 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Suzanne Sannizzaro and Jacquelyn (Jim) Sharp; 2 brothers, William (Vickie) Chamberlain and Gary Chamberlain (friend, Gigi); several nieces & nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Sunday, August 16, 2009, at 2 PM, at Community United Methodist Church, 1614 Ruddiman Ave.,  North Muskegon, with the Rev. Robert K. Lynch officiating.

VISITING HOURS: Sunday, 1 PM until service time, at the church in North Muskegon.

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

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Mrs. Carolyn Joy Kies-Genson of North Muskegon 

Mrs. Joy Kies-Genson, age 67, died January 6, 2010. She was born November 22, 1942, in Muskegon, to Gerald and Vesta (Moore) Kies. On May 16, 1991, she married Leland Genson in Muskegon. Mrs. Genson had been a homemaker all her life. She was preceded in death by a son, James Price, a grandson and 2 brothers.

FAMILY: Her husband, Leland "Jake" Genson; children, Kathy (Barry) Daul, Nancy (Herbert) Dunlap, Mary (Michael) Hamann, Paula (Roland) Baker, Rick (Brenda) Genson, Gordy (Linda) Genson, Harry Genson, Greg (Karen) Genson and Lee Genson; 19 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Judy Grosephend and Leona Kies; 1 brother, Jerry Kies.

SERVICE: Monday, January 11, 2010, at 1 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall, with Darry Hichue officiating.

VISITING HOURS: Sunday, 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Genson Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.
 

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Mrs. Ruth E. Kinsey of Whitehall

Ruth E. Kinsey, age 92, met the goal of her faith on November 16, 2013. She was born October 16, 1921, in Hesperia, to Jesse and Irene (Royal) Poe. She was married to Ernest Kinsey, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Kinsey worked at Howmet Corp. for many years, retiring in 1986, and was a member of Fruitland Baptist Church.

FAMILY: Ruth leaves behind one son, Arthur Pumphrey and one daughter, Connie Ackerberg; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren; a sister Laura "Jesse" Howard; numerous nieces & nephews; life-long friends, Marion Garey, Pearl Hanson and Joyce Scott.

She was always looking at the sunrise, not the sunset. She lived life to the fullest.

SERVICE: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 11 AM, at Fruitland Baptist Church, 4611 Orshal Rd., Whitehall, with Rev. Gene Walter officiating. Interment will be in West Hesperia Cemetery.

VISITING TIME: Wednesday, 9:30 to service time at the church on Orshal Rd.

DONATIONS: Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441.
 

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Mrs. Dorothy A. Klaus of Montague

Dorothy A. Klaus, age 89, died November 9, 2012. She was born September 16, 1923, in the Grover Hotel in Stony Lake, to Floyd and Margaret (Schmiedeknecht) Grover. She had one sister, Kit, and one brother, Floyd. They enjoyed getting together to sing. Kit played the guitar, Floyd played the accordion and Dorothy played the harmonica. She attended nursing school and worked in several hospitals. For the past 20 years, she devoted herself to taking care of her son, Raymond "Tad" Peterson, who had Muscular Dystrophy. Dorothy loved to sing and often sang in church with her sister, Kit, and two nieces. She was a lifelong Lutheran, a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Montague, and faithfully read her Bible and Portals of Prayer daily. She enjoyed watching sports, but football was her passion. 
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, sons, Rodney "Olie" Peterson, and Raymond "Tad"Peterson, and her brother, Floyd Grover Jr.

FAMILY: 2 sons, Randy (Bonnie) Peterson of Green Bay, and Scott (Carrie) Aitken of Copemish; a daughter, Bonnie (John) Engstrom of Dexter; a step-daughter, Blanche Klaus of Big Rapids; grandchildren Jim (Tracey) Peterson, Nathaniel (Alice) Peterson, Adam (Dena) Aitken, Alison (Michael) Graham, Paul Engstrom and Luke Engstrom; 4 great-grandchildren; her sister, Kathryn "Kit" Wackernagle of Montague.

SERVICE: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 11:30 AM, at St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague, where visiting time, sharing of memories and a luncheon will follow. Rev. John W. Brooks will officiate and interment will be in Oakgrove Cemetery, Montague.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague 49437.
 

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Mr. Carl A. Klotz Jr. of  Hesperia 

Mr. Klotz, age 67, died February 7, 2010. He was born July 15, 1942, in Wheeling, WV, to Carl Sr. and Helen (Sutton) Klotz. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict and then served as a police officer in Troy, Ohio, and later for Mokena, Illinois for a total of 12 years. On August 14, 1976, in Illinois, he married the former Patsy Smith, and had lived in the Hesperia area the past 13 years, coming here from Downers Grove, IL. A member of Whitehall United Methodist Church, Mr. Klotz had worked for the Diebold Company over 38 years, and currently worked at Facilities Resource Group of Grandville. 

FAMILY: His wife, Pat; 1 son, Samuel (Gerri) Klotz of TX; 1 grandson, Samuel Klotz of TX.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, February 12, 2010, at 6 PM, at Whitehall United Methodist Church, 117 S. Division St., Whitehall, with the Rev. Gayle S. Berntsen officiating. A MILITARY SALUTE will be held at the time of the service.

DONATIONS: Klotz Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall 49461
 

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Mr. David J. Knapp of Rothbury 

David J. Knapp, age 41, died February 12, 2011. He was born March 23, 1969, in Grand Rapids, to Gary L. Sr. and Gloria (Dill) Knapp. A graduate of Montague High School, he had worked at Shellcast Corp. and had been a member of VFW Post #3256 Men's Auxiliary.

David loved sports, especially football.  He was a member of Raider Nation and was a tried and true Montague Wildcat.  He loved deer hunting and fishing and was always so happy when he bagged that special deer.  He will be remembered as a fun loving and all around friendly guy, and was  loved greatly by his family and friends (even those he had just met).

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Merritt Ednie, Lillie Ednie and Norman Dill, an aunt, Marsha Brown, and a cousin, Bryan Brown.

FAMILY: The love of his life, Rachael Bush, and her son, Ryan Glover; 2 daughters, Savannah Jane Moore and Kylie Jae Knapp; his parents, Gary Sr. and Gloria Knapp; his grandparents, Arthur & Emily Knapp and Cleo Dill; a sister, Erin (Sean) France; 2 brothers, Gary Jr. (Deann) Knapp and Ryan Knapp (Melissa Dobson); nieces, nephews and cousins.

SERVICE: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at 11 AM, at Shiloh Tabernacle, 460 E. Tyler Rd., Dalton Township, with the Rev. James Kolbe officiating.

VISITING HOURS: Tuesday, 5-8 PM, and Wednesday, 10-11 AM, at Shiloh Tabernacle, in North Muskegon.

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

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Mrs. Lucille N. Knapp of Spring Lake (formerly of Whitehall)

Lucille N. Knapp, age 87, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012, in Grand Haven. She was born May 9, 1924, in Muskegon, daughter of Alton and Charlotte (Jacobson) Forward. Her mother preceded her in death in 1934, and her father then married Dorothy Loss, who raised Alton's five children, her own three children, and the three children they had together. On May 23, 1942, Lucille married Russell Knapp, who preceded her in death January 4, 2000. Mrs. Knapp went to work for the newly formed MISCO in Muskegon and retired from Howmet Corp. in Whitehall with over 30 years of service, working as a metal technician in many areas of the company. She loved the White Lake area, and also enjoyed travel with her sisters Comille, Jean and Francis, as well as with daughter, Joni, especially to the Traverse City area. Lucille also loved spending time with her grandchildren, especially with overnight stays and short trips. She was preceded in death by sisters, Lois Loss and Blossom VanderVelde, and brothers, Ronald "Corky" Forward and Alton "Jack" Forward.

FAMILY: A daughter, Joni Baker; 3 grandchildren, Jeffrey (Susan) Baker of Fruitport, Jennifer (Rae) Baker and Joel (Kate) Baker, both of Spring Lake; 5 great-grandchildren, Morgan, Jeffrey II, Kelvin, Madeline and Maxwell; 4 sisters, Comille Coburn, Jean Jensen, Francis VanDyke and Geraldine Fox; 2 brothers, John Loss and Ted Forward.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.

DONATIONS: Hospice of North Ottawa, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.
 

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Mrs. Daisy B. Hill Knollinger, of Whitehall 

Mrs. Daisy Hill Knollinger, age 93, died Wednesday, September 16, 2009. She was born November 27, 1915, in Battle Creek, to George M. and Rena (Burns) Hower. In 1932, she married James Hill, who preceded her in death in 1962. In 1969, she married William Knollinger, who preceded her in death in 1992. Mrs. Knollinger was a beautician who owned and operated Daisy's Beauty Shop until retiring in 1982. She was a member of Fruitland Baptist Church. Mrs. Knollinger was preceded in death by a son, John Hill, a daughter, Barbara Novak, and 3 brothers, Donald Hower, Eugene Hower and Roy Hower.

FAMILY: 1 daughter, Connie Lang of Montague; 3 sons, James (Suzanne) Hill of Whitehall, William Hill of Rothbury and Donald (Peggy) Hill of TX; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

SERVICE: Monday, September 21, 2009, at 1:00 PM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall, with the Rev. Gene Walter officiating. Interment will be made in Restlawn Cemetery-Muskegon.

VISITING HOURS: Monday, 12:00 PM (Noon) until service time, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441.
 

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Mr. Joseph C. Kollaritsch of Whitehall

Just in time for Easter, our Lord called Joseph Charles Kollaritsch home to celebrate his Easter in Heaven. Joe passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning, April 19, 2014.

Joe was born in Chicago, November 6, 1940, to Irma (Lashover) and Joseph C. Kollaritsch Sr. He attended college in Wisconsin and earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University. He retired from General Telephone Company in 1993. Joe was the #1 fan of the Montague Wildcat football team and went to every game - home and away.

Joe was an excellent teacher, helping others learn and understand the Old Testament in his Bible classes. He was chairman of the St. James Volunteer Mission Ministries. He assisted every year using his art talent to develop sets for Bible story time at Vacation Bible School.

Joe is survived by his wife of 27 years, May Marie Hislop, and their pet and constant companion, Bridget; sons, Joe (Julie) Kollaritsch of Clarkston, Richard (Dawn) Thorstenson of Muskegon and Randy (Barb) Thorstenson of Muskegon; a daughter, Deborah (Cliff) Reedy of Alvord, Texas; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; a sister, Irma (John) Sampson of Huntington Woods and their son, Jeffery, Joe's Godson; sisters-in-law, Norma Jean Hannis and Carol Bratt; a brother-in-law, Carl Hislop.

He will long be remembered by special friends, Captain James Eastman of Montague, Pastor John Brooks, the caring Church family of St. James Lutheran Church and his Easy St. friends.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague.

VISITATION: Wednesday, April 23, 6:00-8:00 PM, at the church in Montague.

DONATIONS: Building Fund of St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague 49437.

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

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Mrs. Irma Kollaritsch of  Montague  (widow of Joseph) 

Mrs. Kollaritsch, age 93, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009. She was born in Chicago, January 17, 1916, to Joseph and Rosalie Laschober. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1984. They had lived in the Montague area since 1951. Irma was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by one sister and five brothers, all of Chicago.

FAMILY: 1 son, Joseph and wife May, of Whitehall; 1 daughter, Irma and husband, John Sampson, of Huntington Woods; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

SERVICE: Friday, June 19, 2009, at 1:00 PM, at St. James Lutheran Church in Montague, with the Rev. John W. Brooks officiating. Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery-Montague.

VISITING HOURS: Thursday, 2-4 & 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague 49437.
 

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Mr. Jack R. Kooyers of Whitehall

Jack R. Kooyers, age 70, went to be with his Lord, Friday, August 31, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon, with his family by his side. He was born to Henry and Mildred (McDonald) Kooyers, in Muskegon, on September 24, 1941. Jack graduated from Muskegon Heights High School in 1960, where he played football. Out of high school, he worked at Viking Foods in Muskegon most of his life, retiring as manager of Lakeland Wholesale Cash & Carry, a division of Viking Foods. In 1963, he married the former Judie Bell. Mr. Kooyers enjoyed hunting and fishing and family vacations. He loved his Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and most of all, his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Henry Kooyers and his in-laws, Alexander & Henrietta Bell.

FAMILY: Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Judie; a son, Jeff Kooyers; a daughter, Janelle Kooyers; granddaughter, Janae Kooyers; grandson, Jeyrden Kooyers.

SERVICE: Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, with Pastor Dan Caldwell officiating. Interment will be made in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

VISITING TIME: Tuesday, 5-8 PM and 10 AM until service time on Wednesday, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: American Cancer Society, Northwest MI Office, 129 Jefferson St. SE, Grand Rapids 49503.
 

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Mrs. Charlotte J. Kowalski (widow of Bruno) of Montague 

Charlotte J. Kowalski, age 93, died March 8, 2011. She was born February 22, 1918, in Montague, to Edward and Alice (Lecus) Hall. A homemaker all her life, on May 25, 1940, in Muskegon, she married Bruno J. Kowalski, who preceded her in death. She had been involved in 4-H, Girls Scouts of America and National Campers and Hikers Association. She was preceded in death by siblings, Stanley Hall, Russell Hall and wife, Pearl Hall, Rosella Stout and Phillip Hall and a son-in-law, Robert Wilson.

FAMILY: Daughter, Jeannette (John) Koennecke of NJ, son, Robert (Rena) Kowalski of Montague and daughter, Kathy Wilson of Montague; 11 grandchildren, Jacqueline (Andrew) Henry, Ronald (Darcy) Kowalski, Lonnie (Julie) Kowalski, Charla (Richard) Pachmayr, Ty (Dana) Wilson, Joseph Wilson, Russell (Shelley) Kowalski, Dondi Kowalski, Jon (Joy) Crane, Karrie (Steve) Twork and Michael (Jill) Crane; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Coralois Beegle of Dalton.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.

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

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Mrs. Jeanette R. Kreger of Montague 

Jeanette R. Kreger, age 84, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Florida. She was born September 26, 1926, in Spring Lake, to Jacob and Mary (Spangler) Schropp. She was married to Charles Kreger, who preceded her in death in 1990. Mrs. Kreger had worked in the finishing department at Howmet Corp. until retiring. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Agnes Augustine and Barbara Ramthun.

FAMILY: 1 son, David (Nonne) Kreger of CO; 2 daughters, Linda Walker of Muskegon and Kathy (Wally) Speese of North Muskegon; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Robert (Dorothy) Schropp of Hesperia, Fred (Barbara) Schropp of Scottville and Daniel (Carol) Schropp of Muskegon.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: A memorial service is planned for and will be announced later.

DONATIONS: American Diabetes Association, Grand Rapids office, 3940 Broadmoor Ave. SE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids 49512.
 

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Mrs. Ruth Irene (Mund) Kowalski

Ruth Irene (Mund) Kowalski, age 92, of Whitehall, MI, formerly of Montague, MI, passed away January 26, 2011 at her home. Her son Bruce, and fiancée Vicki Ericsson, provided loving care for Ruth in their home in Whitehall during her final years. The family would like to extend special thanks to Rhonda Scouten, James Tanis, Pastor Randall Hansen, niece Joan (Longnecker) (Schneider) Brooks, granddaughter Robyn Kowalski, and Tracy VanGuisen of Harbor Hospice for their special kindnesses during Ruth’s decline.

Ruth was born August 26, 1918 in Otto Township east of Rothbury , MI , to Adolph Lewis and Lena Christina Henrietta (Reuss) Mund. She is survived by daughter Lenée Owens (Conrad) of Sarasota, FL; sons William Kowalski (Linda) of Peshtigo, WI and Bruce Kowalski of Whitehall, MI; sister Edith Dovey of Louisville, TN; and four grandchildren, Paul Kowalski of Milwaukee, WI; Byron Kowalski , with U.S. Navy, Bremerton, WA; Keli Kowalski of Nederland, CO; and Robyn Kowalski of Whitehall, MI.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father Herman Newman; husband William, long-time area PGA golf professional, in 1993 after 52 years of marriage; siblings Carl Mund, Mildred Longnecker, Dorothy Strahl, Robert Mund; and granddaughter Alyssa Owens.

Ruth taught kindergarten in the Montague Schools from 1952 to 1981. Prior to that, she taught 1937-38 at the Flower Creek one-room schoolhouse in Claybanks Township and at Rothbury School from 1939 to 1941. The many joys in her teaching career included having as pupils the children of her former students.

She began teaching with a County Normal School certificate and later earned a Bachelor’s degree in education from Western Michigan University. Her interests in the arts inspired her children Lenée and Bruce to pursue degrees in music and art, respectively. Her natural curiosity in the ways of nature inspired her son Bill to become a soil scientist and conservationist. Each year, Ruth would gather Monarch chrysalis so that her kindergarten class could witness the wonder of butterfly metamorphosis.

Ruth was a member of the Montague United Methodist Church and the White Lake Garden Club. She enjoyed the proximity of Lake Michigan and was often seen walking the beach, enjoying the water and soaking up the sun. Ruth also enjoyed the Tuesday women’s league at Old Channel Trail Golf Course.

Memorial service (refreshments to follow) will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 5:00 p.m. at Montague United Methodist Church , 8555 Cook St. , Montague, with Rev. Randall Hansen officiating and Mr. James Tanis as Eulogist. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be sent to Harbor Hospice - 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400 - Muskegon , MI 49441
 

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Mrs. Alice I. Kozicki of Montague

Alice Kozicki died February 24, 2012. She was 83 years old. She was born in Scottville, MI, to Gus and Anna Rahn, graduated
from Scottville High School in 1946, and then attended Muskegon Business School in 1946. There she met Walter Kozicki, they were
married and had two sons.

Alice worked for Muskegon Bank & Trust on Peck St. where she became bank manager. Later she worked at First of America,
National City and Shelby State Bank in Rothbury and Whitehall until retirement. Through the years of working at the different banks, she made a number of lasting relationships.

Alice was a citizen of the White Lake area since 1974. Attended Christ the Rock World Harvest Church for the last 17 years, where
she often volunteered to help with various food pantry projects. She was the church secretary for the last 16 years. She has now finished her life work here.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, and her sisters, Dorothy and Helen. She is survived by her brother, Ken (Sandy), her sister, Ruth, and her two sons, Gary (Debbie) Kozicki and Tom (Deng) Kozicki, as well as 15 grandchildren and 14 great-
grandchildren.

Alice requested a small immediate family gathering for her funeral. She knew and loved many people. On her behalf, we want to thank
those of you who played a part in her life who were friends to her and the many that sent cards, called and visited her in the latter
days. So many of you meant a great deal to her and to us. God bless you!

Any gifts can be given to help the needy people through Christ the Rock Church, Food Pantry Ministry, 6985 Indian Bay Rd., Montague
49437.
 

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Mr. Albert L. Kroll "Shorty" of  Montague 

Mr. Albert "Shorty" Kroll, age 79, died August 31, 2009. He was born October 11, 1929, in Detroit, to Paul E. and Mae (Thomas) Kroll. A life-long self-employed carpenter, he married the former Shirley Smith on August 30, 1952, in Whitehall, and was a member of White Lake Wesleyan Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty McGoran.

FAMILY: His wife, Shirley; 2 sons, Michael (Mary) Kroll of Kalkaska and Gary (Shannon) Kroll of Twin Lake; 5 daughters, Sandra (Ronald) Crebassa of Grant, Karen (Joe) Fessenden of Hesperia, Susan Kroll of Montague, Linda (Jim) Callender of Whitehall and Paulette (Robert) Brown of Ferry; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; special friend, Glen LaFever.

SERVICE: Friday, September 4, 2009, at 11:00 AM, at White Lake Wesleyan Church, 503 S. Division St., Whitehall, with the Rev. Thomas E. Coffey officiating. Interment will be made in Eagles/Oak Grove II Cemetery, Rothbury.

VISITING HOURS: Thursday, 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Kroll Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.
 

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Carol A. Thomas Kroll of Muskegon (formerly of Montague) 

Carol A. Thomas Kroll, age 58, died at her home on January 10, 2011. She was born on May 2, 1952, in Shelby, to Joseph and Alma (Blumerick) Thomas. She was a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69 Auxiliary in Whitehall.

FAMILY: 2 sons, Jason (Lisa) Kroll and John Kroll; 3 grandchildren, Savanna, Jaclynn and Tanner; her mother, Alma Thomas; 1 sister, Lois Tyndall; 2 brothers, Paul (Connie) Thomas and Jerry (Dorene) Thomas; special companion, Jerry Bomers.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Saturday, January 15, 2010, from 2-4 PM, at Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, 803 E. Colby St., Whitehall.

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

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Mrs. Rhonda Pickard Henderson Kubon of North Muskegon

Rhonda Pickard Henderson Kubon passed away unexpectedly on Saturday November 2, 2013.
Rhonda was born on November 21, 1958 in Muskegon, to Jack and Norma Pickard. Rhonda graduated from Reeths Puffer High school in Muskegon.

Rhonda married James Henderson on May 20th 1977. They had two children Brandon (Dawn) Henderson and Justin (Katie) Henderson. James preceded her in death on March 4th, 2000. Rhonda then married Brian Kubon on October 16th, 2005. Rhonda enjoyed spending time outdoors with her dogs.

She is survived by her husband Brian Kubon; her mother Norma Pickard, her brother Jay (Rhonda) Pickard, her son’s Brandon (Dawn) Henderson and Justin (Katie) Henderson her grandchildren Kyle & Savannah Henderson, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Pickard and her husband James Henderson.

SERVICE: Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 1:00 PM, at Laketon Bethel Reformed Church, Giles Rd., North Muskegon, with Rev. Dr. Sherwin Bransten officiating.

VISITING TIME: Thursday, 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM, at the church in North Muskegon.
 

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Mr. Henry J. Jr. "Hank" Laham of Whitehall 

Mr. Henry J. "Hank" Laham Jr., died September 5, 2010. He was born November 16, 1935, in Muskegon, to Henry A. and Victoria (Corey) Laham. He had worked in maintenance at various facilities for 25 years, retiring in 2009. A member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69  in Whitehall, he proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps for 5 years and the US Army for 2 years. He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Laham, and a sister.

FAMILY: 1 daughter, Margie (Ben) Payne of New Era; 4 grandchildren; a sister, Victoria (Octavius) Bosse of New Era; a special friend, Barbara Near of Whitehall.

MEMORIAL SERVICE and MILITARY SALUTE: Friday, September 10, 2010, at 11:30 AM, at Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, 803 E. Colby St., Whitehall, with Salute conducted by the Honor Squad of Post #69.

DONATIONS: Laham Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall 49461
 

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Louise Parrilla Lang of East Stroudsburg, PA
1961-2014

The world lost a bright light on February 7, 2014, when Louise Parrilla Lang, of East Stroudsburg, PA, passed away suddenly after a long struggle with breast cancer. She lived life to the fullest every day and continued to teach up to her last week.

Louise leaves behind the loves of her life: husband Rob and daughters Anna and Mia; a sister, Susan (Thomas III) Clock of Michigan; a brother, Edward (Janet) Parrilla of Milltown, NJ; 4 nephews; 1 niece. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Gloria (Portera) Parrilla.

She will be greatly missed by a multitude of friends, colleagues, students and their families.

There will be no services at this time.

DONATIONS: LPS Student Activities Fund, for the Memorial Scholarship Fund of Louise Lang, c/o Long Pond School, 707 Limecrest Rd., Newton, NJ 07860.
A College Scholarship Fund has been established for Anna and Mia. Those wishing to contribute may send their offerings to: The Lang Sister Education Fund, c/o Elizabeth Bitler, Box 113, Analomink, PA 18320.

Arrangements were handled through CLOCK Funeral Home of Whitehall Michigan (231-894-5676)
 

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Mrs. Margerie M. LaPree of Montague

Margerie M. LaPree, age 73, went to be with the Lord on January 9, 2012. She was born March 19, 1938, in the Village of Lakewood Club, to Lewis and Anna (Reynolds) Goodrich. On April 10, 1954, she married the love of her life Richard LaPree. Mrs. LaPree was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of White Lake Wesleyan Church.
She will be greatly missed by her FAMILY: Her husband, Richard, of 57 years; her children, Larry (Mary) LaPree of Montague, Robert LaPree of Montague, Greg (Diane) LaPree of Hart, Richard LaPree Jr. of Montague; Patricia (James) Cranmer of Grand Rapids and Barbara (Eric) Anderson of Montague; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Mary Ann (Bob) Duncan of Muskegon; 3 brothers, Jim (Karen) Goodrich of Montague, Chuck (Dorne) Goodrich of Roann, IN and Richard (Dawn) Goodrich of Whitehall.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, January 20, 2012, at 1:00 PM, at White Lake Wesleyan Church, 503 S. Division St., Whitehall, with the Rev. Thomas E. Coffey officiating.
 
DONATIONS: Can be made to White Lake Wesleyan Church in memory of Margerie LaPree at 503 S. Division St., Whitehall 49461.
 

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Mary J. Larson of North Muskegon 

Mary J. Larson, age 61, died Sunday, February 6, 2011. Living in the area all her life, she was born November 12, 1949, in Muskegon, to Walter and Katie (Seeley) Larson. Mary was a long-time member of White Lake Wesleyan Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Fitch.

FAMILY: 1 daughter, Jessica Larson (James Grenell) of North Muskegon; 3 brothers, Thomas Larson of Whitehall, James (Mai) Larson of Oklahoma and Ernest (Andrea) Larson of Twin Lake; nieces, nephews and cousins.

SERVICE: Saturday, February 12, 2011, at 3 PM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall, with Rev. Thomas E. Coffey officiating.

VISITING HOURS: Saturday, 1-3 PM, at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

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

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Mrs. Martha M. Lash of Montague 

Mrs. Lash, age 69, died March 29, 2010. She was born April 18, 1940, in Tryonza, Arkansas, to Arthur W. and Lena (Wilson) White. On September 26, 1959, in Shelby, she married Robert Lash, and with him, had lived in the area the past 50 years. She had worked in wax inspection in at Howmet Corp. for 28 years, retiring in 1999. She was preceded in death an infant son, Anthony, and a daughter, Sandra.

FAMILY: Her husband, Robert; her children, Susan (Dennis) Cavanaugh of SC, Robert (Carolyn) Lash of Montague and Sharon Lash of Muskegon; grandchildren, Sara (Cris) Wood, Justin Mulder, Megan Cavanaugh, Stacey Mulder (Dan Jones), Shelley Mulder (C. J. Armstrong), Carlee Cavanaugh, Michael (Malisha) Lash and Matthew Lash; great-grandchildren, Peyton Wood, Chris Lash and Shea Lash; her mother, Lena White of Whitehall; 1 sister, Joyce Blohm of New Era; 3 brothers, Sam (Connie) White of Whitehall, Randy (Debbie) White of North Muskegon and Jerry (Cheryl) White of Muskegon; special grand-dog, Casey.

SERVICE: Saturday, April 3, 2010, at 1 PM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall, with the Rev. Jonathan D. Rager officiating. Interment will be made in Hubbard Cemetery-White River Township.

VISITING HOURS: Saturday, 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

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

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Mrs. Donna M. Schmitt Lathers of Whitehall 

Donna M. Schmitt Lathers, age 83, died August 2, 2011. She was born October 1, 1927, in Grand Rapids, to John and Sadie (Quist) Gelderbloom. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Michigan, she taught high school English for Whitehall Public Schools until retiring. She was married to John Schmitt, who preceded her in death in 1971, and later married William Lathers, who preceded her in death in 2005. Mrs. Lathers was a communicant member of St. James Catholic church in Montague. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Stephen Schmitt Jr., and two brothers, Ken Gelderbloom and Rodger Gelderbloom.

FAMILY: 3 sons, David (Mary) Schmitt of FL, Stephen (Tammie) Schmitt of Mears and Karl (Christine) Schmitt of Whitehall; 8 grandchildren, Donna Jo (Ron) Spoelhof, Derek Schmitt, David Schmitt Jr., Stacy (Joe) Petree, Samantha Schmitt, Erica Schmitt, Monika Schmitt and Kendal Schmitt; 5 great-grandchildren, Avah Schmitt, Emma Schmitt, Theresa Spoelhof, April Spoelhof and Sadie Spoelhof; 1 sister, Susan Robson of Wyoming; 1 brother, James Gelderbloom of Rockford.

FUNERAL LITURGY: Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at St. James Catholic Church, 5089 Dowling St., Montague.

DONATIONS: Community Foundation for Muskegon County, The John & Donna Schmitt Scholarship Fund, 425 W. Western Ave., Suite 200, Muskegon 49440-1101 or Memorial & Honor Program, St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
 

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Clyde Edward LeTarte of Saint Simons Island Georgia (formerly of Whitehall)

Clyde Edward LeTarte, 75, of Whitehall, Michigan and Saint Simons Island Georgia died peacefully in the early morning hours, surrounded by his wife and family Friday, March 28th, 2014.

He was born to the late Harold and Ellen LeTarte, Aug. 22, 1938 in Muskegon MI.
He graduated from Muskegon High School, attended Muskegon Community College, received his Bachelors from Hope College, his Masters & Doctorate from Michigan State University.

Clyde was a junior high school teacher, Dean of Graduate School - Eastern Michigan University; Vice President of Academics - Triton College, River Forest, IL; President - Jackson Community College, Jackson MI; Michigan House of Representatives; Founder - National Community Education Association, Mott Fellow, Chairman of United Way - Jackson MI, Past National President- Continuous Quality Improvement Networks , Served on the board of Starr Commonwealth, Albion, MI; Director of Adult Education - Michigan Department of Education, Director of Community Education, Muskegon, MI; Co-Author of “Community Education: from Program to Process” & “Reforming Public Schools through Community Education.”

Clyde was an active member of Wesley Methodist Church at Frederica, St Simons Island, GA, and Ferry Memorial Reformed Church, Montague, MI. He was an avid golfer, woodworker, reader, and love spending time with his family and friends. He played golf with the Hampton Golf Club “Pete’s Group”, St Simons Island, GA; and the “Old Guys” in Whitehall, MI. He faithfully attended his Monday night bible study. He was a Brunswick Schools Mentor and President Elect of the Coastal Youth Symphony.

Clyde is survived by his wife of 48 years Kathy LeTarte, two children: Rick LeTarte (Laura) and Rhonda Fiero of Jackson, MI; He also is survived by his Sister Carol (Don) Herrgord, Sister in-law Charlene (Dave) Neblett, 6 grandchildren - Karissa, Jordan, Madison, Jacob, Caleb & Kyle, and his loving dogs Oscar & Hope.

He was a man of quiet faith who was loved and admired by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to:

Starr Commonwealth
13725 Starr Commonwealth Road
Albion, MI 49224
Or
Ferry Memorial Reformed Church
8637 Old Channel Trail
Montague, MI 49437

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at Ferry Memorial Reformed Church, 8637 Old Channel Trail, Montague, MI 49437

VISITING HOURS: Friday, April 4th, 2-4PM and 6-8PM at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, MI 49461.

 

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Mrs. Jacqueline D. Lewis of Montague 

Jacqueline D. Lewis, died April 21, 2011. She was born January 25, 1933, in Watersmeet, Michigan, to Raymond L. and Helen E. (Thoreton) Nye, who preceded her in death. On November 6, 1971, in Whitehall, she married her husband of 40 years, Dennis Lewis. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Ryan, and 2 step-brothers, John "Alden" Popps and Lloyd "Buzz" Popps.

FAMILY: Her husband, Dennis; her children, William (Theresa) Becker, Timothy Becker, Marcia (Peter) Malits and Kathy Becker, all of FL; step-daughter, Laura (Roger) Mulder of Whitehall; step-sons, John (Lucy) Lewis of FL and Jeff Lewis of Whitehall; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Gwendolyn Norkett (her twin sister) of Montague, Billy Rae Carpenter of FL and Colleen (Roy) Sokolowski of Whitehall; 3 brothers, R. Keith (Jenny) Nye and Shannon (Bibbs) Popps, both of Whitehall and Sherwood (Poun) Popps of UT; her mother-in-law, Gladys Lewis; brother-in-law, Leslie (Bernelle) Lewis. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 1:00 PM, at Clock Chapel-Whitehall.
 

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Mr. Donald W. Lipka of Montague 

Donald W. Lipka, age 83, died January 12, 2011. He was born September 10, 1927, in Oak Park, Illinois, to Wendell and Opal (Wadleigh) Lipka. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, he proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. On June 19, 1959, in Ovid, he married the former Winifred Duiker. Mr. Lipka was an independent insurance agent with the White Lake Insurance Agency until retiring. He was a former Mayor of the City of Montague, a Life member of White Lake VFW Post #3256, a Life member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, a member of Montague-Whitehall Rotary Club, a member and Past Worshipful Master of White Lake  Lodge #198 F & AM, an active member of the Montague Museum, had been an American Red Cross volunteer working on blood drives and had been active with the Montague Museum.

FAMILY: His wife, Winifred; 1 daughter, Summer (Darryl) Williams of Montague; 2 sons, Chris (Michele) Lipka of Grand Rapids and Kurt (Valerie) Lipka of Belding; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Laila Wackernagel of Montague; 1 brother, Jack (Flo) Lipka of Montague.

SERVICE: A Memorial Service will be planned and announced for later in the year.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of Montague United Methodist Church, 8555 Cook St., Montague 49437 or White Lake Lodge #198 F & AM, 5425 Dowling St., Montague 49437.
 

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Mrs. Carol Lynne Ford Lohman of Montague

Carol L. Lohman, age 72, died Jun 27, 2014. She was born May 20, 1942, in Muskegon, to Clarence and Beatrice (King) Ford. A graduate of Montague High School as well as attended Central Michigan University. On May 26, 1961, Carol married Gordon Lohman, who preceded her in death. She had worked as an administrative assistant for many years at NBC School in Montague from where she retired. She dedicated her life to nurturing many kids, including her five boys and grandkids. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and two sons, Troy Lohman and Cory Lohman.

Her FAMILY includes her sons, Jeff (Kerry) Lohman and their children, Kendra, Kaylee, Kassey and Jacob, Kevin Lohman and his children Carol and Heidi, and Kyle (Stacey) Lohman, and their children, Riley and Weston; two sisters, Mary Lou (Bob) Grassmeyer and Betty Ann (George) Scott; foster son, Michael Bosma; close family member, Big John Lohman.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 11 AM, at Montague United Methodist Church, 8555 Cook St., Montague, with Mr. James K. Tanis officiating.

VISITING HOURS: Wednesday, 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: White Lake Community Fund, in memory of Carol Lohman, Box 42, Whitehall, MI 49461.

CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake (231-894-5676) was selected to assist with arrangements.
 
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Mr. Clifford N. Longcore of Whitehall 

Clifford N. Longcore, age 86, died July 28, 2011. He was born October 8, 1924, in Grant, to Ray and Julia (Spencer) Longcore. Proudly serving in the US Army during World War II, he was married to the former Hazel Murphy, who preceded him in death in 1984. He then married the former Thelma Hopper Baker, who preceded him in death in 2010. He was currently married to the former Uria "Jerri" DeLong, who has been a delight and a blessing to him and a joyful partner. Mr. Longcore was contractor, owning and operating White Lake Construction Co. until retiring in 1989. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Longcore, a sister and three brothers.  

FAMILY: His wife, Jerri; 1 daughter, Linda (John) Matthews of Holland; 1 son, Russell (Julie) Longcore of GA; grandchildren, Joseph Shinkle of OR, Katie Shinkle of CO, Melissa (Dan) O'Connell of Holland and Russell Longcore Jr. of GA; a step-son, Don DeLong of New Era; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Morgan & Austin O'Connell and Ezekiel Shinkle; 2 sisters, Iva Hodges of Muskegon and Margie (Marlin) Holton of Spring Lake; 1 brother, Rev. Dr. Howard (DeeAnn) Longcore of Jenison.

SERVICE: Sunday, July 31, 2011, at 1:30 PM, at Faith Baptist Church, 3593 Whitehall Rd., North Muskegon, with the Rev. James A. Swierenga officiating. Interment will be made in Chubbick Cemetery-Kent City.

VISITING HOURS: Saturday, 4-7 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of Faith Baptist Church, 3593 Whitehall Rd., North Muskegon 49445.
 

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Mrs. Thelma M. Longcore of Whitehall 

Mrs. Longcore, age 81, died March 29, 2010. She was born April 2, 1928, in Ann Arbor, to Chauncey and Elma (Thompson) Hopper. A resident of Whitehall for 54 years, she was married to Robert Baker on June 15, 1950, in Ann Arbor. He preceded her in death in 1981. She married Clifford Longcore on November 2, 1985, in Montague. He survives her. She had worked as a secretary at White Lake Baptist Church for many years, retiring in 1985, and was currently a devoted member of Faith Baptist Church in North Muskegon. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Earl Hopper and Harold Hopper and a sister, Inez Hopper.

FAMILY: Her husband, Clifford; a daughter, Brenda (Todd) Bartlett of Montague; 2 sons, Steven Baker of CA and Jeffrey (Melody) Baker of WI; step-daughter, Linda Shinkle of Montague; step-son, Russell (Julie) Longcore of GA; 6 grandchildren, Leah (Dan) French of Rothbury, Kyle Bartlett of Muskegon, Corey Bartlett of Montague, Melissa (Daniel) O'Connell of Holland, Russell Longcore Jr. of GA, Joseph (Lisa) Shinkle of OR and Katie Shinkle of AL; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Morgan & Austin O'Connell of Holland, Isaac French of Rothbury and Ezekiel Shinkle of OR; 1 brother, Carl (Opal) Hopper of Ann Arbor; nieces & nephews.

SERVICE: Friday, April 2, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at Faith Baptist Church, 3593 Whitehall Rd., North Muskegon, with Rev. James A. Swieringa officiating. Interment will be made in Oakhurst Cemetery-Whitehall.

VISITING HOURS: Thursday, 6-8 PM, at the church in North Muskegon.

DONATIONS: Faith Baptist Church, for Faith Promise Missions, 3593 Whitehall Rd., North Muskegon 49445.
 

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Ms. Enrica Ranae Lorenz of Wyoming, MI 

Enrica Ranae Lorenz, age 27, died Sunday, August 15, 2010, while swimming in Lake Michigan at Muskegon. She was born December 19, 1982, in Muskegon, to Donald and Jane (Lorenz) Smith. She had worked as a sales associate at Pizza House in Grand Rapids. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Darnell McClain, her grandfather, R. Randal Lorenz, an uncle, Randall Lorenz and a cousin, David Lorenz.

FAMILY: A daughter, Kaliyah Lorenz; 2 sons, Elijah Lorenz and Jadkiss Wilson; grandmothers, Ida Smith of Muskegon and Anne (Duane) Lorenz of Whitehall; 2 sisters, Thelma Young and Shantrice Huston; brothers, (Donald) Philip Lorenz of Grand Rapids, Detrick Williams and Billy Mallory; aunts & uncles, Louanne Kelly, Stephen Lorenz, Greg Lorenz, Jeffrey Lorenz, Stacie Lorenz, Larry, Jeff, Glen, Snap, Dale, Curtis, Johnny, Barbara, Carolyn, Bevery, Gail, Tellma & Potraile; nieces & nephews; many extended family members. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, August 20, 2010, at 11 AM, at Evangelical Covenant Church of Whitehall, 900 S. Warner St., Whitehall, with the Rev. Thomas G. Beeghly and Mr. James K. Tanis officiating.

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

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Mrs. Collette M. Loss of Twin Lake

Colette M. Loss, age 78, died November 9, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 22, 1933, in Muskegon, to Curtis L. and Viola I. (Erskine) Russell. She was married to Timothy P. Loss, who preceded her in death, had been a homemaker all her life. Mrs. Loss was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Kohler, and two brothers, Curtis Russell and Bruce Russell.

FAMILY: Colette's family includes her daughter, Valerie (Charles P.) Mittelstadt of Muskegon, her grandchildren, Daniel J. Jr. (Kelly) Davis of Muskegon, Holly (Paul) Mazurkiewicz of Twin Lake, Derrick P. (Kimberly) Mittelstadt of Muskegon, Candace L. (Tom) Duell of Muskegon and Courtney M. Mittelstadt of Muskegon; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Samantha, Brandon, Emily, Isabelle and Zoey; three brothers, Ray Russell Sr., Gordon Russell, and Larry A. Russell.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, November 16, 2012, at 1 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall. Interment will be in Twin Lake Cemetery.

VISITING TIME: Friday, November 16, at the funeral home in Whitehall.
 

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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. Fred W. Loy of Whitehall

Fred W. Loy, age 95, died April 15, 2014. He was born November 18, 1918, in Miamisburg, Ohio, to Herbert A. and Mabel A. (Smith) Loy. Mr. Loy served in the US Army. On August 4, 1939, he married the former Ella Mae Swaney, in Ohio. Mrs. Loy preceded him in death in 2006. Fred worked as a design engineer and retired from Gardner-Denver Mfg. Co. in Grand Haven. He was a member of White Lake Congregational UCC. He was a Life member of White Lake Golf Club, an avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt and fish, and also was a talented antler-carver. Mr. Loy was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Loy, and a brother, Donald Loy.

FAMILY: His daughter, Carol Butzer; a daughter-in-law, Sue Loy; his grandchildren, Christine (Tom) Gooch, Greg (Marsha) Butzer and Hallie Loy; 4 great-grandchildren.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 10 AM, at White Lake Congregational Church, 1809 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, MI, with the Rev. Keith N. Koebel and the Rev. Pam L. Koebel officiating.

DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of White Lake Congregational UCC, 1809 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, MI 49461 or Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon, MI 49441.

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

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Mrs. Adelle L. Lucas (widow of Boyce) (formerly of Whitehall)

Adelle Lazarus Lucas, 81, formerly of Whitehall, died at Clark Retirement Village in Grand Rapids on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Born in Traverse City on July 7, 1931 to Maynard and Anna Aaron Lazarus, she was the second of three children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyce Lucas in 1995.

Adelle attended Traverse City schools, and then the University of Michigan, where she earned her bachelors's degree and a teaching certificate. It was in a Spanish class at U of M that she met her future husband, Boyce Lucas, and they were married in Detroit in December of 1952. Following Boyce's discharge from the service in 1956, they moved to Whitehall, where they made their home and raised four children. Their most cherished and enduring friendships were forged in the Whitehall community.

During the early years of her marriage, Adelle was a homemaker. She returned to the work force as a para-professional at Whitehall Elementary School. Following her retirement, she maintained her interest in education through volunteer work with a local literacy program.

Adelle loved music. She was an accomplished pianist, and her family was always happy to hear her run through her repertoire of beautiful classical pieces. Adelle inspired the love of classical music in all her children and each had music lessons while at school.

Adelle also enjoyed travel. She was an exchange student in Mexico during her last year at U of M. She and Boyce traveled with foreign-language class students to Spain and France, and they made a number of visits to Australia.
A prolific writer of poetry, Adelle gifted many of her friends and relatives with her creative works. She also baked a mean batch of brownies, and she was known to show up on friends' doorsteps with a plate of them in hand. Her fondness for teddy bears grew into a noteworthy group of collectible bears. She became a confirmed dog lover in 2001 after adopting her Bichon, Buddy, from the Muskegon Humane Society.

Survivors include her children, Jeffrey (Belle) Lucas of Windsor, Colorado; Karen Steidler of Davis, California; Susan Lucas of Sydney, Australia; Pamela Lucas (Phil Ondersma) of Grand Rapids; her grandchildren, Aaron Lucas, Elysia Lucas, Olivia Steidler, Miranda Steidler, Meghan Steidler, Taylor Cornell, Travis Cornell, Lucas Cornell, Trevor (Kelly) Bullock, Michael Bullock, and Scott (Kyoko Kawase) Bullock; and many nieces and nephews.

Following her move three years ago to Clark Retirement in Grand Rapids, Adelle made a host of new friends, including companions Nancy Nielsen, Connie Rousseau, and Stacy Robinson, and the many staff members of the Clark community. The family would like to thank them all for their care.

Burial has taken place in a private service.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE for Adelle will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 2:00 PM, at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that those wishing to offer an expression of sympathy direct DONATIONS to Pound Buddies, 1300 E. Keating Ave., Muskegon 49442.
 

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Mr. James H. Luttrull Sr. of Montague

James H. Luttrull Sr., age 62, died October 2, 2013. He was born May 19, 1951, in Muskegon, to Elwood and Marie (Kropf) Luttrull. Jim earned an Associates Degree at Muskegon Community College and was an engineer at Howmet Corp. until retiring. On June 25, 1977, he married the former Mitzi L. Hildebrandt. An active member of St. James Catholic Church in Montague, he served his parish and community through involvement in the White Lake Giving Tree, Lenten fish fries, weekly Bingo, and as an usher. Jim was always willing to lend a helping hand in many projects that came up. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam era. Jim was a member of Our Lady of White Lake Knights of Columbus Council #12985, White Lake VFW Post #3256, and White Cloud Eagles Aerie #4170. As an Honorary Lifetime member of the White Lake Area Sportfishing Association, he often spent long hours heading up the cooking at their Annual Fish Boil. He was an avid outdoorsman. He was a regular blood donor to the American Red Cross. Jim was known for growing giant pumpkins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

FAMILY: His wife, Mitzi; his sons, James Jr. (Lisa) Luttrull and Christopher Luttrull; grandsons, Elwood, Joseph and Jack; siblings, Eugene (Brenda) Luttrull, Joan (Paul) Rolewicz, Tom (Jennifer) Luttrull and John Luttrull; brothers-in-law, William (Janie) Hildebrandt, John Hildebrandt, Tom (Debbie) Hildebrandt and Andy Hildebrandt, many nieces & nephews.

FUNERAL MASS: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 11 AM, at St. James Catholic Church, 5179 Dowling St., Montague, with the Rev. Fr. Peter Omogo presiding.

VISITING TIME: Monday, 5-8 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, and Tuesday, 10-11 AM at St. James prior to Mass.

DONATIONS: St. James Catholic Church Music Ministry, 5179 Dowling St., Montague 49437, Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441 or White Lake VFW Post #3256, 9370 Walsh Rd., Montague 49437.
 

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Mrs. Sandra J. Lutz LPN of Muskegon

Sandra J. Lutz LPN, age 55, died Saturday, December 10, 2011, in Muskegon. She was born January 4, 1956, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Louis J. and Juanita M. (Stratton) Richardson. On August 17, 1991, she married James C. Lutz, who preceded her in death in 1999. She had worked at Heartland Health Care Center of Whitehall from 1990 until 1999. She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Lutz, in 2002.

FAMILY: Her children, Hollis (Connie) Edwards of Rothbury, Juanita Bowers of TN, Ronnie Edwards and George Lutz, both of Muskegon; 12 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Suean (Stanley) Hampton and Teresa Lee, both of MO; a brother, Louis (Dee) Richardson of Michigan.

SERVICE: Sunday, December 18, 2011, at 4 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, with the Rev. Barbara Riley-Baldwin officiating.

VISITING TIME: Sunday, 2-4 PM at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Lutz Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.
 

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Mrs. Virginia H. Lynn (Widow of Robert) of North Muskegon

Virginia H. Lynn, age 84, died October 5, 2012. She was born January 31, 1928, to Augustus and Hilda (Lederle) Gale, in Muskegon. On December 4, 1951, she married Robert F. Lynn, in Muskegon. She had been a homemaker all her life. Mrs. Lynn was a member of Faith Baptist Church in North Muskegon. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 6 brothers.

FAMILY: 2 sons, James (Bessie) Lynn of IL and Rod (Marilou) Lynn of North Muskegon; 3 daughters, Bonnie (Richard) Coleman of Howell, Linda (Edward) Hoffman of Whitehall and Lola (Jeff) Minor of Norton Shores; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren;3 sisters; 3 brothers.

SERVICE: Thursday, October 11, 2012, at 1 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, with the Rev. James A. Swierenga officiating. Interment will be in Fruitland Township Cemetery.

VISITING TIME: Wednesday, 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.

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

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