Sunday, November 7, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 11/07/10


Agnes Roche Ayotte *

90, of Houston, Texas, died Sept. 25. Memorial services 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Pinckney. Arrangements by Earthman Funeral Home, Bellaire, Texas.



Alma Rae Bell *

88, of Lansing Township, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Monday at Bethel Baptist Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home. 



Anderson, Michael Anthony

Anderson Michael Anthony Michael is survived by Sally Anderson, mother, Tanya M. Anderson, wife, Michael and Daniel Anderson, sons, Michelle R. Jackson, daughter (James) and James III, Isaac T., grandchildren. Home Going Service on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church 1177 West 25th Street, Los Angeles, California 90007, (213 747-1367).



Arlene Esther Ramey

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Baker, Robert

Baker Robert Age 69, of Linden, died October 2, 2010. Funeral Service: 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 5 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Visitation 12 p.m. Tuesday until service. Contributions: American Cancer Society.



Barczi, Yolanda I.

Barczi Yolanda I. October 2, 2010, age 90, of Allen Park. Preceded in death by husband, Steve. Loving aunt of Ronald (Arlene) Zecsei. Visitation Monday 12:30 p.m. until time of service 5:00 p.m at John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline, Southgate.



Bushnell, Samuel

Bushnell Samuel October 1, 2010. Beloved husband of Colleen for 66 years. Loving father of Linda Wall, Alan Bushnell, Ronnie (Andrea) Bushnell and Roger (Robert Moore) Bushnell. Dear brother of Albert Bushnell. Loving grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 5. Visitation Monday 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home (5900 Allen Rd). Funeral Wednesday October 6, 2010, 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment Parkview Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook and share memories at



Carl David Benander

Carl David Benander of Gladwin died unexpectedly of natural causes on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 in North Carolina. He was 69. 



Carlene J. Cicerella Jan. 6, 1959-Nov. 4, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:16 AM 

Carlene J. Cicerella, 51 years, of Erie, MI passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010 in The Toledo Hospital.



Carol A. Busha

Sunday, November 7, 2010 7:16 AM 

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Cecil Robert Brink *

91, of Alma, farmer, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis Chapel. 



Clarey, Rita Mae

Clarey Rita Mae July 22, 1926 - October 1, 2010. Rita's spirit has risen to heaven to meet her God, her husband and eldest son who preceded her in death. Soon she will be a part of a very special and long awaited McCrady Reunion with her parents and 10 brothers and sisters. Her death will bring to close a generation whose memories we will all cherish. Her last days were spent in the peace and comfort of her home in Sparks, Nevada with her daughter Peggy Clarey and son-in-law, Fred Conner. Rita was born at the farm on Pumping Station Road. Fairfield County, Ohio. She grew up in Sugar Grove, Ohio, attended and graduated from Berne Union School in Sugar Grove, Ohio. Rita was the youngest child born to Charles and Rosemary (Shonebarger) McCrady. Rita was married to Wilbert A. Clarey for 56 years before his death in 2006. At that time she moved to Nevada to live with her only daughter. She had four children: Daniel (Linda), Peggy (Fred), Bruce (Alise), and Andrew (Laura). She had six male grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a Nurses Aid at Garden City Osteopathic Hospital for over 20 Years. G.C.O.H. is located less that one block from the family Home on Cardwell Street, Garden City, Michigan. Her interests included playing cards, bingo, casino gambling and creating Jewelry Pictures. With "Web", she became an active and enthusiastic member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, starting in the mid 50's at Johnsons Post #78, on Joy Road in Detroit, Michigan, and ending her service at Battle Born Post #9211 on VFW Historic Lane in Reno, Nevada. She was anointed by Father Norman King from the Immaculate Conception Church. Her remains will be at the Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia, Michigan. Instead of flowers or gifts, remembrances can be PAID FORWARD.



Craig F. Avery

Craig F. Avery Granbury Craig F. Avery, 63, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, after a courageous battle against cancer. Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Worth. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Memorials to First United Methodist Church of Granbury,, ., or the Humane Society of Flower Mound, Operation Kindness,, . Craig was born April 26, 1947, to Carl and Bettie Avery in Battle Creek, Mich. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School, Class of 1965, and from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Class of 1974, with a BS degree in marketing. Craig began a 40-year career in material handling with Clark Equipment Co. in Michigan, which culminated into chief operating officer at a material handling company in Memphis, Tenn. He was an integral part in advancing the Memphis company; under his direction, the company grew from one Memphis location to 15 locations in the South and Southwest. Craig implemented a mentoring program for the Memphis ISD that allowed his employees to assist and teach underprivileged children life skills. He was an avid boater and loved to fish. He was a wonderful man who touched many lives and made many friends. Craig was preceded in death by his parents; and one granddaughter, Meredith Thomas. Survivors: wife, Linda McAllister Avery; son, Scott Avery and wife, Kristin; daughter, Heather Rodriguez and husband, Joseph; stepson, Randy McAllister; stepdaughters, Lisa Wood and husband, Michael, and Kelly Lyon and husband, Tim; and grandchildren, Crew, Kellan and Jules Avery, Emme Rodriguez, Sara, Austin and Allison Strube, Jordan Thomas Jackson and husband, Jon, and Bailie McAllister. Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 817-336-0584



Derek Charles Oakes

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Dessie M. David *

84, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Charlotte, died Oct. 18. Graveside services will be held at a later date.



Dolores Dyer

Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:30 AM 

Dolores Dyer, 95, of Monroe died Friday in her home. 



Dolores Luella Dyer April 6, 1915-Nov. 5, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:17 AM 

Dolores Luella Nephew was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 6, 1915. 



Donald D. Wilson

Donald D. Wilson, 79, of Gladwin, passed away after a long illness, on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. He was born on May 27, 1931, in Harrison, to Samuel and Cora (Sammons) Wilson. He married Jeanette Hicks on May 16, 1953, in Angola, Indiana.



Donna Ann Wentz

Saturday, November 6, 2010 8:48 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Donna R. Vance *

Donna R. Vance Coldwater Donna R. Vance, 85, died on Friday, November 5, 2010. A service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Coldwater. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2010 at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater.



Doris Cabana Rieck

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Edward Louis Avers

Sunday, November 7, 2010 7:16 AM 

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Eleanor Ann Patterson

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Eleanor J. Smith *

Eleanor J. Smith Marshall Eleanor J. Smith, 88, died on Thursday, November4, 2010. Visitation will take place at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home on Sunday from 1-3pm and 5-7pm. 



Elijah G. Smith Jr.

Sunday, November 7, 2010 7:16 AM

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Elliott, SR. Gretchen, R.S.M.

Elliott SR. Gretchen, R.S.M. Age 69. October 3, 2010. Survived by five sisters, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Welcome Service Tuesday 1 p.m. with visitation until 8:30 p.m. at McAuley Center, 28750 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Prayer Service Tuesday at 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Mercy Center Chapel, 28650 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements by McCabe Funeral Home.



Eugene Bentley *

81, of Laingsburg, General Motors machine repair employee, died Saturday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Laingsburg. 



Evelyn M. Spencer

Evelyn M. Spencer, 94, passed away after a long illness, on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at West Branch Medical Center, West Branch. She was born on Sept. 7, 1916, in Flint, to Claude and Edna (Wood) Wheeler. She married Sam Spencer on Sept. 4, 1936, in Angola, Indiana. He preceded her in death in 1985.



Flagg, Barbara Jean

Flagg Barbara Jean October 1, 2010. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Warren, Sr. Dear mother of Warren (the late Katie), Catherine, David (Jill), Paul, Michael (Greg), and Steve (Monica). Cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of seven. Sister of the late Sylvia Pitonyak. The family wishes to thank her many caregivers at Boulevard Hills. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward, (between 13-14 Mile), Wednesday 9 a.m. until Funeral service at 1 p.m. Family suggests memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Association. View obituary and share memories at



Florence I. DuBreuil

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Frances L. Warrington

Sunday, November 7, 2010 7:16 AM 

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Fred Van Dam, 73

Sunday, November 7, 2010 5:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Gary Ray Hillier

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Gerald Harvey (Jerry) Anderson

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Germaine A. Long *

Germaine A. Long Battle Creek Germaine A. Long, 81, died Friday November 5, 2010. Visitation Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. A service will be held 10a.m. Wednesday Nov. 10, 2010 at St. Jerome Catholic Church. The full obituary will be in Monday's paper.



Harvey 'Jack' Robinette Sr.

Saturday, November 6, 2010 8:55 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Hermine "Toni" Boyd

Sunday, November 7, 2010 7:16 AM 

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Hollyer, Lawrence C.

Hollyer Lawrence C. 79, of Farmington, September 26, 2010. Beloved husband of Shirley for 59 years. Dear father of Michael, Linda, Larry, Laura and Gordon. Proud "Papa" of Jason, Jeffrey, Jessica, Jacob and Joseph. Dear brother of Phyllis, Barbara and Edward. A simple cremation has taken place. No public services are planned. Arrangements by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248) 474-5200.



Howrani, Ameen

Howrani Ameen Age 69, passed away on October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of Arlene for 30 years. Loving father to Ara Howrani and Ana (Joel) Howrani Heeres. Survivors include brothers Faris (Carlene) Howrani, John (Terri) Howrani, and sister Mary Catherine (Duane) Ashley, as well as brother-in-law Kenneth Yagoobian. He was predeceased by his parents Catherine and Adeeb Howrani. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Ameen will be remembered for changing the look of photography by capturing the powerful faces of everyday people in a compelling way. He will also be remembered for his charisma and the way he touched people on a personal level. At the time of his death, Ameen was working on a book, a 40-year retrospective of his photography in Detroit. A memorial for Ameen will be held on Friday, October 8, 5-9 p.m. at his studio. Remembrance at 7 p.m., with Reception to follow. Information to come at Ameen's Memorial regarding in lieu of flowers. To submit memories of Ameen, visit his Facebook page.



In Memory of

In Memory of Susan Snyder You were taken away from your family and friends 10 years ago today by a drunk driver that hit you "Head On", I thought of all the yesterdays I thought of all the love we shared, and all the laughter we had (around the dinner table). We have been lonesome and hope God is enjoying you as much as we did. How did we give you up? Susan was known for her love of life, laughter and dedication to thousands of her Girl Scout's and God's children. Sadly missed by your mother, brothers, many relatives and special friends.



Jaber, Jacob J.

Jaber Jacob J. Age 98 of Southfield. October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (d. 2003). Loving father of Pauline (Jerry Sr.) Wakefield, Frances Kennady, Margaret Jaber, Barbara (Dan) Kuzniar, Judy Williams and the late Garrie Jaber. Cherished grandfather of nine, great-grandfather of ten and great-great-grandfather of one. Dear brother of Josephine Shaw. Funeral Wednesday, October, 6th (time pending) at St. Alexander Catholic Church 27835 Shiawassee (btw. Inkster and Middlebelt) Farmington Hills. Visitation Monday 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday 2:00-8:00 p.m., with an evening Rosary, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road, (just north of Grand River) downtown Farmington 248-474-5200. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials suggested to Angela Hospice.



James J. Fish *

86, of Lansing, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Church, Garden of Prayer Chapel. Arrangements by Chapel in the Pines Funeral Home. 



James Robert Donahue

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James Stykemain June 8, 1942-Nov. 5, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:17 AM 

James Stykemain, 68 years, of Temperance, MI passed away Friday, November 5, 2010 in Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. 



Joan E. Churchill *

80, of Leslie, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, Leslie. Arrangements by J.C. Adams Funeral Home, Leslie. 



Jones, Constance Rosemary

Jones Constance Rosemary Was born on August 9, 1974 in Detroit, MI. The daughter of Sheila Jones and Joseph Jones. She was later raised by Johnnie Wilson and Robert Payne. Constance had a love for music and her discount shopping. She is also survived by many loving family members and friends. Connie you will be missed and loved always!! Funeral 11 a.m. at Caver Memorial Funeral Home, 19301 Van Dyke, 313-892-8300.



Joseph A. Dimmick *

56, of Lansing, senior production underwriter, died Wednesday. Visitation 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



Joseph A. Gay *

46, of Lansing, formerly of Perry, restaurant line cook, died Tuesday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.



Joseph Michael Alvarado

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Juan De Los Santos

Saturday, November 6, 2010 8:53 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Judith V. Kormos Dec. 1, 1936-Nov. 6, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:17 AM 

Judith V. Kormos, age 73, of Milan died November 6, 2010 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital following an extended illness. 



Judy Dewey *

89, of Lansing, died Nov. 27, 2009. Memorial services 2 p.m. Thursday at Salvation Army South Corps, Lansing. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.



Kayser, Joan M.

Kayser Joan M. Beloved wife of Robert. Dearest mother of Paul (Joyce) and Andrea McCaffrey. Loving grandmother of four. Memorial Mass Tuesday 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of Hope Church, (St. Germaine Campus) 28301 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores.



Kenneth Beach

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Kenneth L. Beach *

83, of Lansing, retired Olofsson Tool & Die employee, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Monday at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel.



Leonard Dallas Keen

Leonard Dallas Keen was born on March 17, 1921, in Perkins, Missouri, to Earl and Nellie Keen. The family moved to Flint for the auto boom in the early 30's and Leonard then relocated to Gladwin in 1938, in part for his love of the outdoors.



Lois M. Caswell *

88, of Lansing, died Tuesday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



Margaret A. Simpson

Sunday, November 7, 2010 7:16 AM

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Margaret Rose "Rose" Shields

Margaret Rose Shields, "Rose" Margaret Rose Shields, "Rose" as she was affectionately known to her family, was called to her Lord and Savior in the early hours of November 6, 2010 after a short illness. Rose was born October 29, 1925 to James Arthur and Leona (Hofer) Shields, both of whom have passed on to eternal salvation in advance of Rose. Rose was blessed with a loving family and in turn provided a tremendous amount of love and compassion to her family members and others in her life. Rose always put other people's needs before her own. She was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Charles Patrick Shields, at age twenty-one (21) while serving his country honorably in World War II; and by her beloved sister, Anne Marie Hardy on January 18, 2010. Rose is survived by her baby-sister (age 81), Ruth Eileen (William) O'Brien of Kalamazoo. Rose is also survived by several nephews and a niece: Father Patrick Hardy, Diocese of Superior, WI; Richard (Gail) Hardy of Battle Creek, MI; James Arthur (Amy) O'Brien of Granger, IN; Margot Juliette (Robert) Cleveland of Dearborn, MI; Roderick Shields (Tanya, deceased) O'Brien of Colorado Springs, CO; and many grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. Rose attended St. Philip School and was a life long member of St. Philip Catholic Parish - receiving all of her sacraments there. Her faith and her parish were central to Rose's life. She could be found for parts of eight decades at mass during the week and weekends and she helped the school and parish throughout her entire life. Rose was a very active Catholic and often attended perpetual adoration services. She encouraged her nieces and nephews to pray and had them copy and recite our Lord's Prayer as homework, when they were children. Rose's faith was a tremendous example for others and will be missed. Cremation has taken place and a Mass for Rose will be held at St. Philip Catholic Church in the near future. Those interested in remembering Rose are encouraged to pray the rosary in her memory and to have masses said for her and her sister Anne Marie. Arrangements are by Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



Marion L. Detjen *

90, of East Lansing, retired real estate agent, died Saturday. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing. 



Marjorie Abel Jan. 3, 1930-Nov. 5, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:18 AM 

Marjorie Abel, age 80, a lifelong resident of Lambertville, MI, died Friday, November 5, 2010 in Regency Hospital of Toledo. 



Martens, Lorraine

Martens Lorraine Passed Friday, October 1 at the age of 94. Widow of Lawrence H. Martens. Daughters Judy (David) Newsom and Linda (Gary) Cline. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 6. Member of Huron Hunting & Fishing Club, Plum Hollow Golf & Country Club, Richardson Senior Center, Nardineers Seniors, EGA-Indian River and Farmington Hills. Services at Glen Eden Cemetery, 35667 W. Eight Mile, Livonia, MI 48152 on Wednesday, October 6 at 11 a.m. viewing 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donate to Old Newsboys Fund, Salvation Army, or Burt Lake Preservation Assoc.



Mary Ann Wilkey

Mary Ann Wilkey Dayton, TN Mary Ann Wilkey, 100, of Dayton, TN passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Battle Creek Health System. She was born November 4, 1910 in Birchwood, TN the daughter of George Washington and Sarah Jane (Young) Lawson. She married William C. "Bill" Wilkey on October 13, 1930 in Rhea County, TN and he preceded her in death on February 11, 1983. Mary worked as a braider for 30 years for the Shipley Basket Factory of Dayton, TN, retiring in 2000. She also worked for Walridge Knitting Mills as a looper for 10 years and in a crate factory. When she lived in Battle Creek, she worked for the Holiday Inn as a housekeeper. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Helen Wilkey of Battle Creek; grandchildren, J.R. (Wanda) Roberts of Dayton, TN, Linda (Ernie) Onks of Dayton, TN, Mary (Bill) Kirkpatrick of Trenton, GA, William "Melvin" Wilkey of Battle Creek, Charles (Patty) Wilkey of Battle Creek, Yvonne "Carol" and Brent West of Battle Creek, Debra (Jim) Hosking of Ceresco, Marianne (John) Girdley of Battle Creek, Betty (Mark) Payne of Longwood, FL, Teresa (Chris) Miller of Bellevue; 22 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren, 4 step-great-great grandchildren. Mary really loved her family and she will be greatly missed by them. She was preceded in death by her parents; children, Helen Roberts, William "Ted" Wilkey; 5 brothers, 2 sisters; granddaughter, Dottie Roberts; great granddaughter, Julie Brown and great-great grandson, Tucker Megaris. Funeral services will be held at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home in Dayton, Tennessee. Burial will be at the Rhea Memorial Gardens in Dayton, TN. Memorial tributes may be made to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice or Dayton Tennessee Area Hospice. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145



Mary F. Crimmins *

61, of Lansing, died Friday. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home.



Massey, Evelyn

Massey Evelyn October 1, 2010. Age 91. Of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Richard (Marilyn) Massey, Marilyn (Neal) Tieppo, Victoria (Armando) Ozuna and the late Rose Marie. Dearest sister of Susan, Floyd, Hazel, and Viola. Also survived by three grandchildren. Visitation at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (Dearborn Chapel), Monday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm Catholic Church. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Online guestbook at



Matthew L. Chopper

Matthew L. Chopper Albion Matthew L. Chopper, age 95 passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 at his residence in Albion. He was born April 10, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois to George and Julianna (Birch) Chopper. On June 6, 1951 he married Edna Greenman who preceded him in death on May 4, 2006. He graduated from Albion High School in 1933 and was the last living survivor of his class. He worked for Airco in Albion as the plant manager for 25 years and retired in 1977. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. He enjoyed fishing, shortwave radios and CB's. He loved his family very much. Matthew is survived by: (2) stepsons: Ted Gibbs of Albion, Richard Gibbs of Albion; (3) Sisters: Jenny Panco of Battle Creek, Lillian Smak of Battle Creek, Olga Giddens of Hastings, Brother: Alex Chopper of Tennessee; Godson: Chris (Leslie) Chopper of Albion. (9) grandchildren; (17) great-grandchildren; (5) great-great-grandchildren He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 3 sisters, Sophie Chopper, Anne Haiduchik, and Eleanor Lazarchuk, and 1 brother Nicholas Chopper. According to his wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Albion. Those who wish to make Memorial Contributions to: Donor's Choice is available at the funeral home on 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224.



Mcphee, Charles J.

Mcphee Charles J. Age 70 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Mary and the late Suzanne. Loving father of Craig (Darlene) and Caren (David) Traylor. Very proud grandpa of Lauren, Scott, Steven, and Michael. Dearest son of Anna Simon. Preceded in death by his dear son Shawn. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at the Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at the funeral home 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Please visit the online guestbook at



Melvin Lavern Lueders

Melvin Lavern Lueders of Hope passed away on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at the age of 86, at his home surrounded by his wife of 65 years and his family. He was born September 9, 1924 in Midland, the son of the late Herman and Hazel (Lavier) Lueders.



Mildred E. Brown *

80, of Lansing, died Friday. Memorial services 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at Bethel Baptist Church, Lansing. Body donated to MSU Willed Body program.



Nancy L. Clark

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OBITUARY: William Howard Fears, 85, of Ionia

William Howard Fears, 85, of Ionia passed away Oct. 30, 2010 in Ionia. 



Obituary James Raymond "Bish" McGinn, age 81, Hubbardston

James Raymond "Bish" McGinn age 81, of Hubbardston, passed away, Thursday, Oct, 21, 2010 at his home with his family by his side.



Obituary Rhonda Sue Myers, 57, Belding

Rhonda Sue Myers, 57, of Belding passed away Thursday evening Oct. 21,2010 at Spectrum Health's Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids.



Obituary Richard Howard Hemenway Sr., 86, formerly of Stanton

Richard Howard Hemenway, Sr, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids. He formerly lived in Stanton for 35 years. 



Obituary Victor Elwood "Vic" Hawn, 90, Sheridan

Victor Elwood "Vic" Hawn, Age 90 of Sheridan went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. 



Obituary: Arlene L. Miller, 94, of Lyons

Arlene L. Miller, 94, of Lyons, passed away Oct. 29, 2010. She was born Jan. 21, 1916 in Orleans, the daughter of Earl and Louisa (Christiasen) Gladding. Arlene married Glenn S. Miller. He preceded her in death in 1985.



Obituary: David "Smitty" Smith, 56, Ionia

David "Smitty" Smith, 56, Ionia, passed away on Oct. 21, 2010.



Obituary: Donald J. Narragon, 80, of Vestaburg

Donald J. Narragon, 80, of Vestaburg, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010.



Obituary: Dorothy A. Perrien, 74, of Lyons

Dorothy A. Perrien, 74, of Lyons was suddenly taken away from her family Oct. 20, 2010 in Lansing. She was born June 19, 1936 in Bedford, Pa., the daughter of Irene Wertz. 



Obituary: Judge Ivan " Jud" Gay, 74, of Belding

Judge Ivan " Jud" Gay, 74, of Belding, died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2010 at Spectrum Health-Greenville Campus. Jud was born on Aug. 29, 1936 in Reed City the son of Claude A. and Elizabeth Hill Gay.



Obituary: Judith E. Canfield, 65, of Saranac

Judith E. Canfield, 65, of Saranac passed away Oct. 26, 2010 at her home.



Obituary: Kathleen L. "Kitty" Rogers, 89, of Lyons

Kathleen L. "Kitty" Rogers, 89, of Lyons, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. 



Obituary: Linda L. Agostini, 70, of Ionia

Linda L. Agostini, 70, of Ionia, passed away on Nov. 5, 2010.



Obituary: Merl B. Besson, 74, of Orleans

Merl B. Besson, 74, of Orleans passed away at home surrounded by his loving family Oct. 25, 2010. 



Obituary: Nettie Lea Bussell, 72, of Crystal

Nettie Lea Bussell, 72, of Crystal, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma. 



Obituary: Norman Benson Kimble, 95, of Ionia

Norman Benson Kimble, 95, of Ionia, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. 



Obituary: Patricia Ann "Patsy" Parks, 50, of Belding

Patricia Ann "Patsy" Parks, 50, of Belding, went Home to her Lord peacefully on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 surrounded by her family.



Obituary: Stuart Houghton, 84, of Ionia

Stuart Houghton, 84, of Ionia passed away at his home with his family by his side Oct. 31, 2010 in Ionia. He was born Nov. 14, 1925 in Ionia the son of Lyle and Wilma (Laux) Houghton.



Obituary: William Howard Fears of Ionia

William Howard Fears of Ionia passed away Oct. 30, 2010.



Obituary; Ray Basil Devers, 55, of Blanchard

Ray Basil Devers, 55, of Blanchard, passed away Oct. 28, 2010. He was born Feb. 19, 1955 in Carson City, the son of Wilford and Addie Marie (Thayer) Devers. 



Orel, Delores

Orel Delores Age 96, October 1, 2010, formerly of Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Harry Orel, the late Charles Bonham, and the late Raymond Westcott. Loving mother of Janice (the late Dr. Robert) Songe, William Westcott, Sherilyn (Richard) Hernandez, Barbara (Michael) Gillespie and Terry (Janet) Orel. Dear sister of Ernie (Julie) Tharpe. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. In state Tuesday 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Trenton, 2610 West Jefferson until time of service 12 noon. Interment Michigan Memorial Park. Visit online guestbook at



Patricia A. "Pat" Currier

Patricia A. "Pat" Currier Battle Creek Patricia A. "Pat" Currier, 79, died October 21, 2010. Pat was born March 13, 1931 in Battle Creek the daughter of Dr. Carl G. and Margaret E. (Grogan) Fahndrich. She graduated from St. Philip High School in 1951 and attended Argubright Business College. Pat married Robert Lee Currier and he preceded her in death January 22, 1991. She was a secretary at the former Leila Hospital from 1954-1957; she then was a waitress at the former Sky Club, Mar Creek and the Top Hat from 1957-1980 and then she went to work at Pinkerton Security, where she retired from in 1989. She was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Eagles Aerie #299 Ladies Auxiliary. She also had a passion for her cats. Pat is survived by her niece, Elizabeth (Bob) Lepper of Dowling; three nephews, Bob (Lisa) Bailey of Whitmore Lake, and Bill (Susan) Bailey of Clinton Township, and David Bailey of Fenton; three great nieces; two great nephews; two great-great nephews; and a brother-in-law, David H. Barnes and a sister-in-law, Barb Fahndrich. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sisters, Mary Fahndrich and Frances R. Barnes; and her brother, Carl Fahndrich. As per Pat's wishes, cremation has taken place and the graveside service to celebrate Pat's life will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI., with Fr. Robert F. Creagan, officiating. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Humane Society-Calhoun Area. Arrangements by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



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Pilat, Frank A.

Pilat Frank A. Age 85, October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Joseph, Dianne (Robert, Sr.) Staroscik, and Dennis. Dearest grandpa of Robert, Jr., Raymond (Bonnie), Sandra and Craig. Proud great-grandpa of Emma Madelyn. Brother of Helen Mitchell and is predeceased by many brothers and sisters. He will be missed by his four-legged friend, Winston. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with a K of C Rosary 6:30 p.m. at the Leonard A. Turowski and Son Funeral Home, 9300 Middlebelt Rd. (just south of West Chicago Rd.), Livonia. Funeral Mass Wednesday 9:30 a.m. with viewing 9:00 a.m. at the Church of the Divine Child, 25001 Herbert Weier Drive, Dearborn. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.



Radtke, Robert Paul

Radtke Robert Paul 59, of Bloomfield Hills. A proud family life with Lynn, his wife, and daughters, Sarah and Alyssa. Grew up in Northwest side of Detroit and attended Henry Ford High School. The oldest of five children, Rob loved to spend summers up north with family and friends. Summers were spent fishing and roaming the woods and fields of our beautiful state. Rob graduated from Oakland University and then the National College of Chiropractic in Illinois. He worked first as an associate of George Goodheart, founder of Applied Kinesiology and later practiced privately in Birmingham for 25 years. His ability to reach bodies, hearts and minds was legendary. Rob was gifted at articulating the pilgrimage towards consciousness. Rob was the enthusiastic president of Kirkwood Lake Association for 20 years. Rob loved to fish with his brothers and friends on the beautiful Michigan waterways. All those who knew Rob knew he was the facilitator of fun and joy and true engagement in life. Survived by beloved wife Lynn and daughters Sarah and Alyssa. Loving parents, Patricia and Robert Gustav Radtk. Devoted brother of Thomas (Rose) Radtke, Diane Williams, Glen (Jean) Radtke, and Jean Radtke. Son-in-law of Albert and Margaret Goldstein. Brother-in-law of David Goldstein (Kathryn Brown) and adored uncle of Nicole, Jessica, Lauren, Melanie, Alex, Glenda, Jessica, and Laura. SERVICES TODAY 11:30 A.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT OAKVIEW CEMETERY or visit



Raymond Robert Bush May 17, 1972-Oct. 27, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:18 AM

Raymond Robert Bush was born Raymond Robert Klaes on May 17, 1972 in Trenton, Michigan. 



Richard (Rick) A. Decker

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Richard H. Kotwas

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Robert F. Newberg

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Robert Lee Cray

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Ruth A. Courser *

91, of Lansing, retired Colt Elementary School employee, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Monday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Sally Marie Matson Cook

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Sandra L. Cupp

Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:19 AM 

Sandra Lee Cupp, 64, of Monroe died Saturday afternoon in her home. Arrangements by the Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes.



Schwartz, Gabriel

Schwartz Gabriel Beloved fianc and soul mate of Meranda Ryan, cherished son of Marcie Schwartz, Steven L. Schwartz, loving brother of Jonas Schwartz (fiancée Dominique Colunga) and loving sister Erin Schwartz. Survived by aunts and uncles, Steven and Devra Goldberg, Sandee and Mark Giovanniello, and Bennett and Debbie Schwartz, their children, Leah and Victoria Giovanniello, Jacob Goldberg, and Katie and Michael Schwartz. Grandson of Sylvia Schwartz, the late Leo Schwartz, the late Leah and the late Clarence Goldberg. Also survived by many loving friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 3:00 P.M. MONDAY AFTERNOON AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.



Sharon E. Byington

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Sister Mary Therese (Raphael Marie) O'Donnell, IHM Dec. 8, 1931-Nov. 6, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:19 AM 

Sister Mary Therese O’Donnell, IHM, 78, died Saturday, Nov. 6, at her home, the IHM Sisters’ Motherhouse in Monroe, Mich. She had been under the care of Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe. 



Sliva, James M.

Sliva James M. Age 63, October 1, 2010. Beloved husband of Charlene for 29 years. Dear father of Andrea (Louie) Krause, Jacob, and Natalie. Brother of Michael, Carole (Bob) Solano, Robert (Sandra), and Debra (Phillip) Smith. Also several nieces, nephews and granddog Chuck. He will be loved and missed by all. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Wednesday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 10101 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (E. of Gotfredson, between Warren and Joy). Memorials to Trinity Presbyterian Food Pantry or Am-Vets.



Tammy Sue Breslin *

43, of Lansing, registered nurse, died Tuesday. Graveside services 10 a.m. Monday at North Aurelius Cemetery, Mason. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason.



Ted Baldwin

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Thomas George Verlinde

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Thomas J. Rau

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Uchwat, John S.

Uchwat John S. Age 92, October 2, 2010. Beloved uncle and godfather of Connie (Norman) Hansen, Ken (Jackie) Smerecki, Patrick (Deborah) Smerecki. Dear brother of Edward (Ann) Uchwat. Dear uncle of Terry, Nadine, Jim, Gerry, Delphine, Suzanne, Fred, Sharon, Kathy, Keith, Arleen, and Jason. Great-uncle of Ken, Matthew, John, Adam, and Andrew. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. with an evening Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill). Call 734-427-3800 for Wednesday times of Service at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 7685 Grandville (between Evergreen and Southfield, north of Warren Rd.).




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Ussher, Kenneth L.

Ussher Kenneth L. Loving husband of Darlene (McMillian) Ussher. Beloved father of Karen and Jon Dante, Laura and William Deirlein. Loving step-father of Mark and Matthew Mullikin, and Jennifer Alvey. Step-grandfather of Megan Dante, Abigail Deirlein, Kelley, Molly, Adam, and Zachary Mullikin, and Travis Alvey. Brother of Edith Koch. Mr. Ussher was preceded in death by wife Norma Ussher. Mr. Ussher was a Army veteran and retired salesman with Marposs Corp. and a member of St. Timothy Church. He was also a member of the Florence Lions Club and VFW. Passed away on Friday October 1, 2010 at age 82, and was a resident of Florence, Kentucky. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. with a Rosary Service staring at 3:30 p.m. at Stith Funeral Homes, 7500 Highway 42, Florence, KY. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Timothy Church, 10272 US Highway 42, Union, KY. Graveside services will be on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026 Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. Online condolences can be made at, . Stith Funeral Homes Florence, KY is handling arrangements.



Valin (Mcconnell), Lorraine Ann

Valin Lorraine Ann (Mcconnell) Age 79 of Oxford. October 2, 2010. Loving wife of the late Ralph. Dear mother of Tim, Kevin (Michelle), Colin (Judy), Shawn (Kathy) Valin, Maribeth (Chris) Medaugh, Laurie (Steve) Polasek, Robert Valin, Bridget (Mike) Kowalik, and Margaret Valin. Sister of Lawrence McConnell, Loretta Winter, and the late Mary Alice Busby. Daughter-in-law of Harlow and the late Alice Valin. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11 a.m. with an in state of 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Monday 1-8 p.m. and Tuesday 5-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Suggested memorials to A-1 Hospice, Lapeer. Online guestbook



Velma E. Brown *

Velma E. Brown East Leroy Velma E. Brown, 101, died Saturday November 6, 2010. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8p.m. Thursday November 11, 2010 at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday. A full obituary will be in Monday's paper.



Verhelst, James "Jim"

Verhelst James "Jim" Passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from a short bout with cancer. He leaves a wife of 52 years, Jane and two children, Vicki and Jim, four grandchildren, Tracey, Kayleigh, Eric and Dominic. In his memory, donations to Good Shepherd Hospice, 115 S. Missouri Avenue, Suite 500, Lakeland, FL. 33805 would be appreciated.



Virginia M. McKinney July 20, 1931-Nov. 5, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:20 AM 

Virginia M. McKinney, 79 of Monroe died at 8:38 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, from injuries received from an automobile accident. 



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Florence I. DuBreuil Williamston Age 83, died November 3, 2010; born July 14, 1927 in Wheatfield Township, Michigan. Mrs. DuBreuil graduated from Williamston High School and worked as a private secretary for the school district. She was Deputy Clerk of Williamston for 12 years, a precinct chairman, and for 15 years was an assistant leader with the local Boy Scout Troop. For 50 years was the pianist and organist at Wheatfield United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur (1989). Surviving are her daughter, Della (Jay) Boyle; son, Arthur M. (Vicky) DuBreuil; 2 grandchildren, Dustin and Sandra Boyle; sister, Marion Barnes. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 205 E. Middle Street, Williamston. Interment will follow in Dennis Cemetery, Williamston. The family will receive friends at the Chapel Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to Boy Scout Troop # 63, 406 Leasia Street, Williamston, MI 48895 in memory of Mrs. DuBreuil. On line condolences may be sent to



Walter J. "Jim" Roy

Walter J. "Jim" Roy Walter J. "Jim" Roy, 66, died Thursday, November 4, 2010. He was born August 5, 1944 in Battle Creek, the son of Walter C. and Audrey R. (Drake) Roy. Jim was a 1962 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and had retired from the Navy. He is survived by brother: Jack Roy, Battle Creek; 2 sisters: Maryellen Wilkey, Battle Creek, Nancy Lehman, Battle Creek and many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held Monday, 9:00 a.m. at the Bachman Hebble Funeral services 223 N. Bedford Rd. Funeral services will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of ones choice. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145




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Whitby, Cora S.

Whitby Cora S. Age 62 of Plymouth, October 2, 2010. Beloved mother of Stephanie Whitby, and Jessica and Phillip Haynes. Dear sister of Marjorie Whitby Dickson. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Rd (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Family hour Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Road, Southfield, MI 48034. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. To share memories please visit



Wilbur R. Bentz

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William D. Ohr Nov. 11, 1921-Nov. 4, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:30 AM 

William Douglas Ohr was born in Clovis, New Mexico on November 11, 1921. He was born from the union of the late Fred L. and Anna (Brownell) Ohr. He was also preceded in death by his twin sister, Beth Kirksey; and a stepson Warren E Mullendore.



William Douglas Ohr

Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:22 AM 

Additional information has been given for William Douglas Ohr, 88, of Monroe, who died Thursday.



Williams (Nee Kramer, Josephone Mabel

Williams Josephine Mabel (Nee Kramer) Age 80 of Utica, died peacefully Saturday, October 2, 2010 after a 7 year battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her only daughter Donna (Michael) Kemper, her niece Marie (David) Vanker, and her nephews John Kramer and Raymond (Yvonne) Kramer plus several grandnieces and grandnephews. Jo graduated from Capac High School in 1948 and worked for Sears for 32 years. She loved gardening and animals. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd., (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica . Friends may visit on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Resthaven Home at 1424 Union NE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49505.




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