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Adams, Fern Rasmussen


ADGATE, ROGER EARL

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, March 17, 1999
Roger Earl ADGATE, 73, Greenville, died Monday, March 15, 1999 in Ann Arbor. He was born May 30, 1925, in Saranac, the son of John and Helen POOLE ADGATE. Roger had resided in Saranac, Fenton, Laingsburg, Davison, Valparaiso, Ind., Ann Arbor and Greenville. He was a retired banker and businessman, having graduated from Michigan State University and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He also was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Fenton, Valparaiso and Ann Arbor, where he was an elder and choir member, and currently was a member of First Congregational Church, Greenville. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He also was a member of the American Legion and Lions Club. He was a talented pianist and organist. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Ellen of Grafton, Wis., Robert and Rhonda of Ann Arbor, one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Dale of Indianapolis, Ind.; his former wife, Rhea; nine grandchildren, Kathryn, Sara, Mark, David, Jonathan, Christopher, Jennifer, Amy and Megan; two brothers and their families, Bernard of Saranac, Loren of Ionia; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen; and his father, John. Funeral services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the Lake Funeral Home, Saranac, with Pastor Jerry Jones officiating. Interment will be in Saranac Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
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ALBERT, IRENE CATHERINE

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Thursday, March 25, 1999
Belding - Irene Catherine ALBERT, 80, Belding, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at Spectrum Health East Campus. She was born Dec. 10, 1918 in Parnell, to Edward and Elizabeth COSTELLO FINN. She graduated from St. Patrick's High School, Parnell, with the class of 1936. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Miriam, the Altar Society and a former member of Keene Township Election Board. She married Harold T. ALBERT on April 26, 1938, in St. Patrick's Church, Parnell. He preceded her in death in 1996. She also was preceded in death by one son, Ted ALBERT, in 1996; her parents, three sisters, Pearl ZAHM, Mary HENDERSHOT, Ella ZAHM; two brothers, Joseph and James FINN. She is survived by her children, Connie and Kenneth NEIL of Hastings, Richard and Jean ALBERT, James and Edna ALBERT, Lester and Barbara ALBERT, Carroll and Vickie ALBERT, Bonnie ALBERT, all of Belding; 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise DIETRICH of Marne; one brother, Gerald FINN of Bradenton, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Helen FINN of Rockford, Virginia ALBERT of Belding; three brothers- and sisters-in-law, Joe and Regina ALBERT of Bradington, Fla., Robert and Mary ALBERT of Belding, James and Kate BRYNE of Ionia. The Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Miriam, with the Revs. Troy Nevins and George Darling officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be today at the church from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with a rosary service at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Second Century, St. Joseph School or the Carmelites of Parnell. The family was served by the Johnson Funeral Home, Belding.
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ALEXANDER, IRENE M.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, August 24, 1999
Greenville - Irene M. ALEXANDER, 77, Sidney Road, Sidney, passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 23, 1999, at Sheridan Community Hospital. The daughter of George Dewey and Nellie ILER RIGDON, she was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Oakfield Township. Mrs. Alexander retired from Federal-Mogul Corp. and was a member of St. Bernadette of Lourdes Catholic Church and the St. Bernadette Women's Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Helen DEAL and Josephine ZIMMERMAN; a sister-in-law, Janice SWAINSTON; three brothers-in-law, James ALEXANDER, Donald ALEXANDER and Robert ALEXANDER. On Jan. 14, 1961, in Paris Township, Kent County, she married Richard ALEXANDER, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Cathy LYNN of Sheridan, Judy ALEXANDER of Stanton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Richard T. and Theresa ALEXANDER of White Cloud, Terry ALEXANDER of California, Thomas J. and Michelle ALEXANDER of Gowen; one sister, Marguerite SWEAT of Belmont; seven sisters-in-law, Beverly and Robert STONEHAM of Sheridan, Barb and Doug CLAFLIN of Greenville, Phyllis and Phillip VITALE of Wyoming, Marilyn and Herschel HALING of Sidney, Joanne and Jerry HELMER of Crystal, Carol and John CAMPBELL of Parma, Ella ALEXANDER of Sheridan; a brother-in-law, Gary SWAINSTON of Sheridan; three grandchildren, two great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Alexander will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Bernadette of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stanton, with the Rev. Fred Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Sidney Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions to St. Bernadette of Lourdes Catholic Church are available at the Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m., with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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ALLBEE, FRANKLIN

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, March 17, 1999
Edmore- Franklin ALLBEE, 62, Big Rapids, passed away Monday, March 15, 1999, at Metron of Big Rapids. He was born Feb 12, 1937, to Lloyd and Lydia OLDS ALLBEE. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, one brother, one grandson and his wife. He is survived by one daughter, Gale JENSEN and Karl GASPER of Blanchard; one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Dawn ALLBEE of McBride. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, Six Lakes, with Pastor John Jachim officiating. Interment will be in McBride Cemetery. The family was served by the Stebbins-McCullough Chapel, Edmore.
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ALLEN, GEORGE F. JR.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Thursday, January 21, 1999
Greenville - George F. ALLEN, Jr., 82, Langston, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, 1999, at Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids. He was born Aug. 13, 1916, in Langston, Pine Township, the son of George and Mary FITZNER ALLEN. He was a lifelong resident of the Langston area and retired from Gibson Refrigerator Co. after 38 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of UAW Local 137 and Pine Township Senior Citizens. He loved to hunt, fish and play cards, especially euchre. George was handy at fixing and repairs, "anything that got broke, he fixed." He married Belva B. LARSEN on May 18, 1942, in Camp Adair, Ore. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Sherry ALLEN, in 1979; two sisters, Doris KURNAT WARD and Darlene L. STEELE. He is surived by his wife of 55 years, Belva; their children, Larry ALLEN and Linda BEACH, Gordon and Diane ALLEN, all of Langston, Janis and Jerry VOGL of Sheridan, Gerry and Roger FINCH of Flint; their grandchildren, Tammie GORBY, Janel VOGL, Gina GRUBINSKI, Jodee SHANNON, John FINCH, Kristina FINCH, April NESTLE, Nicole ALLEN, Courtney FOREBACK, Cammy GORBY and Karey JENSEN; six great-grandchildren; his brother and sisters-in-law, Edsel and Ruth ALLEN, Lillian THURBER, Maxine ERRIDGE, all of Stanton, Viola GREEN of Greenville; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville, followed with a private family prayer with the Rev. Dan Maguire of Langston Bible Church officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Langston.
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ALLEN, GREGORY S.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, January 4, 1999
Belding - Gregory S. ALLEN, 37, Lowell, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at his residence. He was born Jan. 27, 1962, in Greenville, to Roger L. and Anna VAN VLERAH. He was employed in quality control at Newell Manufacturing in Lowell. He is survived by his parents, Roger ALLEN and Anna SISSON of Stanton; his grandmother, Helen ALLEN of Belding; his fiancee, Pam COLEMAN, and their children, Julie, Jeannie, Stephen COLEMAN, all of Durand; one granddaughter, Makayla DANN; one sister and brother-in-law, Christie and John CHRISTIANSEN of Stanton; one brother and sister-in-law, Rocky and Stacey ALLEN of San Jose, Calif.; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral services are Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, Belding, with the Rev. Kenneth Harger officiating. Interment will be in the River Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is today from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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ALLEN, WILLIAM J.


ALLEN, WILMA V.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Friday, January 15, 1999
Greenville - Wilma V. ALLEN, 82, Pearl Street, Greenville, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 13, 1999, at Kelsey Memorial Hospital, Lakeview. She was born on May 15, 1916, in East Jordan, the daughter of Ellis and Odessa MC DAID KLEINHANS. She was a member of Church of the Nazarene, Greenville, and had been a mentor at Cedar Crest School. She formerly was a chief operator with Michigan Bell Telephone and also served as a teacher's aide at Cedar Crest School. She married Harold F. ALLEN in Walloon Lake on Sept. 23, 1950. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother, Maude KLEINHANS; one sister, Josie GERN; two brothers, George HAMMOND and Harry KLEINHANS. She is survived by her husband, Harold, of Greenville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles F. and Rita ALLEN of Gowen, Donald E. and Cheryl ALLEN of Greenville; grandchildren, Jonathan ALLEN, Sarah and Charles KILLINGER, Jennifer ALLEN, Holly ALLEN, Amber SHERRICK, Nathan SHERRICK; one great-grandchild, Paige DANN; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis and Barbara KLEINHANS of Indiana, Richard and Covey KLEINHANS of Lansing; her brothers- and sisters-in-law, Robert and Alice ALLEN, Donna ALLEN, all of Greenville, Leroy and Jane ALLEN of Adrian, Marge and Elmer MINTHORN of Fife Lake, James and Betty ALLEN of Boyne City, Ruth and Earl NIENAS of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hurst Funeral Home with the Revs. John Barker, Dennis Johnson, and Ed Kotesky officiating. Burial will be in East Montcalm Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene Building Fund.
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ALMAN, LEO P.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, March 8, 1999
Greenville - Leo P. ALMAN, 83, Lansing, formerly of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing. He was born Dec. 1, 1915, the son of Otis P. and Edna LUNDYKE ALMAN. He retired from Extruded Metals in Belding. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Jerry KEELER of Holt; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Roberta ALMAN, Ronald ALMAN, all of Greenville, Thomas and Marie ALMAN of Lansing, Michael ALMAN of Ionia; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, his stepchildren, stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Kenneth Harger officiating. Burial will be in East Montcalm Cemetery.
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ALMAS, HERBERT J.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Thursday, April 8, 1999
Greenville - Herbert J. ALMAS, 84, West Dodge Street, Greenville, died suddenly on Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at United Memorial Hospital. He was born July 23, 1914, in Cheboygan County, the son of Herbert and Melvina HOYT ALMAS. He married Beatrice MILLER on March 6, 1934, at the Methodist parsonage in Edmore. She preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 1994. Herb was employed as an electrician at the Ranney Refrigeration Co. for many years, retiring in 1976. He attended Greenville Church of the Nazarene. He was a helpful friend at the Friendship House, Greenville, and enjoyed walking, biking and helping people. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Vera ALMAS of Greenville; his grandchildren, Larry ALMAS of Greenville, Jay and Cheryl ALMAS, Mark and Rhonda ALMAS, all of Cedar Springs, Tammy and Nathaniel LOEW of Grand Rapids; 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Charles and Rosemary MILLER, Hilda MILLER and Genevieve ZEIGLER, all of Greenville. He also was preceded in death by one sister, Amy GROSS. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor John Barker of the Nazarene Church officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
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ANDERSEN, LOUISE MARIE

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, September 22, 1999
Edmore- Louise Marie ANDERSEN, 87, Six Lakes, passed away Tueaday morning Sept. 21, 1999, at Our Place Cares, Greenville. She was born on July 7, 1912, in Sidney, the daughter of Charlie and Lena ANDERSEN THOMSEN. Mrs. ANDERSEN was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 417 of Six Lakes, and she attended the New Life United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alger; a sister, Bernice THOMAS; and a brother, Thomas THOMSEN. Mrs. ANDERSON is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Linda ANDERSEN of Six Lakes; one daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Larry BEACH of Six Lakes; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Willie and Imogene THOMSEN of Sidney; a sister, Mertie PETERSEN of Stanton. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday at the Stebbins-McCullough Chapel, Edmore, with the Rev. Larry Brown officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Six Lakes. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributed by Linda Johnston
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ANDERSEN, OTTO M.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, January 16, 1999
Saginaw - Otto M. ANDERSEN, 74, Merrill, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at Covenant-Cooper. The son of the late Sena FINDSEN and Ole Marius ANDERSEN, he was born Nov. 19, 1924, in Montcalm County. He married Vera KADE on April 29, 1972. She survives him. He was employed as a pharmacist, working for several drug stores and retiring from Hansen Pharmacy in Edmore. He served with the U.S. Army, 517th Parachute Combat Team, during World War II. He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Hemlock, the Sunshine Seniors, the Hemlock-Merrill VFW Post 7302, and the American Legion of Breckenridge. Surviving, besides his wife, are three daughters, two sons, a stepson, and their spouses, Diane NIELSEN of Lorain, Ohio; Wayne and Marcy ANDERSEN of Saginaw; Steven and Tamela ANDERSEN, Pamela and Ron MINTON, all of Canton, Ga.; Gaelyne GASSON of Australia; Robert and Louise BUNTERBART of Hemlock; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandson; two sisters, Viola TUTHILL and Marion and John HOEHN; a son-in-law, Michael MORENAC; two nieces and four nephews. A granddaughter, Heather ANDERSEN; a son-in-law, Richard NIELSEN; a brother-in-law, Burr TUTHILL, preceded him in death. The funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Hemlock. Rev. Richard Mundt and Rev. Edward Pankow will officiate with burial in Richland Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road, Saginaw, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and then at the church from 1 p.m. Sunday until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the St. Peters Lutheran Church, or their favorite library.
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ANDERSEN, ROBERT P.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Friday, July 16, 1999
Greenville - Robert P. ANDERSEN, 88 of Trufant, passed away early Thursday morning, July 15, 1999, at Kelsey Memorial Hospital, Lakeview. The son of Holger and Marie NIELSEN ANDERSEN, he was born April 14, 1911 in Greenville. Mr. ANDERSEN retired from Federal-Mogul Corp. in Greenville. He was an active member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Trufant. On Nov. 23, 1935, at Trufant, he married Shirley M. HANSEN who preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 1996. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Donald HANSEN of Edmore; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Donna ANDERSEN of Coral; a brother and sister-in-law, Harvey and Alice ANDERSEN of Greenville; a sister-in-law, Maurine HANSEN of Trufant; six grandchildren, Lori and Russ KELLICUT of Zeeland, Michael and Michelle HANSEN of Minneapolis, Minn., Craig and Jennifer HANSEN of Muskegon, Janet ANDERSEN of London, England, Wendy and Mark KINDY of Cedar Springs, Jason and Jenny ANDERSEN of Wyoming; and four great-grandchildren, Brianna KELLICUT, Bailey KELLICUT, Koady KINDY and Nathaniel KINDY. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Trufant, with Pastor Kurt Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in Trufant Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions to St. Thomas Lutheran Church are available at the Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.
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ANDERSON, JOHN R.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, June 15, 1999
Edmore - John R. ANDERSON, 90, Edmore, passed away Sunday, June 13, 1999, at his home in Edmore. He was born Dec. 25, 1908, in Mariette, the son of Albert and Crystal LANDON ANDERSON. Mr. Anderson was the owner and operator of Anderson's Shoes and Clothing. He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Calvin BEACH of Edmore, Sara "Kathy" and William MINNIS of Austin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn; daughter, Ina Beth; brother, Emerson; and a sister, Frances. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith United Methodist Church, Edmore. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stebbins-McCullough Chapel, Edmore. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Alma.
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ANDERSON, MARTIN O.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, October 19, 1999
Greenville - Martin O. Anderson, 86, of W. Washington Street, Greenville, formerly of Stanton, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at United Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Greenville. He was born near Stanton on March 23, 1913, the son of Olaf and Christine JOHNSON ANDERSON. He was a retired farmer and also had retired from Gibson Rifrigerator Co. Mr. Anderson was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Sidney, the Bowling League and the Senior Citizen Card Club. He married Ellen D. SLACK on June 11, 1938, in Carson City. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ellen D. ANDERSON of Greenville; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Alvin and Marilyn ANDERSON of Fort Wayne, Ind., Lynn and Cindy ANDERSON of Stanton; his four grandsons, Douglas and Mary, Dennis and Teresa, David and Theresa ANDERSON, Barry ANDERSON and his fiancee, Karen; six great-grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Dorothy ANDERSON of Alma; his sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Roy PRITCHARD of Stanton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Arthur and Theodore; his sisters, Esther ELLIS and Hildur GREDIN. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church, Sidney, with the Rev. Jamie Bruning officiating. Burial will be in North Sidney Cemetery. Cremation has been done and there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, Sidney. Funeral arrangements were completed by Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville.
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ANDERSON, RIVA G.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, March 24, 1999
Greenville - Riva G. ANDERSON, 91, Greenville, went to be with the Lord late Tuesday morning, March 23, 1999, at United Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit. She was born July 2, 1907, in Missouri, the daughter of Lafayette and Ollie Mae MCCORD PEACE. She married W. Lee ANDERSON on Sept. 1, 1929, at Marshall, Mo. He preceded her in death on July 11, 1982. She also was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Hardin PEACE; and one sister, Marie ROE. With her late husband, they owned and operated Lee's Men's Wear in Greenville. A graduate of Missouri Valley College, Riva taught in rural country school before her marriage. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Si Quaeris Club, a life member of Order of Eastern Star chapter and for many years served as a Gray Lady at United Memorial Hospital. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Harry BLOUNT of Greenville, Patricia and Bernie OPPENHEIM of Hudson, Fla.; one son, William ANDERSON of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; one daughter-in-law, Sharon ANDERSON of Rockford; four grandchildren, Mark W. and Patty ANDERSON of Richland, Shelly ANDERSON of Belding, Greg and Melissa BLOUNT, Dave BLOUNT and his fiancee Angela CANALES, and her son, Jonathon, all of Greenville; six great-grandhildren, Rachelle OSTRANDER, Michael OSTRANDER, Eric ANDERSON, Evan ANDERSON, Katie ANDERSON and Jenna BLOUNT; one brother-in-law, J. W. ROE of Miami, Mo., several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Paul Jones, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. Envelopes for memorial contributions to First Baptist Church or Flat River Community Library are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends today from 7 to 9 p.m.
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ANDERSON, THERESA


ANDREWS, COLIN D.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Tuesday, August 24, 1999
Greenville - Colin D. ANDREWS, 68, of N. Edgewood Street, Greenville, passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at his home. The son of Vern and Aleta THOMPSON ANDREWS, he was born Jan. 6, 1931, at home in Greenville. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr. Andrews was a member of the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 in Greenville and the Eagles Lodge. He retired as a supervisor from Frigidaire. He was preceded in death by his father; and his wife, Joan M. ANDREWS, on Dec. 28, 1996. He is survived by his mother, Aleta ANDREWS of Greenville; his children, Brenda and Gary TEMPLAR of Greenville, Mary and John KNOX of Rockford, Cristie DILLINGHAM of Texas, David ANDREWS of Gowen, Robert ANDREWS of Greenville; one sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Ron STAUFFER of New Mexico; 10 grandchildren, Matthew GREEN, Tracy GREEN, Theresa ANDREWS, David ANDREWS, Valerie ANDREWS, Casandra ANDREWS, Nicole TEMPLAR, Katrina TEMPLAR, Mellisa DILLINGHAM, Kimberely DILLINGHAM; three great-grandchildren, Megan GILLIUM, Caleb GREEN and Chelsie KELLY. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Brown-Teman Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Jerry Jones, pastor of First Congregational Church, officiating. Military graveside honors, rendered by the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 Honor Guard, will follow at East Montcalm Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or Montcalm Area Hospice are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
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ANDREWS, PATRICIA ANN

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Monday, April 5, 1999
Riverdale - Patricia Ann ANDREWS, 57, Edmore, passed away Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing. She was born Oct. 6, 1941, in Detroit, the daughter of Patrick N. and Eureka Ann ULIN-MCDONALD SCHMIDT. Pat lived most of her life in the Edmore area. She recently served on the residents council at Laurels of Mount Pleasant. She is survived by one daughter, Kelly HOWELL of Elwell; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Arnold and Donna SCHMIDT of Vestaburg, Ronald and Marie SCHMIDT of Maine. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Riverdale, with Pastor John Amstutz officiating. Interment will be in Richland Township Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Sparrow Hosptial.
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ARNOLD, EVELYN G.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Friday, November 19, 1999
Belding - Evelyn G. ARNOLD, 91, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Belding, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Spectrum Health Downtown Campus, Grand Rapids. She was born June 14, 1908, in Entrican, the daughter of Henry and Flora MACOMBER INGRAHAM. Evelyn was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star of Belding and Doric Chapter 75. She was married June 23, 1928, in Belding to Clyde ARNOLD and he preceded her in death Aug. 13, 1992. She also was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Deanna Jean in 1946. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Lou and Betty ARNOLD of Jenison; four grandchildren, Mike, Holly, Ryan and Jeremy; and two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Nathan. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home, Belding, with Pastor Paul Leslie officiating. Burial will be in River Ridge Cemetery. Family will greet relatives and friends today from 7 to 9 p.m.at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Belding Museum.
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JOHN ARNOLD

Source: Unknown

John Arnold was a farmer, 28 years old, when he enlisted from Lansing, Michigan, as a private in Co. K, 7th Michgan Cavalry, 3rd Brig., 2nd Divison, Sheridan's Cav Corp, Feb 14, 1862. He fought at Gettysburg, Richmond, Kilpatrick's Raid and was wounded at Opequam, by his horse falling on him, resulting in a permanent injury from which he finally lost his leg by amputation, Dec 19, 1888. He was sent to the convalescent hospital in Virginia, in June, and was discharged from service, Aug 14, 1864. In the spring of 1863 he was transferred Co. G., 7th Cavalry. A brother, Perry, went out in the First Michigan, V.I. and living in 1894.

Mrs. Arnold's father served in the 14th Michigan, V.I. and was instantly killed by a sharpshooter at Atlanta; her brother George Myres, went out in the 20th Michigan, V.I. and was living in 1894.

John Arnold was a native of Maine, b. April 20, 1835, son of Ira Arnold and Mary (Grant) Arnold, both dead before 1894. April 8, 1882, he m. in Portland, Ionia Co., Mich Melissa J. Myres b. in Clinton Co., May 28, 1849, a dau of Martin and Edna J. (Eddy) Myres, both dead before 1894. To this union were b. three children: Lola b. Nov 1, 1885; Stephan b. March 20, 1887 and Minnie b. January 3, 1890. They settled in Montcalm County in the Spring of 1891.

By a former marriage to Hannah Garver (deceased) Mr. Arnold had three children: Joseph, Jay and Mary.

Mr. Arnold who ws living at Edmore, Mich in 1894 drew a pension for total disability and was a member of Harry Rice Post, GAR Michigan Heritage, volume XIV no 1, Autumn 1868 compiled by Evelyn Ingram Arnold

Notes:
1. "Lola" Arnold was actually Lewella. She married Ray Hardy.
2. Stephan D. Arnold married Lola D.Valentine. They had a son, Stephan Valentine Arnold.
3. Perry Arnold's full name was William Perry Arnold. He married Ella Mariah Butler.

Submitted by Scott Ewbank

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AUSTIN, MAXINE A.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Wednesday, March 24, 1999
Stanton - Maxine A. AUSTIN, 86, 2901 N. Brook Road, Ann Arbor, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at Arbor Hospice Home, Ann Arbor. She was born Oct. 21, 1912, in Cadillac, to Arthur and Minnie BRAINARD FREDELL. She married Ray AUSTIN on April 27, 1931, at Manton. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1975. She also was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Austin, formerly of Stanton, had been a resident of Ann Arbor since 1988. She retired from Federal-Mogul in 1971. She is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Pete BROWN of Toledo, Ohio, Patricia and Lester MILLER, Sandra and Carl SMITH, all of Stanton, Kay and Don KRAMER off Pinckney, Charlene and Bill REUTHER of Grand Blanc; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Stebbins & Simpson Funeral Home, Stanton, with the Rev. Rolla Timmons officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Stanton. Visitation will be Friday one hour prior to services at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial considerations to Arbor Hospice, Ann Arbor.
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AUTSEMA, DONALD J.

Daily News, Greenville, MI - Saturday, January 2, 1999
Greenville - Donald J. AUTSEMA, 58, Eisenhower Street, Sheridan, died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in Flint. He was born Aug. 11, 1940, in Kroonigan, Netherlands, the son of John and Grace JULIUS AUTSEMA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, member of Oakwood Christian Reformed Church, Belding, and owner/operator in the trucking business. On April 22, 1967, in Grand Rapids, he married Jane VAN KALKER. He was preceded in death by his father in 1991. He is survived by his wife, Jane; two daughters and one son-in-law, Amy and Rob BENNETT of Grand Rapids, Ann Marie AUTSEMA and her fiance, Rob BAUMGARDNER, of Grand Rapids; his mother, Grace AUTSEMA of Grand Rapids; one brother and sister-in-law, Alex and Sharon AUTSEMA of Kentwood; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marti and Ken STEENWYK of Sarnia, Canada, Ena and Marv KONYNENBELT of Rolla, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Virginia BITNER of Holland; sister-in-law, Joyce and Richard BROWN of Santa Rosa, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville, with his pastor, the Rev. Jeff Meyer, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Sheridan. Visitation will be today from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials be given to WVGN Family Life Radio or Joy of Jesus.
Contributed by Linda Johnston

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