Our Obituaries

David Robert Martin

January 13, 1962 - January 28, 2018


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Beverly Joyce Barron

February 1, 1934 - January 27, 2018

Called home to heaven, Beverly died surrounded by loved ones. She was born in February of 1934 in Lansing, the daughter of Effie (Stalker) and Raymond Lippincott. Her family was also blessed with a wonderful stepmother, Wahnetta Moore, and stepfather L.J. Osterhout. Beverly was preceded in death by her son James, brother Roger Lippincott, sister Shirley and brother-in-law William Burchfield of...
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Joy Ann Sanchez

January 21, 1930 - January 26, 2018

Joy Ann Sanchez, age 88, of East Lansing, passed away on January 26, 2018 at home. Services are pending and will be announced in the spring. Please keep Joy and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
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Alan Poe Suits

April 28, 1925 - January 24, 2018

Alan Suits, 92, of East Lansing, passed away on January 24, 2018. Services will be in the spring and will be announced later. Please keep Alan and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
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Erika Helene Palnau

February 19, 1936 - January 22, 2018

Erika Helene Palnau (maiden name "Biank") was born on February 19, 1936 in Perlin (not Berlin) Germany, in the former German state of Prussia, to proud parents Alfred and Helene Biank. She had an older sister and brother. A second, younger sister, Magdalene, contracted typhus during World War II and did not survive. Her father was a tailor, and she enjoyed sewing and knitting, from time to time. ...
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Ruth Inez Carpenter

July 17, 1932 - January 22, 2018


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Bharati Rohit Trivedi

November 3, 1932 - January 22, 2018

Bharati Rohit Trivedi, 85 passed to her heavenly home on Monday, January 22, 2018. Visitation services will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home - Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to:Ingham County Medical Care FoundationIn memory of Bharati R. Trivedi3860 Dobie RoadOkemos, MI 48864
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Stavros I. Mangopoulos

August 8, 1932 - January 22, 2018


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Martha A. Wissman

April 11, 1913 - January 21, 2018

EAST LANSING - Martha Anna Wissman (nee Auch), age 104, born on the 11th of April, 1913, went to be with her Lord on January 21, 2018. Martha was predeceased by her parents, George W. Auch and Sophie (Beer) Auch, her husband, Clarence Wissman, and all eight of her siblings. She is survived by daughters Mary Hoffmann and Margaret (John) Thomas; granddaughters, Rachel Joseph and Jennifer Joseph...
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Christin Eileen Grant

August 23, 1980 - January 21, 2018

Christin Eileen Grant, age 37 of Haslett, Michigan, passed away on January 21, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan. She has no more pain and is in the arms of our Lord. Heaven has truly gained another angel. Genuinely the sweetest person you ever met, Christin was born on August 23, 1980 in Nürnberg, Germany to Cecil and Sabine Simpson and loved her German roots....
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Edward Breuker

January 22, 1925 - January 21, 2018

HOLT - Edward Breuker, born to John and Eva (Zagers) Breuker near Fremont, MI on January 22, 1925, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018. His parents, brother, and sisters are deceased. He graduated from Fremont High School and served in the US Army during WWII. He was wounded while serving in France and was hospitalized for several months. He received the Purple Heart. He married Norma Van...
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Patricia Ann McCuaig

January 14, 1942 - January 19, 2018

Patricia Ann (Chapin) McCuaig of East Lansing, born January 14,1942 to Arlene and Craig Chapin in Lansing, MI. She is predeceased by her parents; husband of 30 years, Gary B. and survived by step-sons, Scott and Steve.She graduated from J. W. Sexton High School in Lansing in 1958 and Bronson Methodist School of Nursing in 1962. She was an RN in several different family practices and OB/GYN...
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Robert Lyle Stevens

April 15, 1930 - January 18, 2018

Robert (Bob) Lyle Stevens was born on April 15, 1930. He passed away peacefully at home on January 18, 2018. Bob was born in St. Johns, MI to Lyle and Eva Stevens. After high school, Bob enlisted in the Navy and served three years. When he returned to St. Johns, he saw a pretty young lady walking down the sidewalk whom he was later introduced to. Three years later Bob and Margaret (Watts) were...
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Irene Bernice Arens

April 7, 1937 - January 13, 2018

Irene Arens, age 80, passed away on January 13, 2018 in Encinitas, California. A resident of Okemos since 1969, she was born to Norwegian emigrant's John and Ingrid Nygaard in Chicago, Illinois April 7, 1937. She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield Minnesota, where she received a BA in Norwegian and Sociology. While completing her Masters in Library Science at the University of Minnesota,...
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Neal Charles Villhauer

November 20, 1953 - January 13, 2018

Neal VillhauerEast LansingNeal Charles Villhauer, age 64, passed away January 13, 2018 due to brain cancer, which he faced with optimism and a sense of humor throughout his illness. He was born in Harvey, Illinois to Robert and Florence Villhauer on November 20, 1953.Neal was an attorney for the State of Michigan Court of Appeals for nearly thirty years. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed...
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Victoria Irene McPharlin

November 17, 1949 - January 12, 2018

Victoria Irene Melzer McPharlin lost her battle with cancer on January 12, 2018. Vicki was born on November 17, 1949 to Martin Melzer and Billie Melzer in Detroit. She was raised by her grandparents Martin Leoffler and Irene (Nana) Leoffler in Redford Township. Vicki married her high school sweetheart Patrick McPharlin, and they celebrated their 50th Anniversary with family and friends at the...
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David Robert Moore

June 2, 1947 - January 12, 2018

David Robert MooreHASLETTSurrounded by his loving family, David Robert Moore passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018 at age 70.David was born June 2, 1947 in Cleveland, OH, and grew up in Detroit, MI. Most of his working career was in the metal forming and fastener industry. In his early career he was a production supervisor for Federal Screw Works. In mid-career he joined his father's company...
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Lloyd Everett Benedict

September 26, 1942 - January 11, 2018

Holt, formerly of CharlotteLloyd was born on September 26, 1942 to Alpheus Nathanel Benedict and Hazel Gertrude (Milledge) Benedict in Battle Creek, Michigan. He passed away on January 11, 2018 in Dimondale, Michigan. An Army veteran, Lloyd was retired from Oldsmobile after 37 years of service. He loved to bowl, play cribbage, research family history and take R.V. trips. Preceded in death by his...
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Thomas Montgomery

September 27, 1935 - January 10, 2018

With tears in our eyes, a lump in our throats and painful hearts, we've said good-bye for now.Richard was born September 27, 1935 in Lansing, MI to Katie and Elvin Montgomery. He died at home, (in the home he and his dad built in Haslett) January 10, 2018, surrounded by his wife Janet and their family.He graduated from Eastern High School in 1953 and proudly joined the Marine Corps the same year;...
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Mary Ann Davich Howell

September 10, 1952 - January 10, 2018


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Farah Haji-Djafari

October 19, 1959 - January 8, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Robert L. Andrews

December 7, 1978 - January 8, 2018

Robert Lewis Andrews II, 39, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018. Loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, lifted by angels to be with the Lord after many earthly trials and successes. Survived by his parents, Robert and Uraina Andrews, brothers, Craig (Kathy) Hebbeln, Eric Hebbeln; sisters, Jennifer (Steve) Kristin, Rene (Allen) Heath, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Services...
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Christine Ann Hold

April 27, 1947 - January 6, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Evelyn A. Lunsted

May 13, 1926 - January 6, 2018

Evelyn LunstedEast LansingAge 91, passed away on January 6, 2018. Evelyn was born May 13, 1926 in Chicago, IL to Fred and Thora (Mortensen) Jensen. She grew up in White Cloud, MI. She and her husband, Don, raised their family on their dairy farm in Webberville, MI. Evelyn was a huge fan of U of M and the Detroit Tigers. I think she actually thought if she yelled at the TV loud enough, they would...
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James Franklin Niblock

November 1, 1917 - January 3, 2018

James Niblock died peacefully in his sleep in his East Lansing home on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Helen Beall Niblock, in October of 2015. He is survived by his two children, Howard Niblock (67) of Appleton, WI and Cynthia Thoen (60) of Cedar, MN, and by his grandson Elliott James Niblock (31). James Niblock, an accomplished violinist and...
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Lydia Mary Pfister

April 9, 1926 - January 3, 2018

Lydia Mary Pfister East Lansing, Michigan There are angels that live among us. They brighten our daily lives with their presence. Lydia was truly one of those angels. On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Lydia passed away peacefully in her sleep. Lydia was born in Princeton, New Jersey on April 9, 1926. The daughter of Italian immigrants, she was immensely proud of her Italian heritage. Her husband,...
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Bryan Robert Ian Smith

October 29, 1955 - January 1, 2018

Bryan Robert Ian SmithOKEMOSBryan was born to Carmi Buonodono and William B. Smith in Lansing, MI on October 29, 1955. He had a zest for life that was fulfilled through his devotion to his family. He lived a life full of adventures and experiences, but spent much of his adult life devoting his time and energy to the benefit of those less fortunate. He was a big brother with the Big Brothers Big...
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Luther Gilbert Anderson

November 25, 1921 - January 1, 2018

Luther Gilbert Anderson, 96, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 1, 2018 in Okemos, Michigan. He was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to Sven "Peter" and Gina (Gilbertson) Anderson, the youngest of nine children. Luther was a proud Army veteran, serving in WWII. After his military service, Luther taught grade school shop for a few years before beginning a career with GM that lasted for...
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Vishwanatha Rao Vodithala

May 8, 1943 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Vishwanath Rao Vodithala

May 8, 1943 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Thomas Abraham Kaplan

February 24, 1926 - December 30, 2017

Thomas A. Kaplan passed away December 30, 2017. Born February 24, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA to Michael and Nellie (Cohen) Kaplan, he lived an amazing life full with loving family, scientific discovery, a passion for progress and human rights. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Patricia (Roe), three daughters: Melissa (Andy Callis), Andrea (Brian) Jones and Laurie (Andy) Chiou; 3 grandchildren:...
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Brendon Michael Guth

July 7, 1977 - December 30, 2017

Brendon M. GuthEast LansingAge 40, passed away on December 30, 2017. Brendon was born July 7, 1977 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to James and Barbara (Lenau) Guth. He lived in East Lansing since 2006, loved History, especially WWII and was the family historian. He was a teacher in Japan for many years, published historical papers and designed video game characters.He is survived by his parents;...
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Joyce J. Irwin

May 14, 1930 - December 30, 2017

Joyce J. Irwin, age 87, died December 30, 2017 in Okemos, MI. She was born May 14, 1930 in Lake Odessa, Michigan to Delbert and Bessie (Hyde) Meyers. Preceded in death by her parents and husband Don. Joyce's family was everything to her; they were her life. Joyce was very blessed and excited to welcome her first great granddaughter, Addison. Surviving are son, Michael (Jeanne) Irwin, daughter,...
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Irma Marie Henner

July 12, 1925 - December 30, 2017

Irma Marie Henner, 92, of Haslett, passed away on December 30th, 2017. Irma was born on July 12, 1925 in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of John B.H. and Irma M. (Eberstein) Van Zandt.For many years, Irma was a member of the Haslett Woman's Club and also the Haslett Community Church. She enjoyed knitting, camping, traveling and spending the winters in Florida. Irma enjoyed spending time with...
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Barbara McCullagh Schaberg

July 30, 1928 - December 29, 2017

Born to Hazel and Don McCullagh, our beautiful Matriarch passed away on December 29, 2017 at the age of 89. Barbara was a woman of elegance and grace, with a soft voice, soft touch, and a steel magnolia-like inner strength. She was a devoted wife and mother to her four children, while also maintaining a lifelong commitment to volunteer work with Sparrow Hospital Guild, Junior League of Lansing,...
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Gondy Jhansi Ratnam

March 30, 1931 - December 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Shirley Mae Reid

September 17, 1923 - December 28, 2017

Shirley Mae ReidEast LansingPassed away December 28, 2017 at the age of 94. Shirley was born September 17, 1923 in Detroit, MI to Edward and Josephine (Schulte) Ruhl. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, St. Lawrence Hospital, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, the Mary Magdalen League and was Volunteer of the Year for the St. Lawrence Auxiliary.She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Verlene D. Weber

October 29, 1925 - December 28, 2017

Verlene D. Vaughn Blackie WeberBath, MIVerlene D. Weber passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. Born October 29, 1925 to William and Mabel (Sherman) Vaughn in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Verlene lived a long and full life: she loved her family deeply and was loved by all who knew her. Verlene began working as a secretary for Heatherwood Farms before becoming the...
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Betty Virginia Baltzer

December 17, 1923 - December 25, 2017

Betty Virginia BaltzerEast Lansing - Betty Virginia Baltzer, 94, on Monday, December 25, 2017. Career lab researcher in Biochemistry Department, Michigan State University. Travel enthusiast, bibliophile, nature lover, lifelong resident of East Lansing. Graduate of East Lansing High School. Received Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (1945) and Master of Bacteriology and Public Health (1955),...
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Elaine Campbell

October 4, 1928 - December 25, 2017

(Harriett) Elaine King Campbell, born October 4, 1928, died on Christmas morning, 2017. What a great day to go to heaven!Born in Flint, Michigan, she was the only child of Earl and Lillian King, who both worked at General Motors. As an only child, she spent summers with her cousins in Ontario, Canada, and Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from Flint Central High School and attended Albion...
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Beverly Armstrong Davis

June 1, 1921 - December 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Mary Jane Northrup

February 15, 1939 - December 25, 2017

Mary Jane Northrup, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mary Jane was born on February 15, 1939 in Lansing, Michigan to Stanley and Doris (Smith) Swanson, and grew up in nearby Grand Ledge surrounded by a large and loving extended family. Mary Jane's father Stanley was part of the Swedish settlement in Mecosta County, and she spent time on the family...
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David Charles Achterberg

April 21, 1944 - December 20, 2017

David Charles Achterberg met his dear Lord and Savior on December 20, 2017. Born to Arthur and Myrtle Achterberg of St. Joseph, Michigan on April 21, 1944. Dave is survived by his siblings, Bill Achterberg (Vicky), Ken Achterberg (Jeanette), and Eloise Hoke (Steve); children, Randy Achterberg (Carrie), Jill Johnson (Jeff); grandchildren, Drake, Pearce, Parker and Evan. Dave received his B.A. and...
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Kenneth Merle Roth

September 26, 1959 - December 14, 2017

Kenneth Merle Roth, age 58, beloved husband, brother, uncle, colleague and friend, was gently lifted to heaven to be with his Lord and Savior on December 14, 2017, after a valiant and private nine-month battle with cancer. Born in Marion, Ohio to Merle and Kathy Roth, Ken earned a bachelor's degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois and his Juris Doctor degree from The...
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Douglas Stephen Katko

June 20, 1940 - December 13, 2017

Douglas Stephen Katko died peacefully on December 13, 2017 surrounded by family. He had suffered from complications due to chronic illness. At the time of his death he lived in East Lansing, MI.Doug was born in Woodbridge, NJ on June 20, 1940, to William Katko and Ann (Maliszewski) Katko. He is survived by 2 daughters and 1 son and their spouses, and 5 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his...
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Dewey Curtis Hanes

September 23, 1929 - December 12, 2017

Dewey Curtis (Curt) Hanes, of Haslett, died peacefully at home Tuesday, December 12, 2017. He was 88.A consummate storyteller, Curt used his love for language in a storied career that took him from newspaper reporting to serving as a speechwriter to a governor.Curt was born in Harvey, Illinois on September 23, 1929 to Dewey Hanes and Susan Szanyi. With his sister, Marjorie, the family lived with...
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Genevieve Irene Frever

December 5, 1922 - December 10, 2017

Genevieve Irene Frever, 95, passed away in her home, Sunday, December 10th, 2017, surrounded by her family. Genevieve was born December 5th, 1922 in Lansing, MI. She was the daughter of Claude and Ida Convis. On June 14, 1941 she married her love, Lynn Frever. They remained married for nearly 59 years, until his death in 2000. Genevieve is survived by her two sons, Gary (Rosita) Frever, and...
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Walter John Roth

February 10, 1925 - December 8, 2017

Walter J. Roth of Okemos Michigan passed away quietly on December 8, 2017 at McLaren Hospital in Lansing at the age of 92. Walt was born on February 10, 1925 and raised on the family farm in Lowell Michigan. After graduating High School, he joined the Army Air Corps (Air Force) and was trained as a Flight Engineer on a B-29 bomber airplane. After WW II, he attended Michigan State College (MSU)...
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James Carrick Krone

August 9, 1935 - December 5, 2017

Born August 9, 1935 in E. Lansing, Michigan to Paul and Nedra Krone, Jim enjoyed a wonderful childhood with his sister, Nancy and brother, Geoff. He met his sweetheart and wife of 62 years, Valerie, in high school. A graduate of Michigan State University and a former Captain in the U.S. Army, Jim was privileged to spend much of his professional career working with his father, Paul, in the...
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Raymond A. Wong

August 31, 1950 - December 4, 2017

Tony Wong was born on August 31, 1950 in Jamaica, West Indies, the son of Antonio and Iris (Fong) Wong, and passed away December 4, 2017 at the age of 67. He graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota and served as an advocate for the disabled in both Grand Rapids and Lansing, Michigan. Tony was employed by ARC, Michigan. Tony was loved and respected by all his family and so many other people....
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Donald James Lillrose

September 10, 1938 - December 3, 2017

Haslett - Donald J. Lillrose, age 79, passed away Dec. 3, 2017 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. He was born Sept. 10, 1938 in Eagle River, Wisconsin to Emil and Lucille (Fiedler) Lillrose. Donald was raised in Haslett and graduated from Michigan State University. He was a Spartan through and through. Surviving are his wife, Irma Jean; son, Jeffrey Alan (Melissa) Lillrose; daughters, Jannie Lynn ...
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Dolores Mary Kuprel

February 3, 1931 - December 3, 2017

East Lansing - Our angel Dolores Mary Kuprel, 86, left us peacefully surrounded by family on December 3, 2017. Dolores, born February 3, 1931 in Detroit, was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, and a cherished member of her community. Her beautiful smile and gracious generosity touched so many lives. We will remember her love for singing and never forget the hours spent playing some heavy duty card...
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George Francis Eyde

April 28, 1935 - December 2, 2017

George Francis Eyde was born April 28, 1935 in Lansing to his beloved parents Sam and Eva. Surrounded by his loving family, George died of heart failure Saturday, December 2nd, at the age of 82.George and his brothers learned the value of hard work at a young age, helping their father with his produce garden and selling chickens to their neighbors, going block to block through neighborhoods every...
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Lois J. Lett

March 12, 1930 - December 2, 2017

Passed away on December 2, 2017 at the age of 87. Lois was born March 12, 1930. She is survived by her children, Carol Milloy of Bellevue, Washington and Mark (Carie) Johnson of East Lansing, Michigan; four grandchildren (Danielle, Matt, Mark, Katie) and two great grandchildren (Carter and Bradlee). A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Eastminster...
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Robert William Schneider

September 16, 1930 - December 1, 2017

Robert "Bob" William Schneider, 87, passed away with his beloved wife, Margaret "Peg" McInnis, R.N., at his side on Friday, December 1. Born in Manhattan, New York in 1930, Bob attended Cardinal Hayes High School, and graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. He...
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Kathleen Griffin Padden

September 12, 1951 - December 1, 2017

Kathleen G. Padden passed away peacefully on December 1, 2017 in Lansing. She was 66. Kathleen was born to Michael and Margaret (Reardon) Griffin on Sept. 12, 1951 in Detroit. She worked in the advertising business many years, chiefly at J. Walter Thompson. In more recent years, she managed the real estate business she started with her husband. She was fiercely political, having managed a...
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Imogene Cora Wright

October 20, 1927 - November 30, 2017

On November 30th 2017 we had to say goodbye to the matriarch of our family. Imogene C. Wright, age 90 passed away peacefully and on her own terms. She was born Oct. 20, 1927 in Lansing to Floyd and Ilah Wright. Surviving are her daughters, Haven King of Williamston; grandchildren, Shannon Strobel of Williamston, Shellie (Paul) Finn of Williamston; Great-grandchildren, Connor and McKenna Finn of...
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Janet Kay Dietrich

September 22, 1937 - November 30, 2017

Janet Kay (Beaman) Dietrich died on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 surrounded by her family. Janet was a lifelong resident of East Lansing. She graduated from East Lansing High School and attended Michigan State University. Janet loved her birds, Red Wings Hockey, MSU football and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, Carolyn (Dietrich) Small, Laura Dietrich and Mary (Todd)...
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Edward Willis Beckhorn

February 6, 1959 - November 30, 2017

Edward "Eddie" W. Beckhorn, Jr., 58, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017. He was born February 6, 1959 to Edward and Elizabeth (Hettinger) Beckhorn in Lansing, Michigan, and graduated from Bath High School. He worked for Hobie's Café and Pub in East Lansing. When he wasn't working, Eddie was deeply interested in WWII, and cultivated a wealth of knowledge over many years of reading and...
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Ruth Louise Newnon

March 18, 1922 - November 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Betty Schumann Koch

December 12, 1919 - November 28, 2017

Betty Koch, Age 97, Died on November 28, 2017 of natural causes after a long and fruitful life. She was born in Western Springs, Illinois to Carl Schumann and Lora Hall Schumann on December 12, 1919. When Betty was 17 years old her family was in a severe auto accident which only she and her sister Helen survived. She attended Carlton College and graduated from the University of Michigan and had a...
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Oskar Maximilian Hornbach

December 28, 1937 - November 25, 2017

Oskar Maximilian Hornbach passed away peacefully on November 25, 2017. On December 28, 1937, Oskar was born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany to Emil and Maria Hornbach. He was a loving husband to Catherine (Bower) Hornbach. They would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on December 14, 2017. He is survived by his children Erich (Jane) Hornbach, Christina (Michael) Norman, Cara ...
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JoAnn Elizabeth Williams

November 27, 1932 - November 23, 2017

JoAnn E. (Lawson) WilliamsHaslettWent to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 23, 2017 at age 84. She was born November 27, 1932 to Carl E. and Daisy Bell Lawson in Boston, MA. JoAnn attended Boston University and studied psychology, English and art history. In 1953 JoAnn met her future husband, John Williams, and they were married eighteen months later. John and JoAnn then moved...
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Ethelmae Hartley

December 26, 1921 - November 23, 2017

Passed away on November 23, 2017 at the age of 95. She was born on December 26, 1921. She was the wife of the late Bill Hartley, a retiree from Oldsmobile, who passed away in 1982.She also is preceded in death by her son, Richard L. Hartley. She is survived by daughter, Mary Anne Cooley of East Lansing; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren and daughter-in...
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Sheila Lorraine Cook

June 1, 1932 - November 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Arlene Marie Teed

September 26, 1935 - November 22, 2017

Arlene Marie Teed (Rathbun), wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, social justice activist, lover of art, words, poetry, music, fall leaves, and cats, age 82, made her transition on November 22, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born September 26, 1935 to Marion and G. Ray Rathbun in Howell, Michigan. Arlene grew up on Grand River Avenue in Fowlerville, graduated with honors from Fowlerville...
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Leah Isabelle Heimbeck

October 1, 1922 - November 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Thomas M. Pringle

March 11, 1962 - November 19, 2017

Thomas M. Pringle, 55, passed away November 19, 2017. He was born in Mankato, Minnesota, and moved to Warsaw, Indiana when he was seven. An accomplished former coach with Dansville Community Athletics, Tom loved to be outside: whether hunting (his favorite) or fishing ("catching" as he called it) Tom was at peace when surrounded by nature. He was also known to tinker, earning him the nickname ...
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Gladys Yu Lee

March 27, 1918 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Verna Grace Johnson

December 6, 1918 - November 15, 2017

Verna JohnsonLansing, MI formerly of Grosse Pointe Farms, MIPassed away November 15, 2017 at the age of 98. Verna was born December 6, 1918 in Sheboygan, WI to Clarence and Viola Evelyn Ann (Wilke) Van Ess. She loved her family, friends and church. Verna was as an RN at St John Hospital in Detroit for many years. After retirement she was a volunteer staff member at Grosse Pointe Woods...
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Willard Lee Groenewoud

August 12, 1936 - November 14, 2017

Willard "Bill" Lee Groenewoudof Montague, formerly of East LansingPassed away November 14, 2017 at the age of 81. Bill was born August 12, 1936 in Byron Center, MI to Henry and Fanny (Mast) Groenewoud. Willard graduated from Michigan State University in 1966 and was proud to have served in the US Army for two years as a radio operator in Germany. He lived in East Lansing for 30 years and was...
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Mildred Marie McCrimmon

June 18, 1925 - November 13, 2017

Mildred Marie McCrimmonEast LansingAge 92, passed away November 13, 2017. Mildred was born June 18, 1925 in Highland Township, MI to Frank and Bertha (Fauble) Huggins. Mildred was a resident of East Lansing since 1952 and a member of Towar Hart Baptist Church. She made bomb bay doors during WWII for the B-24 bombers and loved sewing and making clothing.She was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Rosemary Bettman

October 9, 1925 - November 13, 2017

Rosemary Bettman. Her life was dedicated to her faith, her family and defense of the sanctity of life at all stages.Rosemary was born in Ionia County on October 9, 1925 to Francis and Catherine Lawless. She was one of seven children and was raised in a large, rural Irish family in Portland, MI.In 2016 Rosemary was predeceased by her beloved husband of 66 years, George L. Bettman. Together they...
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Jean Adele Rambo

June 12, 1929 - November 13, 2017

Born June 12th, 1929 to Joseph Cavanaugh and Adele (Taggart) Cavanaugh in St. Louis, Michigan, her childhood was filled with horses, dogs, and adventures with her brothers Tom Cavanaugh and Jim Cavanaugh. Jean had a passion for music and joined the marching band in high school, playing the saxophone and later in life the accordion. Being ahead of her time, she went on to earn her bachelor's...
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Margie Ann Sanislo

June 22, 1934 - November 11, 2017

Margie Ann Sanislo, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Born June 22, 1934 in Owosso, Michigan to Walter and Anna Ruth (McMullen) Sternaman, Margie worked as a registered nurse for many years before retiring from the American Red Cross as an assistant nursing director. She loved spending time with her nursing friends throughout her life, and she also loved to paint...
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Edward Loren Groesser

November 10, 1956 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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William Jabs

August 14, 1954 - November 8, 2017

William "Bill" Jabs 63, of Williamston, Michigan passed away November 8, 2017 in North Carolina.William loved a good deal and he excelled at buying and turning for a profit.He leaves behind his devoted sons; Chase, Dylan, Skylar John, granddaughter; Emma, beloved mother; Frances, and sister; Linda (Dick) Stevean. William is preceded in death by his father; Raymond Jabs.Services will be held...
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Arusyak A. Loginova

January 31, 1928 - November 8, 2017

Arusyak A. LoginovaEast LansingPassed away November 8, 2017 at the age of 89. She was born January 31, 1928 in Armenia to Aleksan and Zarman Arshakyan. She emigrated from Russia and was a resident of the Lansing area for over 21 years after moving to Michigan in 1996. She was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church, was the best housewife, loved cooking and taking care of her family.She was...
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Brandon A. Shumway

September 6, 1999 - November 6, 2017

Brandon A. Shumway, 18, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 in Charlotte, Michigan. Born September 6, 1999 to Roger and Angela (Grose) Shumway, Brandon enjoyed music, lifting weights, and spending time with his best friends, Tyler Pritchard, Rudy Borrow, and his cousin, Cody Hines. He loved to tinker with engines and was a huge U of M fan.He will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Roger...
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Rosemary A. Wolcott

April 3, 1923 - November 6, 2017

Rosemary Agnes Burman Wolcott, Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, age 94, died November 6, 2017 at Vista Springs Timber Ridge Assisted Living in East Lansing, MI. Born April 3, 1923 in Detroit, MI.Rosemary was the second youngest of six children. Her father died when she was 11. Her mother who was raised on a farm in Fowler, Mi. with a sixth grade education successfully...
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Elizabeth Anne Haga

February 6, 1935 - November 3, 2017

Elizabeth Anne Haga age 82 passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017. She was born in Mitchell, Indiana on February 6, 1935 the daughter of Irene (Cole) and William Dwinell."Beth" graduated from Lansing Eastern High School Class of 1953, A voracious reader, she would tote her 5 daughters to East Lansing Public Library every Saturday where hours were spent choosing books for the week ahead. She...
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Mingyi Zheng

October 9, 1994 - November 2, 2017

Mingyi Zheng, age 23 passed away on Thursday November 2, 2017. Mingyi was born October 9, 1994 in Fujian, China. A visitation for Mingyi will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 AM. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www...
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Joan Marie Erickson

March 5, 1932 - November 2, 2017

Joan Marie Erickson died Thursday, November 2, 2017 after a brief stay in a local hospital. Born March 5, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of parents known lovingly to the entire family as "Bud" and "Marie." Joan spent a good portion of her childhood in Florida gaining her lifelong love of the beach and adventure. She surfed, was captain of the cheerleader squad and participated...
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Yamila Marie Scherer

January 18, 1950 - November 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Colleen R. Gailitis

August 9, 1946 - October 30, 2017

Colleen R. Gailitis was born on August 9, 1946 in Jackson, MI and passed away October 30, 2017 at the age of 71. She loved gardening and was very fond of animals, especially dogs and horses. Colleen spent a lifetime enjoying Silver Lake and she especially loved spending time with her beloved grandkids!Colleen was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ojars K. Gailitis. Surviving to...
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Paul A. Luesse

June 16, 1925 - October 29, 2017

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Francis R. Mercer

September 6, 1924 - October 29, 2017

Francis R. Mercer passed away October 29, 2017. Mr. Mercer was born in Lansing, Michigan on September 6, 1924 to John and Marie Mercer (deceased). He attended Lansing schools and was a 1942 graduate of Eastern High School. A veteran of WWII, Mr. Mercer served in the USNR for 3 years. In 1949, he graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Business Administration. During his 35...
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Lola Ann Blair

July 25, 1926 - October 27, 2017

Lola Ann Mason Blair passed away peacefully on Friday, October 27, 2017, at her residence in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Lola was born on July 25, 1926, to Benjamin and Irma Mason in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She moved to Wheaton, Illinois with her family where she graduated from Wheaton High School. During World War II, she worked as a welder making ammunition boxes used by the armed forces in...
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Kay Patricia Baldwin

September 9, 1931 - October 24, 2017

Kay Patricia Baldwin was born on September 9, 1931 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Robert and Mary Rennie, and passed away October 24, 2017 at the age of 86. While attending Albion College, she met John James Baldwin Jr. whom she married in July of 1953. They were married for 52 years. Mrs. Baldwin taught English and Reading in the Lansing Public Schools for more than thirty years. She had lived in...
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Marian H. Fuller

February 21, 1917 - October 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Arthur Edward Gregory

February 24, 1940 - October 19, 2017

Arthur Edward Gregory, born February 24, 1940 in Ferndale, MI passed away on October 19, 2017 at the age of 77. Surviving are his wife Bonnie Larner Gregory; sons David (Kelly) Roe, Daniel Fillion; grandchildren, Blake Roe, Harley Roe, Dawson Roe, Ike Fillion, and Ava Fillion; and his sister Della (David Hoyt) Gregory. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Dolly Gregory and...
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Richard F. Gonzalez

June 30, 1927 - October 19, 2017

Died Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa to the late Florentino and Soledad Gonzalez on June 30, 1927. He attended Sioux City Public Schools and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1945 to 1947. He attended Iowa State University and The University of Iowa, earning baccalaureate and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa, "The Athens of the West." 1 In 1956 he...
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Ronald Stanley Grey

July 28, 1928 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI.
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Lucy F. Lee

November 3, 1931 - October 13, 2017

Lucy F. Lee died peacefully at home in East Lansing, Michigan on October 13, 2017 with her beloved son and extended family by her bedside. Lucy was diagnosed with cancer in mid-2017 and lived fully through the end with dignity and grace. Lucy was born in China in 1931, moved to the U.S. in 1949, and obtained her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1967. Lucy joined the USDA...
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John Richard Meoak

April 14, 1949 - October 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI. Memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Peter Philip Pratt

October 15, 1957 - October 11, 2017

Peter Pratt, aged 59, died, surrounded by his family, on October 11, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. He was, in every sense of the phrase, a good man-a loving husband, an engaged father, a protective big brother, a weird (but in a good way) uncle, and a wonderful son, son-in-law, and brother-in-law.His highest priority, always, was his family, whom he loved fiercely and completely. He adored and...
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Madhvi P. Richards

July 2, 1972 - October 11, 2017

Madhvi Richards was born July 2, 1972 in Alma Michigan, daughter of Hambir Phadtare and Nalini Phadtare and passed away October 11, 2017 with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Madhvi was a graduate of the B. J. Medical College in Pune India. After medical school, she completed a residency in psychiatry at Michigan State University and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University...
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Irene Brown Lane

September 4, 1929 - October 10, 2017

Her name was Irene which means peace. She was a creative spirit and skilled artisan who delighted in being surrounded by vibrant colors, varieties of yarn and her needlework. Irene was a born in Chicago, Illinois to Ollie and Evie Hebert on September 4, 1929. She graduated in 1947 from Lucy Flower Technical High School in Chicago. From there she attended the University of Illinois in Urbana...
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Alexandra Jane LANSDALE

August 15, 1988 - October 10, 2017

Alexandra Jane Lansdale Monday, August 15, 1988 - Tuesday, October 10, 2017 We celebrate the life of Alexandra, born in Lansing, Michigan, August 15, 1988 and who left this world unexpectedly on October 10, 2017. Alexandra will always be remembered for her infamous smile, incredible eyes, and fun loving personality. She was blessed to have found true love and happiness with the love of her life,...
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Patricia J. Gregory

January 20, 1940 - October 9, 2017

Patricia J. Gregory passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017 at her home. Pat was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 20, 1940 to Viola and Henry Rowland, and raised by her dad Frank Frisbie. She had multiple jobs throughout her life including, Yankees Department Store, State of Michigan, and General Motors. She ended her work career with the Haslett Public Schools as a bus driver and cook at...
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