Our Obituaries

Ablahad N. IBRAHIM

February 24, 1951 - January 29, 2018


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Lucas R. Winter

March 7, 1981 - January 27, 2018

Lucas "Luke" Robert WINTER, age 36, of Grand Ledge, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on Saturday January 27, 2018. Luke was born March 7, 1981 in Lansing, Michigan to Nancy and Robert Winter.Luke was preceded in death by his father, Robert Winter; grandparents, Joyce and John Graham; grandfather, Richard H. Jones; and grandfather, Richard Winter.Luke is survived by mother, Nancy (Winter) and her...
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Violet Dorothy Korroch

December 30, 1928 - January 25, 2018

Violet Dorothy Korroch of Lansing passed away on January 25, 2018 at the age of 89. Violet lived in the Lansing area her entire life. She graduated from Dansville High School, and worked many years for Beurmann Marshall before retiring. She is preceded in death by her parents; Harry and Georgia (Fletcher) Langham, her husband of 55 years, Walter, brothers; Ike, Dick, Junior, Howdy, Glenn, Chek,...
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Michael Dean Gibbs

January 4, 1972 - January 24, 2018

Michael Dean Gibbs, our bright light, age 46, was taken from us by the evil monster of all diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease) on January 24, 2018. He faced this disease with courage, grace and humor referring to it as an "inconvenience." He was born in Madison, WI on January 4, 1972. He is survived by his parents Sandy Shillinglaw Hopkins and Gary D Gibbs and...
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William Robert Pederson

October 6, 1944 - January 24, 2018


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Marjory Lou Lill

June 18, 1926 - January 24, 2018

Marjory Lou Lill, age 91, of East Lansing, Michigan passed away on Wednesday January 24, 2018. Marjory was born in Pontiac, Michigan on June 18, 1926 to Walter and Elsie Stanley. Surviving are her husband of more than 75 years, Melvin; and their daughters Margaret (James) Pennington, Mary (Steven) Elbe, and their son Robert Lill and his wife Tamara. Also surviving are four grandchildren Kassi,...
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Latoya Jonie Stine

March 7, 1991 - January 23, 2018


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Arlene V. Berry

September 18, 1931 - January 23, 2018

Arlene Virginia Berry, 86, of Lansing passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at McLaren hospital in Lansing, with family by her side. Arlene enjoyed spending time with family, doing puzzles and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. She is survived by her children: George (Butch) Berry, Gwendolene Pitts and Sharlene (Paul) Green, brothers; William (Jean) Dexter and Howard Dexter, many...
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William Ballance

April 25, 1933 - January 21, 2018


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Karen Lynn Grinnell

June 10, 1964 - January 21, 2018

Karen Lynn Grinnell, 53, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Born June 10, 1964 in Mason, Michigan, Karen was a gifted cake decorator, creating beautiful cakes most recently at Meijer. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida, and planning family time where all were invited. She liked to listen to AC/DC and read her collection of Harry Potter so many times that she had to...
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Scotty Valdez

February 22, 1974 - January 20, 2018

Scotty Valdez Sr., age 43 passed away on Saturday January 20, 2018. Scotty was born February 22, 1974 in Lansing, Michigan. A funeral mass for Scotty will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 201 West Miller Road, Lansing, Michigan 48911. An Interment will occur at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lansing, Michigan. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may...
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Clara May McDaniel

May 30, 1922 - January 19, 2018

Clara May McDaniel, 95Passed away Jan. 19, 2018. Clara Ackley was born May 30, 1922 in Pinconning Michigan. She graduated from Central High School in Lansing. In 1942 she wed Russell G McDaniel and was married for 63 years and had 4 children. She worked at Fisher Body for 31 years. Clara enjoyed playing pinochle, knitting, water skiing at the lake, and flea marketing in Florida. She was...
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Daniel Arthur Fronczak

February 28, 1947 - January 17, 2018

Daniel A. Fronczak, age 70, of Lansing, Michigan passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 after a long protracted illness. Daniel was born in Lansing on February 28, 1947 to Helen Maxine (Lusch) and Peter George Fronczak. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Cheryl and children Michael F. (Brandy) Fronczak, Amanda M. Potter, Theodore R. "Ted" (Dannie Stewart) Stewart, and Christine H....
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Shirley Dockham

January 19, 1936 - January 15, 2018

Shirley Ann Dockham, 81, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 15, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan. Born January 19, 1936 to Gordon and Ruth (Carey) Hodge, Shirley grew up in St. Johns. She was an Avon Rep for many years and as a clerk for the USPS in Lansing. In her spare time, she loved to bowl and participated in many leagues.She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Richard...
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Tammy Lynn Higgs

May 11, 1958 - January 14, 2018

Tammy Lynn Higgs, 59, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan. Born May 11, 1958, Tammy loved word scrambles, talking on the phone with family and friends, and watching Jeopardy and MSU games. There were no strangers in Tammy's life - she made friends with everyone and gave of herself to all. Most recently, she worked as a homecare scheduler for McLaren Homecare and Hospice.She...
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Douglas Wayne Kennedy

August 31, 1979 - January 14, 2018

Douglas W. Kennedy, age 38, of Lansing, Michigan passed away on Sunday January 14, 2018. He is survived by his son, Tyler Douglas Pearson; Parents, Gary and Sharon Kennedy; Brother, Justin Kennedy; Grandma, Nola Kennedy; Uncles and Aunts, Michael and Melissa Neff, Doug and Lori Jo Kennedy, Rob and Annie Kennedy and several cousins.Douglas was preceded in death by his Grandma Phyllis Neff.Doug was...
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Janet Claire Harte

January 5, 1932 - January 14, 2018

Bath - Janet Claire Harte left this world peacefully on January 14, 2018 to be in Heaven with our Lord at the age of 86. Janet was born Janet Claire Hawley on January 5, 1932 to Arthur and Valborg (Peterson) Hawley in Ludington, Michigan who predeceases her as well as her younger sister Helen Jeanne Husby and her niece, Sandra (Hawley) Burkholder. She spent many years as the daughter of farmers...
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Dolores Caroline Buck

July 13, 1935 - January 11, 2018

Dolores Caroline Buck was born on July 13, 1935 in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of Ferdinand and June (Freed) Fischer. She joined her parents and brothers in Heaven on January 11, 2018 at the age of 82 while at the Mother Teresa House in Lansing, MI. Dolores attended Eastern High School and in 1952, she married her sweetheart, Carl Arthur Buck Sr. Through the ministry of Columbia Road Baptist...
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Karina W. Waskiewicz-Ekstrom

April 30, 1922 - January 10, 2018

Karina Waskiewicz-Ekstrom (1922-2018), a citizen of Denmark who spent the last 30 years of her life in the US, a country she came to love with the passion of a true Renaissance woman. She graduated at an underground school of nursing and medicine in 1944 then served as a nurse at one of Warsaw's hospitals. During the Warsaw Rising in 1944, she became a fully fledged military surgeon attached to...
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Daniel Loren LaLone

June 14, 1965 - January 9, 2018

Daniel "Dan" L. LaLone, 52, of Ashley formerly of Lansing, passed away on January 9, 2018. He was born June 14, 1965 to Daniel James and Constance LaLone in Martinez, CA. He loved spending time with his family. Dan collected antiques and went to auctions and flea markets to buy and sell his finds. He was a fisherman and hunter. He will be missed by all that knew him.Dan was preceded in death by...
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Linda Kay Hulbert

May 28, 1947 - January 8, 2018


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Linda Kay Hulbert

May 28, 1947 - January 8, 2018

Linda Kay Hulbert, Born May 28, 1947 in Lansing, the daughter of the late Eugene and Arlene (Davis) Young, passed away on January 8, 2018 at the age of 70.Linda graduated from Everett High School; she lived in Lansing area and worked for GM for 30 years before retiring. Linda enjoyed knitting and sewing in her free time. She enjoyed music jams along with her partner Skip Taylor and other...
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Sara Gomez

January 10, 1927 - January 8, 2018

Sara Gomez, born January 10, 1927, in Manzanillo, Cuba, the daughter of the late Jose and Sara Regal, passed away on January 8, 2018 at the age of 90.Sara was a loving and dedicated mother who has now been reunited her husband, Guillermo Gomez. She loved to sew; she was a member of United Reform Church of East Lansing. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. She is preceded in death by her...
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Bruce Vance Bryde

August 19, 1925 - January 8, 2018

Bruce Vance Bryde, age 92, went to be with his Lord on January 8, 2018. He was reunited with his wife Vivian who preceded him in death in 2011. Bruce was also preceded by his parents Ford and Edna, brothers Francis and Leon as well as his sisters Beulah (Don) Hein, Ruth (Harold) Nelson, Barbara Gentner, brother-in-law Harry Peterson, and sisters-in-law Marlene Clark and Lois (Allen) Schroeder. ...
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Lucas Michael White

November 6, 1992 - January 8, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing, MI.
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Beatrice Louise Burt

May 10, 1933 - January 7, 2018

BEATRICE L BURT LANSING, MICHIGANAge 84, died January 7, 2018; Born May 10, 1933 in Lansing, MI. Bea completed all chairs of Rebecca Noble Grand IOOF, Lansing, Michigan. Bea enjoyed all crafts including knitting & crocheting, and could be found at various craft shows and flea markets displaying and selling her handiwork. Bea loved animals, especially her little dog Katie.Bea is preceded by...
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I'Zllia Marie Wiseman

January 6, 2018 - January 6, 2018


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Garold Lloyd Cavin

October 3, 1937 - January 5, 2018

Died January 5, 2018 at the age of 80. Private Family Services will be held.Garold is preceded in death by his wife Ann and son, Gary Cavin, Jr.He is survived by his loving children, Kathy (Frank) Lawson, Linda Stone, Mary Rodriguez (Jim Davis), Faye (Jeff) Phillips, Sarah (Jesse Gamboa) Cavin, Tammy (Rey) Mireles, 17 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.The family is being served by...
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Dennis Marion Chaney

July 8, 1939 - January 3, 2018

Dennis (Denny) ChaneyLoving husband, father and grandfather, Denny Chaney Holt, MI, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. He will be greatly missed.Dennis was born in Shepherd, MI July 8, 1939 to Paul and Louise (Seifker) Chaney, the third child of eight. He is survived by: Daughter's Suzanne (Howard) Eland, Angela (Bret Barr) Whitman and Cindy (Jim) Stage: Grand Children Dara...
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Bryan Robert Ian Smith

October 29, 1955 - January 1, 2018


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Erika Danielle Charles

October 16, 1975 - December 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing, MI.
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Lucile Janett Missimer

February 6, 1943 - December 28, 2017

Lucile Janett Missimer, age 74, died Thursday, December 28, 2017. She was born February 6, 1943 in Sturgis, Michigan to Harold and Gladys (Graham) Missimer. From early childhood she lived in Reading, Michigan, graduating Valedictorian from Reading High School in 1961. She received her Bachelors with high honors in Education from Michigan State University in 1965, where she was a member of Phi...
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Grace Joan Mikulich

April 27, 1924 - December 28, 2017

Grace Joan MikulichBurton Grace Joan Mikulich was born on April 27, 1924 in Flint, Michigan the daughter of the late Hugh Rumph and Mabel Osborne, passed away December 28, 2017 at the age of 93. Family and friends were of great importance to Grace and she enjoyed staying active with golfing, bridge, traveling, entertaining and her volunteer work with the Needlework Guild of America making...
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Walter L. Funches

March 19, 1938 - December 27, 2017

Walter LaVerna Funches, age 79 passed away on Wednesday December 27, 2017. Walter was born March 19, 1938. He is survived by his wife of 14 years Blakie (Vance) Funches.Walter was loved by some many. He adored his family, and was a great husband and father.In his younger days you could find Walter at home helping out on his family farm, whether it would be taking care of the horses, cows,...
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Velda Darlene Tropf

March 29, 1933 - December 25, 2017

Velda D. Tropf, born March 29, 1933 in Corydon, Indiana, passed away on December 25, 2017. Velda enjoyed crocheting, quilting and fishing. She loved going to the casino and was a huge Tiger baseball fan, she watched every single game. Most of all Velda loved her family and enjoyed every moment spent with them. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Sarah (Lowe) Breeden; husband, Leo...
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Michael B. Weisenberg

September 26, 1951 - December 25, 2017

Michael B. Weisenberg Lansing Passed away December 25, 2017 at the age of 66. Michael was born September 26, 1951 in Lansing, MI to Bernard and Barbara (Root) Weisenberg. Michael was a truck driver for retail merchandise. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Albro-Weisenberg (2001). He is survived by his children, Margaret (Joseph) Weisenberg-Davenport, Heather Lee Ewald, Edward M. Meyer,...
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Timothy Alan Lupnitz

October 27, 1988 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing, MI.
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Thomas Ross Carmany

July 16, 1956 - December 21, 2017


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Leverne Leroy Munger

October 27, 1947 - December 20, 2017

Leverne "Larry" Munger, age 70 passed away on Thursday December 21, 2017. Larry was born October 27, 1947 in Byron, Michigan. He is survived by his spouse, Susan Ann Munger and son, Shane Zimmer.Larry was the owner of Lansing Lawn Care for 26 years. The family would like to thank each and everyone of their clients for the years of support and kindness. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy...
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Sidney Fleetwood Stewart

May 29, 1947 - December 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing, MI.
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Patricia Lee Bayes

September 27, 1934 - December 19, 2017

Patricia Lee Benedict Bayes passed away at the Eaton Community Palliative Care on December 19th, 2017, at 4:20am, at the age of 83. Pat is predeceased, by her parents, Everett (Benny) and Agnes Benedict; her sister, Judy J. Benedict Leverett Hatcher; and three of her four children, Kym Lee Bayes, Kerry Jo (Bayes) Cole and Kirk Thomas Bayes, her sister-in-law, Joanne Benedict, along with a special...
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Maribeth Quinn

July 9, 1938 - December 15, 2017

Maribeth Quinn was born in Detroit July 9, 1938, spent her adult life in Chicago, and died in Lansing on December 15, 2017. She was beautiful, independent, and hard working. She loved animals, history and current events. Maribeth worked in manufacturing and managed her own janitorial business. She was preceded in death by her parents; Paul and Glada Quinn. She is survived by her brother;...
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Maria I. Garcia

December 13, 1933 - December 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing, MI.
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Peggy Lee Johnson

January 26, 1938 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing, MI.
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Judy Mae Schuchaskie

April 2, 1946 - December 11, 2017

Judy Mae Schuchaskie, born April 2, 1946 in Lansing, the daughter of the late William and Olive (Sturgis) Bondy, passed away on December 11, 2017 at the age of 71.Judy graduated from Sexton High School in 1964 and, from Davenport College in 1983. She dearly loved her daughters and grandchildren, and her cat, Jimmie. Judy enjoyed quilting, sewing and baking, and taking long joyrides in the car....
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Sharon Suzanne Catey

August 14, 1939 - December 10, 2017


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Sharon Suzanne Catey

August 14, 1939 - December 10, 2017

Sharon Suzanne (Swix) Catey, born August 14, 1939 in Lansing, the daughter of the late Robert and Inez (Simington) Swix, passed away on December 10, 2017 at the age of 78.Sharon worked for Michigan State University for 25 years in the Degree and Certification Office before retiring. She was a member of Olivet Baptist Church.She is preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are daughters, Sandra...
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Stanley Joseph Kostrzewski

December 23, 1928 - December 9, 2017

Stanley Joseph Kostrzewski, 88, of Lansing, Michigan passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on December 9, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of 64 years, four daughters Karen (Howland) Kostrzewski, Lynn (Steven) Doerr, Marcia Kostrzewski and Jackie (Daniel) Fedewa. He was blessed with nine loving grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and...
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Nyra D. Scandling

June 4, 1932 - December 8, 2017

Nyra D. Scandling (Bennett) passed peacefully, surrounded by loving family on Friday, December 8, 2017 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease in Lansing, MI. She was blessed in the last several months to be cared for by her great-granddaughter, Erikah Alavarez, who was by her side as she left this earthly planet. Nyra was born on June 4, 1932 in Bellevue, MI to Harry and June Bennett. ...
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Ronald J. Workman

January 21, 1950 - December 7, 2017

Ronald "Ron" J. Workman, born January 21, 1950 in Lansing, the son of the late William John and Doris Jean (Lantis) Workman passed away on December 7, 2017 at the age of 67.Ron loved to be outdoors, fishing, hunting, and mushroom hunting, or just spending time up north on the land that he owned. He worked for General Motors for 32 years before retiring. Ron loved helping people, he had an open...
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Sara Galvan Magana

January 17, 1928 - December 5, 2017

Sara Galvan Magana of Lansing, MI passed away December 5, 2017 at the age of 89. Sara was born January 17, 1928 in Moore, TX to Refugio and Martina (Garcia) Galvan. She was employed by the Lansing School District for seventeen years, enjoyed traveling and family, and was a member of First Assembly of God-East Lansing. Sara enjoyed her grandchildren immensely.Sara is preceded in death by husband,...
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John F. Haslem

November 26, 1940 - December 5, 2017

John Haslem passed away peacefully Tuesday December 5, 2017 with his wife, Barbara and son, Patrick at his side at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. John was born in Grand Rapids to Francis and Stephanie Haslem on November 26, 1940. He was a loving husband and role model father. He graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School in 1958. He went on to study at Grand Rapids Community...
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Constance Mae Hoyland

June 10, 1940 - December 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing, MI.
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Neil D. Coppins

April 23, 1944 - December 4, 2017

Neil D. Coppins born April 23, 1944 passed away on December 4, 2017 at the age of 73. Born to Lloyd E. and Frances (Cressman) Coppins. Neil lived and worked in Lansing all of his life. He was a lifelong bowler as he bowled in numerous leagues in Lansing. He also loved coaching his kids when they were in youth bowling. He was even a member of Lansing USBC Bowling Board of Directors for the last...
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Jason Scott McDaniel

May 18, 1972 - December 3, 2017

Jason Scott "Jay" McDaniel, born May 18, 1972 at Lansing General to Tommie L. and Frances L. (Chapel) McDaniel, was called home December 3rd. Jay was a loving caregiver of his grandma, Clara McDaniel. Jay will be remembered by all those who loved him for his giving spirit, gentle nature, love for family gatherings, games of chess and bike racing. He will be missed by many, especially his...
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Marsha Rose MacGillivray

March 19, 1947 - December 2, 2017

Marsha Rose MacGillivray 70, of Alma, Michigan left this life on Saturday, December 2nd 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband Neil O. Collins, her parents Richard and Rose Ward. She is survived by her two brothers Dave Ward, and Rick Ward (Judy). She was a loving mother to her five children: Brian Collins, Debbie Collins, Ted (Laura) Collins, Freddie Campbell, and Casper (Ashley)...
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Giles Joseph Barlow

June 22, 1960 - December 2, 2017

Giles Joseph Barlow, Jr., age 57, of Diamondale, MI while surrounded by loved ones, went to be with Jesus on December 2, 2017. Giles was born June 22, 1960 in Ironwood Michigan. Giles was preceded in death by his girlfriend Roxanne Ade, his father Giles Barlow, his mother Carol Barlow, his brothers Jeffrey Barlow and Daniel Barlow. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Laura (Mike)...
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Gerald Louis Graham

September 26, 1961 - December 1, 2017

Gerald Louis Graham, age 56, of Lansing, MI passed away on Friday December 1, 2017. Gerald was born September 26, 1961 in Lansing Michigan to Louis M. Graham and Geraldine L. Laux.Gerald is survived by his daughters; Ashley Holden, Brittney Graham, and his former spouse and friend Dolores Graham.In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place and a gathering to celebrate his life will be...
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David Duane Lewis

November 11, 1965 - November 30, 2017

David Duane Lewis, 52, of Lansing, MI died November 30, 2017, He was born in Lansing on November 11, 1965 to Phillip and Alma Lewis. David graduated from Lansing Community College in 1991 in Corrections Officer Studies. He proudly served in the US Army from 1985 to 1986.David was preceded in death by his mother; brother, Melvin Lewis; and granddaughter, Valencia Motley.Surviving to cherish his...
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Gloria G. Luce

October 13, 1934 - November 29, 2017

Gloria Gail Luce passed away peacefully on November 29, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. She was born on October 13, 1934 as the youngest of three girls born to Alfred and Leona Lee of Holt. Gloria was married to Philip Thomas Luce on October 17, 1952. They were happily married for 65 years. She spent many years serving friends and neighbors as the Avon Lady while raising her four beautiful children....
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Robert Andrew Schmidt

January 19, 1928 - November 29, 2017

Robert Schmidt, 89, died on November 29, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. Born January 19, 1928 in Kalkaska, the oldest of three boys born to Andrew and Lucille Schmidt. He was an active and dedicated member of Capitol City Baptist Church since April 2006. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his dear wife of 43 years, Marilyn, in 2013, as well as his...
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Kenneth Arnold Kruger

April 7, 1926 - November 27, 2017

Kenneth Arnold Kruger, 91, of Lansing, MI, passed away Monday Nov. 27, 2017 at Sparrow Hospital. Kenneth was born at home April 7, 1926 in Bangor, MI. He graduated from Bangor High School in 1944. He started work for Michigan State Highway Department in 1948. He was promoted to Engineer Status in 1951. He was then promoted to Design Squad Leader in 1958 and to Assistant Field Engineer in 1985. He...
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Margaret E. Hinman

December 22, 1931 - November 27, 2017

Margaret E. Hinman, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Holt, Michigan. She was born December 22, 1931 to Harold "Judd" and Velma (Williams) Jackson in Lansing, Michigan. Margaret loved reading and animals, and was a lifelong Tigers fan with a great sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her parents. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Becky (Frank...
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B.J. Mahinauli Kalahiki

December 6, 1983 - November 26, 2017

Our beloved BJ's beautiful and tender heart stopped on November 26, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 6, 1983.He will forever be missed by his son Xavier; mother, Robin (David) Grein of Lansing; father, Peters Kalahiki of Dewitt; sister, Kaleilani Kalahiki stationed in Kuwait and niece Evelyn May. Grandmothers, Joan "Nonnie" Piersante of Lansing and Angie Kalahiki of Hawaii....
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Florence Jeanette McElheron

June 17, 1920 - November 26, 2017

Florence Jeanette (Luke) McElheron, 97, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday November 26, 2017. A long time East Lansing resident, she was born in Mt. Clemens, MI, daughter of the late Leon and Jeanette (Kosinski) Luke. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years, John A. McElheron; daughter, Kathleen McElheron; brother, Leon V. Luke; and sister, Elsie Luke. Mourned by son, John D....
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Ellen Marie Fitzgerald

July 1, 1956 - November 23, 2017

On November 23rd heaven gained another beautiful angel. Ellen Marie Frizgerald, born July 1, 1956 in Lansing, the daughter of Thomas Murray and Beverly Brown, passed away at the age of 61. Such a wonderful person with a huge heart. Words cannot express how much you meant to our family. We all love you and miss you already. Ellen worked for the State of Michigan for 24 years. She was an avid...
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Donald Lee Parker

November 24, 1932 - November 22, 2017

Donald Lee Parker, born on November 24, 1932 in Lansing, Michigan, passed away on November 22, 2017. Donald served in the United States Navy and is retired from General Motors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Sue Parker of 52 years; mother; father, Ezra Parker and brother, Richard Parker. Donald is survived by son, Kenneth Parker; daughters, Debra (Dave) Kollman and Teresa...
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Michael A. Parsley

February 20, 1957 - November 21, 2017

MICHAEL ANDREW PARSLEYEast LansingMichael Andrew Parsley, age 60, died on November 21, 2017. He was born February 20, 1957, in Manheim, Germany. While serving his country William D. and Ruth (Galbraith) Parsley adopted Michael, and brought him to East Lansing, Michigan. Mr. Parsley attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School throughout his childhood; he then graduated from East Lansing High...
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Joyce Ann Peppel

January 27, 1942 - November 20, 2017

Joyce Ann Peppel, Lansing Age 75 passed away on November 20, 2017. She was born January 27, 1942 to Walter and Dorothy Byrd in Martin, TN. Joyce loved be with her family, listening to Elvis, dancing with friends, garage sales and gardening. She loved her cat Peanut. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Milton Peppel Jr. Surviving to cherish her memory are her son; Tim ...
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Mary Lou Kane

July 22, 1939 - November 20, 2017

Mary Lou's Life JourneyMary Lou Kane was born July 22, 1939 in Bucyrus, Ohio to Paul and Genevieve Suter. She graduated from Nevada High School in 1957. She was active in the band and enjoyed cheerleading. She moved to Lansing, Michigan in 1968 with her children, Kim and Kevin. Mary Lou and H. Dallas Kane were married January 30, 1971. Upon moving to Lansing, she worked for MSU Federal Credit...
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Geraldine J. Page

April 23, 1941 - November 20, 2017

Geraldine "Jerry" J. Page, born April 23, 1941 in Lansing, the daughter of the late Arthur and Alice Price, passed away November 20, 2017 at the age of 76.Jerry was a resident of Lansing for most of her life. She loved music, especially Elvis. Jerry enjoyed, gardening, watching the many birds and squirrels in her yard. But most of all she loved to spend time with her family. Surviving are...
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Gladys Yu Lee

March 27, 1918 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing, MI.
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Dorothy June Simmons

April 19, 1915 - November 18, 2017

Dorothy (Kleis) Simmons born April 19, 1915 in Martin Michigan passed away on November 18, 2017 at the age of 102 at Vista Grande Villa in Jackson, Michigan. She is preceded in death by her husband of fifty years; James Simmons and their infant daughter, Cheryl Ann. Her parents, Roy and Marguerite (Monteith) Kleis, brothers; Russell J. Kleis, Richard Kleis, Robert Kleis, Nephews; Donald Kleis,...
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LeRoy Lavieres Wonnacott

January 3, 1922 - November 15, 2017

LeRoy Lavieres WonnacottLansing, MichiganLoving father and grandfather passed away November 15th, 2017. Roy was born January 3, 1922 in Lansing, MI, graduating from Lansing Eastern High School class of 1941. He worked during the war years at the Willow Run Plant in Ypsilanti, assembling B-24 bombers for the war effort. He was self-employed thru Clawson Floors for over 33 years and was highly...
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Delmar Clair Rose

June 25, 1927 - November 11, 2017

Age 90 of East Lansing, passed away Saturday Nov. 11, 2017 at home surrounded by family.His passing on Veterans Day was very fitting since he was a WWII veteran serving as a Tech Sargent in the Philippines during the Asiatic and Pacific campaigns. He returned to the U.S. and worked 30+ years for G.M. before retiring in 1982."Del" enjoyed hunting, fishing, roller skating and bingo. He was a life...
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Baw Meh

April 1, 1935 - November 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing, MI.
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Frederick W. Sova

March 26, 1933 - November 6, 2017

LTC Frederick W. Sova Jr. passed away on November 7, 2017. He was born in Lansing, MI. on March 26, 1933, the first child of Frederick and Mary Sova. He graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in the Class of June 1951. On September of 1951, He entered Michigan State University and graduated 4 years later with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Commission as Second Lieutenant U.S....
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Janet E. Gregg

October 29, 1948 - November 5, 2017

Janet E. Gregg, born October 29, 1948 in Attleboro, Massachusetts the daughter of the late Hector and Helen (Vaughan) MacLeod passed away November 5, 2017 at the age of 69.Janet lived in Lansing for over 60 years, was an avid MSU football fan and loved to tailgate. She retired after 29 years of teaching with Shaftsburg Elementary School. Janet loved and enjoyed spending time with her...
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James Charles Irvin

September 14, 1944 - November 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing, MI. At this time, no services will be held.
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Betty Marie Baker

August 20, 1923 - November 3, 2017

Betty Marie Miller Baker, age 94, passed away on November 3, 2017.She was a graduate of Ashley High School in 1941; a graduate of the Hurley School of Nursing in Flint, Michigan, in 1944. She was the Director of Nursing Service at Lansing General Hospital in Lansing, Michigan in the 60s. Her most outstanding professional accomplishments were being the founder of the Michigan Society of Central...
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Charles Raye Collins

May 29, 1953 - November 2, 2017

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Douglas Michael Lovaas

November 26, 1959 - November 1, 2017

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Rosalinda Trejo Trevino

January 1, 1956 - October 31, 2017

Rosalinda Trejo Trevino went to rest on October 31, 2017 at the age of 61. She was born in the small town of McAllen, TX on January 1, 1956. She moved to Lansing, Michigan at an early age. Rosalinda worked for the Lansing school district for over 35 years teaching English as a second language. She retired in 2015. Rosalinda was married to Jesse Trevino for 32 years before his passing in 2011....
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Phillip Milton Christy

June 21, 1931 - October 31, 2017

Phillip M. Christy, born June 21, 1931 in Nevado, Iowa, the son of the late Harold Edwin and Barbara (Hartman) Christy, passed away on October 31, 2017 at the age of 86.Phillip's father passed away when he was 5 years old of pneumonia, and he was raised by his mom and aunt. In high school he was very athletic, playing baseball, football, and track, and he received a varsity letter for both...
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Doris M. Ray

April 20, 1928 - October 31, 2017

Doris M. Ray, 89, of Holt, Mi passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on October 31st at 10:33 AM after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Doris was born on April 20th 1928 in Lansing MI. She was married in Lansing on June 18th 1949 to Thomas C. Ray Sr. She earned a nursing degree at LCC and worked as an LPN at Lansing General Hospital until she retired in 1990. She was preceded in...
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Roger Duane Barton

July 27, 1970 - October 29, 2017

Roger Barton (47) of East Lansing, Michigan passed Sunday, October 29 peacefully in his sleep. He will be remembered for his contagious smile and the love he held for family and friends. Roger is a Marine veteran who loved his country and fellow service personnel. He is survived by his children, Moudy, Ashley, Mason and Ella; grandson, Jackson; Along with his mother, Nancy Barton, and siblings:...
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Jerry Lee Covell

July 13, 1971 - October 28, 2017

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Diane Rose Grubb

January 12, 1956 - October 26, 2017

Diane Ross Grubb, daughter of Robert and Lucille (Van Nortrick) Grubb, of Lansing passed away on October 26, 2017 at the age of 61. Diane is preceded in death by her mother, Lucille (Van Nortrick) Grubb; sister, Joyce and brother, Ronald. She is survived by her father, Robert Grubb, four sisters, and a brother, seven nephews, four nieces, eight great-nephews, and three great nieces. She was a...
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Moises V. Garcia

July 9, 1936 - October 25, 2017

Moises V. Garcia, Sr., 81, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. Born July 9, 1936 in Alice, Texas to Pedro and Francisca (Villarreal) Garcia, Moises was a gifted cook and was known for his brisket. He loved everything MSU, and worked there for over 25 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jose Villarreal; great-grandson, Jose Valdez Jr. and his...
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Klare W. Acker

September 12, 1940 - October 23, 2017

Klare W. Acker, born September 12, 1940 in Lansing, the son of the late Walter and Jean (Ackley) Acker, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the age of 77. Klare resided in Lansing his entire life, working for General Motors for over 30 years before retiring. He was an avid bowler with numerous 300 games and two 800 series.Klare was preceded in death by his parents.Surviving are his wife of...
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Mary Kristine Spooner

December 30, 1950 - October 22, 2017

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Edith Lorene Hilliard

June 13, 1928 - October 18, 2017

Edith "Edie" (Auvenshine) Hilliard, age 89 Passed Away on Wednesday October 18, 2017. Edith "Edie" (Auvenshine) was born June 13, 1928 in Dresden, Tennessee to Carrie (Wade) Auvenshine and Arther Auvenshine. Edith "Edie" (Auvenshine) is survived by; daughter Lisa M. Hand; daughter Teresa (William) Beck; son Donald (Maureen) Hilliard; and son Dennis (Robyn) Hilliard; brother Ronald (Lynda)...
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Floyd Cecil Puckett

April 16, 1925 - October 16, 2017

Floyd C. Puckett born on April 16, 1925, son of the late Burnie and Annie (Jackson) Puckett passed away on October 16, 2017 at the age of 92 in Lansing, Michigan.Floyd was an Army veteran serving in WWII, he received a purple heart on November 23, 1944 for being wounded in combat. He retired in 1977 from Fisher Body after 30 years of service.Floyd was an outdoors person, loved fishing, and...
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Miriam Sherry-Mitchell

April 7, 1926 - October 15, 2017

Miriam Sherry-Mitchell, born on April 7, 1926 in Vincennes, Indiana passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 15, 2017. Miriam was the former Business Owner of "Hacker King-Sherry Agency". She was apart of Bank Board of Community First as well as the Lansing Safety Counsel. Miriam was a long time member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church. She enjoyed traveling worldwide,...
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Lana Ray Duntley

December 25, 1971 - October 14, 2017

Age 46, of Owosso, passed away at Sparrow Hospital on Saturday, October 14, 2017.Lana was born on December 25, 1971 in Flint, MI.She graduated from Lapeer West HS and on April 4, 2009 she married James L. Duntley II. Lana was a homemaker. She loved to spend time with her family, riding motorcycles, cooking, canning, and caring for her furry family members. She was a member of the Victory Biker...
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Mark Anthony Watson

May 12, 1953 - October 12, 2017

Mark A. WatsonHoltMark A. Watson, 64 of Holt, MI passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 12, 2017 after a courageous battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. He was born May 12, 1953, the son of John "Tony" Watson and Roberta "Bobbie" Watson. Mark was a 1971 Holt High School graduate and received his Bachelor's Degree from Central Michigan University in 1976. Mark retired from General Motors as a...
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Olive Anna Harmon

February 5, 1927 - October 10, 2017

Anna Harmon, born February 5, 1927 in Lansing, the daughter of the late Gardner and Mildred (Wilbur) Crawford, passed away October 10, 2017 at the age of 90.Anna graduated from Grand Ledge High school and retired from retail in 1984. She was active for over 75 years in fraternal organizations beginning with Theta Rho, Pride of Ingham Rebekah Lodge #496, District 13 and the Ladies Encampment and...
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Gail Elizabeth Niggle Drong

June 28, 1945 - October 10, 2017

Gail Elizabeth Niggle Drong, born June 28, 1945 in Amherst, Ohio the daughter of Melvin and Christine (Ladrach) Niggle, passed away October10, 2017 at the age of 72. Gail's interests were many, and focused: her love of puzzles inspired her children to be curious and constructive. She demonstrated her love of books not just by frequent reading, but also by devoting her time to the Capital Area...
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Robert Dean Struthers

November 19, 1927 - October 9, 2017

Bob died peacefully in his own home at the age of 89.Bob was born November 19, 1927 in Monmouth Illinois. His family moved and he grew up in Waterloo, Iowa. Bob served in the Army 1946 - 48. He was stationed in Tokyo and managed the post exchange at the headquarters of General Douglas MacArthur. He returned and attended college at Monmouth College and graduated in 1950 with a degree in...
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Robert Randolph Siemon

August 20, 1955 - October 9, 2017

Robert R. Siemon, born August 20, 1955 in Neu-Ulm Germany, son of Franklin and Elke (Vietzen) Siemon, passed away on October 9, 2017.Robert was a resident of Lansing for most of his life, working for Sparrow Hospital for 34 Years. Robert loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, listening to music, enjoying a good meal and talking about his extended family at Sparrow Hospital....
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