Our Obituaries

Todd Menard

September 8, 1976 - January 28, 2018

Todd MenardFowlerville, MichiganThe son of Joann and Richard Menard, Todd Menard was born September 8, 1976 in Detroit, Michigan and passed away January 28, 2018 in Lansing Michigan at the young age of 41.If you knew Todd, you knew how much he loved golf playing on the Michigan Amateur Tour and playing all over the country. He enjoyed all types of sports. Todd will be treasured in memory by his...
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Virginia Mae Wright

April 21, 1922 - January 19, 2018

Virginia was born on April 21, 1922 the daughter of Sylvia and Walter Oesterle and passed away on January 19, 2018, at the age of 95. She grew up in the Webberville area with four siblings, Harris, Rodney, Wanda and Leland. After graduating from Webberville High School, she taught for a year in a country school. That wasn't to her liking so she began a career in banking that would last for many...
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Jacob Allen Kittle

December 13, 1988 - January 11, 2018


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Mark Alan Hughes

February 19, 1982 - January 1, 2018

Mark Alan HughesWilliamston, MIMark was born in Lansing, MI on February 19, 1982 and passed away January 1, 2018. Mark graduated from Williamston High School & attended Central Michigan University for 4 years where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Mark was employed by, and part owner of his family's business: Hughes Environmental Services. He enjoyed his dogs, golfing, snowmobiling,...
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Gloria N. Bouterse

January 4, 1927 - December 31, 2017

Dr. Gloria Nelleen Smith Bouterse PhD. born January 4, 1927 was the first baby born at 12:10 a.m. at Sparrow Hospital to Stanley Smith and Fannie W. Potter passed away December 31, 2017 at the age of 90.She graduated from Eastern High School in 1944, Sparrow nursing school in 1947, B.A. in social work from MSU in 1955, M.A. in education from MSU in 1964, and received her PhD. in Philosophy...
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Edna Eleanor Caramella

November 16, 1935 - December 28, 2017

Edna Eleanor Caramella, 82, of Bergland, passed away in Okemos, Michigan on December 28, 2017 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born on November 16, 1935 in Laird Township, the second child of the late Kenneth and Lydia (Lungi) Grant.Edna graduated from the Bergland High School and married Donald Maki in 1955 in Bergland, and they raised their four children while he was...
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Donald Wayne Smith

June 10, 1937 - December 24, 2017

Don Smith entered Heaven's Gate on Christmas Eve morning, December 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 80. He fought a long hard battle with cancer. He is lovingly remembered by his beloved wife of more than 56 years, Judith; six treasured daughters, Dr. Debra (David) Kontny, Terri (Michael) Suraco, Kris Shipley, Kim (Tony) Duffiney, Nicole (Phil) Bogard and Renee Smith. Also...
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Janet Lee O'Brien

October 31, 1939 - December 4, 2017

Janet Lee O'BrienHaslett, MichiganJanet O'Brien (Olson) passed away December 4, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer, family at her side. She was born a Halloween baby with a birth date of October 31, 1939 and was fond of saying she was a treat, not a trick! Janet was preceded in death by her first husband, Ben O'Brien and survived by her husband Bill St. John. Janet is also survived by five...
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Robert Henry Ruffin

May 30, 1965 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston, MI.
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Dorothy Murray

August 11, 1928 - November 29, 2017

Dorothy Murray was born on August 11, 1928 in Gagetown, MI and passed away November 29, 2017 in Okemos, MI at the age of 89. She was a resident of Williamston and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church since 1960. Dorothy drove school bus for Williamston Community Schools for 23 years. She loved dancing, playing cards and traveling, especially spending time in Arizona. Dorothy was known for her...
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Roy Dean Piper

August 5, 1930 - November 26, 2017

Roy at age 87, passed away peacefully Sunday November 26th 2017, at home with his loving family by his side. Roy was born August 5th 1930, to the late Arthur and Lena (Botsford) Piper in Bell Oak, Michigan. On May 6th 1950, he married his sweetheart Patricia Ann (Fuller) Piper. He farmed all his life and also sold Pioneer Seed for 42 years. Roy loved farming, fishing, traveling and most of all,...
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Daniel Arthur Bunker

July 8, 1929 - November 8, 2017

Daniel Arthur BunkerWilliamstonDaniel Arthur Bunker was born July 8, 1929 in Lansing, MI to the late Oscar and Viola (Hoover) Bunker, and passed away November 8, 2017 in Lansing, MI at the age of 88. Dan graduated from Mason H.S. in 1947 and later went to work at General Motors, where he worked for 39 years before retiring in 1993. Dan loved horses and spending time with his family. He enjoyed...
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Ann Marie Hodge

June 26, 1960 - November 2, 2017

Ann Marie Hodge, 57, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in Webberville, Michigan. Ann worked at General Motors and drove a school bus for the Webberville School District for many years. Outside of work, Ann enjoyed Bingo, golf, trips to the casinos, camping, her pets Endo and Ellie, but most of all, Ann loved her kids (especially babies!) and could often be seen supporting her...
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Dixie Lee Gilhouse

May 29, 1935 - November 1, 2017

Dixie Lee Gilhouse Williamston Dixie Lee Gilhouse, born May 29, 1935 to Theodore and Nora Hamann. Dixie loved to tell that she rode her tricycle to kindergarten 2 miles on a dirt road. She married James Gilhouse on May 23, 1958. Dixie was always a hard worker, she learned that growing up on the farm. Took up bookkeeping after high school and she retired from Williamston Schools payroll...
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Dorothy J. Nixon

April 8, 1925 - October 23, 2017

Dorothy J. Nixon Williamston, MichiganDorothy was born April 8, 1925 in Howell, Michigan to the late Homer and Freida (Maas) White, and passed away October 23, 2017 in Williamston, Michigan at age 92. Dorothy enjoyed painting, music, being a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church, but the most important thing to her was her family. She loved her children, grandchildren and great...
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Dave Palazzolo

January 12, 1958 - October 14, 2017

David G. Palazzolo, 59, of Williamston, MI passed away October 14, 2017. He was born January 12, 1958 in Detroit, MI to Gasper and Patricia Palazzolo. Dave was the oldest of 7 brothers. He lived most of his life in Williamston, graduating from Williamston High School. Dave worked for the Michigan Supreme Court as a Court Crier. He was a family man, a devoted husband and father. Dave was a friend...
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Edwin Arnold Tinsley

December 17, 1933 - October 12, 2017

Edwin Arnold Tinsley passed away in his home that he shared with his wife, Marilyn Tinsley, on October 12, 2017. Edwin left behind his wife, Marilyn; his daughters, Wendy and Doreen and his grandchildren, Chelsea and Blake as well as his siblings, Norm, Shirley, Barb and Margaret. Edwin was born December 17, 1933 in his home in Berkley, MI. Through Edwin's life he chose to follow the working man...
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John Robert Oesterle

May 9, 1965 - October 11, 2017

John OesterleFranklin, TennesseeWith heavy hearts the Oesterle family shares their grief in the passing of their beloved John Robert Oesterle, 53, of Franklin, Tn. Though his passing was unexpected and much too soon, there is comfort in knowing that John has joined his eternal Father in heaven.Born May 9, 1964, in Lansing, Michigan to Robert Eugene Oesterle and Virginia Ilene Sterle Oesterle,...
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Edward G. Chamberlain

February 9, 1962 - October 3, 2017

Edward George Chamberlain, of Webberville, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 3, 2017.Beloved husband of Teri; loving father of Ashley (Timothy) O'Neil and Aaron (Lauren) Chamberlain; adored grandfather of Shea and Brock O'Neil. Ed was a genuinely selfless and compassionate man. He vibrantly lived life, truly enjoying his work, taking many adventures whether by land,...
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Howard Mitchell Dahlstrom

April 25, 1947 - September 22, 2017

Howard Mitchell Dahlstrom, 70, of Williamston, Michigan, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. His wife of 31 years, Sue Boyes Dahlstrom, was at his side. Howard was born in Fremont, MI April 25, 1947 to H.M. (Bud) & Florence Dahlstrom who preceded him in death. Howard graduated from Fremont High School in 1965 & attended Lansing Community College. He was a Police Officer for Delhi ...
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Kenneth Clark Pfiester

July 21, 1921 - September 16, 2017

Passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the age of 96. He was born to Max Andrew and Myrta Clark Pfiester on July 21, 1921 in Eaton Rapids, MI.Kenneth worked as a farmer all his life. He was active in and helped build the Vantown Community Church. He was active in the Farm Bureau and also FFA and 4-H in his younger years. He was president of the Eaton Rapids Senior Class, 1939 and was a...
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Irene Katherine Stewart

December 18, 1927 - September 10, 2017

In lieu of flowers, donations in Irene's honor may be made to Hospice of Lansing, 3186 Pine Tree Rd., Lansing, MI 48911, or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 14359 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48075. Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston, MI.
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Douglas J. Hakkila

April 28, 1960 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston, MI.
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Roy Gilbert Michell

January 12, 1923 - September 3, 2017

Roy Gilbert Michell Jr. Holt, MI Formerly of Rochester, MIRoy Michell Jr. was born January 12, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Roy Gilbert and Ruth Naomi (Jackson) Michell, and passed away September 3, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan at age 94. Roy was a graduate from St. Johns Military Academy and GMI where he received his BA in Engineering. After his first year and a half of college he...
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Dennis Earle Larsen

July 28, 1944 - August 26, 2017

Dennis Earle Larsen Williamston, MichiganDennis Earle Larsen, 73, born July 28, 1944. He graduated from Riverside High School in Dearborn Heights, MI. and passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI. Dennis is survived by siblings Carol Ann Raymond (Daniel Raymond, deceased) from Leslie, MI and Ronald Ralph Larsen (Nancy Larsen, deceased) from Whitmore, MI; nieces...
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Nancy Louise Bjorkquist

July 13, 1941 - August 17, 2017

July 13, 1941 - August 17, 2017Nancy was born on July 13, 1941 to Lucille (Yadley) and Frank Bower. She graduated from Jackson High School in 1960 and was then married to John Bjorkquist of Spring Arbor on June 13, 1960. They moved to Williamston in 1962. Her children were: son, David (1961); daughters, Cindy (1964) and Sandra (Hartsuff) (1967). Nancy and John were members of the Williamston...
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Tom Patrick Trepky

May 3, 1953 - August 15, 2017

Thomas Patrick Trepky of Williamstown Township passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at age 64, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He died at home with his family by his side. Tom was born on May 3, 1953, to Joseph and Joan Trepky in Jackson, Michigan. He attended Vandercook Lake High School in Jackson and Michigan State University, where he met his wife, Marchell (Rogowski) Trepky, in...
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Jill Marie Smalley

October 3, 1951 - August 11, 2017

Jill Marie Smalley, 65, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. Born October 3, 1951 to Norman and Genevieve (Everett) Smalley, she worked for over 42 years at Consumer's Energy all around the state. A well-organized and artistic woman, Jill enjoyed gardening, crafts, gourmet cooking, and making everyday items beautiful bows on packages, balloons, and centerpieces...
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Brunhilde Bays-Thomson

February 27, 1937 - August 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston, MI.
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Gladys P. McMullen

March 11, 1930 - August 5, 2017

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Norma Elizabeth Harter

May 16, 1922 - August 3, 2017

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Jeanne C. Peters

December 15, 1945 - August 1, 2017

Jeanne Carol PetersWilliamston, MichiganJeanne Peters was born December 15, 1945 in Howell, Michigan to the late Franklin and Berniece (Griffin) Shaffer, and passed away August 1, 2017 in Haslett, Michigan at age 71. Jeanne dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and the center of her world, her late husband Alva. She was an amazing seamstress making all clothing, she knitted, crocheted, made...
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Elsie M. Gariepy

April 26, 1935 - July 22, 2017

Elsie Mae Gariepy (Selbee) (Wenger) born, April 26th, 1935, went to be with The Lord on July 22nd, 2017. Elsie was born in rural Battle Creek on a farm where she lived with her family until her parents relocated to Battle Creek Avenue. Elsie graduated from Battle Creek Central high school following which she married her high school sweetheart Earle Wenger in 1953. Elsie remained married to Earle...
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Robert A. Cool

October 31, 1943 - July 22, 2017

Born October 31, 1943 in Webberville: died July 22, 2017 in Mason at the age of 73.Bob received a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Forestry from Michigan State University. He was most proud of saying "yes" when asked, and pitching in wherever he could.Bob had a busy year in 1970, when he helped form Metropolitan Forestry Consultants, Inc. (MFC), became a member of the Michigan Forestry and Park...
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John F. Kennedy

February 17, 1939 - July 21, 2017

John Kennedy passed away on July 21, 2017 in Williamston, Michigan at the age of 78 in his home surrounded by his loving family.John is survived by his wife Carole of 24 years; children and stepchildren Mary, John, Maureen, Michelle, David, and Jim; Siblings, Mike Clarence and Pat Kennedy, and grandchildren; Ryan, Mason, Ben, Lucy, Jordan, and Logan. He is preceded in death by his parents;...
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Margaret Brannan

October 11, 1927 - July 20, 2017

Margaret Joan BrannanWilliamston, MichiganMargaret Joan Brannan was born October 11, 1927 in Quincy, Michigan to the Edwin and Mable (Fry) Manning, and passed away July 20, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan at age 89.Graduating from Eastern High School in 1945, Margaret lived most of her life in Lansing, and Williamston where she raised her family.Margaret is preceded in death by her parents Edwin and...
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Elsie Winnell Fournier

October 10, 1925 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston, MI.
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Joyce Mary Koers

April 24, 1943 - July 10, 2017

Joyce Mary (Vorce) Koers passed from this world July 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Hazel Vorce; brothers, Raymond Vorce, Gaylord Vorce, Charles Pijper; sister, Margaret Jobs; husband, Chuck Koers; and David Wallaker, a special friend.We will mourn for her: a son, Raymond Haviland; twin sister, Joan (Linsey) Jenkins; sister, Jean (John) Benjamin; brothers,...
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Paul William Blunt

September 30, 1952 - June 29, 2017

In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to choose an animal charity of your choice in memory of Paul.Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston, MI.
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Joyce Agnes Benjamin

May 25, 1940 - June 23, 2017

Joyce A. Benjamin, age 77, made the peaceful journey to be with her family in Heaven on Friday, June 23, 2017. Joyce was born on May 25, 1940 in Leroy Township the daughter of Kenneth and Helen (Campbell) Schuchaskie. She was a member of St Mary's Catholic Church in Williamston. Joyce grew up on the farm her family has owned since 1838 and returned to be a hard-working farm wife with her husband,...
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Eva Doris Boldman

March 7, 1932 - June 20, 2017

Eve Doris Boldman, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on June 20, 2017 in Haslett, MI. Eve was born in Glenmont OH on March 7, 1932. The daughter of the late Herman J. and Cecil M. (Mullet) Purdy, Eve was the youngest of three children. She has two brothers: Milton Ewelle Purdy, who preceded her in death, and Robert Dean Purdy. Eve has been reunited in heaven with her son, Michael Lee ...
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George Clinton O'Dell

March 17, 1936 - June 19, 2017

George Clinton O'Dell passed away on June 19, 2017 at the age of 81. He was born in Williamston, Michigan on March 17, 1936 to Harry and Frieda O'Dell. George was a hard worker and worked as a glazier in his own glass businesses in Michigan, California and Texas for many years. He is survived by a daughter Jill (Phillip) Hawkins and granddaughter Rachel, also son Robert O'Dell, brother Cloyce ...
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Brad Eigenauer

October 24, 1963 - June 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston, MI.
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Lillian Shooshanik Housepian

March 22, 1922 - June 6, 2017

Lillian Shooshanik HousepianWilliamston, MI, formerly of Lincoln Park, MILillian Housepian passed away June 6, 2017 at the age of 95. She was born in Hamilton, Ontario on March 22, 1922. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Housepian; her parents George and Satenik (Melkonian) Mooradian; and her sister, Bea Buzbuzian.She worked many years as a pastry chef and cook in Peppina's...
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Alice Louise Gardiner

January 11, 1939 - June 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston, MI.
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Michael J. Black

August 3, 1969 - June 4, 2017

Michael James Black, 47, of Bradenton, Fl, was called home to be with the Lord on June 4th, 2017. Michael was born in Lansing, Michigan, grew up in Williamston, Michigan, and graduated from Haslett High School. He loved his family and friends and his "side kick" Oscar, his dog. His joy was cooking, music, and the Dallas Cowboys. He is survived by his mother, Dolores Mleczewski, his...
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Edna Louise Cone

June 25, 1922 - June 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston, MI.Edna L. Brooks Leckrone Cone survived by children Karen Leckrone Coon (Geremy) and Alfred Leckrone (Jeannie), 6 grandchildren Rene' Jarinski, Lisa West,Kelli Forden, Jeff Leckrone, Jennifer Bowyer, Jeanine Andrews, 12 great grandchildren and 6 great-great granchildren. She was predeceased by husband Ernest...
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Irene R. Waligorski

June 28, 1925 - June 2, 2017

Irene R. Waligorski, 91, was called home to be with her Lord on Friday, June 2, 2017. She was born in Detroit, Michigan to Walery and Joanna (Jeka) Wasilewski. She was a devoted homemaker and helpmate to her husband, Edmund Waligorski for 50 years. Irene loved her family dearly, and being a Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma was the joy of her life. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time at...
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Roger Vance Pollok

April 14, 1947 - May 31, 2017

Roger Vance PollokWilliamstonRoger Pollok was born on April 14, 1947 in Lansing, Michigan to the late Vance and Leah Pollok. He passed away at the age of 70 on May 31, 2017, after battling leukemia for just over a year. Roger was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Pollok. He is remembered by his sons, Scott (Charla) Pollok and Bruce (Vanessa) Pollok; grandchildren, Stefani, Brendan, Kirsten,...
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Leo Ferris Lunn

October 14, 1922 - May 30, 2017

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Morris Clyde Lott

January 4, 1927 - May 20, 2017

Our father, Morris (Bill) Clyde Lott, was born on January 4, 1927 and went to his heavenly home surrounded by his loving family on May 20, 2017 at the age of 90. He was the son of Clyde and Cora (Willams) Lott. Bill was a graduate of Williamston High School, class of 1945. After graduation he married his high school sweetheart Alice Joan Ording in 1948 and together they established "Happy Acres...
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Ron Merrifield

December 14, 1935 - May 16, 2017

Ron MerrifieldWilliamston, Michigan Ronald Merrifield was born December 14, 1935 in Williamston, MI and passed away May 16, 2017 in Lansing, MI at age 81. Ron is preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and wife of 55 years, Mary "Susan" (Stephens) Merrifield (2011); infant son, Stephen; and brother Robert. Most of his life was spent in the construction trades as a glazier working...
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David Michael Kehres

December 24, 1955 - May 10, 2017

David M. Kehres age 61 died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.David was born December 24, 1955, in Detroit, Michigan, to parents Virgil and Joan (Merritt) Kehres. He was one of 5 children, 2 boys and 3 girls. His dad Virgil Kehres Jr. preceded him in death.David graduated with honors from the U.S Air Force School of Applied Aerospace Sciences, Electrical Power Production...
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Julian Deichman Rose

July 18, 1925 - May 9, 2017

Julian Deichman Rose, age 91, of Spring Arbor, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Arbor Manor. He was born during the Dust Bowl on July 18, 1925, in Winfield, Kansas, the first child of Reverend Julian Donavan and Berneice Lorena (Deichman) Rose. His family moved to Chicago in 1935. He graduated from Tilden Technical High School in Chicago in 1943. At age 18, he became a hospital...
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Nina Mae Baughan

November 13, 1920 - May 6, 2017

Nina Mae Baughan, 96, Williamston, passed away on May 6, 2017 at The Haven of Rest. Nina was born in Locke Township to Hiram and Ida Bickford on November 13, 1920. She married Curtis Monroe Baughan on December 21, 1939 in Locke Township. She worked at Utilex for a number of years and was active on their family farm. She was involved in the Rowley Wesleyan Church. Nina was preceded in...
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Bradley Mark Lockwood

June 4, 1957 - May 4, 2017

Bradley M. Lockwood passed away suddenly at home on May 4, 2017, 1 month short of his 60th birthday. He wanted a surprise party and had been "hinting" at it for months. If he'd had his way, he would have invited all of you. Brad was born on June 4, 1957, in Lansing, MI, and lived in Williamston, MI most of his life. He is survived by his wife Karen (Carroll) Lockwood and children Lyndsey, Alyssa,...
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Donald Houser

December 13, 1930 - April 30, 2017

Donald "Dean" HouserWilliamston, MichiganA longtime resident of Williamston, Dean passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 30, 2017 at the age of 86. Dean was born December 13, 1930 in Mexico, Indiana, the son of the late Dorsey and Iva Houser. Dean was a teacher for over 20 years at Williamston Middle School, where he touched many lives even long after his retirement. He was the official...
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Jason James Nichols

June 12, 1932 - April 25, 2017

Jason James NicholsDeWitt, MIJason passed away on April 25, 2017, at the age of 84. He was born June 12, 1932 in Williamston, MI to Jasper and Ettie Gertrude Nichols.Jason was preceded in death by parents; sisters, Josephine Chilino, Mildred Pearson, Gladys Baker, Mary Dilley, nephews Ronald Dilley and Larry Dilley, and niece Mary Ellen Brady. Surviving to cherish his memory are his sister,...
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Wanda Gale Van Atta

April 22, 1929 - April 20, 2017

Wanda Gale Van AttaWebberville, MIWanda passed away on April 20, 2017, at the age of 87. She was born April 22, 1929.She is survived by her sons, Skeeter (Mary), Mike, Harry, and Rick Van Atta; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Middle St., Williamston, on Thursday, April 27 at 12 noon, with visitation on...
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Carol McGuire

April 2, 1937 - April 15, 2017

Carol Maxine (Berry) McGuire, 80 years old, of Williamston, Michigan, died on April 15, 2017 surrounded by her family.Visitation at St. Mary Catholic Church in Williamston will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 18th followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 AM.Carol was born in Ithaca, Michigan to Lois and Truman Berry on April 2, 1937. She graduated from Ithaca High School. She married Bernard...
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Joyce M. Downes

June 6, 1933 - April 5, 2017

Joyce M. DownesWilliamston, MichiganJoyce Downes was born June 6, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Charles and Evelyn Novicka, and passed away April 5, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan at age 83. Joyce loved caring for her children and grandchildren when she wasn't traveling with her sister and brother-in-law. She enjoyed being outdoors fishing and camping with her family, and birdwatching, or...
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Russ Lee Stickle

May 8, 1947 - March 29, 2017

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Gary Lee Martin

September 24, 1941 - March 29, 2017

Gary L. Martin of Williamston, MI passed away on March 29, 2017 at the age of 75. He was born in Lansing, Michigan in September 1941, but spent the last 20 years in the community of Williamston where he enjoyed making friends laugh over breakfast, and a good game of cards. His love of fast cars began with his career at the General Motors Proving Grounds. His quest for a good deal was really an...
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Virginia Houser

August 9, 1936 - March 27, 2017

Virginia "Ann" HouserWilliamston, MichiganAnn was born August 9, 1936 in Williamston, MI., the daughter of the late Chick and Mildred Greenaway, Ann passed away on March 27, 2017 in Okemos, MI at age 80. With the exception of the last 5 years, Ann lived in Williamston, graduating from HS there in 1954. She went on to MSU where she received her Associates Degree, and found a career of 30 years at...
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Elizabeth Anne Kidd

January 3, 1955 - March 9, 2017

Elizabeth Anne Kidd (Bette)Williamston, formerly of WebbervilleAge 62, died March 9, 2017. She was born on January 3, 1955 to Maurice and Helen Monroe, in Lansing, MichiganBette enjoyed being outdoors with a fishing pole in hand and loved camping. Family vacations were spent fishing, camping, warming by the campfire and making s'mores. Bette had a unique hobby; her favorite thing to do was to...
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Charles B. Stringham

November 2, 1926 - March 1, 2017

Charles "Charlie" Bertrand Stringham, age 90, of Webberville, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. He was born on November 2, 1926, in Wayne County, Michigan to Charles and Violet Stringham. At the age of three, Charlie's mother passed away. His father later married Marie Stringham who became a loving mother to Charlie. Charlie was loved by two women in his life: his first wife, the...
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Jane Elizabeth McChesney

September 27, 1930 - February 27, 2017

Jane Elizabeth McChesneyWilliamston, MichiganJane McChesney was the daughter of Fredrick and Matilda (Juhl) Kauffman, born September 27, 1930 in Chicago, IL. She passed away on February 27, 2017 in East Lansing, MI at age 86. Jane was no stranger to adventure. She enjoyed music and movies, especially musicals, and she traveled all around the world to places like Japan, Ireland, Mexico, Russia,...
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Nicole Aristine Hamlin

December 28, 1982 - February 25, 2017

Nicole Aristine Hamlin, 34, of Haslett, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, after a short, courageous battle with a rare form of cancer called Choriocarcinoma. Nicole was born Dec. 28, 1982, in Owosso, MI and lived there until she graduated high school. She had a Bachelors Degree in Family Life Education from Spring Arbor University and a Masters Degree in...
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Cara Lynn Stiffler

November 15, 1965 - February 24, 2017

Cara Lynn Stiffler of Williamston, MI passed away on February 24, 2017 at the age of 51. She was born on November 15, 1965 to Donald & Thelma (Love) Turner. Cara loved her girls, they were her whole life. She also was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. She was a resident of Williamston for over 25 years where she made lots of friends. She was a very caring & passionate person and had the gift...
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Agnes G. Dexter

July 18, 1921 - February 16, 2017

Agnes DexterWilliamston, MichiganAgnes Dexter died Thursday, February 16, 2017. She was born to Claude and Ida Campbell in Williamston, Michigan on July 18, 1921. She met her husband Ron while attending Williamston High School. They traveled together in retirement, visiting such places as Hawaii, Alaska, California and winters in Florida for many years. Agnes worked as a teacher and later for the...
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Allison Jamie Andrews

June 12, 2015 - February 15, 2017

Allison Jamie Andrews was born June 12, 2015 to James and Jamie Andrews and went to be with the Angels on February 15, 2017. Allison was the definition of pure joy, and had a fearless heart; she was so innocent and loved. She changed us all for the better and lit up the room with her goofy personality and sense of humor. She had a way of making a great impression on everyone she met, even the...
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Margaret May Rogers

May 15, 1935 - February 15, 2017

Margaret was born May 15, 1935, in Manchester, England to her parents William and Alice Taylor, and passed away peacefully at home on February 15, 2017 at age 81. Margaret was previously active as a Post Regional Aerie of the Ladies Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles, and retired from Williamston school system. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband Keith Rogers, and son Scott...
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Debra Lynne Butler

July 1, 1960 - February 14, 2017

Debra Lynne Butler, 56, of Williamston died Tuesday, February 14, 2017. She was born July 1, 1960 in Grand Rapids to Charles and Carol Names. Debra lived in Williamston for 25 years and worked as a Therapist at Hurley Hospital in Flint. She enjoyed history and was an avid environmentalist. She loved sports; bicycle riding on the trails and attended may shows at the outdoor theater in Williamston....
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Eli Jason Wagner

February 13, 2017 - February 13, 2017

Eli Jason Wagner, precious son of Eric and Brittany Wagner, was born into Heaven on February 13th, 2017 at 10:20 am at Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. He weighed 1 lb 13 oz and was 13.75 inches long. While Eli's time here was short, he has touched the lives of many and is greatly loved by his family and friends. His Mommy and Daddy will forever love him, cherish every...
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Janis Elaine Bomers

September 5, 1946 - February 10, 2017

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Gerald Raymond Rittenberg

April 9, 1927 - February 9, 2017

Born on April 9, 1927, Gerald (Chuck) Rittenberg passed away on February 9, 2017 with his wife Donna and their three children at his side. Chuck and Donna had just celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in January. He is survived by three children: Larry and wife Kathleen Rittenberg, Sharon and husband Bill Mize, and Diane Sue Rittenberg; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. ...
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Helen Kathleen Towersey

February 21, 1935 - February 8, 2017

Helen Kathleen Bloom Towersey was born to her parents Robert and Ruth (Bickford) Bloom on February 21, 1935 at her grandparents' home in Locke Township, Williamston, Michigan. Helen was the third of seven children born to her parents. Helen passed away in Williamston on February 8, 2017 at the age of 81. Helen attended Rowley Country School and graduated from Williamston High School in 1953. She...
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Geraldine Mae Monroe

August 31, 1920 - February 7, 2017

Geraldine (Gerry) Monroe of Livonia and formerly of Hartland and Milford, age 96 died Tuesday morning, February 7, 2017 at Wellspring Lutheran Services Nursing Home in Livonia. She was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1920, the only child of Arthur and Jessie Bielefeldt. At an early age, her parents moved to Colorado Springs. Her mother died when she was 8 and her father died when she was 16,...
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Wayne Roger Mears

February 21, 1942 - January 27, 2017

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Marjorie M. Stillwell

August 18, 1919 - January 26, 2017

Marjorie Marie StillwellWilliamston, MichiganMarjorie Marie (Watkins) Stillwell was born August 18, 1919 in Williamston, the daughter of the late Glenn and Vivian Merrifield, and passed away on January 26, 2017 in Williamston. Marjorie loved to be outdoors either snowmobiling or gardening, enjoying all the seasons Michigan has to offer, and her favorite activity was spending time at the family...
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Frederick Alfred Mulhauser

January 24, 1922 - January 17, 2017

In the loving attendance of family, Dr. Frederick Alfred Mulhauser, passed peacefully away, January 17, 2017. Born to Mrs. Helen B. and Maj. Samuel A. Mulhauser, January 24, 1922, Fred and his older brother, Robert, shared their childhood with faithful collie, Riever, in Highland Park, MI. Tragedy struck the family with the sudden death of Fred's father and again in 1942 when Robert, an RCAF...
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Carol Jean Johnson

March 27, 1934 - January 16, 2017

Carol J. JohnsonWilliamston, formerly of Blissfield Carol Jean Stanley Johnson, 82, formerly of Blissfield, Michigan, passed away on January 16, 2017 at Sparrow Hospital, in Lansing, Michigan from complications suffered after a medical procedure. She was born March 27, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois - the daughter of Robert K. and Jennie (Shephard) Stanley. She married Elmer Glenn Johnson on August 6,...
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Ronald Elroy Allman

January 25, 1944 - January 12, 2017

Ronald Elroy Allman, 72, of Williamston died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at home. He was born January 25, 1944 to Russell and Evelyn Allman. He married Kathryn Gies on March 13, 1971. Elroy was a member of the Eagles #4091 and was a dedicated employee of GM for over 42 years until his retirement. He enjoyed old cars, boating, fishing, traveling, golfing, bowling, watching hockey, was a Red Wings...
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Brian Charles Norton

August 21, 1934 - January 7, 2017

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Charles J. Pijper

September 30, 1944 - December 27, 2016

Charles Junior Pijper born September 30, 1944 passed away December 27, 2016 at age 72. Charles was the youngest of eight children born to the late Everett and Hazel Vorce. In May of 1947, Charles was adopted by his Aunt Mary and Uncle Gerrit Pijper after having lived with them since birth. Charles was married for a short time to Susan Ryan, who preceded him in death in February of 1999. Charles...
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Jeanette Moran

August 30, 1930 - December 26, 2016

Jeanette Moran, aged 86, passed away on December 26, 2016. She was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1930. She is a graduate of Cooley High School, Detroit. Jeanette married Maurice Moran, whom she'd known since kindergarten, and they made their home in Livonia, Michigan where they raised their two children. Jeanette was an active member at Timothy Lutheran Church in Livonia for many years. ...
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Robert T. Brusso

September 23, 1958 - December 25, 2016

Robert T. Brusso, 58, of Williamston and formerly of East Pointe, passed away on December 25, 2016. He was born in Warren, Michigan to George and Louise (Varden) Brusso. He worked for many years at Samuel Steel, but his happiest hours were spent outside: boating, riding his bike, fishing, and hunting. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria, in 2012, and his parents. Robert will be lovingly...
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Julie G. Shear

September 22, 1955 - December 19, 2016

Julie G. ShearZeeland, Michigan formally of Williamston, MichiganJulie Gaye (Baughan) Shear, born Sept 22, 1955, left this world on Dec 19, 2016.Julie is survived by her loving husband, Herbert Shear; stepdaughters, Melissa Martin and Michelle (Jim) Swartz; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is also survived by her sisters, Patricia Graham, Susan (Russ) Cockerill, Virginia Cassaday...
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Karen L. Brumley

October 21, 1952 - November 22, 2016

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John T. Mueller

August 11, 1943 - November 20, 2016

John T. Mueller, 73, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at his home in Williamston, Michigan. Born August 11, 1943 to Henry and Hazel (Cain) Mueller, John was raised as a loving brother and son. He was a true gentleman; always humble and forever dependable. Throughout his life, John offered a sincere listening ear to those who needed to be heard. As a...
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Bryan Lyle Alchin

February 23, 1957 - November 19, 2016

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Violet M. Albertson

October 23, 1924 - November 15, 2016

Violet Mary Albertson (Grandma Purple)Okemos, Michigan After a short illness, Violet Mary (Nakfoor) Albertson began her walk with the Lord on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. A lifelong Lansing-area resident, Mrs. Albertson was preceded in death by her husband Ken Albertson; parents Shames and Saleem Nakfoor; and siblings Sherry Nouhan, William Nakfoor, Eugene Nakfoor and Arthur Nakfoor. She is...
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Roselyn Mary DuChene

October 25, 1917 - November 15, 2016

Roselyn Mary Long DuCheneFormerly of Fowler, Grosse Ile & Trenton, MIRoselyn passed away on November 15, 2016 at the age of 99. Born to Edward and Philamine (Fox) Long, on October 25, 1917.Roselyn graduated from Central Michigan Teacher's College (CMU) in 1943 and taught for Grosse Ile and Trenton Public Schools. Roselyn married Paul DuChene in 1948 and raised three daughters. She was...
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Gloria M. Hoolsema

February 5, 1964 - November 11, 2016

Gloria M. Hoolsema (Knapp)WilliamstonBorn February 5, 1964. Died November 11, 2016 at the age of 52 after battling Multiple Sclerosis. Gloria graduated from Dewitt High School in 1982. She graduated from Olivet College in December of 1985 with a degree in business administration. She was an active member of River Terrace Christian Reformed Church.Gloria was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Cecelia H. Elzerman

September 27, 1924 - November 11, 2016

Cecelia Elzerman was born September 27, 1924 to Lynford and Alice Hubert, and went to her heavenly home on November 11, 2016 at age 92. Cecelia lived a good long life, and enjoyed owning and operating the Elzerman's Greenhouse in Webberville. Her most precious accomplishments were her family. Leaving behind to cherish her memory are her children Janet (Michael) Boschma, sons Douglas (Mary Ann)...
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Richard Allen Tracy

July 29, 1954 - November 6, 2016

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Shirley Dawn Stoddard

November 25, 1925 - November 4, 2016

Shirley Dawn Stoddard was born November 25, 1925 to Earl and Myrtle (Plowman) Ridenour and passed away peacefully surrounded by family and special caregiver November 4, 2016 at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul (2014); son, John (1974); sisters, Maxine and Jean, and brothers, Larry and William. She is survived by daughters Susan (Sam) Lovall, Sally (Alan)...
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Tina Marie Rockwell

October 7, 1965 - November 4, 2016

Tina Marie (Sloan) Rockwell, age 51 of Williamston, passed away on November 4, 2016. Tina was born on October 7, 1965 in Detroit, the daughter of Clifford R. and Lennie E. (Powell) Sloan. Tina enjoyed crafts, sports, serving her church and spending hours coloring. The relationship that she shared with her husband Brian was an example of true love and endurance. Her love for Brian and her...
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Annelise Catherine McGoff

June 18, 1992 - November 2, 2016

Annelise Catherine McGoffWilliamston MichiganAnnelise was born on June 18, 1992, and died November 2, 2016 at the age of 24.She graduated from Williamston High School and attended Michigan State University. Annelise was a free spirit with a huge heart. She loved life, her family and her friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfather John McGoff, Annelise is survived by her parents, David...
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Marilyn V. Ritchison

May 5, 1931 - October 30, 2016

Marilyn V. (Wygant) Ritchison, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the home where she'd lived since she was nineteen. Marilyn was born to James and Lillie (Smith) Wygant on May 5, 1931, and she was a lifelong resident of Williamston. She was active in the Williamston Fraternal Order of the Eagles and enjoyed reading and watching Westerns on TV, but she devoted much of...
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