Our Obituaries

June J. Zischke

June 2, 1923 - January 21, 2018

June Jeannette Zischke, 94 of DeWitt, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Visitation will be from 6-8pm on Wednesday January 24 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt. Funeral services will be held at 11am Thursday January 25 at Redeemer United Methodist Church, 13980 Schavey Road, DeWitt, MI 48820 with Pastor Tim Trommater officiating. Interment will follow at DeWitt Cemetery. Those...
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Anne Helen Beck

March 15, 1929 - January 20, 2018

Anne was born on March 15, 1929, the daughter of Anna and Michael Riffner and passed away on January 20, 2018, at the age of 88. Anne enjoyed and tutored children as a teacher's aide. Anne was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and was very active through the years. She liked to create and make crafts, including making origami and knitting caps for Sparrow Hospital Neo-Natal unit. Anne was...
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Barbara J. Stetz

June 24, 1947 - January 19, 2018

Barbara Jean StetzLansing, MI Barbara was born in Waukegan IL on June 24, 1947, the daughter of Victor & Viola Jonak and passed away on January 19, 2018 at the age of 70. She lived in the Lansing area most of her life and graduated from Sexton High School. Barbara was an avid reader and dearly loved animals, especially her dog "Baby". She also enjoyed traveling. Barbara was preceded in death by...
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Sandra Joyce Tucker

August 3, 1953 - January 19, 2018

Sandra Joyce Tucker (age 64) passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 19 2018. She was born August 3 1953. She graduated in 1972 from Everette High School.She is survived by her daughter, Brandie Tucker Tyler (Tim); 3 grandchildren, Peyton, Zayne and Emeryld; step-mother, Virginia Tucker; sisters, Debbie Tucker Shaw (Alex), Lori Branstrom (Bryon); brothers; Bill and Jeff Schafer; very dear...
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Bonnie Jean Riggs

October 14, 1944 - January 17, 2018

On January 17th, 2018 at the age of 73 our loving mother, friend, wife as she was surrounded by her family and holding on to the hand of her husband, best friend, soul mate of 52 years, Richard Riggs. Bonnie peacefully left this earth for a place she can run, skip and do cartwheels if she wanted, instead of being confined to her recliner chair. Bonnie Fiercely loved each and every family member...
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Virginia Lucrecia Bland

November 23, 1970 - January 15, 2018

After a Very Courageous and Protracted battle with a very rare cancer, Virginia Lucrecia Lopez Bland passed away peacefully at home with her family at age 47 on January 15, 2018 following multiple treatments and clinical trials at McLaren Karmanos Cancer Center and The University of Michigan Cancer Center and Hospital. Virginia was born in Uruguay South America on November 23, 1970. When she was...
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Armando Vasquez Gutierrez

August 30, 1954 - January 10, 2018

Armando Vasquez Gutierrez, 63, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan. Born August 30, 1954, Armando was a humble man of incredible faith. He was passionate about God's Word and touched many lives through his preaching, teaching, as well as his nurturing fatherly ways. He devoted his life to prayer, and above all he served and loved The Lord with his whole heart. Second...
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Carol Jean Young

February 18, 1954 - January 6, 2018

Carol Jean (CJ) YoungCrystal, MI formerly of Mason, MICarol Jean (CJ) Young was born on February 18, 1954 in Alma, Michigan the daughter of Lynn and Gladys Cratsenburg, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2018 at her home in Crystal, Michigan. Carol attended Holt High School where she met the love her life. On October 23,1971 she married Bruce Alan Young and together they raised 2 daughters,...
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Charles Ezra Sleeper

April 14, 1927 - January 1, 2018

Charles "Charlie" E. Sleeper Jr.Pentwater, MI, formerly of Lansing, MICharles Ezra Sleeper Jr. died peacefully in his sleep at his home on Monday morning January 1, 2018.Born April 14, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, to parents Charles E. & Agnes Sleeper, (nee Townsend), Charlie spent his formative years in New York City, graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School. He served his nation in the US...
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Dorine J. Allen

October 21, 1932 - December 29, 2017

Dorine Jean Allen (Thompson), age 85, of Lansing died Friday, December 29, 2017 in Charlotte, MI. Dorine was born the youngest of nine children on October 21, 1932 to Frank and Dora (Smith) Thompson in Gaylord, MI. She was a 1951 graduate of Atlanta Junior-Senior High School. On September 14, 1952 she married Kenneth Dale Allen. Together they raised two daughters, Ronda and Denise, and enjoyed...
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Ronald Eugene Cramer

November 2, 1938 - December 19, 2017

Ronald Eugene Cramer Sr., 79, of Bath, MI passed away December 19, 2017. He was born November 2, 1938 in Ferndale, MI to James and Viola Cramer. Ronald worked for 38 years as a journeyman welder at Oldsmobile. He enjoyed hunting, playing Euchre and Cribbage, and spending time with his grandkids.Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Cramer and Dale Jack Cramer. Surviving to...
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Alton K. Cairns

April 2, 1919 - December 16, 2017

Alton K. Cairns, 98, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Born April 2, 1919, Alton served in the US Army during WWII. He worked for 37 years for Valley Farms Lumber. A family man through and through, Alton and his wife Ruth (Baar) enjoyed 77 years of marriage and five generations of family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Anna (Hansen) Cairns and his son,...
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Jay Clarkston Sprague

September 9, 1925 - December 14, 2017

Jay C. Sprague of Lansing, Michigan passed away December 14, 2017 at the age of 92. He was born September 9, 1925 to J.C. and Nellie Sprague in Plymouth, Michigan. Jay was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 1004 for 70 years and worked for Christman Company for 40 years as a foreman/superintendent. Jay absolutely loved to build and left his footprint on this earth by all of...
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Dorval Gene Conley

August 13, 1942 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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John N. Snider

May 20, 1931 - December 12, 2017

John N. Snider, 86, of Bath, passed away at home December 12, 2017. He was born May 20, 1931 in Alma to Milan and Ruth (Richards) Snider. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1949 as co-valedictorian. He attended Alma College where he met Mary Alice Cook. They married August 3, 1957. Mary Alice predeceased him in 1992.John was employed by Oldsmobile where he worked in Information Systems for...
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Helen Mary Jane Niska

January 9, 1936 - December 11, 2017

Helen M. Niska, 81, of St. Johns, formerly of DeWitt, passed away December 11, 2017. She was born January 9, 1936 in Traprock Valley, MI to Richard and Lempi Waara. Helen graduated from Lake Linden High School in 1954. She was a member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church, where she was an organist for many years. Helen enjoyed ceramics, jigsaw puzzles, singing (she knew a wealth of songs),...
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Sarah Katharine Lago

May 19, 1986 - December 10, 2017

Sarah Katharine Lago, born on May 19, 1986 passed away peacefully on December 10, 2017 after a brief illness. She graduated from DeWitt High School in 2004 and Central Michigan University in 2008 with a BA in Psychology. Sarah began life as a precious daughter and baby sister who adored her older brothers. She loved family traditions and spending time with those she held dear. Organizing...
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Sharon Ann Buchner

August 14, 1940 - December 4, 2017

Sharon Ann Buchner, 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 4, 2017 in Okemos, Michigan.Sharon worked for AutoOwners Insurance before retiring after 17 years of service. Ever a loving mom and grandma, Sharon loved to be with and care for her family, and treasured her memories of Sunday dinners on the farm. She also enjoyed her dogs and cats. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Mahlon M. Nichols

January 15, 1927 - November 25, 2017

Mahlon M. Nichols, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in St. Johns, Michigan. Born January 15, 1927 to Frank and Beatrice (Longcor) Nichols, Mahlon graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School in St. Johns before enlisting in the Navy. At the end of the war while aboard the USS Idaho, Mahlon was present for the surrender of the Imperial Japanese troops in Tokyo Harbor. He...
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Roberta Ellen Six

December 24, 1950 - November 20, 2017

Earlier this week, the universe gained another free spirit. Roberta Six left her mark on this world in many ways. Warm hearted and well traveled, Roberta had a love for many things - tops among them being nature, animals, softball and, most importantly, her 5 grandchildren. She beamed with pride at the accomplishments from all of them, and always encouraged them to be themselves without...
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Betty Lou Keener

November 22, 1931 - November 18, 2017

Betty Lou Keener, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. Born November 22, 1931 to Robert and Gertrude (Lamb) Monroe and raised in Webberville, Betty and her husband Odell Keener moved to DeWitt to raise their family. A constant caregiver and homemaker, Betty enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, cooking, and reading when she had a few minutes to herself....
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Goldie Mae Bouts

December 8, 1925 - November 18, 2017

Goldie Bouts, age 91, of DeWitt Twp, passed away on November 18th at home surrounded by her family. Goldie was born on December 8th, 1925 in Lansing, the daughter of Charlie and Ethel (Payne) Anderson. Goldie lived most of her life in DeWitt and DeWitt Twp. She worked for many years for the state of Michigan as a clerk typist. After her retirement she and Farley spent the summers at their home...
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Elizabeth Ann Udry

October 26, 1932 - November 18, 2017

Elizabeth (Beth) Ann Udry, age 85, died on November 18, 2017 in Dewitt, MI. Beth passed peacefully in her sleep. Beth was born on October 26, 1932 to parents Walter and Ann Anderson of Flint Michigan. Beth graduated from Flint Northern High School, attended Flint Junior College, and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University in 1957. After...
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Beverly Ann Swartz

March 26, 1937 - November 11, 2017

Beverly was born on March 26, 1937 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Douglas and Doris Beach, and went to be with her Lord & Savior on November 11, 2017. Beverly was a resident of DeWitt area for over 70 years. She was a member of the Bath Baptist Church, an avid piano player & piano teacher and she loved playing for the Chapeltones for over 15 years. Beverly enjoyed riding motorcycles,...
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Arlene Marie Snoeyink

October 10, 1931 - November 10, 2017

SNOEYINK - Arlene Marie, age 86, of DeWitt, Michigan, passed away at home on November 10, 2017 with her family at her side. She was born October 10, 1931 in Hopkins, Michigan to Walter and Elsie (Thede) Runkel. On June 18, 1955 she married the man who became her "happily ever after"-- Sherwin (Pete) Snoeyink. Arlene and Pete were blessed with 62 wonderful years together. She was a nurse at...
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Charlene Ruth Hardwick

August 6, 1928 - November 6, 2017

Charlene (Lake) Hardwick, 89, was born in Owosso, MI on Aug. 6, 1928 to Charles and Alice Lake. She died Nov. 6, 2017 at home in Lansing. Charlene moved to Lansing at an early age. She met the love of her life, Robert J. Hardwick and they were married for 68 years until Robert's death in 2013. Charlene enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, needlework, and watching Detroit Tigers and Red...
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Patricia Dean Tangeman

May 25, 1931 - November 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Carri Louise Perry

August 14, 1963 - November 5, 2017

Carri Louise Perry, 54, of DeWitt, passed away November 5, 2017. She was born in Royal Oak, MI on August 14, 1963 to Joseph and Miriam Furci. She worked for a number of years as a recreational therapist at Southfield's Providence Hospital, Hope Network, and Burcham Hills.As a mom, Carri was very supportive of her sons' activities, especially Connor with Special Olympics and Joseph and his pursuit...
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Douglas J. Kosloski

August 10, 1942 - October 25, 2017

Douglas J. Kosloski, 75, of Lansing, MI died October 25, 2017. He was born in Lansing on August 10, 1942 to Carl and Lena Kosloski.Douglas had many interests including golf, hunting, bowling, hanging out with his buddies. He played fast pitch softball, was an avid MSU fan, and also enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers and Lions games. Douglas loved his '75 olds convertible. He was a member of...
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Mary Elizabeth Wood

April 15, 1929 - October 20, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Wood, age 88, of Holt, Michigan, passed away October 20, 2017. Mary was born April 15, 1929 in Berwyn, Illinois to Ratliff and Dora (Langlois) Compton. She was highly educated, holding Associates Degrees in Classical Voice and Music Theory, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, and a Master's Degree in Education. She was a world traveler, seamstress, musician, artist, and published...
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Ethel Marie Finger

October 1, 1939 - October 18, 2017

Ethel Finger, 78, of DeLand, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She was born October 1, 1939 in Cadillac, Michigan to Harry and Madeline (Cooley) Blaksley.Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, James Finger.She is survived by her children Lori (Khimji) Nakrani, David (Denise) Scholten, Dr. Teresa (Ron) Berridge, Cynthia (Tom) Hoffman; sister, Shirley Southwick; brother,...
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Bill Myers

March 26, 1960 - October 6, 2017

William "Bill" Dean Myers, born march 26, 1960 in St. Johns, the middle child to Wendell and Hazel (Argersinger) Myers, passed away on October 6, 2017 at the age of 57.Graduated from DeWitt High School in 1978 and went straight into the Electrical Apprenticeship with the IBEW local 665 in Lansing, MI. He graduated as a full Journeyman Electrician; he then became a Master Electrician. He worked...
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James Edward Ross

February 3, 1955 - October 6, 2017

James "Jim" Edward Ross, 62, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan. He was born in Lansing, Michigan to Richard and Muriel (Chapman) Ross and graduated from Bath High School. Jim was one of a kind. A dedicated member of AA for over 15 years, Jim loved walking, picking guitar, listening to classic rock like Bob Dylan, and writing poetry. He was preceded in death by his mom...
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Joyce Lynn Schafer

October 16, 1936 - October 5, 2017

Joyce Lynn Schafer, age 80, of DeWitt passed away on October 5, 2017 at home. She was born on October 16, 1936 in Muskegon, the daughter of Ernest and Mary (Burns) Collins. Joyce was an excellent cook and loved to make things from scratch! She enjoyed word searches, spending time up north at the family cottage and especially loved to play with her grand kids, she was also an avid fan of game...
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Barbara Ann Scott

May 12, 1938 - October 4, 2017

Barbara Ann Scott, "Aunt Barb", age 79, passed away on October 4, 2017 after a long illness, with her loved ones by her side. Barb was born May 12, 1938 in Lansing, Michigan, but was raised in Engadine in the Upper Peninsula and always considered herself a "Yooper". Oh, how she loved to Polka! Barbara will be greatly missed by her son, Russell Scott, Jr.; daughter-in law,...
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Dalee Carol Sprague

October 1, 1967 - October 3, 2017

Dalee C. Sprague, 50, of DeWitt passed away October 3, 2017. She was born in Kalamazoo, MI on October 1, 1967. Dalee was a loving mother. Her children were her world and she was happiest being with and loving her family.She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Smith. Surviving to cherish her memory is her mother, Donna Beth (Nagel) Hutcherson; sons, Simon Sprague, Casey Sprague, Sampson...
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Edward James Suty

March 29, 1927 - September 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Paul Eric Roettger

February 24, 1951 - September 30, 2017

Paul Eric Roettger, born on February 24, 1951, left this world on September 30, 2017. Paul was a graduate of Kelloggsville High School in Wyoming, Michigan. He was honorably discharged from the United States Coast Guard after 6 years of service. Paul was a Michigan State University graduate. He worked at Merit Labs in East Lansing for 30 years as an environmental chemist. He was preceded in...
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Iva Mae Farrier

April 13, 1938 - September 28, 2017

Iva Mae Farrier, 79, of West Branch, went to be with Jesus on September 28, 2017. Iva was the wife of the late Pastor Willard Farrier of the South Riley Bible Church. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Ralph Garver Webster II and Roy Lee Wright II. She leaves behind one daughter, Sue Pope; two sons, Ronald Webster, and James Hendrix; eight grandsons; three granddaughters; and many great...
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Kay R. Sederquist

October 10, 1938 - September 25, 2017

Kay R. Sederquist, 78, of East Lansing, passed away September 25, 2017. She was born in Lansing on October 10, 1938 to Melvin and Virginia Sederquist. Kay raised 6 children, graduated from Sexton High School in 1956, and then went to work for the State of Michigan, retiring in 2001. Kay was a member of Valley Farms Baptist Church. She loved music, sang in the choir, and played the piano and...
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Erik Francis Olson

January 31, 1941 - September 25, 2017

Family, volunteerism and love of community. Quiet, strong, dependable, highly analytical with a powerful work ethic- that was Erik Francis Olson. He was a working Christian- always doing for others, never refusing a request; he walked the talk. He was born on 1/31/41 to Francis and Helen (Schmidt) Olson in Neenah, WI. He passed away suddenly on 9/25/17 from a massive heart attack. As a child, he...
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Alex Scott Veliz

January 20, 1962 - September 19, 2017

Alex Scott Veliz, 55, of Lansing passed away September 19, 2017. He was born January 20, 1962 in Lansing to Francisco and Margarita Veliz. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Harold W. Stevens

April 14, 1928 - September 16, 2017

Harold "Mick" Stevens, 89, of Lake, MI died September 16, 2017. He was born April 14, 1928 in Stockbridge MI the son of Richard and Anna Stevens. Mick was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, uncle, brother, and friend. He passed with his family at his side. We know he is happy again. He was proud to be a Korean War Vet. He and his wife, Rose resided in Lansing, then DeWitt. Mick...
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John Owen McGonigal

May 22, 1937 - September 16, 2017

John O. McGonigalBathPassed away September 16, 2017 at the age of 80. John was born May 22, 1937 in Bath, MI to Chester Roland and Ada Belle (Dolton) McGonigal. John trained in the Air Force as a dental lab technician, determining his first career which lasted 34 years. He began a second career in corrections with the State of Michigan in 1989 achieving top ten status in his graduating class....
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Jeremy James Rush

November 1, 1978 - September 12, 2017

On September 12, 2017, Jeremy James Rush went to rest in his eternal home in Heaven. Jeremy leaves behind the love of his life, wife and best friend, Andrea Rush. His three daughters, Madyson, Avery and Blake Rush were the lights of his life. He adored being a dad to his girls and a husband to Andrea. Jeremy had a contagious laugh and smile. He was loved deeply by his family and will be...
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Helen Marie Schafer

March 27, 1933 - August 18, 2017

Helen Marie Schafer was born March 27, 1933 in Fowler, MI, the daughter of the late Arnold and Pauline (Wieber) Miller, and passed away on August 18, 2017 at the age of 84. Helen Marie was employed by Oldsmobile, Service Bureau Corporation and retired from the State of MI in 1992. She married Paul H. Schafer, the love of her life, on May 15, 1954 and he preceded her in death on September 23,...
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Michael V. Zallman

February 19, 1980 - August 13, 2017

Michael Vail Zallman, 37, of Dewitt, MI, born February 19, 1980 in Greenville, MI, left this earth for his heavenly home on Sunday, August 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Michael joins his biggest fan, his sister, Julie Kim Zallman, along with loving grandparents, Betty and Fred Zallman and E. Ted Vail. Those left behind to honor and mourn him everyday for the rest of their lives...
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Joseph Allen Schoonmaker

June 8, 1980 - August 12, 2017

Joseph Allen Schoonmaker, 37, of Bath passed away unexpectedly on August 12. Joe was a hard worker. His job of choice was hanging siding, but he also did some roofing. Joe was proud of the work he did and did it very well. Joe had a good heart, willing to help family and friends whenever he could. He especially liked to help out is nieces and nephews. Joe loved his family and loved his...
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Lisa Marie DELINE

May 6, 1979 - August 10, 2017

Lisa Marie Deline, 38, of St. John's, passed away August 10, 2017. Lisa was born in Lansing on May 6, 1979 to Earl and Connie Newman.Lisa was preceded in death by her mother Connie Cogswell; and sister, Pamela Newman. Surviving to cherish her memory are sons,Kaden Deline, Ryan Woods; daughters, Jasmine Deline, Gracie Woods; father, Earl (Cathy) Newman; stepmother, Diana (Ron) Miller;...
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Marcella Elaine Petersen

February 24, 1956 - August 7, 2017

Marcie passed away in her sleep at home on Monday, August 7, 2017. She was born to Robert and Mary June Reed on February 24, 1956 in Landstuhl Germany. Marcie grew up in Southern California where she met her husband Dave. They married in June 1990. She moved to Lansing and had two children, Molly and Megan. Marcie worked for 18 years in various branches of the Michigan State Legislature where...
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Gerald D. Shooltz

April 11, 1939 - August 2, 2017

Gerald D. Shooltz, born April 11, 1939 in Lansing the son of the late Aloys and Helen (McKenzie) Shooltz, passed away August 2, 2017 at the age of 78. Gerald lived in DeWitt his whole life; he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was the owner/operator of S&J Heating and Insulation; he was a very hard worker. He was a very active member of DeWitt VFW Post #671. Gerald loved to travel and fish. ...
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Barbara J. Jones

June 13, 1939 - July 31, 2017

Barbara J. Jones, 78, passed away July 31, 2017. She was born June 13, 1939 to Frank and Helen Fish. Barbara loved to play the piano and to travel. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clayton Donald Jones; sister, Rosie; niece, Kelsey; and brother-in-law, Peter Dinklage. Surviving to cherish Barbara's memory are son, Timothy (Karri) Chamberlin; grandsons, Austin and Aidan...
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Jon E. Johnson

April 5, 1953 - July 26, 2017

Jon E. Johnson, 64, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Born April 5, 1953 to Ralph and Elsie (Haines) Johnson in Harvey, Illinois, Jon graduated from Eastridge High School in Kankakee. He worked as an engineer. After retiring, he moved to DeWitt to be close to his family. Jon loved to golf, work on his cars, and tinker. He was preceded in death by his...
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Paula Ann Tiraboschi

September 11, 1945 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Kenneth Lee Smith

August 4, 1928 - July 20, 2017

Kenneth Lee Smith, age 88, went to his eternal home to be with the Lord on July 20, 2017. Kenneth was born on August 4, 1928 in DeWitt Township, Clinton County, to Stanley Alden Smith and Lucia Ambrosia (DeFeyter) Smith. He graduated from Eastern High School in June, 1945. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from April 1946 to November 1946 aboard the destroyer Eugene Allen Green. Ken...
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Samuel J. Barnett

June 23, 1919 - July 16, 2017

Samuel James Barnett Jr. June 23, 1919 - July 16, 2017 Sam Barnett, 98 years of age, Child of God, Soul Winner, was born on June 23, 1919 in Taos, New Mexico to Naomi Belle Phipps and Samuel James Barnett Sr. He lived there for several years before his family moved to Lansing, Michigan. Sam would spend the majority of the remainder of his life in mid-Michigan residing in DeWitt. Sam married his...
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Douglas Roger Earle

December 13, 1942 - July 6, 2017

Douglas Roger Earle was born on December 13, 1942 in Plainwell, MI, the son of Roger ("Dusty") and Cora (Elferink) Earle, and passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 6, 2017 at the age of 74. At the age of two, Douglas lost his father, Roger Earle, in World War II. He was raised by his mother, Cora, Grandpa and Grandma Earle and Auntie Ruth in his younger years, until Cora married William...
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Juan M. Ramos

September 26, 1950 - July 5, 2017

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Karl L. Kyes

July 5, 1922 - June 30, 2017

Karl Lee Kyes, 94, of DeWitt, MI passed away June 30, 2017, just 5 days before his 95th birthday. Karl was born in DeWitt on July 5, 1922 to Edwin and Ruth (Plowman) Kyes. He joined the United States Army and proudly served his country during WWII, earning the Bronze Star for "meritorious service as a half track driver." His Citation goes on to say "Technician fifth grade Karl Kyes devotion to...
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Robert J. Bashore

May 5, 1933 - June 26, 2017

Robert J. Bashore, 84, of Bath, passed away June 26, 2017. He was born May 5, 1933 in Lansing, MI to Orville and Betty (O'Brien) Bashore. He graduated from Resurrection High School in 1951. Bob proudly served his country for 4 years in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After discharge he worked with his dad as a brick mason contractor. Later he had his own contracting business for many...
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Allen Keith Waller

March 2, 1931 - June 25, 2017

Allen Keith Waller, 86, of DeWitt, Michigan passed peacefully on Sunday June 25, 2017. Allen was born in Lansing on March 2, 1931 to Ray and Vera, and married Evelyn Waller on June 13, 1953.Allen was an active member of Holmes Road Church of Christ and volunteered for Southside Kitchen. Allen was a graduate of Sexton High School, going on to attend Michigan State University and General Motors...
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George W. Baird

September 4, 1911 - June 23, 2017

George W. Baird, 105, went home to be with his Lord on June 23, 2017. George graduated from Bath H.S. and loved being a lifelong farmer, serving in several of the Agriculture Associations of Clinton Co. George was a former member of Redeemer UMC and more recently a member of the Bath Baptist Church. Most of all, George loved his wonderful late wife, Helen, who he married in 1932.George was...
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John Edward Rykert

January 23, 1965 - June 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Herbert Zinser

June 25, 1940 - June 20, 2017

Herbert Zinser passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his home in DeWitt, MI at the age of 76. Herb was born in Binghamton, NY on June 25, 1940. Herb's family moved to Detroit, MI in 1948 before settling in Flint, MI. After settling in Flint, Herb worked his way through high school and college at the family business, the Country Butcher. Herb graduated from Dye High School in Flint...
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Joe Devlin Donovan

September 16, 1999 - June 18, 2017

Joe "Joey" Donovan, 17, of DeWitt passed away June 18, 2017. He was born in Lansing on September 16, 1999 to Joseph G. and Susan A. Donovan.Joe was entering into his senior year at DeWitt High School. He had been a wrestler for DeWitt for the past 5 years. He was an avid fan of video games, movies, amusement parks, Transformers, Renaissance Festivals, the ocean, and Wing Dings.Joe is survived by...
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RaeAnne Todd

December 1, 1942 - June 15, 2017

RaeAnne Todd, 74, of Bath passed away peacefully on June 15, 2017 with her family by her side. She fought a brave and courageous fight against cancer for 10 years. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI on December 1, 1942 to Leonard and Henrietta VanOeveren. On March 1, 1968 she married the love of her life, Allen. They shared 49 special years together, and the bond they had gave each other the...
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Sharon Kay Hunt

September 5, 1935 - June 11, 2017

Sharon K. Hunt, 81, died June 11, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Sharon was born on September 5, 1935. She was one of seven children. She lived all her life in the DeWitt area, graduating from DeWitt High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Donald Hunt, on January 7, 1955. They adored each other and their five children. Sharon was active her whole life raising her...
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Jeanne P. Norwood

August 3, 1935 - June 10, 2017

Jeanne P. Norwood 8/3/1935 - 6/10/2017Beloved daughter of Winifred & Donald Penniman, sister, & mother, passed away June 10, 2017 at Sparrow Hospital. Left to mourn are children, Suzanne (Frederick) Giannaris, Lee Norwood, Patricia Walter; grandchildren, Haylee Giannaris, Jacob (Korin) Norwood, Jordan Norwood, Victoria Brock; great-grandchildren, Garret Karst, Ella Norwood, Patience,...
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Donald Charles Weeks

April 2, 1955 - June 3, 2017

Donald Charles WeeksDeWitt, Formerly of LansingDonald Charles Weeks, our treasured loving spouse, father, and grandfather was unexpectedly taken from us Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 in a tragic vehicle/motorcycle accident. Don was an incredibly hard-working, talented business owner who mastered his masonry trade over a 40 year career. He built an exceptional reputation within the Mid-Michigan...
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Joan Lucille Stevens

March 3, 1930 - May 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI.
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Diane L. Rossow

September 19, 1943 - May 28, 2017

Diane Louise Rossow, 73, of St. Johns, Michigan passed away May 28, 2017. She was born September 19, 1943 in Lansing to Glen and Mary VanEpps. Diane worked as an accountant for more than 40 years at Simplified Tax. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending her leisure time camping. She also loved her special dog, Benji.Surviving to cherish Diane's memory are husband, Laverne; daughter...
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Cheryl Ann Corr

December 30, 1932 - May 24, 2017

Corr, Cheryl A., age 84, of DeWitt, passed peacefully Wednesday, May 24, 2017 surrounded by family. Cheryl was a beloved mother of 8, Linda (Frank) Boone, Chris Corr, Jeff Corr, Tim (Linda) Corr, Teri (Al) Seger, Steve (Donna) Corr, Lisa Rowley, Jenny (Tim) Cross, grandmother of 19, and great-grandmother of 21. She was a founding member of The Catholic Community of St. Jude, where enjoyed...
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Janet Lee Sandberg

December 23, 1947 - May 16, 2017

Janet Lee Sandberg, 69, of Bath, MI passed away May 16, 2017. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 23, 1947 to Jesse and Theresa (Lieber) Pogue Sr. Janet grew up in Skokie, Illinois before moving to Mattson, Illinois with her husband, John Sandberg. They settled in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area for many years. Janet retired from PNC Bank after 25 years as a customer service...
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Shirley E. Sanborn

September 13, 1929 - May 14, 2017

Shirley Emily Sanborn, 87, of DeWitt passed away on May 14, 2017. Shirley was an animal and nature lover. Cats and birds were among her favorites. She never met a stray cat she didn't like. She would also feed anything that came on her deck, from birds, raccoons and to even the possums. She was a BIG Detroit Tigers fan and followed the team closely. She also loved her cottage at Littlefield Lake...
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Nathalie Clair Fouch

November 16, 1929 - May 12, 2017

Nathalie C. Fouch, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 12, 2017. She was born in Antigo, Wisconsin to Henry and Lillian (Schenk) Gilbertson, and graduated from the St. Mary's School of Nursing in Wausau, Wisconsin. Nathalie worked as nurse for Sparrow Hospital, and after retiring, continued to volunteer her time, caring for others. She was active with Girl Scouts of America, serving as a...
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Russell William Joseph Ballor

July 19, 1925 - May 8, 2017

Russell William Joseph Ballor, 91, of Bath MI, passed away May 8, 2017. He was born in Fairbault, MN on July 19, 1925 to Charles Emory and Nannie Belle (Spicer) Ballor. He loved his motorcycle and continued to ride until he was 87 years old. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. As a young man, Russell served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Russell was a member of the International Union of...
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Alice L. Satterla

February 19, 1926 - May 1, 2017

Alice Satterla, 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2017. She was born in Lansing, Michigan on February 19, 1926 to Francis and Laura (Rappleyea) Favreau and was a 1944 graduate of Eastern High School. Alice was a retiree of the State of Michigan, Agricultural Department, with 31 years of service.Alice was a devoted daughter, wife, and friend. She was hardworking and a great teacher...
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Margaret Holka

February 18, 1929 - April 13, 2017

Our mother, Margaret Holka, arrived in Heaven on Holy Thursday of Easter week. She was number 8 of 13 children born to the late Casimer and Mary Froncek. On Nov. 5, 1949 she married our dad, the late (and great) Arthur Holka. Surviving are her children, Connie (Robert) Gokey, Ken (Diane) Holka; and grandson, Ethan Holka. She was preceded in death by grandson, Austin Holka.Mom loved to dance,...
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Forrest Clinton Tefft

June 21, 1946 - April 10, 2017

Forrest Clinton "Sparky" Tefft, 70, of DeWitt, MI, was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother and friend to all. He passed peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, April 10, 2017. He will be missed more than words can express, but we know he is happy and healthy again in his new life.Born on June 21, 1946, in Howell, MI, Sparky grew up in Fowlerville and Byron, MI. On August 21, 1976,...
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Dave R. Church

February 9, 1945 - April 9, 2017

David Ray Church passed peacefully from this world on April 9, 2017 with his wife, Eileen and his brother, Jim by his side. Born February 9, 1945 to Thelma (Ash) and Chester "Chet" Church in Lansing Michigan, Dave was a lifelong resident of DeWitt. Shortly after high school, he hired into Oldsmobile, received his Machine Repairman Apprenticeship, then joined the United States Navy where he...
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Gail A. Zeigler

July 22, 1949 - April 9, 2017

GAIL A. ZEIGLERDeWITT, MI (formerly of MULLIKEN, MI)Gail A. Zeigler passed away peacefully on April 9, 2017 at the age of 67 in DeWitt, MI. Gail is survived by his daughter, Amy; brother, Joel (Linda) Zeigler; sister, Rosette Norris; nephew, Dan Zeigler; niece, Lori Brown; 3 grandnieces, Cheyenne, Sarah, Lindsay and grandnephew, Ryan.Gail's wishes were for cremation with no services. For...
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Linda Bryan

March 26, 1953 - April 8, 2017

Linda Kay Bryan, age 64, passed away April 8, 2017. She was born March 26, 1953 to Robert and Virginia Kingman in DeWitt, MI. Linda was married 27 years to David Bryan Jr. who preceded her in death in 2002. Linda graduated from St. Johns High School in 1972. She grew up in DeWitt, moving to Holt, where she resided for 40 years. She lived in Laingsburg the past 3 years.Linda was preceded in death...
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Doris Ann Kain

June 12, 1950 - March 31, 2017

Doris "Dee" Kain, 66, of DeWitt, MI, peacefully joined the Lord with her family by her side on Friday, March 31, 2017. She was strong willed and fought a good fight. She was a compassionate, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Dee was dependable and always there to help and care for others and known by friends and co-workers as "Mama Dee". Dee was born on June 12,...
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Bruce Warren Baker

February 11, 1954 - March 27, 2017

Bruce Warren Baker, 63, unexpectedly went home to be with his Lord on March 27, 2017. Bruce loved spending time at home in Dewitt and up north at Higgins Lake. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, boating and spending time hanging out with family and his many special friends. Bruce was a great helper and liked to share his skills. He attended First Baptist Church of St. Johns. Most of all, Bruce loved...
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Susan L. Taylor

April 7, 1940 - March 24, 2017

Susan L. Taylor, 76, of Laingsburg, passes away March 24, 2017. She was born in Dexter MI on April 4, 1940 to Rex and Lucile (Schaffer) Gleason. Susan was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ray Gleason; and sister, Donna Gleason.Surviving to cherish her memory are her husband of 51 years, John; daughter, Deborah (Jody) VanderWeide; sons, Michael (Dawn) Taylor, Stephen (Adrianne) Taylor;...
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Jacqueline Miller

October 31, 1949 - March 23, 2017

Jacqueline (Jacque) Miller passed away at the age of 67 on March 23, 2017, in DeWitt, Michigan due to brain cancer. Jacque was born on October 31, 1949, in Carmel, California to Thomas and Irene Main. She grew up with 2 siblings, Miles Main (deceased) and Jeanette Cecil of Hutchinson, Kansas. She spent much of her childhood in California, Ishpeming, Michigan and Pawhuska, Oklahoma. She graduated...
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Geraldine Marie Garofalo

September 6, 1931 - March 20, 2017

Geraldine Marie Garofalo, 85, of DeWitt, Michigan passed away March 20, 2017. Private services will be held.Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt, MI. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.grdewitt.com
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Judith Mary Hutchison

November 22, 1930 - March 13, 2017

Judy Hutchison was the nicest person anyone ever met. Born November 22, 1930, died March 13, 2017. Judy lived her life in Joy. She was adored by her parents, Dr. Franklin James and Unis May Cushman, and siblings Jim Cushman, Mary Ann Lambert, and Annice Douglas (surviving). Judy was beloved by her husband Ben and her children Christopher and Barbara Hutchison, Cynthia and John McCarty, Susie and...
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Rodney Michael Weston

August 26, 1972 - March 2, 2017

Rodney Michael Weston, 44, died peacefully at his home in Oak Park MI on March 2, 2017. He was born August 26, 1972 in Lansing, MI. Rod was one of the first groups of recipients to graduate from the Central Michigan University CENTRALIS Scholarship program. He was a prolific writer of poetry and spent most of his writing career in advertising. During his employment at Campbell Ewald Rod was...
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Lois J. LaViolette

June 13, 1943 - February 21, 2017

Lois J. LaViolette of Lansing and Port Charlotte, Florida was born on June 13, 1943, the daughter of Darold and Zelma Beckner, and passed away on February 21, 2017 at the age of 73. She enjoyed knitting, crafts, coloring and crocheting. She loved teddy bears, hummingbirds and all animals, especially her dog, Buddy. Most of all, Lois loved spending time with family and friends. She married her...
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Dennis Ray Moffitt

April 7, 1944 - February 21, 2017

Dennis Moffitt, 72, of DeWitt passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at home. He was born April 7, 1944 in Baltimore, MD to Harold and Edna Moffitt. He married Linda Ogden on October 31, 1964.He was a lifelong member and church leader of Looking Glass River Church/Faith Church DeWitt Campus where he served on the board for many years. He worked for C.J Rogers for 28 years as general...
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Judith Ann Maki

June 7, 1945 - February 20, 2017

Judith Ann Maki, our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the age of 71. The wife of an evangelist and missionary, Judith was a woman of great faith and devoted her life to the service of others. She loved to travel and was blessed with the opportunity to minister in more than 60 countries, the United States, and Canada. A talented...
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M. Thomas Hopkins

April 2, 1956 - February 19, 2017

M. Thomas (Tom) Hopkins, 60, of DeWitt, MI passed away at his home unexpectedly February 19, 2017. He was born April 2, 1956 to Charles and Betty (Gaylord) Hopkins. He was an avid lover of cars and owned the DeWitt Spa Detail Center in DeWitt where he enjoyed interacting with his customers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Betty. Surviving to cherish in his memory are his two...
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Janine L. Wilson

January 27, 1958 - February 16, 2017

Janine L. Wilson of DeWitt, Michigan died February 16, 2017. She was born to the late Richard and Ann Blancher on January 27, 1958. Janine had many accomplishments, she was a Vice President at First National Bank, owned a residential and commercial appraisal company, and worked at Psychological and Consulting Services.Janine loved to get her hands dirty. If you were to stop by, you would find her...
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Ruth C. Pearson

March 1, 1935 - February 14, 2017

Ruth C. Pearson, 81, of DeWitt, Michigan passed away February 14, 2017. She was born in Lansing, Michigan March 1, 1935 to Louis and Sophia (Trieweiler) Platte. Ruth was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She and her husband, William raised 5 children, 3 daughters and 2 sons. In her spare time, Ruth enjoyed quilting and baking.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband;...
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Donald Douglas Hiatt

December 6, 1933 - February 10, 2017

Donald Douglas Hiatt, 83, of Bath, Michigan passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at Fairview Adult Foster Care, Grand Ledge, Michigan. He was born December 6, 1933 in Lansing, Michigan to Leonard Hiatt, Sr. and Kitty May (Vail) Hiatt. Soon after graduating from Bath High School in 1951 he was hired by General Motors where he worked 40+ years, retiring as a skilled trades tinsmith. Don was an...
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Harriett L. Smith

March 21, 1930 - February 9, 2017

Harriett L. Smith, 86, of DeWitt, Michigan passed away February 9, 2017. There will be no services. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington Street, DeWitt. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.grdewitt.com
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Gayla Y. DeFoe

June 21, 1935 - January 31, 2017

Gayla Y. DeFoe, 81, of Lansing, passed away January 31, 2017. She was born in Weakley County, TN on June 21, 1935 to Carrmie and Viola (VanCleave) Sigman. Gayla was a member of Redeemer United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She also liked camping, canoeing, swimming, golfing, flowers, gardening, bowling and shopping. Above all, Gayla loved her family.She was preceded in...
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Charles George La Macchia

August 21, 1927 - January 30, 2017

Charles George La Macchia, 89, of DeWitt, MI passed away January 30, 2017. He was born August 21, 1927 in Durand, MI to Frank and Carrie (Hanson) La Macchia. Charles loved to play cards, tinker, camp, and fish in Canada. He also enjoyed spending his winters in Florida, and was a regular member of the DeWitt McDonald's "Morning Coffee Club". Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; his...
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Richard James Ferguson

November 29, 1953 - January 23, 2017

Richard "Rick" James Ferguson, 63, of DeWitt, MI passed away January 23, 2017. He was born November 29, 1953 in Lansing, MI to Charles and Norma (Decker) Ferguson. Rick was a graduate of DeWitt High School and worked for General Motors for 33 years. He was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and truly enjoyed his travels. Rick tolerated camping, and liked tubing down the Muskegon River....
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