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Jimmie D. Tidwell

November 7, 2015

Jimmie Dee Tidwell of Eaton Rapids passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 4, 2015, at the age of 72. Jimmie was born in Nashville, Tenn. on March 1, 1943, the son of James and Rosalie (Campbell) Tidwell. He graduated from Eato...

Martha K. Creason (Maupin)

November 7, 2015

Martha Kaye (Maupin) Creason, age 57, went home to be with the Lord on October 24, 2015. She was born on April 15, 1958, the loving daughter of Kaye and Joyce Maupin in Eaton Rapids. She attended Michigan State University, where she received her teac...

Wilma J. VanValkenburg (Smith)

October 23, 2015

Wilma JoAn VanValkenburg of Eaton Rapids passed away October 20, 2015, at the age of 80. JoAn was born in Franklin, In., October 22, 1934, to Herman and Ina (Davis) Smith. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and attended Eaton Rapids Church of t...

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Ronald B. Bayes

October 24, 2015

Ronald B. Bayes of Eaton Rapids passed away with his family by his side on October 20, 2015, at the age of 73. Ronald was born in North Carolina, January 27, 1942, to Charles and Eva (Bethune) Bayes. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he proudly ser...

Linda J. Robertson (Walker)

Linda Jean Robertson of Eaton Rapids passed away peacefully on October 19, 2015, at the age of 59. Linda was born in Eaton Rapids on July 25, 1956, the daughter of Donald and Marie (Garner) Walker. Linda is survived by her companion and best friend,...

Doris L. Long (Cupp)

October 22, 2015

Doris L. Long, age 91, of Eaton Rapids, died Friday, October 16, 2015, at Beaumont Health Systems in Royal Oak. She was born September 6, 1924, in Eaton Rapids, the daughter of Don and Myrtie (Freer) Cupp. Doris and husband Tom owned and operated Lon...

Evangeline  Koyl (Vincent)

October 20, 2015

Evangeline Koyl of Eaton Rapids went to be with the Lord on October 15, 2015, at the age of 93. Evangeline was born in Snow Hill, Md. on May  5, 1922, the daughter of George and Miriam (Poole) Vincent. She was a member of the First United Methodist ...

Benjamin R. Sloan

October 25, 2015

Benjamin “Bendo” Robert Sloan passed away, unexpectedly, due to altitude sickness, in the Wyoming Mountains on October 15, 2015. Ben was only 30 years young. Ben was born in Eaton Rapids on January 2, 1985. He was the second child, the first son,...

Karleen E. Witherell (Reid)

October 12, 2015

Karleen Elizabeth (Reid) Witherell of Eaton Rapids passed away peacefully on October 9, 2015, at the age of 77. Karleen was born in Ludington on August 2, 1938, the daughter of George and Edith (Ellison) Reid. She worked at Sparrow Hospital for 25 ye...

George J. Lewis

October 12, 2015

George James Lewis of Eaton Rapids passed away on Friday, October 9, 2015, at the age of 62. George was born on December 28, 1952, in New York, NY, the son of James and Evelyn (Manning) Lewis. He was a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School class...

Mary A. Kohl (Siple)

October 12, 2015

Mary Ann Kohl of Eaton Rapids passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at the age of 96. Mary was born on January 29, 1919, in Chester Township, Mich., the third of six children to Freeman and Bessie (Bursley) Siple. Mary moved to Charlotte and grad...

Judith M. Holley (Gardner)

October 10, 2015

Judith Marie Holley of Eaton Rapids went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at the age of 71. She was born in Nashville, Mich., the daughter of Leroy and Georgia (Maze) Gardner. Judy was raised in Jackson and graduated from Jacks...

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Darren M. Preston

October 1, 2015

Darren Michael Preston of Eaton Rapids passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 27, 2015, at the age of 32. Darren was born on June 19, 1983, the son of Carol and Dean Preston. He attended Eaton Rapids High School, where he played baseball and f...

Alice K. Schneeberger (Umlor)

September 23, 2015

Alice Katherine Schneeberger, 91, of Eaton Rapids, passed away on September 19, 2015, in Charlotte. She was born on March 6, 1924, to Peter and Ellen (Nevin) Umlor on the family farm in East Jordan, Mich. She moved to Lansing with her sister in the e...

Margaret Giddings (Cady)

October 17, 2015

Margaret Giddings of Eaton Rapids passed away on September 19, 2015, at the age of 97. Margaret was born in Rives Junction, Mich., on September 9, 1918, the daughter of Leroy and Evelena (Howie) Cady. She worked at Oldsmobile during the war and also...

Martha L. Ledergerber (Holcomb)

October 24, 2015

Martha Lucy Ledergerber of Tecumseh, formerly of Eaton Rapids, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Cambrian Assisted Living Facility in Tecumseh, Michigan at the age of 87. She was born April 16, 1928, in Eaton Rapids to Charles and Bessie (...

Howard D. Haven

September 14, 2015

Howard Dean Haven of Tompkins Center passed away in Jackson, surrounded by his family, on September 10, 2015, at the age of 87. He was born in Tompkins Center on January 16, 1928, the son of Ray and Edith May (Matthews) Haven. Howard was a member of ...

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Edward J. Politza

September 18, 2015

Edward J. “Ed” Politza of Eaton Rapids passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at age 68. He was born February 22, 1947, to Joseph A. and Anna (Gudleski) Politza in Mt. Caramel, Pa. Ed honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force in bo...

Hazel M. Sutton (Fairbotham)

September 15, 2015

Hazel M. Sutton of Eaton Rapids passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at age 89. She was born July 1, 1926, to Hersel and Beatrice Fairbotham in Lansing. Hazel was a graduate of Mason High School class of ’44. During WWII, she worked for Oldsmo...

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Leon C. Troutner

September 10, 2015

Leon C. Troutner of Eaton Rapids, formerly of Onondaga, passed away September 7, 2015, at the age of 91. Leon was born in Mason on June 17, 1924, the son of Calvin and Arvilla (Disbrow) Troutner. He proudly served with the U.S. Army Air Corp in WWII ...

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Douglas A. Mohler

September 10, 2015

Douglas A. Mohler of Albion went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at age 88. He was born July 16, 1927, to Franklin and Lottie (Schafer) Mohler in Branch Township, Mich. He was one of eleven children. Doug honorably serv...

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John H. Steele

September 1, 2015

John Henry Steele of Onondaga went to be with the Lord on August 27, 2015, at age 93. He was born March 21, 1922, to Cyril and Climena (Strang) Steele in Eaton Rapids. John honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII, where he fought in...

Daniel  Tink

August 27, 2015

Daniel Tink of Eaton Rapids passed away August 22, 2015, at the age of 81. He was born in Leslie on November 14, 1933, the son of Ira and Thelma Tink. Daniel retired from Pepsi Cola in 1992 after 30 years. He also worked at Fisher Body and was an acc...

Florence P. Jeffery (Carter)

August 25, 2015

Florence P. Jeffery, age 89, a life resident of Eaton Rapids, died Friday, August 21, 2015, at the Island City Assisted Living. She was born on June 1, 1926, one of nine children born to Guy and Pearl (Doane) Carter. Florence had worked as a secretar...

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William  Barendregt

August 23, 2015

William “Bill” Barendregt of Springport passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, August 18, 2015. Bill was born April 14, 1926, and was preceded in death by his parents, Gysbert and Bertha Barendregt and sister, Irene Fitzpatrick. He is survive...