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Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home Cremation Care, Richland Chapel

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care was established in 1882. We continue to serve Battle Creek, Augusta, Richland and surrounding communities today.

Our website gives you access to information on Traditional Funerals, Types of Tributes, Cremation Options, Memorials, Monuments and Markers, Obituary Notices, Grief Support, our Schedule of Services, Merchandise (including Video Tributes and Service Folders) and a Directory of Other Services.

We provide our website to help you understand your options, whether you are making funeral arrangements at the time of need “At-Need” or in advance “Preneed ”. It also includes a directory of florists, cemeteries and hotels, and describes our History, where we’ve been and what we offer now. Another important feature of our website, “Submit a Memory”, is located at the end of each individual obituary notice. By clicking on this link, you can relay to the family a fond memory of their loved one or just a simple note of condolence. You can be assured that the family will receive your message and it will be printed and forwarded to them.


Our Obituaries

Alfonso R. "Chito" I Balboa, II

June 22, 1995 - September 10, 2016

Alfonso R. "Chito" Balboa, II of Galesburg, MI Chito, age 21, died unexpectedly as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Indiana on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Chito was born in Kalamazoo, MI on June 22, 1995. He was a construction worker for Christian Construction of Kalamazoo, MI and a member of Radiant...
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James Arnold "Jim" Fish, Sr.

February 21, 1927 - August 25, 2016

James Arnold "Jim" Fish, Sr. of Hickory Corners, MI Jim, age 89, died Thursday morning, August 25, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI and in the presence of his family. Jim was born the son of Robert and Margaret (Lowe) Fish, in Scranton, PA on Feb. 21, 1927. He attended Scranton Country Day School and the Choate School in CT. In 1950, Jim...
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Linnea Eloise Saffell

August 19, 2016

Linnea E. Saffell, age 86, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 19, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born and raised in Washington state, but lived the majority of her life in Michigan. Linnea was an elementary and art teacher who was enthusiastic about learning and experiencing various cultures and people. She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (George)...
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Mary Jane Stewart-Yonkers

July 11, 1927 - August 3, 2016

Mary Jane Stewart Yonkers of Portage, MI Mary, age 89, died Wednesday morning August 3, 2016 at her daughter's residence, with her loving family at her side. Mary Jane Stewart Yonkers, the beloved daughter of Ralph and Florence (Daniels) Stewart, was born in Kalamazoo, MI on July 11, 1927 and was a lifetime area resident. She was a 1945 graduate of Nazareth Academy, received...
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Helen Louise (Cogswell) Bosier

June 7, 1921 - August 1, 2016

Helen Louise (Cogswell) Bosier of Richland, MI Helen, age 95, died peacefully in her home, Monday, August 1, 2016. Helen, the daughter of Frank Daniel and Helen Josephine (Noeldner) Cogswell, was born in Kalamazoo, MI on June 7, 1921; was a lifetime area resident and a 1939 graduate of St. Augustine (Kalamazoo) High School. She...
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Barbara J. "Barb" Pleyte

July 17, 1931 - July 19, 2016

Barbara J. "Barb" Pleyte, age 85, of Galesburg, MI, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Barb, the daughter of John and Hattie (Kruithoff) DeYoung, was born July 17, 1931 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was a 1949 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School. Barb married Richard G. "Dick" Pleyte in Kalamazoo on February 4, 1954; he preceded her in death on December 5, 2015. Surviving are her...
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Cullen Elwyn Mandeville

July 9, 1939 - July 7, 2016

Cullen Elwyn Mandeville of Delton, MI Elwyn, age 76, died Thursday afternoon, July 7, 2016 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI Elwyn, the son of LeRoy E. and Bettie Lou (Bloodworth) Mandeville was born in Miami, FL on July 9, 1939. He lived in Miami until he was 9 and then moved to Dorr, Michigan. Elwyn was a 1957 graduate of Wayland...
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Lory Ann (Dodgson) Fish

May 29, 1960 - July 6, 2016

Lory Ann (Dodgson) Fish of Hickory Corners, MI Lory, age 56, died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, July 6, 2016 at her residence. Lory, the daughter of Lewis A. and Sally J. (Clancy) Dodgson, was born in Kalamazoo, MI on May 29, 1960; was a lifetime area resident and a 1978 graduate of Kalamazoo Hackett High School. ...
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Betty Lou (Elizabeth Louise Brumbaugh) Levene

April 4, 1921 - June 28, 2016

Betty Lou Levene (Elizabeth Louise Brumbaugh) of Gull Lake (Richland), MI Betty Lou, age 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday evening, June 28, 2016. She was born on April 4,1921 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Prof, and Mrs. M.M Brumbaugh. Betty was a graduate of Augustana College, where she was a soloist with the choir, violin...
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Gary Lee Bishop

March 25, 1942 - June 27, 2016

Gary Lee Bishop of Sherman Lake (Richland), MI Gary, age 74, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday evening, June 27, 2016. Gary, the son of Stanley and Dorothy (Roelof) Bishop was born in Kalamazoo, MI, on March 25, 1942 and was a graduate of Galesburg-Augusta High School (1960) and Western Michigan University. He retired in 1996 after...
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Mark Anthony "Markie" Wyman

November 5, 1956 - June 26, 2016

Mark Anthony "Markie" Wyman of Delton, MI Markie, age 56, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, June 26, 2016 at his residence. Markie, the son of Carl M. and Nellie D. (Stacey) Wyman, was born in Kalamazoo, MI on November 5, 1956 and was a lifetime area resident. Markie is survived by two...
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Gladys Jeanne (Loomis) "Jeanne" Frey

July 24, 1928 - June 19, 2016

Gladys Jeanne (Loomis) "Jeanne" Frey of Richland, MI Jeanne passed away peacefully, Sunday morning, June 19, 2016 at Borgess Gardens of Kalamazoo, MI. She was 87. Jeanne was born July 24, 1928 in Enid, Oklahoma to Loren Samuel and Clara Gladys (Palmer) Loomis. She graduated from Enid High School in 1946 and attended Phillips University. In 1949 she moved to Ann Arbor,...
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Debra Anne (Maino) "Debbie" Bradley

October 25, 1962 - June 7, 2016

Debra Anne (Maino) "Debbie" Bradley of Augusta, MI Debbie, age 53, died tragically Tuesday evening, June 7, 2016 from injuries sustained during a bicycle run with "The Chain Gang" on N. Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI. Debbie, the daughter of Thomas W. and Judy K. (Moore) Maino, was born on October 25, 1962 in...
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Suzanne Jean Sippel

April 23, 1960 - June 7, 2016

Suzanne Jean Sippel of Augusta, MI Suzanne, age 56, died tragically Tuesday evening, June 7, 2016 in a cycling accident near Kalamazoo, MI. Since 1981 Suzanne was married to Stephen Hamilton, who survives. She is also survived by her son, Lucas Hamilton of Augusta; her parents, Robert and Jean Sippel of Dearborn Heights, and a brother, Norman (Muriel) Sippel of Grantham...
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Thomas Edward "Tom" Ruckstaetter

March 12, 1943 - June 5, 2016

Thomas Edward "Tom" Ruckstaetter of Richland, MI and Log Cabin, TX Tom, age 73, died peacefully at his residence and with his loving family by his side on Sunday morning, June 5, 2016. Tom, the son of George A. and Ruth ...
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Michael Paul Cody

November 10, 1992 - May 28, 2016

Michael Paul Cody 11/10/92-5/28/16 Michael Paul Cody, age 23, of Augusta, left this earthly home on Saturday, May 28, 2016 to fly with the angels in his heavenly home. He is gone way too soon and will be forever missed. Michael leaves behind his parents, Kellie and Jan Cody; brother, Brian (Miranda); sister, Laura (Phil); niece, Riley; nephews, Bentley and Hudson, and special friend,...
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Paul E. Kuchenbuch

March 17, 1918 - May 10, 2016

Paul E. Kuchenbuch, 98, of Gull Lake, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center. Paul was born March 17, 1918 in Connersville, IN to Albert and Mary (Mae)Kuchenbuch (Pritchard). He married the former Kathleen "Kay" McClimon in 1948 and the couple bought a home on Gull Lake where they resided their entire lives. He worked as a Staff Manager for The Prudential Insurance Company for 37...
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Victoria Louise "April" Boyer

April 1, 1940 - May 2, 2016

Victoria Louise "April" Boyer of Richland, MI April, age 76, went to be with her Lord, Monday morning, May 2, 2016 at Kairos Dwelling of Kalamazoo, MI. April, the daughter of Arthur C. and Petronella A. (Kasinskas) Boyer, Sr., was born in Baltimore, MD on April 1, 1940; she was a 1958 graduate of Western Senior High School, Baltimore. She retired in...
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Ilene D. Raymond

May 4, 1926 - May 1, 2016

Ilene D. Raymond, age 87, of Galesburg, MI went to be with her Lord & Savior on Sunday morning, May 1, 2016. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 4, 1928, the loving daughter of Harold and Gladys (Strong) Hope. Ilene worked as an executive secretary for many years at I.C.E.A. in Detroit. Ilene married the "Love of Her Life", Clayton E. Raymond in Detroit on September 20, 1958; he...
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Betty Lou Greer

January 22, 1929 - April 26, 2016

Betty Lou Greer, age 87, of Augusta, passed away Tuesday evening, April 26, 2016. She was born on January 22, 1929 in Hastings, Michigan, the loving daughter of Harold R. and Velma E. "Dick" (Otis) Harmon, and graduated from the W.K. Kellogg Agricultural School. Over the years, Betty was employed at the Augusta Telephone Company, Clark Equipment Company, Blue Diamond Lumber, and retired from...
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Margaret Catherine (Hooper) "Peg" Flach

April 20, 1921 - April 8, 2016

Margaret Catherine (Hooper) "Peg" Flach of Boulder, CO & formerly of Gull Lake, MI Peg, age 94, died Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Boulder, CO. Peg, the daughter, of John and Iva Mae (Phillips) Hooper, was born in Detroit, MI on April 20, 1921; was a Gull Lake resident; a 1938 graduate of Kellogg High School in Augusta, MI...
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Mary Buckley Messerly

October 15, 1956 - April 5, 2016

Mary Buckley Messerly of Richland, MI Mary, age. 59 died peacefully Tuesday evening, April 5, 2016 at her residence with her loving family at her side. Mary, the daughter of Spencer L. and Cleopha G. (Flannery) Buckley, was born in Bad Axe, MI on October 15, 1956; a 1975 graduate of Bad Axe High School and received her Bachelor in Accounting from Michigan State University. She...
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James Karl "Jim" Buckhout

March 23, 1948 - April 4, 2016

James Karl "Jim" Buckhout of Richland, MI Jim, age 68, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon, April 4, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI. Jim, the son of Wilfred J. and Jeanette L. (Thomsen) Buckhout, was born in Kalamazoo on March 23, 1948; was a lifetime area resident and a 1966 graduate of Comstock, MI. He served his Country honorably and nobly during the...
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Lorraine A. Squires

May 20, 1926 - April 1, 2016

Lorraine A. Squires, age 89, of Crossroads Village in Portage and formerly of Hickory Corners, died on Friday evening, April 1, 2016 at the Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo. She was born in Kalamazoo on May 20, 1926, the daughter of Dowd D. and Irene (Root) Doubblestein. Lorraine owned & operated Squires Grocery on Gull Lake for more than 17 years. She was a life-member of the Gull Lake View...
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Bruce N. "Neal" Bartlett

February 10, 1955 - March 31, 2016

Bruce N. "Neal" Bartlett of Augusta, Michigan Neal, age 61, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday morning, March 31, 2016. Neal, the son of Bruce H. and Ann E. (Zeller) Bartlett, was born in San Antonio, Texas on February 10, 1955; was a lifetime area resident and was a 1973 graduate of Pennfield High School. Neal was employed as a machinist for 10 years...
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Clara (Edema) Alkema

November 27, 1927 - March 18, 2016

Clara (Edema) Alkema of Hickory Corners, MI Clara, age 88, died peacefully Friday morning, March 18, 2016 at the Boschway Adult Foster Care Home, Battle Creek, MI, surrounded by her loving family. Clara, the daughter of August and Rena (Potter) Edema, was born in Grand Rapids, MI on November 27, 1927 and moved to this area in 1967. She was a dedicated wife and mother...
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Patricia Ann (Davis) "Pat" Snyder

June 8, 1951 - March 16, 2016

Patricia Ann (Davis) Snyder of Augusta, MI Pat, age 64, died peacefully at home Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2016 after a courageous battle against cancer and with her loving family at her side. Pat, the daughter of Robert and Jacqueline (Hillis) Davis, was born Kalamazoo, MI on June 8,...
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Josephine J. (Guarisco) Crawford

August 7, 1924 - March 15, 2016

Josephine J. (Guarisco) Crawford of Galesburg, MI Josephine, age 91, died Tuesday evening, March 15, 2016 at Woodlands Cottage of the Borgess Gardens, Kalamazoo, MI. Josephine, the daughter of Ottavio and Maria (Cuilluffo) Guarisco, was born in Kalamazoo on August 7, 1924; had been a lifetime area resident and a 1942 graduate of...
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Laura Belle (Brooks) Marr

February 2, 1938 - March 8, 2016

Laura Belle (Brooks) Marr of Kalamazoo, MI Laura, age 78, died Tuesday evening, March 8, 2016 at Kairos Dwelling of Kalamazoo and with her loving family by her side. Laura, the daughter of Joseph Milton and Helen Irene (Roop) Brooks, was born in Baltimore, MD on February 2, 1938. She had been employed at Production Plates Plastics of Richland,...
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David Randall Hewkin

October 26, 1944 - March 5, 2016

David R. Hewkin, age 71, of Richland went Home to his Heavenly Father on Saturday evening, March 5, 2016. He was born in Effingham, Illinois on October 26, 1944, the loving son of Harold F. and Alena Grace (Goen) Hewkin and graduated from Effingham High School with the Class of 1962. David faithfully served his country during the Vietnam Era as a member of the United States Air Force from 1962...
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John Ehlich, Jr.

March 30, 1936 - March 1, 2016

John Ehlich, Jr., of Richland, MI., age 79, died March 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. John was a carpenter who loved woodworking. He loved to build furniture and bird houses when he wasn't supervising the building and remodeling of Jacobson's Stores in many states. While living in Detroit, he had his own business and also worked for Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company. He was...
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Eric Harold Moran

February 14, 1965 - February 25, 2016

Eric Harold Moran of Richland, MI Eric, age 51, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, February 25, 2016, at his residence. Eric, the son of Janet M. (Allen) and Duane R. Moran and Gregory M. and Elaine L. Kearney, was born in Whittier, CA; moved to this area in 1966 and was a 1983 graduate of Galesburg-Augusta High...
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Brenda Marie (Nemedi) Carl

March 18, 1933 - February 20, 2016

Brenda Marie (Nemedi) Carl of Kalamazoo, Michigan Brenda, age 82, died peacefully at Kairos Dwelling in Kalamazoo on Saturday evening, February 20, 2016, with her entire family at her side. The daughter of Arthur J. and Iva M. (Cramer) Nemedi, Brenda was born in Kalamazoo on March 18, 1933. She was a lifelong area resident and a 1951 graduate...
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Hilde Ulbrich

September 28, 1940 - February 7, 2016

Hilde Dykstra Ulbrich, 75, passed away on February 7 in Kalamazoo, MI. She was born in Sint Jacobiparochie, Friesland in The Netherlands on September 28, 1940. Hilde immigrated to the United States in 1953 and graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1958. She worked for the Sutherland Paper Company after graduation. She loved to read, and spent many wonderful visits with friends...
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Scott Franklin Jeffrey

October 31, 1953 - February 5, 2016

Scott Franklin Jeffrey of Delton, MI Scott, age 62, died unexpectedly early Friday morning, February 5, 2016 at The University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor following a brief illness with his family by his side. Scott, the son of Jimmie and Helen (Harbour) Jeffrey, was born in Kalamazoo, MI on October 31, 1953 and was a lifetime area resident. He...
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Florence E. (Grover) Gould

January 27, 1934 - February 2, 2016

Florence E. (Grover) Gould of Richland, Michigan Florence, age 82, died Tuesday morning, February 2, 2016 at Heartland of Kalamazoo, MI, following a prolonged illness. Florence, the daughter of Leslie and Eva (Garn) Grover, was born in Scotts, MI on January 27, 1934. After graduating from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1952, she was a lifetime area resident. She was a faithful secretary...
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Kevin Jon Swarms

November 15, 1966 - January 25, 2016

Kevin Jon Swarms of Kalamazoo, MI and formerly of Hickory Corners, MI Kevin, age 49, died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Kevin, the son of Robert L. and Judith K. (Rabbitt) Swarms, was born in Lompoc, CA on November 15, 1966. He moved to Michigan with his family in 1977, and was a 1984 graduate of Gull...
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Ruth Louise (Snow) Lanteigne

December 1, 1939 - January 25, 2016

Ruth Louise (Snow) Lanteigne of Augusta, MI Ruth, age 76, died Monday morning, January 25, 2016 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI, following a lengthy illness having battled COPD for several years, many back surgeries and a neck fusion. Ruth, the daughter of Dudley and Mildred (Heron) Snow, was born in New London...
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Louise Elizabeth "LuLu" (Darkey) Walbridge

February 10, 1932 - January 20, 2016

Louise Elizabeth (Darkey) "LuLu" Walbridge of Gull Lake (Augusta), MI, Louise, age 83 and affectionately known as "LuLu," died Wednesday afternoon, January 20, 2016, at the Amber Way Heritage Community, Kalamazoo. Her loving family was by her side. The daughter of Karl and Louise (Watts) Darkey, Louise was born in Akron, OH on February 10, 1932. She was a 1950...
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Howard Norman Hoeksema

October 31, 1930 - January 16, 2016

Howard Norman Hoeksema of Richland, MI Howard, age 85, died peacefully with his loving wife at his side on Saturday morning, January 16, 2016 at his home. Howard, the son of Peter and Dorothy (Chapman) Hoeksema, was born in Kalamazoo, Ml on October 31,1930. He was a lifetime area resident and graduated from Kalamazoo Central High...
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William Joseph Lotts III

December 31, 1956 - January 15, 2016

William Joseph "Bill" Lotts III Age 59 Of Ceresco, MI William Joseph Lotts III, (known to his friends as Bill) went to be with the Lord January 15, 2016. Bill was born on December 31, 1956 in Battle Creek, MI; the only son of the late William J. and Phyllis R. (Bruce) Lotts II. As lifelong resident of Battle Creek, Bill attended Harper Creek High School graduating in 1975. Thereafter, he...
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Richard Lee "Dick" Tewell

March 24, 1935 - January 15, 2016

Richard Lee "Dick" Tewell of Richland, MI Dick, age 80, died unexpectedly Friday morning, January 15, 2106 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dick, the son of Ira "Tex" and Blanche (Pricer) Tewell, was born in Dayton, OH on March 2, 1935. He had been employed at Allied Paper and retired in 1980 from...
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Rosemary Kay (Sherman) Woodward

October 12, 1943 - January 11, 2016

Rosemary Kay (Sherman) Woodward of Richland, MI Rosemary, age 72, died Monday evening, January 11, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI and with her loving family at her side. Rosemary, the daughter of Rex and Mary (Lamson) Sherman was born in Kalamazoo on October 12, 1943; was a 1961 graduate of Portage High School and a...
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William Scott "Scott" Peter

July 1, 1981 - January 11, 2016

William Scott "Scott" Peter of Kalamazoo, MI Scott, age 34, died unexpectedly Monday morning, January 11, 2016 at his residence. Scott, the son of William Alan and Cindy Sue (Lucas) Peter, was born in Kalamazoo, MI on July 1, 1981 and was a lifetime resident. He was a 1999 graduate of Delton (MI) High School and was the Owner and Operator of Pro Gutter Services of...
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Timothy "Tim" Anthony

December 16, 1960 - January 8, 2016

Timothy R. "Tim" Anthony, age 55, of Galesburg unexpectedly passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016. He was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky on December 16, 1960, the loving son of Raymond and Darlene (King) Anthony. Tim owned & operated Integrity Consulting for many years and had previously served as General Manager in the packaging industry. Tim married the "Love of His Life", Jane...
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Anthony Alfred "Tony" Gioia

April 7, 1934 - January 4, 2016

Anthony Alfred "Tony" Gioia of Augusta, MI Tony, age 81, died Monday January 4, 2016, at his residence and with his loving family at his side. Tony, the son of Patrick and Eugenia (Mencuccini) Gioia, was born in Torrington, CT on April 7, 1934. He graduated from Torrington High School in 1951 and married Kathleen...
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Mary Elizabeth (Fisher) Gore

February 4, 1914 - January 2, 2016

Mary Elizabeth (Fisher) Gore of Richland, MI Mary went into the presence of the Lord on Saturday, January 2, 2016, four weeks shy of her 102nd birthday at the Rose Arbor Hospice Residence, Kalamazoo, MI. Mary was born in New Brighton, PA on February 4, 1914, the daughter of Alfred and Leva (McCoy) Fisher. On October 20, 1931, Mary...
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David C. Holdridge

February 13, 1936 - December 29, 2015

David C. Holdridge, age 79, of Richland died Tuesday morning, December 29, 2015 at the Plainwell Pines Nursing Centre in Kalamazoo. He was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on February 13, 1936, the loving son of Maurice and Gladys (Chilson) Holdridge, and faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army. David retired from Zimmerman Service in 1998 after more than 30+ years of...
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Bruce Thomas Gleesing

March 12, 1944 - December 14, 2015

Bruce Thomas Gleesing of Richland, MI Bruce, age 71, died Monday morning, December 14, 2015 following an unexpected diagnosis of cancer. Bruce, the son of Herbert and Loretta (Lambeseder) Gleesing, was born in Kalamazoo, MI on March 12, 1944; was a lifetime...
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Dorothy E. Howes

December 23, 1925 - December 13, 2015

Dorothy E. Howes (Boyd), age 89 of Portage, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo, Mich. Dorothy was born December 23, 1925 in Pontiac, IL to Hugh and Dora (Richeson) Boyd. She grew up in Flanagan, IL and graduated from Flanagan High School and Nursing School. She moved to Augusta, MI to work in Dr. Spear's office where she met her future husband, Harry...
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Edwin "Ed" Cohen

July 20, 1936 - December 13, 2015

Edwin Cohen, long-time Kalamazoo area resident and former CEO of Allen Testproducts, dies at 79. After a hard-fought battle with cancer, Edwin Cohen, the former CEO of Allen Testproducts in Kalamazoo, MI, died with his family at his side on December 13, 2015. He was 79. Ed was born July 20, 1936 in Fond du Lac, WI to Nathan and Ann Cohen. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in...
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Nicholas Adam "Nick" Weemes

October 6, 1981 - December 6, 2015

Nicholas Adam "Nick" Weemes of Richland, MI Nick, age 34, died Sunday, December 6, 2105 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer and with his loving family at his side. Nick, the son of William Dean and Andrea Lynn (Wertz) Weemes was born in Battle Creek, MI on October 6,...
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Richard Gerard "Dick" Pleyte

November 2, 1932 - December 5, 2015

Richard Gerard "Dick" Pleyte of Galesburg, MI Dick, age 83, of Galesburg, MI, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015, surrounded by family. Dick, son of Gerard and Laura (France) Pleyte, was born November 2, 1932, in Hart, Michigan. He was a 1949 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Michigan...
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Lee Delton Williams

November 29, 1947 - December 2, 2015

Lee D. Williams, age 68, of Portage passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on November 29, 1947, the son of Lee Delton and Ruth P. (Howell) Williams Sr. Lee faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army. Lee married LuAnn "Lu" Barnes on June 26, 2002; she sadly preceded him in death on September 18, 2008. He was also...
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Stanley B. "Stan" Hill

November 20, 1943 - December 1, 2015

Stanley B. "Stan" Hill of Dowling, MI Stan, age 72, died Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital and surrounded by his loving family. Stan, the son of Dewey S. and Lucy L. (Dishman) Hill, was born in Livingston, TN on November 20, 1943. He served his country honorably and nobly in the United States Army as a SP5 with the 7th Infantry. Stan had been employed at...
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Glenn E. Rhodes

November 18, 1929 - November 22, 2015

Glenn E. Rhodes, age 86, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, November 22, 2015. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois on November 18, 1929. Glenn worked for 27 years as an architect for the Upjohn Company Engineering Department. Glenn spent his early years living in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois until graduation from the University of Illinois. After marrying his...
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Clara Louise (Smith) "Clare" English

October 6, 1933 - October 20, 2015

Clara Louise (Smith) "Clare" English of Gull Lake (Richland), MI Clare, age 82, died Tuesday evening, October 20, 2015 at the New Friends Memory Care & Assisted Living Community of Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was born October 6, 1933 in Jackson, Michigan to Charles and Claribel (Jeffery) Smith. She graduated in 1951 from St. John High School in Jackson,...
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Marsha Ann (Lewis) Boekeloo

October 22, 1958 - October 15, 2015

Marsha Ann (Lewis) Boekeloo of Rio Rancho, NM Marsha, age 56, passed away unexpectedly Thursday October 15, 2015 while vacationing in Puerto Rico. She was born October 22, 1958 to Eugene and Patricia Ann (Loveless) Lewis in Albion, MI. Marsha graduated from Gull Lake High School of Richland, MI in...
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Floris A. Andrews

January 21, 1927 - August 26, 2015

Floris A. Andrews, age 88, of Battle Creek died Wednesday evening, August 26, 2015 at Bronson Battle Creek. She was born in Howell, Michigan on January 21, 1927, the loving daughter of Alva A. and Lillian J. (Buhl) Dickson. Floris married Robert A. "Bob" Andrews on June 29, 1948 in Howell, MI; he sadly preceded her in death on November 27, 2010. She is survived by her three children, Pam...
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Norma J. (Smith) Beguhl

February 18, 1937 - August 24, 2015

Norma J. (Smith) Beguhl of Richland, MI Norma, age 78, passed away Monday evening, August 24, 2015 at the Rose Arbor Hospice Residence of Kalamazoo, MI, following a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer, exactly 3 months to the day of the death of her beloved husband, Dean, who succumbed to the same malady. Norma, the...
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Robert Seth "Bob" Allwardt

May 13, 1949 - August 16, 2015

Robert Seth "Bob" Allwardt of Kalamazoo, MI Bob made his transition August 16, 2015 after a courageous fight with cancer. He was born May 13, 1949 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Robert Knaupp and Barbara Allwardt. He attended public schools in Grand Rapids and Battle Creek, Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University. Known for his quick wit...
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Donald Dale Geiger, Sr.

June 13, 1932 - August 12, 2015

Donald Dale Geiger, Sr. of Richland, MI Don, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at home after complications from heart surgery. Don was born June 13, 1932 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of the late June S. and Kathrynn (Grace) Geiger. After graduating from Delton High School in 1950, he...
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Kurt A. Tustin

December 4, 1957 - July 30, 2015

Kurt A. Tustin, 57, of Richland, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 30, 2015 at his home. Kurt was born December 4, 1957 at Little Company of Mary in Chicago, IL the son of James and Virginia "Ginny" (Bakosh) Tustin. Kurt graduated from Gull Lake High School, class of 1976, and was part of the Wolverine Conference Champions who went 8-1. Kurt was the owner and operator of Hair by Tustin in...
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Delores A. Smith

June 8, 1929 - July 25, 2015

Delores A. Smith, 86, of Gull Lake, died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. Delores was born June 8, 1929 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Otto and Marie (Stone) Summers. She grew up on Gull Lake, as her parents owned a marina there. She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School and went on to Argurbright Business College. She worked at Water Lift as a key punch...
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Robert D. Burroughs

June 6, 1920 - July 21, 2015

Robert D. "Bob" Burroughs, 95, of Kalamazoo, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born June 6, 1920 in Chicago to Charles and Mabel (Catherman) Burroughs. He graduated from Otsego High School in 1939 and attended Cal-Tech to become a Master Aviation Mechanic. He also served in the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard, where he was an...
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Norma Jean (Perkins) Davenport

February 2, 1944 - July 19, 2015

Norma Jean (Perkins) Davenport of Kalamazoo, MI, Norma, age 71, died Sunday afternoon, July 19, 2015 at Kairos Dwelling Hospice Residence of Kalamazoo, following a brief illness. Norma, the daughter of Harold Edward and Ruby Lorraine (Schmidt) Perkins, was born in Kalamazoo on February 2,...
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Betty Jean (Knott) Knafel

September 13, 1930 - July 15, 2015

Betty Jean (Knott) Knafel of Richland, MI and formerly of Battle Creek, MI, Betty, age 84, died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, July 15, 2015 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI surrounded by her loving family. Betty, the daughter of Raymond C. and Helen M. (Hartman) Knott, was born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 13, 1930 and moved to Battle...
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Marjorie Ellen (Delbridge) Tower

October 7, 1936 - July 4, 2015

Marjorie Ellen (Delbridge) Tower of Richland, MI Marjorie passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday morning, July 4, 2015 at her home and went to her Lord at the age of seventy-eight. Marjorie was born October 7, 1936 in the family farm home near New Lothrop, Michigan. She was the only daughter of Foster A. Delbridge and Marie...
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John Paul "CJ" Carrier

October 11, 1946 - July 2, 2015

John Paul "CJ" Carrier of Richland, MI CJ, age 68, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, July 2, 2015 at his residence. CJ, the son of Wilbur and Edena (Marston) Carrier, was born in Kalamazoo, MI on October 11, 1946 and was a lifetime area resident. He served his country nobly and honorably...
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Jack Allen Gray

December 31, 1926 - June 25, 2015

Jack Allen Gray of Hickory Corners, MI Jack, age 88, passed away peacefully at home with his wife Ruby (Root) Gray on Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was born on December 31, 1926 in Kalamazoo, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Elizabeth (Drake) Gray of Richland and his son, Jeffrey Allen Gray of Hickory Corners on July 4, 2009. Jack is survived by his devoted wife; his...
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Teresa Mary (O'Neil) Piner

July 20, 1924 - June 17, 2015

Teresa Mary (O'Neil) Piner, age 90, of Richland, MI Teresa, age 90, died Wednesday morning, June 17, 2015 at MetroHealth, Wyoming, MI following a brief illness. Teresa, the daughter of Orlando and Marie (Cassidy) O'Neil, was born in Kalamazoo, MI on July 20, 1924 and was a lifetime area resident. She was...
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Sandra Jane (Werner) Plambeck

August 19, 1935 - June 9, 2015

Sandra Jane Plambeck of Richland, MI Sandra, nee Werner, age 79, passed away peacefully in hospice care on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from complications relating to Alzheimer disease. Born August 19, 1935, in Cozad, Nebraska and united in marriage to Loren Gene Plambeck on April 6, 1958. Sandra raised a family in Cloquet,...
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Denis Marrero

September 7, 1952 - May 29, 2015

Denis Edith Marrero, age 62, of David, Panama' passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Rose Arbor Hospice Center after a short yet valiant battle with Ovarian cancer. Denis was born to Demetrio Ceballos and Victoria Eloisa Montero of the city of David, in the region of Chiriqui, Panama'. Growing up poor in a developing country, Denis had many obstacles to overcome. She dropped...
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Timothy Louis "Tim" Kievit

March 16, 1952 - May 29, 2015

Timothy Louis "Tim" Kievit of Kalamazoo, MI Tim passed from this life on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the age of 63. He was born in Newberry, MI on March 16, 1952. He was the son of Clarence T. "Ted" and Naomi L. "Louise" (Meeker) Kievit. He was the owner and operator of Globe Rubber Stamp Company in Portage MI for over 40...
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Rose Florence (Lacek) Millard

March 16, 1929 - May 26, 2015

Rose Florence (Lacek) Millard of Gull Lake (Richland, Ml) Rose, age 86, died Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2015 at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo, Ml, after a lengthy illness and surrounded by her loving family, Rose, the daughter of John and Hattie (Czepczor) Lacek, was born in Raleigh, WVA on March 16,1929;...
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Dean D. Beguhl

April 11, 1938 - May 24, 2015

Dean D. Beguhl of Richland, MI Dean, age 77, died Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2015, at the Rose Arbor Hospice Residence of Kalamazoo, MI, following a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Dean, the son of Herman Carl and Mary Edith (Smith) Beguhl, was born on April 11, 1938 in Caldwell, ID; was a graduate...
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Jeffrey B. Lambert

December 17, 1949 - May 20, 2015

Jeffrey Brian Lambert, Residential General Contractor, age 65, died the night of Tuesday, May 19, of natural causes related to a cardiac event at his home in Richland, Michigan. Jeff was born on December 17, 1949 in Lansing, Michigan, the son of Lewis "Jack" and Doris Lambert. Doris, age 90, lives in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Jeff attended Western Michigan University from 1968-1972. He...
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Norman Dale "Norm" Hammond

February 4, 1931 - May 8, 2015

Norman Dale "Norm" Hammond of Battle Creek, MI Norm, age 84, died Friday evening, May 8, 2015 at his residence and following a lengthy illness. Norm, the son of Lawrence D. and Dorothy M. (Sparks) Hammond, was born in Comstock, MI on February 4, 1931; was a lifetime area resident and a 1949 graduate of Richland ...
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Ann Louise Newland

September 26, 1949 - April 28, 2015

Ann Louise Newland of Charlotte, North Carolina Ann, age 65, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 28, 2015. She was born on September 26, 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the late Gail Newland and Ruth Zahn Newland. Her family moved to...
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Beatrice Lena (Shafer) "Bea" Schmidt

August 11, 1925 - April 10, 2015

Beatrice Lena (Shafer) "Bea" Schmidt of Vicksburg, MI Bea, age 89, died Friday morning, April 10, 2015 at Bronson United Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI. Bea, the daughter of John and Bessie (Babcock) Shafer, was born in Ross...
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James D. "Jim" Warren

February 3, 1937 - April 8, 2015

James D. "Jim" Warren of Richland, MI Jim, age 78, died Wednesday evening, April 8, 2015 at Kairos Dwelling, Kalamazoo, MI; following a brief illness and surrounded by his loving family. Jim, the son of Delmar and June (Eicher) Warren, was born in Bloomingdale, MI on February 3, 1937; had resided in the Richland area for the past...
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Doris Eileen (Espy) Cutler

August 24, 1923 - April 6, 2015

Doris Eileen (Espy) Cutler of Kalamazoo, MI Doris, age 91, died Monday afternoon, April 6, 2015 at the Plainwell Pines Nursing Home and following a lengthy illness. Doris, the daughter of Erwin L. and Daisy G. (Robeson) Espy, was born on August 24, 1923 in Woodburn, IN; was a lifetime area resident and a 1941...
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Joan Beverly (Rogers) Francisco

September 16, 1922 - April 2, 2015

Joan Beverly (Rogers) Francisco of Richland, MI Joan, age 92, died Thursday evening, April 2, 2015 at her daughter, Judith Henley's residence and following a long illness. Joan, the daughter of...
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Geraldine LaRue "Geri" Menne

June 7, 1937 - March 31, 2015

Geraldine LaRue "Geri" Menne of Richland, MI Geri, age 77, died on Tuesday morning, March 31, 2015 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI after a lengthy illness Geri, the daughter of Seldon D. and Nellie P. (Noble) Barnes, was born in Battle Creek, MI on June 7, 1937; was a lifetime area resident; a 1954...
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Steven Robert "Steve" Deming

November 26, 1953 - March 28, 2015

Steven Robert "Steve" Deming of Hickory Corners, MI Steve, age 61, went to be with the Lord on March 28, 2015, surrounded by his family. Steve was born November 26, 1953 in Dowagiac, MI to George "Bob" and Frances (Nemeth) Deming. He graduated from Dowagiac Union High School in 1972, Southwest...
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Victor Michael "Vic" Zajac

August 29, 1942 - March 18, 2015

Victor Michael "Vic" Zajac, age 72, of Richland, peacefully passed away on Wednesday morning, March 18, 2015. He was born in Flint, Michigan on August 29, 1942, the loving son of Michael and Helen (Baldridge) Zajac and graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School with the Class of 1960. Victor retired from the Eaton Corporation in 1999 after more than 38 years of faithful service. He was an...
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Eugene Edward "Gene" Erne

August 6, 1925 - March 10, 2015

Eugene E. "Gene" Erne of Kalamazoo, MI Gene, age 89, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015, following complications from hip surgery. On August 6, 1925, he was born in Terre Haute, IN to Eugene C. and Eva Dell (Peyton) Erne. A U.S. Navy veteran, he proudly served in the Pacific during...
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Ronald D. "Ron" Westafer, III

October 1, 1985 - February 23, 2015

Ronald D. "Ron" Westafer, III of Richland, MI Ron, age 29, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon, February 23, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI. Ron, the son of Ronald D. and Debora L. (Titus) Westafer, Jr., was born on October 1, 1985 in Kalamazoo; was a lifetime area resident and was a 2004 graduate of...
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Ronald Steven "Ron" Hancock

June 4, 1947 - February 23, 2015

Ronald Steven "Ron" Hancock of Richland, MI Ron, age 67, died unexpectedly Monday morning, February 23, 2015 at his residence. Ron, the son of Coy and Dorothy (DeRyke) Hancock, was born on June 4, 1947 in Kalamazoo, MI; was a lifetime area resident and a 1965 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High...
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Matthias David Ross

February 12, 2015 - February 12, 2015

Matthias David Ross of Hastings, MI Matthias David Ross was born an angel on February 12, 2015 to parents Nathan and Stacy Ross at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. He weighed 4 pounds and 12 ounces and was 18 inches long. Matthias David is our 'gift from God' and 'beloved' by everyone who knew him. Matthias' family was blessed with...
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Alice Marie (Keyes) Lathrop

July 18, 1922 - February 3, 2015

Alice Marie (Keyes) Lathrop of Plainwell, MI Alice, age 92, died Tuesday morning, February 3, 2015 at her daughter's residence and following a lengthy illness. Alice, the daughter of Harley and Rena (Irwin) Keyes, was born on July 18,...
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Geraldine Ann (Frisina) "Gerry" Valella

December 3, 1940 - January 18, 2015

Geraldine Ann "Gerry" Valella of Galesburg, MI Gerry, age 74, of Galesburg, MI, died peacefully and surrounded by her loving family, Sunday evening, January 18, 2015 at her residence. Gerry was united in marriage to the "Love of Her Life," Vito Peter Valella on September 7, 1963 in Meadville, PA. She was the...
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Kenneth Glenn "Ken" Snyder, Jr.

July 3, 1943 - January 13, 2015

Kenneth Glenn "Ken" Snyder, Jr. of Plainwell, MI Ken, age 71, died Tuesday morning, January 13, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI, following a lengthy illness. Ken, the son of Kenneth G. and Helen (Morgenstern) Snyder, Sr., was born July 3, 1943 in...
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Clifton Finley "Clif" Hooks

May 16, 1935 - January 7, 2015

Clifton Finley "Clif" Hooks of Richland, MI Clif, age 79, died Wednesday afternoon, January 7, 2015, at his residence following a lengthy illness and with his loving family by his side. Clif, the son of Clayton Hershel and Mary Ella (Lea) Hooks, was born on May 16, 1935 in Overland, MO, and was united in marriage to...
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Beverly Jean (Benko) "Bev" Stouffer

April 14, 1941 - January 6, 2015

Beverly Jean "Benko" "Bev" Stouffer of Kalamazoo, MI Bev, age 73, died Tuesday afternoon, January 6, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, following a brief illness. Bev, the daughter of Rudolph and Milania (Pepelea) Benko, was born on April 14, 1941 in Canton, OH. She received her Bachelor of Education Degree from Ball...
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Eloise G. (Newkirk) Warsop

July 31, 1915 - January 1, 2015

Eloise G. (Newkirk) Warsop of Gull Lake (Hickory Corners, MI) Eloise, age 99, passed away peacefully at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility, Battle Creek, MI on January 1, 2015. Eloise was born at home on July 31, 1915 in Ross Township to George and Grace (Frie) Newkirk. She graduated from Kellogg Agricultural...
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Thomas Jerome "Tom" Macknosky

December 21, 1937 - December 29, 2014

Thomas Jerome "Tom" Macknosky of Richland, MI Tom, age 77, died Monday afternoon, December 29, 2104 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI, following a lengthy illness and surrounded by his loving family. Tom, the son of Adam and Tessi (Baranowski) Macknosky, was born on December 21, 1937 in Scranton, PA and...
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Dale Allen Colosky

October 31, 1943 - December 26, 2014

Dale Allen Colosky - October 31, 1943 - December 26, 2014 Dale Colosky, 71, of Gull Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Friday evening, December 26, 2014. He was born on October 31, 1943 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to the late Anthony and Ruth Colosky (Brunke). Dale grew up in and around Chicago, Illinois, and attended Proviso West High School where he was active on the swimming and football...
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Joyce Marilyn (Wagner) Flook

June 7, 1925 - December 21, 2014

Joyce Marilyn (Wagner) Flook of Richland, MI Joyce died Sunday morning, December 21, 2014 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI, following a brief illness. Joyce, the daughter of Frank C. and Lillian (MacKenzie) Wagner, was born on June 7, 1925 in Battle Creek, MI and was a lifetime area resident. She was...
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Gladys Marie (Long) Knapp

June 17, 1915 - December 8, 2014

Gladys Marie (Long) Knapp of Kalamazoo, MI and formerly of Ypsilanti, MI, Gladys, age 99, died unexpectedly Monday morning, December 8, 2014, at her residence. Gladys, the daughter of William Wesley and Rose (Thomas) Long, was born on June 17, 1915 in Detroit, MI. She was a 1931 graduate of Royal Oak (MI) High School and...
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