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Alice Mae Holton

C-OBIT-holtonAlice Mae Holton, 85 of Cedar Springs, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at her home surrounded by loving family.  Alice was born on October 31, 1927 in Big Rapids, MI, the daughter of Joseph and Ella (Graboski) Yost. She was married for 63 years to her husband, Mike and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Alice was a longtime member and supporter of the Cedar Springs community; including 65 years of membership in the Cedar Springs Women’s Club as well as many other volunteer activities. Surviving are her children, Kathleen (Michael) Raudenbush of Rockford, Karen (Gary) Biegler of Atlanta, GA, Kevin (Carol) Holton of St. Cloud, MN, Kristine (John) Dulapa of Plymouth, MI; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; sister Lorraine Jernstadt; many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin “Mike” in 2011; son Richard; brothers, John Yost and Gordon Yost; sister, Helen Clark.  The family will receive friends Friday from 2-4  and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where services will be held Saturday at 11:00 am.  Pastor Mary Ivanov officiating.  Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs.  Memorials may be made to the Cedar Springs Educational Foundation, Cedar Springs United Methodist Church and The Cedar Springs Library.

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One Response to “Alice Mae Holton”

  1. Eli Amishuga says:

    Alice Holton

    Few people have left legacies in Michigan. Jay Vandel and Dick Devos in Grand Rapids did. In Cedar Springs only one street bears the name of a giving husband and wife. Holton Drive. Alice and Mike gave back so much to our little community. They gave computers to Hilltop Elementary School classrooms when computers were not a common thing. Alice and Mike made over our athletic track at more than $700,000. They paid to have a crosswalk constructed over Main Street so scholars could safely cross over to the park. They paid to have our local cemetery’s roads paved that Alice and the rest of us will make our final trip on. It isn’t the things they bought us that I will remember most. Their cheerful outlook on life is what I will remember.
    Ask yourself….what will they remember about you? We were blessed to have known Alice and Mike. We are sorry for yours and our loss.

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