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THERESA MARIE BREMMER

Theresa “Terri” Marie Bremmer, 65 of Howard City, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Terri was born on July 8, 1956, the daughter of Rex A. Bremmer and Jacqueline (Gustinis) Bremmer. Terri was preceded in death by her mother, Jacqueline Bremmer; sister, Pamela Bremmer, and brother, Rex Bremmer. After their mother’s death Pam, Rex and Terri grew up, from a young age, in their father’s home with step-mother Arlene (Castle) Butler, who survives. Terri is also survived by her father Rex A. (Kathy) Bremmer; sister, Tracy (Kim) Nagelhout; brother, Ross (Evie) Bremmer and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Terri was a woman with a big heart and always willing to help others. She endured a lifetime of health problems starting with diabetes at age four. When her kidneys failed she received the awesome gift of a kidney from her sister Tracy, which afforded her many more years of life. Terri was a hard worker and well known in the community through her working years at the Wooden Nickel store in Sand Lake. She dearly loved her animals and left behind several adored dogs and cats. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Reynolds Township Cemetery, Howard City, Michigan. The family suggests memorial contributions may be given in Terri’s name to the American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan – Grand Rapids Branch.

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Celebration of Life

WILDA MAXINE BABCOCK

Please join the family for a Memorial Celebration of Life luncheon/open house for Wilda Babcock on Saturday, September 18 from 12-4 pm. at Solon Township Hall, 15185 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs 49319.

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Celebration of Life

GARY D. FISK

A celebration of life for dinner will be held this Saturday, September 18th. for Gary D. Fisk. He passed away April 29, 2021 due to complications from Covid. He is survived by his wife, Rose M. Fisk; three children, Tina and Mick Rish, Butch and Melisa Davidson and Angela Weber. He had nine grandsons and two granddaughters. Celebration of life dinner at 2 p.m. at Grace Evangelical Free Church. 4714 – 13 Mile Rd. NE., Rockford, MI 49341. 

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KEN WOODHULL

In Loving Memory of

KEN WOODHULL

Ken Woodhull passed away September 15, 2006.

Always remembered.

Gary and Barbara Woodhull

Patrick and Kris Woodhull and family

Ann and Darryl Stock and family

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Take time to notice

Pastor Darryl Miller  

South Ensley/Sand Lake United Methodist Churches  

616-636-5659

Psalm 91: 1-2: Living in the Most High’s shelter, camping in the Almighty’s shade, I say to the Lord, “You are my refuge, my stronghold! You are my God—the one I trust!”

This past Labor Day weekend, we went to our annual church family camp on Lake Michigan. We celebrated 50 years of camping together. It is a wonderful place and means a lot to those of us who go. We sing around the campfire and worship together. We even have communion on the dunes overlooking Lake Michigan at sunset. It is truly inspiring. 

Nevertheless, we must remember what it is that makes is so special to us. It is the presence of God. We feel close to Him there and we love that. However, we cannot forget that His presence is always with us. We must remember that we can feel close to Him wherever we may be. The trick is to seek Him. To pay attention to His presence. 

Of course, it is easier to notice Him in a quiet and beautiful place like a camp or a backyard than it is in a noisy office, but that is because of our focus, not His presence. Are we willing to take time to notice His presence? The next time you get to a place where the world seems to be coming in around you, remember to try to take a moment to stop and listen, to feel, to hear that still quiet voice. He is there and He always will be. That is the true beauty of creation, God’s presence in all of us. Are you having trouble slowing down and focusing on God? Ask a friend or the pastor of a nearby church to pray with you. 

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LESTER OTTO RIDGEWAY

Lester Otto Ridgeway age 89 of Sand Lake died Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Spectrum Health Butterworth. Lester was born July 1, 1932 in Tyrone Township, MI the son of Otto and Mildred (Hawley) Ridgeway. He served in the United States Army. Les enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family. The family would like to thank the special people who took care of him in recent years. Surviving are his children, Brenda Ridgeway, Gordon (Patty) Ridgeway, Kay Ridgeway, Ridge Ridgeway; grandchildren, Jennifer Merlington, Kyler (Audrey) Ridgeway, Jacob Ridgeway, Justice List; sister-in-law, Alice Sluiger; brother-in-law, Jerry Bergman. He was preceded in death by his wives, Mary Reed Ridgeway and Shelby Ridgeway. Per his wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no services. 

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home Cedar Springs

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RANDY REX BARNUM, JR.

Randy Rex Barnum, Jr. age 47 of Sand Lake died Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Metro Health University of Michigan. He was born October 21, 1973 in East Grand Rapids the son of Randy and Nancy (Russo) Barnum, Sr. Randy worked at Magna World Wide for 10 years and held a patent. He enjoyed being with family and friends. Randy liked camping, farming, old cars, country music, Elvis, and karaoke. He was always helping anyone in need. Surviving are his wife Jackie; mother, Nancy; children, Nathan, Nick, Katie (Greg Nelson) Herman, Rebecca (Harry) Mulligan, Tyler Herman; siblings, Sherri (Jason) Hall, Joshua (Cassie) Barnum; nieces and nephews, Madelynn and Katherine Foster, Isabel and Levi Barnum; grandchildren, Abigal, Hannah, James, Isabell, Jordan, Jerry, Mikeal; several aunts, uncles, cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Randy; grandparents, Harry and Lois Barnum, Joseph Russo; cousins, Carl Russo, Jr. and Joseph Henry Russo, Jr. The family will greet friends 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday September 9  at Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 10 with visitation at 10 a.m. Rev. Fr. Lam Lee, officiating. Interment East Nelson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to North Kent Connect 10075 Northland Dr. NE Rockford, MI 49341.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

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JOAN CLINE

Joan Cline of Mt. Pleasant passed away after a short illness, September 4, 2021, at the age of 69. Joan was born in Mt. Pleasant, MI, February 19, 1952, the daughter of Robert and Jennie (Otto) Bruner. She worked for Michigan Indian Employment and Training Services as an employment assistant. In 2012, she married the love of her life, Steve Cline. Joan was a proud member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and visiting the nearest casino! The sun rose and set on her grandchildren and whenever ending a conversation with them she always said, “Love You More.!” She will be deeply missed. Joan is survived by her daughter, Louanna Bruner (Tim Mills); grandchildren, Scott (Angie Brown) Sheahan, Tyrone Rios Jr., Jenna Rios; step-grandson, Alec Mills; several nieces and nephews; sister, Roberta (Jerilyn) Bruner. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Steve Cline; siblings, Rosemary Neyome, Virgina Snyder, Shirley Rodriguez, Margaret Saboo and Norman Neyome. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Charles R. Lux Funeral Home, 2300 S. Lincoln Rd. Mt. Pleasant, MI, on September 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation taking place one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Isabella County Soup Kitchen. 

Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids and the Charles R. Lux Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com

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GREGORY S. EARHART

Gregory S. Earhart age 64 of Cedar Springs, passed away on Friday September 3, 2021. Greg was born August 27, 1957 in Grand Rapids MI the son of Edward and Marcia (Page) Earhart. Surviving are sons, Nick (Katie), Jesse and TJ; grandsons, Dominic and Lucas. Greg was a cat lover, jokester, avid golfer and loved his membership and friends at the Sparta Moose Lodge. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 11 at Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Family will greet friends at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dick Riley officiating. Reception following at the Sparta Moose Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice 625 Kenmoor Ave. SE #115 Grand Rapids, MI 49546 or American Institute for Cancer Research P.O. Box 97167 Washington, D.C. 20090.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

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CHARLES J. SCHEIDEL

Charles J. Scheidel age 83 of Cedar Springs, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at his home. Mr. Scheidel was born June 8, 1938 in Alpine Township, MI the son of Charles A. and Anne (Abraham) Scheidel. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-57 and retired from McInerney Spring & Wire in 1991 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 123 and a life member of the AmVets. Surviving are his wife, Donna (Finkler); children, Annette (Alan) Mongar, Shelly (Paul) Bowerman, Mike Scheidel, Charles A. Scheidel; grandchildren, Branden Mongar, Abbey Dunmire, Paul Bowerman, Michael (Katie) Scheidel, Kaylynn (Alex) McKinley, Charles R. Scheidel, Madison Scheidel, Jesse Trader, Sheryl Spedoske; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Scheidel, Daniel (Norma) Scheidel; sisters, Ellen Witte, Mary Esther (Larry) Karntz; in-laws, Jerry Finkler, Ron (Rose) Finkler, Marilyn (Bob) Bacon, Karen (Jim) Heidenga, Arlene Hubert, Jane (Doug) Vogel; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Molly Bekins and Jeanne Weeda; brother, Tim Scheidel. The family greeted friends Monday, September 6 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, September 7, at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Cedar Springs. Rev. Fr. Lam Le celebrant. Interment Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Alpine Township. Memorials may be made to St. John Paul II or St. Ann’s in Baldwin.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

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