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Willow Rayne Minnema

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April 9, 2017

Alixan Spaulding, of Cedar Springs, and Nathan Minnema, of Grand Rapids, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Willow Rayne Minnema. Born on April 9, 2017 at Spectrum United Hospital in Greenville, she weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Willow was welcomed into the world by her big brother Mac and sister Alanna Miller; her grandparents, Joe & Connie Warren of Comstock Park, Jerry & Michelle Edmonds of Dalhart Texas, and Gordon Chapman of Ionia.

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65th Anniversary

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DWIGHT & JOSEPHINE JAMISON

Dwight and Josephine (Valdez) Jamison will celebrate 65 years of marriage on April 21, 2017. They met in New York City in 1952 where Dwight was stationed in the Army and Jo had moved to from Tampa, Florida. For over fifty years, they’ve made Cedar Springs their home. Ike and Jo have three children, Archie, Judson and wife, Kim Vu, and Carla and husband Bjorn Hansen. They are grandparents to nine grandchildren.

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THERESA “REESE” BUBER GORNEY

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April 22, 1983 – December 14, 2016

When you died, it was the biggest shock of my life. Nothing prepared me for it. I live each day wondering how I will get through it, and then I remember that you would want me to.

Happy Birthday Babe.

Give them hell.

All my love,

Eric

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TYLER JAMES HELTON

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December 24, 1991 – April 22, 2012

In Loving Memory

Your smile, that contagious laugh and your love for life are missed every day.

Hugs to you in Heaven.

We love you,

Your Family and Friends

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RONNY R. MERLINGTON

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1937 – 2014

Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,

but remember me in every tomorrow.

Remember the joy and the laughter and the smiles.

I’ve only gone to rest a little while.

Although my leaving causes pain and grief,

my going has eased my hurt and given me relief.

So dry your eyes and remember me,

not as I am now, but as I used to be.

Because, I will remember you all and look on with a smile.

Understand in your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest a little while.

As long as I have the love of each of you,

I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.

Greatly missed by Family and Friends

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CHAD PAEPKE

 

September 18, 1976 – April 20, 2016

In loving memory of our Son, Brother, Uncle and Grandson.

To hear your voice, to see your smile.

To sit with you and talk a while.

To be together the same old way,

Would be our dearest wish today.

Sadly missed and in loving memory.

Dad, John & Deb Paepke

Sister, Brandi Paepke and family

Sister, Amber Paepke and family

And greatly missed by Grandma Pat Esbaugh

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CHAD PAEPKE

 

September 18, 1976 – April 20, 2016

In loving memory of my husband and father who left us one year ago on April 20, 2016.

You gave us many things in life,

Both great and small.

But most of all you gave us love,

The greatest gift of all.

Sadly missed and in loving memory,

Wife, Michelle

Son, Clayton,

Daughter, Brielle

“Miss you Dad”

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JAMES ROBERT BREEDLOVE

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James Robert Breedlove age 72 passed away Sunday April 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. He was born February 7, 1945 in Grand Rapids to James and Nellie (Newton) Mol, Sr. Surviving are his children Debra (Robert) Halston, James (Angie) Breedlove II, Melissa (Rick) Anderson and Shellie (Bradley) Frey; grandchildren TJ, Vanessa, Jennifer (Ben), Albert, Brandon (Brittany), Tia, Brittany, Kyle (Anna), Savannah, Taylor, Hannah, Haley; great-grandchildren Payton, Roxanne, Daiton, Bentley, Lilliana, Issaac, Payslee, Raelyn, Olivia, Kyron, Carter; brothers Vern (Barb) Mol and Robert Mol. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother Chuck. Jim’s family will celebrate his life with a luncheon at his home Saturday April 22, 2017 from 3-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice.

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

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TROY “JAMIE” POLING

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Troy “Jamie” Poling 51 of Grand Rapids, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at his home. Jamie was born May 3, 1965 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Melroy and Marie Poling. He graduated from Cedar Springs High School in 1984 and enjoyed working as a computer operator for Pitney Bowes and CU*Answers. He enjoyed reading, especially anything history related and spending time with family and friends especially around a firepit. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Linda (DiCesare); daughters, Paige and Bailey; parents, Melroy and Marie (Tomlin) Poling; sister, Ronna (Keith) Wiseman; brother, Shawn Poling; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy DiCesare, Joe (Raquel) DiCesare, Anna DiCesare, Rich (Linda) DiCesare, Rocco (Garry) DiCesare, Paula DiCesare (Mike) Leaf and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Ralph and Margaret DiCesare; brother-in-law, John DiCesare; nephew, Nicholas Wyatt. The family will greet friends Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be Saturday 11:00 am with viewing at 10:00 am. Pastor Rick Ferris officiating. Interment Solon Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Meijer Heart Center.

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

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RUTH L. WRIGHT

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Ruth L. Wright, 75 of Cedar Springs, beloved wife and mother, went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Sanctuary of St. Mary’s after a courageous battle with dementia. Mrs. Wright was born August 23, 1941 in Ensley Township, Michigan the daughter of Ted and Lillian (Cook) Hanes. She was very talented with many interests including being an excellent cook, enjoying her grandchildren, helping her husband on the farm, working in the yard and flowers and talking with her neighbors. She had worked at GR Controls for over 20 years and attended Huggard Bible Church. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 51 years, Roger; son, Alan (Lisa) Wright; grandchildren, Michelle Wright and Brian Ngo, Nicole (Josh) Hughes, Casey Wright and fiancee, Katie Duffy, Danelle Wright and fiance, Joe Hughes; great-grandchildren, Izzy, Alexis, Bentley, Ahri, Derek and Lily; brothers, Phillip (Mary Ann) Hanes, Dick (Mariea) Hanes, Karl (Kathy) Hanes; sisters, Linda Brock, Phyllis Kling, Marcella (Roger) Schleder; sisters-in-law, Sally (Dave) Meyer and Donna Wright; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Max Hanes. A special thanks to Sanctuary at St. Mary’s for the excellent care they gave. The family will greet friends Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service will be Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Huggard Bible Church, 8860 21 Mile Road, Sand Lake. The family will greet friends at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Rick Malone officiating. Interment Spencer Mills Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Huggard Bible Church or Spectrum Health Hospice.

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

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