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Scott “Scotty” Raymond Hazel

Scott Hazel

Mr. Scott “Scotty” Raymond Hazel of Rockford, age 55, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, after a short, but hard-fought battle with a rare cancer. He died surrounded and lifted up by his caring family and many friends. He was a wonderful husband to his wife of twenty-six years, Susan (neé Hand) Hazel, and a beloved father to his three kids, Rebekah, Kaitlin, and Cameron. Scotty was born on May 7, 1959 in Flint, Michigan to Raymond and Gloria (neé Schneider) Hazel. He has always had a close and loving relationship with all of his family, including his siblings Jeff and Nancy Morey, Lynn and Lee Bradfield, Denise and Pat Moriarty, Jim and Darcy Olson, and Tammy and Kevin Weissenborn; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Raymond Hazel; and brother Randy Morey. Scotty graduated from Flint Southwestern High School and attended Northern Michigan University, where the wilderness and school captured his true spirit. He went on to graduate from Grand Valley State University to become a well known and loved teacher and coach at Cedar Springs High School. He was also a coach for Rockford High School. He had a passion for his job and his students. Scotty was also an active member of the Rockford Baptist Church. His love for God was matched only by his zeal for people and life. This is apparent by all of the lives he touched and people he inspired. Scotty was a man of many talents; besides his amazing vocal ability, Scotty performed in a band, played various instruments, was an artist, carpenter, and outdoorsman. He also recently published a book, “Looking Out Windows.” He was a true Renaissance Man in a world obsessed with technology. He will be loved and missed by his family and many others. Visitation was held at the Cedar Springs High School on Monday July 28, 2014 and the funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Cedar Springs High School Auditorium. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a contribution to the Hazel Children’s Memorial Fund to be made at any Fifth Third Bank branch office.

 

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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HANS KURT KALTENBACH

 

November 1, 1931 – July 16, 2014

 

Hans Kaltenbach, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Cedar Springs passed away July 16, 2014 at Pikes Peak Hospice. Hans was born in Germany and came to Cedar Springs as an exchange student for the school year 1950-51. He stayed with the Roberts family. After the completion of the school year, Hans returned to Germany. He married his wife, Doris, in January, 1956 and they returned to live in Cedar Springs later that year. They remained in Cedar Springs until they moved to Colorado in 1972. He worked in various professions throughout his life, including construction, a machine shop, a business owner, and as a real estate agent. He is survived by his beloved Doris (Colorado Springs, Colorado), wife of 58 years, his son Roy (of Pueblo, Colorado), and daughter Peggy (Karl) Zinser (of Farmington, Michigan). He also had three granddaughters, Ashley, Allison, and Kayla, three great granddaughters, Makayla, Emily, and Madalyn, and one great grandson, Kaleb. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

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JOHN M. CHUPP

Mr. John M. Chupp, age 61 of Cedar Springs, formerly of Grand Rapids, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. surviving are his children; Atalie Chupp, John (Jennifer) Chupp and Derek Chupp; nine grand children; five great grandchildren; brothers Herb (Heidi) Connor and Mike (Patty) Stoken; relatives and friends. John was an employee of SpartanNash Distributing. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam.

 

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RAYMOND K. STARR

EPSON scanner imageRaymond K. Starr, 55 of Cedar Springs, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his home. Ray was born May 15, 1959 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Robert and Joyce (Francis) Starr. He worked as a supervisor in the foundry at Eagle Aluminum in Muskegon. He was very close to his brothers and sisters and in his retirement enjoyed being a grandfather. He also enjoyed tractor pulling. Surviving are his wife, Pamela (House); daughter, Sabrina (Jay) Rawson; stepsons, Dennis (Carrie) Bazzett, Brandon (Delnay) Elliott; grandchildren, Isis, Starlit, Hannah, Sam, Syrenn; brothers, Rodney (Katherine) Starr, Rusty (Brenda) Starr, Roy (Rebecca) Starr; sisters, Sandra (Edward) Kulak, Pamela (Tom) McNees. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Randy; and sister, Roberta. The family greeted friends Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where services will be held Thursday 11:00 am. Chaplain Eric Coulon officiating. Interment Sand Lake Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

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

 

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Charles W. Mc Mullen

Charles W. Mc Mullen 84 of Cedar Springs, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Metron of Belding. Mr. Mc Mullen was born March 5, 1930 in Marne, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army from 1947-1951 as a welder. He enjoyed woodworking and being involved in the North Kent Senior Center. Surviving are his wife, Ruth; sons, Chuck (Shirley) Mc Mullen, Joe Mc Mullen, Mike Mc Mullen; step children, Karen L. Bansen, David (Cherrie) Patterson, Steven (Teresa) Patterson, Ray Patterson; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha. Visitation and service was held Tuesday, July 8 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastor Tom Logsdon officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Lowell. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

 

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DORTHY JEAN PETERS

Dorthy Jean Peters, 92, of Brunswick, Missouri died on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Brunswick Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at the Breshears Memorial Chapel, Brunswick, Missouri, Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. Pastors Jonathan Rice and Bill Gamber officiating. Burial will be in the Elliott Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, Missouri. Dorthy was born on June 30, 1922 at Riverside Township, Michigan, the daughter of Merle and Christel Burkett Bell. She was married to Arrow Peters on January 22, 1941 at Laingsburg, Michigan. Arrow survives her at the home. For a total of sixty years Dorthy had taught music in three states including Cedar Springs, Michigan where she taught music to sixty-five students per week in her home. She had supported missions for many years, been active in Childhood Evangelism and had taught Sunday School in several churches. She was a member of the Brunswick Baptist Church. She is also survived by one daughter, Ruth Rice and her husband Herbert of Brunswick, Missouri; one sister, Agnes Rounds of Rockford, Michigan; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials may be made to: The Gideons and may be left at or mailed to: Breshears Memorial Chapel, 207 W. Broadway, Brunswick, MO 65236.

Arrangements by Breshears Memorial Chapel

 

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NATHAN E. HATFIELD

Nathan E. Hatfield, 66 of Sand Lake, died Saturday, July 4, 2014. Nathan was born August 19, 1947 in Lansing, Michigan the son of Ira and Elda (Kniffen) Hatfield. He graduated from Tri-County High School in 1966 and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Vietnam War. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren very much and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife, Rosemary (Johnson); children, Kimberly (Mark) Cooper, Michelle (Bob Hardin) Feikema; grandchildren, Ashlie (Dave Riggs) Feikema, Amanda (Richard Oliver) Cooper, Matthew Cooper; great-granddaughter, Maddelyn Oliver. The family will greet friends Thursday from 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs.

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

 

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EVELYN JEAN GRINDLE

Evelyn Jean Grindle, 71 of Cedar Springs, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at her home after a 14 year struggle with COPD. She is now holding hands with her husband in heaven. She was born May 14, 1943 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of Ronald and Betty (Young) Exton. Surviving are her children, Pamela (Mel) DeKraker, Dennis Grindle; many special grandchildren and very special great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; son, Curly and grandson, Josh. Her wish was to be cremated and there will be no services.

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

 

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MARJORIE “PEG” HOUSE

Mrs. Marjorie “Peg” House, aged 83, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on June 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph. Peg is survived by her children, Sue House, Mike (Brenda) House, Mark (Sherry) House, and Ted (Carol) House; 10 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Lewis of Elkins, WV; and many nieces and nephews. Peg was the spiritual influence to her family and was a faithful servant of our Lord and Savior. The Funeral Service was held at 11 am on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, 2120 Lake Michigan Dr. NW with her pastor, Rev. Thomas Koon officiating. Friends visited with her family from 6-8 pm on Tuesday and from 10 am until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Baldrick’s (Pediatric Cancer Research) or Ambassador Baptist Church, Elkins, WV. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to leave a memory or sign the guestbook online.

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DONALD RAY HINTON

27C obit HintonDonald Ray Hinton, age 78, of Rockford, passed away unexpectedly on June 25, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hazel Hinton and one brother, Dick Donaldson. Donald is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 50 years, Nancy (Cochran) Hinton; children, Donald Wayne Hinton, Mark Hinton, Timothy (Kelli) Hinton, Marie (Tom) Shick and Deb (Duane) McIntyre; precious grandchildren, Nicole, Donnaya, Sammy, Mark Jr., Tyler, Brianna and Autumn Hinton, Michael (Rachel) Turner, Melissa (Cory) Spitler, Charlie Shick, Megan (Brandon) Bouma and Logan McIntyre; four great-grandchildren, with another on the way. He is also survived by two sisters, Donna McDiarmid and Patty Nelson, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 North Monroe Street NE, Rockford, Michigan on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Services were offered at 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, with visitation one hour prior to service, at the Rockford United Methodist Church, 159 Maple Street, Rockford, Michigan. Contributions in his memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1550 E. Beltline SE, Suite 250, Grand Rapids, MI 49506; or to Rockford United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home

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