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Philip “Tete” Hallock age 79 of Cedar Springs died Thursday, September 15, 2022 at home surrounded by his family and joined Kay “Alice” his bride of 48 years. He was born in Cedar Springs on November 19, 1942 to Glen and Jean (Koster) Hallock. Tete joined the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1960 to 1964. He was a truck driver, heavy equipment operator, and mechanic, a true handyman who could fix anything. He retired from Wynalda Litho. Tete enjoyed camping, traveling, quad riding, socializing, listening to music, and campfires. Surviving are his children, David Korreck, Christine (Lee) Mullennix, Timothy “John” Korreck, Holly (Dan) Metzger, Mandy (Jonathon Scutt) Hallock; grandchildren, Joshua (Danielle) Korreck, Trisha (Christopher) Dart, Jeffrey (Amber) Alverson, Jamie Taylor, Morgen Menefee; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Nick (Diane) Hallock, Lou (Jo) DeVore; sister-in-law, Mary Hallock; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandparents, Fred (Helen) Koster, brother, Jim Hallock, grandson, Eric Mullennix. The family greeted friends Monday, September 19, at Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, where the service was held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 20. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids, 2950 Monroe Ave. NE Grand Rapids MI 49505, Spectrum Health Hospice, 750 Fuller Ave NE Grand Rapids MI 49503, or Meals on Wheels, 2900 Wilson Ave. SW #500 Grandville MI 49418.

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

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Olney Lee Hawkins, “Hawk”, as he was known by friends and family, went to be with his loved ones in Heaven on Monday, August 29, 2022. He passed away peacefully at his Belmont home, surrounded by his children, he was 91. He was born on August 10, 1931, in Fife Lake, MI to William and Thelma (Snyder) Hawkins. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49-years, Florence; his parents; his daughter, Patti Jo; his brother, Luther Hawkins, and son-in-law, Larry Britton. He is survived by his daughters, Beth Hawkins (Stu Seling) of Hardy Dam, Susan (Dave) Faber of Conklin, and sons, Kyle Hawkins (Michael George) of Chicago and Jeff Hawkins of Belmont; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Marie Reimus of Gowen; many nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, Max the 3rd as well as his best friend, Billy Bennett and many other lifelong friends. Hawk attended Rockford High School before joining the US Army at age 17. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division “The Screaming Eagles” during the Korean War. While still enlisted in the Army, he married Florence (Chollar) on February 24, 1951, at Fort Riley, KS. Together they raised five children and cared for many more through the years. After returning home from the Army, he built airplanes for General Motors in Grand Rapids. When a position with Steelcase was offered to him, he accepted and worked in the Chair Division for 35-years, before retiring. He loved anything to do with the outdoors; fishing, hunting, camping, mushrooming as well as being a master gardener. For years he fed his family, neighbors, and many others. He also passed on his gardening and canning expertise to his children and grandchildren, along with so many other valuable life lessons. There wasn’t an animal that he didn’t like, and he was always taking in a stray, even though he said he was not going to have any more pets. He was an avid Rockford High School football fan and attended every home game for years with his brother Luther. Everybody knew where they sat, and they always had lots of visitors at the games. Hawk was also a Saturday morning regular at Sue’s Kountry Kitchen in Cedar Springs, where he enjoyed breakfast with his family and friends, a tradition that will be continued by his family. After his retirement, he spent the next 32-years attending estate sales and auctions as well as selling a truck load of his beloved possessions at the Trufant Flea Market and Auction each week with his nephew Lyle Streeter. His garage was his oasis, where he spent hours tinkering with his treasures and making sure to keep a little bit of everything just in case someone needed it! He was member of the American Legion and a lifelong member of the Walton Junction Sportsman’s Club. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 North Monroe Street in Rockford, on Sunday, October 02, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. To 5:00 p.m., with a military tribute and sharing of memories of Hawks life at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, his wishes were that donations be made to the Humane Society of West Michigan (give.hswestmi.org), 3077 Wilson Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534, which was near and dear to his heart, or plant a tree in his name (alivingtribute.org) as a living tribute that benefits present and future generations for decades to come. Hawk impacted so many lives and will be dearly missed by all. We love you, Dad. Hawk’s family welcomes messages and memories in their online guestbook at www.plaisierfuneral.com.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Kerry William Randall, age 74 of Howard City, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 12, 2022 in his home. Kerry was born September 23, 1947 to William and Norma (Cady) Randall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Rogers High School in Wyoming, Michigan. Kerry was an Army Veteran, a machinist, a truck driver, and loved his wood working and his family. Kerry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Penny (Smith) Randall; his children, Kerry (Tammy) Randall Jr., Fred Crafard, Angelia (Chris) Foster, and James Randall; his brothers and sisters, Dan (Mary) Randall, Polly Merritt, Eugene (Darlene) Randall, Don (Jane) Randall, Mary (Gary) Poortvliet, and Sue (Tim) Fiebig; his brother-in-law, Dick Schutter; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both parents; his brothers, Eric and Mike Randall; his sister, Pat Randall; and his daughter, Annette (Randall) Thompson. Kerry will be cremated and a Celebration of Life is planned for Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at 8245 – 104th St, Howard City, MI 49329.

Arrangements by Howard City Funeral Home, Howard City

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Edward Jamgotch from Sioux City, Iowa died September 9, 2022 in Newaygo, Michigan. His partner for many years in Cedar Springs was Charlene Cole. He operated a retail rug company for many years in Rockford, Michigan and participated in boat races in Europe. Edward was a member of the Cedar Springs American Legion. He lived in Newaygo at the time of his passing. No memorial service is planned.

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Susan Robbins

Susan Robbins, age 68, passed away in her home on Pine Lake September 6, 2022 after 8 years of jujitsu with breast cancer. Susan was a woman of many talents and passions including an extraordinary sales person, selling several products, but finally reaching her goal to create and sell her own product, with the help of her partner, Mike White. Together they created and sold Conifer Creams; a line of skin care remedy for most every ailment. Susan took a lot of pride in her products and her ability to sell them. Susan was preceded in death by many close friends and family, including her son, Ian Robbins. She is survived by her daughter, Evan (Jeff); grandchildren, Ayden and Ivan; pup, Mia; partner, Mike; Mother, Shirley, and many friends and siblings. Susan was described by her loved ones as a free spirit, doing things her way with thoughtful intention. She was funny, passionate, wise, kind, brave, loving, graceful and open-minded. She valued her family and friendships, and shared her love by cooking delicious meals and smoking “good pot.” She could find something she loved about anyone, seeing and accepting people in their “highest possibility” and passed her gift of empathy and compassion to her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered as a woman full of love, ready to dance and share her gifts with her family and friends. She will be forever missed and treasured. A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion 2560 Northland Dr. Morley MI. 49336 on September 23, 2022 from 5-9 p.m.

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Daniel Jan Sturgeon I, age 81 of Howard City, MI passed away Friday, September 2, 2022. He was born November 14, 1940 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Norman and Jane (Day) Sturgeon. He was a dairy farmer and enjoyed playing cards, family gatherings, hunting and horses. Daniel lived for his wife and children. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Judy (Elder); son, Daniel (Julie) Sturgeon II; daughters, Diana Sturgeon, Danielle (Steve) Neff, Dawn (Lyndsey) Sturgeon, Darci (Jack) Reinhardt; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Douglas (Jeanne) Sturgeon; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Ann Sturgeon and brother, Norman Sturgeon. In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. 

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

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9/6/1946 – 8/25/2022 

Ivan Judson passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Ivan will be remembered as a selfless friend, always willing to help and put others first. He greeted everyone he knew with, “HELLOOOOWW!” followed by his iconic laugh. Ivan touched so many lives and we are all better for knowing him. Ivan was a native of Rockford, MI. He grew up on Bostwick Lake, later residing on the renovated family farmstead, finally settling in Cedar Springs. His home WAS the place to be and Ivan’s passion for gardening was evident in his immaculately landscaped homes. Ivan worked in various capacities for Kenowa Hills, Walker Schools and St. Patrick’s in Parnell, where he retired. Ivan is survived by his partner, Ricardo Macias; nephew and nieces, Jim (Robin, Quinn & Parker) Wheeler, Jamie (Jack, Jackson & Max) Shavlik, Susie (Guy, Riley & Molly) Diske. His parents, Robert and Donna Judson and sister, Sue Wheeler preceded him in death. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Bostwick Lake Antiques, 8451 Belding Road NE, Rockford, MI 49341 In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715. The family welcomes messages and memories in their online guestbook at www.plaisierfuneral.com.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Joseph Allan Batchelder age 24 of Pierson, died Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. Joe was born February 24, 1998 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Bryan and Anne (Stephens) Batchelder. He loved nature, was a fantastic artist and very creative, enjoyed fishing and reptiles. He was a very caring person who inspired others. Surviving are his mother, Ann Batchelder; siblings, Elizabeth (Josh) Taylor, Molly Batchelder, Benjamin Batchelder, Destiny Batchelder; grandparents, Jo Ann Smith, Bill (Kathy) Batchelder, Jean Stephens; special aunt, Tammy (Dan) Longtine; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Bryan. The family will greet friends Thursday, September 1 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Memorials may be made to Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, MI 49330

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

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Ron Bowen age 74 of Sand Lake passed away on August 22, 2022 due to complications from a stroke. He was a lifelong resident of Sand Lake Michigan. He retired from Wolverine after 40 years of service/employment. He enjoyed his retirement, spending time with friends and family, bird watching, puttering around his yard and going to yard sales and auctions. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Merlyn and Irene (Dunn) Bowen; siblings, Lyndia, Bill and Fred. He is survived by his brothers, Jack and Dick; sisters, Barb and Gladys; several nieces and nephews; family and several friends. As were his wishes, there will be no service. Memorial contributions/condolences may be sent to: Ron/care of, Jack Bowen, 5916 Grosvenor, Sand Lake, MI 49343.

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Sharon Kay (Heimler) Datema entered into eternal life on Sunday, August 21st, 2022. Sharon was born to Iola (Spencer) & Fred Brinker on March 18th, 1947 in Grand Rapids, MI. Sharon worked many years for Evans Tempcon in Grand Rapids. Sharon is survived by her husband, Ron Datema; children, Chris (Don) Bazzett, Dody (Scott) Thorington, Sue (Scott) Ingerson, Dorothy (Mike) Cooper, Fred Jr. (Amy) Heimler; step-children, Mary (Frank) Long, Sandy Williams, Tim (Heidi) Datema, Matt (Stefanie) Ward, Dan Datema; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol Schantz, Mary Briggs, Joyce Graves, Iva Barresi, Kathy Perez; brother, Fred Brinker. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred Heimler; and daughter, Kathy Bakauskas. A family memorial service will be held Saturday, September 10th at the Pierson Village Hall, 190 Grand St Pierson, MI at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family wishes memorial contributions be directed to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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Pearl Byers age 85 of Sparta died Saturday, August 13, 2022 at home with her family. She was born on August 11, 1937 in Grand Rapids to Raymond and Beatrice (Hall) Crabb. Pearl was very artistic and crafty. She enjoyed painting pictures and murals, sewing for her children, camping, traveling, and canoeing. Pearl was involved in all her children’s activities as they grew up and was always involved at her church. Surviving are her loving husband of 66 years James; children, Laura (Nick) Vodry, John (Shayne Storck) Byers, Kathi Byers; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Byers; grandchildren, Samantha (Shane) Schultz, Jim Byers, Ben Byers, Emily Byers, Savannah Storck; great-grandson, Hunter Schultz; sisters, Joyce (Robert) Hosmer, Linda (Jimmy) Cooper, Suzy Latreille; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, David Byers, brother, Curt Crabb, sister, Esther Briggs. The family will greet friends 10:30 a.m. Friday August 19, until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 1200 Post Dr. NE Belmont, MI 49306. Fr. David Myers, officiating. Interment North Ensley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Spirit Episcopal Church. 

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

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Bertie (Bertha) Signor age 89 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Mission Point of Cedar Springs. She was born April 13, 1933 in Alto, MI the daughter of Jay and Dossie (Hopper) Leese. She enjoyed puzzles, cooking, working at Jody’s in Rockford and was very caring. She was very particular about her appearance and always looked sharp. As a pastor’s wife she always served the Lord and shared about him with others. Surviving are her children, Linda (Stephen) Miranda, Carol (Paul) Ploeg, Connie Miller; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Jane Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; sons, Dale Miller and Scott Signor. The family will greet friends Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Cedar Springs Baptist Church, 233 S. Main St. Cedar Springs. Pastor Mike Wittmer officiating. Interment Solon Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Springs Baptist Church.

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

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