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BETTY JANE PATTERSON

 

Betty Jane Patterson 94, of Rockford, Michigan died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Metron of Belding. Betty was born February 14, 1923 in Coral, Michigan the daughter of Gaylor & Elsie (Zenk) Lytle. She is survived by her children, Shirley DeYoung and Sandra Frandsen; grandchildren, Paul (Tiff) DeYoung, Cory (Charleigh) Frandsen, Andrea (Michael) VanSetters, Austin (Amber) Frandsen; great-granddaughter, Ashtynn and a great-grandson on the way. She was preceded in death by her husband Carroll in 1997; brothers, Alfred “Al” Lytle and Bruce Rasmussen and son-in-law, Tom DeYoung. The family will greet friends Sunday 2-4 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service will be Monday 10 a.m. at the Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church. Pastors Kim DeLong and Chuck Smith officiating. Interment Courtland Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church.

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

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RENAE LYNN HEISS

Renae Lynn Heiss, 31 of Cedar Springs, died Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Renae was born August 30, 1986 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of Roy Heiss and Loraine Cope. She enjoyed reading, writing, flowers and living on the farm. She was a very happy, social and caring person and loved being a mother. Surviving are her husband, Juan Perez Jr; children, Alanah Ann Alvarez, Juan Perez Jr, Elias Ezayelle Perez; father, Roy (Alesia) Heiss; mother, Loraine Heiss; brothers, Joshua Heiss, Tyrell (Stephanie) Heiss, twin, Ryan (Miriam) Heiss; nieces and nephews. Visitation and services were held Tuesday, Sept. 5th at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Interment Crandall Cemetery, Ensley Township. Memorial contributions may be made to a fund for her children at Choice One Bank.

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

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DORIS SHELER

Doris Sheler, age 90, of Kentwood, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Doris was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert; son Keith; son-in-law, John Hudson; parents, Arlo M. and Anna Monschein; three sisters and one brother, and their spouses. Doris will be lovingly remembered by her children, Kirk (Barb) Sheler, Penny Hudson, Theodore “Ted” Sheler, Sally (Timothy) Becker; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will greet visitors on Saturday, September 2, from 10 – 11 a.m. at Stroo Funeral Home, where the service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Grandville Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stroo Funeral Home, Grand Rapids

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SUSAN L. WHITNEY

Susan L. Whitney 61 of Rockford, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 27, 2017. Susan was born January 25, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Ted and Betty (Newnom) Green. She was a hair stylist at the Hair Craft Company in Cedar Springs for over 25 years. She had a love and zest for life that included her family and grandchildren, holidays and vacations. She was a very positive and generous person with an awesome smile. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Surviving are her husband, Ken; children, Michelle (Joe) Murdoch, Paul Cox; stepdaughter, Leslie (Josh) Lillie; grandchildren, BreAnne, Seth, Bernadette, Sullivan, Christopher, Kevin, Ike, Ian, Asher and Grace; one great-grandson, Oliver; mother, Betty Fath and Earl Fath; sisters, Diane (Jeff) Piatt, Julie (Wayne) Kwiatkowski; parents-in-law, Don (Eleanor) Whitney; many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father; son, Christopher Cox; and granddaughter, Halee. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be held Friday 11:00 a.m. Visitation on Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pastor John Frye officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to fund for her grandchildren’s education, Christopher and Kevin Cox at any Independent Bank.

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

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FLOYD EDWARD CHAMBERLAIN

Floyd “Floydie” Edward Chamberlain age 54 of Cedar Springs passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Meijer Heart Center-Butterworth Hospital. He was born January 23, 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia to Clare E. and Janice (Heckart) Chamberlain. Floydie was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed, hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family and friends. He worked for over 25 years at Irwin Seating. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Clare and a sister Suzanne Casey. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Angie; mother, Janice; son and daughter, Hunter and Ally; brothers, Bruce (Becky) Chamberlain and Jeff Guzman; sister, Pam Deshano; father & mother-in-law, Paul and Jauana Hoskins; brother-in-law, Dale Hoskins; aunt and uncle, Nan and Dick Heckart; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family received friends Tuesday, August 29th at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Visitation continued on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Rivertown Funeral Chapel in Kawkawlin where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 12 noon. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

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C. MICHAEL SHIERY

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Please Note: The Memorial Service for Jeffrey L. Shick has been changed. It will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Sand Lake.

C. Michael Shiery, age 69, of Adrian, Michigan passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at his son’s home. He was born in Denison, Iowa the son of Rev. Charles Melvin and Dorothy A. (Petersen) Shiery. He was an excellent accountant and worked in a wide-ranging variety of financial institutions, including Housing Mortgage Corporation, Mellon Bank, First National Bank, and Calumet Securities Corporation, often filling the role of Executive Vice President or Chief Financial Officer. For several years he worked for the FDIC helping to straighten out savings and loan associations that had failed. In later life he worked as a consultant for Corvus Group, Watkins Consulting Group, and Garcia & Ortiz. Michael loved to travel, and career responsibilities as well as vacation times enabled him to visit most of the states in the mainland of the United States. He was an ardent Christian, passionate patriot, loving husband, and a proud father and grandfather. His principles and convictions were inviolable, his character uncompromised, his generosity consistent, his love unfailing. His interest in American history was unsurpassed, his passion for cooking and baking legendary, his pride in his family and their heritage unquenched. His kindness to people was noted by many, as was his ability to make Christmas truly the most wonderful time of the year a reality for everyone around him. Above all, he loved God, served Him whole-heartedly, and lived for the day when Heaven would become reality. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Karen; mother, Dorothy Shiery; son, Michael (Evie) Shiery and their children, Evie Marie and Zane; daughter, Karalynne (Jason) Watters and their children, Katie, Chandler and Michaella; a sister, Debby (Eldon) Mahan; brothers, Charles Shiery and James (Linda) Shiery; special neighbors, Rob (Jackie) Clark; his beloved cat, Sam and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin and a sister, Kathy Shiery. The funeral was Saturday, August 19th at the Pilgrim Bible Church in Cedar Springs. Memorials to Spectrum Health Hospice.

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

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LLOYD RAYMOND HANSEN

 

Lloyd Raymond Hansen, beloved and loving husband of Beth Allison Hansen for 72 years. Father of four loving children: John (Joyce); Beth (Ray); Thomas (Paula); David and former wife, Teresa. He also leaves eleven beloved grandchildren: James, Jeffrey, Katrina, Anthony, Roy, Crista, David, Lloyd, Michelle, Andrew and Matthew. A granddaughter, Tamara, is already in Heaven to greet him. He also leaves two brothers, Russell and Winton, and two sisters, Eda Fae and Marda. Four siblings have passed on: Mildred, Loren, Elwood and Paul. Many other relatives mourn his leaving. Lloyd was ordained a minister in 1949. He served faithfully in several churches, both Evangelical United Brethern and United Methodist. His faith took him to Africa where he served three years in Zambia and after retirement served one year in Puerto Rico at a Seminary. He served as interim pastor at several churches after retirement for short periods of time. In 1995 he and his wife moved into Clark Retirement Community. He organized and ran an in-house TV channel for about 15 years. He also taught residents how to make stained glass ornaments and sun-catchers. He also was a great help to the “Clark Artists” by matting and framing their paintings. He made himself available to helping others in many capacities. He was in the nursing center at Clark for about four months before passing. The Benevolent Fund at Clark Community would be happy to receive any donations in his honor. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 2 at 2 p.m. at Clark Memorial Chapel where friends may visit with his family beginning at 1 p.m. To sign his guestbook, or to share a favorite memory, visit www.lifestorynet.com

Arrangements by Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, Grand Rapids

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Jennie Mae Ringler-Holton

 

Jennie Mae Ringler-Holton, 97, of Morley, passed away on August 16, 2017 in Cedar Springs, Michigan.  She was born on January 4, 1920 to Henry and Marvella (Craigmyle) Wilson in Woodville, Michigan. On November 13, 1937 she married Floyd Ringler in Kalamazoo, Michigan and was a loving homemaker.  Jennie is survived by two daughters: Wanda Carlson of Jenison, Leatha Francis of Dorr; two sons: Hal (Karen) Ringler of Cedar Springs, Dale (Cheryl) Ringler of Morley; son-in-law Keith Sherman of Morley; 19 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Wesley Ringler, daughter Joyce Sherman, and son Lyle Ringler and his wife Patsy.  Visitation will be held Friday, August 18, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, funeral services on Saturday, August 19, 2017, 11:00 all at the Fields-McKinley Funeral and Cremation Services Newaygo Chapel.  Burial will take place in the Big Prairie-Everett Cemetery.  Please share your memories of Jennie online at www.fieldsmckinley.com.

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CHRISTOPHER DAVID COX

Christopher David Cox age 45 passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at his home in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Chris was born July 21, 1972 in Manchester, New Hampshire but grew up in Sand Lake, Michigan. He always had a smile on his face. He loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time hunting and fishing. He also loved playing the guitar. He loved all children but especially his sons, nieces, and nephews. Chris was the greatest son, dad, brother and grandson you could ever ask for and will be deeply missed by his family. Chris is survived by his sons, Christopher and Kevin; mother, Susan (Ken) Whitney; father, Bruce (Maureen) Cox; sister, Michelle (Joe) Murdoch; brother, Paul Cox; step sister, Leslie (Josh) Lille-Whitney; grandparents, Carol Cox, Betty Fath and Earl Fath; nieces and nephews, BreAnne, Seth, Bernadette (Naddy), Sullivan, Ike, Ian, and Asher; great nephew, Oliver; special friend Sharon Kahn; the Faylor family; so many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Virgil Cox and Ted Green; grandmother, Arlene Eden; great-grandmother, Evelyn Cox; niece, Halee. The family will meet with friends Friday 11a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to his sons for their education at any Independent Bank.

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

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MAX EDWIN HOVEN

Max Edwin Hoven, 87, passed away July 18, 2017 in California. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lois (Lee); his 6 children, Max (Bobbi) Hoven, Marcia Chase, Dan (Gayle) Hoven, Cindy (John) Karafa, Terry Hoven, Michael (Kelly) Hoven; 3 step-children, Sher Gustafson, Rick (Tammy) Roehl, Julie (Heinz) Strahl; 28 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren; sister Margene Swanson; brother Hugh (Connie) Hoven. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 26, at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. at 4:00 p.m.

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