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Janet L. Quackenbush

C-OBIT-quackenbush Janet L. Quackenbush, 80 of Sand Lake, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. Janet was born October 6, 1934 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Kenneth and Leona (Barret) Swartz. She enjoyed working part time at Sand Lake Foods and socializing with the customers. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Surviving are her children, Timothy (June) Quackenbush, Robin (Bryan) Parlmer, Jill (John) Rempalski; 8 grandchildren, Cody, Janet, Jennifer, Melanie, Amber, Julie, Courtney, Bobbie Jo; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Joyce Peckham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold in 2001; brother, Donald Swartz; sister, Darlene Batchelder. The family greeted friends Wednesday at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home where services were held Thursday, April 16. Pastor Steve Lindeman officiating. Interment Sand Lake Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sand Lake Fire Department.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home

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PATRICIA LENNOX WEAVER

 

C-obit-WeaverSeptember 7, 1956 – March 26, 2015

Please join family and friends of Patricia Lennox Weaver as we gather in a celebration of life, Saturday April 4th at 11:30am. Patty has not only blessed us with the memory of her mischievous smile and laughter, but also her loving family, Tom Sanders, Vallerie Merlington (Ross Merlington), John Weaver (Jenny Weaver), Amy Weaver, 8 grandchildren, and husband Darrell Weaver.

“Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us” – Meister Eckhart

Memorial to be held at the North Kent Community Church, 1480 Indian Lakes Rd. NE Sparta 49354.

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Myrtle Leona Powell

Myrtle Leona Powell, age 94, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 with family by her side. Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Philip E. Powell in 2003. Myrtle will be lovingly remembered by her children, Lawrence & Janet Powell, Pat & Robert Stone, Connie & Loren Bass; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; several in-laws, nieces and nephews; many cherished friends and neighbors. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Leonard Meyer officiating. Interment Solon Township Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Heartland Hospice of Michigan. www.hesselcheslek.com

Arrangements by Hessel Cheslek Funeral Home, Sparta.

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LOIS JEAN HOLTON

 

Lois Jean Holton went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, March 19, 2015. She was born June 15, 1924 in Cedar Springs, Michigan to George and Alice (Sprague) Looman. She graduated from Cedar Springs High School in 1942. She was married to Keith Holton on August 24, 1944 by Keith’s father, the Rev. Peter Holton. Lois is survived by her three daughters, Georgia (John) Mareska of LaPorte, Indiana, Doreen (Barry) Chapman of Mason, Michigan, and Alice (Martin) Cottle of Sault Ste. Marie; sisters-in-law, Jeanie Looman of Long Beach, California, Lois Larson of Cedar Springs, Michigan, Glenna Thompson of Naples, Florida; brothers-in-law, Truman Hinton of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Earl (Donnalee) Holton of Grand Rapids, Michigan; cousins Jerry and Donna Wilcox of the Sault, and a special niece, Sandra Simmons of Cedar Springs. She is also survived by four grandchildren; Joshua Mareska, Jeremy Mareska,  Robert Vincent and Tamara Chapman, three great grandchilren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service was held on Wednesday March 25 at the First United Presbyterian Church with Pastor Mark Gabbard officiating.

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HENDRIK J. SCHRIEVER

C-obit-schriever-webHendrik J. Schriever, 80 of Cedar Springs passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 and is now resting in the arms of Jesus. He was born August 15, 1934 in Bosward, Netherlands the son of Hendrick and Marie (Brands) Schriever. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 – 1959. He was a welder and steel worker for 60 years working for Haven Bursh, Valley City Sign, Couturier Iron Craft, and Industrial Resources. He had been a deacon and elder at Pioneer CRC in the 1990’s. Surviving are his wife, Geraldine “Gerri” whom he married on June 3, 1960; daughter, Loriann Meno; grandchildren, Stacie (Ken) Aalsburg, Tiffany Meno, Matt Cowling; brothers and sisters in the Netherlands, Bert, John, Nuy, Willameana, and Rieka; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Scott; two granddaughters, April and Emily; and two sisters. The family will greet friends Friday from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at Rockford Springs Community Church. Pastor David Vander Meer officiating. Interment Blythefield Memory Gardens, Belmont. Memorial contributions may be made to Rockford Springs Community Church.

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

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DENNIS E. SOSNOWSKI

C-obit-sosnowski-webDennis E. Sosnowski, 70, of Cedar Springs, was called to his heavenly home on Monday, March 16, 2015. Dennis was born May 23, 1944 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Stanley and Rosemary (Huckleberry) Sosnowski. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, family outings, cooking and watching TV. Surviving are his wife, Vivian; children, Scott (Lisa), Rick (Lynda), Jeff (Welarchie), Angela and fiance, Walt Honeycutt; grandchildren, Jennifer, Amanda, Marica (Zach), Cody, Michael, Haley, Wyatt, Ashley (Mike), and Tyler; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Pat (Dawn) VerDuin; sister, Jill (David) Mancewicz. The family will greet friends Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The funeral service will take place Saturday 11:00 am at Rockford Springs Community Church. Pastor David VanderMeer officiating. Interment East Nelson Cemetery. Memorials to Children’s International or Love a Child.

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

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DOUGLAS DEAN TOMSON

10 C obit TomsonDouglas Dean Tomson, age 61, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, March 2, 2015. He served his country during Vietnam in the U.S.Navy for 1972 until 1976. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl D; brothers, Martin and Randy. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Crystal Tomson and Jason Grindle; son, Joseph Burns; his mother, Donna Mae Tomson; Crystal’s Mother, Connie Burns; sister in law, Rebecca and Steve Bradley; several cousins, nieces, and nephews; life long friend, Jerry Clock. As Douglas had wished, cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will take place at the Sparta Moose Lodge on Saturday, March 14, 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to The Clock Children’s Hunting Camp.

Arrangements by Hessel Cheslek Funeral Home, Sparta, www.hesselcheslek.com

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Charlotte Ann Rogalewski

Rogalewski, Charlotte OBITMrs. Charlotte Ann Rogalewski of Sand Lake, Michigan, age 96, passed away in the comfort of her home and into the arms of her Lord and Savior on the evening of Saturday, March 7, 2015. She was born to John and Margaret (Allen) Smith, in their home in Hinton Township, Michigan on Monday, October 8, 1918, and had been a life-long resident of the area. Charlotte lived a long, joy-filled life, always surrounding herself with loving family and friends. She was a remarkable woman with many talents and a strong undying faith and love toward her family and her Lord. Charlotte and her husband John were business owners, operating several small businesses in the Cedar Springs area, most notably the Kent Theater on Main Street, which was a great joy for their children. They were also very instrumental in making the Cedar Springs Museum and Historical Society what it is today. Charlotte even held a seat in Solon Township as Treasurer for several years. Charlotte showed her love for life in many ways and shared that love with everyone she knew. She was artistically inclined and incredibly talented as a prolific quilter and oil painter. She was also quite a master chef, always sharing with family and friends, her love of homemade soups and bread. Charlotte loved to garden as well, growing the most beautiful flowers with her exceptional green thumb. She could hardly wait every year for the snow to leave, so she could get her hands in the dirt. She was truly altruistic, always caring and giving to others. Charlotte was a loving and devoted wife, wonderful mother, dear friend and sister, and proud grandmother; the best anyone could ever ask for. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all those who knew her. Charlotte is survived by her beloved children, Dennis (Mary Ann) Rogalewski, John (Kathryn) Rogalewski, Dorothy Koop, and Nancy (Gordon) Rogalewski-May; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Briggs; brother Edward (Laura) Smith; sister-in-law Margaret Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband John D. Rogalewski; infant daughter Collette E. Rogalewski; and granddaughter Deborah Rogalewski. There will be a time of visitation from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service for Charlotte will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Pederson Funeral Home. Chaplain Vern Bareman will be officiating. There will also be a one hour visitation prior to the service. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution in memory of Charlotte to the Cedar Springs Museum and Historical Society, P.O. Box 296, Cedar Springs, MI 49319-0296.
Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home
www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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SUSAN W. CADWELL

 

C-obit-Cadwell-webSusan W. Cadwell, 64 of Sand Lake, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at her home. Susan was born September 17, 1950 in Sparta, Michigan, the daughter of Lester and Doris (Line) Cadwell. She had worked at Trini’s in Sparta as a waitress. She was a good mother and sister and had a great love for her grandchildren. Surviving are her son, Jason (Pamela) Cadwell; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sister, Julie (Ray) Bush. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Amy and a sister, Cher Whitesell. A memorial visitation and luncheon will be held Saturday, March 7 from 1-3 p.m. at Cedar Creek Community Church, 2969 14 Mile Road in Sparta.

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

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MAXINE LOUISE POWELL

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Mrs. Maxine Louise Powell of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 90, passed away in the comfort of her home and into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 1, 2015. She was born to Howard and Emma (Fisk) Kilts in Solon Township, on Sunday, November 16, 1924 and had been a life-long resident of the area. As a homemaker, the most honorable profession, Maxine raised her family traditionally. She always enjoyed being near her family, providing and caring for them. Her wonderful homemade desserts, would surely keep them close. In her free time, she enjoyed reading country cooking and decorating magazines and was a dedicated Detroit Tigers fan. Maxine was a loving and devoted wife, wonderful mother, and the best grandmother anyone could ask for. Her faith was strong as well and important to her. She was a long-time member of Cedar Creek Church. Maxine is survived by her wonderful and beloved husband of sixty-nine years, Russell Powell; loving children Steve (Cindy) Powell, Linda (Chuck) Minker, Christine (Ross) Robinson, James (Cindy) Powell, David (Vicki) Powell, and Michael Powell; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; brother Walter Kilts; sister Barbara Jean Wainright; sister-in-laws Betty and Lois Kilts; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandchildren Jamie and Jacob Powell; brothers Lavern and Norm Kilts; brother-in-law Jack Wainright; and sister-in-law Dorothy Kilts. A time of visitation was held from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service for Maxine was celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Pederson Funeral Home. Rev. Richard Nichols will be officiating. Interment will be at Algoma Township Cemetery.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home

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