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ROBERT H. FULLER

 

Mr. Robert H. Fuller of Cedar Springs, Michigan, aged 83, passed into his Glory on March 9, 2018, after a three-year struggle with myasthenia gravis. Robert is survived by his wife of 61½ years, Mary Lou; children, Mark Fuller, MD of Ironwood, Michigan, Scott Fuller and Barbara (Greg) Vanderkooi of Cedar Springs; grandchildren, Gabriel (Dana) Morris, Joshua Morris, Kati Fuller, Alice and Livia Fuller, Jack (Sophia Rykert) Vanderkooi, and Cheryl Vanderkooi; great-grandchildren, Madilynn and Gabrielle Morris, Kira, Laney, Jackson, and Grayson Vanderkooi; brother-in-law William (Barb) Haroff; sisters-in-law Edith (Alvin) Rector, Shirley DuBridge, and Verna (Stephen) Johnson; two special people, Megan Lewis and Beverly Harris; many loved nieces and nephews who were able to be with him during his last struggle; and his faithful companion, BUD the Pug, affectionately known as “Bob’s Ugly Dog.” He was preceded in death by his son, Kris Fuller; parents, Rev. H. Howard and Beulah Fuller; sisters Patricia Moore, Carolyn Decker, Martha Haroff; and in-laws Grant and Edna Ranney. Robert was a man of many trades during his working years. He retired as a rural mail carrier from Cedar Springs— a job he loved. He was also a member of Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church for fifty years, where he had held many positions, and loved his church family dearly. Relatives and friends may call on the family during a time of visitation from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The memorial service for Robert will be celebrated by Pastors Kim DeLong, Chuck Smith, and Thurlan Meredith at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018, at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Avenue NE, Rockford, MI 49341. There will be a one-hour visitation prior to the service at church. Those wishing to offer an expression of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to the Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Memorial Fund; or to the Mary Free Bed Foundation, 235 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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THOR N. TERHAAR

 

Thor N. TerHaar, age 54, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born July 20, 1963 in Grand Rapids to Gordon and Nancy (Kruger)TerHaar. He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon. He is survived by his daughter, Amber TerHaar; mother, Nancy Kruger; brothers, Scott TerHaar, Thad Kruger; sister, Tina Ward; several nieces, nephews and friends. As Thor had wished, cremation has taken place. A memorial service for Thor will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Cedar Creek Community Church, 2969 14 Mile Rd. Sparta, from 2-6:00 p.m. with a luncheon served from 2-4:00 p.m. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Assist the Family with Expenses.

Arrangements by Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home, Sparta

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Celebrating 3 Generations of Twin Girls

In the back row Diane Jenkins is between her two twins, Terri (Jenkins) Roskamp (L)  and Tammy (Jenkins) Metzger (R). The middle row has Tammy’s twins Andrea Metzger (L) and Allison (Metzger) Ream (R). Celebrating their 1st birthday are Allison’s twins Natalie (L) and Adalyn Ream (R).

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LUKE L. VINCENT JR.

Luke L. Vincent Jr. age 81 of Cedar Springs, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in Grand Rapids. Luke was born October 16, 1936, the son of Luke Lee Vincent Sr. and Goldie Bell (VanMeter) Vincent. He is survived by his children, Luke III (June); Sonia (Lindsay) Carpenter; Star (Vern) TenHarmsel; Sally Miller; Clarence (Barbie) and Becky Vincent; 11 grandchildren, Luke IV, Kelby, Brandie (David), Thomas, Nick (Caitlyn), Corey (Kate), Tara (William), Toni, Marie, Charles, Dakota; 11 great-grandchildren, Kendra, Tatiana, Ariana, Brooke, Zyana, Owen, Mayleigh, Tommy Jr., Grace, Morgan and Rozalyn; 3 sisters; special friend, Lucille and her daughters, Dawn (Mark), Diane and Micky; grandchildren, Christina, Anthony, Andrew, Marie and Rick; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wives, Dorothy and Dixie Vincent; son; Scott Randall Vincent and 5 brothers. A memorial service will be held at the Cedar Springs American Legion on Monday at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow.

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

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LANNY D. GILLESPIE

 

Lanny D. Gillespie age 71 of Cedar Springs, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at his home. Lanny was born August 31, 1946 in Cedar Springs, Michigan the son of Raymond and Thelma (Tisdel) Gillespie. Lanny worked at Keeler Brass for 20 years and then had his own lawn care business. He is survived by his siblings, Colleen (Dale) Thurston, Ed (Nancy) Gillespie, Deb (Bruce Duncan) Merlington and Diane (Ed) Sipka; special “sister”, Joan Weinrich; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and his favorite companion dog, Harley. He was preceded by his parents; brothers, Leonard & Raymond Jr. Gillespie and sister, Darlene St. John. The family will receive friends Friday noon until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, Pastor Cindi Greene officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Michigan.

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

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JOANN C. ADAMS

JoAnn C. Adams age 84 of Cedar Springs, died Monday, March 5, 2018 at Metron of Cedar Springs. JoAnn was born June 2, 1933 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of J.C. & Charlotte (Jones) Overly. She was a dollmaker and owned her own store. She is survived by her children, Jacqueline (Rick) Ransom, Barbara (Mike) Grutter, Brian (Mary) Adams; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and sister, Bonnie Moquet. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene and son, Jonathan. An Open House to receive friends will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. at Mike and Barb Grutter’s home, 14070 Myers Lake, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2944 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505. 

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

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WAYNE A. WILLIAMS

Wayne A. Williams age 71 of Cedar Springs, died Thursday, March 1, 2018 at his home. Wayne was born July 23, 1946 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Wayne and Barbara (Fenton) Williams. He worked 40 years for Lear Siegler, (Smith Industries) retiring on January 1, 2006. Music was his heart and soul and he liked and played all genre of music. He enjoyed spending time in nature and after retirement his hobbies included woodworking and gardening. He had many diverse interests. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Ann Marie (Misner); children, Donald (Laura) Williams, Wayne Patrick (Tammy) Williams, Kristen (Duncan) Gervin; grandchildren, Ashley, Sommer, RayLee, Hannah, Avry, Lily, Dillon, Dakota, Jafar and Chandra; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Misner; in-laws, Bill (Karen) Misner, Dennis (Colleen) Misner, Rod (Tracy) Misner. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Shelly Rothley; father-in-law, Rod Misner. The visitation and service was held Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Dr. Ron Pluene officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice or American Cancer Society.

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

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Thank you

Thank you for all the kind cards, words, food and prayers. Also the memorials to Pine Rest in memory of Jeff Rogers.

Nancy & Dick Jackson

Dennis & Jenny Rogers

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Thank you

The family of Nancy See would like to thank the American Legion Glen Hill Post 287 and the community for all their love and support.

James See

Debra Hanson

Dawn R. Smith

David Smith

Patrick See

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THEODORE ADAM HILL

Adam and Amber Hill of Sand Lake are proud to announce Theodore Adam Hill has arrived. He was born February 21, 2018 at 8 pounds and 21 inches. 

Grandparents are Bruce and Debbra Hill of Sand Lake and Doug and Char Allen of Rockford.

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