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February 13, 1969 – January 27, 2017

Our hearts are still hurting

but know you are not alone.

The good Lord now has you

in his home.

We will later be together 

as an entire family.

Until that time,

we continuously think of you &

all the great memories we love of you!

Love, Mom-Dad,

sisters, daughters, 

son, grandson, 


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In Loving Memory

Michael Anthony Sanderson sr. 

June 8, 1956 to January 19, 2000

Rayburn Sanderson 

August 23, 1936 to April 27, 2015

You were both very loving and caring fathers who were always there and will always be in our hearts. We love you and miss you dad and grandpa – always. 

Love, Michael Jr., 

Jeanette, Jeremy, and Jill

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May 3, 1944 – January 17, 2016

Goodbyes are not forever

Goodbyes are not the end

They simply mean, I’ll miss you

Until we meet again.

Love, Jill, 

Nancy, Cindy, 

Jasmyn, Cheyenne, 

Jeremiah, Jaxon

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Joel E. Kinsey age 20 of Sand Lake, died Thursday, January 4, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Joel was born November 2, 1997 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Jerry and Nicole (Frahm) Kinsey. He was a 2016 graduate of Tri-County High School and was presently serving as a LCpl in the U.S. Marines. He enjoyed hunting with his dogs and fishing. He loved chocolate and had a huge sweet tooth. Surviving are his mother, Nicole (Fernando Bernal) Kinsey; father, Jerry Kinsey; sisters, Naomi (Corey) Wesche, Jordan Kinsey, Sophia Bernal; brothers, Nickolas Kinsey, Ezra Kinsey; special friend, Brianna Hesselink; and extended family. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be held Friday 10:00 a.m. Pastor Chuck Smith officiating. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sand Lake. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health NICU.

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

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Aaron Lee Dault age 23 of Cedar Springs, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Aaron was born January 3, 1995 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Dean and Kara (Wiles) Dault. He was a 2013 graduate of Cedar Springs High School and was finishing his bachelor degree at Ferris State University. He loved being with his family and friends, playing soccer and his guitar. He was a genuine, kind-hearted and humble young man who will be deeply missed by many. Aaron was involved at his church, St. John Paul II where he was adored by the parishioners and everyone he met. He will be remembered for his million dollar smile holding the door open and saying “hi” to the people as they came for Mass. Surviving are his parents, Dean and Kara Dault; brother and sisters, Luke, Grace and Sophia; grandparents, Sue Dault, Sue and Bruce Cadwell, and Diana Wiles; great-grandmothers, Ann Wiles and Barb Herrington; aunts and uncles, Deb (Tom) Kies, Dano (Carrie) Dault, Tricia (Dwight) Perkin, Lindsey Wiles, Tyler Wiles, Jenna Wiles, Carrie (Brandon) Covington, Cory (Tina) Cadwell, Erin (Jim) Carter, Erica Purcell, Kim Bolens; many cousins and many many special friends. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Lee Dault and Doyle Wiles. The family greeted friends Wednesday, January 10 at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 3110 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m. at church. Rev. Fr. Lam Le celebrant. Interment St. Margaret’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Paul II Capital Campaign. 

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

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Rev. Chadrick Brown

Solon Center Wesleyan Church

15671 Algoma Ave NE, Cedar Springs, MI 49319


It’s hard to believe that we find ourselves in another New Year. Congratulations… you made it! The problems of last year are over and we can look to this New Year with great optimism. Yeah, but wait a second. Is that really true? Do all we need is more optimism and the problems will go away? Well, before we start celebrating again, let me tell you what some old preacher once told me about problems. The old preacher said, “I’ve got problems, you’ve got problems. All God’s children got problems.” Now that is a profound statement. Isn’t that true? It’s called “Welcome to the human race!” And do you know what?  I hate to be the kill joy, but in this New Year, it doesn’t matter how much optimism you may muster up, you’re still going to have problems to face. The issue, then, is not whether we’ll have problems, but how we’ll handle them.

I love what Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote. Listen to what she said: “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, until it seems as though you cannot hang on a minute longer, never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” 

Did you hear that? Did you really read that? She said, “…never give up…” Now that is some great advice, isn’t it? I think many of us give up too quickly when the solution to our problem was right there, ready to be discovered and enjoyed. 

God’s Word tells us in Philippians 4:14 this powerful truth. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” So, let’s break this scripture down a bit. Where do I get the strength? I get the strength from Jesus Christ. What do I get that strength for? To do all things. My friends, it’s not in our own strength that will get us through the difficulties of life. It’s in and through His strength, which is ours for the asking.

Are you struggling today with a problem? Are you tired? Then take a moment right now and ask Jesus to give you the strength to do whatever it takes to overcome that problem. I promise you this, He will answer you as you surrender your life to Him. And my friend… never give up. 

So, in this New Year, let’s not be surprised by the problems, but let’s surprise the problems in how we handle them.

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Richard M. Reed Sr.

In loving memory

Richard M. Reed Sr.

October 9, 1933-January 4, 2004

Not how did he die, but how did he live?

Not what did he gain, but what did he give?

These are the units to measure the worth

Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

Not, what was his church, nor what was his creed?

But had he befriended those really in need?

Was he ever ready, with word of good cheer,

To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say,

But how many were sorry when he passed away?

It’s been 14 years, but we still miss you

 and think of you everyday.

Love, your family

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Janet Wilson


Janet Wilson age 79 of Coral passed away January 3, 2018 at Spectrum Butterworth.  She was born December 10, 1938 in Chesaning, Michigan the daughter of Frederick and Alice (Weighman) Gould.  During her working years she worked in the factory as well as being a C.N.A. She was a very loving mother and grandmother.  Janet enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, watching nascar, puzzles and her Dog Bella. Surviving are her children, Cindy (Bill) Pease of Big Rapids, Kirk (Melody) of Coral, Paul of Coral, Scott (Kimberly) of Sand Lake, Joy (Calvin) Alverson of Howard City; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Jo Beek of Mio; a sister-in-law, Barbara Gould of Fenton; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Hildreth; son Hildreth (Jack); one grandchild F.C. and 14 brothers and sisters. Funeral services took place on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Heckman Funeral Home with Pastor Frank Taylor officiating with burial in the Hillside Cemetery in Entrican.   The family greeted friends on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and prior to services on Monday.   

Arrangements by Heckman Funeral Home, Howard City. 

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On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Wanda Reyburn, formerly of Cedar Springs, put a period on the end of a life well lived. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband Howard in 2002. Wanda is survived by her daughters Nancy Kingsbury, Bonnie (Larry) Leshan, Susan (Paul) Gibson, sons Larry (Debra), Rick (Dina), 23 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, sister Hazel Bonser, brother Gerald (Linda) Clapp. As Wanda wished, her body has been donated to the University of Michigan Department of Medical Science. Memorial services will be held at a date yet to be determined.

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Andrew Lee Petrie, 77 of Gowen died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Spectrum Health – Butterworth Campus. He was born July 11, 1940 in Greenville, Michigan the son of George and Beatrice (Jewett) Petrie. He retired from Frigidaire in Greenville. He enjoyed working on cars and selling them and playing cribbage. Surviving are his children, Tami Petrie, Andrew Petrie II and Loretta Hawley; six grandchildren; sister, Darlene Cunningham. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce and five brothers. A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, January 14th from 1-4 p.m. at the Harvard Tavern, 12607 Harvard Avenue, Cedar Springs. Interment will take place in the Spring next to his wife at Seaman Cemetery, Casnovia. 

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

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