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The family of Justin Ryan Holloway would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, love, kindness and support given to us through the loss of our beloved Justin. Special thanks to Pastor Beasinger and the Pierson Bible Church, the American Legion #287 and Mary Goller-Kilts for the wonderful luncheon, and Kevin Pike of Bliss Witters & Pike Funeral Home.

With love,

The Robinson & Holloway families

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M. MAXINE KORCAL


M. Maxine Korcal 94 of Bad Axe, formerly of Cedar Springs, died Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Bad Axe. Maxine was born July 21, 1919 in Cedar Springs, Michigan the daughter of Clair and Myrtie (Peterson) Beach. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and adored her family. Surviving are her daughter, Pat (Bart) Hartson; son-in-law, Vernon Rounds; grandchildren, Tim (Jody) Hartson, Todd Hartson, Mike (Leslie) Rounds, Mindy (Scott) Rambo; great grandchildren, Brady, Caitlin, Ashlin, Jerry, Brian, Courtney, Carly, Michael, Melissa, Tyler; great great grandsons, Louis and Dylan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund and a daughter, Julie Rounds. The family will greet friends Thursday, June 5 from 12 noon until time of service at 1:00 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastor Chuck Smith officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs.

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

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JUSTIN R. HOLLOWAY


Justin R. Holloway 31 of Pierson, died Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. Justin was born September 19, 1982 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He enjoyed spending time up north at the cabin and time with his friends. Justin had a good sense of humor. He was an organ donor and was able to save numerous people through Gift of Life. Surviving are his wife, Nicole; children, Kaedyn, Kielyn, Keesyn; loving parents, Gerald “Joe” and Connie Robinson; sisters, KaseyJo Robinson, Ashley Nicole Robinson; half brother, Nicky Galindez; half sisters, Tiana Delgado, Sara Atkinson; parents-in-law, Randy and Jane Nielsen; sisters-in-law, Heather Nielsen, Alicia Nielsen; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will greet friends Thursday from 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, where services will be held at Friday at 11:00 am. Pastor Garry Beasinger officiating. Private interment Pierson Cemetery.

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Donna J. Cloud


Donna J. Cloud, 70 of Cedar Springs, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at her home. Donna was born May 19, 1944 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of Kenneth and Louise (Dykman) VanDyke. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband, George whom she married on Nov. 3, 1964; sons, Joseph Cloud and Jeffrey Cloud; grandchildren, Laura, Hannah and Olivia; brother, Kenneth (Jackie) VanDyke; many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 5 at 12 noon at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 4714 13 Mile Road, Rockford with a luncheon to follow. Pastor Kevin Reed officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

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Makoto Kamekawa


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Makoto Kamekawa 81 of Sand Lake, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at his home. Makoto was born December 3, 1932 in Yokosuka, Japan the son of Yorozu and Toyo (Osada) Kamekawa. He graduated from Yokosuka Technical High School in Japan and had studied at Illinois Institute of Technology Graduate School. He was an original member of the design team for Toyota Sports 800 and other Toyota cars. He had won numerous awards for all sorts of designs. Surviving are his wife, Fumiko whom he married on Nov. 3, 1956; daughter, Yuko Roberts; grandchildren, Amber, Matthew, Ariel, Melody, April and Noah Roberts; sister, Yoko Saito. Private family services will be held.

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

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DANIEL A MARVIN


Daniel A. Marvin 57 went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 23, 2014. Daniel was born April 18, 1957 in Kalamazoo, Michigan the son of Donald and Ruth (Piper) Marvin. Surviving are his sons, Ben (Maryellen) Marvin, Steve (Patty) Marvin; father, Don (Linda) Marvin; brothers, Dave (Jeannie) Marvin, Tim (Bonnie) Marvin, Tom Marvin, Jon Marvin, Jody (Tina) Marvin; 2 grandchildren, James & EmmaLee; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Nichols. The family will greet friends Saturday, May 31 from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, 233 S. Main, Cedar Springs. Pastor Gene Hawkins officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to GLC Hope Ministries, 1015 E. Washington St., Greenville, MI 48838.

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

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Lyle R. “Rusty” Martin


EPSON scanner imageLyle R. “Rusty” Martin, 87 of Cedar Springs, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at his home. He was born October 23, 1926 in Lansing, Michigan the son of Russell and Katie Martin. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He had co-owned an auto supply store in Cedar Springs. Surviving are his wife, Doris; children, Carolyn (Bob) Schaefer, Tom Martin; stepchildren, Amy (Dan) Rothwell, Scott (Doris) French; grandchildren, Heather (Mike) Zoerhoff, Ryan (Sarah) Schaefer, Katie O’Brien, Joe and Danny Rothwell, Tyler, Tom and Tori French; great grandchildren, Ella, Michael, Taylor, Lexie, Aela, Max, Taylor, Amber and Nathan; brother, Wayne (Rosemary) Martin; sister, Alice (Leo) Gray; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and a daughter, Lynda. The family will greet friends Saturday from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastor Herb VanderBilt officiating. Interment with military honors at East Nelson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Nelson United Methodist Church or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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

 

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Carroll Shelby Graves


C-OBIT-GravesCarroll Shelby Graves passed away at his home in Cedar Springs, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  Carroll was born on December 12, 1935, in Rockford, MI the son of Shelby Leigh and Floy Althea (Hammer) Graves.  He will be sadly missed by his children:  Debra Slates (Stanley) of New Era; Deanna Saut (Randy) of Claysville, PA; Pamela Benedict (Randall) of Cedar Springs; Douglas Graves (Ellen) of Grand Rapids; Patricia Miller (Roger) of Sparta; Denise Collins (Paul) of Sand Lake; Melissa Hekkema (Mike) of Norton Shores; and Denise Graves of Sand Lake.  He will also be sadly missed by his 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, his sister Shirley Grover, and his long-time companion, Patricia Thome.  Carroll was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Suzanne (Baribeau); and his sons Timothy Graves and Mark Graves. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. Carroll was a tool and die maker, and retired in 2000.  He spent many years serving his church, Mary Queen of Apostles in Sand Lake, and his community.  As a young man he was active with the Rockford Jaycees and was the Rockford Scout Master.  He was involved with the Rogue River Art Association.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 32 years, attaining the level of 4th Degree, serving for many terms as the Grand Knight, and also as the District Deputy.  Carroll very much enjoyed boating, fishing, camping, traveling, oil painting, and spending time with his large family. The family received friends Friday, April 4 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday at Mary Queen of Apostles, Sand Lake. Rev. Fr. Lam Le celebrant. Interment Rockford Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Marines. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Huntington’s Disease Society of Western Michigan.

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

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Arlene L. Remmelts


Arlene L. Remmelts, 69 of Cedar Springs, died Sunday, March 30, 2014 at her home. Arlene was born July 11, 1944 in Romulus, MI the daughter of George and Bernice (Middleton) Loughin. She had worked for VanderHyde Ford retiring in 2006. Surviving are her children, Rod Remmelts, Roger (Virginia) Remmelts; grandchildren, Blake and Avery; sisters, Minnia Hanes, Beverly Reusser; sisters-in-law, Beverly Emmorey, Mary Gallup, and Ellie Barlow. The family would like a special thanks to her caregivers, Caroline Bartlette and Carol Rowe. Visitation will be Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where services will be held Thursday 11:00 am. Pastor Darwyn Hassert officiating. Interment Solon Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

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

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Carl A. Kranich


C-OBIT-kranich-webCarl A. “Sarge” Kranich, 86 of Cedar Springs, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Stonebridge Manor, Walker with his family by his side. Carl was born March 27, 1927 in Big Rapids, MI the son of Carl and Hazel (Porter) Kranich. He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service and from the U.S. Post Office as a letter carrier. He loved Model T antique autos, auction sales, dancing and his grandchildren. Surviving are his children, Jacquiline (Steve) Lipski, Kim (Nancy) Kranich, Debora (Dave) Griep, Mark Kranich, Carla (Mike) Kelly; 15 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Etta Breggs; many nieces and nephews. The family will greet friends from noon to 1:00 p.m. on  Wednesday, March 5 and the service will be at 1:00 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Private interment Blythefield Memory Gardens. Military honors by the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice, 630 Kenmoor SE, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

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

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