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Ruth L. McMullen


Ruth L. McMullen 87 of Cedar Springs, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Metron of Cedar Springs. Ruth was born July 17, 1930 in Elmhurst, IL the daughter of Clarence and Olga (Gorling) Yeaw. She was active at the Cedar Springs Senior Center for many years and enjoyed playing cards, games, bingo and puzzles. Surviving are her children, Karen Bansen, David (Sherry) Patterson, Steven (Theresa) Patterson, Ray (Van) Patterson; 11 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth (Louis) Hartesvelt, Marian Yeaw. The service was on Wednesday, November 15 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastor Scott Sloan officiated. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice.

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BETTY JEAN KILTS


 

Betty Jean Kilts, 86 of Grant died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Spectrum Health – Butterworth Campus from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Betty was born May 20, 1931 in Sand Lake, Michigan the daughter of Nathan and Rachel (Simmons) Wall. Betty and her late husband, Norman had owned and operated the “Chicken Coop” a popular dance spot in the 1960’s. She retired from Keeler Brass in the early 1990’s. Betty was an active member of the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church and had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed cooking and was known for her famous Mac & Cheese and Banana Cake. She loved music, playing croquet and dice and had enjoyed her cottage on Berry Lake in Cadillac. She was very active and driven and was the glue that held her family together. Surviving are her children, Diane (Dan) Christie, Rick (Ruth) Kilts, Connie (Joe) Watson, Liane (Dennis) Drier; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; special friend, Vance Miller and his children, Becky (Jack) Kokx, AJ Miller; sisters-in-law, Lois Kilts, Barbara Wainright; many nieces and nephews; family friend, Penny VanDenHout. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman in 2000; 4 brothers and 2 sisters. The family greeted friends Tuesday, Nov. 7th at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service was held Wednesday. Pastor Karen Sorden officiating. Interment Solon Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church.

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PETER JOHN LENAU


 

Peter John Lenau 62 of Sand Lake, passed away November 1, 2017 at his home. Peter was born August 18, 1955 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of William and Damienne (Simonin) Lenau. His favorite job was working in radio. He also worked in sales and advertising. He loved sports and was very musical playing trumpet and enjoying karaoke. Peter especially loved watching his own children and grandkids participate in all of their sport and musical activities, but above all his intense passion for Christ was his primary purpose in life. He is survived by his wife, Beth (Giddings); children, Rachel, Melanie, Anna, Jotham (Kati), Jeremiah (Joanna), Jamin, Meghan (Del) Alexander, Julia and Abigail; 10 grandchildren, Payton, Quinn, Kolten, Sophia, Vivian, Violet, Jonas, Simon, Del and Elijah; father, William; brothers, David and Bernie. He was preceded in death by his mom, Damienne; son, Jason; brother, Steven and sister, Mary. Services were held Saturday, November 4 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

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CLARENCE L. MILLER


Clarence L. “Moose” Miller age 80 of Sand Lake, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at his home. Mr. Miller was born January 26, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Roy and Catherine (Newville) Miller. He graduated from Montrose High School and was a member of their Football Hall of Fame. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 – 58 and retired from AC Delco in Flint after 32 years of service. Moose enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, camping and cooking. Surviving are his wife, Maxine (Frey); children, Ron (Julie) Miller, Lyle (Brian) Miller; stepchildren, Colette Bergman, Dolores (John) Nagelhout, Kevin (Joann) Parker; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be held Friday 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Darryl Miller officiating. Private family interment Crandall Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice.

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CRYSTAL M. PIKE


Crystal M. Pike 85 of Sand Lake, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at her home. Crystal was born May 3, 1932 in Lake City, Michigan the daughter of Harry and Helen (Thomas) Proctor. She was a bookkeeper working for CS Manufacturing over 20 years. She loved to knit, crochet, and spend time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing and living on the lake and had wintered in Florida for over 25 years. Surviving are her children, Alan (Pam) Pike, Steve (Sandy) Pike, Darryl (Teresa O’Brien) Pike; grandchildren, Haley Pike, Tracy (Joe) Cooper, Shana (Brad) Hambelton, Jessica Pike, Cory (Brittany) Pike, Cody (Elizabeth) Pike, Casey (Emily) Pike; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara (Jerry) Hansen; sister-in-law, Guelda Schultz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene in 1990; brother, Melvin Proctor; daughter-in-law, Sandy Pike. The family greeted friends Sunday at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service was held Monday 11:00 a.m. Interment Trufant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Team Cora.

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VIOLET K. ROHRER


Violet K. Rohrer, 73 of Pierson, went to be with her Lord, whom she loved dearly, on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at home. Violet was born September 3, 1944 in Fullerton, California, the daughter of Ralph and Catherine (Claussen) Kindel. She graduated from Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois and acquired a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan. She taught school in East Grand Rapids and Okinawa, had worked in administration at Spring Arbor College, had served on school boards at the local and district levels, and most recently was president of the Chandler Woods Charter Academy school board. She was also an integral part of managing her husband’s business, John W. Rohrer, CPA in Sparta, since 2004. Violet had a love for people and a love for her Lord who was so good to her throughout her life. She enjoyed gardening and flowers, entertaining and serving others, and traveling. She was an active member of the Sparta Rotary Club while also serving as an Assistant District Governor for many years. She was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and received the designation of Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation. Surviving are her husband of 47 years, John; son Major (US Army) W. Andrew (Jennifer) Rohrer and grandchildren Grant and Gabrielle; son Benjamin (Dhari) Rohrer, CPA and grandchildren Holden, Sloane and Brooke; sister Cathlene Terbetski (David) Tanner; brother Ralph (Linda) Kindel, Jr.; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. A service to celebrate what Jesus has done for her will be held Thursday 11:00 a.m. at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant St, Cedar Springs, with Pastor Thomas Schmidt officiating. The family will greet friends at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to her endowed Scholarship for Entrepreneurial Women at Greenville University, Greenville, IL, The Rotary Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

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ROGER G. CAVNER


 

Roger G. Cavner, 80 of Sand Lake, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home. Roger was born May 31, 1937 in Sand Lake, Michigan the son of Emmett and Nina (Tisdel) Cavner. He had worked at Helms Lighted Pictures, Brick & Block Layer, Kelvinator, Cedar Springs Public Schools and was a custodian at Tri-County Schools for 29 years retiring in 2002. He had served as sexton for East Nelson and Punches Cemeteries for many years. He enjoyed working at the West Michigan Whitecaps as an usher from 2002 until now. Surviving are his wife, Joyce (Parker); children, Dawn Seif, Mark (Kim) Cavner, Brian (Susan) Cavner; grandchildren, Jessica (Andrew) Mercer, John Seif, Lauren (Chad) Williams, Brent and fiancee, Katie Esakson, Stephen, Matthew and Aaron; one great-grandson and one on the way; sisters, Kathleen (Leonard) Woodman, Patti (Philip) Starr; mother-in-law, Martha Parker; in-laws, Gerald Parker, Lucinda (Max) Cole, Reta (Charles) McKee; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Charles; father-in-law, Wendell Parker; son-in-law, Timothy Seif; grandson, Ryan Doyle; sister-in-law, Beverly Parker; nephew, Kevin Cole. The family greeted friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the memorial service will be held Thursday 11:00 a.m. Pastor Chuck Smith officiating. Interment East Nelson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Meijer Heart Center.

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JERRY L. CADARET


Jerry L. Cadaret, 79 of Kentwood, died Sunday, July 30, 2017. Jerry was born May 16, 1938 in Toledo, Ohio the son of Paul and Ona (Lydick) Cadaret. He graduated from Godwin High School and served his country in the U.S. Army from 1959 – 61. He worked for A.J. Sparks Belting and was a member of the East Nelson United Methodist Church and a life member of the Doric Masonic Lodge, Grand Rapids. Jerry enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, traveling and camping. He was a hard worker and always put his family first. Surviving is the love of his life, Shirley (Tisdel) whom he married on June 2, 1961; children, Brenda (Tom) Voisin, Beverly (Roger) Carlson, Jeremy Cadaret and Susanne Aldridge; grandchildren, Cathleen Honeysette, Kenneth (Emily) Mol, Benjamin (Olivia) Mol, Christen (Chris) Chapin, Jacob (Lindsey) Mol, Timothy Mol and Christina Dean, Mackenzie Cadaret and William Ball; great-grandchildren, Reece, Randal, Brooklynn, Emma, Grayson, Ethan, Zachary, Autumn and baby Lucas on the way. The family received friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be held Thursday 11:00 a.m. Visitation Thursday from 10 – 11 a.m. Pastor Inge Whittemore officiating. Interment East Nelson Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to East Nelson United Methodist Church.

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SHIRLEY ANN POPE


Shirley Ann Pope age 82 of Cedar Springs passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 surrounded by her family at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Shirley was born April 24, 1935 in Ludington to the late Bernard and Selma (Murawski) Swantek. Surviving is her loving husband of 64 years, Keith; children, Denise Smith, Keith (Dixie) Pope Jr., Mark Pope, Bill (Angela) Pope, and Duane Pope; grandchildren, Chad, Kenny (Courtney) Fisk; Sherri (Ron) Potes, Nicholas (Angie) Pope, Ross Pope, Katie (Asa) Khoury; Abby, Cody, Colton, Alexis Pope; Megan Vanbeek, Travis Parker, Tyler Pope, and Wyatt Magoon; great-grandchildren, Chase, Archer, Iva, Mabel, and Owen; brother, Richard Chesney; sisters-in-law, Joyce (Irv) Hanna, Dee (Clinton) Mack, Beverly (Bob) VanderHeide, and Joanne Chesney; and brother-in-law, Art Curtis. She was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Chesney; son-in-law, Irvin Smith; sisters-in-law, Yvonne Adams, Joan Curtis, and Bonnie Chesney; and brother-in-law, Ken Pope. The family received friends Tuesday, August 1 at 10 a.m. until time of the service at 11 a.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, Fr. Peter Vu officiating. Interment was at Solon Township Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and Great Lakes Hospice for their excellent care. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Home and Great Lakes Hospice.

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BOB W. ROSENBERGER


 

Bob W. Rosenberger Sr., 78 of Cedar Springs, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his home. He was born August 2, 1938 in Sparta, Michigan the son of Jacob and Dorothy (Call) Rosenberger. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. His family was very important and first in his life. He could build or fix anything and was always there for others. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners. Surviving are his children, Bob (Mary) Rosenberger, Debra (Mike) Hage, Mark (Lynne) Rosenberger, Paul (Laine) Rosenberger, Cathy (Dan) Wiginton, Sondra Walker, Terry (Trudy) Wendt, Mary (Don) Wojtowicz, Ryan (Nancy) Wendt; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Melvin Rosenberger, Jim (Betty) McDonald; sister, Beatrice Singleton; sister-in-law, Judy Rosenberger. He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 27th at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Interment Idlewild Cemetery, Kent City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Michigan Veterans Home or the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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