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EVELYN J. MAXSON


Evelyn J. Maxson 88 of Cedar Springs, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Metron of Cedar Springs. Evelyn was born January 23, 1930 in Evanston, Illinois the daughter of Ellsworth and Florence (Lee) Norton. She was a longtime Cedar Springs resident and had worked at several area restaurants including the A&W Drive-In and baking pies for many years at Kelly’s. She enjoyed listening to music, ice cream and watching traffic go by. She loved her family and grandchildren and hosting family gatherings at holidays and during the Red Flannel Festival. Surviving are her children, Steve (Mary) Maxson, Randy (Robin) Maxson, Dave Maxson, Pat Bartaway, Mike Maxson; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Cindy Maxson; brother, Frank Norton; sister, Marilyn Tennant. The Maxson family would like to thank the staff at Metron of Cedar Springs and Hospice of Michigan for their care. The family greeted friends Tuesday, June 12 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service was held Wednesday. Pastor Tim Mauriello officiating. Interment Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte. Memorial contributions may be made to WGVU Public Television and Radio.

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JANET (Wainright) HUNT


 

Janet (Wainright) Hunt 77 of Stanwood died Sunday, May 27, 2018 at her home. Janet was born November 8, 1940 in Cedar Springs, Michigan the daughter of Murville “Charlie” and Shirley (Empie) Misner. Surviving are her husband, Mark; children, Philip (Gloria) Wainright, Ilene (Kevin) Shell, Beverly Richards, Steven (Julie) Wainright; 9 grandsons; 9 great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly and spent as much time with as she could. Sisters, Marlene Ledford, Shirley Merlington, Joyce Johnson, Verdena (Jude) Martin, Lou Ellen (Gene) Fisk; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband and children’s father, Robert Wainright; second husband, Jarvis Miller; daughter, Ruth Warner; sister, Nancy Westervelt; brothers, Mick Misner and Arloe Misner. The family greeted friends Wednesday, May 30 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be held Thursday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. Philip Wainright officiating. Interment Rockford Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Spectrum Health Hospice or the Church of the Full Gospel, Sand Lake. Her hard work is now complete and her faith has become sight.

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

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SHIRLEY C. BOEHM


Shirley C. Boehm age 83 of Sand Lake, died Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Heather Hills, Grand Rapids. Mrs. Boehm was born September 22, 1934 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of George and Alice (DeLodge) Smith. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Winston; children, Gene (Gayle) Boehm, Debbie (Allan) Lehman, Joe (Jill) Boehm, Sally (Chuck) Haynes, Gil (Denise) Boehm, Tim (Teresa) Boehm, Tina (Tom) Tiethoff; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Marie. The family will greet friends Friday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Interment Spencer Mills Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice.

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JUNE J. (KLOOSTER) HEERINGA


June J. (Klooster) Heeringa age 93 of Cedar Springs, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at her granddaughter’s home in Newaygo. Mrs. Herringa was born September 10, 1924 in Fremont, Michigan the daughter of Benjamin and Hattie (Luchies) Timmer. She grew up in Fremont and was a charter member of Pioneer Christian Reformed Church, Cedar Springs. She enjoyed traveling. Surviving are her children, Linda (Jack) Mulder, Rick (Mary) Klooster, Bob Klooster, Michelle Klooster; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Klooster in 1982 and Gilbert Heeringa; daughter, Mary Beth Opper in 2000; 2 brothers. Services were held Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Chaplain Daniel Pflug officiating. Private interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Fremont.

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DOROTHY A. HELSEL


Dorothy A. Helsel age 87 of Cedar Springs died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. Anne’s Home, Grand Rapids. Mrs. Helsel was born August 26, 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of Stanley and Francis (Blasczyzk) Jaskiewicz. She retired from General Motors Alpine Avenue plant. Dorothy loved and adored her grandchildren, enjoyed traveling, and spending time with close friends and family. She made rosaries and was very devoted to the rosary. Surviving are her daughters, Deb (Carl) Allen, Tena (Mike) Hoxsie; grandchildren, Mike (LesLee) Michalek, Joann (Matt) Johnson, John (Gwen) Michalek, Laura (Drew) Felsted, Kendall Hoxsie; great grandchildren, David, Jack, Mia, Lillie and Piper; brother, Ray (June) Jaskiewicz; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy (Mic) Michalek; grandson, Todd Allen. A special thank you to St. Anne’s Home for their wonderful love, care and support. The family will greet friends Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 11:00 a.m. at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Cedar Springs. Rev. Fr. Lam Le celebrant. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Grand Rapids. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Paul II or St. Anne’s Home.

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BEVERLY GOULD (REYBURN) FEASEL


BEVERLY GOULD (REYBURN) FEASEL

Beverly Gould (Reyburn) Feasel age 89 of Greenville, passed into the presence of God in Heaven Friday, April 27, 2018. She was born to Clarence and Helen Doane of Belmont on April 5, 1929. She married G. DeVerl Reyburn on Thanksgiving Day, 1947. Surviving are her children, Dale (Rhonda) Reyburn formerly of Greenville, now of Cedar Springs, Kris (Teri) Reyburn of DeWitt, Cynthia Brown of St. Johns, Deann (Robert) Brown of Lansing; step children, Carla Heiss and Frank Heiss; former daughter-in-law, Cindy (Paepke) Dobson and David Brown; brother, Daniel (Jane) Doane; sisters, Mary Holland and Phyllis (Don) Wirries; sister-in-law, Reatha Doane; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands, G. DeVerl Reyburn, Franklin Heiss and Duane Feasel; brothers, Wallace and Robert Doane; step daughter, Dorothy Heiss. The family greeted friends Monday, April 30 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service was Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 315 N. Greenville West Dr., Greenville. Pastor Randy Williams officiating. Interment East Montcalm Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Right to Life of Michigan and Great Lakes Caring Hospice.

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MARK A. RITTER


Mark A. Ritter, 63 of Cedar Springs, died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Spectrum Health – Butterworth Campus. Mark was born January 22, 1955 in Big Rapids, Michigan the son of Alan and Clara (TenEyck) Ritter. He was a graduate of Cedar Springs High School and served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and storytelling. He loved his family and grandkids. Surviving are his wife, Terri; sons, Alan (Bernice) and Aaron (Madeline); grandchildren, Nickolie, Alister, Noah, Owen and one on the way; brother, Gary (BJ). Cremation has taken place and a private memorial will be held. 

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

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GERALDINE SCHRIEVER


Geraldine A. Schriever age 79 of Cedar Springs, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 and is now resting in the arms of Jesus. She was born October 26, 1938 in Ellsworth, Michigan the daughter of Gerrit and Henrietta (Potter) Hoeksema. She was a member of Rockford Springs Community Church for many years. Surviving are her daughter, Loriann Meno; grandchildren, Maranda (Ken) Aalsburg, Matthew Cowling and Tiffany Meno; sisters, Nancy VanDyke and Evelyn Knapke; brothers, James, Gary, John, Marvin, Vern, Wesley and Fred Hoeksema; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hendrick; son, Scott; granddaughters, April and Emily; brother, Robert Hoeksema. The visitation and service was Tuesday, April 3 at Rockford Springs Community Church, 5815 14 Mile Road, Rockford. Pastor David Vander Meer officiating. Private interment Blythefield Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church. 

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

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VERNON W. WHITE


 

Vernon W. White age 72 of Ensley Township, Sand Lake, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Metro Health Hospital. Vern was born October 19, 1945 in Courtland Township, Michigan the son of Wayne and Stella (Roberts) White. He had worked for Dykema Excavating in construction and loved to farm. He was an avid hunter, used work horses for farming and enjoyed trail riding with the “Over the Hill Gang”. Surviving are his wife, Judy; children, Anna (Doug) Jourden, Kathy (Bob) Kruger, Brenda (Dave) Pyne; grandchildren, Josh (Kim), Tonya (John), Andy, and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Harper, Westlynn, Madison, Carter, and Skylar; mother, Stella White; sister, Verna (James) Smigiel; brothers, Harvey (Margaret) White, Dennis (Colleen) White, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Edward; and sister, Wanda Wagner. The family received friends Wednesday, March 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be held Thursday, March 22 at11:00 a.m. Mr. Derald Rhineberger officiating. Interment Crandall Cemetery.

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

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CHARLES “DUANE” FISHER


 

Charles “Duane” Fisher age 83 of Grand Rapids, formerly of Cedar Springs passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at home with his daughter. He was born in Craig, Missouri on August 19, 1934 to Charles and Loreen (Wright) Fisher. Duane is survived by his daughter Kristin Fisher-Kraemer, and her mother Tricia Fisher; grandson Brett (Falicia) Fisher; great-grandson Joxon Fisher. He was preceded in death by his wife Onalee in 2013. The family will meet with friends Saturday, March 24 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastor Inge Whittemore officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association 2944 Fuller Ave. NE Ste 101 Grand Rapids, MI 49505. 

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

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