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NORMA J. WERT


Norma J. Wert, age 94, of Cedar Springs died Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Metron of Greenville surrounded by her family. Mrs. Wert was born November 11, 1923 in Muskegon, Michigan, the daughter of Ezra and Ellen (Hoxsie) Geesey. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed housekeeping, holiday meals and gatherings and was known for the world’s best carrot cake. Surviving are her children, Frederick (Diane) Wert, Timothy (Jodie) Wert; daughters-in-law, Kathleen Wert, Frances Osburn; grandchildren, Cory Wert, Troy Wert, Donald Wert, Chris Ann Rehl; great-grandson, Devin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick in 1995; sons, Donald and Dennis Wert; 4 sisters and 2 brothers. The family greeted friends Monday, October 15 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service was held Tuesday 11:00 a.m. Pastor J.B. Stutts officiating. Interment Idlewild Cemetery, Kent City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cedar Springs American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

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

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MICHAEL J. MASLOWSKI


Michael J. Maslowski, age 64, of Cedar Springs, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018 at his home. Michael was born August 24, 1954 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Albert and Patricia (Anderson) Maslowski. He was a hardworking man, jack of all trades and provider for his family. He was very compassionate and kind and a godly and devoted Christian. Surviving are his wife, Barbara (White); children, Chad (Angie) Stoken, Sherri (Matt) Kemp, Brenda White, Mike (Kayleigh) Maslowski, Dwayne White, Mark White; 8 grandchildren; sisters, Victoria Shepard, Deb (Tom) Duffy. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family will greet friends Sunday, October 7 from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at 4:00 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs.

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

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LOUIS L. MILEWSKI


 

Louis L. Milewski, age 91, of Cedar Springs, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at his home. Louis was born December 29, 1926 Alpine Township, Michigan the son of Leon and Catherine (Voychinski) Milewski. He enjoyed archery and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years Marlene; daughter, Cindy Westveld; grandchildren, Christopher (Tracy) Klukowski and Aaron (Courtney) Westveld; 5 great-grandchildren, Molly, Erin, Corbin, Koral and Cameron; sister-in-law, Sandra (Michael) Mosier and brother-in-law, Gary Novakoski. He was preceded in death by his son, Randall Milewski; brothers, Edward and John Milewski; sister, Dorothy Berkey and special nephew, Joe Bolthuis. Per his request cremation has taken place. The family will hold a celebration of his life at a later date. 

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

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Thank You!


To the family and friends of the late Sally Boehm-Haynes, we wish to extend our sincere thanks for your many acts of kindness. Your condolences and support continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow. We also send our gratitude to Pastor Bruce Brooks and Bliss Witters & Pike Funeral Home. 

With love,

Chuck Haynes & Family

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STANLEY DALE NEDRY


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Stanley Dale Nedry, age 91, of Cedar Springs passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. Stan was born June 21, 1927 in Falmouth, Michigan, the son of Fred and Sisley (Jones) Nedry. He served in the United States Army. Stan was an amazing carpenter for many years. He is survived by his children, Joan Balk and Brian Flohe; grandson, Ben Nedry; siblings, Boyd Nedry, Keith (June) Nedry, Irene (Marshall) Logan and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn and sister, Marge VanHaitsma. A special thanks to his nephew Gayle and wife Pat for all their help and care. The family will greet friends Monday, August 20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. There will be no funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Missaukee Humane Society 5310 W. Houghton Lake Rd. Lake City, MI 49651.

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

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Dorothy A. Quist


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Dorothy A. Quist 84 of Cedar Springs went to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Green Acres of Cedar Springs. Mrs. Quist was born October 4, 1933 in Arlene, MI the daughter of Adrian and Bertha (Visscher) Fryling. She graduated from Manton High School in 1950, had a Master’s degree from Michigan State University and taught reading and music in Cedar Springs for 20 years retiring in 1993. She attended Pilgrim Bible Church. Music was her life, playing in church, as a worship leader, giving lessons, playing at weddings and for plays with the Cedar Springs Community Players. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Chester; daughter, Jackie (Dave) Mourer; daughter-in-law, Kimberly Quist; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister, Patricia (Ray) Bigelow; sister-in-law, Patricia Fryling. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kevin; 5 sisters; 2 brothers; 16 brothers and sisters-in-law. The family will greet friends Thursday, August 2 from 12:00 pm until time of service at 1:00 pm at Pilgrim Bible Church, 361 Pine St. Cedar Springs. Pastor Mike Shiery officiating. Private interment Solon Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

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

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Linda A. Christensen


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Linda A. Christensen 68 of Cedar Springs, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Mercy Health – St. Mary’s. Linda was born March 24, 1950 in Ludington, MI the daughter of Robert and Edith (Clark) Matson. She was the City Clerk for Cedar Springs for over 20 years and prior to that was a stringer for the Grand Rapids Press. She was involved with the Cedar Springs Community Players Marketing Committee and enjoyed traveling and lighthouses. Surviving are her husband, Doug; children, Ben (Connie) Branyan, Luke (Rachel) Branyan, April (Chelsea) Branyan; step children, Kate (Stan) Mathuram, David (Erica) Christensen; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Barb (Jim) Husted, Marjorie “Midge” Holmes. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph Branyan; one brother, Robert “Bud” Matson; brother-in-law, Tom Holmes; stepson, Hans. A memorial service will be held Friday, August 3 at 11:00 am at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastor Chuck Smith officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Springs Community Players.

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

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GARY LEE RITTER


Gary Lee Ritter age 57 passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 with his family at his side. He was born in Big Rapids on October 30, 1960 to Alan and Clara (Ten Eyck) Ritter. Gary was very mechanical, he could fix and build anything. He always put his heart and soul into his family, work and community. Gary literally gave the shirt off his back when someone needed it! He loved his family and will be greatly missed. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 37 years B.J.; daughters, Erica and Laura (Adam) Birks, Christy; grandsons, Oliver and Jamie; brothers and sisters, Bruce, Tony, Don, Ron, Nancy and Laurie; sister-in-law, Teri Ritter; the Stone family and many nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his son, Jacob; parents, Alan Ritter, Clara Ritter Davis and Tom Davis; brother, Mark and sister Susie. The family will meet with friends Sunday, July 8 from 2-4 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. There will be no funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

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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.

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

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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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