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Hometown Hero


Brandon M. Empie

Brandon M. Empie, 23, a 2012 graduate of Tri County High School, is currently home on leave and took part in Memorial Day ceremonies with the Cedar Springs American Legion. He joined the Air Force almost five years ago on September 11, 2012. Brandon has served two years at Royal Air Force Mildenhall in England; was deployed from there to Arba Minch in Ethiopia for six months; and is currently stationed at Andrews Air Force base near Washington D.C.

Brandon is a security forces member and is certified as a response force leader.

He is the son of Matthew Empie and Jenifer Smigiel, and grandson of Rusch and Pat Merlington, and Don and Lucille Empie.

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Thank you


We wish to say thank you to all of you that made our difficult time easier. A special thanks to Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home for your care and compassion. Thanks to Cedar Springs Floral, the flowers were beautiful. Thank you to the Gowen Bible Church family, Pastor Zachary Nyhuis and wife for putting on the luncheon and all your prayers and thoughts and meals too! Thank you, especially, to the great neighbors, friends and family for being there and helping where ever you could with meals, flowers, thoughts and prayers or just calls. It’s been a tough time, but with all of your help and continuous friendship, support and God’s care, we will make it.

Thanks again,

The Family of Donna M. Empie

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