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Michael A. Hanes age 31 of Cedar Springs died Thursday, November 19, 2020. Mike was born November 20, 1988 in Grand Rapids, MI. He enjoyed fishing and outdoor activities. He was a friend to many and loved his children. Surviving are his parents, Andrea Sees, Karl and Kathy Hanes; children, Ayden Hanes, Raelynn Hainlin, Jonathan Hanes and Braxton Hanes; siblings, Sarah Finn, Lisa Karakaya, Ted Hanes, David Hanes, Laura DeLong, Jeffrey White, Lawrence Graham, Jacob Graham, Justin Hanes, Mackenzie Hanes, Shala Parm, Victoria Hanes, Sausha Parm, Savanna Parm, Robert Hanes, Joel Hanes. The service was held Wednesday, November 25th at Huggard Bible Church, 8860 21 Mile Road, Sand Lake. Pastor Rick Malone officiating. 

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

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Bruce E. Armstrong, age 92. of Sand Lake, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. He was born November 8, 1925 the son of the late Milton and Minnie (Eldred) Armstrong. Bruce worked for Wolverine World Wide for 20 years and then as a mechanic for East Sparta Equipment for 20 years. He was a lifelong and active member of Huggard Bible Church. He had built his own home and enjoyed collecting and restoring old cars. Surviving are his children, Glen (Wanda) Armstrong, Joan (Howard) Kepple, Amy (Klint) Beck; grandchildren, Tabitha (Matt) Akkerman, Jackie (Tom) Cato, Neil Armstrong, Bridget (Andy) Moul, Chris Armstrong, Sam (Heather) Armstrong, Tera (Bruce) Woode, Mike (Amanda) Knapp, Ryan Kepple, Alicia (Tim) Kelley, Brandon Beck, Seth (Tricia) Padilla; 17 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Bernice (Schnicke) Armstrong; son, Jack (Barbara) Armstrong; brother, Clifton (Lavora) Armstrong; sister, Eloise (Kelly) Covey. The family greeted friends Sunday, August 19, from 4-6 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service was held Monday 11:00 a.m. at Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Road, Sand Lake. Pastor Rick Malone officiating. Interment Blythefield Memory Gardens, Belmont. Memorials may be made to Huggard Bible Church.

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

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Ruth L. Wright, 75 of Cedar Springs, beloved wife and mother, went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Sanctuary of St. Mary’s after a courageous battle with dementia. Mrs. Wright was born August 23, 1941 in Ensley Township, Michigan the daughter of Ted and Lillian (Cook) Hanes. She was very talented with many interests including being an excellent cook, enjoying her grandchildren, helping her husband on the farm, working in the yard and flowers and talking with her neighbors. She had worked at GR Controls for over 20 years and attended Huggard Bible Church. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 51 years, Roger; son, Alan (Lisa) Wright; grandchildren, Michelle Wright and Brian Ngo, Nicole (Josh) Hughes, Casey Wright and fiancee, Katie Duffy, Danelle Wright and fiance, Joe Hughes; great-grandchildren, Izzy, Alexis, Bentley, Ahri, Derek and Lily; brothers, Phillip (Mary Ann) Hanes, Dick (Mariea) Hanes, Karl (Kathy) Hanes; sisters, Linda Brock, Phyllis Kling, Marcella (Roger) Schleder; sisters-in-law, Sally (Dave) Meyer and Donna Wright; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Max Hanes. A special thanks to Sanctuary at St. Mary’s for the excellent care they gave. The family will greet friends Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service will be Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Huggard Bible Church, 8860 21 Mile Road, Sand Lake. The family will greet friends at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Rick Malone officiating. Interment Spencer Mills Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Huggard Bible Church or Spectrum Health Hospice.

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

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Hometown Happenings

Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name and phone number for any questions we may have.

VBS at Huggard Bible

July 17-20: Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 20 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, will host “Ocean Commotion, Diving into Noah’s Flood” from July 17th to the 20th , 6:30 to 8 pm, registration at 6 pm. 3 year olds to 6th grade. Questions: 616-636-5561. Hope to see you there. #27,28p

Dinner at the Legion

July 18: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Baked Chicken dinner on Monday, July 18th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be baked chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #28p

VBS at Hillcrest Community Church

July 18-22: What happens when we go underground into the darkness of a cave? We learn to rely on the only Light that can overtake whatever darkness we face in life! Jesus! At Cave Quest Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, children from age 4 years – 5th grade will discover how to call on God’s Light to brighten any darkness they may face. Please visit our Facebook event at Hillcrest Community Church of God for more details and registration information. Please feel free to stop in at Hillcrest at 5994 – 18 Mile Rd. We have office hours on Wednesday and Thursday each week, or call the office at 616-696-9333 to RSVP. #27,28

Hosts Needed for Chinese Students

July 19: Looking to go to China, but can’t afford it? We’ll bring China to you. Network 153 and Pine Ridge Bible Camp are hosting 73 Chinese students from Lu He International High School in Beijing July 19 thru August 8. They’re traveling to Grand Rapids to be immersed in English, while attending Pine Ridge Bible Camp August 1-6. We’re looking for host families who would open up their hearts and homes. A $150 stipend, will be given to each family per student hosted to help defray costs. Contact Tim Bauer for more information at (616) 799-4935 or at network153usa@gmail.com. #25-28p

Michigan Blood Drive

July 19: Hot dogs are back! Michigan Blood Drive on July 19th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 until 7:00 pm in the Church gymnasium. Summer is a particularly hard time for the blood supply so the need is greater. To thank you, the ladies from the Cedar Springs Women’s Club will grill a hot dog for anyone attempting to donate. You have the potential to save 3 lives. It is a win-win situation for all. The Blood Center thanks all the people that donate at the Cedar Springs Blood Drive. #28

Fill the Truck to Support Tiffany’s Tiny Cat Rescue

July 23: Boy Scout Troop 222 will be collecting donations on Saturday, July 23rd in the Tractor Supply parking lot from 9 am to 2 pm. Items needed include food (Purina Cat & Kitten Chow), litter, cat care products, cleaning & laundry products, paper towels, and old blankets/sheets/towels. For more information or to arrange alternate drop off time, please contact Laurie at 616-304-9929. #28,29p

Cookie Chaos at KDL

July 25: Calling all teen chefs to our crazy, chaotic cookie decorating competition. You just might become the Cookie Chaos Champion, although everyone wins when there are cookies to eat! Pre-registration required, 877-243-2466. Monday, July 25th at 1:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #28

Fallen Heroes Golf Outing

July 30: The 7th Annual Fallen Heroes Golf Outing will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, July 30th at North Kent Golf Club. $70 per person includes golf w/cart, and steak dinner. Grand prize is a fishing trip for 4 with Hillbilly Charters, Grand Haven, Hole-In-One Contest, 50/50 raffle and other contests and prizes. Contact North Kent Golf Club 616-866-2659. Monies raised will be donated to the Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Springs. #28-29p

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Aug. 9: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm or 616-634-3167. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tuesday, August 9th, from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, August 11th, from 6-9pm,  Saturday, August 13th, from 8 am-4 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #28,29p

Lakeview School Alumni Banquet

Sept. 11: The Lakeview School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview School student from  2016 and earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the Annual Alumni Banquet to be held at Lakeview High School on Sunday, September 11th.  The cost is $15 per person with open house at 11 am and dinner at 1 pm. We will be honoring the Class of 1966 on their 50th Anniversary and the Class of 1956 on their 60th Anniversary. Reservations must be made prior to September 2nd be sending payment with your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: Noreen Badge, 11872 W. Dickerson Lake Rd., Trufant, MI 49347, phone 616-984-5616. Questions may be directed to President Pat Hadrich, 616-984-2938. Come join the fun and you may be the winner of some great door prizes. Please spread the work to out-of-town classmates. #28

Bus Trip to Lansing

Oct. 4: On Tuesday, October 4th at 12 pm Franklin Graham’s Decision America is coming to Michigan’s Capital. I am hoping to find 40 people willing to commit $25 each to hire a bus to Lansing’s Capital where the event will take place. America is at a critical crossroad in its history and I believe that only through prayer can we turn people’s hearts and minds back to God. In prayer we are neither Republican or Democrat, of one denomination or another. We are believers who are willing to set everything aside to humble ourselves before God and ask Him to heal America. We will be praying for our local, state, and federal government leaders, for God’s protection over our Military and Police Officers. Please join us. Questions? Contact Kathryn Bremmer 616-696-0591. #28,29p

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50th wedding anniversary

25C-anniv-RogalewskiJohn and Katheryn Rogalewski

John and Katheryn (Bryant) Rogalewski, formerly of Sand Lake, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 26, 2015. They were married in 1965 at Huggard Bible Church. They have been blessed with three daughters; Karol and Tom Niederer of Newaygo, Kimberly and Lee Olsen of Howard City, and Kristine and Tom Mayo of San Diego. They have four grandchildren; Hunter, Karlee, Paige and Colin. They plan to observe their special day with a dinner and immediate family. They are also celebrating with an Alaskan Cruise to commemorate their five decades together.

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Donald A. Wollander

C-OBIT-wollander-webDonald A. Wollander, 79 of Cedar Springs, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 25, 2015 at Vista Springs. Don was born February 3, 1936 on his parent’s farm in Sand Lake, MI the son of Edward and Ada Wollander. He worked for Meijer for 32 years and was a lifelong attendee of Huggard Bible Church. His real passion was farming which he did his whole life. Don was an honest and caring person, who loved people and often put others and their needs before himself. He also was a nature photographer and had won international awards. Surviving are his wife, Shirlee, whom he married on October 29, 1983; and many cousins. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service will be held Friday 11:00 am at Huggard Bible Church, 8860 21 Mile Road, Sand Lake. Pastor Rick Malone officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be to Great Lakes Hospice, 4069 Lake Dr. SE, Suite B11, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

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

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Huggard welcomes their new pastor Rick Malone

Pastor Rick and his wife Deb

Pastor Rick and his wife Deb

Pastor Rick began his ministry to Huggard Bible Church, of Sand Lake, on Jan 1. He has a passion for people and the Word of God.  His desire is to help people make sense of this life, world through the Word of God. Pastor Rick and his wife Deb are looking forward to being a part of and ministering to our community.

We would like to invite you to join us at Huggard Bible Church as we and the community welcome Rick and Deb at his installation service on February 22 at 9:30 followed by a potluck.

Come join us as our new pastor helps us to make sense of life and the Bible, God’s Word.

Huggard Bible Church is located at 8860 21 Mile Rd, Sand Lake.

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41C-obit-Hughes-webMuriel A. Hughes (Orrin), Age 90, born November 12, 1922  passed away early Wednesday, October 9, 2013 with dignity and peace surrounded by family.

She was the loving wife of Robert L. Hughes who is deceased and the mother of Mark (Sue) Hughes and David (Jean) Hughes and a long time resident of Cedar Springs. She was a member of the Huggard Bible Church. Muriel was known by some for her poetry and published under the name “The Cricket”. A memorial service will be held in the community room at Richter Place Apartments, 9101 Courtland Drive, Rockford on Friday, October 11 from 3 to 5 pm. It is suggested that donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, 4500 Breton Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.




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Ron & Wanda Thompson

40th Anniversary Ron & Wanda Thompson

Friends and family of Ron and Wanda Thompson are invited to their 40th Anniversary party on July 30, 2011 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Huggard Bible Church 8860 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, Michigan.

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