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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.

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

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EARL J. GORBY


 

C--obit-gorbyEarl J. Gorby 80 of Kent City died Friday, April 7, 2017 at Spectrum Health – Butterworth Campus. Earl was born June 6, 1936 in Kent City, Michigan the son of Ray and Crystal (Uhrbrock) Gorby Sr. He attended Trufant Elementary School and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1954 and served in the U.S. Army from 1959-61. He was a member of the Cedar Springs American Legion and retired from Sparta Foundry. He enjoyed deer hunting, golfing and watching and playing sports. He loved kids, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are his children, Dawn (Fred) Groenke, Kenneth Pope, Betty (Brad) Kahrs; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce (Bing) Downer; brothers, Pete (Gerry) Gorby, Harold Gorby; sister-in-law, Ardis Gorby; good friend, Steve Pope; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley in 2012; sisters, Erma Rowland and Verma Osburn; brother, Gordon Gorby. The family greeted friends Wednesday, April 12 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service was Thursday 11:00 am Plainfield Christian Church. Pastor Bruce Wilson officiating. Interment Idlewild Cemetery, Kent City. Memorial contributions may be made to Renucci Hospitality House.

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

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Jamie H. Hawley


Jamie H. Hawley, age 54 of Sand Lake, passed away Friday, April 15, 2011 at the Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor.  He was born July 23, 1956 in Grand Rapids the son of Fred and Betty (Woodruff) Hawley.  Jamie was raised in Cedar Springs and in 1973 he was deployed by the United States Army to Germany after which he was honorably discharged in 1975.  While he was in Germany Jamie graduated high school and learned to drive truck.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family.  Jamie especially loved to read a good Western novel. He is survived by his loving children Kevin and Krista Hawley of Sand Lake; 2 brothers, Freddie (Gloria) Hawley of Sand Lake and Allen (Loretta) Hawley of Cedar Springs; 4 sisters, Faith (Cork) Hollister of Stanwood, Christina Velting of Morley, Betty Jane (Jeff) Streeby of Yucipia, CA, Dorothy (Rex) VeltKamp of Cedar Springs; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Jamie was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter Keri Hawley. A graveside service took place Monday, April 18, 2011 at Idlewild Cemetery in Kent City, MI. Memorial contributions in Jamie’s name can be left at the Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home in Big Rapids, MI. Share a memory or leave a condolence online at daggettgilbertfuneralhome.com

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