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The heavenly gates were opened one year ago on August 22, 2015, farewells were left unspoken as you drifted away. Wonderful memories of you, we cried a million tears, how we wished that God had spared you just a few more years.  Thank you for all the great times we shared, we only can hope that when you left, you know how much we truly cared. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part. God has you in His arms, we have you in our heart.

Still loving and missing you, my brother, my friend.

Love, Linda

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Dale G. Anderson

C-OBIT-andersonDale G. Anderson, 62 of Cedar Springs, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 doing what he loved, riding his motorcycle. Dale was born July 27, 1953 in Chicago, IL the son of Richard and Marion (Pyne) Anderson. He was a truss assembler for 43 years. Dale was a stubborn, rough neck, loving and caring biker. He so loved his granddaughters that he had their names tattooed on his arm. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Elaine; daughter, Lacey (Nathan) Wright; grandchildren, Kayda, Avalon, Harlynn; mother, Marion Anderson; brother, Raymond Anderson; sister-in-law, Donna (Robert) Greenland; five nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and parents-in-law. A memorial gathering will be held Sunday, July 10 at 1 pm at Morley Park, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Kent County.

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


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Tyler James Helton


December 24, 1991 to April 22, 2012

4 years ago Jesus took you home.

Family and friends come by to share their wonderful memories of you to keep us going and laughing. Thankful for the Angel we now have.

Love you and deeply missed, 

Dad, Mom, sisters, brothers, 

family and friends

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In Memory of

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January 30, 1965 – December 4, 2012

A limb has fallen from the family tree

I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me”

Remember the best times, the laughter, the song

The good life I lived while I was strong

Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you

Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through

My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest

Remember all, how I truly was blessed

Continue traditions, no matter how small

Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls

I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin

Until the day comes we’re together again

Loving and missing you more everyday!

Husband, Randy; kids, Ryan & Nickie, Brandon & Vanessa, Aaron & Blair, Adam & Chelsey; grandkids, Chase, Kyler, Caden, Brinleigh, Cameron & Kenzie


In Memory of


January 30, 1965 – December 4, 2012

The tears in our eyes we can wipe away

The ache in our hearts will always stay

Your presence we miss

Your memory we treasure

Loving you always

Forgetting you never

Missing you more everyday!

Parents, Brothers and Sisters, Nieces and Nephews

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October 15, 2003

He has gone across the river

To the shore of Evergreen.

And we long to see his dear face,

But the river flows between.

Someday, sometime, we shall see

The face we loved so well.

Someday we’ll clasp his hand,

and never say farewell.

Sadly missed by his wife, children

grandchildren and great-grandchildren

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Friends save man’s table as memorial

Friends of Andy Marini remove “Andy’s table” from The Sand Bar.

Friends of Andy Marini remove “Andy’s table” from The Sand Bar.

The Sand Bar in Sand Lake may have shut its doors, but a part of it lives on in a memorial to a man who felt at home there.

Andrew Giovanni Marini, 24, tragically passed away two years ago due to injuries sustained in a car accident. “Andy was a very loved friend, son and brother,” said friend Megan Wagenaar. She explained that the Sand Bar was the usual hang out for Andy and his friends to be on the weekends, and about four years ago he proclaimed the Sand Bar as his bar by carving “Andy’s bar” into one of the tabletops. “So the night after Andy’s funeral everyone went and met up at the Sand Bar. Pat and Toni Bush allowed all of us to carve our names in to the table as well, so we self-proclaimed it the Andy table. As everyone has heard, the Sand Bar closed, so all of Andy’s close friends got together in an effort to have “Andy’s table” taken out of the bar. Pat Bush said we could have the table as long as it went to someone in Andy’s family.”

Friends of Andy Marini at the benefit they held to help the family with expenses.

Friends of Andy Marini at the benefit they held to help the family with expenses.

On Friday May 16, Patrick Ottobre, Cory Frandsen, Dan Myslenski, David Westveer, Michael Bowers, Megan Wagenaar, Ashley Robinson, Leah Scott, Morgan Jantzen, and Timothy Warren all made the final walk in to the Sand Bar to remove Andy’s table and bring it home with them. The table was given to Ann, Andy’s mother.

“We wanted to make sure the table was preserved and in a safe place,” explained Wagenaar. “Andy may be gone but we still love and miss him every day.”


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C-MEM-CramerIn loving memory of my dad, who passed away eight years ago on December 18, 2005.


Never was there a man loved as much as this man;

Never was there a better dad than this dad;

Never was there a more appreciative daughter than this one!


I love and miss you so much, my Papa Smurf!


Your loving daughter,


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C-Mem-NavitskasIn loving memory of


January 15,1943-December 14,2003


Missing you at Christmas


Everyday without you,

Since you had to go,

Is like summer without sunshine,

and winter without snow.

I wish that I could talk to you.

There’s so much I would say.

Life has changed so very much,

Since you went away.

I miss the bond between us,

And I miss your kind support,

You’re in my mind and in my heart,

And every Christmas thought.

I’ll always feel you close to me,

and though you’re far from sight,

I’ll search for you among the stars

that shine on Christmas night.


I love and miss you dearly,

Your daughter,Tammy 

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C-MEM-MongarAugust 29, 1939 – May 15, 2004

December 22, 1941 – September 7, 2011


Remember all the times we had,

Some were great and some were sad.

But you know that in the end,

Our love was stronger than when we began.

No unforgiven sins and no regrets,

Just the times of our lives that we’ll never forget.


Together again, forever.


Miss you everyday,

Keith and Linda Mann, Michael Mann, Melanie, Tim and Evie Todd

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Herbert T. Welch

C-MEM-welchIn Memoriam
Herbert T. Welch
July 27, 1930 – July 9, 2012

In loving memory of our father and grandfather, who passed away 1 year ago.
We will always remember the happiness and fun times you brought to our lives.

Mike, Sarah and Terry, Jane and Nick,
Jenna, Brian, Luke, Jake, and Molly

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