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Sandra Lee Johnson, age 80 of Cedar Springs, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after complications from a fall.

Sandy was born on May 27, 1940 in Oakfield Township, the daughter of Floyd and Helen (Colby) Clark. She graduated from Merrill High School in 1959. She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Cedar Springs. Sandy is survived by her husband of 59 years, Lawrence Johnson; his daughter, Lori and Aaron Wilk of Casnovia; her son, Danny Johnson of Grand Rapids; her daughter, Rebecca Seeley of California; her grandchildren, Katie and James Clarke, Karrie Wilk, Kyle Johnson, and Benjamin Johnson; her three great-grandchildren, Greta, Ashe, and Gustav; her brother Ronald Clark; her in-laws, Marian and Jim Hilliard, Judith Lane, Janice Witkoski; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Jerry Clark. A celebration of her life will be held in the Spring of 2021. Interment will take place in Solon Township Cemetery.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Richard Lee Hart, 78, passed away to his heavenly home on November 20, 2020. Richard lived with his wife of 56 years, Joyce May Hart in Cedar Springs, Michigan. Richard was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Donald Sr. and Vivian Hart. He is survived by his two brothers, Donald Hart Jr and David Hart. He was loved by his family including many nieces and nephews. Richard served in the military as a young man. He worked as a masonry as well as owning and managing property. He and Joyce lived in California for 21 years where he owned and managed a car wash. Richard enjoyed fishing, art and music. He took many long walks and drives enjoying God’s creation. Most of all, Richard loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. At this time no public services are being planned. To send a sympathy card for family please direct them to Joyce Hart at 143 Tamarack Ave., Cedar Spring, MI 49319.

Pederson Funeral Home is caring for the family.

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Cynthia Ruth Clouse of Rockford, Michigan, age 65, passed away peacefully, surrounded with love by her family, on Saturday, October 10, 2020. She was born to Robert and Mary (nee Gauthier) Simmons on May 1, 1955, in Traverse City, MI. Cindy adored her family and was passionate about her faith, always trusting in God with all her heart. Cindy was a registered nurse with a strong commitment to holistic care. She spent much of her time helping people and always put others before herself. She loved being with her grandchildren and enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, boating, biking, kayaking, and relaxing at the family cottage on the Little Manistee River. Cindy is survived by her beloved husband of 44 years, Michael J. Clouse; loving children, Tom (Kelly) Clouse and Laura (Dan) Scholten; adored grandchildren, Paige, Adam, Justin, Tyler, Liam, and Maya; siblings: twin sister, Marie (Harm) Perdok, Amy (Mark) Wawersik, and Ted (Wendy) Simmons; and many nieces, nephews and family members. Cindy was preceded in death by her son, Gregory J. Clouse and both her parents. A funeral service was celebrated on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, and World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Mrs. June Louise Ingerson, age 80, of Cedar Springs, Michigan, passed away Wednesday September 30, 2020. She was born July 31, 1940 in Cedar Springs, Michigan the daughter of Edward and Ada (Hawley) Fisk. June married Edward LeRoy Ingerson in October of 1958 in Kent City, Michigan. Mrs. Ingerson was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Metron of Cedar Springs for over 30 years and worked at Bloomfield Garden Roller Skating Rink in Cedar Springs, Michigan. She was a member of Red Pine Bible Church in Kent City, Michigan, where she was active in church activities and always sang the hymns. Known affectionately as Grandma June, she loved everybody and will be remembered by her fabulous cooking meals and asking, “are you hungry”. She was an avid Bingo player at the American Legion in Cedar Springs and the Sand Lake Carnival. Her grandchildren were of utmost importance to her. June also enjoyed knitting and crotchet. Mrs. Ingerson is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edward Ingerson; their children, Scott Edward (Susan) Ingerson, Cheri Ingerson, Dean (Pamela) Ingerson, Angela King. Twelve grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; four brothers Ron (Ila) Fisk, Don (Dee) Fisk, Marshall (Linda) Fisk, Mike (Carol) Fisk; one sister, Susan Veltkamp. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Sandra Ingerson, one brother, Bernard Fisk, one sister Patsy Kroes. The Ingerson family will gather for a private Celebration of her life. To leave a condolence for the family, visit www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

Arragements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Wren Kay Dombrowski (Spear) age 3, passed away unexpectedly into the loving arms of Jesus Christ Friday, September 18, 2020. She was born to Joel Dombrowski and Whitney Spear on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in Grand Rapids, MI. Although on this earth a short time Wren took advantage of every day God allowed her with us. She loved all animals but especially tigers, lions and dogs. She often imitated them and had many pretend pets. Wren was full of joy and laughter and put a smile on everyone’s face that met her. She will forever be missed until the day we see her again in our heavenly home. Wren is survived by her proud and loving parents Joel Dombrowski and Whitney Spear and her sisters and best friends Lydia, Esther, Amity and Layla. She was preceded in death by her Grandpa Gerald Spear. A private graveside service was held at Rosedale Memorial Park in Grand Rapids on Friday, September 25, 2020.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Judy Lynn Schievink, age 69 of Cedar Springs, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep at her home on Friday, August 14, 2020. Judy was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Dale and Marion MacTavish on June 26, 1951. On June 26, 1981, she married Gregg Schievink and they were married until his death on March 12, 2017. Judy is survived by her sister, Sandy (Bill) Boeve; her brother, Bob (Sherrie) MacTavish; her brothers-in-law, Kim Schievink, Brian (Jan) Schievink, and Todd (Sue) Schievink; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation will take place and no services will be held at this time. A private family gathering will be held this Fall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Jerald Ray Magoon Sr.

Jerald Ray Magoon Sr., of Cedar Springs, passed away December 25, 2019.  He was born to Clare and Gerda (Gritzmaker) Magoon on August 3, 1948 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Jerald came home to the farm as number fourteen of fifteen children.  Which I am sure made life interesting to say the least.  He grew up to be an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed hound hunting and drowning a worm occasionally.  He enjoyed spending time with friends having a beer.  And was never caught without his trusty pack of Winstons.  Later in life, he enjoyed bird watching, observing a well arrayed flower bed with all its beautiful colors and reminiscing with friends of times gone by and telling lies about hunts of yesteryear.

Jerald is survived by his four children, Jerald Magoon Jr. (Emily), Rebecca Starr (Roy), Shaun Magoon (Tonya), and John Magoon, ten grandchildren, Jhordan Magoon, Renee Flowers (Magoon), Tyler Magoon, Jordan Caudill, Joshua Magoon, Camantha Magoon, Dakota Vanscoy, Marjorie Starr, Jason Magoon, and Olivia “Ollie” Starr; six and a bun great grandchildren; two brothers, Clare Magoon Jr., and Jim Smigiel; eight sisters, Inez Hough, Pat Seymour, Lillian Dines, Marie McClary, Betty Hilbrands, Joyce Paige; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, John, Jim, Jerry and Carl Magoon; two sisters, Elsie Utter and Susan Porter.

There will be a time of visitation from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street, Rockford, MI 49341.  There will be a second visitation from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm Saturday, January 4, 2020 with the service to immediately follow at 1:00 pm at Pierson Bible Church, 101 Grand Street, Pierson, MI 49339. Pastors Tom Ekkel and Kim Hough presiding.

Those wishing to offer an expression of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to Pierson Bible Church or to the family to offset any funeral expenses.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford.https://www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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Bonnie E. Karasinski, age 71, of Cedar Springs, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Bonnie was the second of ten children born to Andrew and Ardith Karasinski on June 6, 1947. She attended White Dove Elementary School, prior to attending and graduating from Cedar Springs Public Schools. Bonnie had a love of learning and continued her education at Davenport College where she earned a degree in business accounting. After college, Bonnie was employed in the accounting department at Meijer Inc. and later at Amway Distributing. Bonnie was the sweetest, most inspiring, kindhearted, and caring daughter, sister, aunt and friend anyone could hope to have. Through her unbreakable bond with her siblings, Bonnie will be forever in our hearts. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Ardith Karasinski; sister, Linda Trethewey; and brother-in-law, James Dunn. Bonnie is survived in life and lovingly remembered by sisters Susan Dunn, Barbara Norman, Shirley (Don) Wittingen, Julia Leshinsky and Mary (Ron) Krick; and brothers Michael (Janice) Karasinski, Patrick (Karen) Karasinski and Charles (Diane) Karasinski; brother-in-law Brian Trethewey; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Mary Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, 1 W Maple St, Sand Lake, MI 49343, with Fr. Lam T. Le presiding. There will be visitation time with the family from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to Mass at church.  The Praying of the Rosary will be at 10:45 a.m. prior to Mass. Those wishing to make memorial donations in Bonnie’s name may contribute to the American Diabetes Association, 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Richard James Hoekstra, of Grant, passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 at home at the age of 88. He was born to Garrit and Ora (Sawtells) Hoekstra May 3, 1930. Richard served his flag and country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He is survived by his children, Gary Hoekstra, Alan Hoekstra, Nancy (Keith) Ruiter, Roxanne Cole, Kandy Kukla, Harry Kukla and Teresa Kukla; 24 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Char) Hoekstra. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Murlean and Mary; brother, Gerald Hoekstra; sisters, Waneda and Betty and son, Rick (Stosh) Kukla. There will be a time of visitation with family and friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2018 at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe St., Rockford, MI 49341. Military Service at 3 p.m.

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Shyanna “Zaedyn” Dawn Bowlin passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 10, 2018. She was born on March 31, 1997 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and graduated from Cedar Springs High School in 2015. Shyanna loved singing and photography. She also enjoyed wood burning, hunting, nature camping and being outdoors. Shyanna is survived by her mom and dad, Crystal and John Deason-Johnson; her father, Aaron Bowlin; her siblings, Breonna Deason-Johnson, Eve Deason-Johnson, Mercedez Deason-Johnson, and Trevor Winn; her grandparents, Sherri and Mark Sias, Diane Johnson, Shelia Bowlin and Fred Smith; her great-grandma, Sharon Cramer and her great-grandma, Rita Bowlin. She is also survived by her aunts and uncles, Linda Gritzmaker, Donny and Amiee Smith, Jay Cramer, Alisha and Steve Brooks, Jimmy and Tabetha Johnson, Tony and Brandy Johnson, Shante Deason-Johnson, Chrissy Franscico, Brie Willmer; her great aunts and uncles, Terry and Kitty Cramer, Tom and Dee Cramer, and Lee and Darlene Frost; and her extended family, Amanda and Nate Winn, Dawn Smith, Amanda Watkins, Chris Gritzmaker, Nick Dean, and Miah Rodwell; her cousin Samantha Cramer and many more cousins. Shyanna was preceded in death by her great-grandpa Keith Cramer 2014; her great-grandpa Bill Bowlin 2018; and her grandpa Bruce Johnson 2018. A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at The Springs Church, 135 N Grant St NE, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Pastor Dallas Burgeson will be officiating. A potluck luncheon will follow the memorial service at church.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Virginia (Miller) McIntyre of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 99, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was born to Louis and Marie Miller on February 9, 1919, in Courtland Township, Michigan. Virginia married John C. McIntyre on July 20, 1935. They lived and worked in Detroit during W.W.II. John and Virginia then moved back to the Grand Rapids area and settled on a farm in Rockford, Michigan on Young Avenue, with her parents and grandmother, Ida Scott. Virginia worked at Blodgett hospital in the dietician department, from where she retired. She and John sold the farm at their retirement and moved to White Creek Estates in Cedar Springs. John passed away on May 9, 1986, and Virginia made her home in Cedar Springs. She helped her brother, Wendell care for his wife, Sylvia, after a stroke. Then, made a home for him with her in Cedar Springs until his death. Although Virginia and John didn’t have children, she was mom and grandma to, and survived by, her nieces and nephews; Eva (Ken) Suttorp, and their children, Beth, Herb and Sean; Ken (Lisa) Suttorp, and their children, Taylor and Madison; and Gerald and Jean Miller, and their children, Juanita, Laretta, Jeff, Dennis, Rene, Rick, Jerrine and Ethel Marie. Virginia had wonderful neighbors and friends who blessed her in later years. The family would like to thank them for their many kindnesses: Carolyn and Tom, Carol and Darel, Arlene and Dick, and Vicky. The family also thanks Dr. Mark Fredrickson, St. Mary Hospital, Great Lakes Caring (hospice), and Metron of Forest Hills for their good care and personal attention. The funeral service for Virginia will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the service. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy may make a memorial contribution to Sunshine Community Church, 3300 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Ida Loraine Morris

Ida Loraine Morris of Sand Lake, Michigan, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  She was born to Henry and Etta (Schnieder) Roberts on January 16, 1925.  Ida was well known for her delicious fudge and cinnamon buns.  She maintained a beautiful flower garden. Ida enjoyed listening to music, embroidering quilts, and spending time with friends and family.  She is survived by her two loving daughters Connie (Gary) Welch and Terri (Tracey) Wood, six grandchildren, twenty two great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Stella White; sister-in-law, June Roberts; brother-in-law Kenny Becker; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Ida was preceded in death by both husbands Lawrence Heft and James Morris; son, Jerry (Sue) Heft; and grandson Jarrod Welch. There will be a time of visitation from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service for Ida will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Pederson Funeral Home. Pastor Rick Malone will be officiating.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford.

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