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C. LEONA HOSKINS SJOGREN


C. Leona Hoskins Sjogren of Rockford, Michigan (formerly of Cedar Springs), age 94, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017. She was born to Lawrence and Lucy (Low) Loveless on February 6, 1923, in Dolph, Michigan. Her family moved to the Rockford area where she grew up on a farm on 12 Mile Rd. In 1941 she graduated from Rockford High School and while in high school she was a drummer in the drum and bugle corps. for the Merritt Lamb Post # 102 American Legion. When she was 11 her mother led her to the Lord and she accepted Christ as her Savior. Leona is survived by her loving sons Tom Hoskins, Mark (Joy) Hoskins, and Dan (Laureen) Hoskins; the Sjogren family; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Henry Hoskins in 1993; second husband Norman Sjogren in 2008, sister Mildred Crisman, and daughter in law Judy Hoskins. A funeral service for Leona was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Algoma Baptist Church, 10515 Grange Ave NE, Rockford, MI 49341. Pastor Dave Fernlund and Pastor Ken Harger officiated. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to Algoma Baptist Church or Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding Ave SE, Ada, MI 49301.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Donald D. Cooper


Donald D. Cooper “Coop” of Sparta, Michigan, age 68, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017.  He was born to Royal and Ruth (Joslin) Cooper on October 10, 1949, in Grand Rapids, MI.  Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, muscle and classic cars, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.  Donald is survived by his beloved significant other of over 7 years Nancy Sowerby; Nancy’s family Michael, Patrick, Patrick and Jailyn, children Randy Cooper and Chris (Kristine) Cooper; grandchildren Cameron, Ethan, Trenton, Devon (Austin), Chance; great-grandson Anthony, siblings Ken (Deb), Helen (Steve), Jo-Ann (Dave), Nancy, and Dale, and loving dad Royal Cooper.  He was preceded in death by his mother, wife Jeanne Cooper, and dog Maggie.  There will be a time of visitation from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341.  The funeral service for Donald was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Pederson Funeral Home.  Pastor Bruce Wilson officiated.  There was a one hour visitation prior to the service.  Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy may make a memorial contribution to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or Spectrum Health Hospitals Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford, www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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JOYCE A. EMPIE


Joyce A. (Bremmer) Empie, a lifelong resident of Cedar Springs, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017. She was born December 20, 1930 to Morise and Vera (Porter) Bremmer in Cedar Springs, Michigan. She leaves behind her daughter Jomay (Bob) Brand; grandchildren Dana Brand, Justin (Nikki) Brand, and Katie Brand along with great-grandchildren Gavin, Maddie, and Harper. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory her brothers Arwin “Ed” (Nancy) Bremmer, Rex (Kathy) Bremmer, and Arden (Denise) Bremmer; and several nieces and nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Stanley, her brother Jack, and parents Morise and Vera. Joyce worked at Beach Elementary for many years and enjoyed camping, hunting and spending time with her family. In High School she was a member of the choir, Future Homemakers of America, a cheer leader for three years and a member of the Red Flannel Queen Court. A memorial visitation was held at Pederson Funeral Home after cremation had taken place.

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BETTY MAGUIRE


 

Betty Jane (Orr) Maguire of Cedar Springs, Michigan, (formerly of Coral, Michigan), age 94, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017. She was born to Patrick and Isabel (Visner) Byrne on December 31, 1922. Betty retired from Lear Siegler Corporation after working there for 30 years. She was a member of the Tri County Eagles Aeire 4467. Betty is survived by her children Victoria Lee and Carroll Matulis; step children Pauline (Fred) TenEyck and Mark Maguire; grandchildren Victor (Terri) Matulis, and other grandchildren by marriage; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her late husbands Victor Orr and Frank Maguire; and several brothers and sisters. There was a time of visitation on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The Mass of Christian Burial for Betty was held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 17 Mile Rd NE, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Fr. Lam Le presided. In Lieu of flowers, those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy may make a memorial contribution to Emmanuel Hospice, 2161 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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MARILYN ANN STONER


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Marilyn Ann Stoner, age 79, a longtime resident of Cedar Springs, Michigan, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2017, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family. Marilyn was born on September 6, 1937, in Cedar Springs, Michigan, to the late Edwin and Treva Mae (Stout) Hoven. She was the fourth of five children born on her family farm. Marilyn was a graduate of Cedar Springs Public Schools and she trained as an x-ray technician, which led to her position at Dr. Branyan’s office in Cedar Springs where she met her husband Gordon. They were married on October 6, 1961. Marilyn enjoyed many things in life, she utilized her green thumb in the garden and belonged to the local garden club. Marilyn loved to plan parties for family birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays, because she loved proving for her family, and her love for them was immeasurable. Marilyn was also a woman of deep faith, seeing the Lord in everything she did, and walked with him daily. Marilyn is survived by her loving children Debra Stoner, Kathy (Bruce) Proctor, Susan (Joseph) Blood, Lisa DeRuyscher, Sam (Stephanee) Stoner, and Amanda (Chad) Hoke; grandchildren, Debra (Scott) Ploeg, John (Kerry Halloran) Proctor, Katrina (Timothy) Chaffee, Jared Proctor, Lauren (Austin) Jackson, Jayce Kraus, Nicholas DeRuyscher, Maxwell Stoner, Anderson Stoner, Madalyn Hoke, Katelyn Hoke, and Nathan Hoke; great-granddaughter Aurora Proctor; brothers Max (Lee) Hoven; sister Margene Swanson; brother Hugh (Connie) Hoven; and numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends, and other beloved members of the Stoner and Hoven families. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gordon D. Stoner; and sister Shirley (Charles) Dean. There was a time of visitation from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service was celebrated by Rev. Dan Hoven at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017, at Pederson Funeral Home. There was also a one hour visitation prior to the service. Marilyn will be laid to rest in Blythefield Memory Gardens, Belmont, Michigan. The family would like to thank the individuals at the Lacks Cancer Center and Faith Hospice for their exceptional care and support over these last four months. Those wishing to offer an expression of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to Saint Mary’s Foundation for the Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center, 200 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503; or to Faith Hospice – Development Office, 2100 Raybrook Street SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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GREGG SCHIEVINK


 

C--obit-SchievinkGregg Schievink, age 62 of Cedar Springs, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep at his home on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Gregg was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to George and Arlene (Reynhout) Schievink on October 13, 1954. He graduated from East Kentwood High School and worked for several years in commercial construction throughout the United States. Gregg was employed by Triangle Associates for 27 years and for Wolverine Building for the last year. Gregg is a survived by his wife of 35 years, Judy (MacTavish) Schievink; his brothers, Kim Schievink, Brian (Jan) Schievink, Todd (Sue) Schievink, Ron (Julie) TerMolen, and Al (Toni) TerMolen; his sister-in-law, Sandy (Bill) Boeve, and Bob (Sherrie) MacTavish; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service to celebrate Gregg’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N Monroe St., Rockford, MI 49341. A time of visitation with the family was held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Pederson Funeral Home. 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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Judeth L. Hoskins


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Mrs. Judeth L. Hoskins of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 72, passed away unexpectedly in the comfort of her home on the evening of Friday, January 20, 2017. Judeth is survived by her beloved husband of forty-eight years, Thomas Hoskins; loving children Shawn (Patti) Hoskins, Jerome (Jean) Hoskins, Connie (Hector) Padilla; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Sam (Deann) Watson; sister-in-law Shelby Watson; and other beloved members of the Hoskins and Watson families. She was preceded in death by her parents, Erma and Joe Watson; and brother Tim Watson. For over twenty years, together, Judeth and Tom owned the Farm Country Cheese House in Lakeview. Judeth was an incredibly talented cheesemaker and in her free time she enjoyed going antiquing, quilting, making homemade soap, and tending to her goats. She also made doll clothes for the Forgotten Man Ministries. Judeth really loved the simple things in life, but the love she had for her family was without measure. Judeth was a loving and devoted wife, wonderful mother, proud grandmother, dear sister, and friend. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by her family, friends, and all those who knew her. The funeral service for Judeth was celebrated by Rev. Ken Harger at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Pederson Funeral Home. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to Forgotten Man Ministries, 3940 Fruit Ridge Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544.

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LARRY O. WOODHULL


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Mr. Larry O. Woodhull, aged 71, a lifelong Cedar Springs area resident, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Larry was born February 13, 1945 in Grand Rapids, the son of Kenneth and Lila (Bowers) Woodhull. He was a 1963 graduate of Cedar Springs High School and attended Solon Center Wesleyan Church. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, and worked for many years as a carpenter. Surviving are his brother Gary (Barbara) Woodhull; a niece Ann (Darryl) Stock and a nephew Patrick (Kristin) Woodhull, two grandnieces and two grandnephews. There will be a time of visitation on Thursday, December 22, 2016 starting at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford followed immediately with Military Honors. Interment Algoma Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Hospital or Solon Center Wesleyan Church would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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JOYCE REYBURN


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Joyce Reyburn (Ziemann) age 86, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 8, 2016. Joyce graduated from Godwin High School and then graduated from the Beauty School in Kalamazoo. She then became a cosmetology instructor at the State College of Beauty in Grand Rapids. Joyce changed careers and drove bus for Kenowa Hills for 20 years, where she retired in 1984. Since retirement, Joyce spent many winters in Arizona. Joyce is survived by her husband of 63 years, Gordon Reyburn, children Greg (Toni) Reyburn of Arizona, and Pam (Glen) Jurick of Wyoming, Michigan. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Nick and Deb Bettes, Zack and Julie Reyburn, Mitchell Bettes, Ryan Bettes, Kent and Sarah Reyburn, Shontelle Hyde and MCO Officer Danielle Collins, and seven great-grandchildren. As was Joyce’s wishes, cremation has taken place and interment will be at the Fort Custer National Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan. A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date for members of her family.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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STEPHEN EDWARD SLATER


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Stephen “Steve” Edward Slater of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 62, went home to be with the Lord on September 30, 2016. Steve was born on November 1, 1953, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Steve leaves behind his five loving children: Shane (Sarah) Slater, Stephen Slater, Chad Slater, Tara (Gordon) Soyka and Nicholas (Tara) Slater. Steve also leaves behind his three beloved siblings: Daniel (Sheri) Slater, Janice (Ralph) Mason and Norman (Kathy) Slater. Steve leaves behind eighteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren with one on the way; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Grace Slater; and baby sister Norma Jean. Steve was a simple man with a heart of gold that loved family, singing, playing music, morel mushroom hunting, fishing, shooting his guns, and watching movies. He will be dearly missed. A time of visitation with the family was held from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service was held Monday, October 3, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the family’s Go Fund Me page to assist with expenses. https://www.gofundme.com/2qunrpys?ssid=755549801&pos=2

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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