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MARIA A. SCHUITEMA


Mrs. Maria A. Schuitema of Solon Township, age 72, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Maria was born in Barcelona, Spain on May 29, 1942 and had been a long-time resident of West Michigan. For many years, Maria was a self-employed beautician. She will be greatly missed by many. Maria leaves behind her brothers and sisters-in-law, Margaret Kronberg, Larry (Cos) Schuitema, Bob (Jeanne) Schuitema, Bernie (Marie) Schuitema, Dorothy Lanting, and Margie Schuitema. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Blaine L. Schuitema on December 13, 2003; and brothers-in-law, Milo (Pat) Schuitema, Bud Kronberg and John Lanting; sister-in-law, Beat Winter. Services will not be held.

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ROSEMARIE T. PATIN


23C obit PatinRosemarie “Rosie” T. Patin of Sand Lake, age 76, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014. Rosie was born to Walter and Josephine (née Mikulenas) Tursky on March 5, 1938 at her home in Grand Rapids on Front Street where the expressway now passes through. Her father was a shipping supervisor at Haskelite and her mother was a homemaker. There were four children in her family. She graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1955 and went to work in the office at Michigan Plating and Stamping. While attending a Catholic young adult dance she met John Patin. He was a hard working man who had purchased a farm in Ensley Center in 1949. Their first date was in August of 1958 and on November 21, 1959 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids they married. John had been a farmer all his life and frankly was a work enthusiast. But that did not deter Rosie, although having grown up in the city she joined right in, farming alongside John, working right along with him every day. Always an active member in the community she was involved in the Newaygo Farm Bureau, was secretary for the Ensley Township Farm Bureau, and secretary for the Ensley Grange for some time.  One can only imagine the changes she witnessed in farming and how many long hard hours she worked, enjoying the fruits….or rather vegetables, of their labor along the way. Faith and Family however were her top priorities. Sunday breakfast at their home was always a treat, as she was an amazing cook. Her whole life was devoted to her Catholic faith. She was a member of Mary Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church where she was a member of the Ladies Guild, a Liturgist, a Sacristan and a Eucharistic Minister. Rosie was also a professed member of Mary Queen of Apostles Secular Franciscan Order. Rosie’s living example of grace and faithfulness will live on in her many family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, John A. Patin; her parents, her brothers, Walter George Tursky and Bernard Tursky, in laws Philip and Mary Patin, brother in laws Alphonso Patin, Joseph Patin and Henry Kalman, sister in laws, Ruth Patin, Mary Louise Patin, Patricia Patin. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Marian R. Morrow, and her in-laws, Mrs. Charlotte Turskey, Sr Mary Philip OSF, Margaret Kalman, Fred and Mary Lynn Patin, Sr Mary Phyllis OSF, Peter and Carole Patin, Anthony Patin, Donna and Jack Dunaven and many beloved nieces and nephews. There will be a time of visitation from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. There will be a Praying of the Rosary at 8:00 pm following the visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial take place at 11:00 am on Friday, June 6, 2014 at Mary Queen of Apostles Church, 1 W. Maple Street, Sand Lake, MI 49343; Rev. Lam T. Le and Rev. Dennis Morrow will be presiding. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sand Lake. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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KEITH DOUGLAS CRAMER


C obit CramerMr. Keith Douglas Cramer of Cedar Springs, age 73, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born to Wayne and Iva (née Becker) Cramer in Rockford, Michigan on June 27, 1940 and had been a life-long Kent County resident. Keith enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors, hunting and fishing, as well as traveling with their camper; and it must also be said that Keith loved touring on his Harley, especially with his wife Sharon by his side. He was also a fifty-one year member of the Local #1102. Keith was a loving and devoted husband and wonderful father and grandfather. He will be missed by all those who knew him. Keith leaves behind his beloved wife of fifty-six years, Sharon; children Tom (Delene) Cramer, Sherri (Mark) Sias, Terry (Kitty) Cramer and Lee Frost; grandchildren David Cramer, Tom Cramer II, Jay Cramer, Crystal (J.P.) Deason Johnson, Donny (Aimee) Smith, Terry (Cassandra) Cramer II, Michael Cramer, Fawn (Jon) Reedy, Tim (Brandy) Frost, Kimmy (Don) McMeeken, Zack (Alexis) McMeeken, Ron (Mandi) McMeeken, and Crystal (Ray) Rayapurredy; twenty-eight great grandchildren; and one great, great grandson Hunter Lee. He was preceded in death by his daughter Sue Frost. As per the wishes of Keith, services will not be held. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to: The American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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Darlene Joy Ferguson


Mrs. Darlene Joy Ferguson of Solon Township passed away on September 24, 2013, age 70. The four winds blew, my wolves came from the north gave me gifts, welcomed our family to the third heaven, as war cries sounded you became the angel of mourning, and Grey Otter cried inside, a storm is coming, and I, Chief of all Nations, will address our family legacy, Mother Earth is here. Mrs. Ferguson’s family is planning a private service at a later date.

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CLELAND NICHOLS


Mr. Cleland “Nick” Nichols, age 95, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 3, 2013. He was born in Howard City to Vernon and Arlie (Rogers) Nichols. He married Neva Purdy on March 2, 1940 and she preceded him in 2006. He was a lifelong farmer and a Navy veteran of WWII. Nick was also a member of Sand Lake United Methodist Church and Gideon’s International. He is survived by his children; Leland (Carlin) Nichols of Kingman, Arizona, Donna (Russell) Rubingh of Fairfield, California, Yvonne (Fred) Clark of Edmore, Karen (John) Smith of Sand Lake; 10 grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Charles (Laura) Purdy of White Cloud; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and a friend closer than a brother, Albert Abel. Nick was preceded in death by his parents; wife Neva; brother, Roger (Ruth) Nichols. The funeral service was held at 11 am on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St., Sand Lake, Michigan. The visitation was held from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Pederson Funeral Home in Rockford. The burial will take place at Crandall Cemetery in Sand Lake. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Gideon’s International or Sand Lake United Methodist Church.

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Theresa M. Feltenbarger


Theresa M. Feltenbarger, age 54, of Cedar Springs, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Arthur; daughter, Jennifer Tompkins and fiancé Greg VanCamp of Greenville; grandchildren, Jacob Gildner, and Robert Tompkins; mother, Mrs. Helen Jones of Cedar Springs, brother, Charles and Kim Jones of Georgia, and Keith Jones of Cedar Springs; sister, Barb and Dave McBride of Cedar Springs, and Diane and Robert Cronkright of Cedar Springs; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Jones, and her brother, Walter Jones, Jr. The service for Theresa will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford with Pastor Jennings Johnson officiating. Interment in Solon Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the needs of the family. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and  6 to 8 p.m.
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