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ALTHEA CHRISTINE SWIFT


 

26C--obit-SwiftAlthea Christine Swift passed in her sleep early on the morning of June 25, 2016, and has gone to be with her Heavenly Father. She was born on August 9, 1923, to John V. Johnson and Nora Carlson Johnson and graduated from Kent City High School. She was confirmed in Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Kent City and was a devoted lifelong member of that congregation. In the 1940s, she worked as a telephone operator at Michigan Bell Telephone Company. In 1950, she and her husband Leon Swift bought their farm on Swift Street in Cedar Springs (Courtland Township) and built their family and business together there. She was preceded in death by her husband; her brothers Edwin and Arnold; her sister Norma; and her daughter-in-law Dawn Feikema Swift. She is survived by her sister Imogene (Gene); her sons Roger and Lawrence David “Larry” Swift; her grandchildren Jon, Katie, Elisabeth, Travis and Tyler Swift, as well as many nephews and nieces, their children, numerous cousins and many dear friends. Visitation was on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Mamrelund Lutheran Church, 4085 Lutheran Church Road, Kent City, MI 49330. Pastor Leonard Dahlgren officiating. An additional visitation was held at the church for the hour prior to the service. Interment in Courtland Cemetery, after which, there was a luncheon at the Courtland Methodist Church, across from the cemetery.

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JEAN ELLEN ENGSTROM


 

Jean Ellen Engstrom, age 88, of Cedar Springs, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Jean was born in Harvard, Michigan, on June 4, 1928. She was one of thirteen children born to Eli and Dorothy (Butts) McNees. She worked for Keeler Brass and was a member of the American Legion. Jean is survived by her daughter, Shirley Christensen; her son and daughter-in-law, Garry and Charlene Wybenga; her grandchildren, Robert and Shannon Rowland, Lisa Santoyo, Leigh Ann Wybenga, Nick Wybenga, and Chad and Julie Bonter; her six great-grandchildren; her sister, Margaret (Bruce) Longcore; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Jean were conducted at 1p.m. Monday, June 13, 2016 at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street, Rockford, MI 49341. Visitation was held one hour to the funeral service at the funeral home on Monday. Burial of her cremated remains will take place in Pierson Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.

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Gary Lee VanSchuur


12C-obit-VANSCHUURMr. Gary Lee VanSchuur, of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 66, passed away on the afternoon of Monday, March 21, 2016, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. Gary was born to Gerrit and Leona Marie (Beduhn) VanSchuur on Sunday, September 11, 1949, in Sparta, Michigan, and had been a lifelong resident of the area. As a truehearted patriot, Gary proudly and courageously served his flag and country in the United States Army, fighting in the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge, he worked for the Farm Bureau of Kent City and then as a supervisor for Knoll Furniture until his retirement in 2008. Gary enjoyed the simple things in life he was a great Michigan outdoorsman who loved to go deer hunting, and as a farmer, Gary loved working the land. He was also a very talented woodworker, crafting many things with his parents in their woodshop. Family was everything to Gary. He was a loving and devoted husband, wonderful father, proud grandfather, and dear brother and friend. He cherished every family get-together, being with his grandchildren whenever he could, and he especially loved taking them for rides on the Gator. Gary is survived by his beloved wife Sharon (Fisk); loving children, MaryAnn (K.J.) Decker and Keith (Laura) Goltz, Sr.; adored grandchildren, Whitney (fiance Cory Wimmer) Decker, Hailey Decker, Devon Cole, Keith Goltz, Jr., Abby Goltz, and Kaylee Goltz; mother Marie VanSchuur; sister Janice; brother-in-law Carl; father and mother-in-law James and Shirley Fisk; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim (Annetta) and Ruth (Stan); and numerous nieces, nephews, and other beloved members of the VanSchuur and Fisk families. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerrit; and brother-in-law Steve. There will be a time of visitation from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service for Gary will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016, at Pederson Funeral Home. Pastor Rick Miller will be officiating. Under the auspices of the Kent County Veteran’s Honor Guard and the United States Army, full military honors will be conducted. Gary will be laid to rest in Crandall Cemetery, Ensley Township, Michigan.

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LYMAN J. GATES


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Mr. Lyman J. Gates of Sparta, Michigan, age 87, passed away on the morning of Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. Lyman was born to Edgar and Carrie (Johnson) Gates on Tuesday, June 5, 1928, in Muskegon, Michigan, but grew up on 16 Mile Road on a farm that has been in the family since 1915. He attended the one-room Burchville School. Lyman was always a hard worker– he husked corn with his father as a child, worked for Wolverine Worldwide as a teenager, and for thirty-six years had a career at Rapistan until his retirement. At home he was a skilled woodworker, crafting furniture for Joan, made from the Oak trees on their property. Lyman was a great Michigan outdoorsman. He loved to go fishing and would spend hours in the boat on Big Bay de Noc. He also loved hunting in “God’s Country;” the beautiful Upper Peninsula. Lyman is survived by his beloved wife Joan Gates; children, Curtis (Valeri) Gates, Christine (Jay) Schoeppe, and Bryan Gates; grandchildren, Justin (Megan) Gates, Kirk (Lindsi) Gates, Kylah (Ryan) Sullivan, Brooke (James) Wiles, Kelli (Dan) Erb, Elizabeth (Derek) Sall, Cameron Gates; eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Jeanne Cullum; brothers-in-law, Phillip and Tom Odren; numerous nieces, nephew, and other beloved members of the Gates and Odren families. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Gates; daughter-in-law, Kathi Gates; parents, Edger and Carrie Gates; father and mother-in-law, Don and Julie Odren; brother, Ivan Gates; brothers-in-law, Charles, Calvin, and Don Odren. There will be a time of visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016 at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service for Lyman will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Pederson Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to the funeral. Lyman will be laid to rest in Solon Township Cemetery. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution in lieu of flowers to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Michigan Chapter, 549 Ottawa Ave NW #307, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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BEATRICE ROELOFS


Mrs. Beatrice Roelofs, age 86, of Cedar Springs, went home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday February 7, 2016. She was born to Bert and Grace (Walma) Boersen on July 24, 1929 in Zeeland, Michigan. Beatrice enjoyed reading, word search puzzles, cross stitch, feeding the birds and gardening. However, most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.

Beatrice is survived by her children, Linda (Bruce) McGoffin, Gary (Susan) Roelofs, Martin (Sally) Roelofs, Gloria (Gerry) Gebhardt, Sandra (Ron) Starr, Beth (Mitchell) Cole and Douglas Roelofs; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Richard (Thelma) Boersen. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard; infant daughter, Susan; son, Donald in 2015; and several brothers and sisters.

A time of visitation was held with the family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe St., Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service will be 11:00 am Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to donate to Spectrum Health Hospice, 4500 Breton SE, Bretwood Centre, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.

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DAVID LEE TISDEL


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Mr. David Lee Tisdel of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 71, passed away on the evening of Sunday, January 17, 2016. He was born to Mervel and Virginia (Wood) Tisdel on May 3, 1944, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. David was the oldest child of three brothers, raised on their family farm in the Cedar Springs area. He was a graduate of Cedar Springs High School and David was married to Jill Tisdel (Gunneson) of Kent City. David was an exceptional truck driver, hauling steel, and hauled people too, as his career shifted into the charter business. In his free time, David enjoyed pulling antique tractors, and snowmobiling, as well as motorcycling. David is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Jill Tisdel; childen, Mischelle Felbab, Scott (Jennifer Bedel) Smith, Nancy Smith, and Cindy Smith; grandchildren Myckala Felbab, Amanda Harmon, Jimmy Harmon, Jasmyn Smith, Cheyenne Smith, Jeremiah Smith, Brendan Paepke; great grandchildren Elliot, Cain, and Jaxon; brothers Dennis (Connie) Tisdel and Brian Tisdel; and son-in-law Michael Felbab. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife Barbara (Giles) Tisdel. There will be a memorial visitation held from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to the American Diabetes Association, 1550 E. Beltline Avenue SE, Suite 250, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

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BEULAH ANN SCOTT


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Mrs. Beulah Ann Scott of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 86, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015. Beulah was born to Fredrick and Edith (Smith) Hunt on Thursday, October 31, 1929, in Brutus, Michigan. Beulah volunteered at North Kent Service Center and the Gleaners. She was a lifetime member of the Rockford VFW Post, Ladies Auxiliary. Beulah also was a member of TOPS for many years. She was very good at making boiled dinners and macaroni & cheese with 3 different cheeses. Beulah also enjoyed gardening and canning the harvest of her hard work. She was known to make the best zucchini bars with lemon juice. Beulah is survived by her son, Randy Scott; daughter-in-law, Julie Scott; three granddaughters, Tamara (Bobby) Nealy, Marcy (Lee) Crites, Sarah (Daniel) Waddell; grandson, Nathan (Elicia) Scott; three great-grandsons, Jackson Nealy, Conor Waddell, Collin Scott; great-granddaughter, Kendra Scott; two brothers, Fred (Martha) Hunt, Eugene (Lucille) Riggins. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 50 years, Willis Scott; son, Lynn Scott; two sisters, Grace Allen, Freida Hoffman; brother, Frank Hunt. To celebrate Beulah’s life there will be a memorial luncheon from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the Rockford American Legion, Merritt Lamp Post 102, 330 Rockford Park Drive NE, Rockford, MI 49341. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, 4500 Breton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.

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DONALD JON ROELOFS


 

Mr. Donald Jon Roelofs, age 62, of Howard City, passed away unexpected Thursday, November 26, 2015 at his home. He was born to Howard and Beatrice (Boersen) Roelofs on October 6, 1953 in Zeeland, Michigan. He served his country and flag in the United States Army. Don worked for Blackmer Pump for 30 years. In his free time he enjoyed fishing and driving his dune buggy on the sand dunes at Silver Lake State Park. He also enjoyed walking the Lake Michigan beach and watching the sunsets. He is survived by his soul mate, Kathy; mother, Beatrice; brothers, Gary (Susan) Roelofs, Martin (Sally) Roelofs, Douglas Roelofs; sisters, Linda (Bruce) McGoffin, Gloria (Gerry) Gebhardt, Sandra (Ron) Starr, Beth (Mitch) Cole. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard; sister, Susan. A time of visitation with the family was held from 5:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe St., Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service was held at 11:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the Pederson Funeral Home. There was also a time of visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to offer gifts of sympathy are encouraged to donate to a charity of your choice in Donald’s name.

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RICHARD B. GOODELL


 

Mr. Richard B. Goodell of Fruitland Park, Florida, formally of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 91, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015. He was born on Saturday, February 16, 1924, to Garner and Jessie (Heiss) Goodell in Solon Township and was a graduate of Cedar Springs High School. As a truehearted countryman, Richard proudly and courageously served his flag and country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. After the war, he was a dairy farmer for most of his life, which he truly enjoyed. Richard also was mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. Richard is survived by his beloved wife Betty; loving children, Bonnie (Zane) Ziviski, Janet (Larry) Gomaat, Keith (Cheryl) Goodell, Robert K. (Cathy) Brooks, Linda C. (Ron) Harper; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild coming in February; sisters, Thelma Morris, Marie (Winfield) Bigney, and Donna Rhoades; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Goodell, Dorothy Visger; brothers-in-law, Edward Batchelder, John Batchelder, Shirley (John) Brenner. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor; brother, Donald; sister, Norma Robinson; son-in-law, Jay Markham; brothers and sisters-in-law, Natalie (Charles) Bolthouse, George (Geraldine) Batchelder, Elmer (Laura) Batchelder, Bob Visger, Harley Morris, Raymond Rhoades, and Patricia Batchelder. The funeral service for Richard will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street, Rockford, MI 49341. A time of visitation with the family was held from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at Pederson Funeral Home.

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SONJA MAGOON


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Sonja Marie Magoon, age 47, of Marion, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015. She was born to John and Donna Magoon in Portland, Oregon on August 25, 1968. She is survived by her loving daughter, Sarah (James Jackson) Clayton; adored granddaughter, Natalie Clayton; sister, Darla Molina; fiance` Floyd Williams; nieces and nephews, Nicole Rowley, Christopher Cunningham, Brandy Grigsby, Shea Molina. Sonja was preceded in death by her parents. The funeral service will be 11 am, Friday, October 9, 2015 at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe St., Rockford, MI 49341. There will be a time of visitation with the family from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm Thursday, October 8th at Pederson Funeral Home.

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