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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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Burdette “Burley” Helenius passed away peacefully on March 24, 2018 after a lengthy illness. He was born October 4, 1946 in Grand Rapids to William and Ardella (Opperman) Helenius. He worked for General Motors for 36 years as a welder maintenance leader and was a skilled tradesman at heart. He was a veteran of United States Air Force and served in Vietnam from 1965 to 1967. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved nothing more than being out in the woods hunting or being in his boat, on the ice, or in the river fishing. He loved playing tennis, going bowling, and watching baseball and football. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; his sons, Laars Helenius and Kyle (Dana) Helenius; his brother, Sidney (Nancy) Helenius; his step-siblings, Randy (Gloria) Crump, Diane (Walt) Dunbar, and Donna Korstange; six grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Ralph Crump; sister, Vawn Punches; step-sister, Linda Crump. The family met with friends Wednesday, March 28 at Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where a memorial service is being held Thursday, March 29. Pastor Bruce Wilson officiating. Interment Rosedale Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

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Mr. Frederick Joseph Stickler of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 74, entered into eternal life in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Fred was born to Floyd and Frances (Kelly) Stickler in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Tuesday, March 17, 1942. Fred had the greatest of dispositions, always loving life and his family without measure. One of Fred’s greatest joys was his care and love of horses— he was a true gentleman farmer. He also enjoyed leatherwork, as well as fixing bridles and saddles. Fred is survived by his beloved sister Loretta (Jonathan B.) Gamm; loving nieces and nephews, Jonathan M. (Kathleen) Gamm, David (Marilyn) Gamm, Brian (Jodie) Gamm, and Sarah (Eric) Matwiejczyk; adored great nieces and nephews, Erik, Emily, Anna, Joseph, Lee, Claire, Mary, Sophia, Elise, and Matthew; and other beloved members of the Stickler, Kelly, and Gamm families. A time of visitation was held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. A scripture service was offered immediately following visitation at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Rev. Msgr. Terrence L. Stewart at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Holy Family Parish, 425 S. State Street, Sparta, MI 49345. A time of visitation was held at church, one hour prior to Mass. Fred will be laid to rest in Rosedale Memorial Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Those wishing to offer an expression of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding, 3777 Rector Avenue NE, Rockford, MI 49341.

Arrangements by Pederson Fuenral Home, Rockford

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EPSON scanner imageOrville D. Moore, 90 of Cedar Springs, died Friday, January 9, 2015 at his home. Orville was born April 27, 1924 in Plainfield Township, Michigan, the son of Nelville and Leliah (Huckleberry) Moore. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from Dohler-Jarvis after 30 years of service. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling and playing cards. Surviving are his children, Rosalee (John) Richer, Julie Tope, Thomas (Kelle Edwards) Moore, Terry (Jan Compton) Moore; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren including a special great granddaughter, Randi Rose; sister, Elaine Kooiker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemarie in 2004; sister, Betty Baggie; brother, Kenneth Moore. The family will greet friends Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 10:00 am at Mary Queen of Apostles, Sand Lake. Rev. Fr. Lam T. Le celebrant. Interment Rosedale Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3230 Eagle Park Dr. #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.

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


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