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Marijo (Swart) Brockschmidt age 49 of Howard City went home to be with her Lord and Savior  February 5, 2018 at her residence. She was born July 5, 1968 in Grand Rapids the daughter of Richard and Jacqueline (Slater) Swart. During her working years she worked as a Massage Therapist / Reflexologist for twenty five years. Marijo was a kind and giving person she enjoyed hunting, playing musical instruments, knitting and crocheting. She was a foreign exchange student to Belgium and was also a youth missionary. In 1998 she married James Brockschmidt who survives. Also surviving are her mother Jacqueline Swart of Pierson; sister Teri (Christopher Powell) Swart of Morley; their son Turner and daughter Alyssa; brother Jack Swart and his son Nathan; stepson Kyle Brockschmidt of Howard City and his children Brody, Brianna and Brooklyn; stepdaughter Kelli (Eric) Luchs of Las Vegas and their daughter Kerith; brother-in-law Leo (Jean) Brockschmidt; two nieces Amy and Erin Brockschmidt. She was preceded in death by her father Richard and mother and father-in-law Elaine and Phil Brockschmidt. Funeral services will take place on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Heckman Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Giddings officiating with burial in the Reynolds Cemetery.  The family will greet friends at the Funeral home on Sunday from 2- 4 and 6-8 p.m. and prior to services on Monday.

Arrangements by Heckman Funeral Home, Howard City  

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Kent City grad dies in crash


Isaiah Slater. Photo from his facebook page.

Isaiah Slater. Photo from his facebook page.

An 18-year-old Tyrone Township teen was killed last weekend when he crashed his vehicle while trying to pass another car.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, the crash occurred on Saturday, November 12, about 3:10 p.m., on Red Pine Drive, north of 18 Mile Rd. Police said that witnesses reported a southbound 2003 Mercury Sable tried to pass another southbound vehicle, and lost control. The car then left the roadway, rolled over, and crashed into several trees on the west side of the road.

The driver of the vehicle, Isaiah Slater, 18, of Tyrone Township, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. There was no one else in the car, and no other vehicles involved in the crash.

Police believe that speed was a factor in the crash, but alcohol and drugs are not thought to be factor. He was wearing his seatbelt.

Isaiah is the son of Gerald and Deborah Slater. According to his obituary, he had attended Algoma Christian School, and graduated from Kent City High School in 2016. He was attending Grand Rapids Community College.

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