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Elsie May (Condon) Waller, age 82, of Cedar Springs, passed away peacefully, Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Mercy Health – St. Mary’s surrounded by her family. Elsie was born July 28, 1936 in Lowell, Michigan the daughter of Boyd and Jeanne (McFarland) Condon. Elsie was a longtime collector of Avon and Precious Moments. She enjoyed her flowers, craft shows, flea markets and time spent with family sitting around (and playing) with the fire at the cabin. She and her husband Bob were able to travel all over the country including Alaska and several trips to Yellowstone National Park. They were able to winter in Florida where they made lifelong friends from all over the country. Elsie was incredibly proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed every minute spent with her family. They loved attending parades and events with the car club, of which they have been members for many years. Elsie was very much loved by her family and many friends and is already missed by all. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Robert; sons, Gene (Barb) Waller, Gordon (Lauri) Waller; grandchildren, Jessica Waller (RJ), Andrea Edrington, Jackie Slocum (Justin), Amy Hutchinson (Adam); great-grandchildren, Ashley, Brady, Melanie, Brody, Peyton and Evan; sister, Sharon Cramer; sisters-in-law, Ethel Ergang and Helen (Bud) Gambee; special friend, Nancy Norman. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Boyd Condon Jr. The family will greet friends Thursday, September 6 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be held Friday 11:00 a.m. Pastor Bill Johnson officiating. Interment East Nelson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Health – St. Mary’s Critical Care Unit.

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

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Gordy and Lauri Waller, of Sand Lake, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacklyn Waller, of Howard City, to Justin Slocum of Howard City. Justin is the son of Don Slocum, of Howard City, and Mechelle Merlington, of Grand Rapids. Jacklyn is a 2003 graduate of Tri County High School and Justin is a 2004 graduate of Tri County High School. A June 27, 2015 wedding is to take place in Big Rapids, Michigan.

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Turtle lovers to the rescue

In the past few weeks, we’ve had some new entries into the Post Turtle Rescue Club!

Landon Prater, 5, of Cedar Springs, and mom Jessica came across a snapper turtle trying to cross 16 Mile just south of White Creek Avenue. They had nothing to put him in to move him across the street, so they tried to get him to bite on a branch so they could lead him across to safety. However, the ornery turtle didn’t want to cooperate, and hissed at them. Although they didn’t want to, they left the turtle there because mom had to get to work. When Landon and grandma drove back later, the turtle was gone. “I guess we’ll have to carry a box from now on,” said Jessica.
Casey Slocum, 16, and Devin Slocum, 9, found a snapper turtle on 18 Mile Road north of Pine Lake. “I’ve never rescued a turtle before,” said Devin, a third-grader at Beach Elementary. The girls had a container to put him in, and released the turtle at Pine Lake.
John Meeuwes told the Post that he returned home from somewhere and found his dog, Smoky, acting very frantic. “He had pulled most of his bedding out of his doghouse, and was barking like crazy at it,” explained John. When they pulled off the top of his coop, they were amazed at what they saw. “We were very surprised to see a painter turtle trying to lay eggs in his home!” he said. John said they moved the turtle to a new garden for her to lay her eggs.
Congratulations to all of the new members of the Post Turtle Rescue Club! You’ll be receiving a certificate and refrigerator magnet in the mail soon!
As a reminder, if you see a turtle trying to cross the road, you only need to help them to the other side, in the way they were traveling, and please be safe while doing it. And never try to pick up a snapping turtle!
If you’ve rescued a turtle, you can email photos and a brief summary to news@cedarspringspost.com, or stop in t our office at 36 E. Maple Street in Cedar Springs.

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