Posted on 07 November 2014.
Terrance N. “Terry” Bengtson 72 of Cedar Springs, died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at his home after a long fight with non-hodgkins lymphoma, stage IV since 1994 with many good years in between. Terry was born March 22, 1942 in Traverse City, MI the son of the late Alvin and Jean (Chapman) Bengtson. He graduated from Mancelona High School and Northwestern Michigan in Traverse City. He was a State Farm Agent in Cedar Springs for 39 years, retiring in 2008. He had been a member of the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, Sand Lake Eagles, Sparta Moose and past president and member of the Cedar Springs Rotary. Terry loved many years of sailing on Lake Michigan on his boat, “Premium Fund” as a member of the Muskegon Yacht Club, where many friendships developed. He also golfed on a league with his son, Jeff for many years. Surviving are his wife, Diane, whom he married on March 23, 1963; children, Christine (Rodney) Klenk, Jeffrey (Robin) Bengtson; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Natalie, Rock and Tori; step grandson, Trey Dunlap; brother, Jerry Bengtson; sisters, Julie (Joe) Hoskins, Debbie Richards, Cheryl (Mike) Coy; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Louis Marks, MD, Kathleen Yost, MD, Julie Kowacz, MD, and special nurse, Cathy Forest of Spectrum Health Hospice. The family will greet friends Saturday, Nov. 22 from 11:00 am until time of service at 1:00 pm at the United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. Pastor Steve Lindeman officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church or Spectrum Health Hospice, 4500 Breton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508. Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs.
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Posted on 10 October 2013.
Muriel A. Hughes (Orrin), Age 90, born November 12, 1922 passed away early Wednesday, October 9, 2013 with dignity and peace surrounded by family.
She was the loving wife of Robert L. Hughes who is deceased and the mother of Mark (Sue) Hughes and David (Jean) Hughes and a long time resident of Cedar Springs. She was a member of the Huggard Bible Church. Muriel was known by some for her poetry and published under the name “The Cricket”. A memorial service will be held in the community room at Richter Place Apartments, 9101 Courtland Drive, Rockford on Friday, October 11 from 3 to 5 pm. It is suggested that donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, 4500 Breton Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.
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Posted on 12 September 2013.
Ruth Slivick, aged 88, joined her husband Sam in heaven on September 8, 2013. Ruth proudly assisted with the manufacturing of airplanes during WWII and soon after she married and committed her life to her husband and raising their children. She was always involved within the community, all of her children’s activities and was very loved and respected. She will be remembered for the volunteer work Sam and she did with the DAV. She was preceded in death by her husband Sam, and her brothers and sister. Surviving are her children Mary Wiseman, Margaret Czarnopis, Judy Besemer, and Tim Slivick. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was also great-grandmother to all the children at Pine Ridge Apartments. A grave side service will be held at 1PM on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Greenwood Cemetery; 1401 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507. Following the service there will be a gathering to celebrate Ruth’s life at Rockford Brewing Company (12 E Bridge St, Rockford, MI 49341). Please consider a memorial contribution in memory of Ruth to Spectrum Health Hospice.
Arrangements by Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, www.reyersnorthvalleychapel.com.
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