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LOREN W. FREY


Loren W. Frey age 102 of Ensley Township, Sand Lake, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at his beloved family farm with his family by his side. Loren was born August 31, 1917 in Ensley Township, MI the son of Harold and Dora (Borton) Frey. He attended Frey Country School and graduated from Sand Lake High School. He was a member of South Ensley United Methodist Church where he had been church superintendent. He was a member of the 4-H, Sons of the American Revolution and the Ensley School Board. He was a farmer all of his life and had been a die maker at General Motors for 30 years retiring in 1980. He had cared for his grandparents and wife and was a loving husband and father. Surviving are his children, Norman Frey and Hilda, Jack and Holly Frey, Janet and Gary Rogers, Joy and John Alex, Kay Deacey, Karna and Joe Montambo, Paul and Val Frey; son-law, Richard Morris; 33 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet and a daughter, Nancy Morris. A private visitation and family service was held at Crandall Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice or South Ensley United Methodist Church. 

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

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RAMON L. HUNTER


Ramon L. Hunter age 93 of Cedar Springs, died Monday, March 30, 2020 at his home. Ramon was born April 27, 1926 in Cedar Springs, MI the son of Howard and Nancy (Walls) Hunter. He worked for Sparta Piston Ring for 30 years, was a farmer and worked with plow horses. He enjoyed fishing, had a sense of humor and was a tease. Surviving are his granddaughters, Beverly Huffman, Barbara Morris, Britt McCarthy and B.J. Lebeck; special friend, Katie Schumann. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gertrude in 2005; step-daughters, Helen (Fay) Lebeck, Mary Jean (Steve) Rowland; siblings, Leslie, Paul, Maurice, Jesse and Floran Hunter, Beulah McIntyre, Carrie Zeck. A private family service was held on Thursday, April 2 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, 750 Fuller Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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

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JOSEPHINE M. AVERY


Josephine M. Avery, age 92, of Cedar Springs, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Avery was born October 16, 1925 in Spencer Township, Michigan the daughter of George and Inga (Jensen) Weinrich. She was very hard working and independent. She had worked at Gibsons, Michigan Chair and Wolverine World Wide. She enjoyed farm living and loved animals and horses. Surviving are her children, Bruce (Benita Ringler), Avery, Jodine (Randall) Casebeer, Peter Avery; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Marvin Weinrich; sisters, Edna Clingan, Sandy Volpe, Blanche Christie; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse in 1998; sister, Anabelle (Bill) Sevey; brother, Harold (Inez) Weinrich; brother-in-law, Dick Clingan. The family greeted friends Friday, September 14 from noon until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Interment East Nelson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Carol’s Ferals or Spectrum Health Hospice.

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

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JANET (Wainright) HUNT


 

Janet (Wainright) Hunt 77 of Stanwood died Sunday, May 27, 2018 at her home. Janet was born November 8, 1940 in Cedar Springs, Michigan the daughter of Murville “Charlie” and Shirley (Empie) Misner. Surviving are her husband, Mark; children, Philip (Gloria) Wainright, Ilene (Kevin) Shell, Beverly Richards, Steven (Julie) Wainright; 9 grandsons; 9 great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly and spent as much time with as she could. Sisters, Marlene Ledford, Shirley Merlington, Joyce Johnson, Verdena (Jude) Martin, Lou Ellen (Gene) Fisk; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband and children’s father, Robert Wainright; second husband, Jarvis Miller; daughter, Ruth Warner; sister, Nancy Westervelt; brothers, Mick Misner and Arloe Misner. The family greeted friends Wednesday, May 30 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be held Thursday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. Philip Wainright officiating. Interment Rockford Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Spectrum Health Hospice or the Church of the Full Gospel, Sand Lake. Her hard work is now complete and her faith has become sight.

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

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BARBARA JEAN HARTLINE


 

Barbara Jean Hartline, age 74, formerly of Cedar Springs, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at home under the loving care of her family, friends, and Spectrum Health Hospice. The daughter of Bert O. & Anna Marie (Petersen) Chambers, she was born on April 15, 1943 in Grand Rapids. On November 10, 1967 she married Alvin Henry Hartline, Jr. and together they raised two children. Barbara also worked outside the home for the State of Michigan as a Claims Examiner for the Michigan Employment Security Office for 33 years, retiring in 1995 with plans of traveling, trips to the casino and more. She loved to play in her garden and take care of her flowers. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert & Ann Chambers; her husband, Alvin Hartline, Jr.; and a brother, John Chambers. Surviving are two daughters, Shelly & Matt Porter of Morley and Susan & Tim Cole of Sand Lake; her grandchildren, Jamie (Jeremy) Bockheim, Jessica (Cody) Balkema, Mike (Sabrina) Osburn, Zachary Johnson, Nick Terpstra, Kaitlin Rounds, Abby Cross, Justin (Danielle) Porter, Tara (Denis) Evans, and Josh (Rachael Marrion) Porter; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Bonnie Magoon Miller for the care she gave Barbara in her home. She became a very special friend to Barbara. Also, to Spectrum Health Hospice for the care and attention that was given to Barbara this past year. Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Barbara’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.ChristiansenCares.com

Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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ROBERT EDWARD TOWNES


 

Robert Edward Townes, age 89, of Cedar Springs, Michigan, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Green Acres Cedar Springs. He was born May 23, 1928 in Cedar Springs, Michigan, to James and Maxine (Winters) Townes. Bob, as everyone called him, graduated from Cedar Springs High School in 1946 and served in the Navy. He held many jobs in his younger days. Some of these included serving under his father as a deputy police officer and driving for Bliss Funeral Home. He was a long-time employee of Michigan Wheel, retiring after 38 years of employment. In 1952, Bob along with his father, James Sr. and Edward Townes, created the Cedar Springs Red Flannel Rod and Gun Club and was a lifetime member. He was also a lifetime member of the Grand Rapids Steelheaders Association. He enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing, especially on Lake Michigan. He will be fondly remembered for his smoked fish. One of the best around! The community of Cedar Springs was very important to him. He spent many years coaching baseball and then could be found on the field or basketball court as an umpire or referee. His biggest commitment to his community was his dedicated service to the Cedar Springs Fire Department, retiring after 51 years of service. He passed this dedication to the Fire Department onto two sons and two grandsons. He loved to be a part of Red Flannel Days and enjoyed his last one on October 7th. There was always a pot of chili made for family and friends. Bob is survived by his devoted and loving companion, Delores Koopman; 7 children Christine Segard (Gordon “Doc” VanOtteren) of Cedar Springs and Grand Rapids, Victoria Cooper of Howard City, James Townes of Cedar Springs, Larry (Elaine) Townes of Six Lakes, Cheryl (Gordon) Pratt of Holland, Susanne (Rodney) Mosher of Cedar Springs, and Paul (Tami) Townes of Cedar Springs; he was blessed with 33 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren, with one on the way; brother James Townes, Jr. of Reed City; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends from Michigan and Florida. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Anna (Seaborn) Townes; parents; stepfather, Ed Grossman; sister and her husband; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. Bob attended the United Methodist Church in Cedar Springs, where his funeral will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. His family met with friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastors Karen Sorden and Michael Shiery officiating. Interment with military honors at Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. He will be greatly missed by his family. His memory will live on through his acts of service and his love of family. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Spectrum Health Hospice and Green Acres Cedar Springs, especially Sonya Lovell. Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Springs Fire Department, Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, Spectrum Health Hospice or Green Acres Cedar Springs Activity Dept.

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

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CLARENCE L. MILLER


Clarence L. “Moose” Miller age 80 of Sand Lake, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at his home. Mr. Miller was born January 26, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Roy and Catherine (Newville) Miller. He graduated from Montrose High School and was a member of their Football Hall of Fame. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 – 58 and retired from AC Delco in Flint after 32 years of service. Moose enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, camping and cooking. Surviving are his wife, Maxine (Frey); children, Ron (Julie) Miller, Lyle (Brian) Miller; stepchildren, Colette Bergman, Dolores (John) Nagelhout, Kevin (Joann) Parker; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be held Friday 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Darryl Miller officiating. Private family interment Crandall Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice.

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

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Dorothy M. Olson


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Dorothy M. Olson 91 of Cedar Springs, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Olson was born May 23, 1925 in Sparta, MI the daughter of F.G. and Lena (Dargie) Reyburn. She graduated from Sparta High School and was a former member of First Baptist Church, Cedar Springs. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Iris Society. Surviving are her children, Dave (Barb) Olson, Ron Olson, Judy (Al) Ferguson, Sandra Olson, Tom (Denise) Olson, Steve (Deb) Olson, Karen Olson, Joanne Olson, Phil Olson, Paul (Judy) Olson; 18 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman in 1988 and two brothers. The family would like to thank Spectrum Health Hospice for their help and care. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be held Friday 11:00 am. Pastor Chuck Smith officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Sparta. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice.

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

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HAROLD L. STONER


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Harold L Stoner, age 78, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Born on February 7, 1939, he was the son of the late Max and Dorothy (Dines) Stoner of Cedar Springs, where he resided most of his life. He was a talented tool & die maker starting out at Keeler Brass where he met, and later married, Karen (Homrich) Stoner. He retired from General Motors to dedicate more time to the important things in life: family, mushroom hunting, fishing, golfing and gardening. He was a member of the American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 51 years, Karen; his children Traci (Stoner) & Chris Scherer, James Stoner and Robert Temple (and his grandpets Pinkie Lee & Goo). He was preceded in death by his brother & wife, Victor & Callie “Liz” Stoner. Celebration of Life services will be held at noon on May 5, 2017, at the Cedar Springs American Legion Hall, 91 South 1st St, Cedar Springs, MI 49319, with a luncheon to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice https://give.spectrumhealth.org/donation then search Designation for “Spectrum Health Hospice” or to the Grand Rapids Home for Veteran’s, 3000 Monroe Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505.

Arrangements by Shoreline Memorial Services, Muskegon, Michigan (231)-722-5050. Leave a tribute for Harold at our website www.shorelinememorial.com

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RUTH L. WRIGHT


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Ruth L. Wright, 75 of Cedar Springs, beloved wife and mother, went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Sanctuary of St. Mary’s after a courageous battle with dementia. Mrs. Wright was born August 23, 1941 in Ensley Township, Michigan the daughter of Ted and Lillian (Cook) Hanes. She was very talented with many interests including being an excellent cook, enjoying her grandchildren, helping her husband on the farm, working in the yard and flowers and talking with her neighbors. She had worked at GR Controls for over 20 years and attended Huggard Bible Church. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 51 years, Roger; son, Alan (Lisa) Wright; grandchildren, Michelle Wright and Brian Ngo, Nicole (Josh) Hughes, Casey Wright and fiancee, Katie Duffy, Danelle Wright and fiance, Joe Hughes; great-grandchildren, Izzy, Alexis, Bentley, Ahri, Derek and Lily; brothers, Phillip (Mary Ann) Hanes, Dick (Mariea) Hanes, Karl (Kathy) Hanes; sisters, Linda Brock, Phyllis Kling, Marcella (Roger) Schleder; sisters-in-law, Sally (Dave) Meyer and Donna Wright; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Max Hanes. A special thanks to Sanctuary at St. Mary’s for the excellent care they gave. The family will greet friends Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service will be Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Huggard Bible Church, 8860 21 Mile Road, Sand Lake. The family will greet friends at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Rick Malone officiating. Interment Spencer Mills Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Huggard Bible Church or Spectrum Health Hospice.

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

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