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John Irvin Turner


C-OBIT-Turner-webMr. John Irvin “Jack” Turner of Rockford, Michigan, age 77, passed away on the morning of Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the comfort of his home. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, to John and Margaret (Crumback) Turner on Wednesday, September 8, 1937. Jack graduated from Greenville High School in 1955 and attended Ferris State University for two years. His life passion was sales. He began his career early, working for O’Connor’s of Greenville selling shoes. He also worked for Aden Safety, Jackson Products, and NuVision, after which he went on to create his own business Techna International, from which he retired to enjoy the finer and simpler things in life. Jack was a loving and devoted husband, wonderful father and brother, dear friend, and the best grandfather anyone could ask for. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends in the near and from Geneva, Ohio and Apremont, France. Jack is survived by his beloved wife Judy (Barnhart) Turner; loving children Tracey (Ed) Harris, John (Pam) Turner, Jean Turner, and Jennifer (Steve) Wegener; adored grandchildren Nick, Brooke, Kristen, Madison, Taylor, John Henry, Megan, and Hayley; sisters Virginia Weber and Barbara Zimmerman; brother-in-law Frank Nelson; brothers-in-law Mark (Julie) Barnhart, Myron Waller, Ron (Karen) Barnhart, and Larry (Lisa) Barnhart; sisters-in-law Gail (Carl) Dunn, Janet (Lloyd) Ingersoll, LuAnn (Jeff) Piatt, Margie (Steven) Schmitz, Robin (Steve) Brott, and Susan (Rick) Colligan; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother David Turner; sister Faye Nelson; brothers-in-law Butch Weber and Lenny Zimmerman; sister-in-law Kellie Fast; and beloved dog Brandy. There will be a time of visitation from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service for Jack will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015, at Pederson Funeral Home. Fr. Darrel Kempf will be presiding. To send a message of sympathy to the family, please sign the online guestbook at www.pedersonfuneralhome.com. Jack would want to acknowledge and thank his dearest friend Vincent from Tainan, Taiwan, for his help and loyal friendship over the years. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to the Humane Society of West Michigan, 3077 Wilson Drive NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534; or to Spectrum Health Hospice and Palliative Care, 750 Fuller Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

 

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Terrance N. “Terry” Bengtson


C-OBIT-bengtsonTerrance 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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MURIEL A. HUGHES


41C-obit-Hughes-webMuriel 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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Ruth Slivick


C-OBIT-SlivickRuth 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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