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DOROTHY A. HELSEL


Dorothy A. Helsel age 87 of Cedar Springs died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. Anne’s Home, Grand Rapids. Mrs. Helsel was born August 26, 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of Stanley and Francis (Blasczyzk) Jaskiewicz. She retired from General Motors Alpine Avenue plant. Dorothy loved and adored her grandchildren, enjoyed traveling, and spending time with close friends and family. She made rosaries and was very devoted to the rosary. Surviving are her daughters, Deb (Carl) Allen, Tena (Mike) Hoxsie; grandchildren, Mike (LesLee) Michalek, Joann (Matt) Johnson, John (Gwen) Michalek, Laura (Drew) Felsted, Kendall Hoxsie; great grandchildren, David, Jack, Mia, Lillie and Piper; brother, Ray (June) Jaskiewicz; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy (Mic) Michalek; grandson, Todd Allen. A special thank you to St. Anne’s Home for their wonderful love, care and support. The family will greet friends Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 11:00 a.m. at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Cedar Springs. Rev. Fr. Lam Le celebrant. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Grand Rapids. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Paul II or St. Anne’s Home.

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

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EVELYN M. BLISS 


 

Evelyn M. Bliss 97 of Cedar Springs died Monday, February 12, 2018 at Bishop Hills, Rockford. Mrs. Bliss was born August 31, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of John Jay and Mary Ellen (O’Leary) Seeley. She along with her husband, Tom owned and operated the Bliss Funeral Home from 1954 – 1981. She was a member of St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Cedar Springs. She stayed very involved in her church and the Cedar Springs community throughout the years. Surviving are her daughters, MaryAnn (Ted) DeVries of Plainwell, Peggy Helsel of Rockford; grandchildren, Brenna Willis, Eric (Jessica) DeVries; beloved great-granddaughters, Hannah and Delilah Willis; unofficial third daughter, Joan Walsh Duffy; nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas in 2010; son, Patrick in 2015; and brother Floyd “Bud” Seeley. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where a Scripture Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 11:00 a.m. at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Cedar Springs. Rev. Fr. Lam Le presiding. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sand Lake in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Springs Public Library, Hospice of Michigan or the charity of donor’s choice.

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

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AARON LEE DAULT


Aaron Lee Dault age 23 of Cedar Springs, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Aaron was born January 3, 1995 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Dean and Kara (Wiles) Dault. He was a 2013 graduate of Cedar Springs High School and was finishing his bachelor degree at Ferris State University. He loved being with his family and friends, playing soccer and his guitar. He was a genuine, kind-hearted and humble young man who will be deeply missed by many. Aaron was involved at his church, St. John Paul II where he was adored by the parishioners and everyone he met. He will be remembered for his million dollar smile holding the door open and saying “hi” to the people as they came for Mass. Surviving are his parents, Dean and Kara Dault; brother and sisters, Luke, Grace and Sophia; grandparents, Sue Dault, Sue and Bruce Cadwell, and Diana Wiles; great-grandmothers, Ann Wiles and Barb Herrington; aunts and uncles, Deb (Tom) Kies, Dano (Carrie) Dault, Tricia (Dwight) Perkin, Lindsey Wiles, Tyler Wiles, Jenna Wiles, Carrie (Brandon) Covington, Cory (Tina) Cadwell, Erin (Jim) Carter, Erica Purcell, Kim Bolens; many cousins and many many special friends. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Lee Dault and Doyle Wiles. The family greeted friends Wednesday, January 10 at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 3110 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m. at church. Rev. Fr. Lam Le celebrant. Interment St. Margaret’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Paul II Capital Campaign. 

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

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Scott L. Case


Scott L. Case of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 58, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017. He was born to Ross and Vera (Towsley) Case on December 14, 1959, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Scott was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time with his family. He understood the value of hard work and passed that on to his children. Scott is survived by his beloved wife of over 25 years Melissa M. (Lund) Case; loving children Scott Case Jr., Craig Lund, Colton (Sam Streeter) Case, and Caleb Case; granddaughter Ashlyn and siblings Ross, Corrine, Ron, and Mary. He was preceded in death by both parents and best friend Charlie Hyke. There will be a time of visitation from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. There will be a Praying of the Rosary following visitation at 7:30 p.m. The mass of Christian burial for Scott will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017, at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 3110 17 Mile Rd NE, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Fr. Lam will be presiding. There will also be a one hour visitation prior to the service.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Women’s Club and Rotarians assists with community meal


Members of the Women’s Club and Rotarians helping out with a meal at St. John Paul II Catholic Church. Courtesy photo.

Members of the Women’s Club and Rotarians helping out with a meal at St. John Paul II Catholic Church. Courtesy photo.

Several members of the Cedar Springs Women’s Club recently teamed up with the Cedar Springs Rotarians in providing one of the weekly community meals. These meals are served at St. John Paul II Catholic Church located just west of Meijer on 17 Mile Road in Cedar Springs.

Each Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. the doors are opened by the church for all community members of all ages who want to enjoy a free hearty meal and fellowship. The menu varies each week and is provided by parishioners along with other area churches, youth, and community groups such as the Rotary and Women’s Club.

This week’s group served appetizers of fresh vegetables with cheese and crackers and then lasagna, corn, coleslaw, potato salad, rolls, and dessert. All are welcome at these weekly dinners!

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CARL R. STRAUB


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Carl R. Straub, 72, of Cedar Springs, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at his home. Carl was born April 28, 1944 in Granada, Mississippi, the son of Herman and Marjorie (Egner) Straub. He graduated from Union High School in 1962. He then joined the Air Force serving from 1963-69. He settled in Cedar Springs in 1977 near the Egner Family Farm. Carl was a simple, stubborn man. He enjoyed his cars, guns, Gunsmoke reruns and spending time with his grandkids. He was one of a kind! Surviving are his wife, Marjorie (Race) whom he married on Feb. 27, 1965; sons, Carl Straub & Brynadette Powell, Richard & Carolyn Straub; grandchildren, Adrianna, Brooklyn, Caroline and Blake; brothers, William & Lenora Nawara, John Nawara; sister, JoAnne & Brian Ellis; brothers-in-law, Gordon & Shirley Race, Kenneth & Yvonne Race; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family will greet friends Wednesday from 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday 11:00 am at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Cedar Springs. Rev. Fr. Lam Le celebrant. Private interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs.

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

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