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C-obit-Stanton-webRobert G. Stanton, Sr. 85 passed away Friday evening, May 2, 2014 at Sanctuary of St. Mary’s. Robert was born January 5, 1929 in Wyoming, Michigan the son of Frank and Olga (Hallock) Stanton. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy and had worked for Michigan Consolidated Gas Company for 30 years. He loved the outdoors, was a lifelong Catholic and very dedicated to his family. Surviving are his children, Shirlee Kamstra, Janet Stanton, Bonnie (Mike) Thomas, Robert (Misti) Stanton Jr., Theresa (Mark) Freiberg, Michael (Debbie) Stanton Sr., Patrick Stanton Sr., Timothy Stanton, Coleen (Francisco) Rivera, Brian Stanton & Roxanne Cebelak, Jennifer (Barry) Campbell; 28 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Raymond Smith, Ruthie Smith, Willard (Carolyn) Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grayce; and his brothers and sisters. The family received friends Tuesday at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where a Rosary was prayed. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, May 7 at Mary Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Sand Lake. Rev. Fr. Lam Le celebrant. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Navy. Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Queen of Apostles Church.

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


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Stanton woman assaulted while walking

The Montcalm County Sheriff Department is looking for the man who assaulted a Stanton woman Sunday evening.

According to police, the 23-year-old woman was walking near a small lake in the Colby Ranch game area in Sidney Township about 10:30 p.m., on Sunday, July 1, when a man driving a red car approached her. The man reportedly made sexual advances toward the woman and became hostile when she refused. He then attacked and choked the woman, and attempted to sexually assault her. She was able to escape and call 911.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5-feet-11-inches, 30 to 40 years old, 250 pounds, with a big gut and shiny, bald head. He was wearing sunglasses, a red t-shirt, and cut-off blue jean shorts. The suspect vehicle was described a long red car, possibly an Oldsmobile.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 989-831-5253.

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