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Colen Clem Cole

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Colen Clem Cole age 73 of Cedar Springs, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 after a long illness with Dementia/Alzheimers disease. Colen was born April 14, 1945 in Greenville, MI the son of Clem and Rose (Nelson) Cole. He graduated from Cedar Springs High School in 1963 and married his high school sweetheart on August 20, 1965. Together they shared 53 years of marriage. He served proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War Era from 1966-68. He enjoyed the outdoors sporting life: hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and riding his quad around his farm with his dog, Little Joe. He loved best being in the big woods and observing nature. Colen owned and operated United Riggers and Erectors Company, Inc., a construction company in Grand Rapids since 1974. Surviving are his wife, Nancy (Tisdel) Cole; son, Calvin (Carolynn) Cole; granddaughters, Laurynn and Allison; sisters, Marion (Richard) Morris, Marieta (William) Peterson; nephews, Dirk, Bill, Brent; niece, Tresa. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Victor Tisdel and Leon Dennis. Visitation will be held Saturday from 11:00 am until time of service at 12:00 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastor Chuck Smith officiating. Interment with military honors will take place at East Nelson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to East Nelson United Methodist Church.

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

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May 3, 1944 – January 17, 2016

Goodbyes are not forever

Goodbyes are not the end

They simply mean, I’ll miss you

Until we meet again.

Love, Jill, 

Nancy, Cindy, 

Jasmyn, Cheyenne, 

Jeremiah, Jaxon

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Roger G. Cavner, 80 of Sand Lake, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home. Roger was born May 31, 1937 in Sand Lake, Michigan the son of Emmett and Nina (Tisdel) Cavner. He had worked at Helms Lighted Pictures, Brick & Block Layer, Kelvinator, Cedar Springs Public Schools and was a custodian at Tri-County Schools for 29 years retiring in 2002. He had served as sexton for East Nelson and Punches Cemeteries for many years. He enjoyed working at the West Michigan Whitecaps as an usher from 2002 until now. Surviving are his wife, Joyce (Parker); children, Dawn Seif, Mark (Kim) Cavner, Brian (Susan) Cavner; grandchildren, Jessica (Andrew) Mercer, John Seif, Lauren (Chad) Williams, Brent and fiancee, Katie Esakson, Stephen, Matthew and Aaron; one great-grandson and one on the way; sisters, Kathleen (Leonard) Woodman, Patti (Philip) Starr; mother-in-law, Martha Parker; in-laws, Gerald Parker, Lucinda (Max) Cole, Reta (Charles) McKee; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Charles; father-in-law, Wendell Parker; son-in-law, Timothy Seif; grandson, Ryan Doyle; sister-in-law, Beverly Parker; nephew, Kevin Cole. The family greeted friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the memorial service will be held Thursday 11:00 a.m. Pastor Chuck Smith officiating. Interment East Nelson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Meijer Heart Center.

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

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Scott S. Smith


OBIT-ScottScott S. Smith of Cedar Springs, MI, age 47, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017. He was born to Stephen Smith and Jill Smith-Tisdel on February 13, 1969 in Grand Rapids, MI. Scott was born the eldest of 3 children in Sand Lake, Michigan. He was a graduate of Englishville High School in 1988. He loved hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. Scott is survived by both of his loving parents, Stephen Smith and Jill Smith-Tisdel; by Heather Kieft, the mother of his children; Jasmyn Smith and Cheyenne Smith; his fiance of 10 years Jennifer Bedell; siblings Nancy Lee Smith and Cindy Lee Smith; son Jeremiah Augustus Smith; grandson Jaxon; and step-mom Helen Smith. Scott was preceded in death by his grandparents, George & Ruth Smith, and Roger & Elenor Gunneson; step-dad David Tisdel. Those wishing to make a memorial contributions to the care and raising of his son, Jeremiah, can do so by calling or texting Nancy Smith at 231-250-5701. A memorial service was held on Monday, January 30, 2017, at 7 pm at Camp Lake Baptist Church 12150 N Division Ave, Sparta, MI 49345.

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39C obit TisdelCharlotte Ellen Tisdel, 86 of Rockford, formerly of Greenville and Sand Lake, went to meet her Lord and Savior on September 20, 2013, at the AdvoCare Assisted Living Facility in Belding, Michigan. The daughter of Emerald L. and Irene A. (Hansen) Jones, she was born August 25,1927 at her grandmother’s home on Montcalm Street in Greenville, Michigan. She was a 1945 graduate of Greenville High School and attended Davenport McLachlan Business School in Grand Rapids. She was a secretary at American Seating Company from 1946 to 1949. She married Gailard Dale Tisdel on September 17,1949 in Gowen, Michigan at the Settlement Lutheran Church. She helped her husband on the family farm located on Tisdel Ave in Sand Lake, Michigan until 1959, when she was employed as an accounting and billing manager by Gibson Refrigeration, which later became White Consolidated Industries, retiring in 1984. She and her husband lived at Turk Lake for 40 years before moving in 2003 to live next door to their son in Rockford. She moved to Assisted Living in June 2010. Charlotte always loved music, singing her first solo in 1930, when just 3 years old. She also learned to play the piano and tenor saxophone at a young age. She was in the band during her school years. She was voted “Class Musician” of her senior class. She began playing piano and organ at the Huggard Bible Church, where she and her husband were members in the late 1950’s to 1963. When they moved their family to Turk Lake, they began to attend the Langston Church in 1965, where Charlotte became the choir director and played the organ She was the music director there for 36 years. Charlotte sang and played for many weddings, funerals and special events over the years. Charlotte was a member of Ashley Baptist Church in Belding for the past 15 years, where she played the organ and sang in the choir. She had always been busy with her hands, making beautiful items with embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, macramé, crochet, knitting and plastic canvas. She was devoted to her family, making family heirloom wall hangings for her children and baby afghans for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren until 2012. Charlotte also loved cross-word puzzles. She was preceded in death by a baby brother, Carlton on September 9,1933; her parents Emerald Jones on Dec 31,1960, and Irene (Hansen) Jones on Sep 29,1995; a son Richard on Sep 29, 1968; her beloved husband of 54 years, Gailard on Dec 29, 2003; brother-in-law, Mervil Tisdel on Aug 31,1998 and 3 sisters-in-law, Helen Bowersox Tisdel on Dec 21, 1994, Doris Jones on March 21, 2004 and Phyllis Sears Tisdel on Aug 7, 2013. She is survived by two sons, Keith (Sheryl) Tisdel of Rockford, Duane (Marcia) Tisdel of Spring Lake; four grandchildren, Amy Jo (William) McDonald of Gowen, Daniel(Cristina) Tisdel, stationed with the US Air Force in Colorado Springs, Mark (Krista) Tisdel of Spring Lake, Darcie (Richard) Jackson of Spring Lake; eleven great grandchildren in whom she delighted, Joseph, Micaiah and Benjamin McDonald, Danica Tisdel, Grace, Joy, Christian, and Luke Jackson, Gavin, Mason and baby due Tisdel; one brother Francis(Denise)Jones of White Cloud; two nieces, Suzan Wilburn of Dallas Texas, and Janet (Don) Medler of Grant; one nephew, Roger (Cathy) Jones of Belding, three nephews on her husband’s side, David( Jill) Tisdel of Cedar Springs, Dennis (Connie) Tisdel of Tempe, AZ and Brian Tisdel of Sand Lake, and many cousins. Funeral services were held on Tuesday September 24, 2013 at 1 pm at Ashley Baptist Church in Belding with her pastor, Rev. David A. Oliver officiating. A luncheon followed the service, with interment taking place privately at Riverside Cemetery, Langston.

Relatives and friends met the family from 6 to 8 PM at Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville on Monday. Memorial contributions may be given to the Ashley Baptist Church Building Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Charlotte’s online guest book or share a favorite memory, please visit hurstfuneralhome.com.


Arrangements by Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville

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