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In Loving Memory of our dear mother, Blanche Naffziger, who passed away January 7, 1999, 23 years ago. 

It’s been twenty three years since you went away, 

but deep in our hearts it seems like yesterday. 

God wanted you in Heaven, 

so He came and took you home. 

You now walk the streets of gold

and see where Angels roam. 

I miss you so much Mom, but I will see you again.

Sadly missed by

Children and Grandchildren

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Roger Allen

June 20, 1928 – January 5, 2013

January 5th, 2013 is the day on my calendar that is always sad. It was the day that I said good-bye to my father as he passed from this world. No more hugs, can’t pick up the phone and hear his always cheerful voice. He founded The Rockford Squire and then in 1988, The Cedar Springs Post. I took over operations of The Post in 1989.

It was hard. I, along with my mother, worked very long hours, putting out a newspaper every week. When I was having a bad day and feeling overwhelmed, I would pick up the phone call my dad. He would always be there and had a way of making it o.k. He was a great dad and when his time was nearly over, I had the chance to tell him that he was “…the greatest dad in the world.” He smiled. I cried. Miss you dad. Miss your slightly off sense of humor, your weekly column, your advice, your love, and especially your hugs. 

Your daughter

Lois Allen

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Richard M. Reed Sr.

October 9, 1933-January 4, 2004

Not how did he die, but how did he live?

Not what did he gain, but what did he give?

These are the units to measure the worth

Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

Not, what was his church, nor what was his creed?

But had he befriended those really in need?

Was he ever ready, with word of good cheer,

To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say,

But how many were sorry when he passed away?

We love and miss you!

Steve and Judy Reed and family

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In Loving Memory of 


January 4, 2001 – December 23, 2017

In loving memory of our beloved Grandson who passed away four years ago.

Forever loved and missed. Gone from us, but never forgotten.


Grandma and Grandpa GB

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In Loving Memory of my wonderful dad, who passed away on December 18, 2005, 16 years ago. I remember that day so well. Colon cancer had ravaged his body, but not his spirit. His warm brown eyes twinkled even in the last hours of his life. He was a giving, hard-working man, who never said “no” to anyone. There was a strong bond between us – when we took care of my sick mom, to the times we stayed up late talking. We took long rides together and we just never stopped talking! I love and miss him so very much. Please, in honor and memory of my beloved dad, don’t put off getting a colonoscopy.

Love you, my Papa Smurf.


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December 9, 1955 – November 22, 2012

Life goes on and years go by

precious memories never die

No longer hear our lives to share

in our hearts you’re always there

In loving memory,

Sharon, Heather and Lindsay

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In loving memory of my best friend, Barb Van Houten, who passed away on November 5, 2009.

I see beautiful flowers and I think of you. I see a hummingbird and I think of you. I see a Walmart, a thrift shop, a dollar store and I think of you. I see friends chatting and I think of us. I will always treasure our special friendship.

Love you, my Barbarino.


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November 7, 1941 – August 28, 2014

Happy 80th Heavenly Birthday

Remembering you is easy,

I do it every day.

But missing you is heartache

that never goes away.

I hold you tightly within my heart,

and there you will remain.

You see, life has gone on without you,

but will never be the same.

Wife, Sherryl Eldred

Children, Mark (Elsa) Eldred, 

Melissa Ward, Matthew (Marie) Eldred, 

9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren

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Nita (Reed) Billings

October 9, 1956—September 27, 2020.

Our memories build a special bridge when loved ones have to part
to help us feel we’re with them still and soothe a grieving heart.
Our memories span the years we shared, preserving ties that bind,
They build a special bridge of love and bring us peace of mind.

We love and miss you, Nita!

Steve and Judy Reed and family

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Celebration of Life


Please join the family for a Memorial Celebration of Life luncheon/open house for Wilda Babcock on Saturday, September 18 from 12-4 pm. at Solon Township Hall, 15185 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs 49319.

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Ray Winnie
Intandem Credit Union


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