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Kenneth R. Meksula

Kenneth R. “Mucky” Meksula age 66 of Sand Lake, died Monday, September 20, 2021 at his home. Ken was born April 24, 1955 in Flint, MI the son of Edward and Ruth (Emore) Meksula. He enjoyed camping and the outdoors and especially loved cats. He was always helping others in need. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Agnes; children, Kristina (Troy) Reister, Kevin (Angel) Meksula; grandchildren, Devin, Tyler, Misty, Damion Reister, Michael Canfield, Katherine Meksula; brothers, Mark, Phil, David (Sue). He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Douglas; granddaughter, Makala Taylor. The family will greet friends Friday, Sept. 24 from 1:00 pm until time of service at 2:00 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastor Ryan Black officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Springs Christian Church or Faith Hospice. 

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

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Elizabeth M. Randall

Elizabeth M. “Betsy” Randall age 77 of Sand Lake, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021. She was born March 30, 1944 in Boston, MA the daughter of Leslie James and Marg (Gilmore) Jess. She had owned and operated Lakeside Restaurant in Sand Lake retiring in 2005. She enjoyed being a wife and mother. Surviving are two sons, Patrick (Makerita Lawrence) Randall, Michael (Donna) Randall; 6 grandchildren, Nicole, Nancy, Nathan, Kylee, Alex and Sydney; 11 great grandchildren. In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no services. 

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

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Lindsay Rory Carpenter

Lindsay Rory Carpenter, 61, of Cedar Springs, formerly of Sparta passed away on September 18, 2021, succumbing to his lengthy and arduous journey with a rare cancer.  Our valiant warrior was a dedicated family man known to be persistent, bold, forthright, and quick-witted.  At TRANE Technologies as an HVAC technician, he put in hard work and laughter with friends.  He enjoyed classic rock, the great outdoors, road trips to visit family and occasionally a trip to the casino.  He proudly invested most of his time with his family.  In his words, “he had the best kids and grandkids ever.”  Seeing them grow, flourish, love and live has always been a source of great pride.  He gave his all to care for his family throughout his life, attempting to ease their burdens great and small especially those presented by his departure.  Still he was also someone who saw a bigger picture, selflessly devoting years to clinical trials and experimental treatments in the hopes his journey could positively impact the understanding and future of others dealing with GIST cancer.  His fighting spirit is cherished and will always be a source of inspiration for his family.  Gratefully, he appreciated those at Lemmon-Holton Cancer Center and Start Midwest clinical trials.  We particularly thank Dr. O’Rourke, Dr. Sharma, and Dr. Chung.  One lasting piece of wisdom from Lindsay and echoed by his family – “CANCER SUCKS!!!!” He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Sonia D (Vincent), son Kelby Jay Carpenter (Cassie), daughter Brandie Kay Carpenter (David), grandchildren Kendra Jean Carpenter, Tatiana Kay Carpenter, Ariana Dymond Watkins,  Lucas Carpenter, Zyana Angel Watkins, his best buddy Tugger, mother Alberta “Birdie” Carpenter, sisters Karen Force (Ron), Jayne Carpenter (Fred), In-laws Luke Vincent  III (June), Star TenHarmsel (Vern), Sally Miller, Clarence Vincent (Barbie), Becky Vincent, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.  Preceding him in death are father Irvin Carpenter Sr., grandson Chance Carpenter, grandparents, and in-laws Dorothy and Luke Vincent Jr.  A celebration of life memorial service will be held at the family residence on Saturday September 25th at 2-5pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family for expenses. 

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

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THERESA MARIE BREMMER

Theresa “Terri” Marie Bremmer, 65 of Howard City, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Terri was born on July 8, 1956, the daughter of Rex A. Bremmer and Jacqueline (Gustinis) Bremmer. Terri was preceded in death by her mother, Jacqueline Bremmer; sister, Pamela Bremmer, and brother, Rex Bremmer. After their mother’s death Pam, Rex and Terri grew up, from a young age, in their father’s home with step-mother Arlene (Castle) Butler, who survives. Terri is also survived by her father Rex A. (Kathy) Bremmer; sister, Tracy (Kim) Nagelhout; brother, Ross (Evie) Bremmer and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Terri was a woman with a big heart and always willing to help others. She endured a lifetime of health problems starting with diabetes at age four. When her kidneys failed she received the awesome gift of a kidney from her sister Tracy, which afforded her many more years of life. Terri was a hard worker and well known in the community through her working years at the Wooden Nickel store in Sand Lake. She dearly loved her animals and left behind several adored dogs and cats. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Reynolds Township Cemetery, Howard City, Michigan. The family suggests memorial contributions may be given in Terri’s name to the American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan – Grand Rapids Branch.

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LESTER OTTO RIDGEWAY

Lester Otto Ridgeway age 89 of Sand Lake died Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Spectrum Health Butterworth. Lester was born July 1, 1932 in Tyrone Township, MI the son of Otto and Mildred (Hawley) Ridgeway. He served in the United States Army. Les enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family. The family would like to thank the special people who took care of him in recent years. Surviving are his children, Brenda Ridgeway, Gordon (Patty) Ridgeway, Kay Ridgeway, Ridge Ridgeway; grandchildren, Jennifer Merlington, Kyler (Audrey) Ridgeway, Jacob Ridgeway, Justice List; sister-in-law, Alice Sluiger; brother-in-law, Jerry Bergman. He was preceded in death by his wives, Mary Reed Ridgeway and Shelby Ridgeway. Per his wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no services. 

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home Cedar Springs

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RANDY REX BARNUM, JR.

Randy Rex Barnum, Jr. age 47 of Sand Lake died Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Metro Health University of Michigan. He was born October 21, 1973 in East Grand Rapids the son of Randy and Nancy (Russo) Barnum, Sr. Randy worked at Magna World Wide for 10 years and held a patent. He enjoyed being with family and friends. Randy liked camping, farming, old cars, country music, Elvis, and karaoke. He was always helping anyone in need. Surviving are his wife Jackie; mother, Nancy; children, Nathan, Nick, Katie (Greg Nelson) Herman, Rebecca (Harry) Mulligan, Tyler Herman; siblings, Sherri (Jason) Hall, Joshua (Cassie) Barnum; nieces and nephews, Madelynn and Katherine Foster, Isabel and Levi Barnum; grandchildren, Abigal, Hannah, James, Isabell, Jordan, Jerry, Mikeal; several aunts, uncles, cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Randy; grandparents, Harry and Lois Barnum, Joseph Russo; cousins, Carl Russo, Jr. and Joseph Henry Russo, Jr. The family will greet friends 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday September 9  at Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 10 with visitation at 10 a.m. Rev. Fr. Lam Lee, officiating. Interment East Nelson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to North Kent Connect 10075 Northland Dr. NE Rockford, MI 49341.

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

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JOAN CLINE

Joan Cline of Mt. Pleasant passed away after a short illness, September 4, 2021, at the age of 69. Joan was born in Mt. Pleasant, MI, February 19, 1952, the daughter of Robert and Jennie (Otto) Bruner. She worked for Michigan Indian Employment and Training Services as an employment assistant. In 2012, she married the love of her life, Steve Cline. Joan was a proud member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and visiting the nearest casino! The sun rose and set on her grandchildren and whenever ending a conversation with them she always said, “Love You More.!” She will be deeply missed. Joan is survived by her daughter, Louanna Bruner (Tim Mills); grandchildren, Scott (Angie Brown) Sheahan, Tyrone Rios Jr., Jenna Rios; step-grandson, Alec Mills; several nieces and nephews; sister, Roberta (Jerilyn) Bruner. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Steve Cline; siblings, Rosemary Neyome, Virgina Snyder, Shirley Rodriguez, Margaret Saboo and Norman Neyome. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Charles R. Lux Funeral Home, 2300 S. Lincoln Rd. Mt. Pleasant, MI, on September 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation taking place one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Isabella County Soup Kitchen. 

Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids and the Charles R. Lux Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com

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GREGORY S. EARHART

Gregory S. Earhart age 64 of Cedar Springs, passed away on Friday September 3, 2021. Greg was born August 27, 1957 in Grand Rapids MI the son of Edward and Marcia (Page) Earhart. Surviving are sons, Nick (Katie), Jesse and TJ; grandsons, Dominic and Lucas. Greg was a cat lover, jokester, avid golfer and loved his membership and friends at the Sparta Moose Lodge. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 11 at Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Family will greet friends at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dick Riley officiating. Reception following at the Sparta Moose Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice 625 Kenmoor Ave. SE #115 Grand Rapids, MI 49546 or American Institute for Cancer Research P.O. Box 97167 Washington, D.C. 20090.

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

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CHARLES J. SCHEIDEL

Charles J. Scheidel age 83 of Cedar Springs, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at his home. Mr. Scheidel was born June 8, 1938 in Alpine Township, MI the son of Charles A. and Anne (Abraham) Scheidel. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-57 and retired from McInerney Spring & Wire in 1991 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 123 and a life member of the AmVets. Surviving are his wife, Donna (Finkler); children, Annette (Alan) Mongar, Shelly (Paul) Bowerman, Mike Scheidel, Charles A. Scheidel; grandchildren, Branden Mongar, Abbey Dunmire, Paul Bowerman, Michael (Katie) Scheidel, Kaylynn (Alex) McKinley, Charles R. Scheidel, Madison Scheidel, Jesse Trader, Sheryl Spedoske; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Scheidel, Daniel (Norma) Scheidel; sisters, Ellen Witte, Mary Esther (Larry) Karntz; in-laws, Jerry Finkler, Ron (Rose) Finkler, Marilyn (Bob) Bacon, Karen (Jim) Heidenga, Arlene Hubert, Jane (Doug) Vogel; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Molly Bekins and Jeanne Weeda; brother, Tim Scheidel. The family greeted friends Monday, September 6 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, September 7, at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Cedar Springs. Rev. Fr. Lam Le celebrant. Interment Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Alpine Township. Memorials may be made to St. John Paul II or St. Ann’s in Baldwin.

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

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ALVA JAMES HYRNS


Alva James Hyrns passed away early morning August 31, 2021. He was born September 16, 1935, to Carlton and Ruby (Ellsworth) Hyrns in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Alva married is wife Donna (Spring) on September 18, 1952. He worked in the logging industry for over 60 years. Alva was preceded in death by both parents, Carlton and Ruby; brother, Benjamin; sisters, Kathleen & Arlene; and son, Robert. He leaves behind his wife, Donna; sister, Ella Donna Myers; daughter, Sandra Seppi; son, Rex (Mary) Hyrns; grandchildren, Rex (Rachel) Hyrns, Jamie (Chad) Johnson, Carl (Kate) Hyrns, Samantha Hyrns, Chad (Stephanie) Gillespie, and Becky Moore. Alva also leaves behind many great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to the Michigan Horsepulling Boat Association, 17477 Yankee Rd. Morley, MI 49336 or to West Michigan Draft Horse Club.
Alva’s funeral was celebrated on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. following a one-hour visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Howard City Funeral and Cremation Services, 225 E. Edgerton Street, Howard City, MI 49329. Alva was laid to rest at Crandall Cemetery in Sand Lake. A luncheon followed at Ensley Township Hall at 2:00 p.m.

Arrangements by Howard City Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Howard City

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