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Donald E. Welch, age 90, of Ensley Township, Sand Lake died Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Spectrum Health – Butterworth Campus. Don was born July 8, 1928 in Hastings, Michigan, the son of Harold and Viola (Wickham) Welch. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Don enjoyed mushrooming, motorcycles, farming and heating with wood. He loved fixing old oily and rusty engines. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tease people. Surviving are his wife, Joan; children, Gary (Connie) Welch, Sandra (David) McMahan, Donald Ray Welch; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; brother, James (Carol) Wood; sister, Alice (Mauri) Hammond; sister-in-law, Mary Wood; brothers-in-law, Russell Tramper, Leonard Brock. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and a grandson. The family will greet friends Thursday, Sept. 20 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastor Gary Giddings officiating. Interment North Ensley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 456 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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

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Carleton E. Proctor, age 70 of Sand Lake, went home to be with his Lord on October 20, 2017 at his residence.  He was born October 12, 1947 in Jackson the son of George and Esther Proctor.  During his working years he worked in construction.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his gardens but most of all he loved to spend time with his family. Surviving are his wife Sally; two daughters, Kristina ( Mark ) Hubbard, Gail Proctor; two step-daughters, Tammy Horst, Teri Corrick; four grandchildren, Dale Hubbard, Dawson Hubbard, Lacey Poulson and Taylor Horst; three sisters, Cathy Henry, Sarah Ellison and Colleen (Bob) Burian; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Tina;  brothers, Jack and Allen and a sister, Virginia.  Funeral services will take place on Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Pine Grove Community Church on (M- 82 ) with Pastor Dan Wolters officiating with burial in the North Ensley Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church from 1 p.m. until time of services at 3 p.m.

Arrangements by Heckman Funeral Home, Howard City

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