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Harold “Buck” Middleton passed away peacefully on May 4th, 2019 at the age of 88. Buck enjoyed fishing, golfing, traveling and dancing. He was a long-time member of the American Legion post #287 and proudly served in the Korean War. You could find him at the Cedar Springs Big Boy every morning enjoying his waffle with strawberries and whipped cream. Harold was the proud father of Steve Middleton, Jerry (Laurie) Middleton, Mary Jo (Bill) Weidenfeller and Karen (Kevin) Grattan. He was a wonderful grandfather to nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and was also a great brother to Clare (Tudy) Middleton and Keith (Lois) Middleton. He is proceeded in death by his beloved first wife Mary Jane, his second wife June and his son Ron. A memorial visitation will take place from 12 noon to 2 p.m. followed by a time of sharing of memories of Buck at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N Monroe Street in Rockford. A graveside service with Military Honors will then take place at 3:30 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Cedar Springs. In lieu of flowers the family requests you make a donation to a charity of your choice or if you prefer, have a waffle or a beer in memory of Buck.

Arrangements by Pederson 

Funeral Home, Rockford

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June 30, 1945 – April 5, 2019

A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1 to 3 pm in the Mary Queen Apostles Parish Hall in Sand Lake.

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A memorial luncheon will be held in honor of Bonnie who passed away April 15, 2019.

The luncheon will be held at 101 Grand Street, Pierson MI on May 18th. Starts at noon with lunch at 1 pm.


We are never apart. Loving memories keep you alive in our hearts.

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David Sleight, age 78, of Howard City passed away April 25, 2019 at Spectrum Health Butterworth.  He was born July 15, 1940 in Lake City the son of Ralph and Leona (Domer) Sleight. During his working years he worked as a Journeyman/Lineman for Local 876 for many years.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading Patrick McManus books, John Wayne movies, socializing, teaching grand kids card games, sailboats, and talking about politics and religion. He served his country in the US Navy. In 1963 he married Sandra Sleight who survives. Also surviving are; one son Clay Sleight of Big Rapids, one daughter Cally Sleight (David Sleight) of Morley; four grandsons, Levi Sleight and Wyatt (Lela) Berklund of Howard City, Jason Sleight of Montague, Eugene Heiss of Hart; two great-grandsons, Manny and Marshall Sleight; two brothers, John (Diane) Sleight, Bob Sleight; one sister, Loretta Shellenbarger; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Annabelle Sleight, sisters, Marvel Kent and June Meir. There will be a celebration of life on May 4 at the Morley American Legion from Noon till 3 p.m.  

Arrangements entrusted to The Heckman Funeral Home of Howard City 

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Edwin B. Heiss, age 80, of Cedar Springs, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Ed was born August 28, 1938 in Sparta, MI the son of Otto and Ellen (Olli) Heiss. He graduated from Sand Lake High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He loved homemade chili, potato salad, pies, baked bread and deer meat. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his truck and motorcycle, mowing the lawn and spending time on his computer. Ed was caring, kind, loving in his way, faithful, generous, honest, easy to talk to and strong and hard working. He loved his children, family and pets. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis; children, Clifton Heiss, Michelle (Walter) Heller; mother, Ellen Heiss; brothers, Phillip (Winnie) Heiss, Michael (Julie) Heiss; sisters, Kathleen Zersen, Diane Howell, Loretta Goodin; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Jonathan. Visitation and the service was held Thursday, May 2 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Pastor Bert Boes officiating. Military honors by the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Private interment Solon Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice.

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

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Cecleigh FaithOak Schultze-VerBerg, lovely daughter of Brandon and Megan went to be with YaHuSHuWaH on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at home. Surviving with her parents are brothers and sisters, Ryeleigh Acacia, Mason Cedar, Haileigh Olive, Ashleigh Myrtle, Lezleigh Fir, Creed Cypress, Truleigh Pine, Cirinnity Amillianna (nickname: Ameleigh Juniper). You will always be loved, missed and cherished. YaHuWaH gives and YaHuWah takes way, blessed be the name of YaHuWaH. Private family services were held. A celebration of her life will be held in the summer. 

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

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Jack Gerald Gordon, age 83, died Saturday, March 23, 2019. Jack was born at home during a snow storm on January 23, 1936 to Glenn and Pearl Gordon. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He was the Mayor of Pierson from 1960 to 1964. Jack married Kathy Lyons on June 25, 1977. Kathy survives, along with five children; Dave and Gretchen Dietrick, Ed and Kim Castle, Jack Jr. and Teresa Gordon, Raymond and Bonnie Tompkins and Roger and Ivete Gordon; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Pat Gordon and Nancy and Dave Krey. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edgetts Wesleyan Church, 3446 N Raymond Rd., Luther MI, 49656. Hurst Funeral Home is serving the family, and memories and messages of condolence may be shared at www.hurstfh.com.

Arrangements by Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville

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Betty Kay Meno, age 75, of Sand Lake, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 29, 2019. Betty was born August 21, 1943 in Mecosta, MI the daughter of S. Carl and Violet (Gemzer) Bushre. She married Don Meno on July 11, 1964. She was a homemaker and did daycare in her home for almost 30 years. She was a family member of Huggard Bible Church for over 40 years. She loved spending time teaching Sunday School and working in the nursery. Surviving are her children, Carl Meno, Cheri (David) Feldpausch; grandchildren, Jeremiah, Jennifer, Leon III, Donny and Carmelita Johnson, Matthew, Tiffany Meno, Bradley Feldpausch; siblings, Alice Horner, Carolyn (Chuck) Kohbeck, Sarah Rose (Bill) McKenna, Stanley (Carolyn) Bushre, Julia Bushre; brother-in-law, Victor Meno. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don; daughter, Candy Sue; granddaughters, Emily and April; brother, Albert Bushre. The family greeted friends Tuesday, April 2nd at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service was held Wednesday, April 3rd. Pastor Rick Malone officiating. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Langston. Memorial contributions may be made to Huggard Bible Church.

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

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On Monday afternoon, April 1, 2019, having been under the competent care of Hospice for over a year, and with that peace of God which passeth all understanding, the aged George Hesley, age 96, passed from temporal to eternal life while in the company of his beloved wife of sixty-five years, Beatrice Joy. George was born January 27, 1923. He served in the Army during WWII. Recently, with notable effort on friend Kathy Bremmer’s part, and accompanied by Kathy’s son and fellow Army officer, Brian Anderson, George, with veterans of WWII and others, was able to take the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. George was preceded in death by two daughters, Dixie McCain and Victoria Bonomini, and is survived by children, both natural and adoptive, Robyn, Matthew, Cassondra, Felecia and Michael; and by several grandchildren and  great-grandchildren. A service for George will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 2 pm at the Creative Technologies Academy Chapel with a luncheon to follow.

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Carloss W. Caruthers, age 33, of Cedar Springs died Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Carloss was born March 18, 1986 in Tacoma, WA the son of Dale and Tracy (Caruthers) Tanhueco. He is survived by his wife, Amanda; children, Mikayla, Carloss, Kiandre, Trevor, Carshawn and Trenten Caruthers; stepchildren, Kaleb and Mackenzie; mother, Tracy (Harry Mulligan) Caruthers; grandmother, Phyllis Dodds; brother, Billy (Stephanie) Dodds; sisters, Montanna (Corey) Steele; Chelsey and Ashley Tanhueco; in-laws, William (Debra) Hand, Suzie Payne, Mitchel (Erika Hicks) Gender; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his dads, Dale Tanhueco and Brad Dodds. Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date. 

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

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