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August 15th

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Love you lots,

The Kids and Grandkids

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Jane Elizabeth Thomas

c-obit-thomasJane Elizabeth (Marsh) Thomas, 81, of Bass Lake, Gowen, passed away quietly on November 17, 2016, in her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Sylvia Mae Robinson and Walter Munson Cole; her husband of 32 years, Alvin Thomas; her beloved son, Thomas Marsh; her brothers, Waldo (Buddy) Cole, James (Pen) Cole and Robert (Pleck) Cole and her twin sister, Joanne Hysell.  She is survived by her six daughters, Vicki (Chris) Nelson, Bobbi (Doug) Bittenbender, Sandy (Steve) Pike, Linda Miller, Kimberly Brown, and Sara Ortiz; her 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Susan Walker and Barbara Schondelmayer.  Jane’s daughters wish to convey their sincerest appreciation to the wonderful Care Team from Kindred Hospice for the love and attention shown to their mother in her final days.  A private family memorial service will be held for Jane’s immediate family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jane can be made to Kindred Hospice, 625 Kenmore Ave SE, Suite 115, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546.  Hurst Funeral Home is serving the family, and memories and messages of condolence may be shared at www.hurstfh.com.

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The Post travels to the Bahamas


Photo taken aboard the cruise ship Disney Dream.


The Post traveled to the Bahamas in early February with Jeremy and Brooke Robinson and their family. “The kids even got to miss a week of school,” said Brooke. “We traveled on Disney’s newest cruise boat, The Disney Dream. It was gorgeous! It was 70 and no snow! Who could ask for more than that?”

During the cruise they traveled to Castaway Cay (Disney’s private island) where they hung out on the beach and played in the ocean’s aqua blue water all day. They also went to Nassau, Bahamas where they got to swim and do tricks with the Dolphins in the Blue Lagoon.

“It was an incredible trip for our three kids, Jaxen Robinson, 6, Trentyn Roelofs, 11, and Alyssa Roelofs, 15,” said Brooke. “They are already asking when can we go back?”

Thank you Robinsons, for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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Thank You

The family of Justin Ryan Holloway would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, love, kindness and support given to us through the loss of our beloved Justin. Special thanks to Pastor Beasinger and the Pierson Bible Church, the American Legion #287 and Mary Goller-Kilts for the wonderful luncheon, and Kevin Pike of Bliss Witters & Pike Funeral Home.

With love,

The Robinson & Holloway families

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Robinson/Parker Anniversaries

Happy Anniversary to three couples in the same family that share the same anniversary!


By coincidence or design these three couples can celebrate their anniversaries on the same day and no doubt the day is sweeter because they do.

BOB SR. & KAREN (Hammer) ROBINSON June 22, 1968

June 22, 1968

BOB JR. & JULIE (Parker) ROBINSON June 22, 2002

June 22, 2002


Julie’s parents: DEAN & DEB (Schalk) PARKER June 22, 1974

Julie’s parents:
June 22, 1974


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June 22, 1968


There once was a pair of lions.

A pair proud of their pride of youngsters and their little ones.


The Female lion was a busy gal.

Taking care of all, and keeping everything and everyone in order.


Her day was filled non-stop and seldom time for herself.

However, somehow she managed to get all things done, and

Somehow managed to always keep her appearance wonderful.

She was a foxy lioness. Efficient, Clever, and Beautiful.

She was a great life mate for the Male lion.


The Male Lion was also a proud leader.

Always industrious to take care and provide for the pride as needed.

He enjoyed doing so.

On occasion, the male lion would lay back and ponder.

He would observe all that the lioness would do in a day.

He also would enjoy watching the lioness in her chores.

Sometimes, she would catch him eyeing her sleek and beautiful shape.

He would toss her a wink, as she returned a loving glance with a special “look in her eyes”.


The Male Lion would lie back again.

Chest swollen with happiness, thinking to himself.

I don’t know what I did when I was younger to become so fortunate

And blessed with my life.

What a wonderful family and terrific life partner.

But, I am one very lucky boy!


There was another story of a young couple.

Much the same story as above.

The young man in the story has grown older and is very proud of his family.

And on occasion, he also lays back pondering.

I don’t know what I did when I was younger to become so fortunate

And blessed with my life.

But, I am one very Lucky Lion!


Happy Anniversary Karen,

I Love You.

You have that same smile and that look in your eyes from the day we met.

I Love You.

Your Husband of 45 years (Wow!), and Forever,


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Ardith Robinson Karasinski

Mrs. Ardith Robinson Karasinski, age 87, a longtime resident of Howard City and Cedar Springs, Michigan passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2011. Born April 12, 1924, she was the only daughter of Vernon and Mary Robinson’s 7 children. Shortly after graduating from Howard City High school, she married Andrew Karasinski of Sand Lake. Ardith .and Andy spent most of their marriage together on a small farm across from Pine Lake with their ten children. As you might imagine, raising such a large family was rewarding, but demanding. Ardith took care of the home and children and Andy worked a number of different jobs in Grand Rapids, as well as being a gentleman farmer to provide everything they needed for their modest life. Ma and Pa, as they were known around the house, were often asked how they managed to raise ten children without losing their minds. Most of the time, they would just smile at each other knowing that together, with the help of their kids, anything was possible. You see, they taught their seven daughters and three sons that the most important things in life are not things at all. If you work hard, do the best you can every single day, love your family, and have some fun along the way, your life would. be a success. That success is evident every day and survived by Ardith’s children, Susan Dunn, Bonnie Karasinski, Barbara Norman, Shirley and Donald Wittingen, Julia Leshinsky, Michael and Janice Karasinski, Brian Trethewey, Patrick and Karen Karasinski, Charles and Diane Karasinski, Mary and Ronald Krick; by her grandchildren, Pamela and Del Thebo, Mark and Rhonda Dunn, Lara and Andrew Kehe, Greg Norman, Paul MacDonald, Lisa and Derek Clark, Heather and Thomas Ison, Amanda Copeland, Michael Karasinski, Jr., Scott and Courtney Karasinski, Krista and Kelly O’Grady, Kimberly and Ezio Fortuna, Melissa and Jeff Zorn, Steven and Jessica Karasinski, Mary Karasinski, Laurie Karasinski, Rose Karasinski, Robert Karasinski, Jennifer and Guy Schnepp, Ronald Jr. and Mehgan Krick, and Andrew Krick, her 38 great grandchildren; and her one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Karasinski; her daughter Linda Trethewey; her great granddaughters Jennifer Thebe and Katherine Clark; her son-in-law James Dunn; her parents Vernon and Mary Robinson; her brothers Howard, Donald, Richard, Lawrence, Arthur, and Royce Robinson.Funeral Services took place on Monday at 11:00 am at Mary Queen of Apostles in Sand Lake with Father Joe Kenshol as celebrant. Friends visited at the Heckman Funeral home in Howard City on Sunday from 6-8 pm with a rosary at 7 pm and prior to services at the church on Monday. Arrangements by Heckman Funeral home, Howard City

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Youth Hunts

Alisa Bowyer

Alisa Bowyer, 13, shot this deer during the state’s annual youth hunt last weekend. She is the daughter of Phillip and Heather Butler, of Cedar Springs.









Brittney Robinson

Brittney Robinson, a 10th grader at Cedar Springs High School, bagged this nice 8-point buck on Sunday night during the youth hunt.
Brittney is the daughter Trevor and Salli Robinson of Cedar Springs.











Zachery Kerr

Zachery Kerr, age 10, got a 5-point buck during youth hunt on Saturday morning, September 24, while shooting his grandma’s 44 magnum rifle. This buck stepped out at 50 yards, providing the perfect opportunity for the perfect shot. Zach is a serious hunter, as you can see from the picture. He is the son of John and Cherri Kerr, of Cedar Springs.

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Tyler J. Robinson

Nathan and Nicholas Robinson would like to announce the birth of their baby brother, Tyler J. Tyler was born May 12, 2011 at 7:52 pm at St. Mary’s Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds and was 22 inches long.Proud parents are Bob and Julie Robinson. Proud grandparents and great-grandparents are Dean and Deb Parker, Bob and Karen Robinson, Otto and Winnie Ford, Dr. Lawrence and Wilma Schalk and Dorcus Jenson.

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