Our Obituaries

Roy David Sadler

May 31, 1943 - August 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Daniel H. Gavin

November 16, 1933 - August 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Betty C. Sparks

December 20, 1928 - August 14, 2017

Betty Carol (Burns) Sparks, age 88, daughter of Beatrice and James Burns, died Monday evening, August 14, 2017. Betty enjoyed having fun and taking great care of her family. She was a very talented seamstress making many formal dresses upon request. Once she made a Flower Girl dress to match the bride's dress using only the Bride's visual description. Betty was an avid gardener - truly loved...
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Sandy Marie Nieves

February 23, 1995 - August 11, 2017

Sandy Nieves 22 of Muskegon Michigan died Friday August 11, 2017. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2p.m. at the Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00p.m. prior to service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.Sandy was born February 23, 1995 in Chicago Illinois. Sandy is survived by her loving parents: Carmen Rosa...
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Frank J. Harkness

October 5, 1929 - August 10, 2017

Frank J. Harkness, age 87 of Muskegon, passed away suddenly on August 10, 2017. Frank served his country in the army for 4 years and in the navy for 20 years. During this time, he served in the Korean Conflict. Frank was passionate about local history, and was a frequent contributor to "Muskegon's Memory Lane" on Facebook, where he shared many local stories, discussed local history,...
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Frank Joseph Plouhar

May 29, 1938 - August 10, 2017

Frank "Franko" J. Plouhar, age 79 of Muskegon Heights, passed away on August 10, 2017, surrounded by his family. Frank worked for CWC for many years, and served as a bartender in the area at different clubs. Frank was outgoing and loved meeting new people. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, and was referred to by many as the "Fish Whisperer," and other times the "Soup...
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Delmer Paul Gesco

December 19, 1938 - August 8, 2017

Delmer Gesco, age 78, passed away on August 8, 2017.There will be no services at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Evangeline Badour

March 5, 1923 - August 6, 2017

Evangeline B. Badour, age 94, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Muskegon. She was a lifetime member of the Salvation Army. Evangeline loved fishing, camping and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, Emily (Mike) Vasquez, Sandra (Don) Terlaan, Donna (Nelson) Peter, John (Sally) Cooper, Karen Sanders, Robin Cooper and Jeff Cooper, 19 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren...
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Robert Henry Ware

March 12, 1928 - July 29, 2017

Robert H. Ware, age 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2017. He was born March 12, 1928 in Hampden, Maine to Vernon and Ruth (Sparrow) Ware. Bob graduated from Hampden High School, class of 1946. He married Charlotte Sawyer in 1947. They settled in Greenville, Maine, then, in 1954 moved to the Bangor-Brewer area where he worked as a draftsman for the Great Northern Paper Company....
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Bernice Isley

October 20, 1931 - July 27, 2017

Bernice Isley, age 85 of Twin Lake, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on July 27, 2017. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Warren, sisters Louise Ruffalo, and Doris James, and brothers Dewey Bradley and Don Bradley. She is survived by her children: Danny (Helen) Watson, Janice Watson, Rick (Charlotte) Watson, Debbie (Bob) Sharda, Gordie Watson, Vicki Lynn Yates;...
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Aud Terryn

June 6, 1944 - July 26, 2017

Aud Terryn, age 73 of Muskegon, passed away surrounded by her loving family on July 26, 2017. Aud was born in Oslo, Norway, to Erling and Helene Saether. She moved to the United States in 1965. Shortly after moving to the Muskegon area, she caught the eye of Roger Terryn at Meijer, where they both worked. They would go on to be married and raise five children together. In retirement, Aud enjoyed...
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Hugh H. Landale

August 25, 1924 - July 24, 2017

Hugh H. Landale was born on August 25, 1924 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada and passed away on July 24, 2017. Hugh was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Jean (Munro) Landale. He is survived by two children, Lanny (Carole) Landale and Nancy Roossien, widow of Bob Roossien, five granddaughters, many great and great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Hugh worked at Steel...
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Laverne Burns

December 1, 1941 - July 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Kyran D. Mackey

March 12, 1931 - July 21, 2017

Kyran Mackey, age 86 of Muskegon, passed away on July 21, 2017. Kyran was a veteran of the Air Force in the Korean Conflict, during which time he was stationed in Germany as a mechanic. Following his service, he worked at Sealed Power as a Foreman, retiring after 35 years. Kyran was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosella. He is survived by his...
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Patricia A. Mahoney

February 16, 1948 - July 20, 2017

Patricia "Patty" Mahoney, age 69 of Muskegon, passed away on July 20, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Patty was a lifelong resident of the Muskegon area. She was a very talented cook, baker, knitter, and seamstress. She and her dear friend Jackie were associate members of the Red Hat Society, where she was known as Madame Giggles. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister,...
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Darryl G. Taulbee

August 7, 1943 - July 18, 2017

Darryl G Taulbee 73, Married to Charlene Taulbee, of Muskegon MI, died July 18th 2017 after an unexpected short battle with Brain Cancer. Darryl lived most of his life in Muskegon excect for the 2 years he served in the Army's 2nd Bn 32rd Armor Division in the Vietnam War. As the Tanker saying went "They were scrawny guys who had big guns and tough as nails." He lived his life this way to the...
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Robert B. Wright

June 15, 1938 - July 13, 2017

Robert Beveridge Wright. A Life Well Lived. (1938-2017)Bob began his life in Dumfries, Scotland, an only child of Janet McArthur Marshall and Dennis Wright. He came to America with his family in 1969 He had a full life and a happy one with a wonderful family, and he never wished for more, So rest in peace Bob, the last few years...
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Beverly Jean Wisniewski

November 2, 1944 - July 12, 2017

Beverly Wisniewski, age 72 of Muskegon, passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony "Jess" Wisniewski, grandson Samuel Wisniewski, brothers John Schwing and Gerald Schwing, and her parents Julius and Jennie Schwing. She is survived by her sons: Jeff (Ann) Wisniewski, David (Lori) Wisniewski; Grandchildren: Kevin Wisniewski, Emma Wisniewski...
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Violet W. Howell

February 25, 1935 - July 11, 2017

Violet Willetta (Newfer) Howell, 82, died Tuesday evening July 11, 2017 in Muskegon. She was born February 25, 1935 to Herman Russell and Murriel W. (Porter) Newfer in Alger, Ohio. The family moved to Grant and then Newaygo, MI. in 1940 where she graduated from high school in 1953. Violet then went on and graduated from the Muskegon Business College. She was employed at Brunswick Corp. as an...
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Joanne M. Bowman

December 7, 1938 - July 11, 2017

Joanne M. Bowman, age 78, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She was born in Ludington, Michigan on December 7, 1938 to Aage and Thelma (Carlson) Jensen. Joanne graduated from Muskegon High School in 1957. Joanne was a people person, and loved making others happy. She spent most of her life in the foodservice industry, and prior to retirement was the owner of the Cherokee Restaurant for 35 years...
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Dick James Rossman

April 10, 1935 - July 9, 2017

Dick Rossman, age 82, died on Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Holton. He was a member and past commander at the Hesperia American Legion Post #411 and a member of the Holton American Legion honor guard. Dick worked right up until his death with Universal Blastco Inc. He is survived by his wife Vicki, sons, Terry (Tammy), Brad (Nancy), Joel (Shelly) and Jamie, a daughter Shelly (Dan), 14 grandchildren,...
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David A. Ellis

October 6, 1969 - July 7, 2017

David A. Ellis, age 47, passed away on July 7, 2017 in Oakland, California.He is survived by his children:Cassandra EllisAaron EllisTheir mother, Norma EllisBrothers and sisters:Rhonda KlingelRobert Ellis Jr.Patti RooneyMother Carol EllisDavid was preceded in death by his father, Robert Ellis. Graveside services were held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Mona View Cemetery in Muskegon, Michigan.
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Joe William Simila

November 29, 1954 - July 6, 2017

Joe Simila Jr., 62 of Muskegon, passed away on July 6, 2017. Joe worked for many years as a printer for VerDuin's. Following that, Joe worked as a truck driver until his retirement. In his retirement, Joe volunteered with the clothing pantry and food pantry at Lakeside Baptist Church. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend, and he will be dearly missed. He was preceded...
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Marie Colbert

May 15, 1925 - July 6, 2017

Marie Colbert, age 92 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Muskegon, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 6, 2017. Marie was a member of the Muskegon Church of Christ. A woman of tremendous faith, Marie taught Sunday School for many years and visited folks with her husband, a church Elder. Family was incredibly important to Marie, and she cherished the times her family would get together. When they...
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Glen Edward Whisler

September 15, 1961 - July 3, 2017

Glen Edward Whisler, age 55 of Muskegon, passed away on July 3, 2017. Glen served his country proudly in the United States Army. Following his service, he worked as a mechanic in the Muskegon area. He was very good at what he did, and could fix anything! He knew everything, even when he didn't. Family was important to Glen, and his grandkids were the apple of his eye. When they would visit,...
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Raymond Lester Remus

April 5, 1917 - July 1, 2017

Raymond Lester Remus, age 100, of Norton Shores, died July 1, 2017, after a long battle with dementia. He was born April 5, 1917 to John and Mary (Witte) Remus in Gilberts, Illinois. He was the youngest of fifteen children--7 girls and 8 boys. Ray graduated from Dundee High School in Dundee, Illinois in 1935. He served for three and one-half years in the U.S. Army during World War II (2 1/2 years...
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Amy Jean Miesch

March 15, 1955 - June 29, 2017

Amy Jean (Knight) Miesch passed away on Thursday June 29, 2017 in Muskegon, MI. She was born on March 15, 1955 to Harry and Hazel (Graves) Knight in Muskegon. Amy loved to play pool, cooking and to be with her friends and family. On October 5, 2005 she married Thomas Miesch. He preceded her in death in September 2013. Amy was also preceded in death by her father Harry Knight, mother Hazel...
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Earl Lee Wissner

September 8, 1929 - June 23, 2017

Earl Lee Wissner passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23, 2017. He has left us to join his beloved wife Charlene, his son Randell, his daughter Jo Lynn Sue, his sister Grace Weiler, and his parents August and Elsie Wissner. Earl was born on September 8, 1929. He graduated from Shelby High School in 1949. He was very active in track, basketball, and football during these years. He married...
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Ann Wright

July 2, 1924 - June 23, 2017

Ann Wright, 92, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at home surrounded by her family. Ann was born July 2, 1924 to Albert and Regina Gebolys, who came here from Poland. She lived and worked in Muskegon her entire life. Ann's first job was in the family's small store, and her adult jobs were at Michigan Spring and Kaydon Corp., where she retired after 21 years. Ann married Roy Wright in 1959 and...
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Izora K. Porth

September 20, 1929 - June 20, 2017

Izora K. Porth, age 87, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Muskegon. She was a member of the Northside Seniors and a Life Member of the V.F.W. Post #446. Izora loved playing cards, crocheting and reading. She is survived by her daughter Sue (Carrie), a daughter in law, Margie Porth, three sisters, Mae Reeths, Mamie Cooper and Reenie DeHaven, seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and many...
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Alvin Lewis Domke

January 8, 1937 - June 19, 2017

Alvin "Al" Lewis Domke, 80 died at home in Muskegon. He was born in Cheyboygan, MI. Al enjoyed adventure and travel, especially road trips with his loving wife of 57 years, Marlene Marie (Carvey). Together they visited all 50 States. Also visited London, England, much of Canada & Mexico. He treasured time with his family, especially fishing and hunting for deer, turkeys, pheasants, bear...
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Carlos R. Salcedo

January 30, 1941 - June 18, 2017

Carlos R. Salcedo, age 76, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Muskegon. He attended the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Muskegon and was a member of the Eagle Lodge. Carlos loved music, he played in several bands and was known as "Country Carlos" in both American and Spanish. He was a great cook, loved fishing, camping and spending time with...
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Nora Mae Chilcote

January 24, 1960 - June 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Roger M. Lensegrav

August 26, 1938 - June 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Muriel Laverle Highland

April 29, 1929 - June 11, 2017

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Anna Hlady

January 27, 1925 - June 9, 2017

Anna "Babcia" Hlady, age 92 of Montague, passed away on June 9, 2017. Anna was a passionate gardener, and was known to provide all of the vegetables her family ever needed. Family was incredibly important to her, and Anna could be found at all of her children and grandchildren's sporting events, usually their loudest cheerleader. When she wasn't at sporting events, she could be...
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Judith DeCheney

August 24, 1942 - June 4, 2017

Judith Ann DeCheney, age 74, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Muskegon. She was a long time member of Central Assembly of God. She worked 16 years as a cake decorator for Ryke's Bakery. Judy is survived by her daughters, Kelly (David) Martinez and Jennifer (Jim) Hill; grandsons, Jeffrey (Abigayle) Hill, Zachary Carey and Jared Hill; step granddaughters, Mackenzie and Alex; siblings, Louise...
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Miles A. Sprague

April 8, 1921 - June 2, 2017

Miles Sprague, age 96 of Muskegon, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. Miles was an army veteran of WWII, where he served in Germany and France. Following his service, he moved back home to Muskegon where he worked for many years as a pattern maker. It was at this time that he met and married the love of his life, Betty Wilson. They would be married for 65 years. Following retirement, Miles and...
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Jonell Swanson

July 25, 1940 - May 31, 2017

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Esperanza Gonzalez

June 14, 1929 - May 21, 2017

Esperanza Gonzalez, age 87, passed away on May 21, 2017.Esperanza enjoyed spending time in her flower garden, tending to her roses, beautiful yellow and purple irises, and her fruit trees. She was also a talented quilter, and many of her loved ones have her beautiful quilts at home. She was a fabulous cook, and was known especially for her Mexican dishes and delicious pumpkin empanadas. Most...
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Saundra Rexford

September 20, 1942 - May 16, 2017

Saundra Rexford, age 74 of Holton, passed away at home on May 16, 2017. Saundra taught at Fruitport Public Schools for 27 years until her retirement. Saundra served in Prison Ministry, and was passionate about helping those who had lost their way. Along with her husband, Saundra also fostered young people, providing a loving home to many. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend,...
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Arnold John Krisatis

April 5, 1933 - May 12, 2017

Arnold John (Chris) Krisatis, age 84, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. He was born April 5, 1933, in Red Wing, MN to William and Margaret Krisatis. Chris was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War where he was awarded a Bronze Star for heroism. He was a heavy equipment operator at Muskegon Asphalt for many years and a perfectionist as a painter at Northern Boiler. Chris...
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Sherley Helen Aiston

April 11, 1919 - May 8, 2017

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Harold Swiftney

March 10, 1954 - May 3, 2017

Harold Swiftney, age 63 of Muskegon, passed away on May 3, 2017. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel in Muskegon, from 5:00-7:00pm.
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Erlinda Vega Frees

November 18, 1953 - May 3, 2017

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Floyd Cousineau

February 15, 1957 - April 27, 2017

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Ronald Gene Smant

June 17, 1942 - April 26, 2017

Ronald Gene Smant passed away peacefully after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald (Connie) and sister Carole Ann. He is survived by his brothers, Rog (Gail), Jerry (Sue); sons Steve (Barb), Dennis (Abbie) and very special loved ones Joyce Gillette and Harrison Gillette. Ron had many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great...
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James Joseph Wojton

September 12, 1938 - April 21, 2017

James Wojton, age 78 of Muskegon, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Friday, April 21, 2017. Jim worked as an engineer for Telecom for over ten years, and at Acemco until his retirement. Jim was an avid bicyclist, enjoyed playing euchre, and was a collector of coins. Most important to him though, was his family. He was a loving and patient husband, father, and friend, who will be...
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Robert C. Kooi

April 14, 1935 - April 21, 2017

Robert C. Kooi, age 82 of Ravenna, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2017 at his home. Robert was preceded in death by his mother and father, Cornelius and Pauline (Harkness) Kooi, and his mother and father-in-law, Al and June Scholten. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ardith; Sons Robert D. (Brenda) Kooi, Ronald L. Kooi; Granddaughters Kelli Kooi and her children Kandis and Brantley,...
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Josephine Morrison

October 27, 1917 - April 17, 2017

Josephine Morrison, age 100, was born to the late Jan and Katherine Ciupa on October 27, 1917 in Muskegon and later adopted by the late Peter and Ella Reinoldt of Ashland Twp.in Newaygo County. Josephine passed away peacefully at home on April 17, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was married to the late Paul E. Morrison on November 27, 1935 and lived in Muskegon most of her life. She is...
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Elsie G. Diesel

December 18, 1920 - April 17, 2017

Elsie Diesel, age 96, died Monday, April 17, 2017 in Muskegon. She was born December 18, 1920 in Grand Haven to the late Cornelius and Aaltjie (VanDenBrand) DeGram. Elsie worked for the Selective Service during WWII and then at Star Watch Case in Ludington until retirement. Elsie was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Grand Haven, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Red...
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Betty Burrington

November 20, 1934 - April 16, 2017

Betty I. Burrington, age 82 of Muskegon, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation in Grand Haven. Betty was an avid gardener in her younger years, and enjoyed going on long scenic walks around her home. She was devoted to her family, and could often be found at the dining room table, talking with relatives around a fresh pot of coffee. She was a loving mother,...
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Margaret Louise Knill

June 15, 1935 - April 14, 2017

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James A. Wawrzyniak

April 27, 1924 - April 14, 2017

James A. Wawrzyniak of Muskegon, MI was born on April 27, 1924 to the late Joseph and Mary(Janowski) Wawrzyniak and passed away under the loving care of his family and Brookhaven staff onApril 14, 2017. While in high school he was an exceptional athlete and was proudly part of St. Mary's1941 'Irish' football team that would be the first undefeated and untied team in the history of theschool. He...
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Patricia Mangione

March 24, 1942 - April 8, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a fiery, creative and silly bright light in her family and friend's lives. Her easy-going charm and innovative use of language was unique to all she encountered and those who knew her well. She was blunt and forthright, a real person with which you never needed to guess what she was thinking or how she felt. She was a caring...
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Charlotte Boone

May 31, 1947 - April 8, 2017

Charlotte Ann Boone, age 69, passed away on April 8, 2017. The family will gather privately.Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Dorothy Mae Stewart

January 17, 1931 - April 5, 2017

Dorothy Mae Stewart, age 86, went to be with her Lord on April 5, 2017. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Dorothy was a wonderful and loving Aunt to her nieces and nephews. She is survived by three nieces and three nephews, many great nieces and nephews and one sister in law. She is preceded in death by her mother, Jennie Brown, father, Raymond Stewart, brothers Raymond Jr....
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Stanley Prell

February 12, 1936 - April 4, 2017

Stanley D. Prell, age 81 of Fruitport, passed away on April 4, 2017. Stanley was preceded in death by his beloved wife Gertrude, and a brother Arden Prell. He is survived by his sons: DuWayne (Doris) Prell, and their children Christopher and Emily; Doug (Carol) Prell and their children Trevor and Brandon; Brad Prell and his dogs Max and Abbey; Brothers: Ron Prell (and Mary), Gordon (Sue) Prell,...
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Patrick Shanty

March 17, 1940 - April 4, 2017

On the early morning of April 4, 2017, Patrick Shanty passed away peacefully at home. Patrick was born to Ronald and Dorothy Shanty on March 17, 1940. He and his wife Kathie Shanty moved from Toledo, Ohio about ten years ago to be with Patrick's loving family. Patrick cherished camping every late spring to early fall at Whiskey Creek, sitting by the campfire enjoying conversation with his...
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Terrance R. Brown

July 10, 1949 - March 31, 2017

Terrance "T-Ray" Brown, 67 of Norton Shores, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 in Florida. He was the husband of Joni Burnett-Brown. They shared 47 years of marriage, and married in Dillon, S.C. on March 14, 1970. Terry was born in Muskegon, Michigan on July 10, 1949 to the late William W. and Juanita M. Brown. He graduated from Mona Shores High School in 1967, attended Western Michigan...
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Ascencion Vilca

May 5, 1932 - March 30, 2017

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Jacob Ashendorf

September 5, 1918 - March 30, 2017

Jacob Ashendorf died in his sleep of natural causes on March 30, 2017, in the assisted living facility of The Cove at Lake Woods, Muskegon, MI at the age of 98. Burial was held at Mona View Cemetery on March 31. Rabbi Alan Alpert officiated, and Gary Reynolds of the American Legion led the honor guard.A graduate of Muskegon High School, Jacob served as a sergeant in North Africa and Italy during...
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Marvin Laverne Geeting

March 10, 1949 - March 28, 2017

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Timothy Edward Steffens

February 19, 1962 - March 27, 2017

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Thomas L. Houseman

October 21, 1961 - March 27, 2017

Thomas Houseman, age 55 of Muskegon, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, March 27, 2017. Tom was a lifelong resident of Muskegon. Most recently, he was a truck driver for Howmet and GCA. When he wasn't working though, Tom was a family man. He made friends everywhere he went, and had a great sense of humor that made everyone laugh, and made everyone feel welcome. Tom was...
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Lyle Wayne Horton

November 23, 1940 - March 23, 2017

Lyle Wayne Horton, age 76 of Muskegon, passed away peacefully at home on March 23, 2017. Lyle was born in Sault St. Marie, Michigan on November 23, 1940. He served his country in the United States Army for 10 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing over the years. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and by his mother and father-in-law. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sharon ...
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Jill Helen Pallay

June 1, 1959 - March 22, 2017

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Donna Marie Johnson

December 28, 1929 - March 21, 2017

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Rachel Marie Mastenbrook

November 9, 1967 - March 19, 2017

Rachel Marie Mastenbrook, age 49 of Muskegon, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Rachel worked for many years at Walgreens as a pharmacy technician. Most important to her though, was her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter, and she will be missed by everyone who knew her. Rachel was preceded in death by her mother Mary Lou Levine, and aunts Theresa...
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Jose Venegas Gonzalez

August 26, 1936 - March 17, 2017

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John Edward Foster

November 2, 1941 - March 16, 2017

John Foster, age 75 of Muskegon, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. John was born in Light, Arkansas to Cledes and Nora Foster. The family moved to Muskegon when John was young, where he attended Muskegon High School. After high school, John served proudly in the United States Marine Corps. During his time on leave, he married his high school sweetheart, Linda Lou Cobb, and together they...
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William Helveston

February 23, 1931 - March 14, 2017

Mr. William J. Helveston died March 14, 2017 at the age of 86 in Muskegon, Michigan. He was born in Michigan to Joseph and Isobel Helveston on February 23, 1931. At the age of 17, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed on an aircraft carrier in Boca Chica Key, Florida and enjoyed many trips to Key West while on leave. After his four years in the Navy he returned to Michigan and...
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Oscar H. Colbert

September 3, 1924 - March 13, 2017

Oscar H. Colbert, age 92, died Monday, March 13, 2017 in Muskegon. He proudly served in the United States Army, he enjoyed gardening, woodworking, baseball and loved animals, especially dogs. Oscar is survived by three daughters, Rosemary(Richard) Wymer, Vicky Day and Cheryl Eaton, one son, James (Rhona) Colbert, one sister, Ruth Geneaux, seven grandchildren, Phil (Melanie), Brad (Dawn), Linda ...
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Thomas Douglas Plichta

January 21, 1954 - March 11, 2017

Thomas Plichta, age 63 of Muskegon, passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2017, at Poppen House. He is survived by his daughter, Vanessa Romeo of New Mexico; Mother Rosemary White; Step-father Jack White; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; Brothers: Howard Plichta, Brian Plichta, and Bruce Plichta; Sister Becky Blanshine. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Plichta, sister Cheri...
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Brenda Lee Talbot

November 14, 1965 - March 7, 2017

Brenda Talbot, age 51 of Muskegon, passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2017. Brenda had a passion for animals, and pursued that passion by working at Fremont Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant. She leaves behind two dogs, Mia and Cheddar, who she loved dearly. When she wasn't working, Brenda loved camping, cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, and listening to the Doors. Her family was the most...
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Renee Lenora Britton

December 23, 1937 - March 7, 2017

Mrs. Renee Lenora Britton, age 79, went to her home in heaven on March 7, 2017. She was born in Muskegon on December 23, 1937 to Raymond and Lenora Carlson, and lived in Muskegon the majority of her life with her dad and her step-mother Dorothy, and brothers Kurt and Ric. Renee married Ernie Britton on December 23, 1957 on her 20th birthday. She was a stay-at-home mom that supported her children...
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Alvera A. HEISS

July 10, 1926 - March 6, 2017

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Crystal Villanueva

December 12, 1990 - March 4, 2017

Crystal Villanueva, age 26 of Muskegon, passed away on March 4th 2017 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Crystal was born Crystal St. John on December 12th, 1990 in Muskegon, Michigan to Michelle Bohland and John St. John Sr. She was a lifelong resident of Muskegon, and attended Reeths-Puffer High School, where she enjoyed socializing, music, dance, basketball, and cheer....
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Patricia A. Ambrose

February 3, 1950 - March 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Kenneth Lee Anderson

March 11, 1933 - February 22, 2017

Kenneth Lee Anderson, age 83, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Muskegon. He was born on March 11, 1933 in Ludington, MI. Kenneth was married for 47 years to Sharon Kay Shirk and she preceded him in death on November 29, 2016. Kenneth was a member of the Mason County Minor League Baseball Hall of Fame, a former little league baseball coach, a Merchant Marine, former scout master, a...
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Betty J. Cheney

January 12, 1930 - February 19, 2017

Betty Thurow Mavis Cheney, of Ludington, walked into the light of grace, eternal life in Heaven, Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the age of 87. Betty was born January 12, 1930 in Riverton Township, to William and Muriel Throw.She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Evelyn, two brothers, Emery and Edward, along with Russell Mavis, husband of 54 years, and Carl Cheney, husband of six...
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Benjamin Lyle Cousineau

January 27, 1954 - February 16, 2017

Benjamin Cousineau passed away on February 16, 2017. The family will be gathering privately.Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel.
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Barbara J. Green

January 27, 1940 - February 14, 2017

Barbara J. Green, age 77, of Muskegon died Tuesday, February 14, 2017. She was a was a excellent seamstress and took lots of pride knitting sweaters for area churches to be given to less fortunate children. Barbara is survived by three sons, Michael, Kevin and Shannon Green, five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and a dear friend Carol Zuidema. She was preceded in death by two...
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James Donald Vanderwest

October 26, 1959 - February 11, 2017

James "Jim Bob" Vanderwest, age 57 of Holton, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Jim was an avid outdoorsman, and spent much of his free time hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and enjoying the natural beauty that West Michigan has to offer. His love of fishing began at an early age, when he and his brothers bought their own boats and began entering fishing tournaments. This would be...
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Lee E. Homer

January 7, 1971 - February 11, 2017

Lee E. Homer Jr., age 46, passed away unexpectedly Saturday February 11th, 2017. He was preceded in death by his (infant) twin brother John, and left behind his wife Christina (Gardenour) Homer and son Johnathon Homer. Lee loved to fish and grew up camping at the Diamond Lake Campground properties, which were donated by his grandpa Yoder. Lee was in the process of preserving his grandpa's legacy...
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William L. GAGE

May 23, 1941 - February 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Deloras A. Stapel

September 10, 1944 - February 2, 2017

Deloras A. Stapel, age 72, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2017. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Deloras is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Mike), a son, Dale II, a sister Geraldine (Rich), two grandsons, Robert and Jacob Stillson, a niece, Tammy Tripp and a brother-in-law, David Kooi. She was preceded in death by...
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Larry Bullard

February 27, 1948 - January 20, 2017

Larry Bullard, age 68 of Muskegon, passed away after a tough battle with cancer, surrounded by his family. Larry was preceded in death by a daughter Sherry, sister Shirley Depree, and brothers Don Smith, Butch Bullard, Charles Smith, and LeRoy Smith. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Debbie; Children: Janet Merritt, Lisa Bullard, Kim (Jim) Bennett, Nicki Bullard, B.J. "Larry Jr." (Erica)...
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Jerome Pitcl

February 4, 1961 - January 19, 2017

Jerome R. Pitcl, age 55, of Muskegon, died Thursday, January 19, 2017. He loved enjoying outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He is survived by his mother, Elissa Susan Pitcl, a daughter, Angel Hamilton, four grandsons, a sister, Camryn Cruz and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and numerous cousins. Funeral services for Jerome will be on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the...
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Betty Jean Rose

April 19, 1932 - January 18, 2017

Betty Rose, age 84 of Norton Shores, passed away on January 18, 2017. Above all, family was most important to Betty. She loved to cook big meals for everyone, had a soft spot in her heart for little ones, and was always there for anyone in need. She was a skilled bargain hunter, and often was buying gifts for people she loved. She was a beloved wife and mother, and opened her heart to everyone...
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Priscilla J. Newman

March 26, 1929 - January 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Steven Lloyd Brown

August 4, 1944 - January 9, 2017

Steven Lloyd Brown, age 72, of Grand Haven passed away on January 9, 2017 at the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Steve was born on August 4, 1944 to Thelma and Lloyd E. Brown and they preceded him in death. Steve leaves his wife Judy and loving daughter Jennifer Brown of Florida. Steve loved racing cars in the Sports Car Club of America and also racing sailboats. He was the...
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Donna May Thompson

May 29, 1955 - January 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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John J. Knill

January 1, 1936 - December 30, 2016

John "Jack" Knill, age 80 of Muskegon, passed away on December 30, 2016. Jack served his country proudly in the United States Navy. After his service, he went to work at Brunswick in construction and later plowed snow. Jack was a child at heart and loved to help others. He was an avid hunter and loved cooking for his family. He was also active in de Colores and A.A., where he helped...
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Dale Allen Kammers

November 27, 1951 - December 26, 2016

Dale A. Kammers, age 65, passed away on December 26, 2016. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan on November 27, 1951, to the late Joseph and Cleo Kammers. Dale was a very loving individual that always had a smile. He loved his family very much and would do anything he could for them. Dale was an avid NASCAR and wrestling fan. Dale is survived by a brother, Jerry (Mary Jo) Kammers, several nieces and...
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Rose Marie Corley

September 8, 1950 - December 25, 2016

Corley, Rose Marie (Hain) age 66, lost her battle with cancer on December 25th, 2016. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband, William L, her sons, William J, James (Robin), and her grandson Corbin J. (Kristine). She is survived by her mother-in-law, Dorothy A Corley, her sister, Mary (Terry) Armstrong, her brother-in-law, Roger L (Ondra) and nephews and nieces, Terry Jr. (Paula)...
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Sharon M. Lackey

March 3, 1950 - December 22, 2016

Sharon Lackey Cutler Inman, age 66 of Norton Shores, passed away on December 22, 2016. Sharon was married to the love of her life, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was easy to open up to and because of that she was our rock our glue. She was the matriarch of our family of our tribe. She always made you feel welcomed and enjoyed time spent with family and friends. Please...
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Alice Hysaw

November 10, 1934 - December 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Janet R. Kolberg

July 6, 1938 - December 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.
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Peggy Peterson

October 22, 1957 - December 17, 2016

Peggy Peterson, age 59 of Muskegon, passed away peacefully at her home. Per her wishes, no services will be held.
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