Obituaries

    Jack Howard Wilder led a life remarkable in quiet dignity. Saint Paul, as he exhorts the Thessalonians to “lead a quiet life... so that your daily life may win the respect of others,” could not have found a more passionate candidate -- Jack’s...
Paul C. Shebest     Paul Charles Shebest, 97, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Williamsport, PA, died peacefully on May 30, 2017, at Rose Arbor Hospice. Paul was born Dec. 16, 1919, in Williamsport, PA, the son of Walter and Marie (Shaffer) Shebest.     ...
    PAW PAW - George Dean Brewer, Sr., 80, of Paw Paw, passed away May 24, 2017. He was born Jan. 21, 1937, in West Plains MO, to the late Pleas and Orilla (Foust) Brewer.     George was employed with the former  R.A. Imus auto dealership, Paw Paw...
    LAWTON - Donna Franks, 91, of Lawton, passed away May 23, 2017, at her home, with her family at her side. She was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Yale,  MI, to the late Floyd and Mildred (Trimble) Spencer.     Donna was a member of the First Baptist...
    MATTAWAN - Dorothy Ruth Schultz, 92, of Mattawan, passed away May 24, 2017, at White Oaks in Lawton. She was born Jan. 27, 1925, in Chicago,  the daughter of the late Walter and Suzanne (Gaba) Leitz.     She is survived by two sons, Roger (...
    Nancy Visel, 63, of Schoolcraft died Friday, May 26, 2017. She was born Oct. 22, 1953, in Grand Haven, MI, and grew up in Reed City, MI.     While attending Ferris State College in Big Rapids, MI, she met Barry Visel and they were married Sept...
    PAW PAW -  Theron M. Huffman, 82, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2017. Theron was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Bel, LA, to Catherine (Masten) Massel and George Huffman.     He spent the majority of his life with family and friends in Paw Paw....
    Georgia Mianne ‘Mike’(Salin) Coopes, of Kalamazoo, passed away May 29, 2017. Mike was born Sept. 28, 1930, in Portland, MI. She was raised in Lansing, MI, and graduated from Eastern High School. She then went on to work in various governmental...
    Eleanor “Ellie”  M. Boyer, 52, of Portage, died May 22, 2017, in Portage. Arrangements pending by Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, Kalamazoo.     Lloyd Leslie Burton, 83, of  Kalamazoo, passed away May 18, 2017 in Kalamazoo. Arrangements by...
    Cindy Cook, 71, of Portage, MI, died at her home, May 22, 2017. Cindy was born July 8, 1945, in Kalamazoo.     Cindy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Bill Cook; their daughter, Amy (Todd) Johnston; Greg Cook, Scott (Amy) Cook, Brett (...

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