Obituaries

    Sandra Lee Hoffman-Russell,  80, of Grand Junction, MI, died peacefully and went to be with her Lord, April 23, 2019. Sandy was born Feb. 1, 1939, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Vernon and Bernice (Horn) Martin.     Sandy had the wonderful gift...
    Nancy Ann (Clayton) Hipelius, 87, of Lawton, passed away Tuesday morning, April 23, 2019.     Nancy was born in Chi-cago, IL, on March 24, 1932, the daughter of Henry and Laura (Himan) Clayton. She married Carl Robert Hipelius in 1955. They...
    Dr. Walter Grabowski, of Mattawan, went home to the Lord, April 22, 2019, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, surrounded by his beloved family. Walter was born Jan. 29, 1932, to John Peter Grabowski and Frances Josephine (Aniol) Grabowski...
    Betty L. Meyle, 95, of Kalamazoo, died peacefully, Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo. Betty was born Dec. 6, 1923, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Otis and Ola (Gildea) Gage.     She was a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo,...
    Lambertus  “Bert” Booij, 92, of Kalamazoo, died peacefully,  April 20, 2019, with his family at his side. Bert was born March 18, 1927, in Emmer-Compascuum, The Netherlands, the son of Aaldert and Antje (Langenberg) Booij.     He was the...
    Jeff Ainsworth, 58, of Allegan, died Sunday, April 21, 2019,  after 30 years of courageously battling heart di-sease.     He was born May 10, 1960, to James and Mary Ainsworth. He was a resident of Allegan most of his life. On Oct. 29, 1983, he...
    Lois Ardith Johnson passed away January 17, 2019 in San Tan Valley, AZ.  She was born April 21, 1930 to Forrest and Sarah (Wallis) Arent.     Ardith graduated from Benton Harbor High School, Class of 1948. She was employed by Bell Telephone Co...
    Evelyn Scukanec, 94, of South Haven, MI, passed away very peacefully at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo on April 13, 2019. Evelyn was born in Chicago, IL, on July 25, 1924, to Peter and Carolina Franciscovich, who were immigrants from Croatia....
    Josephine Ellen Ryan, 99, of Kalamazoo, died peacefully,  April 19, 2019. Jo was born Nov.  9, 1919, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of William and Blanch (Harrigan) Ryan.     Jo enjoyed a fruitful career teaching at Hillside Middle School. She...
    Locena Leone (Arrans) Harris passed away March 29, 2019, in Helena, MT. Leone was born October 9, 1941, in Lawrence. She was the daughter of Gilbert and Evelyn (Smith) Arrans.   Leone graduated from Lawrence High School in 1959 and joined the U...

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