Our Obituaries

Florence Estella HARVATH-LEE

May 10, 1923 - September 17, 2017

Florence E. Harvath Lee was born Florence Estella Bunker on May 10, 1923, in Alaiedon Township, Michigan, to Vernon H. and Edna (Van Blaricom) Bunker. After the age of two years, Florence was raised by her aunt, Ruby Galvin, and lived most of her life in the Mason area.Florence met Joseph Lewis Horvath while she attended Pattengill High School and he attended Eastern High School, both in Lansing....
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Dorothy Wilmenia Kurtzhals

July 28, 1923 - September 14, 2017

Went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the age of 94. Dorothy was born July 23, 1923, in Lower Salem, Ohio, daughter of William and Tora (McVay) Tewanger. She was a graduate of Harrietsville High School, Harrietsville, Ohio, Class of 1943.She worked at Electro Wire in Mason for several years, upon retiring resumed her favorite role as a homemaker. She was an active...
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Waunita M. Buffington

March 8, 1947 - September 11, 2017

Born March 8, 1947 in Lansing, Michigan to Walter and Fern (Willis) Doerr, passed away on September 11, 2017 at the age of 70. Waunita enjoyed going to the fair, playing bingo, and casino trips. She loved spending time with her family and her pet dog "Otis". Waunita was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leslie Eugene Buffington Sr.; daughter, Mary Whited; sister, Lucella Sygorney...
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Richard Lynn Coats

July 5, 1944 - September 6, 2017

Richard L. Coats died suddenly on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. He was born July 5, 1944 in Lansing, MI, the son of Maynard and Arlene (Simpson) Coats. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years. Richard worked for 30 years as a delivery driver for UPS in Charlotte. On December 18, 1965 he married Carla (Kohl). He is preceded in death by his parents, Arlene and Maynard Coats and son-in-law,...
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Michael Joseph Tiefenthaler

November 8, 1957 - September 1, 2017

Age 59, born in Mason, Michigan the son of Josef and Jane (Dart) Tiefenthaler. He served in the US Army, worked in several manufacturing businesses and Goodwill Industries. Michael was a 1976 Mason High School Graduate. Michael was a kind and generous man always helping others. He loved playing cards with family or just watching sports on T.V. with friends. He was preceded in death by both...
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Richard J. Henneman

July 23, 1935 - September 1, 2017

Richard "Dick" J. Henneman lost his battle of 21 years to prostate cancer on 9-1-2017 at his home peacefully in his sleep. Dick was born July 23, 1935 to Kenneth and Hazel (Smith) Henneman, in Niagara Falls, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents and Veronica J. Olney. Dick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary, sisters Julie (Lance) Pierce of Winchester, VA, Susan (Don) Norton of...
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Yvonne Carol Reed

October 2, 1948 - August 30, 2017

Yvonne Carol Reed was born to Edwin and Beverly Davis on October 2, 1948 in Lansing. She graduated from Sexton High School in 1966, and soon after married her husband, William (Bill), to whom she was married for nearly 50 years. She worked for over 30 years at Mason schools as a para pro, and deeply enjoyed the work she did with so many children throughout her years there. She also enjoyed...
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Elizabeth Judith Town

October 25, 1937 - August 30, 2017

"Judie" passed away peacefully on August 30, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer's/Vascular Dementia. She was born in Glens Falls, NY on October 25, 1937 to Larned and Josephine Runnels. After various stays in Manchester, NH, Bay City, MI, and Elwood, IN, she ended up in Jackson, MI for High School. While a Junior, she met her eventual husband, Ronald Town, on a blind date...
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Ruby Lee Barr

July 2, 1931 - August 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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Dariusz Jozef Polek

October 28, 1994 - August 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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Anna Elizabeth Demshuk

July 3, 1977 - August 20, 2017

Anna Elizabeth Demshuk, age 40, of Holland passed away on August 20, 2017. Anna was born on July 3, 1977, the daughter of Thomas and Carol Demshuk. After high school, Anna attended Hope College and Eastern Michigan University where she graduated with a Master's Degree in Social work. The passion and love Anna had for the elderly was evident in her career as a geriatric social worker. She had...
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Donald L. Brown

January 15, 1955 - August 19, 2017

Donald L. Brown, age 62, passed away August 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and friends. Donald was born January 15, 1955 to Donald J. and Eva (Ramalia) Brown. He was an avid outdoor sportsman and also had a passion for golf. Donald retired from GM after working 30 yrs. as a welder. He also served as a volunteer at Dansville Public School events. Donald is survived by his loving...
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Frances E. Fetters

May 27, 1926 - August 16, 2017

Frances E. Fetters was born on May 27, 1926 in Oxford, MI, the daughter of Frank Clarence and Florence Cordelia (St. John) Lynk, and passed away August 16, 2017 at the age of 91. Frances attended Oxford High School during WWII and graduated in 1945. She played clarinet in high school band, attended Lansing Business University and worked for the State of Michigan in the departments of budget and...
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Barney Richard Eagan

February 10, 1946 - August 16, 2017

Barney Richard Eagan, 71, of Mason, Michigan, died August 16, 2017, after a courageous battle with Multiple System Atrophy. Barney was born February 10, 1946 to George and Esther Eagan of Clio, Michigan. After graduating from Clio High School in 1964, Barney went into the pattern making industry, where he would spend 40 years. A lifelong bowler, Barney found his true passion in serving his...
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Doris E. Betcher

May 3, 1932 - August 16, 2017

Doris E. Betcher was born on May 3, 1932 and passed away August 16, 2017. Per Doris' wishes a private family memorial service will be held.
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Mary Sue Spenny

February 22, 1943 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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David James Crissey

February 12, 1990 - August 10, 2017

Those desiring may make contributions to the Crissey Family, P.O. Box 453, Gregory, TX 78359 or the charity of your choice in memory of David.
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Dale W. Harrison

May 1, 1929 - August 5, 2017

Born May 1, 1929 in Mason, Michigan to Leo and Lorna (Woodruff) Harrison, passed away on August 5, 2017 at the age of 88. Dale worked at Fisher Body for 38 years. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Brown-Cavender Post #148 in Mason. Dale was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoyed attending auctions and was a car and racing enthusiast. Dale was preceded in death by...
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Milburne Curtis

July 26, 1923 - August 1, 2017

Born July 26, 1923 in Mason, Michigan to Milburne and Huldah (Wagnor) Curtis, passed away on August 1, 2017 at the age of 94. Bud loved sports and was an avid hunter and golfer. He retired from the City of East Lansing in 1987 after 16 ½ years of service. Bud was a life member of the Mason VFW Post 7309. He was preceded in death by his parents and four wives. Surviving to cherish...
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Rolland A. Wing

July 16, 1930 - July 26, 2017

Born July 16, 1930 in Dansville, Michigan to Alva and Nina (Wellhoff) Wing, passed away on July 26, 2017 at the age of 87. Rolland was one of four children. He graduated from Dansville Agricultural Schools in 1948. Rolland married Patricia Messner on December 11, 1948. They were blessed with four children; Sherry (Joseph) Olsen, Mary (Stephen) Babcock, Larry (Julie) Wing and Ronald (Lisa)...
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Viola M. Swan

April 15, 1919 - July 25, 2017

Born April 15, 1919 to Reinhold and Hulda (Benson) Peterson, passed away on July 25, 2017 at the age of 98. Viola graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1938. She then went on to attend beautician school in Detroit. Viola was a devoted member of the former Dansville United Methodist Church for almost 75 years. She enjoyed polka music, dancing and gardening. Viola was preceded in...
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William Clayton McCurdy

October 13, 1944 - July 10, 2017

Born October 13, 1944 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma to William and Mary Christine McCurdy, passed away on July 10, 2017 at the age of 72. William graduated from Mason High School in 1962. He went to work as a carpenter framing many of the homes and apartments in the Lansing area. He enjoyed drag racing his cars at Onondaga Dragway with friends in the early days of the muscle car era. After many...
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Hubert Allen Shaw

October 19, 1932 - July 2, 2017

Our husband, father & grandfather was taken to Heaven by his Lord on Sunday, July 2nd, at his beloved cottage surrounded by his family. Bud was born October, 1932 and was involved in many adventures throughout his life. He was an electrical engineer for Oldsmobile, a pilot with a plane and a proud veteran of the Korean War where he earned a Purple Star for saving lives.Bud is survived by...
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Dorothy Irene Chapman

April 19, 1924 - July 1, 2017

Dorothy Irene Chapman, Lake Panasoffkee, FL, formerly of Mason, MI. A loving wife, devoted mother and precious grandmother, journeyed with her Lord to her eternal resting place on July 1, 2017, at the age of 93. She was born the daughter of Herman and Maud Rich on April 19, 1924 in Vevay Township. Her first priority was raising her four children and accompanying her husband in building a screw...
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M. Kay Allison

June 8, 1951 - July 1, 2017

Born June 8, 1951 in Ithaca, Michigan, passed away on July 1, 2017 at the age of 66. Kay was raised on a farm in rural Ithaca. She then moved to Lansing and began a long career working for MDOT for over 30 years. Kay was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mason and was a member and a past board member of the IAL (International Association of Laryngectomees). She became a...
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Shirley Ann Giesey

August 10, 1929 - June 23, 2017

Born August 10, 1929 in Flint, Michigan to Melvin and Mildred (Cole) Lindsay. Passed away peacefully on June 23, 2017 at the age of 87. Shirley spent most of her life in Mason, MI. She graduated from Mason High School and worked for Farm Credit Services until retirement. Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Lindsay; mother, Mildred Walker; brother, Norman Lindsay; and sister,...
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Kyle C. Coffey

December 4, 1984 - June 20, 2017

Kyle Charles Coffey 12/4/1984 to 6/20/2017 of Dansville, MI. Kyle was granted his angel wings on June 20th. Kyle had touched us all in a Big way throughout his very meaningful life Filled with great times of memorable life. Life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Kyle had...
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Fred P. Knust

January 12, 1944 - June 20, 2017

Fred Knust, 73, of Mason, Michigan passed away Tuesday June 20, 2017. Fred served his country in Vietnam as a Naval Officer, and retired from the Navy after 4 years in active duty and 21 years in the reserves, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He earned a bachelor's degree in Far Eastern Studies from University of Michigan and a master's degree in Political Science from Michigan State...
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Anna E. McMurphy

November 8, 1927 - June 18, 2017

Born November 8, 1927 in Lansing, Michigan to Vern and Nettie (Knapp) Bosom, got her angel wings on June 18, 2017 at the age of 89. Anna was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 64 years, Clyde McMurphy; son, Robert McMurphy; brothers, LaVern, Frederick and Walter Bosom. Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Timothy (Deb) McMurphy, Mark (Jackie) McMurphy, Linda (Harry...
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Robert Carroll Buckley

August 2, 1938 - June 9, 2017

Age 78, passed away June 9, 2017.  He was born August 2, 1938 in Ashland, Kentucky.  Bob retired from E.H. Ward Company, where he was an installer of HVAC systems.  He married Rhonda R. Hagerman on August 5, 1974.  Together they enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing.  He was a fan of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and Detroit Pistons. He also loved watching his...
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Rosalie Jean Smith

August 5, 1930 - June 4, 2017

Rosalie "Jean" Smith was born August 5, 1930 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of the late Delbert and Katherine Leland, passed away June 4, 2017 at the age of 86. Jean moved to Galesburg, Michigan in 1945. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1948. Jean married Duane A. Smith in 1950. The first 25 years of their life together consisted of moving all over the State of Michigan for her husband's...
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Geraldine C. Walsh

August 4, 1919 - June 3, 2017

Geraldine "Gerry" Walsh, 97, was born August 4, 1919. She peacefully went to be with the Lord on June 3, 2017. Gerry shared her love and kindness with family and friends through her cooking, baking, knitting, and sewing. She was a devout Catholic and took great pride in always being fashionably dressed and keeping an immaculate house. Above all, Gerry loved her family dearly and treasured the...
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Aileen Marie Kleiver

February 21, 1948 - May 29, 2017

Aileen Marie Kleiver, 69, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, May 29, 2017. She was born February 21, 1948 to Wilson and Pauline (Riggs) Force and was a life-long Mason resident. Aileen loved horses, and when she wasn't competing in Western, English, and jumping shows, she was training others to share in that passion, through her family and later 4H. She also enjoyed traveling,...
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Joyce E. Schellhammer

January 9, 1938 - May 29, 2017

Joyce Elaine (Marrison) Schellhammer, 79, of Holt, Michigan joined the heavenly chorus on May 29, 2017. Born on January 9, 1938 in Lansing, Michigan to Myron Clifton and Agnes Della (nee Holey) Marrison, she married David Schellhammer on May 3, 1958. Joyce always loved to sing, and spent many years as a member of the choir at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lansing. Joyce was predeceased by her...
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Lyle M. Oesterle

November 18, 1920 - May 19, 2017

Lyle M. Oesterle, 96, died May 19, 2017.Lyle was born November 18, 1920, to Michael and Ruth Oesterle on a farm south of Mason. He graduated from Mason High School in 1939. He was devoted to farming all of his life and was in partnership with his four sons. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 60 plus years serving on the Session and Administration Committee. Lyle served on...
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Catherine E. Brady

March 4, 1922 - May 15, 2017

A beautiful woman began her journey home on May 15, 2017, surrounded by her family after 95 incredible years.Catherine Elizabeth "Katy" Brady was born March 4, 1922 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Albert and Matilda (Goetz) Tallion. She was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Durant Rolls. After working with the Michigan Bell Telephone Company, Katy married William "Bill"...
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Leora B. Fry

December 5, 1923 - May 8, 2017

Born December 5, 1923 in Dansville, Michigan to George and Vera (Slusser) Messner, passed away on May 8, 2017 at the age of 93. Leora was a resident of Mason all her life. She retired from MSU then continued to work at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Mason. Leora enjoyed crocheting and baking wedding cakes. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. Leora was...
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Robert E. Waterhouse

January 23, 1950 - May 8, 2017

Spartans lose one of their biggest fans... Robert Elvin Waterhouse, 67, of Mason, Michigan passed away on May 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and America Waterhouse and his two nieces. Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Waterhouse (Floeter); his 3 children, Stacy (Ken) Wood, Christopher (Christy) Waterhouse, Heather Kilvington; siblings, Arden...
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Beverly J. Costanzo

November 17, 1927 - May 6, 2017

Born November 17, 1927 in Leslie Twp., Michigan to Albert and Merle (Potter) Howery, passed away on May 6, 2017 at the age of 89. Beverly was a graduate of Mason High School. She spent her career working for TWA as a flight attendant with her husband George. Beverly retired to northern California, later returning to Michigan after the death of her mother. She was preceded in death by her...
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Joseph C. Rabidoux

July 17, 1939 - May 4, 2017

Joseph Caesar Rabidoux, age 77, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 4th at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan after a brief illness.Born July 17, 1939, to Dolphis Francis Rabidoux I and Genevieve Isabelle Rabidoux at Sparrow Hospital, he was the fifth of six children, a lively edition to a growing family.He grew up on his family farm in Leroy Township, playing outside with his brothers and developing...
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Bruce E. Eggers

August 10, 1935 - May 2, 2017

Born August 10, 1935 in Lansing, Michigan to Henry and Gretta (Bensinger) Eggers, passed away on May 2, 2017 at the age of 81. Bruce worked for the Ingham County Road Commission for 42.5 years and enjoyed playing Bingo and fishing. Surviving to cherish his memory are the love of his life, Evelyn Bryde; brother, Richard A. Eggers; adopted family, J. Rod Schultz, Kathleen Schultz, Erin Schultz...
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Margaret Ann Williams

November 17, 1934 - May 2, 2017

Born November 17, 1934 in Pontiac, MI to Thomas and Blythe (Weber) Best, passed away on May 2, 2017 at the age of 82. Margaret loved her family, neighbors and church. She was a great mother, sister, grandmother and friend. Although she may have felt she never met her expectations as a mother, her children knew she was the greatest mother ever.Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and...
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Daniel Lee Bochenek

February 14, 1951 - May 1, 2017

Born February 14, 1951 in Grand Haven, MI to Emil and Josephine (Arbogast) Bochenek, passed away on May 1, 2017 at the age of 66. Daniel spent most of his life as a carpenter and in building sales. Dan was a collector of many things, was creative, and could make something wonderful out of nothing. He had a quirky sense of humor and he loved the outdoors, fishing, classic cars and most of all...
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Juanita L. Bradley

November 12, 1927 - April 27, 2017

Juanita L. (Mullins) Bradley went to be with her Lord on April 27th, 2017. Juanita was 89 years old and currently resided at the Craft Care Home in Holt, Michigan with her many friends. She was a resident of Mason, Michigan where she enjoyed her abundant life with her husband of seventy years, Edward "Ed" Bradley, prior to his death in August of 2015. Juanita was born on November 12th, 1927 in...
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William G. Olsen

April 11, 1928 - April 24, 2017

Bill was born April 11, 1928 in Lansing, MI to Rachael and Norman Olsen and passed away April 24, 2017 at the age of 89. After graduating from Sexton High School in January of 1946, he served in the U.S. Army in Virginia and Petaluma, CA. After his service he became employed by the State of Michigan, primarily in the Insurance Department where he served as Deputy Commissioner. In 1980, after...
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Diane K. Roberts

September 22, 1949 - April 22, 2017

Diane K. Roberts, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017. She was born in Lansing, Michigan on September 22, 1949 to Lawrence and Fern (Warner) Jean. Diane worked as an accountant for Coca-Cola, and her career began a lifelong love of Coca-Cola products and collectables. She enjoyed new cars, animals, and children. Diane was an active member of Cedar Street Church, serving in...
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Linda Lu Foote

August 13, 1947 - April 21, 2017

Born August 13, 1947 in Mason, MI to Sylvester and Lepha (Disbrow) Hawkins, passed away on April 21, 2017 at the age of 69. Linda was a Dansville High Graduate Class of 1966. She was a member of the Holt Seventh-Day Adventist Church and was a Brownie/Girl Scout Leader. Linda worked at the Hartley Grocery Store, sold Avon & Bob Raab-AtelCom. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, 6...
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Steven Michael DePeel

July 30, 1948 - April 20, 2017

Steven M. DePeel,68, born July 30, 1948 to Ethro A. (Bud) and Betty J. (Currey) DePeel in Ludington, Michigan, died at home on April 20, 2017. He graduated from Lansing Everett High School in 1967. He married his high school sweetheart, Joann Hawkins, December 16,1967. They had two sons, Sean and Matthew and raised a niece, Tina and nephew, Rick. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970. In...
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Rusty Van Moore

February 28, 1959 - April 19, 2017

Rusty passed away unexpectedly at the age of 58. He is survived by his children; Shaunae, Rayne and Kalem Moore; former partner of 33 years, Shelby Gallimore; father, Charles Moore; step-mother, Becky; siblings, Randy, Rick, Roxie (Drobek) Moore and Kim Compton.A memorial service will be held on May 6, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912...
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Joann M. Alden

April 24, 1939 - April 15, 2017

Born April 24, 1939 in Lansing, MI to Ralph and Dorothy (Sebolt) Ewing, passed away on April 15, 2017 at the age of 77. Joann worked hard all her life. She raised 4 boys and worked as a food server for Okemos High School. Joann was artistic and enjoyed arts and crafts and decorating cakes.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn Alden; brothers, Roger Ewing, Charles Ewing,...
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Phyllis E. Betcher

April 16, 1930 - April 11, 2017

Born April 16, 1930 in Bunker Hill Twp., Michigan to Floyd M. and Lucy D. (Ward) Rice passed away on April 11, 2017 at the age of 86. Phyllis graduated from Dansville High School in 1948 and was a resident of Mason for most of her life. She was employed with Mason Public Schools for 26 years. Phyllis was a very active member at the First United Methodist Church of Mason. She enjoyed bowling,...
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William Henry Bradfield

May 2, 1926 - April 9, 2017

William "Bill" Bradfield went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Bill was born to Orlo Bradfield and Jessie (Workman) on May 2, 1926 and was raised in Dewitt, Michigan. He married Betty Hill in 1946 and raised four sons of which he was very proud. Bill later married Jeannette Gleason and they enjoyed a home together in Rodney, Michigan and in Englewood, Florida until Jeannette's...
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Mary Louise Tedrake

May 10, 1944 - April 4, 2017

Mary Louise Tedrake was born on May 10, 1944. She resided in Metro-Detroit for most of her life, where she raised her children and worked as a seamstress creating and altering bridal gowns. She went on to achieve a lifelong goal of obtaining her bachelor's degree through Oakland University at the age of sixty-one and develop a career as an auditor for Volkswagen. Upon retirement, she...
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Nora Marie Miller

February 3, 1948 - March 31, 2017

Nora (nee O'Keefe) Miller passed away peacefully at her home Friday, March 31st, due to complications from an extended illness.Born February 3, 1948, the daughter of Anna (McMillen) and Andy O'Keefe, Mrs. Miller spent the majority of her childhood in Birmingham, MI, graduating from Marian High School in 1965 and going on to graduate from Northwood Institute in 1967 with an Associate's degree in...
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Eileen Laura Sheridan

March 21, 1927 - March 31, 2017

Eileen L. Sheridan, age 90, a Mason resident, passed away March 31,2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Eileen was born March 21, 1927, the daughter of William and Irene Fockler. In 1948 she married John R. Sheridan of Croswell, MI who predeceased her in death in 2003. Eileen was a member of the St. James Catholic Church and loved spending time with her family. Eileen is survived by her...
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Eleanor M. Bilyea

September 3, 1926 - March 27, 2017

Born September 3, 1926 in Flint, MI to Paul and Dorothea (Stahlbaum) Dunkel, passed away on March 27, 2017 at the age of 90. Eleanor was one of fourteen children. She married the love of her life, Gordon Bilyea on March 3, 1945. Eleanor was a member of the All Saints Lutheran Church and was one of the co-founders of a sewing group at the church that made quilts for the needy. Eleanor also...
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Dennis R. Holleran

June 4, 1955 - March 27, 2017

The greatest man we ever knew ended his brave two year battle with cancer March 27, 2017 after a fantastic weekend with his loving family. We won't say he lost the battle, because he always told us a winner never quits and a quitter never wins, and HE NEVER QUIT.Dennis was born on June 4th 1955, in Detroit MI to Richard and Patricia Holleran. He grew up in Redford Township, where he graduated...
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Keith L. Ingram

July 19, 1925 - March 23, 2017

The life of one we love is never lost-its influence goes on through all of the livesit has ever touched.-Christopher HollowayArrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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Barbara E. Titus

April 6, 1946 - March 22, 2017

Born April 6, 1946 in Mason, MI to David and Frances (Lang) Stone, passed away on March 22, 2017 at the age of 70. Barbara was a resident of Mason for most of her life. She retired from Dart Bank after working there for many years. Barbara was an avid U of M fan and enjoyed reading James Patterson and John Grisham novels. She loved to travel with her best friend Judy Wentland. She...
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John Bemiss Van Allsburg

October 25, 1947 - March 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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Barbara Louise Wonsey

July 29, 1928 - March 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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Suzanne M. Anderson

May 12, 1941 - March 17, 2017

Age 75, died March 17, 2017 in Lansing, MI. Born and raised in Mason, MI Suzanne was an avid reader and enjoyed eating out with family and friends. She was a collector of costume jewelry. Suzanne retired from Ingham County Medical Hospital. She met her husband working at Biddulph Oldsmobile in Phoenix, Arizona. Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sharon Myers and beloved...
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Phillip Ellsworth Ballard

January 9, 1939 - March 17, 2017

Phillip Ballard 78 passed away March 17, 2017. He was born on January 9, 1939 to Robert and Beatrice (Otis) Ballard. Phillip loved to hunt, fish, play instruments/music, garden, woodworking and most any day he could be found on the property at his residence mowing, landscaping, planting deer feed plots, or working in his wood shop where he hand built a lot of the furniture in he and mom's home....
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Jo Ann Willits

January 29, 1934 - March 16, 2017

Born January 29, 1934 in Lansing, MI to George Earl and Jessie May (Duncan) Clark, passed away on March 16, 2017 at the age of 83. Jo Ann graduated from Eastern High School. She married Charles Matthew Willits on March 6, 1954. Jo Ann worked at Alaiedon Elementary School as a librarian for 27 years. She was the primary care giver for her son Leland for 15 plus years. Jo Ann was an active...
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Fred W. Algate

August 4, 1929 - March 16, 2017

Together forever and finally reunited with the light of his life, Fred is now resting with his high school sweetheart and wife of 48 years. A resident of Mason since 1929, Fred was the son of William and Beulah Algate. He was preceded in death by his wife, Trella Elaine. He is survived by his daughter, Melinda (Joseph) Frydel; son, Gary (Shelley) Algate; grandchildren, Lexis, Elaina, Justin ...
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Glenn Irvin Alden

February 3, 1935 - March 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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Barbara A. Hudson

July 28, 1929 - March 12, 2017

Born July 28, 1929 in Lansing, MI to Ellis and Mabel (Moore) Hagerman, passed away on March 12, 2017 at the age of 87. Barbara graduated from Eastern High School and was a resident of the Lansing and Mason area for most of her life. She worked for the State of Michigan right out of high school. Barbara worked for Wyeth Laboratories Inc. from 1972-1986. She was an avid bowler and loved to...
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Jeanette G. Witt

January 15, 1916 - March 11, 2017

Jeanette G. Witt of Dansville died March 11, 2017 in Mason, MI. Jeanette was born January 15, 1916 in Webberville, MI to Jesse Bachman and Laura Alford Bachman. After graduating from Dansville High School, she attended Cleary Business College and then worked at the Ingham County Infirmary in Okemos where she met her beloved Aethen. They were married for 51 years and he preceded her in death in...
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JoAnn Brownfield

April 19, 1933 - March 10, 2017

Born April 19, 1933 in Mason, MI to Ray and Audra (Powell) Lott, passed away on March 10, 2017 at the age of 83. JoAnn was a proud farm wife to her husband, Junior Brownfield for nearly 65 years. She worked at the MSU Art Department, Dart Bank, Green Acres Turf Farm and B & H Industries. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving...
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Lila Allen

October 11, 1917 - February 27, 2017

Lila "Louise" Allen was born on October 11, 1917 to Mary and Chauncey Marshall and died February 27, 2017 at the age of 99. She grew up in Holt, married Harry Allen the day after her 18th birthday and became a farmer's wife. She loved sewing, quilting, cooking, playing cards, singing, dancing, and any gathering of family and friends. They retired from farming in 1965 to travel the USA then...
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Rose Marie Goodenough

September 6, 1932 - February 26, 2017

Born September 6, 1932 in Iosco Twp., Michigan to Justin J. and Eunice L. (Barber) Brady passed away on February 26, 2017 at the age of 84. Rose was a resident of Holt, MI for 50 years. She loved to crochet, square dance, and take care of her family. She was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and sister. Rose will be missed by all who knew her.She was preceded in death by her...
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Ronald L. Bos

September 22, 1938 - February 21, 2017

Ronald "Ron" Lee Bos went home to the Lord on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 after a courageous seventeen year battle with Parkinson's and post-Polio syndrome. He was born at home in Lansing, MI on September 22, 1938 to Andrew and Blanche (Purchis) Bos. He grew up in Lansing and graduated from Lansing Eastern High School, raised his daughters in Holt where he served on the Delhi Township Parks...
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Nancy Jane Uzzle

March 18, 1949 - February 19, 2017

Nancy Jane Uzzle was born March 18, 1949 in Oceanport, New Jersey at Fort Monmouth Hospital. She passed away February 19, 2017 at the age of 67. She was the daughter of William and Mary (Brunett) Steinebach and step-mother Catherine (Brunett) Steinebach.Nancy was creative and artistic, with a beautiful free spirit and a smile that would light up the room. She expressed herself through her art;...
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Gregory L. Mack

June 26, 1969 - February 15, 2017

Born June 26, 1969 in Toledo, Ohio to Larry J. and Alice R. (Eisel) Mack, passed away on February 15, 2017 at the age of 47. Greg was a resident of Dansville for 15 years. He was a graduate of Evergreen High School in Metamora Ohio. Greg graduated from Owens Tech in Toledo Ohio with an associate's degree in mechanical design. He loved his family and was a very devoted husband and father. ...
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Barbara J. Hammond

December 20, 1928 - February 13, 2017

Born December 20, 1928 in Harbor Beach, Michigan to Robert and Lottie (Minard) Wood, passed away on February 13, 2017 at the age of 88. Barbara was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Ft. Meyers Florida. She was a past Matron of the O.E.S. and past Noble of the Grand Rebekkah Lodge. Barbara was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion Auxiliary in Harbor Beach, MI. She was the...
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Kathleen J. Hester

May 24, 1935 - February 9, 2017

Kathy was born May 24, 1935 in Alma, MI to Iva and Freddie Tracy. She passed away on February 9, 2017. During the 70's Kathy worked at Clare's Bar. She was a sweets lover with a reputation of eating food as a halfner, having the most pampered feet and beautiful nails. Kathy was preceded in death by her son Freddie Sherwood parents Iva and Freddie Tracy; brother Melvin Tracy; sister Donna...
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James Frederick Bohnet

October 15, 1936 - February 8, 2017

James (Jim) Bohnet, 80, of Dansville passed away on February 8, 2017. Jim was born on October 15, 1936 in Chaseley, ND. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa, uncle and brother. As a young man Jim spent 5 years serving our country in the U.S. Airforce, followed by several years working in the oil fields, when he met his wife, Nancy. Jim and Nancy relocated to Dansville, MI where he spent the...
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JoAnn Townsend

July 24, 1944 - February 5, 2017

JoAnn Townsend was born on July 24, 1944 in Stockbridge, MI the daughter of Howard Bradford and Hazel Lucille (Wilcox) Townsend and passed away February 5, 2017 at the age 72. She grew up in Dansville and moved to Mason in 1963. JoAnn loved to cook and bake, was a teller at Dart Bank, a member of Mason First Church of the Nazarene and loved the Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Robert Ray Watts

April 22, 1927 - January 29, 2017

Robert Ray Watts, age 89, of Mason, Michigan, died peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2017. He was born to Lillian and James Watts on April 22, 1927. On February 8, 1947, Bob married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Ann, and they celebrated 64 years of marriage before she passed away in 2011.Bob was born in Detroit and raised in Clawson. After graduating from high school in 1945, he joined the army...
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Martina Garza Aguirre

January 2, 1928 - January 23, 2017

Born January 2, 1928 in Encinal, Texas to Santiago and Salmoné (Garcia) Garza, passed away on January 23, 2017 at the age of 89. Martina was a hard worker that enjoyed farming, gardening, word search puzzles, playing Bunco and casino trips. She treasured her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Martina was preceded in death by her parents; son, Ruben Aguirre and loving husband...
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Frank E. March

October 11, 1932 - January 20, 2017

Age 84, died January 20, 2017, born October 11, 1932 in Amble, MI to Wesley and Martha March. Frank was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie; grandson, Jason; brother, Harold and his wife Doris. Surviving are his daughters, Catherine (Brett) Williams, Martha Kay March; sons, Frank E. (Tammy) March II and Stephen M. (Nancy) March; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Wayne W. ...
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Terri D. Edwards Carl Hardin

October 8, 1950 - January 18, 2017

Born October 8, 1950 in Thompsonville, Michigan passed away on January 18, 2017 at the age of 66. Terri graduated from Mason High School in 1968 and was a resident of Mason for most of her life. She worked for First of America Bank, Mason High School and Meijer. Terri enjoyed bowling, camping, gardening and collecting pig figurines. She loved to vacation in the U.P. and Lake Superior. ...
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Hunter James Conaty

September 6, 1994 - January 16, 2017

Hunter James Conaty was born in Lansing, MI on September 6, 1994. He passed away in a car accident on January 16, 2017. Surviving are his parents, Bill (Sheri) Conaty; brother, Koty Conaty; grandparents, John (Connie) Conaty, Joan (John) Quinn, Gale (Nina) Crandall; uncles, Scott Crandall, John (Tami) Conaty; girlfriend, Roxanne Glynn; two daughters, Caydence Conaty and Harley Conaty.Hunter was...
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Ivan Wynn Campbell

October 15, 1930 - January 12, 2017

IVAN WYNN CAMPBELLMASON, MIIvan Wynn Campbell, age 86 died January 12, 2017. He was born October 15, 1930 in Sault St. Marie, MI to William Harold and Pearl (Wynn) Campbell. Ivan served in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed reading and was very interested in boating, fishing and traveling. He loved most of all spending time with his family.He was preceded in death by his parents;...
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Charles T. Dingley

November 16, 1937 - January 10, 2017

Age 79 of Mason, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at McLaren Hospital, Lansing.Charles was the son of Charles George Dingley and Doris Luella (Lambert). He was born November 16, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. Charles retired from the Airforce in 1963 in which he received 5 Presidential Certificates. He was a member of Local 333 Plumbers/Pipefitters of Lansing for over 50 years. ...
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Andrea E. Seratti

August 27, 1973 - January 5, 2017

Born August 27, 1973 to James T. and Robyn (Chrisman) Sheely and died January 5, 2017 at U of M Hospital surrounded by family. Andrea was a graduate of Everett High School and WMU. She was married April 17, 2004 to Eric A. Seratti. She was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma in February 2014 and treated in FL for 18 months. In July 2015 she returned to Michigan to treat at U of M Health System's...
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Barry R. Gubry

June 13, 1971 - January 1, 2017

Born June 13, 1971 in Lansing, Michigan to Barry and Donna (Reib) Gubry, passed away on January 1, 2017 at the age of 45. Bobby graduated from Mason High School. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Bobby loved watching high school wrestling and dirt track racing. He was the proud father of many fur babies, especially "Sadie". Bobby was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents....
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Eugene E. Beaune

June 20, 1925 - December 25, 2016

Age 91, formerly of Brimley, MI, passed on December 25, 2016. He was born June 20, 1925, in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, to Edward and Lottie Beaune.He served our country during WWII in the United States Navy. Retired after 40 years of being an operating engineer with local 324, he continued working for CATA for 20 additional years. A longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Mason, he and...
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Ward T. Fitts

August 19, 1963 - December 24, 2016

Ward T. Fitts, 53, of Dansville, was called home in the early morning of December 24, 2016 following a year long battle with cancer. Ward was born in Royal Oak, MI, August 19, 1963 and the family moved to Dansville in 1968. Throughout Ward's school years he was involved in sports, served as Drum Major in the Dansville High School Band and was second of three in his family to be awarded the John...
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James F. Walker

August 12, 1932 - December 22, 2016

James F. Walker, born August 12, 1932 in Alma, MI, the son of Howard and Doris Walker, passed away on December 22, 2016 at the age of 84.James was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean War Conflict. In 1997, after 22 years of dedicated service, he retired from Getman Corporation. He was employed by Warner and Swasey for 17 years and was a resident of the Mason community for 14 years. ...
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Joshua Andrew Smith

April 9, 1987 - December 20, 2016

Josh Smith, our loving Son, Grandson, Step-brother, Nephew, Boyfriend and beloved friend unexpectedly reunited with his creator spirit on December 20th at his home in Mason. Josh was born to loving parents Donald Smith and Lisa Langham in Lansing MI. Josh lived in Mason and graduated from Mason High School.Josh was a rare combination of someone who had a love of life and a firm understanding of...
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Jon Lee Layton

May 17, 1939 - December 1, 2016

Jon L. Layton, 77 of Mason, MI passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016, surrounded by his family and under the care of Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home in Jackson, MI. He was born on May 17, 1939 the son of the late Leland C. and Audrey A. (Austin) Layton. On January 21, 1978 he married Jane E. Julian in Hudson, MI. She survives. Mr. Layton graduated from Leslie High School in 1957. He...
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Jennie Marie McEvers

October 10, 1926 - December 1, 2016

Born October 10, 1926 in Vermontville Twp., Michigan to Howard and Nora (Wells) Swick, passed away on December 1, 2016 at the age of 90. Jennie enjoyed reading the Bible along with watching televised Bible studies and The Voice with her daughter. She loved eating out at Olive Garden and Outback. Jennie was preceded in death by her husband, Ted McEvers; son, David McEvers; sister, Ella Jane...
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Mary P. Silsby

May 29, 1924 - November 22, 2016

Born May 29, 1924 in Wood County, Ohio to Elmer and Katie (Stolz) Franklin, passed away on November 22, 2016 at the age of 92. Mary was the youngest of 8 children. She was a resident of Mason for 90 years, a member of the Eastern Star (OES), and the First United Methodist Church of Mason. She was also a member of the Mason Women's Club and the Monday Morning Coffee Divas. Mary was preceded...
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Terrie Hayes

April 3, 1950 - November 21, 2016

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Shirley Jean Dane

July 3, 1929 - November 20, 2016

Born July 3, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to Herbert and Sarah (Shondell) Vincent, passed away on November 20, 2016 at the age of 87. Shirley was a graduate of Haslett High School. She was employed by Warren Holmes Company, which later merged with MDBS Architects where she retired after 25 years. Shirley's family was extremely important to her, as well as her three cats, Maggie Mae, Sophia Blu...
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Donna Mae Rhode

November 11, 1929 - November 20, 2016

Born November 11, 1929 in Isabella County, Michigan to Omer and Hazel (Brooks) Fisher, passed away on November 20, 2016 at the age of 87. Donna was a resident of Mason for 61 years. She married Robert (Bob) Rhode on Dec. 5, 1947. Donna helped run the family business, Rhode Well Drilling. She loved to bake and share it with her family and friends. Donna's family always came first and she...
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Linda J. Gailey

September 4, 1947 - November 12, 2016

Born Linda Jean Sayers, Sept. 4, 1947 in Hart, MI. Linda was raised on a farm in Elbridge and graduated from Hart High School in 1965. Then off she went to Lansing working with the State of Michigan in the Social Services Dept. as a Personal Analyst Specialist for 35 years before retiring. Linda married Robert Gailey on Dec. 23, 1977, in Holt MI where they made their home on College Road...
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Joyce Elaine Felton

May 20, 1930 - November 10, 2016

Joyce Felton, 86, died unexpectedly with her companion of many years;Lawrence Meirndorf, on November 10th 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Mason and Holt. Joyce was employed by LA Noble Reality for many years. She was an avid bingo player, and enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. She also spent endless hours cooking and baking for many occasions. She was also a lifetime member of...
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Lawrence R. Meirndorf

February 25, 1929 - November 10, 2016

Lawrence R. Meirndorf, Sr.MasonPassed away on November 10, 2016 at the age of 87. Lawrence was born February 25, 1929 to Edward and Lottie Mae (Turrell) Meirndorf in Webberville, MI.He was a resident of Mason for most of his life and retired from Fisher Body after thirty years of service. He loved automobiles, motorcycles and tinkering with anything with a motor. He enjoyed helping his family and...
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