John E. Heidgen

Birth Date: Aug 11, 1935 Passed On: Nov 11, 2019

John E. Heidgen was born on August 11, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late John E. and Helen O. (Schleck) Heidgen and passed away on November 11, 2019 at the age of 84.  John was a college professor who taught at several schools including the University of Wisconsin, University of Michigan, and Aquinas College.  John […]

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Arvella C. TenBrink

Birth Date: Nov 30, 1922 Passed On: Nov 10, 2019

Arvella C. TenBrink was born on November 30, 1922 to the late George F. and Mary (Deverney) Warren and passed away on November 10, 2019. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Fetterhoff, on June 14, 1966; two sons, Jerald and Dennis Fetterhoff; and eleven siblings.  Arvella is survived […]

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Paul D. Swarts

Birth Date: May 25, 1948 Passed On: Nov 09, 2019

Paul Duane Swarts, age 71, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019. He was born in Muskegon on May 25, 1948 to Jack and Virginia Swarts. Paul is survived by his wife of 33 years, Pam; siblings, Jack (Geri) Swarts of Muskegon, Claudia (John) Nelski of Muskegon, Richard Swarts of Muskegon, Nancy (James) Andrews of […]

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Sally K. Olejarczyk

Birth Date: May 24, 1950 Passed On: Nov 05, 2019

Heaven became sweeter on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, with the “going home” of our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, wife, and friend, Sally Kay Olejarczyk. Sally was born May 24, 1950, to Howard and Carmen Branch who preceded her in death. She will be remembered lovingly by John, her husband of 44 years […]

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Violet Emily Martinson

Birth Date: Jun 02, 1925 Passed On: Oct 25, 2019

Violet Emily (Williams) Martinson, age 94, was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 2, 1925 to the late John Greenlies Williams and Viola Augusta Ida (Bauer) Williams, and passed away in Muskegon, Michigan on October 25, 2019. She was the 4th child of 13 children, 10 of whom have predeceased her.  On September 25, 1943 […]

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Shirley Mae Alvord

Birth Date: Apr 26, 1932 Passed On: Oct 29, 2019

Shirley Mae Alvord, age 87, was born in Muskegon, Michigan to the late Carl W. and Helen A. (Matjovitz) Hullinger and passed away on October 29, 2019.  Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Edward Ray Alvord.  Surviving are two children, Cindy (Kevin) McClurken, James (Susan) Alvord; grandchildren, Leah (Michael) Tamasa, Reagan (Ian) Robinson, […]

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Dr. Israel William Caplitz MD, DO

Birth Date: Aug 08, 1923 Passed On: Oct 27, 2019

Israel William Caplitz was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on August 8, 1923 and passed away in Muskegon, Michigan on October 27, 2019.  Dr. Caplitz was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps serving during World War II. Private family services are being held.

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Lauraine M. Shavalier

Birth Date: Apr 05, 1922 Passed On: Oct 22, 2019

Lauraine M. Shavalier, age 97 of Ravenna, passed away, October 22, 2019 in Muskegon. She was born in Muskegon to Amedeus and Laura Curby and lived her life in Muskegon County. She married Stanley Shavalier and they were blessed with 6 daughters, 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Lauraine enjoyed snowmobiling with Stanley, […]

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Charles “Babe” Johnston

Birth Date: Jan 09, 1925 Passed On: Oct 19, 2019

Charles H. “Babe”  Johnston was born in Twin Lake, Michigan on January 9, 1925 to the late Charles H. and Mildred Johnston and passed away at home on October 19, 2019. Charles was preceded in death by two wives, Betty Johnston in 2001 and Pauline Johnston in 2014. He is survived by his son, David […]

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Carolyn M. Launstein

Birth Date: Sep 06, 1949 Passed On: Oct 17, 2019

Carolyn Marie Launstein, age 70, passed away on October 17, 2019. She was born in Muskegon, MI on September 6, 1949. Carolyn moved to Chicago in 1967 and was a member of “Players in the Park” where she acted and worked in production. While in Chicago, she was an actor on the “Bob Shaw Show”, […]

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Ryan P. Hinojosa

Birth Date: Mar 27, 1983 Passed On: Oct 12, 2019

Ryan Patrick Hinojosa, was born on March 27, 1983 in Muskegon, Michigan and passed away on October 12, 2019. Ryan is survived by his parents, Robert L. and Belinda K. Hinojosa; three brothers, Robert Jr. (Amy) Hinojosa, Ramon (Melanie) Hinojosa, Russell (Jennifer) Hinojosa; daughter, Erika Marie; maternal grandmother, Barbara O’Malley; several nieces and nephews.  Ryan […]

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Lee R. Showers

Birth Date: Oct 15, 1953 Passed On: Oct 08, 2019

Lee R. Showers, age 65 was born in Muskegon, Michigan to the late Leland and Reva Showers and passed away on October 8, 2019. Lee is survived by his eight siblings, Violet Stempel, Dolly Kissel, April Thompson, James Showers, Penny LaVassuer, Rose Showers, Randy (Janie) Showers, Andrew (Ginger) Showers; his canine companion, Biggie.   Along with […]

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Karen J. Howell

Birth Date: Jun 15, 1938 Passed On: Oct 08, 2019

Even as cancer claimed her body, Karen Jean Lytle Howell didn’t lose her love of family, her sense of humor or her desire to be outdoors. She died peacefully Oct. 8 at age 81 at Mercy Hospital. She enjoyed her last days with family and friends at her side. She enthusiastically joined the song-singing, memory-sharing […]

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George A. Lyttle, Jr.

Birth Date: May 04, 1941 Passed On: Oct 03, 2019

George Alexander Lyttle, Jr., age 78, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI on May 4, 1941 to George and Elizabeth Lyttle. George is survived by his wife of 42 years, Phyllis; 6 children, Lori (Will) Hansen, Shari (Shawn) Dallo, James (Beth) Hansen, Tina (Mike) Hornack, Mindy (James) […]

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Robert D. Schwartz “Rob”

Birth Date: May 14, 1953 Passed On: Sep 25, 2019

Robert (Rob) Schwartz, 66, of North Muskegon, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Poppen Residence-Harbor Hospice from Glioblastoma surrounded by his family. He was born May 14, 1953, the son of Charles and Ruth Schwartz, in Dearborn, Michigan. Rob graduated from The Leelanau Preparatory High School and received his Bachelor Degree from Alma […]

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Ralph L. Winter

Birth Date: Jan 01, 1929 Passed On: Sep 21, 2019

Ralph Leroy Winter, age 90, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. He was born in Fruitport, MI on January 1, 1929 to Raymond and Golda Winter. Ralph is survived by his granddaughter and best friend, Angela Morin of Muskegon; 2 daughters, Dixie Chapman of Fremont and Carol (Don) Collins of Indiana; 2 sisters, Marsha […]

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Gloria J. Wert

Birth Date: Sep 13, 1936 Passed On: Sep 17, 2019

Gloria Jean Wert, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. She was born in Muskegon on September 13, 1936 to Custer and Violet Potter. Gloria had worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant at Hillcrest Nursing Facility. She was an avid reader and member of Bethel Baptist Church in Norton Shores. Gloria’s faith and […]

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Kristen Kaye Ryan

Birth Date: Jul 17, 1968 Passed On: Sep 16, 2019

Kristen Kaye Ryan (Harms) died peacefully and surrounded by family at home on September 16th in Muskegon, Michigan at the age of 51 after a courageous battle with cervical cancer. Kristen was born on July 17, 1968 in Muskegon, Michigan. She married Darrin Ryan in 1994. Together they had two children, Kennedy and Lance and two grandchildren […]

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Gary W. Hines Sr.

Birth Date: Jun 25, 1943 Passed On: Sep 09, 2019

Gary W. Hines Sr. age 76 peacefully passed away on September 9, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones. He was preceded in death by his father, Siebert Hines; mother Opal Snider; sister, Donna Clayton; brother, Jerry Hines; wife, Pauline Cihak. Gary is survived by his children, Gary W. (Kathy) Hines Jr., Kristin (Chris) Albanesi; grandchildren, […]

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Mayme E. Malmquist

Birth Date: Oct 06, 1935 Passed On: Sep 07, 2019

Mayme Elaine Malmquist, age 83, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019. She was born in Kaleva, MI on October 6, 1935 to Leonard and Irma Kamppinen. Mayme is survived by her children, Elaine Madison, Steve Manthei, Mark Manthei, Tom (Deb) Manthei, Jim (Shelly) Manthei and Phillip (Gina) Manthei; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; 2 […]

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