Deaths 2017

  •  John Culver Andrews, 68, of Rothbury, died Thursday, December 28, 2017.
  • Florence “Flo” Moschke, 74, of Shelby, died Friday, December 29, 2017.
  • Susan D. Keeler, 65, of Shelby, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
  • Betty Jean Geldersma, 68, of Crossville, Tennessee and formerly of  Hesperia and Grand Haven, died Thursday, December 28, 2017.
  • Kristi Makin Archer, 71, of Niles and formerly of Shelby, died Wednesday, December 20, 2017.
  • Joyce Rosemarie Levy, 83, of Whitehall, and formerly of Hart, died Thursday December 14, 2017.
  • Maria Guadalupe Gutierrez, 62, of Hart, died Sunday, December 17, 2017.
  • Don Rodrick “Rod” Westergaard, 71, of Pentwater, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
  • Dorothy M. Hoyer, 91, of New Era, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
  • LaVyonne Estelle Frees (Aiken), 97, of Ferry Township, died Saturday, December 16, 2017.
  • Pauline Esther Kish (Willick), 93, of Hesperia and formerly of Muskegon, died Saturday, December 9, 2017.
  • Nancy “Nan” Leah Eshmeyer Gorbics, 84, of Stony Lake, died December 5, 2017.
  • Steven Michael Schrepper, 59, of Shelby, formerly of Kalamazoo died Monday, December 4, 2017
  • Jackie Luttrell, 68, of Jacksonville, Florida and formerly of Shelby, died Sunday, December 3, 2017.
  • Janice R. Knapp, 84, of Muskegon, died Monday. December 4, 2017.
  • Darlene Romans, 53, of Hesperia, died Monday, Decmeber 4, 2017.
  • George Lloyd Routley, 71, of Hart, died Thursday November 30, 2017.
  • Charles Edward Jeffries, 61, of Pentwater, died Thursday, November 30, 2017.
  • Helen Mary Kleiner, 86, of Shelby, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
  • U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Christopher Fessenden, 42, of Fort Carson, Colorado and formerly of Shelby, died Thursday, November 30, 2017.
  • Eleanor J. Fogg, 96, of Hesperia, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017.
  • Jackie Luttrell of Jacksonville, Florida and formerly of Shelby, died Sunday, December 3, 2017.
  • Helen Ann Eilers, 84, of Montague, died Monday, November 20, 2017.
  • Scott Edward Fuce, 55, died Saturday, November 25, 2017.
  • Denise Marie Stewart, 61, of Pentwater, died Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
  • William Brown, 85, of Pentwater, died Friday, November 24, 2017. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • Dennis Edwin Hedinger, 75, of Hart, died Saturday, November 25, 2017.
  • Tillie Nelson, 93, of Montague died Saturday, November 18, 2017.
  • Carl F. Wackernagel, 79, of Montague, died Monday, November 20, 2017.
  • Helen Mary Kleiner, 86, of Shelby, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
  • Nancy Lynn Koposky, 76, Hart, died Thursday, November 16, 2017.
  • Joseph L. Kokx, Sr., 82, of Crystal Valley died Thursday, November 16, 2017.
  • Skyla Cole, 14, of Hart died Thursday, November 9, 2017. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • Kevin L. Stafford, 56, of Walkerville died Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
  • Lorena E. Wygant, 87, of Ferry Township, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
  • Marie Beatrice Califf, 68, of Rothbury, died Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
  • Don William Zwade, 73, of Hart, died Friday October 27, 2017.
  • Louisa Mae Galvan, 58, of Hart, died Thursday, October 26, 2017.
  • Albert “Al” E. Hudson, 79, of Hart, died Saturday, October 28, 2017.
  • Rhonda Kay Vanderlaan, 62, of Hart, died Thursday, October 19, 2017.
  • Blanche E. Martin, 61, died Sunday, October 22, 2017.
  • Myrna Joan Carlin, 84, of Pentwater, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
  • William M. Gardy, 88, of Pentwater died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
  • Josefa “Josie” Villanueva Santos, 72, of Hart, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
  • Richard J. Dusseau, 79, died Wednesday, October 19, 2017.
  • Charlene Lynn Essex, 70, of Rothbury, died October 12, 2017.
  • Timothy “Allen” Adams, 31, of Muskegon Heights and formerly of Shelby, died Friday, October 13, 2017.
  • Edward L. Alexander, 82, of Hart, died Friday, October 6, 2017.
  • Glenn (Sonny) Phillips Jr., 79, of Hart died Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
  • Barbara Cope, 86, of Muskegon and formerly of Shelby, Kalkaska and Arizona, died Thursday October 5, 2017.
  • Edward Alexander, 82, of Hart, died Friday, October 6, 2017.
  • Vernon Lyles, 80, of Rothbury, died Saturday, September 30, 2017.
  • Lee “Beaver” Roy Jones, 82, of Walkerville, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
  • Vernon Lyles, 80, of Rothbury, formerly of Grand Haven, died Saturday, September 30, 2017.
  • Roberto Vela, 55, of New Era, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
  • Robert “John” Amstutz, 72, of Hart, died on Friday, September 29, 2017.
  • Violet LaFerne Frost, 87, of Hart, died on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
  • Dolly A. Taylor, 79, of Mears, died on Monday, September 18, 2017.
  • Lila L. Wentzloff, 81, of New Era died on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
  • Elmira C. LeFevre, 88,of Walkerville, died on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
  • Sudie Ann Blohm, 76, of Hart, died on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
  • Laura M. Black, 59, of Ferry Township, died on Thursday, September 14, 2017.
  • Allen S. Wade, 78, of New Era, died on Monday, September 11, 2017.
  • Marion (Art) Helmer, 85, of Hart died on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
  • Elda Ann (Utley) Harden, 81, of Mears, died on Friday, September 8, 2017.
  • Kirk Muir Saunders, 85, of Hart, died on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.
  • James A. Musil, Jr., 77, of Hart, died on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  
  • Gene Allen DeLong, 85, of Hart, died on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
  • Berl W. Krause, Jr., 73, of Shelby, died on Sunday, September 3, 2017.
  • William “Bill” McVicker, 82, of Pentwater died on Friday, September 1, 2017.
  • Frieda A Tanner, 88,  of Shelby, died on Friday, September 1, 2017.
  • Clinton Miller, 61, of Pentwater, died on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.
  • Sherry Lee Shafer, 62, of Walkerville, died on Sunday, August 20, 2017.
  • Frank Arthur Rinaldi, 96, of Pentwater, died on Sunday August 27, 2017.
  • James LeRoy Alltop, 77, of Hart died on Sunday August 27, 2017.
  • A. Elaine Stembol, 96, of Montague died on Friday, August 25, 2017.
  • James P. Devowe, 74, of Hesperia, died on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
  • Evelyn M. Holladay, 95, of Walkerville, died on Sunday, August 27, 2017.
  • Sharon Marie Dean, 78, of Hart, died on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
  • Helen May Marker, 93, of Mears, died on Monday, August 14, 2017.
  • Suzanne Louise Stoltz, 83, of Shelby, died on Monday, August 14, 2017.
  • William E. “Bill” Smith, 66, of Montague, died on Sunday, August 13, 2017.
  • Clara “Marian” A. Gary, 96, died on Monday, August 21, 2017.
  • Thomas A. Beyer, 62, of Shelby, died on August 17, 2017.
  • William E. “Bill” Smith, 66, died on Sunday, August 13, 2017.
  • Archie J. Staples, 91, of Mears, died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.
  • George A. Kuntz, 91, of Shelby, died on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
  • Elsie M. Dollaway, 84, of New Era, died on Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • Sandra M. Sheroky, 64, of Rothbury, died on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
  • Rica M. Fekken, 94, of New Era, died on Monday, July 24, 2017.
  • James “JC” Clyde Trussell, 90, of Hart, died on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Oceana County Medical Care Facility.
  • John E. Plummer, 91, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
  • Imagene I. Huston, 99, of New Era, died on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Oceana County Medical Care Facility in Hart.
  • Greg T. Brown, 63, of Muskegon, died on Monday, July 17, 2017.
  • Pauline A. “Polly” Lillie, 87, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.
  • Gerald L. “Jerry” Renkema, 55, of Hart, died on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
  • Ruth Wolting Prince, 64, of New Era, died on Monday, July 3, 2017.
  • Arthur Edward Gosselin, Jr., 94, died on Monday, July 3, 2017.
  • Ruth Elverna Webster Gee, 96, of Pentwater died on Sunday, July 16, 2017.
  • Norma Ann Oly, 71, of Pentwater, died on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

• Shannon Guzman, 35, of Mears, died on Saturday, June 3, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

• Keith Stone, 59, of Mears died on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

• May (Ann) Schmiedeknecht, 83, of New Era, died on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

• Peg Burdick, 84, of Montague, died on Friday, June 9, 2017. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

• Helen Jeanne Grondsma, 79, of Pentwater, died on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at her home.

• Gladys Elizabeth Pider, 80, of Hart, died on Friday, June 2, 2017, at her home.

• Tracy Jo Tate, 58, of Hart, died on Friday, June 2, 2017, at Morning Side AFC in Hart.

  • Carl Koch, 90, of Hart, died on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Louise Mae McCarty, 93, of Shelby, died on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Mercy Health Partners Lakeshore Campus in Shelby.
  • Nancy L. (Gowell) Meyer, 60, of Wyoming, Michigan and formerly of Shelby, died on Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • Lewis P. Rider, 102, of Shelby, died Thursday, May 11, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Alice Murdock, 90, of Hart, died Friday, May 5, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Vincent Thomas Kacynski, 93, of Hart, died on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Mercy Health Partners Lakeshore Campus in Shelby.
  • Theodore Harry Swanson, 67, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at home.
  • Edwin Dale Loomis, 79, of Mears, died on Monday, May 8, 2017, at home.
  • Deborah Adams, 68, of Shelby, died on Sunday, April 30, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Carol VanDuinen, 80, of New Era, died Friday, April 28, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.
  • Vernetta Eilers, 87, of New Era died April 30, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.
  • Marie Helene Sparks, Marie Sparks age 97, of Hart, died on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Cherry Blossom Manor in Hart. King Funeral Home, Ludington
  • Ryan Richard Walsworth, 50, of Mears died on February 13, 2017
  • Thelma Fletcher, 79, of Walkerville, died on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
  • Lorrene Donker, 88, of New Era died on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Melvin Brimmer, 78, of New Era, died Sunday, April 2, 2017. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • April Irene Routley, 64, of Hart, died on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Tendercare of Ludington.
  • Louis F. Czarny, 53, of Montague, died on Tuesday,March 28, 2017. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby
  • Susan Kay Wade, 71, formerly of Whitehall died on March 24, 2017 at Christian Care Assisted Living Manor in Muskegon.
  • Paula Duford, 67, of Hart, died on Friday, March 24, 2017. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ludington.
  • Patrick Lee Tariske, 76, of Hart, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
  • James Krajewski, 71, of Hart, died on Friday, March 10, 2017.
  • Donald L. Buchner, 82, of Hesperia, died on Friday, March 17, 2017.
  • Herald R. Rood, Sr., 72, of Shelby, died on Friday, March 17, 2017.
  • Gladys I. Crosby, 87, of Hart, died on Friday, March 17, 2017.
  • Glenn Allen Jacobs, 79, of Hart, died on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Spectrum Health-Ludington Hospital in Ludington. Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Evelyn Louise Powers, 99, of Hart, died on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Cherry Blossom Manor in Hart. Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Harry Carpenter, 90, of Shelby, died Friday, March 3, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby
  • Pauline “Polly” Werner Labiotka, 67, of Wyoming, Mich., and formerly of New Era, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby
  • Delmar Carl Kokx, 87, of Hart, died on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Tendercare of Ludington. Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Oscar J. Bruck, Jr., 79, of Shelby, died on Friday, March 3, 2017 at his home. Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.
  • Beverly A. Talsma, 82, of Sacramento, Cali. and formerly of Ferry Township, died Feb. 23, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Beverly Eilers, 72, of Montague, died Friday, February 17, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Mary Vannette, 88, of Stony Lake,  died Saturday, February 18, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Gertrude Mae Tipple, 85, of Lapeer, formerly Hart died Sunday, February 12, 2017.
  • Bryan Ockerman, 56, of Shelby, died Sunday, February 12, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Daniel Lee Crawford, 75, of Hart died on Wednesday February 8, 2017.
  • Elsie E. Heer, 95, of Hart, died on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Cherry Blossom Manor.
  • Leslie D. Reinsmith, 90, of New Era, died on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Oceana County Medical Care Facility in Hart.
  • John E. Reimer, 75, of Shelby, died Feb. 4, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Phila Mae Barnes, 89, New Era, died on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

  • Kenneth Albert Lindstrom, 89, Pentwater, died Saturday, February 4, 2017.

  • James Laverne Norwood, 73, of Hart, died on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

  • Douglas Delace Carrier, 80, Hesperia, died on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

  • Mari Conkle, 36, of Walkerville, died January 25, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Darlene Wierzchowski, 60, of Hesperia, died January 26, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Mary Van Loon, 98, of Whitehall, died January 26, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Dr. Kenneth Roland Butcher, 84, of Hart, died on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Oceana County Medical Care Facility in Hart.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
  • Thomas Patrick Reavey, 73, of St Louis, Missouri, and formerly of Shelby, died on Saturday January 14, 2017. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • William C. Saunders, Jr. 71, of Wyoming, Michigan and formerly of Mears, died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in Wyoming. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Carol Joyce (Trim) Peterson, Rothbury, died January 5, 2017.
  • David M. Eckholm, 65, of Hart, died Monday, January 9, 2017. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Mabel M. Parker, 98, of Montague, passed away Sat. January 7, 2017. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Isabel Garcia, 93, of New Era, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.
  • Wesley Glenn Strait, 76, of Hart, passed away January 2, 2017.  Arrangements by King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hart.

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