Deaths 2023

The following deaths have been reported to Oceana County Press in 2023:

  • Joni Marie Rood, 36, of Shelby, died on Sunday, January 1, 2023.
  • Joseph Adrian Vanden Heuvel, 101, of Hart, died on Friday, January 6, 2023.
  • Gladys Pearl Lambrix, 92, formerly of Shelby, died on Saturday, January 7, 2023.
  • Maria Elena Lozano, 68, of Hart, died on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
  • Judy Darleen Fessenden, 80, formally of Shelby, died on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
  • Robert Novak, 87, of Hesperia, died on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at his home.
  • Juanita Joee Schultz, 97, of Shelby, died on Friday, January 27, 2023.
  • James Ralph Rininger, 80, of Hart, died on Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Michael Alberts, 77, of Hart, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
  • Joseph Anton Negele, 90, of Pentwater, died on Friday, February 3, 2023.
  • Leonard James Jastrzembski, 64, died on Friday, February 3, 2023.
  • Christopher Scott Eisenlohr, 56, of Pentwater, died on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
  • Catherine “Katie” Naghtin, 88, of Hart, died on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.
  • Mark McKelley, 73, of Silver Lake/Mears, died on Thursday, February 9, 2023.
  • Kenneth L. Miller, 100, of Pentwater, died on Monday, February 13, 2023.
  • John Robert Fletcher, 78, of Ludington, formerly of Hart, died on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
  • Kenneth Lloyd Miller, 100, of Pentwater, died on Monday, February 13, 2023.
  • Kenneth “Beach” Wayne Beachum, 92, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
  • Sharon A. Martin, 77, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
  • John Thomas Fredenburg, 75, of Rothbury, died on Thursday, February 16, 2023.
  • James “Jim” William Hughes, 83, of Hart, formally of Rothbury, died on Friday, February 17, 2023.
  • Raymond Dewyer, 68, of Fairbault, Minn., formerly of Pentwater, died on Friday, February 17, 2023.
  • Janice Lynn Gifford, 77, of Shelby, died on Friday, February 17, 2023.
  • Jack Allen Tate, 81, of Hart, died Sunday, February 19, 2023.
  • Brenda Claire Kieft, 78, of New Era, died on Sunday, February 19, 2023.
  • Stanley Joseph Gillish Jr., 79, of Rothbury, died on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
  • Michael VandeVoorde, 73, of Custer, died on Monday, February 27, 2023.
  • Sandra Gail Farber, 63, of Ferry Township, died on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
  • Edward Charles Sherman, Sr., 79, of Hart, died on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
  • Gerrett John Varenhorst, 43, of Hart, died on Thursday, March 2, 2023.
  • Robert Joseph Fillips, 81, of Hart, died on Sunday, March 5, 2023. 
  • Donna Jean Anita Hodges, 86, of Crystal Valley, died on March 5, 2023.
  • Hayley Marie Flanery, 26, of Holton, formerly of Hesperia, died on Sunday, March 5, 2023.
  • Lynnette Kay Voorheis, 74, of Pentwater, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.
  • Kevin Scott Smith, 55, of Whitehall, formally of Pentwater, died on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.
  • Frances Lucille Frank, 80, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
  • Mitchell Alvin Cosselman, 66, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
  • George Patrick Smith, 83, of Hesperia, died on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
  • Maxine “Boo Boo” Marie (Kiggins) Hamrick, 86, of Mears, died on Saturday, March 18, 2023
  • Barbara “Barb” Ruth Schuyler, 95, of Shelby, died on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
  • Rose Lynn Jones, 64, of Hart, died on Sunday, March 19, 2023.
  • John Earl Jobes, 62, of Hart, died on Sunday, March 19, 2023.
  • Donald Carrick, 84, of New Era, died on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
  • Herman Lee Scripter, 53, died on Saturday, April 1, 2023.
  • Frederick “Fred” Allen Holmes, 86, of Hesperia, died on Sunday, April 2, 2023.
  • Priscilla Jane White, 76, of Hart, died on Thursday, April 6, 2023.
  • Wilhelmina “ Billie ” Marie Deen, 84, of Stony Lake, died on April 7, 2023.
  • Doris M. Brown, 93, of Pentwater, died on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
  • Edith Mae “Kitty” Kokx, 96, of Pentwater, died on Sunday, April 9, 2023.
  • Sandra Jean “Sandi” Rininger, 81, of Hart, died on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.
  • Timothy “Tim” Allen Eitniear, 64, of Hesperia, died on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.
  • Rebecca Marlene Sterken, 56, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, April 12, 2023,
  • Michael Lynn Peters, 73, of Pentwater, died on Friday, April 14, 2023.
  • Walker Garrett Baum, 23, of Mears, died on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
  • Kelly Lee Parker, 74, of Hart, died on Sunday, April 23, 2023.
  • Robert (Bob) Ray McGhan, 81, of Shelby, died on Saturday, April 29, 2023.
  • Ronald “Ron” John Chapel, 79, of Ludington, formerly of Hart, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2023.
  • Gary Hunt Worton, 80, of Pentwater, died on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
  • Mark James Christiansen, 70, of Shelby, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2023.
  • George Peter Sadler, 65, of Pentwater, died on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
  • Frances Jane Buck, 92, of Pentwater, died on Sunday, May 14, 2023.
  • Joan Ruth Haiss, 80, of Pentwater, died on Sunday, May 14, 2023.
  • Barbara Jean Fessenden, 88, of New Era, died on May 16, 2023.
  • Robert Allen VandenHeuvel, 74, of Pentwater, died on Sunday, May 21, 2023.
  • Frederic Gerald Cisler, 76, of Pentwater, died on Friday, May 26, 2023.
  • Allan A. Kraley, 81, of Shelby, died on Friday, May 26, 2023.
  • Reyna Isabel Guijarro, 59, of Hart, died on Sunday, May 28, 2023.
  • Jeffrey Donn Streeter, 69, of Hesperia, died on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
  • Ellen Dora Prince, 91, of New Era, died on Thursday, June 1, 2023.
  • Brian William Bowen, 65, of Fremont, died on Friday, June 2, 2023.
  • Alice Marie Cunningham, 86, of Hart, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2023.
  • William Henry Benson, 72, of Hart, died on Sunday, June 4, 2023.
  • Bernice Mildred Aiken, 103, of Walkerville, died on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.
  • James “Jim” Henry Hodges, 88, died on Friday, June 9, 2023.
  • Norman Charles Schultz 81, of Rothbury, died on Monday, June 12, 2023.
  • Joseph ”Joe” Richard Veltman, 66, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.
  • Carol Lynn Lorenz, 61, of Hesperia, died on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.
  • David “Dave” Carl Richards, 76, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.
  • Leo Francis Terryn Jr., 73, of Silver Lake, died on Saturday, June 17, 2023.
  • Lawrence J. “Whitey” Busman, 90, of Ludington, formerly of Ravenna, died on Sunday, June 18, 2023.
  • Norma Jean Rasmussen, 89, of Whitehall, died on Monday, June 19, 2023.
  • Howard B. Kleeves, 84, died on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.
  • Mary Belle Hollis, 92, of Hart, died on Friday, June 23, 2023.
  • José Carmen Rosas Villegas, 47, of Hart, died on Sunday, June 25, 2023.
  • Grace Eileen Gray, 83, of Hart, died on Friday, July 7, 2023.
  • Ralph Allen Briese, 80, of Hesperia, died on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.
  • Gary Howard Veurink, 83, of Hart, passed away Monday, July 17, 2023.
  • Mary Alice Cozart, 96, of Pentwater, died on Tuesday, July 18, 2023.
  • Maria Delgado, 88, of Hart, died on Monday, July 24, 2023.
  • Sharla Jean VanderVen, 76, of Hiawassee, Ga., formerly of New Era, died on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.
  • Eugene Donald Lowery, 70, of Walkerville, died on Thursday July 27, 2023.
  • Michele Ann Goddard, 59, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.
  • Jeffrey Raynor Vanderweele, 73, of Rothbury, died on Thursday, August 3, 2023.
  • James Coleman Tanner, 98, formerly of Shelby, died on Saturday, August 5, 2023.
  • Kelly Dawn Parsons, 62, of Hart, died on Saturday, August 5, 2023.
  • Maryann Smith, 80, of Pentwater, died on Friday, August 18, 2023.
  • Rex Wiedman, 82, of Hart, died on Saturday, August 19, 2023.
  • Richard “Dick” Allen Johnson, Sr., 76, of Shelby, died on Monday August 21, 2023.
  • Beverley June Hansen, 93, of Hart, died on Sunday, August 20, 2023.
  • Margaret Louise Bromley, 80, of Hart, died on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.
  • Jane Mary Schultz, 65, of Shelby, died on Thursday, August 24, 2023.
  • Ruth Doris Alvesteffer, 88, of Hart, died on Monday, August 28, 2023.
  • Gary Lee Dean, 72, of Hart, died on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.
  • Bradley Dean Bozeman, 60, of Hesperia, died on Thursday, August 31,2023.
  • Carolyn Marie Resterhouse, 74, of Pentwater, died on Monday, September 4, 2023.
  • Bobbi Jo (Purdy) Barrett, 40, of Hesperia, died on Saturday, September 9, 2023.
  • Hailey Marie Mayse, 37, of Hart, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2023.
  • James Rollin Clark, 91, died on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
  • Clyde Carl Crawford, 67, of Hesperia, died on Thursday, September 14, 2023.
  • Norma Mae (Hoyer) Simon, 80, of New Era, died on Sunday, September 17, 2023.
  • Elvin George Curtis II, 94, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.
  • Johnny Dean Ingalls, 73, of Hesperia, died on Monday, September 19, 2022.
  • Esther Lavon VanNett, 101, died on Friday, September 22, 2023.
  • Robert William “Bob” Field, 64, of Shelby, died on Saturday, September 30, 2023.
  • Jeanette Wolting, 99, of New Era, died on Saturday, September 30, 2023.
  • Ronald Stuart Monczunski, 33, of Muskegon, died on Monday, October 2, 2023.
  • Arnold “Arnie” George Garrett, 90, of Pentwater, died on Saturday, October 7, 2023.
  • Cheryl Lee (Hasty) Bromley, 66, of Hart, died on Sunday, October 8, 2023.
  • Janice Ruth VandenHeuvel, 83, of Pentwater, died on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.
  • Richard Owen McCann, 66, of Hart, died on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.
  • Janet Marie Nass, 80, of Hart, died on Sunday, October 15, 2023.
  • Michael Duane Overla, 74, of Hesperia, died on Monday, October 16, 2023.
  • Clifford Wayne “Cliff” Prince, 94, of New Era, died on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.
  • Judith Ann “Judy” DeWitt, 85, of Hart, died on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.
  • Robert “Bob” William Pierce, 61, of Hart, died on Thursday, October 19, 2023.
  • Ines Perez Montelongo, 75, of Hart, died on Thursday, October 19, 2023.
  • Ralph Edwin Beggs, 93, formerly of Mears, died on Friday, October 20, 2023.
  • Shirley Louise Merrill, 81, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
  • Karen Ann (Rasmussen) Abbott, 81, of Hart, died on Thursday, October 26, 2023.
  • Richard Steven Bedran, 91, of Hart, died on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.
  • William Danny Barefoot, 76, died on October 31, 2023.
  • Rhodora Maxine Sloan, 92, of New Era, died on Friday, November 3, 2023.
  • Dee Ann Brubaker, 70, of Hesperia, died on Monday, November 6, 2023.
  • Shirley L. Oles, 77, of Hart, died on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.
  • Leta “Pete” May Mitteer, 92, of Hart, died on Thursday, November 9, 2023.
  • Gary Lee Lyman, 76, died on Sunday, November 12, 2023.
  • Terry Richard Kay, 76, of Rockford Illinois, formerly of Shelby, died on Sunday November 12, 2023.
  • John Francis Wade, 83, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
  • Debra Jean Presuhn, 65, of Hart, died on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
  • Jack Norman Snider, 82, of Mears, died on Friday, November 17, 2023.
  • Norris Neil Hallack, 96, of Shelby, died on Sunday, November 19, 2023.
  • Jack Ernest Wood, 83, of Hesperia, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2023.
  • Javier Pineda Navarro, 63, of Shelby, died on Thursday, November 23, 2023.
  • Audias Ezequiel Gonzalez Tomas, 20, of Shelby, died on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.
  • Rae Lynn Thompson, 76, of Rothbury, died on Thursday, November 30, 2023.
  • Richard Burton Page, 86, of Pentwater, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2023.
  • Doris Jean Stapel, 76, of Hesperia, died on Monday, December 4, 2023.
  • Veva Joy Herin, 103, of Hesperia, died on Monday, December 4, 2023.
  • Javier Borrego, 38, of Shelby, died on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.
  • Milton “Bud” Carl Olson Jr., 83, of Mears, died on Friday, December 8, 2023.
  • Daniel Cornelius “Dan” Van Heest, 63, of Rothbury, died on Saturday, December 9, 2023.
  • Lynda Lee Bennitt, 81, of Shelby, died on Sunday, December 10, 2023.
  • Alfred “Al” Loren Bouda, 87, of Pentwater, died on Monday, December 11, 2023.
  • Marie Elaine Ackerberg, 77, of Hesperia, died on Monday, December 11, 2023.
  • Eileen Ruth Griffis, 89, of Pentwater, died on Sunday, December 17, 2023.
  • William “Bill” Richard Koch, 87, of Norton Shores, formerly of Hart, died on Saturday, December 23, 2023.
  • Sharon Bell Shaw, 76, of Kalamazoo, formally of Pentwater, died on Sunday, December 24, 2023.
  • Nancy Kay Dukes, 86, of Shelby, died on Sunday, December 24, 2023.
  • Odelia Munoz Ramirez, 66, of Shelby, died on Saturday, December 30, 2023.

Updated Jan. 3, 2024

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