Obituaries

Choi Thi Tran

There will be a public visitation held 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes Holt/Delhi Chapel 2121 Cedar St., Holt, Michigan 48842.

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Paula L. Morton

There will be a private memorial service held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan.

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John Blanchard

John Blanchard

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022, at New Hope Church in East Lansing. His family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.

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Charles J. Foster

Charles Foster

A memorial service will be held at 10;00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022, at South Church in Lansing. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel University Charles J & Halen K. Foster Scholarship Fund.

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Mau T. Nguyen

The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2022, at St. Andrew Dung-Lac Catholic Church in Lansing.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 3-8 p.m.

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John Francis “Jack” Manion

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at St. Mary Cathedral. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Monday from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society.

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Homer Edwin “Ed” Purchis, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the First Presbyterian Church of Lansing. There will be a visitation held 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Lansing or Mystic Lake YMCA Camp.

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Gerald “Jerry” Houlehen

We will be celebrating his life Wednesday, May 18th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Reno’s East in East Lansing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Capital Area Humane Society

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Carlene Jean Howrani

Visitation with the family is at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Lansing, Friday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m., followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. Interment of ashes will be at the church’s memorial garden. A lunch in the Great Hall will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting donations be made to St. David’s Episcopal Church.

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Esther Jean Bennett

Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Haslett. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be given to: St. Luke Lutheran Church or Lutheran Hour Ministries.

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Kenneth J. Sindall

Kenneth Sindall

A service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lansing City Rescue Mission.

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James Allen Nobach

There will be a celebration of both Jim’s and his son Nicholas’ lives at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Burchfield Park in the Pine Knoll Pavilion. 

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My Ngoc Thi Nguyen

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at St. Andrew Dung-Lac Catholic Church, Lansing. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lansing. Her family will receive relatives and friends from 12-8 p.m. on Friday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

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Dianne L. Mitchell

Dianne Lee (Baker) Mitchell

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with visitation one hour prior to the funeral service.  Interment will follow in Delta Center Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

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Jettie Sue Haynes

Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Columbia Road Baptist Church, Mason. Interment will follow at North Aurelius Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lansing City Rescue Mission.

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Susan J. (Phillips) Keiffer

Susan’s Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. EDT at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the following causes: Capital Area Humane Society or The American Lung Association.

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Lucinda A. Sanchez

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Her family will receive relatives and friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home. Interment will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI.

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Shawna K. Smith

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2022, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, where military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army.  Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday.

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